Vinyasa Yoga- Yoga Flow
Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement,” and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like, which explains why it is sometimes referred to as Vinyasa Flow or just Flow. Vinyasa has both mental and physical benefits. Physically, sweat expels toxins and re-energizes your body. Mentally, the synchronized breathing relaxes your mind and helps to release any blockage of energy flow throughout your body. The class meets every Thursday from 8am-9am. All participants will need to provide their own mats. –Cost per class: $2.25 Residents and $2.50 for Non-Residents. Instructor: Nick Hall
Yoga for beginners - Seniors can learn deep breathing and stretching techniques that will help them remain healthy and active. Movements are designed to increase muscle tone, balance, strength, and improve mood. This class is offered on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:45 to 11:45 AM. -Cost: $1.00 for residents and $2.50 for non-residents. Instructor: Judy Mallory
Yoga Chair Stretch Class
Designed to help everyone including those with health issues such as diabetes, obesity, and arthritis. The movements are slow and controlled against a gentle resistance. It is effective for relaxation, health, and fitness. Participants use a chair for added stability. Deep breathing exercises, stretching and mild Yoga poses. This program is held on Tuesdays from 10:45AM to 11:45AM. -Cost: $1.00 for residents and $2.50 for non-residents. Instructor: Judy Mallory
This upbeat class with a Latin/Hip Hop feel will get you up on your feet and moving to the beat. This class is fast paced and fun. Come and join the party! Classes meet on Mondays at 6:30 PM. -Cost is $5 per class for residents or $6 per class for non-residents -5 class punch pass also available at $20 for residents or $25 for non residents
Instructor: Charmaine Howell
This upbeat class with a Latin/Hip Hop feel will get you up on your feet and moving to the beat, but at a much more comfortable pace for seniors. Come and join the party! Fridays at 10:45am - 11:25am. -Cost: $1.00 for residents and $2.50 for non residents. Instructor: Judy Mallory
Tai Chi is a gentle exercise that originated in ancient China. Additional advantages of this form of exercise include promoting correct body posture, integrating body and mind; and improving a life energy which governs all functions of the body and is essential for health and vitality. Tai Chi exercises the entire body and is easy and inexpensive to learn, and is suitable for almost anyone. The class is offered Thursdays 10:45-11:45. -Cost: $1.00 for residents and $2.50 for non-residents Instructor: Donna Watson
TAE KWON DO (for Children and Adults)
The art of hand and foot fighting. Students learn how to defend themselves using effective ground techniques such as Japanese Jujitsu and various self defense holds. Classes are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings and on Saturday mornings. Instructors James Kerr and Ashley Kerr can be reached at 520-8119 for registration information and pricing.
Taught by Kenpo Club of Columbia’s Chief instructor, Marcus Turner, this class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 to 12:00 PM. Information and registration details can be obtained by contacting Marcus Turner at 381-1653 or by visiting www.renigarkenpo.com.
For ages 13 and up. Japanese art of self defense uses locks and throws to subdue opponents. Swords and sticks used to teach power and balance. Taught by Lamar Sanders, each four week session consists of eight classes. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday for 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
After School Experience
A.S.E. offers structured recreational and educational activities for kindergarten through 6. Program hours are after school until 6:00pm. A special emphasis is placed on understanding and completion of homework. Children go swimming twice a week, as well as participating in both structured games and free play. Our buses pick-up from Cross Roads Middle, River Springs, Dutch Fork, Irmo, Harbison West, and Leaphart Elementary Schools.