Body Groove is a simple easy form of movement (dance) exercise that anyone can do. Most importantly, you do not need any dance experience to take this class. This fun free-style dance allows one to be creative in their movement – you can’t get it wrong! The instructor, Debee will lead you throughout the class and you’ll simply create your own style… promise – it’ll be FUNtastic!!!
This class is for anyone who wants to find their groove, exercise without boredom, and bring some fun back into their lives! Join in on this enjoyable, simple, stress-free and relaxing class…limited space – must register for each class.
Wednesdays ~ 7:15 – 8:05 PM with Debee Boulanger (come a little earlier to warm up with a few Tai Chi moves)
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 recommended.
Seasonal Workshops TBA 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
All Yoga classes with Heidi $15 drop-in or 5-weeks $65 **
Thursdays – Beginner’s Yoga Class | Evenings ~ 5:45 – 7:00 PM with Cindy Senk
All Yoga classes with Cindy $12 drop-in
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)
Note: 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.
We also offer other holistic alternative therapies to clients in the Chicopee and Greater Springfield area of Western Mass.
Abundant Wellness Center 94 CHICOPEE ST., RTE #116, CHICOPEE, MA 01013 To contact us or schedule an appointment CALL (413) 592-2828 or EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org