Health & Wellness

Mind-Body-Soul

Yoga, TaiChi, Meditation, Strength building exercise, Walking Group, Classes focusing of Issues of Aging, Support Groups, Mind Enhancement through Games

Weekly Games for Mind Enhancement!

Mahjongg – Beginners Welcomed – Join this fascinating game of tiles!
Bridge Substitute – Call if you’d like to be a substitute!
Scrabble – New players welcomed – Brush up on challenging yourself with connecting words!
Backgammon –  With early versions dating back over 3,000 years, backgammon has certainly stood the test of time. This challenging game takes 5 minutes to learn… and a lifetime to master! Beginner? Come and learn how to play others or help those who are new to the game. If you own a set, bring it in.

ZOOM – Exercise with Jodie – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 am
 

Many participants attest to the fact that Jodie’s sessions have had a positive impact on their fitness. She is a great teacher and can adapt any exercise to the participant’s individual needs. The atmosphere is upbeat and non-judgmental. 

A low impact class for active older adults. The class consists of a combination of upper and lower body exercises which help seniors with balance and strength. This class can also help preserve bone density, vitality, and independence with age. Achy joints can actually benefit from exercise classes for older adults.

ZOOM – Yang Snake Style Tai Chi – Tuesdays at 10:30 am; Fee: $5 members $10 non-members

The Yang Snake Style is a dynamic tai chi method that mobilizes the spine while stretching and strengthening the core body muscles. Practicing this ancient martial art increases strength, balance, flexibility, vitality, peace of mind, and martial skill. Snake Style tai chi uses core body strength to initiate movement. Through discussion and practice, students will learn the principles of snake style movement and learn stretching exercises to help create the strength and flexibility needed for this movement. Please wear loose clothing and flat shoes. Presented by: Ida Schmulowitz a certified Snake Style instructor. Fee payable directly to Ida. 

ZOOM – Chair Yoga – Fridays at 9:30 am

Offered by Lisa from Body-Soul. Please bring water, a yoga block and yoga strap to class.

ZOOM Meditation Circle with Lee Clasper-Torch – Eight Week Series – Wednesdays at 9:30 am – April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26

Enjoy a time of centering silence, meditation and mindful reflection. The Circle is a simple and welcoming time of listening to the silence, sinking into our hearts, and gently practicing the art of being still. Open to all – experienced or brand new to meditation – we are invited to hold space with one another to help deepen our inner awareness and develop our individual practice. As in past Circles, we will continue to share in a quality time of sitting silence, meditate on various poems and passages and share open, honest and mindful conversation with one another. Class Limit: 15 Please email Hamilton House to register.

ZOOM Movement for Small Spaces with Wendy Oliver – Four Week Series – Tuesdays at 2 pm – June 8, 15, 22, 29

Come dance on Zoom with us! This age-appropriate class will include simple dance warm ups, gentle stretches, and old-fashioned jazz dance moves from the 1920s-40s. These vernacular steps were invented by the African American community and include moves such as the Charleston, Raise the Roof, Gaze the Fog, Shim Sham, and many more. At the end of each class, we’ll put some of our moves together into a short dance to a variety of popular music of the 1930’s-80s.  All are welcome, regardless of dance background. 

Wendy Oliver teaches dance at Providence College, and is a member of the Village Common. She has been teaching dance for many years in person, and since Covid, has also been teaching online. Wendy has an MFA from Temple University in performance & choreography, and an EdD from Columbia University in dance education. She also directs the Providence College Dance Company, and the Children’s Dance Program at PC.

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