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BASIC T’AI CHI AND MINDFUL MOVEMENT FOR BALANCE AND ENERGY Free with Annual Pass Tuesdays, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. (Classes begin on Sept. 3) (no classes on Dec. 17 or 24) Drop in price $4.00 – First class is free Instructor: Darren Villenueve This class is open to anyone interested in learning the principles of t’ai chi, qigong and mindful movement but is designed especially for people who might find traditional t’ai chi classes too demanding. If you have balance issues or might have trouble moving and being on your feet for a full hour, join us for this invigorating and relaxing half hour session. Exercises will include seated, standing, and walking exercises and will be personalized to meet the needs of each class. Exercises will include selected movements from t’ai chi, 8 Methods Qigong, Mindful Movement, the Five Animal Forms and other traditions. Darren has been studying and sharing his enthusiasm for this art for over twenty years.

T’AI CHI – Free with Annual Pass Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Thu. & Sat. 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. New Beginner’s Class - Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (no classes on Oct. 5 or Nov. 28) Drop in price $5.00 – 1st class is free Instructor: Darren Villenueve T’ai chi combines slow, flowing movements, guided relaxation and body awareness to improve the health of the mind, the spirit and the body. It is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Join us for a calming, centering and empowering experience. New students are welcome to attend any class to get a feel for t’ai chi, but beginners will be most comfortable at the 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning class.

A MATTER OF BALANCE: MANAGING CONCERNS ABOUT FALLS Free with Annual Pass Mondays, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Session: September 9 – October 28 (8 weeks) $10.00/session (no drop-ins) Instructors: Shannon Rackowski & Darren Villeneuve, with special guest speaker Karen Smith, PT, Cert. M.D.T. Are you missing out? Have you lost opportunities to spend time with family and friends because of concerns about falling? Do you spend less time enjoying your favorite activities because you fear you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls can help you get back to the people and pastimes you care about. It only makes sense to be concerned about falling, but letting the fear of falling hold you back from active living is even more dangerous. Limiting your activities leads to increased physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater, and increased isolation and depression can result from limiting interactions with your family and friends. The strategies taught in A Matter of Balance will improve your quality of life and help you stay independent! If you are an adult who is worried about the risk of falling, A Matter of Balance will help you reduce your fear and increase your activity levels. You will learn how to change your environment to reduce fall risk factors, to set realistic goals to increase your activity, and learn simple exercises to increase your strength and balance.

TAE KWON DO Mondays & Wednesdays (no classes Sept. 2, Nov. 25-27, & Dec. 23-25) Youth & Adults: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Additional practice time: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Ages 7 and up $30.00/month Instructor: Josephine Allen Tae Kwon Do emphasizes selfcontrol and self-discipline. It is an excellent way to garner confidence and a positive self-image. Students routinely excel in the classroom and extracurricular activities because they learn to focus their energy and center their minds. If you are interested in the martial arts, you are encouraged to attend a class and meet with instructor Josephine Allen prior to registering for the class.




Newport activity guide fall 2013  
Newport activity guide fall 2013  

Fall / Winter 2013 activity guide and calendar for the Newport Recreation Center.