May Special Classes
T’AI CHI CHIH®: JOY THRU MOVEMENT with Dr. Janet Oussaty
6-series classes start Weds. 5/4 ends Weds. 6/8
Must preregister by Tuesday, 5/3
6:00 - 7:15 pm Beyond Beginners
7:30 - 8:45 pm Beginners
Cost: $88 for the 6 session series; $20) drop in for experienced students
T’ai Chi Chih is a series of 19 simple, gentle movements that activate, circulate and balance the intrinsic energy of the body known as chi. The practice can be performed by individuals of most any age, ability or condition, while standing or sitting.
Considered a moving meditation, its daily practice enables the mind to become less distracted and the heart to become more centered and peaceful, enabling one to live in the present moment. Originated in 1974 by Justin Stone, some of the reported benefits from this evidence-based practice include enhanced energy and stamina, balance, flexibility, bone density, sleep, immune response, creativity, mental focus and clarity. It has also reduced or regulated stress, blood pressure, cholesterol, metabolism/weight, arthritic symptoms and depression.
T’ai Chi Chih has been endorsed as a positive and beneficial practice by The Arthritis Foundation, The American Medical Association, The Mayo Clinic Health Letter and the Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter. Publications from UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute have shown the positive effects of TCC on the elderly. An instructional series on “T’ai Chi Chih: Joy Thru Movement” has been televised by PBS for over 14 years.
MEDITATION: WE’RE ALL BEGINNERS! with Beth Youmans, PhD Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21, 11:30-12:30 $16
This is the truth: Our minds wander constantly. We spend so much time criticizing, judging, worrying, wishing we were someplace else, with someone else and maybe even wishing we were someone else that we miss the present moment entirely.
Meditation is a practice that enables us to remain calm in the midst of chaos, to notice the beauty around you and can make your life richer and fuller than you can imagine. In addition to mindfulness meditation, participants will experience a variety of meditation techniques.
Come join this beginner-friendly, experiential class. BTW – you do not need to sit on the floor or attend all classes!
GENTLE/RESTORATIVE YOGA with Martha Watson, RYT
Wednesday, May 25, 7:30-8:45pm
$20 Space limited, must preregister
Take some well-deserved time for yourself and join Martha for gentle movement leading into a series of restorative poses -- leaving you feeling nurtured, well-rested and rejuvenated. These soothing and well-supported poses offer you the opportunity to linger quietly and savor the simple sweetness of life. Ahhhhhh…. Please preregister.
200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING!!! Plan ahead – don’t miss out on this opportunity!
June 11- August 27, 2016.
Join Jen Arias E-500RYT for this 5-month Registered Yoga Alliance training.
* Fridays, 6-9pm and Saturdays, 11:15-5:15pm
* Tuition: $2800.
* You will receive a 200 hour Yoga Teacher’s certification!
For more information contact Jen Arias at 908-410-5171 or check the website http://www.essentialyogaschool.com
Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to change your life and the lives of those you teach!
Please Download and print the syllabus
EYS Branchburg Application
EYS Branchburg Syllabus
Pre-register by email, phone (908-707-0759) or in person at the studio.
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