Would you like to stretch and strengthen your body but need a simple and gentle approach? Discover chair-based yoga to help improve your fitness while reducing the strain on your limbs and joints.
Explore postures, breathwork, and meditation while seated in a chair with a supportive sturdy back. Chair yoga practice promotes stability and flexibility with the body, self-awareness, clarity with the mind, and a sense of calm and balance with emotions. We will focus on different areas of the body including shoulders, arms, back, legs, and knees, as well as restorative breathing exercises. Improve your overall wellness with every session, and learn how to practice this type of yoga on your own.
This is a non-intimidating class, perfect for anyone who is new to yoga, as well as those who have experience with yoga but would like to learn how do poses on a chair.
This self-defense class will be in-person at the Broadway Edison (main campus) building located at 1716 Harvard Ave., Seattle, WA 98122.
Number of Sessions: 6
Format: In PersonLocation: Broadway Edison (main campus) building, Room BE1139BSchedule: Tuesday, 6:30PM - 8:30PM<\p>
Research shows that women who defended themselves successfully in a threatening situation were able to quickly recognize the threat and enforce their boundaries, using physical means if necessary. Join this comprehensive self-defense course for women to learn how to recognize potentially unsafe situations and protect yourself with confidence.
In this class, you will learn and practice:
This is a progressive skill-building course. Learn the most basic elements early on, and practice them in later drills. In between each session, you'll have time to practice your moves and become more comfortable with them.
The first sessions will focus more on physical skills: strikes to vulnerable targets, releases from grabs, body language, and using your voice. Later sessions will put your new skills in various contexts, look more at setting boundaries, and different verbal strategies to control uncomfortable situations. Finally, you will learn to recognize domestic violence, and how to get help if you (or someone you know) are in an abusive relationship.
Each class is complemented by extra enrichment activities (some call it "homework") -- what you get out of your time in class will be greatly enhanced by just a small amount of time spent practicing between classes. Come prepared to challenge yourself and enjoy the self confidence you will gain!
Participants will gain a basic understanding of personal safety and self-defense in order to:
This class is held online by videoconferencing. It is led by an instructor(s) in real-time as an interactive class experience. To attend and participate fully you will need access to a computer or device with video and a microphone, plus high-speed internet connection. Instructions to access the class will be emailed to you by the instructor or staff member before the class begins. Note: part of this class might be recorded, for the students and instructor to use for review only; recordings will be deleted after the end of the quarter.
Number of Sessions: 10Format: OnlineSchedule: Wednesday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Tai Chi is a health sustaining exercise and a tool for improved body awareness. Practiced by the elderly for balance and circulation and the young for relaxation and martial arts, it is a wonderful holistic activity for all ages.
During this class, you'll learn:
We'll focus on learning the entire Yang short form, and you'll receive guidance in developing your own regular practice at home.
By the end of this class, you will be able to: