Fitness

Yoga for Beginners- POPULAR

Learn the basic yoga postures, meditation and breathing techniques in this gentle yoga class.  This class will prepare you with basic yoga postures and insure safe positioning to make your yogic journey easy on your body and mind.

Mondays * 9/25/17-10/16/17 * 5:30-6:30 pm * $29 (member) $35 (non-member)
YOGA CF004-01 * Kim VanHoose

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Pranayama: The Breath of Yoga

You can open any magazine or newspaper and read about studies on breathing meditation and its health benefits. In this class you will experience the connection between breath and movement.  This dynamic yoga class will reignite the relationship between your body and spirit as you carefully observe your natural flow from asana to asana.  This practice will prepare you for gentle to moderate yoga classes and bring forth your awareness and focus, both on and off the mat.

Mondays * 10/23/17-11/13/17 * 5:30-6:30 pm * $29 (member) $35 (non-member)
YOGA CF004-02 * Kim VanHoose

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Yoga Moves for a Flat Belly

This class is designed to stretch and strengthen your core as well as your entire body. Explore the concept that core work is 360 degrees around the body. Starting with the most useful breathing techniques, we will guide you through a set of effective yoga poses that you can perform one after another, smoothly and gracefully transitioning from one to the next in a flowing motion. In addition to losing belly fat and strengthening your core, these yoga poses will help you to increase your flexibility and strengthen all the parts of your body. We’ll include a range of warm up moves, flow and twist postures, a cool down and each session will end with a well-earned relaxation meditation. Yoga experience is preferred.

Mondays * 11/20/17-12/11/17 * 5:30-6:30 pm * $29 (member) $35 (non-member)
YOGA CF004-03 * Kim VanHoose

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Best Deal! Yoga Mondays with Kim!- POPULAR

Join us every Monday to experience the many benefits of a regular Yoga practice. Register early for this popular deal!

Mondays * 9/25/17-12/11/17 * 5:30-6:30 pm * $69 (member) $89 (non-member)
YOGA CF012-01 * Kim VanHoose

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Yoga Basics – NEW

Do you want to start enjoying the benefits of yoga today? The secret’s out—you can quickly get up-to-speed on the basics of yoga and begin your workout with the help of this fun class. Join us to experience an easy-to-follow introduction of the essential beginning elements of yoga. The class is packed with tips and advice for staying balanced while maintaining proper posture (when sitting or standing) and step-by-step instructions for a beginner’s yoga sequence. If you’ve thought about giving yoga a try but didn’t know how to get started then don’t wait any longer, sign up today! NOTE: This class will be held on KCC’s Main Campus, 450 North Avenue, Battle Creek in the Ohm Building, Room 109.

Wednesdays * 10/4/17-11/1/17 * 5:30-6:30 pm * $29 (member) $35 (non-member)
YOGA CF005-01 * Rachel Roelof

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Energize & Connect to Spirit Through Movement – NEW

Would you like to be in charge of the energy that creates your life? Movement through music generates a fun and enlightened space to harness that energy. Join us and experience the power of possibilities by getting in touch with your physical energy. Learn how the physical body plays an intricate part in transitioning this wonderful energy onto the earth. Explore the inner spirit by awakening the passion of movement. Feel the energy, confidence, and freedom that comes from remembering who “you” are, while moving in your own power without doubt or fear. NOTE: No dance experience required, just a desire to expand your awareness and energy. We’ll also offer movement options from a chair/wheelchair.

Wednesday * 10/4/17 * 6-8:30 pm * $29 (member) $35 (non-member)
HOLV CD003-01 * Patti Henderson

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Explore Tai Chi

Are you still searching for the perfect exercise form? Come experience the graceful movements of this ancient practice combining exercise, concentration, and body awareness. Tai Chi is a form of moving meditation. The slow gentle form will move almost every joint in your body, with gentle or no impact. No special equipment or clothing is needed to do Tai Chi. This class is good for anyone looking to keep their joints moving, increase their balance or just learn something that is relaxing. This is a class for beginners and you’ll be able to practice the techniques you learn in class at home with a DVD that’s included in your class fee. NOTE: No class 11/23/17.

Thursdays * 10/12/17-12/7/17 * 6-7:30 pm * $79 (member) $99 (non-member)
LFIT CW009-01 * Sue Deese

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A Daily Energy Routine for Busy People – NEW

Do you enter your day by wishing you could throw the blankets back over your head? We know, you’re swamped, strapped, over-committed, and hanging on by a thread. What if we told you that you can find the energy you need by doing a simple “energy routine” every morning? We’ll share a combination of simple movements, pressure-point massage, and breathwork to create a reservoir of vital energy that you can draw upon throughout your day. Join us for fun demonstrations and participation exercises that will show you how easy it is to balance and stimulate your energy system. Kick the “I’m so tired” you to the curb and snap up these easy ways to boost the energy you need to meet the busy-ness of your life!

Wednesday * 10/25/17 * 6-8 pm * $25 (member) $30 (non-member)
HOLV CD002-01 * Kathryn Regannie

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Nighty-Night: Yoga Moves to Help You Sleep

Daylight Savings Time ends on November 5th this year, and you know the feeling, you’re entire system is operating as if its jet lagged and your body just won’t adjust. If the time change affects you in this way or if you suffer from stress, insomnia, or lack of energy due to lost sleep, you can benefit from this class. We’ll practice simple breath awareness in supportive yoga poses to help release deep tension. As tension dissolves you’ll feel relaxed and ready for sleep.

Monday * 11/6/17 * 5:30-6:30 pm * $19 (member) $25 (non-member)
YOGA CC001-01 * Rachel Roelof

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Yoga for Total Relaxation – NEW

Our busy lives can be very stressful, and with work, family, and social obligations it can feel overwhelming. This restorative yoga class is designed to give you a peaceful vacation from your busy life. If you suffer from stress, insomnia, lack of energy or depression you can benefit from this class. We’ll focus on deep breathing, guided relaxation, and in our last class session you’ll experience Yoga Nidra which is translated to Yogic Sleep, a state of conscious for extreme relaxation and a subtler spiritual exploration. As tension dissolves you’ll feel refreshed, renewed and balanced. Join us to nourish and nurture your body, mind and spirit. No class 11/22/17.
NOTE: This class will be held on KCC’s Main Campus, 450 North Avenue, Battle Creek in the Ohm Building, Room 109.

Wednesdays * 11/8/17-12/13/17 * 5:30-6:30 pm * $29 (member) $35 (non-member)
YOGA CF005-02 * Rachel Roelof

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