Course Catalog Fall 2017–Yoga, Qigong & Meditation

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Beginner Yang Style Taiji (#118 - Class Now Closed to New Registrants)

The ancient Chinese martial art of Taiji combines breath work, balance practice, and intentional movement into one beautiful and calming method of meditation. Yang Style Taijiquan is the most widely-practiced form of taiji in the world. Taijiquan can help reduce physical pain, relieve mental stress, and improve sleep quality. There is a focus on breathing and carrying your body in a skillful way, and each movement has a health intention, a martial intention, and a root in the philosophy of yin and yang. This course focuses on the first eight movements and the final movement of the Yang 24 form. It is taught at beginner level and open to students of all skill types.

Stan Rockwell has been practicing taijiquan and qigong for sixteen years. He is a member of the Tai Chi for Health Community and the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association. He is also a counselor in private practice in Williamsburg.

Sessions for this course: 10

Cost: $100

Location: Sadler Center at the College of William and Mary

Times: All classes are from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Dates: Each Tuesday from September 5 through November 14, 2017 - (No class on 10/17/2017)

THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED TO NEW REGISTRANTS


Chair Yoga (#126)

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair Yoga provides a unique opportunity to find deeper well-being through exploration of gentle postures, breath work, meditation, and deep relaxation.

Instructor: Emily Zeitler has been practicing yoga for 9 years and teaching for 7 years. She has training in hot, gentle, restorative, yin, prenatal and chair yoga. She encourages her students to use yoga for relaxation as well as a way to connect the mind and body.

Sessions for this class: 4

Total cost: $60.00 (Note: You may enroll for fewer than 4 sessions if necessary at $16.00 each.)

Location: Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists campus, 3051 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA

Times: All classes are from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Dates:
Friday, September 8
Friday, September 15
Friday, September 22
Friday, September 29

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Body-Mind-Soul: Discussion, Meditation & Movement (#121)

 

Sessions for this course: 4

Each session of this course focuses on three areas for developing your personal abilities:

  • Body - Simple Yoga movements tailored to your personal abilities to facilitate energy
  • Mind - Meditative training to generate positive energy in your mind
  • Soul - Discussions based on Karma philosophy to help you discover your true self, the seat of real peace and bliss. You will get a new perspective to understand your life situations and their purpose.

You will learn to apply the teachings of Yogic, a Hindu philosophy for developing powerful personal abilities. You will learn to transform your life by converting everyday stress into strength. You can accomplish more and experience more happiness and fulfillment in your life.

Instructor: Madhur B. Hans has a PhD in Microbiology and inherited a yogic way of life from her parents in India. In addition to teaching Biology/Biotechnology to college students for 20 years, she has found great fulfillment in sharing her own powerful experiences and learning with people of all age groups, from children through seniors, to transform their lives through the “Yogic Way of Living.”

Cost: $60.00 (You may sign up for individual sessions if necessary at $16 per session) (Note: The first 5 people to sign up for all 4 sessions will receive a 50% discount! You must sign up by telephone for this discount!))

Times: All sessions are from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Dates:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Location: Little Sanctuary, Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists Campus, 3051 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA
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Qigong with David (#123)

The ancient Chinese practice of Qigong is a practice of flowing graceful exercises that is best described as poetry and meditation in motion. Qigong consists of simple standing exercises that enhance flexibility, muscle tone, and breathing, which together can produce a state of relaxation and sharpened awareness. The movements can easily be adapted for all ages and for physical challenges.

Instructor: David Hamilton discovered Qigong by accident 16 years ago. He has been practicing and studying Qigong ever since. He began teaching for the Williamsburg Learning Tree in 2014 and since then has taught 9 Qigong classes.

Sessions for this class: 6 - You may sign up for individual sessions if need be

Cost: $60.00 for all sessions; $10.00 for an individual class

Time: All sessions are from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Dates:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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Yin Yoga (#120)

Yin Yoga is a stationary style of yoga in which the use of passive holds allows the body to relax. This style of yoga will offer you the opportunity to quiet the mind along with releasing tension in the body.

Instructor: Emily Zeitler has been practicing yoga for 9 years and teaching for 7 years. She has training in hot, gentle, restorative, yin, prenatal and chair yoga. She encourages her students to use yoga for relaxation as well as a way to connect the mind and body.

Sessions for this class: 4

Total cost: $60.00 (Note: You may enroll for fewer than 4 sessions if necessary at $16.00 each.)

Location: Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists campus, 3051 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA

Times: All classes are from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Dates:
Tuesday, September 5
Tuesday, September 12
Tuesday, September 19
Tuesday, September 26

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