Ongoing classes in Yoga and Tai Chi (January-April 2018)  

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.

Tai Chi Beginners with Master Young and Sifu Carey • Mondays, 10-11:15 a.m.; Tuesdays, 2:30-3:45 p.m.; Tuesdays/Thursdays, 7:15-8:30 p.m. • Learn the first third of the Yang Style Short Form. Focus on relaxation, meditation in motion, coordination, and cultivation of energy. $185. Contact Wasentha at 741-0695; info@peacefuldragonschool.com or peacefuldragonschool.com.

Yang Tai Chi for Mobility Maintenance with Karla Groesbeck • Mondays, 1:30-3 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m.; Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. • Tai Chi and Silk Reeling classes are for individuals of any age and fitness level who seek to relax and have fun with this engaging body/mind activity. These are peaceful, flowing, low-impact exercises, well suited for calming, centering, and mobility maintenance. Prices vary. Contact Karla at 325-4244; karla@taichilove.com or taichilove.com.

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.

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.

Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan with Genie Parker • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 6 p.m., Sundays, 4 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; info@wustyle-annarbor.com or wustyle-annarbor.com.

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.

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.

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.

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 at Weber Center with Bonnie Yarbrough • Mondays, 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. Contact the Weber Center at (517) 266-4000; webercenter@adriandominican.org or webercenter.org.
 

Yoga

Compassionate Yoga with Mary Seibert • Sundays, 9-10:15 a.m. • Kripalu Yoga which is appropriate for beginners and seasoned yoga students. Emphasis on mindfulness, breath, movement, strength, and balance. Contact Mary at 323-2520; mvsa2mvs@gmail.com or compassionateyoga.info.

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 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 at Imagine Fitness and Yoga • Mondays and Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Thursdays, 11 a.m., Fridays, 12 p.m. • Yoga classes for everyone, no experience necessary. Specific styles include Hatha, Restorative, Beginners, and Fundamentals. $20/drop-in. Contact 622-8119; imagine@imaginefitnessandyoga.com or imaginefitnessandyoga.com.

Hatha Yoga with Kashi Nivas • 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 at 883-6947; atmaram@kashinivas.org or kashinivas.org.

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/preregistered. $18/drop-in with permission. Contact Michele at 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

Yoga for Athletes with Michele Bond of Yoga House • Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. • Athletes or anyone looking for a strong practice will enjoy increasing core strength, enhancing flexibility, agility, balance, and mental focus. $14/preregistered. $18/drop-in with permission. Contact Michele at 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

Yin Yoga with Pure Hot Yoga Studio • Thursdays, 12 p.m. • Yin Yoga increases circulation in the joints and improves flexibility. It is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time. It may range from 45 second to two minutes. Yin Yoga brings about a meditative awareness of inner silence which is good for beginners. $49/New Student Special. Contact Lora at purehotyogaa2@gmail.com or purehotyogaa2.com.

Restorative Yoga with Kashi Nivas • 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 at 883-6947; atmaram@kashinivas.org or kashinivas.org.

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/preregistered. $13/drop-in with permission. Contact Michele at 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

Inward Bound Yoga at Friends Meetinghouse • Jan. 8-Feb. 24 and Mar. 5-Apr. 28 • Variety of approaches to yoga, including Hatha, Prenatal and Postnatal, Ashtanga, and several flow classes coordinated with music. For class descriptions and fees, see website: ibyoga.com.

Yoga Classes at The Yoga Space • Various class times, Jan. 8-Apr. • Offering beginner, intermediate, advanced, and senior classes. Classes are an hour and a half. $108/7 weeks. Contact Sue at 622-9600; sue@yogaspaceannarbor.com or yogaspaceannarbor.com. 

Holistic Yoga Teacher Training RYT200, RYT300, RYT500 with Ema Stefanova • Courses start Jan. 14 • These comprehensive custom tailored programs are well designed to: systematically deepen your understanding of yoga and meditation, develop your personal yoga and meditation practice (sadhana), and develop skills for safely teaching yoga and meditation to others. Register now for classes. Register early and save! Contact Ema at 665-7801; emastefanova@cs.com or yogaandmeditation.com.

Free Trial Yoga Classes with Sue Salaniuk • Jan. 26, Feb. 23, Mar. 30, Apr. 27, 6-7 p.m. • A Free Trial Yoga class for everyone interested in learning about Iyengar Yoga. No registration necessary. Free. Contact Sue at 622-9600; sue@yogaspaceannarbor.com or yogaspaceannarbor.com. 

Yoga with Cats with Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center • Sundays, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. • 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. tenth class free! Contact Karen at 661-3530; tinylions@hshv.org or tinylions.org/yoga.

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.