Tai Chi and Yoga
PRINCIPLES OF TAI CHI (LPE 0670): Improve your health and well-being with Qi Gong and Tai Chi. This traditional Chinese health care system is based on having all of your body systems in balance. You will learn a Qi Gong and Tai Chi form, two practices providing you with a way to improve your health, and quality of life. Regular practice unlocks the flow of energy through the body and can be used treat or help prevent a wide range of illnesses. Qi Gong promotes relaxation while building internal strength. Sun style, also good for joint health, is a therapeutic art that uses gentle flowing motion to reduce the stress of busy lifestyles by promoting internal health, balance and agility. This practice strengthens the health of the body, mind and spirit. Wear comfortable clothing.
CHAIR YOGA (LPE 0010): Imagine doing yoga wherever you sit regardless of your age, level of activity, or physical size. Chair yoga is specifically designed for those that require an adaptive yoga program. You will learn important modifications to your posture that will increase flexibility and increase health benefits. The chair is used as a prop as you work to improve your balance and strength while calming the nervous system at the same time. No yoga experience necessary.
YOGA (LPE 0125): Experience the benefits of yoga including improved physical fitness, mental clarity, greater self-understanding, tension relief and general well-being. Designed for those new to yoga, you will learn about postures, meditation, relaxation techniques and more. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Continuing students are encouraged to sign up for the Yoga Continued course. Also offered for credit KIN107-C01/-C02/-C03/-C04/-C05.
YOGA AND MORE: REGAINING AND MAINTAINING YOUR YOUTHFULNESS (LPE 0133): We age primarily due to our bodies moving away from their original birth design. Aging due to the simple passage of time is a lessor factor. Build your knowledge of the mind/body path to holistic health as you learn the principles of yoga and other body restoring techniques that move you back towards youthfulness. Each class will include a session of restorative Yoga, body rolling, and self-massage plus a session of lecture and discussion including anatomy and kinesiology, the study of human movement. Ralph Nicksarlian has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and is a Certified Teacher.
YOGA: THE NEXT CHALLENGE (LPE 0193): Continue your practice of Yoga in this intermediate course designed to refine your techniques and provide new challenges. You will continue to learn/refine poses but will also work on creating balance, thus wellness, within all layers of your being--physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This class is designed as the next step for those who have taken Yoga for Beginners at Harper or have a similar level of experience. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat (a yoga belt, block and blanket may also be utilized). You may repeat your enrollment in the class as many times as desired.
Please note, not all courses are offered every semester.