InstructorSpring & Summer 2021Fitness ClassesAll classes are held at the Del Valle Education Center, 300 Building.
Stretch Strength Balance Join this twice-a-week session of strength, stretching and balance-training to maintain and improve your quality of life by building muscle mass and bone density. Lessen arthritis pain, restore balance, and help control your weight, and improve your heart health. Bring a mat, towel, two weights (3 lbs or less), and one medium-strength tension band. 291140 MW 4/5-5/26 16 classes 10-11:15am ONLINE Reg $90/Seniors $81 Piaggio-Weiss 291180 MW 6/7-7/19 12 classes 10-11:15am ONLINE Reg $70/Seniors $63 Piaggio-Weiss Spiraling Dragon Qigong - 8 classes
Learn Qigong practices for enhanced well-being during the work and play of life. Qigong movement opens and lubricates joints, prevents repetitive stress injuries, and brings enhanced comfort to your body. Breathing techniques help you breathe more effectively, benefit all the organs of your body, and enhance mental performance. Postural awareness helps to prevent back and knee problems and to bring more balance and ease in your body. Acupressure points help you access and affect Qi flow for self-healing and wellness. Meditation promotes inner harmony that affects your core and those around you.
9:45-10:45am Online Reg $40/Seniors $36 Elise Ching Buddha Palms Qigong - 6 classes
Buddha Palms Qigong, an ancient Daoist practice, is powerful meditative movement form for releasing stress and boosting and channeling energy. Class also includes Qigong foundations and acupressure points for selfcare and deepening your experience of this multi-faceted Qigong form.
9:45-10:45am Online Reg $30/Seniors $27 Elise Ching YOGA CLASSES Hatha Yoga for Strength and Balance Come join in this new yoga class that will focus on yoga postures to increase strength and balance with a strong focus on stretching and strengthening muscles. The class will focus on keeping the shoulders, elbows and wrists injury free. The class is open to all levels. Students supply their own mat and all other equipment. 292245 Tu 4/6-5/25 8 classes 8:30-9:30 am Online Reg $50/Seniors $45 McGranahan 292247 Th 4/8-5/27 8 classes 8:30-9:30 am Online Reg $50/Seniors $45 McGranahan
Tu 6/8-7/13 6 classes 8:30-9:30 am Online Reg $40/Senior $36 McGranahan
Th 6/10-7/15 6 classes 8:30-9:30 am Online Reg $40/Senior $36 McGranahan Intermediate Hatha YogaStudents will be expected to have some level of yoga experience, at the very least the basic foundational elements. Prepare to explore your connection to movement and the breath. Incorporating more heat through physical activity and linking posture-to-posture will build stamina and strength. Like a rung on a ladder, this is just a first step among many; what is left after you have learned the form? Come join us and find out more about the relationship between the body, breath and some of the more subtle aspects of the Yoga practice. 292246 Th
11:30-12:45 pm ONLINE Reg $60/Seniors $54 Piaggio-Weiss 292286 Th
11:30-12:45 pm ONLINE Reg $50/Seniors $36 Piaggio-Weiss Yoga Therapy The ancient art of yoga is applied to relieve some of the most common aches and pains through long holds of yoga poses. Students will be required to fill out an intake form to allow the instructor to lead a safe and effective class that brings benefits to all participants. Students supply their own mat and all other equipment. 292341 M 4/5-5/24 8 classes 11:30-12:45pm Online Reg $60/Seniors $54 Piaggio-Weiss
M 6/7-7/19 6 classes 11:30-12:45pm Online Reg $50/Seniors $45 Piaggio-Weiss Restorative/Therapeutic Yoga
Come join this class taught by Jean McGranahan, Certified Yoga Therapist. Restorative yoga brings deep relaxation to both the body and mind. Therapeutic yoga combines restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breathwork, and guided meditation techniques in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress. Join us for this new class and start your weekend off in a good frame of mind. No yoga experience necessary. Please bring a yoga strap, 2 yoga blocks, a mat, and blankets. An intake form will be taken before the start of class to help address each student's individual needs.
8:45-10am Online Reg$60/Seniors $54 McGranahan
6/11-7/16 6 classes
8:45-10am Online Reg $50/Seniors $45 McGranahan No School/Spring & Summer Holidays: 5/31-6/4, 7/5Del Valle Education Center, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek