Wellness

Spring 2020 Community Education Courses

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Wellness Courses and Fitness

FELDENKRAIS METHOD
Wednesdays, January 22 – February 19
7-8 p.m.

CRN# 11075
CFP 615-51
Fee: $100
Instructor: Norman Thibodeau
Through gentle movement and guided awareness, the Feldenkrais Method can enhance coordination, performance, and overall physical comfort. Because the classes purposely make use of our nervous system’s natural ability to refine itself, Feldenkrais can help us unlearn bad habits we’ve acquired over time. The classes (called “Awareness through Movement lessons”) are typically done on the floor (mats provided, or bring your own) or in chairs. While beneficial even to athletes and dancers, they are suitable for the elderly, or even for couch potatoes. Click here to register.

INTRO TO IAIDO
Mondays, February 3 – March 9
5:30-6:45 p.m.

CRN# 10638
CFP 803-51
Fee: $75
Instructor: Suzanne Rancourt
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. Click here to register.

AIKIDO FOR ADULTS AND TEENS
Section #1:
Thursdays, February 6 – March 13
7-8:15 p.m.

CRN#10461
CFP 800-51
Fee: $75
Section #2:
Thursdays, March 26 – April 30
7-8:15 p.m.

CRN# 10462
CFP 800-52
Fee: $75
Instructor: Suzanne Rancourt
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. Click here to register.

INTRO TO HORSEBACK RIDING FOR ADULTS
Section #1:
Wednesdays, February 12 – March 18
4-5 p.m.

CRN# 10645
CFP 813-52
Fee: $195
Section #2:
Wednesdays, April 1 – May 2
4-5 p.m.

CRN# 10646
CFP 813-52
Fee: $195
This course will be taught at the Willow Creek Equestrian (formerly 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.

COMMON SENSE SELF-DEFENSE FOR ADULTS
Thursday, February 20
5:30-6:30 p.m.

CRN# 11095
CFP 814-51
Fee: $30
Instructor: Suzanne Rancourt
This one-day course will introduce students to Common Sense Self-Defense for people of all ages, professions, skill levels and gender. The instructors will draw from the principles of Aikido and its roots of jujitsu (joint locks, escapes and counters) in individual response readiness that could save your life and prevent or greatly reduce injury. Click here to register.