Most of our fitness and healing classes now run on a monthly basis. Classes are held regardless of number of enrolless, but are capped to assure individual attention. If you are not an ongoing student, call the center during business hours to let us know you plan to attend. Note that prices vary according to length of month. Ongoing students receive a 10% discount when they enroll on the last week of the month. Students who begin after the first class session pay single-session rates.
New! Saturday Yoga
New! Natural Weight, Abundant Health
New! Introduction to Reiki
New! Shamanic Drumming Meditation
New! Support for Cancer Survivors
Dances of Universal Peace
Middle Eastern Dance
Get a great start on the weekend by joining this early-bird yoga class. Don't sleep in: it's better for you body to keep a regular schedule, but start your Saturday by slowing down your pace and nurturing your spirit. Then join a friend for a healthful breakfast! Yoga stretches, tones, strengthens -- and relieves stress!
Saturday, Jan 10-31, 7:45-9:30 am; Fee: $40; Simmons
Saturday, Feb 7-28, 7:45-9:30 am; Fee: $40; Simmons
Saturday, Mar 7-28, 7:45-9:30 am; Fee: $40; Simmons
Saturday, Apr 4-25, 7:45-9:30 am; Fee: $40; Simmons
This eight-week program is designed to help you achieve your best, most healthful weight and to maintain it for the rest of your life! Cravings and addictions, fatigue, elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure: learn to deal with these nutritionally. This excellent course includes cassette tapes and workbooks in the tuition fee; it'll pay you back with better health an dmore energy almost immediately.
Tuesday, Jan 22 - Mar 12, 7-9 pm; Fee: $75; Browne
The healing art called Reiki is difficult to capture in words, but once you've experienced the comforting warmth and support which it offers, you won't need words to know that you benefit from it. This demonstration/workshop introduces you to the concepts behind Reiki,a s well as allowing you to experience the flow of energy which the practitioner focuses.
Wednesday, Feb 4, 7-10 pm; Fee:$15; Reinert
Travel on the beat of the drum to a meditative state in which you can ask questions of your deepest self, contact your power animals, and find healing for body and spirit. You can join this monthly class at any time; no previous experience needed.
Wednesday, Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 22, 7:30 pm; Fee: $10; Werderistch
Join us for a special program co-sponsored with Wellness House, the Hinsdale cancer support center. How can support groups assist those who live with cancer -- and their loved ones? What does research show about this important therapeutic tool? Slide presentation with question/answer period following.
Sunday, Feb 8, 2-3:30 pm; no fee; Kay Thurn, presenter
Meditation, movement, song and joy! Join us for an unforgettable experience, as we engage body, mind and spirit in a series of simple dances and chants which clear the mind and open the heart. Dances of Universal Peace is an international movement that seeks to bond individuals, through movement, with each other and with cosmic love.
Fri, Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3, 7-9 pm; No charge (donations welcome); Dixon
Athena Center offers classes based in hatha yoga traditions of stretching and breathing. Yoga's gently flowing postures increase strength, stamina and balance; deep relaxation helps reduce stress. Our instructors are all dedicated to assisting you to advance from whatever level you begin.
Thurs, Jan 8-29, 7-8:15 pm; Fee: $40/$12 single; Wilkinson
Thurs, Feb 5-26, 7-8:15 pm; Fee: $40/$12 single; Wilkinson
Thurs, Mar 5-26, 7-8:15 pm; Fee: $40/$12 single; Wilkinson
Thurs, Apr 2-30, 7-8:15 pm; Fee: $40/$12 single; Wilkinson
One of the most famous of the martial arts, T'ai Chi reflects the profound Chinese wisdom about body-mind integration. Graceful movements help you increase strength and flexibility, but even more important is the control over balance (inner and outer) which can be attained through regular practice.
Saturday, Jan 10 - Feb 28, 11 am - 12 noon; $45/$12 single; McLean
Saturday, Mar 7 - Apr 25, 11 am - 12 noon; $45/$12 single; McLean
The spelling looks funny, but it's easy to pronounce: just say "chi-kung". A movement meditation based in the ancient Chinese understanding of the dance of life-energy through the body. These centering and calming movements energize and sustain the practitioner. Qigong is especially suitable for those experiencing physical, emotional or spiritual transitions, as well as being ideal for those wishing to gain more physical flexibility or who are challenged by arthritis, hormonal changes, other shifts in energy flow.
Monday, Jan 5-26, 7:30-8:45 pm; $40/$10 single; Werderistch
Monday, Feb 2-23, 7:30-8:45 pm; $40/$10 single; Werderistch
Monday, Mar 2-30, 7:30-8:45 pm; $50/$10 single; Werderistch
Monday, Apr 6-27, 7:30-8:45 pm; $40/$10 single; Werderistch
Thursday, Jan 8-29, 7:30-8:45 pm; $40/$10 single; Werderistch
Thursday, Feb 5-26, 7:30-8:45 pm; $40/$10 single; Werderistch
Thursday, Mar 5-26, 7:30-8:45 pm; $40/$10 single; Werderistch
Thursday, Apr 2-30, 7:30-8:45 pm; $50/$10 single; Werderistch
Eliminate your vision of karate as a bloody or aggressive sport. Properly taught, this martial art-originated by Asian monks and nuns entirely for defensive purposes-teaches focus and restraint. Join your kids in the practice of karate-for family fun and fitness! Ninjas of all ages and levels of skill welcome. Rate is for parent and one child
Wednesday, Jan 7-28, 6:30-7:30 pm; Fee: $50/$12 single; Garrett
Wednesday, Feb 4-25, 6:30-7:30 pm; Fee: $50/$12 single; Garrett
Wednesday, Mar 4-25, 6:30-7:30 pm; Fee: $50/$12 single; Garrett
Wednesday, Apr 1-29, 6:30-7:30 pm; Fee: $60/$12 single; Garrett
Let your body flow! Middle Eastern dances are wonderful exercise, designed to move all the muscles of a woman's body. Sensuous yet vigorous, this dance form is appropriate to women of all ages and body shapes. Don't wait to move to ancient rhythms and celebrate your womanly beauty!
Tuesday, Jan 20, 6:30-8 pm; Fee: $15; Wolf