All classes are held in the Wisdom Room, CFL's state-of-the-art meeting room. The Wisdom Room is home to our many classes and educational activities. See below for information about Qi Gong and Yoga. See other pages for info about our mindfulness classes: MBSR and MEAL.
For all classes, we accept cash, checks and credit cards.Credit card payments can be made online here.
Yoga for Osteoporosis
This class is suitable for everyone, with or without yoga experience. More and more studies are showing how powerful youga can be for our bones. In these two classes, we will learn what postures help to strengthen our bones, along with breathing techniques. Gloria Drayer will also offer the do's and don'ts for those of us living with osteoporosis. The class is gentle, yet powerful for your bones. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and don't eat two hourse before the class. Fee is $30 for both classes. Limited space. For more information about the class, call Gloria at 505-275-6638. To register for the class, please contact Michelle at email@example.com or 505-925-4551.
Wednesdays, October 19 &26,2016; 10:00-11:30 a.m. at UNM Center for Life
Yoga and Grief: A Compassionate Journey Toward Healing
After a great loss, the journey toward healing can be a tempestuous one, a fragile balance of light and dark, hope and despair. For many people the practices of Yoga can provide a focus on the present moment and a way to restore the balance and energy which we need so urgently in times of stress and sadness. This two-hour workshop can help those dealing with loss of any kind. Break ups, divorce, death, illness etc. Gloria Drayer will show you gentle yoga techniques and suggestions about breathing, meditation and ritual. These techniques are appropriate for those of any age and physical ability, and make sense for those already adept as much as for those completely new to Yoga practice. This is also appropriate for practitioners to help their clients as they go through loss; it is designed to promote calm and comfort to clients. Fee is $40 and eligible for UNM employee tuition remission. To register, please contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-925-4551.
Saturday, October 22, 2016; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at UNM Center for Life
Managing Your Weight During the Holidays with Yoga
Fact: roughly 75% of annual weight gain takes place during the holiday season.
Don't let this happen to you this year. This class can help prepare you for the holidays with using the principles of yoga that can re-shape our minds along with our bodies and change how we see, and how we treat our bodies. In these two sessions, we will use yoga postures to help support the body in weight managing and even weight loss. As anyone who has ever worked at managing their weight before knows, the effort is as much in the mind as it is in the body. Gloria Drayer will lead you through yoga poses to help strengthen the body. The class also teaches the techniques of mindful eating and meditation to encourage love of the body and mind.
Saturdays, November 12 & 19, 2016; 10:00-11:30 a.m. at UNM Center for Life.
Gloria Drayer, RYT (500) is known for the intuition, empathy, and compassion she brings to Yoga Simple and Sacred, her life-affirming approach to yoga retreats, workshops and classes. A certified yoga instructor, she teaches international yoga retreats, as well as weekly classes in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Workshops focus on life-transforming topics such as grief and loss and Soul-enhancing approaches such as Full Moon Yoga and Winter/Summer Solstice Yoga, as well as physical challenges such as insomnia and menopause. Gloria is the creator of Full Moon Yoga DVD and "Yoga and Grief" e-book and in print. She has lived and taught at Kripalu, the country's largest yoga and holistic health center located in Massachusetts, and holds a 500-hour certification with Kripalu and Yoga Alliance. Having studied at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Gloria is influenced by the teaching tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar and Prof. T. Krishnamacharya. She continues her studies with Sonia Nelson. Find out more about Gloria at yogasimpleandsacred.com and yogaandgrief.com.
Wellness Tai Chi and Chi Gung
Often referred to as a moving meditation, Tai Chi promotes a peaceful harmony between mind and body, builds physical flexibility, and enhances balance and coordination. This particular form of Tai Chi/Chi gung combines the breathing discipline of Chi Gung and the movements of Tai Chi. It is designed so that students new to Tai Chi can achieve a satisfying level of competence in a short period of time. Included are meditation practices that open the way to the coordination of mind and body as a preparation for the prescribed movements of the form.
Specific benefits of the "Wellness Form" of Tai Chi/Chi Gung are enhancement of lung capacity and awareness of breathing techniques that energize the body while achieving a relaxed harmony between the body and mind. The coordinated practice of Tai Chi movements promotes healthy circulation, balance, flexibility, and physical confidence.
Times: Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Dates: January 10 - February 28, 2016
Cost: $15 per session; $110 for all 8 sessions
To register and pay online, please click here. Tuition remission forms may be submitted directly to Michelle Hale at email@example.com. For additional information regarding registration, please contact Michelle at 505-925-4551.
Reed Anderson has studied and practiced the Wu Family form of Tai Chi over twenty years and for the past ten years has instructed classes in this Wellness Form of Tai Chi/Chi Gung as well as the Long Form Wu-style in the El Morro/Ramah area of New Mexico. He began his Wellness Tai Chi and Chi Gung studies at the Cincinnati Ohio Wellness Center in 1994 and soon continued as a private student of Master Mok Lau practicing the Wu Family Long Form of Tai Chi, and the Wah Mountain-style of external Chi Gung. Reed holds a PhD in Spanish language and literature and is retired from a career of teaching and administration at the University of California, Davis and Miami University in Oxford Ohio.
Awareness Through Movement®
"Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself." - Moshe Feldenkrais
Awareness Through Movement® can bring you towards a greater awareness of yourself by exploring movement. Come and enjoy these gentle lessons and gain a greater understanding of ow you do what you do. Benefits may include more options in movement and self-use; increase in balance, range of motion, and flexibility; and decrease in tension and pain.
Times: Tuesday at 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Tuesday evenings, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Dates: July 12-August 16, 2016 (6-week series)
Cost: $15 per class; $75 for 6-week series - SAVE $15 and eligible for UNM employee tuition remission (series cost only).
To register and pay online, please click here. Tuition remission forms may be submitted directly to Michelle Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information regarding registration, please call Michelle at 505-925-4551.
Amy LaGrange, LMT and authorized student Awareness Through Movement ® teacher, is participating in an accredited FELDENKRAIS ® Professional Training Program (FPTP). The Feldenkrais Method is an approach to working with people which expands their repertoire of movements, enhances awareness, improves function and enables people to express themselves more fully. Training programs include 800 hours of training over a four year period. In November, with 400 hours of the training completed, Amy became an authorized student Awareness Through Movement ®; teacher.