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Health and Wellness Programs

Health and Wellness Programs

All health and wellness classes are free but require registration. To register and for further information please call 352-5700 ext. 244 or stop by the 2nd floor reference desk.

Check with your healthcare professional before any exercise regimen.

 

Meditation on the Inner Light
Monday, Nov. 4, 12 – 1 PM
*Registration begins Oct. 7.
 
Presenter: Frank Pawlowski, Ed.D.
 
Learn the steps to meditation that can lead to a deep source of spiritual nourishment.
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Hatha Yoga for Beginners
Mondays, 7:15 – 8:30 PM
Session I: Sept. 9, 16, 23,
 Oct. 7
*Currently registering.
Session II: Oct. 28, Nov. 4,
 18, 25
*Registration begins Oct. 1.
Instructor: Mary Ann Gebhardt,
E-500, Chopra certified instructor
 
This exercise is known to strengthen, revitalize, and bring balance to the mind/body connection. Wear loose clothing, bring a yoga mat and towel.
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Healthy Tai Chi
Suitable for seniors & non-seniors
Session I:
Mondays, 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Sept. 9, 16, 23, Oct. 7
*Currently registering.
Session II:
Fridays, 1 – 2 PM
Sept. 13, 20, 27
Session III:
Mondays, 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 18, 25
*Registration begins Oct. 1.
Instructor: Master Ted Peng,Tai Chi 7th level
 
Slow individual movements are taken from elements of regular Tai Chi. Wear loose fitting clothes and sneakers.

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Hatha Yoga for Beginners
Saturdays, 1:30 – 2:45 PM
Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
Instructor: carolyn Iannone,RYT-200
 
Practive the breathing and movement known to strengthen, energize and bring balance to mind and body. All levels invited. Please bring a yoga mat and towel. Registration begins Sept. 11.

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Healthy Living: Brain & Body
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 11 AM – 12 PM
Presenter: Jody Addeo, MPA Rockland County Alzheimer’s Association
 
This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits associated with healthy aging: Cognitive activity, exercise, diet/nutrition and social engagement. In each area, we will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do — steps to take now to

improve or maintain overall health in each area. Registration begins Oct. 10.
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Meditation on the Inner Light
Mondays, 12 – 1 PM
Dec. 2: Registration begins Nov. 4.
Jan. 6: Registration begins Dec. 2.
Feb. 3: Registration begins Jan. 6.
 
Presenter: Frank Pawlowski, Ed.D.
 

Learn the steps to meditation that can lead to a deep source of spiritual nourishment. All levels of meditators are welcome.

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Zumba® 4-Week Course

Mondays, 6 – 7 PM
Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23
 
Instructor: Arianna Pallens
 
A fusion of Latin and international music provides a motivating fitness workout. Wear sneakers, bring a water bottle and a towel. Participants should be capable of moderate aerobic exercise. Registration begins Nov. 20.

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Move to Balance
Tuesday, Dec. 10
11 AM – 12 PM

 
Speakers: Dr. Payal Sahni, DPT, Dr. Blossom Samuels, MD, Helen Hayes Hospital
 
The NYS Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (NYSOPEP) presents this seminar on balance development throughout life. Learn how to recognize balance problems and about specialists who can help you move towards better balance. Exercises and techniques will be demonstrated. Registration begins Nov. 12.

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Healthy Tai Chi (Suitable for seniors & non-seniors.)

Session 1:
Fridays, 1 – 2 PM
Dec. 13, 20, 27
Registration begins Nov. 20.
 
Session II:
Mondays, 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Jan. 6, 13, 27
Registration begins Dec. 12.
 
Session III:
Thursdays, 4 – 5 PM
Feb. 13, 20, 27
Registration begins Jan. 13.
 
Instructor: Master Ted Peng,Tai Chi 7th Level
 

Slow individual movements are taken from elements of regular Tai Chi. Participants can stand or sit in chairs. Wear loose fitting clothes and sneakers.(You may register for any of the sessions.)

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Hatha Yoga for Beginners

Saturdays, 1:30 – 2:45 PM
Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25
 
Instructor: Carolyn Iannone, RYT-200
 

The union of breathing and movement can strengthen, revitalize, and bring balance to the mind and body. All levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat and towel.Registration begins Dec. 10.

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Hatha Yoga for Beginners

Session 1:
Mondays, 7:15 – 8:30 PM
Jan. 6, 13, 27
Registration begins Dec. 12.
 
Session 2:
Mondays, 7:15 – 8:30 PM
Feb. 3, 10, 24
Registration begins Jan. 16.
 
Instructor: Mary Ann Gebhardt,E-500, Chopra certified Instructor
 
This exercise is known to strengthen, revitalize, and bring balance to the mind/body connection. All levels welcome. Wear loose clothing, bring a yoga mat and towel.
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Gentle Yoga
Saturdays, 3 – 4 PM
Feb. 1, 8, 22, 29

Instructor: Leticia Valerio Rodriguez, CYT-200, CYT Gentle Restorative Instruction in Spanish & English
 
Move towards balance with both stimulation and relaxation. Heal and reduce the effects of stress. Bring a yoga mat and towel. Registration begins Jan. 8.
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