Space available in popular movement classes at Senior Activity Center - register now

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Senior Activity Center, 18560 1st Ave NE (southernmost building, facing NE 185th) has a variety of movement classes, all enrolling now. 

Call the Center at 206-365-1536 to register. Classes begin in March.

Class: Chair Yoga

Instructor: Heidi Mair
Day: Friday
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: Members - $40/month Nonmembers: $60/month

NEW! Due to popular demand, we are now offering an additional series of Chair Yoga with Heidi Mair.

This is a new day and time for one of our most popular classes. Class begins and ends in a chair with a portion of class spent standing focused on balance and building strength.

For students with previous Yoga experience or upon completion of Introduction to Yoga.

Class: Walkabout

Instructor: Cindy House
Day: Monday
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Cost: Free but Registration is required.

NEW! Get your steps in with Cindy! Walk two miles in 45 minutes without even leaving the room! This is a class for getting your heart rate up and staying active with music, soft strength training and fun while cheering each other on. 

Thanks to a generous grant from the Live Long and Prosper Foundation, there is no charge for this class.

Class: Qi Gung [ Instruction in Spanish ]
Instructor: Anahi Povarchik
Day: Tuesday and Friday (9 sessions in March)
Time: 11:15am – 12:15pm
Cost: Members: $8/session Nonmembers: $12/session


Spanish Description:

Qi Gung: En base a movimientos suaves, respiración y concentración la práctica propicia, desde el primer momento, el cultivo de bienestar; promueve la consecución de objetivos personales.
Conceptos básicos~Ejercicios preliminares de desbloqueo / estiramientos/ estructura
Enraizamiento y percepción de la energía.
Movimientos de Qi Gong Terapéutico, para incorporar a la rutina diaria
El Arbol –Zhang Zhuang Gong - postura esencial de
Qi Gong, de efectos poderosos. Desbloquea la circulación de la sangre y la energía, optimizando el equilibrio del cuerpo energético.
Goruda, expansión y fortaleza de la estructura corporal.

Instructor: Anahí Povarchik, artista, Instructora de Qi Gung, Maestra de Reiki Usui, Chef Vegetariana y Naturista

English Description:

Qi Gung: Based on gentle movements, breathing, and concentration, the practice promotes, from the first moment, the cultivation of well-being; and promotes the achievement of personal goals.

~ Basic concepts ~Preliminary unlocking/stretching/structure exercises
Rooting and perception of energy.
Therapeutic Qi Gong movements, to incorporate into your daily routine
The Tree –Zhang Zhuang Gong - essential posture of Qi Gong, with powerful effects. Unlocks blood circulation and energy. optimizing the balance of the energy body.
Goruda, expansion, and strength of the body structure.

Instructor: Anahí Povarchik, artist, Qi Gong Instructor, Usui Reiki Master, Vegetarian and Naturopathic Chef

Class: Beginner’s Tai Chi

Instructor: Mary Newbill
Day: The same class is offered on both Tuesdays and Thursdays
Tuesday Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Thursday Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Cost: Members: $8/session Nonmembers: $12/session

Due to popular demand, we are now offering an additional series of Beginner’s Tai Chi. Join instructor Mary Newbill for Yang Style Tai Chi for health and fun! Tai Chi strengthens our Chi, or life force, building muscle, balance, and health.

Slow, relaxed movement coordinated with breath becomes meditation, improves posture and flexibility, and elevates mood while reducing falls for seniors. Medical research reports improvement in joint pain, arthritis, and many diseases.

In this beginners class, you will learn the first half of Cheng Man-Ching’s Short Form, with applications Qi Gong and chi meditation. Mary Newbill is a seasoned instructor, and personalizes her classes to the ability levels of her students.


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