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Wellness Courses and Fitness

Intro to Belly Dance

CRN# 11095                                 Mondays, January 2-23
CFP 807-51                                   7-8 p.m.                                                                                                                        Fee: $55

This course will be taught at Yoga Bliss, located at 140 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, NY

Belly dance is a celebration of the body through movement. Students in this class will learn the basic moves used in belly dance. They will learn how to combine, layer and transition through the moves as well as choreography. The sensual movements will flow naturally through your body when you surrender to the music. This course is taught by Sarah Best, who has been dancing Tribal Fusion belly dance since 2007. She has trained and performed with belly dance superstar Petite Jamila and has been teaching this form of dance since 2010. Click here to register.

 

Sweet Soul Power Flow

CRN# 11265                                 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, January 2-31
CFP 816-51                                   6:30-7:30 p.m.                                                                Any 4 classes - Fee: $55

CRN# 11266                                 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, January 2-31
CFP 816-52                                   6:30-7:30 p.m.                                                                Any 6 classes - Fee: $75

CRN# 11267                                 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, January 2-31
CFP 816-53                                   6:30-7:30 p.m.                                                         Any 12 classes - Fee: $120

This course will be taught at Yoga Bliss, located at 140 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, NY

Turn Your New Year’s Resolution into action! Wake up your athletic inner yogi with energetic vinuasa flows and challenging athletic elements. This class will develop strength while connecting movement to breath. Through this practice, you will find improved balance, flexibility and stamina. The emphasis is to go with the flow while pushing the body and mind to health and vitality. Some yoga experience is recommended. This course is taught by Shelby Moszkowicz, who has completed her 200 hour Vinyasa training through Styles Yoga and has taught more than 500 classes over the past year. Click here to register.

 

Yin Yoga

CRN# 11102                                 Wednesdays, January 4-25
CFP 810-51                                   5:30 – 6:45 p.m.                                                                                                   Fee: $55

CRN# 11263                                 Wednesdays, February 7-28
CFP 810-52                                   5:30 – 6:45 p.m.                                                                                                   Fee: $55

This course will be taught at Yoga Bliss, located at 140 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, NY

In Yin Yoga we will target the connective tissues, such as ligaments and fascia, along with the energetic systems of the body, bringing the body into balance and increasing its natural range of motion. Most poses are done while seated or lying down and are held in stillness for 3-5 minutes or more. This practice will leave you feeling refreshed, renewed and restored. This course is taught by Kathleen McDermott. Ms. McDermott completed the Chair Yoga Mountain Series with Lakshmi Voelker at the Kripalu School of Yoga and Health in 2006 and completed the Restorative Yoga Certification in 2011. She has over 1500 hours of teaching experience. Click here to register.

 

Baby and Mommy Yoga

CRN# 11268                                 Fridays, January 6-27
CFP 817-01                                   9:30-10:30 a.m.                                                                                                   Fee: $55

This course will be taught at Yoga Bliss, located at 140 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, NY

This class will gently and gradually strengthen your body while exploring ways to stimulate your baby’s basic motor skills and vision. This practice will support core alignment and strengthen abdominal muscles and pelvic floor. Breathe, relax and play while learning to appreciate and love your body in this new phase of life. The benefits of yoga include support for your changing body, connecting breath with thoughts and emotions, skills to relax your mind and connecting with other moms. This course is taught by Kathleen McDermott. Ms. McDermott completed the Chair Yoga Mountain Series with Lakshmi Voelker at the Kripalu School of Yoga and Health in 2006 and completed the Restorative Yoga Certification in 2011. She has more than 1,500 hours of teaching experience. Click here to register.

 

Yin Restorative Workshop

CRN# 11103                                 Friday, January 20
CFP 811-51                                   7-9 p.m.                                                                                                                        Fee: $20

CRN# 11264                                 Friday, February 17
CFP 811-52                                   7-9 p.m.                                                                                                                        Fee: $20

This course will be taught at Yoga Bliss, located at 140 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, NY

This workshop is a blend of soft, longer held floor Yin poses and supportive Restorative poses. Come enjoy a sense of ease and surrender as your breath allows gravity to gently open muscles, fascia and ligaments. After each Yin pose, relax in a restorative pose that allows you to take the sensations of nourishing into your joints. This is a relaxed class with a gentle flowing breath. Students are asked to wear comfortable clothing. This course is taught by Kathleen McDermott. Ms. McDermott completed the Chair Yoga Mountain Series with Lakshmi Voelker at the Kripalu School of Yoga and Health in 2006 and completed the Restorative Yoga Certification in 2011. She has more than 1,500 hours of teaching experience.  Click here to register.

 

Kripalu Yoga for Beginners

Schenectady Campus
CRN# 11259                                 Saturdays, January 21-February 11
CFP 819-51                                   9-10:30 am.                                                                                                             Fee: $55

*CRN# 11260                              Sundays, January 8-29
CFP 819-52                                   3:30-5 p.m.                                                                                                               Fee: $55

*CRN# 11261                              Sundays, February 5-26
CFP 819-53                                   3:30-5 p.m.                                                                                                               Fee: $55

*CRN# 11262                              Sundays, March 5-26
CFP 819-54                                   3:30-5 p.m.                                                                                                               Fee: $55

*Sections 52, 53 and 54 will be taught at Yoga Bliss, located at 140 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, NY

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. She 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.

 

New Moon Chakra Dance

CRN# 11269                                 Friday, January 27
CFP 818-51                                   7-8:30 p.m.                                                                                                               Fee: $15

CRN# 11270                                 Friday, February 24
CFP 818-52                                   7-8:30 p.m.                                                                                                               Fee: $15

CRN# 11271                                 Friday, March 24
CFP 818-53                                   7-8:30 p.m.                                                                                                               Fee: $15

This course will be taught at Yoga Bliss, located at 140 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, NY

The dark of the moon is the perfect time to journey inward. Through movement, sound and dance we allow ourselves to simply be present in the body. Music invokes the journey as we travel through the elements of earth, fire, water and air. We trust in the wisdom inherent in our physical bodies and allow movement to originate from within, without concern for formal dance moves or appearances. It is a joyful interior dance of love and harmony. This is a moving meditation to nourish the heart and spark the imagination. No dance experience required. This course is taught by Mary Clare O’Connor, owner of Yoga Bliss on the Blvd. in Schenectady. She 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.

 

Aikido for Adults

CRN# 10909                                 Thursdays, February 2-March 9
CFP 800-51                                   7-8:15 p.m.                                                                                                               Fee: $75

CRN# 10910                                 Thursdays, March 23-April 27
CFP 800-52                                   7-8:15 p.m.                                                                                                               Fee: $75

Students ages 14 years of age 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. This course is taught by Yamakawa Dojo’s Head Instructor, Walter Alston, and Sempai, Suzanne Rancourt. Mr. Alston holds a 4th degree black belt (US Aikido Federation). With more than 25 years of Aikido training, Mr. Alston brings elements of boxing, jujitsu, and mixed martial arts to his Aikido in a mindful manner. Ms. Rancourt is a 1st degree black belt (U.S. Aikido Federation) and a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. She has more than 15 years of teaching and training experience. They will teach the course in accordance with the United States Aikido Federation. Click here to register.

 

Intro to Horseback Riding for Adults

CRN# 11256                                 Wednesdays, February 22-March 29
CFP 813-51                                   4-5 p.m.                                                                                                                   Fee: $185

CRN# 11257                                 Wednesdays, April 5-May 10
CFP 813-52                                   4-5 p.m.                                                                                                                   Fee: $185

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 lose clothing. Riding helmets will be provided to all students 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, located at 586 Pearse Road in Schenectady. Class size is limited. Click here to register.

 

Wellness Lifestyle Change Workshop

CRN# 11305                                 Tuesdays/Thursdays, January 17-19
CFP 731-51                                   5:30-7 p.m.                                                                                                               Fee: $55

Tired of dieting? Confused by the overload of weight loss and health-related information? Or are you simply looking to improve the health of yourself and your family? Students will gain the essential knowledge, skill and tools for making healthy, lasting changes in their lives and their families. Topics include reading nutrition labels, learning about organic and GMO food and finding the drive and inspiration to exercise. This course is taught by Ariffa Bevin, owner of Revival Health Coaching. Ms. Bevin is also a certified Health Coach through the American Council on Exercise. Click here to register.