We are pleased to offer classes in two different forms of mindful movement—Yoga and Tai Chi. These movement classes are held outdoors when possible. We have found that students appreciate the opportunity to practice in nature; and when the weather is rainy or cold, we move indoors to the beautiful Growing Classroom in our Education Center.
Yoga at the Garden [CANCELLED]
Saturdays, April 13, 20, 27, May 4; 10 - 11 am
A 4-week experience with Yoga Instructor Dani Strauss. Enjoy the benefits of an all-levels yoga practice emphasizing meditation, breathing, and movement in a tranquil Garden setting. Bring your yoga mat if you have one; a limited number of mats will be available. Held indoors or outside, weather depending. $45 for the series ($40 NCBG members)
Dani Straus was born and raised in Chapel Hill, NC. After college at the University of Michigan, she moved to a tiny island in the south pacific to teach high school. Dani completed her 200-hour teacher training at Franklin Street Yoga Center. "It is my deepest intention as a teacher to hold a sacred space for each student to do the divine and essential work of knowing and loving themselves. My classes utilize yang and yin movement, breath, sound, and intention as tools to cultivate balance and ease in the body and mind. I love to create and meditate with malas, chant with my harmonium, and offer hands-on assists in class."Register Now
Tai Chi at the Garden
Sundays, April 14, 21, 28, May 5; 3 - 4 pm
A 4-week experience with Tai Chi Instructor Lisa Marcusson. Class starts with a gentle warm up, new movement instruction, and then practice and review. Isabel takes you through the first third of a classical Tai Chi form—simple, low-impact movement appropriate for all abilities. Class will be held outdoors, when possible. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat, thin-soled shoes. $60 for the series ($55 NCBG members).
Lisa Marcusson began Classical ballet training at age four at the American Ballet Theater School and the Metropolitan Ballet School and began teaching by the age of fifteen. After studies of Yoga and Hindu Philosophy. Ms. Marcusson studied Yang Tai Chi from Professor Cheng Man in Chinatown, NYC and continued studies with many prominent teachers. Since 1995, Lisa has studied and practiced Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka. Ms. Marcusson began teaching Tai Chi in New York City in the late 1970s and has taught in Durham and Chapel Hill since 1983.
Last updated by Laura Cotterman on April 05, 2013 at 01:00:45 pm.