Ongoing classes in Yoga and Tai Chi (September through December 2017)  

Tai Chi, Martial Arts, & Self Defense

Wu Style Tai Chi at Jewel Heart with Marilyn Feingold • Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m. • Learn the ancient art of meditation in motion with this 'soft style' martial art emphasizing relaxation and balance. Contact Jewel Heart at 994-3387; programs@jewelheart.org or jewelheart.org.

Chen Tai Chi Ch'uan with Joe Walters • Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Saturdays 10-11 a.m. • Unique movement art emphasizing inner stillness and relaxation developed through disciplined whole body integration and refined awareness. Instruction in stance training, silk-reeling exercises, and Chen Tai Chi forms. $85/month. Contact Joe Walters at annarbortaichi@gmail.com or annarbortaichi.com.

Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan with Genie Parker • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. • Wu Style tai chi chuan is a soft style martial art emphasizing balance and relaxation. All are welcome to learn this ancient art of meditation in motion. $45/month for one class/week, $70/two classes/month. Student, senior, and family rates available. First class free. Contact Genie at (248) 229-1060; wustyleannarbor@gmail.com or wustyle-annarbor.com.

Tai Chi for Arthritis with Jan Katz • Thursdays, 1-1:50 p.m. • Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of life, as well as preventing falls for older adults. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginners to improve health and wellness. $50/month or $17/drop-in sessions. Contact Alexis at 845-9786; pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or sunshen.org.

Tai Chi for Kids with Jonathan Buckman • Sundays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. • From the slow Tai-Chi form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home. This class invites kids to learn about themselves and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness. Available to children from 5-17. $70/month, $21/drop-in sessions. Contact Alexis at 845-9786; pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or sunshen.org.

Tai Chi Pushing Hands with Joseph Wang • Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Pushing hands is an interactive Tai Chi training which helps you experience the world in a nonreactive and  calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. $70/month, $21/drop-in sessions. Contact Alexis at 845-9786; pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or sunshen.org.

SUN SHEN Basic Tai Chi Form with Ann-Margaret Giovino and Pastor Neuhaus • Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. • Build a solid foundation in Tai Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power which comes from relaxed focus. $55/month, $17/drop-in sessions. Contact Alexis at 845-9786; pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or sunshen.org.

Morning Tai Chi with Master Sang Kim • Monday through Friday, 7-8:30 a.m. • Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. $225/month. Contact Alexis at 845-9786; pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or sunshen.org.

Tai Chi at Weber Center with Bonnie Yarbrough • Mondays, Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m. • Tai Chi is an ancient exercise that involves slow-paced turning and stretching. It has been shown to help improve circulation, balance, posture, increase strength and flexibility, and reduce stress. Good for all ages. Wear comfortable, loose clothing with tennis shoes or socks. $5/session, $25/all six. Contact the Weber Center at (517) 266-4000; webercenter@adriandominican.org or webercenter.org.

Yoga

Yoga Class with the Zen Buddhist Temple • Six Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 5 and Oct. 17, 6:30-8 p.m. • Beginning and experienced students learn traditional yoga postures (hatha) with an emphasis on relaxation, concentration, and working with the breath. Early registration recommended. $60/all six sessions. Drop-in  $12/session. Contact Zen Buddhist Temple at 761-6520; annarbor@zenbuddhisttemple.org or zenbuddhisttemple.org.

Holistic Yoga Teacher Training RYT200, RYT300, RYT500 with Ema Stefanova • Courses start Sept. 7 • Holistic Yoga Teacher Training. Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation is a Yoga Alliance Registered School. Our certification training includes one retreat at Lake Michigan per level. Register now for classes beginning Sept. 7. Register early and save! $3,195. Contact Ema at 665-7801; emastefanova@cs.com or yogaandmeditation.com.

Living a Fulfilled Life Immersion and Teacher Training with Nancy McCaochan • Saturdays, Oct. 7-Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • Five-month yoga immersion beginning in October that can lead to teacher certification and Yoga Alliance Registry at the 200-hour level. $2,799 before Sept. 1. Contact Nancy at (248) 797-4271; nancy@karma-yoga.net or karma-yoga.net.

Iyengar Yoga with David Rosenberg • Mondays, 6 p.m., Thursdays, 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. • Experience invigorating yoga postures using the methods of BKS Iyengar. The instructor emphasizes the use of props and individual instruction so all student can participate together. $119/10 classes. Contact David at 646-4195; massage4@aol.com or aareced.com.

Healing Heart, Mind & Body Yoga Calm for Childhood Trauma and Stress with Lynea Gillen • Nov. 10 and 11 • In this two-day workshop, you'll learn Yoga Calm's strength based approach for working with childhood stress and trauma. Participants will learn how to engage and develop children and teen's physical, mental, and emotional resources to promote healing, develop resilience, and support growth. $245-285. Contact Maryann at 476-5690; maryannemor@gmail.com or mc4me.org.

Drop-in Gentle Yoga with Erica Dutton • Wednesdays 11 a.m.-12 p.m. • Optional meditation at 10:30 a.m. Iyengar Yoga for all levels, no experience necessary. Please bring a yoga mat and wear loose clothing. $5 donation. Contact Erica at 417-4385; eld0306@yahoo.com or enlightenedsoulcenter.com.

Yoga and Mindfulness Facilitated by Horsesense and Horsepower at Heritage Hill Haven • Ongoing by appointment • Therapy on horseback. Incorporates yoga and equine-inspired mindfulness to create a powerful healing session. Options for ground work and mounted learning activities in individual or group sessions that promote wellness. No experience necessary. Prices vary. Contact Kathleen at 622-9500; haveninfo@heritagehillhaven.org or heritagehillhaven.org.

Open Level Yoga with Michele Bond of Yoga House • Sundays, 7:30-9 p.m., Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. • Mixed level class with variations offered for all levels. $14 preregistered. $18/drop-in with permission. Contact Michele at 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

Yoga Happy Hour: Basics and Restorative with Michele Bond of Yoga House • Fridays, 6-7 p.m. • Learn basic alignment, simple postures and breath, along with some delicious restoratives. Feel your stress melt away. $11/pre-registered. $13/drop-in with permission. Contact Michele at 358-8546; michele@yagahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

Yoga for Athletes with Michele Bond of Yoga House • Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. • Athletes or anyone looking for a strong practice will enjoy increasing core strength, enhancing flexibility, agility, balance, and mental focus. $14/pre-registered. $18/drop-in with permission. Contact Michele at 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

Yoga Essentials with Michele Bond of Yoga House • Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. • For those new to yoga, or new to this system. Learn Universal Principles of Alignment that are an invaluable aid to learning the postures, deepening your understanding of the body, developing a yoga practice that is safe, joyful, therapeutic, and fun. $14/pre-registered. $18/drop-in with permission. Contact Michele at 358-8546; michele@yagahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

Yoga Classes at The Yoga Room with Christy DeBurton • Mondays, 4:30-5 p.m., 6-7:15 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 6-7:15 p.m., Saturdays, 8:30-9:45 p.m. • Offering Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa yoga classes. See website for pricing and full schedule. Contact Christy at 761-8409; info@christydeburton.com or yogaroomannarbor.com.

Yoga with Cats with Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center • Sundays, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 • Practice Hatha style yoga with the furry feline masters at Ann Arbor's own cat cafe! Bring peace to your mind and body while filling your heart with joy as you help animals - proceeds help the homeless animals in our community. $10. 10th class is free. Contact Karen at 661-3530; tinylions@hshv.org or tinylions.org.

Hatha Yoga with Kashi Walters • Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. • This class uses quieting yoga sequences to help destress and restore the body. The movements calm the nervous system and bring subtle energies back into balance. Please bring a yoga mat. $15. Contact Kashi Nivas at 883-6947; atmaram@kashinivas.org or kashinivas.org.

Restorative Yoga with Kashi Walters • Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. • Designed to soothe and refresh the body and soul using props and guided meditation. Please bring a yoga mat. $15. Contact Kashi Nivas at 883-6947; atmaram@kashinivas.org or kashinivas.org.

Purna Yoga with Raisha Love • Call for times • Come back to the roots of yoga in our new studio. Contact (989) 284-1042; askraisha@yahoo.com or purnayogaannarbor.com.