• Sessions: 12
    Class Date(s): 05-24-2021 to 07-07-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday & Wednesday
    Time: 09:00 AM → 10:00 AM
    Instructor: Ilene Dunn
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Zoom

    Would you like to improve your balance and posture? Try Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance. Learn and practice eight balance-challenging forms adapted from Yang style tai chi that we perform in a slow, flowing manner, coordinated with natural breathing. Improve your coordination, body awareness, lower body strength, and range of motion in this... read more
    Would you like to improve your balance and posture? Try Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance. Learn and practice eight balance-challenging forms adapted from Yang style tai chi that we perform in a slow, flowing manner, coordinated with natural breathing. Improve your coordination, body awareness, lower body strength, and range of motion in this evidence-based program. No class 5/31 and 7/5.  Limited enrollment.  Ilene Dunn is a certified personal trainer, specializing in senior fitness and the maintenance of strength, balance, and an active lifestyle. She holds certifications as a yoga instructor at 500 hours, Athletics and Fitness Association of America personal trainer, and A Matter of Balance master trainer. In addition, she is certified in Tai Chi Quan, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention, and Tai Chi for Heart Conditions; she is also a trained instructor in Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance.
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  • Sessions: 16
    Class Date(s): 07-12-2021 to 09-01-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday & Wednesday
    Time: 09:00 AM → 10:00 AM
    Instructor: Ilene Dunn
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Zoom

    Would you like to improve your balance and posture? Try Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance. Learn and practice eight balance-challenging forms adapted from Yang style tai chi that we perform in a slow, flowing manner, coordinated with natural breathing. Improve your coordination, body awareness, lower body strength, and range of motion in this... read more
    Would you like to improve your balance and posture? Try Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance. Learn and practice eight balance-challenging forms adapted from Yang style tai chi that we perform in a slow, flowing manner, coordinated with natural breathing. Improve your coordination, body awareness, lower body strength, and range of motion in this evidence-based program. Limited enrollment.  Ilene Dunn is a certified personal trainer, specializing in senior fitness and the maintenance of strength, balance, and an active lifestyle. She holds certifications as a yoga instructor at 500 hours, Athletics and Fitness Association of America personal trainer, and A Matter of Balance master trainer. In addition, she is certified in Tai Chi Quan, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention, and Tai Chi for Heart Conditions; she is also a trained instructor in Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance.
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  • Sessions: 12
    Class Date(s): 05-25-2021 to 07-01-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday & Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Ilene Dunn
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Zoom

    Are you interested in improving your balance and/or reducing joint pain through gentle movement? Recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and the National Council on Aging, this evidence-based class has been shown to ease joint pain and improve balance. The class was developed by Dr. Paul Lam and is based on Sun style tai chi. Basic principles of tai chi are... read more
    Are you interested in improving your balance and/or reducing joint pain through gentle movement? Recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and the National Council on Aging, this evidence-based class has been shown to ease joint pain and improve balance. The class was developed by Dr. Paul Lam and is based on Sun style tai chi. Basic principles of tai chi are incorporated into the class to leave you feeling calm, relaxed, and well. Limited enrollment. Ilene Dunn is a certified personal trainer, specializing in senior fitness and the maintenance of strength, balance, and an active lifestyle. She holds certifications as a yoga instructor at 500 hours, Athletics and Fitness Association of America personal trainer, and A Matter of Balance master trainer. In addition, she is certified in Tai Chi Quan, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention, and Tai Chi for Heart Conditions; she is also a trained instructor in Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance.
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  • Sessions: 16
    Class Date(s): 07-06-2021 to 08-26-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday & Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Ilene Dunn
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Zoom

    Are you interested in improving your balance and/or reducing joint pain through gentle movement? Recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and the National Council on Aging, this evidence-based class has been shown to ease joint pain and improve balance. The class was developed by Dr. Paul Lam and is based on Sun style tai chi. Basic principles of tai chi are... read more
    Are you interested in improving your balance and/or reducing joint pain through gentle movement? Recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and the National Council on Aging, this evidence-based class has been shown to ease joint pain and improve balance. The class was developed by Dr. Paul Lam and is based on Sun style tai chi. Basic principles of tai chi are incorporated into the class to leave you feeling calm, relaxed, and well. Limited enrollment. Ilene Dunn is a certified personal trainer, specializing in senior fitness and the maintenance of strength, balance, and an active lifestyle. She holds certifications as a yoga instructor at 500 hours, Athletics and Fitness Association of America personal trainer, and A Matter of Balance master trainer. In addition, she is certified in Tai Chi Quan, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention, and Tai Chi for Heart Conditions; she is also a trained instructor in Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance.
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 06-17-2021 to 06-24-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM → 02:15 PM
    Instructor: Gloria Drayer
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Zoom

    New Mexico summers get hot, but yoga can help cool us. By staying attuned to body, breath, and mind, yoga can naturally reduce body temperature. When we are not mindful of excessive heat or maintaining an adequate intake of water, our bodies can heat up to inconvenient levels. Learn how to use specific yoga poses and breathing techniques to lower the body... read more
    New Mexico summers get hot, but yoga can help cool us. By staying attuned to body, breath, and mind, yoga can naturally reduce body temperature. When we are not mindful of excessive heat or maintaining an adequate intake of water, our bodies can heat up to inconvenient levels. Learn how to use specific yoga poses and breathing techniques to lower the body temperature and how to use meditation to help relax an overheated mind. No prior yoga experience necessary. Gloria Drayer holds a 500-hour Kripalu yoga certification and has nearly 30 years of experience teaching yoga. Her sessions are given in a non-competitive environment where participants are encouraged to engage at a healthful and enjoyable level. Her workshops, including those dealing with life-altering topics such as grief, insomnia, osteoporosis, and back care, are held around the country. She is co-author of the book Yoga and Grief: A Compassionate Journey Toward Healing.
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 06-22-2021 to 07-06-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM → 02:00 PM
    Instructor: Marcia Pincus
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Zoom

    Note: This is a livestream class via Zoom. The Qigong Taoist Water Method is a 3000-year-old practice developed by Lao Tzu, the Chinese philosopher and author of the Tao Te Ching. This qigong method emphasizes softness and specific body movements to increase the qi flows within the body and to age gracefully. Learn basic qigong movements to increase qi... read more
    Note: This is a livestream class via Zoom. The Qigong Taoist Water Method is a 3000-year-old practice developed by Lao Tzu, the Chinese philosopher and author of the Tao Te Ching. This qigong method emphasizes softness and specific body movements to increase the qi flows within the body and to age gracefully. Learn basic qigong movements to increase qi flow and the circulation of fluids in the body, including around the joints. Please have a yoga mat to stand on if you have one. Limited enrollment. Marcia Pincus has been practicing Chinese martial arts for nearly 35 years. Her practices have included kung fu, tai chi, qigong, and bagua. For the last decade, she has practiced and taught the Qigong Taoist Water Method. She has taught qigong for the City of Albuquerque and the Chinese Culture Center. She is a certified Energy Arts instructor, and she holds degrees in geology and engineering with a specialty in environmental engineering.
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 07-20-2021 to 07-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM → 02:15 PM
    Instructor: Gloria Drayer
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Zoom

    Do you have difficulty falling and staying asleep at night or feeling rested in the morning? Yoga can help. Gentle yoga before bed can ease your mind and reduce tension. Learn some simple yoga and breathing techniques to help you sleep better. Bring your yoga mat or a blanket for this two-session class, as we will be lying down to practice several of these... read more
    Do you have difficulty falling and staying asleep at night or feeling rested in the morning? Yoga can help. Gentle yoga before bed can ease your mind and reduce tension. Learn some simple yoga and breathing techniques to help you sleep better. Bring your yoga mat or a blanket for this two-session class, as we will be lying down to practice several of these techniques. Seated variations available. Limited enrollment. Gloria Drayer holds a 500-hour Kripalu yoga certification and has nearly 30 years of experience teaching yoga. Her sessions are given in a non-competitive environment where participants are encouraged to engage at a healthful and enjoyable level. Her workshops, including those dealing with life-altering topics such as grief, insomnia, osteoporosis, and back care, are held around the country. She is co-author of the book Yoga and Grief: A Compassionate Journey Toward Healing.
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 08-06-2021 to 08-20-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 09:00 AM → 10:00 AM
    Instructor: Cindy Russell
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Zoom

    Deep breathing and gentle stretching greatly improve the body's ability to relax. Join us for an end of the week practice focused on posture, strategic breathing techniques (e.g., abdomino-diaphragmatic or "belly" breathing), and a blend of stretching techniques, including modified yoga poses. We gently stretch from either a standing or seated position (no... read more
    Deep breathing and gentle stretching greatly improve the body's ability to relax. Join us for an end of the week practice focused on posture, strategic breathing techniques (e.g., abdomino-diaphragmatic or "belly" breathing), and a blend of stretching techniques, including modified yoga poses. We gently stretch from either a standing or seated position (no floor work). The final component of this practice is a brief visual meditation and individual relaxation/meditation. Limited enrollment.  Cindy Russell followed her love of physical activity to become a personal trainer after many years in business and finance. As a senior fitness and fall prevention specialist, she has been able to follow her passion: working with older adults and assisting them towards their desires to live healthy lives. She has a BA in human and community services and is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, an ACE Certified Group Instructor, a health coach, and a senior fitness specialist.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-19-2021 to 08-19-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:00 AM → 10:00 AM
    Instructor: Ellen Tatge
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Zoom

    Have you wondered what tai chi chih is and why it is so widely recommended, particularly for better balance, mental focus, and its calming effects? Tai chi chih is a modern form of tai chi that is easy to learn and practice. In this one-session class, practice several movements and learn the principles behind the practice. Even a short taste of this moving... read more
    Have you wondered what tai chi chih is and why it is so widely recommended, particularly for better balance, mental focus, and its calming effects? Tai chi chih is a modern form of tai chi that is easy to learn and practice. In this one-session class, practice several movements and learn the principles behind the practice. Even a short taste of this moving meditation is a useful tool to enhance health and well-being. Limited enrollment.  Ellen Tatge is known for her kind and gentle teaching of this life-enhancing practice. A former high school teacher and then a corporate trainer, she is a certified instructor and has been practicing and teaching tai chi chih for more than 25 years, including many courses for older adults. Tatge takes great joy in sharing this effort that develops balance in all aspects of our lives and maximizes our most precious gift: good health.
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