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Wellness Courses and Fitness

WELCOME TO YOGA – BEGINNER KRIPALU YOGA
CRN# 11259
CFP 819-51
Thursdays, January 24 – February 14
6-7:15 p.m.

Fee: $55
This is a calming, stress-relieving beginner yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body. Asanas will be introduced and practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail. This course is taught by Mary Clare O’Connor, owner of Yoga Bliss on the Blvd. in Schenectady, who has been studying yoga on and off the mat for close to a decade and earned her 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teachers Certification in July 2011. Click here to register.

INTRO TO IAIDO
CRN# 11606
CFP 803-51
Mondays, February 4 – March 11
5:30-6:45 p.m.

Fee: $75
This course will be taught at the YWCA, located at 44 Washington Ave., Schenectady, N.Y., 12305.
Students, ages 18 and older, will learn about and practice Iaido, a modern non-combative physical and mental discipline based on the proficient use of the traditional Japanese (Samurai) sword. Students will hone their martial acuity through Zanshin (a state of awareness – of relaxed alertness). Students are asked to wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. This course is taught by Suzanne Rancourt, a 3rd degree black belt and a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. and the United States Army, who has 18+ years of teaching and training experience. Click here to register.

AIKIDO FOR ADULTS AND TEENS
Section #1:
CRN# 10909
CFP 800-51
Thursdays, February 7 – March 14
7-8:15 p.m.

Fee: $75

Section #2:
CRN# 10910
CFP 800-52
Thursdays, March 28 – May 2
7-8:15 p.m.

Fee: $75
This course will be taught at the YWCA, located at 44 Washington Ave., Schenectady, N.Y., 12305.
Students, ages 14 and older, will practice Hombu style Aikido, which strengthens the body, mind and spirit. Aikido uses blending and redirecting techniques, Jujutsu joint locks and boxing elements that keep this martial art applicable for all individuals. Aikido promotes self-defense, flexibility, strength building and coordination. Students are asked to wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. This course is taught by Yamakawa Dojo’s Head Instructor, Suzanne Rancourt. Ms. Rancourt is Sandan AUSKF, Nidan Kano Aiki, and Nidan (U.S. Aikido Federation) with 18 + years of teaching and training experience. Sensei Rancourt is a USMC and USA veteran and teaches the course in accordance with the United States Aikido Federation. Yamakawa Dojo continues to use Aikido and Iaido in a holistic (MBSR) manner supporting PTSD and special needs of the students. It is a diverse Dojo welcoming people regardless of race, religion, age, size, and orientation. Click here to register.

INTRO TO MODERN DANCE
CRN# 11835
CFP 742-51
Wednesdays, February 13 – May 8
7-8:15 p.m.

Fee: $100
No class March 20.
Modern dance is a broad catch phrase that usually describes the mixing of various dance idioms together: ballet, jazz, theater and classical modern dance styles. In this class students will learn about and practice modern dancing each week. This class is taught by Beth Jacobs, who has taught Ballet and Modern Dance at the Albany/Berkshire Ballet School (Albany and Pittsfield) and the Stardom Studio (Troy). She has studied most idioms of modern dance and postmodern dance, studied at the San Francisco Ballet and performed with professional NYC companies. She has also appeared in many productions throughout the Albany and Pittsfield areas. Click here to register.

INTRO TO HORSEBACK RIDING FOR ADULTS
Section #1:

CRN# 11643
CFP 813-52
Wednesdays, February 20 – March 27
4-5 p.m.

Fee: $195

Section #2:
CRN# 11643
CFP 813-52
Wednesdays, April 10 – May 15
4-5 p.m.

Fee: $195
This course will be taught at the New Horizons Stables, located at 586 Pearse Road, Schenectady, N.Y., 12309.
Students, ages 16 years and older, will have an opportunity to take introductory level riding lessons that allow them to bond with their horse and focus on proper technique and safety. Riders will be grouped according to riding ability with no experience necessary. Students are asked to wear boots or shoes with a heel, appropriate riding attire such as jeans or comfortable pants and no loose clothing. Riding helmets will be provided but students are welcome to bring their own. Students will ride in one of the Capital District’s largest indoor arenas - the New Horizons Stables. Class size is limited. Click here to register.