Tai Chi/ Qigong ~ This class will draw from ancient traditions and make it relevant to modern life – focusing on healing, growth, opening, connecting, working towards embodied wholeness and relaxation, while feeling grounded and centered. Tai Chi forms are also taught in this class. This gentle practice of physical conditioning is an exquisite choreography of flowing standing postures. Qigong fosters balance, awareness, and grace through meditation in motion, with an emphasis on body alignment. Soft and deliberate movements foster sound body and mind, boosts the immune system and creates a more focused and relaxed state of mind. Beginners – no experience required! Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Pre-registration required. Check our calendar for the next class.
Cost ~ $10 or 6-weeks for $50
Wednesdays – Beginner Class | – 6:00 – 7:00 PM with Michelle Grassi Zemba
A few fun forms of gentle movement are Tai Chi exercise and Qigong exercises. Anyone can learn Tai Chi or Qigong and the Tai Chi moves and Qigong techniques are slow and graceful so Qigong and Tai Chi for beginners are very easy. Tai Chi benefits and Qigong benefits are design for optimum health. The history of Tai Chi is that it was created as a martial art form. The Qigong repetition helps with Qigong meditation. Both Tai Chi and Qigong breathing are very important.
Yoga is a practice that combines exercise, breath and meditation to help you achieve increased flexibility and strength, as well as enhanced relaxation and centeredness. Yoga can help increase fitness, reduce stress, and alleviate anxiety, as well as increase ease of movement, decrease pain from headaches, arthritis, and injuries. In general, yoga students move and stretch their bodies in a series of sitting, lying or standing poses, or postures. New to Yoga? We recommend you start with a gentle or beginner’s class. These are on-going classes – pre-registration recommended.
Mondays – Beginner’s Yoga Class | Evenings ~ 6:45 – 8:00 PM with Heidi MacEwen
Thursdays – Beginner’s Yoga Class | Evenings ~ 5:45 – 7:00 PM with Cheryl Whalen
All Yoga classes $15 drop-in or 5-weeks $65 **
1st class drop-in only $10:**if class series card is purchased at the time of 1st class save $15 (class card w/ same instructor)
There are many different types of Yoga however Yoga for beginners appears to be the most popular in this establishment. The Yoga poses are minimally challenging and the Yoga benefits are amazing including increased flexibility, stress reduction, injury rehab, core strengthening and even Yoga weight loss.
Another fun class is Belly Dancing. Belly Dancing history is rooted in Asia and the Belly Dancing music and Belly Dancing clothes are Middle Eastern. Belly Dancing steps are entertaining and Belly Dancing benefits are numerous including Belly Dancing weight loss. We also offer other holistic alternative therapies to clients in the Chicopee and Greater Springfield area of Western Mass.
To contact us or schedule an appointment call (413) 592-2828