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Programs at Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center

News posted Jan. 05, 2017 - 4:36 pm

Lunchtime Pilates
Would you like to stand taller, stronger, more poised and confident? Join us Monday afternoons February 6 – 27 from 12 to 12:45 p.m. for Lunchtime Pilates at the Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center. This program is $40 and is for ages 16 and up. During your lunch hour you’ll do movements to stretch and strengthen the abs, back, hips and shoulders. Pilates will help lengthen and tone your whole body while minimizing stress and relaxing the body. Your instructor will be Alicia Hedges, a certified Pilates’ instructor. Please pre-register using course #204877.

Meditation and Wellness
Join us Wednesday evenings February 1 – 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for our Meditation and Wellness at the Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center. This program is $20 and is for ages 18 and up. This class will offer participants the opportunity to sample several different types of meditation. Each week will include a short lecture followed by very light exercise and a 20 to 30 minute meditation. Many studies document the benefits of meditation including stress reduction, increased awareness and a greater ability to focus. This class will be taught by Kathy Burroughs, a certified instructor in Mediation. Please pre-register using course #197800.

Tai Chi: All Levels
Join us Wednesday mornings February 15 – March 8 from 10 to 11 a.m. for Tai Chi: All Levels at the Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center. This program is $40 and is for ages 18 and up. Tai Chi is a low impact slow-motion exercise consisting of flowing moves to balance and circulate energy (chi). Participants of all levels experience benefits such as decreased stress and anxiety, improved balance, and increased muscle flexibility. Your instructor during this class will be Adrienne McKenzie. Please pre-register using course #204901.

Yoga for All Levels
Seeking to unwind the body and mind after a long day? Then join us Thursday evenings February 23 – March 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for Yoga for All Levels at the Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center. This program is $55 and is for ages 18 – 65. During this class you will build internal heat and focus, strength, and flexibility. Class will start with conscious breathing and gentle stretches, progressing to more active, fluid styles of yoga. Class will incorporate standing postures and balance work. Expect to be challenged but leave feeling refreshed, relaxed, and centered. Modification for some poses will be offered so you can choose to work at the level appropriate for you. This class will be led by our certified yoga instructor Jenny Turnage. Please pre-register using course #199376.

Chair Yoga
Join us Tuesday evenings February 28 – April 4 form 6 to 7 p.m. for Chair Yoga at the Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center. This program is $50 and is for ages 50 and up. The purpose of this class is to increase your ability to enjoy life. It includes stretches to increase range of motion, balancing poses to strengthen muscles that support joint, and breath awareness to promote a calm mind and body. Although this is a chair yoga class, you use the chair not to sit in but as a prop. You use the wall to support every pose so it’s safe and accessible. The dynamic format of the class will increase fitness and be challenging but at a level appropriate for folks ages 50 and up. Tina Stephens is the instructor for this course. Please pre-register using course #197414.

Wild Nights In
Drop off your kids Friday February 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for Wild Nights In: Starry Nights at the Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center. This program is $15 and for ages 7 – 12. While your children are having a fun night of nature activities, you get a chance to relax! Participants will learn all about the night sky through star-gazing, crafting, and stories. Please pre-register 4 days in advance using course #197409.

Where

  • Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center
  • 5611 Jaguar Park Dr
  • Raleigh, NC 27606

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