Gentle Tai Chi and Yoga Classes at Sage Continuing Education Center
Nov 01, 2015 12:47AM
Instructor Kathy Ross will teach Gentle Yoga, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., November 11 and December 9, and Gentle Tai Chi, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., November 17 and December 8, at Sage Continuing Education Center, in Lancaster. Classes are open to adults 18 and over. Dress comfortably; bring a mat for yoga class if possible. No prior training or experience necessary. Childcare is not available.
Recent studies have found that the gentle, fluid movement of tai chi—which originated several thousand centuries ago as a martial art—can improve balance, reduce stress and offer arthritis pain relief. A study released by researchers at Tufts Medical Center found that Tai Chi can specifically reduce the pain and physical impairment of people with severe knee osteoarthritis.
Yoga—a blend of physical exercise and mental relaxation techniques—dates back more than 5,000 years to ancient India. Among other evidence, yoga reduced disability and eased swollen joints and pain without causing adverse effects in thousands of study participants, according to a review of clinical trials conducted between 1980 and 2010.
Sage Continuing Education Center offers CE classes and CPR for massage therapists, alternative therapies education for health care professionals, and holistic based classes for the public.
Cost: Donation. Location: 719 Olde Hickory Rd., Ste. B, Lancaster. For more information, call 717-314-1733 or visit SageContinuingEd.com.