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TAI CHI for HEALTH with Rosann Scalise
7 - WEEK CLASS (Two Series Sessions)

2017 Winter Series: Jan 5 Feb 16 (7 weeks)

Beginners : Thursdays, 9:20 AM - 10:05 AM
Fee: Each Series, $53 members / $63 non-members

Intermediates: Thursdays, 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
Fee: Each Series, $70 members / $84 non-members

Location: MVCA Gallery

Tai Chi, a form of exercise developed in ancient China, has been demonstrated to have a powerful effect on health. Known for its slow, fluid movements, the central premise in Tai Chi is to integrate the mind and body. It has been shown to promote balance, flexibility, muscular strength and cardiovascular fitness, as well as increased levels of psychological well-being and reduction of anxiety and stress.

Tai Chi is accessible to most everyone, even those who may be wheelchair bound. One of its appealing attributes is that you never get down on the floor. The movements are all performed standing, or seated, for those who may have mobile impairment.

In addition to the Tai Chi, this class will incorporate the practice of Qigong, utilizing a variety of breathing and meditative exercises to strengthen (qi), the life energy within you. The gentle rhythmic movements of Qigong promote increased vitality, build stamina, reduce stress, enhance the immune system and improve functions such as cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive.

Instructor: Rosann Scalise, M.Ed., is a certified Tai Chi Instructor through the Tai Chi for Health Institute, a world-wide Tai Chi organization developed by family physician and renowned Tai Chi expert, Dr. Paul Lam. She has been teaching Tai Chi for five years.

Register: Stop in, call MVCA at 315.823.0808,
e-mail: director@mohawkvalleyarts.org


Participants may join at any time.

Day/Time: Tuesday, 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Dates: Classes are on-going through Dec. 20, 2016
Class will break January through February, resuming in March.

Location: MVCA Gallery

Mindfulness meditation is a practice designed to focus one’s attention on the present moment, fostering greater clarity in life, which in turn, helps one make changes that enhance health and quality of life. It has been scientifically shown to reduce stress, increase positive emotions and attentive abilities, improve immune function, and deepen the qualities of empathy, inner calm and patience.

Some of the topics included:
•  How to work with a “chattering mind”; learning to befriend thoughts and feelings, rather than being pulled around by them.
•  How to work with the breath to focus one’s attention and deepen relaxation.
•  How to work with difficult emotions, such as fear, anger, and sadness

Instructor: Rosann Scalise, M.Ed. has been a meditation practitioner for over 25 years and has been teaching meditation for ten years.

Fee: $10 members / $11 non-members

Register: Stop in, call MVCA at 315.823.0808,
e-mail: director@mohawkvalleyarts.org

“SALSA DANCING” with Yulia and Sergio
2017 Winter Series: Jan 9 Feb 13 (6 weeks)

Dates: Jan 9 - Feb 13
Location: MVCA Gallery

Beginners: Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Price Per Class: $15 members; $18 non-members

Intermediates: Mondays, 7:15 - 8:15 PM
Price Per Class: $15 members; $18 non-members

Price break for both classes: $25 members; $30 non-members

The course will be taught by Sergio Arbustini and Yulia Levkovich. Both Sergio and Yulia have been dancing since they were young children. Their positive, upbeat approach to dancing is contagious!

Students need to be at least 18 years of age. The classes are intended to provide you with the confidence you need to build your first steps as a salsa dancer.

The class will cover basic steps: side steps, left and right turns, cross body leads, Suzy Q’s, etc. The class will prepare students for the next stages of dancing which will incorporate more salsa moves.

Register: Stop in, call MVCA at 315.823.0808, e-mail: director@mohawkvalleyarts.org