Yoga & Pilates Workshops

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Introduction to Tai Chi

May 31 – July 5

Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00PM

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise system that uses slow, smooth, body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind.  Commonly referred to as “meditation in motion”, Tai Chi is characterized by methodically slow, continuous and circular movements designed to stretch the body, promote balance and reduce stress.  Participants are encouraged to move only within their level of comfort to ensure safety while practicing Tai Chi.  Other benefits of Tai Chi include improved posture and coordination.  The movements are coordinated with deep breathing which promote concentration and focus which helps people be “in the moment” while practicing Tai Chi.  Many have reported a feeling of relaxation and calm as a result of practicing Tai Chi.

 

Guest Instructor: Sharif Zyhier

Sharif Zyhier is a Board Certified Tai Chi instructor registered with the Tai Chi for Health Institute.  His certifications are in Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Tai Chi for Rehabilitation and Sitting Tai Chi.  Sharif enjoys teaching Tai Chi to students of all ages.  His style of teaching is gentle and relaxing.  He teaches a system of postures and movements while weaving in Tai Chi principles to foster a better understanding of the art of Tai Chi.

 

Program Cost

Member: $60

Non-Member: $75

Drop In

Member: $15

Non-Member: $20

Register

Tai Chi

August 2 – September 6

Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00PM

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise system that uses slow, smooth, body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind.  Commonly referred to as “meditation in motion”, Tai Chi is characterized by methodically slow, continuous and circular movements designed to stretch the body, promote balance and reduce stress.  Participants are encouraged to move only within their level of comfort to ensure safety while practicing Tai Chi.  Other benefits of Tai Chi include improved posture and coordination.  The movements are coordinated with deep breathing which promote concentration and focus which helps people be “in the moment” while practicing Tai Chi.  Many have reported a feeling of relaxation and calm as a result of practicing Tai Chi.

 

Guest Instructor: Sharif Zyhier

Sharif Zyhier is a Board Certified Tai Chi instructor registered with the Tai Chi for Health Institute.  His certifications are in Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Tai Chi for Rehabilitation and Sitting Tai Chi.  Sharif enjoys teaching Tai Chi to students of all ages.  His style of teaching is gentle and relaxing.  He teaches a system of postures and movements while weaving in Tai Chi principles to foster a better understanding of the art of Tai Chi.

 

Program Cost

Member: $60

Non-Member: $75

Drop In

Member: $15

Non-Member: $20

Core Training Pilates Studio

See our group exercise schedule for descriptions and more information on our Pilates classes.

Interested in trying out a Pilates Class? Members, your first Pilates Classes is FREE for first time participants.  So come try it today! Class size is limited and sign up is required at the front desk.

Community Yoga

Every Friday

5:00 - 6:00 PM

FREE and open to the public. This introductory class focuses on basic poses that stretch and strengthen our bodies. All levels of practitioners are welcome, however, emphasis will be placed on the novice student.

For additional information about Live Well Yoga & Pilates please contact Marissa Watson, Group Exercise Supervisor at 724.250.6209 or mwatson@whs.org.