Chi Fit Weekend September 15+16 in Swampscott, Massachusetts with three Zen Wellness Master Teachers!
Both days $695 total or ask Lynnette about one-day pass
Chair Yoga Teacher Training
-with Stacey Lubets, E-RYT 500
Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21
This two-day training is designed for yoga teachers, healthcare practitioners, wellness professionals or anyone with students or clients who may have difficulty getting down on the floor due to age, body size, inflexibility or other physical limitations. Chair yoga is also a useful way to incorporate yoga into the classroom or office setting. When we bring our yoga practice off the floor and into a chair, it becomes more accessible, sustainable and easier to integrate into a variety of different settings.
Participants in this training will learn to:
For yoga teachers, healthcare/wellness professionals, classroom teachers, counselors or yoga students. It is highly recommended that participants have at least 15 hours of yoga experience.
Dates and Times
Saturday October 20: 1-6pm and Sunday October 21: 9am-4pm
Yoga Center of Cape Cod, 1604 Route 6A, PO Box 58, East Dennis, MA 02641
Register at: www.yogacenterofcapecod.com 508-385-8034
Investment- $295 Early Bird Registration (before Sept 1)- $250
About the Instructor:
Stacey Lubets is an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher and has received specialized training in Chair Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, Y12SR, Curvy Yoga, Yoga for Eating Disorders, and Yoga for Emotional Health. She has taught chair yoga classes at senior centers, a retirement community, a pain center, the YMCA, the JCC, corporate events, private clients and more. Stacey currently teaches traditional and chair yoga classes, as well as therapeutic yoga at an eating disorder treatment center. For more information, visit www.staceyyoga.com.
I wanted to thank you for your classes and your studio. I enjoy your & Carrie’s classes so much and learn so much every time. It’s a great studio with a warm feeling. I always feel welcome and comfortable there. I really appreciate! You’ve done a great job! (AM)
I was a little intimidated to try yoga, but Lynnette and the students at Cape Cod Yoga Center were very welcoming. The classes are designed to accommodate beginners as well experienced students. Lynnette offers great pointers for improving your poses, but doesn’t overwhelm you with too much information. I am hooked! I signed up for the unlimited yoga package. (Louise H)
Tai chi chuan, a gentle form of martial arts combining deep, diaphragmatic breathing and flowing, dancelike poses, can be a remarkably potent workout for people of many ages. In various recent studies and reviews, tai chi has been found to improve practitioners’ balance, leg strength, cardiovascular endurance, pulse rate, muscular flexibility, immune system response, sleep habits, happiness, sense of self-worth, and ability to concentrate and multitask during cognitive tests.
In one especially impressive study from last year, the brains of older people who had been practicing tai chi for several years were compared with the brains of age-matched sedentary adults. The tai chi participants showed greater connectivity and other measures of health in portions of the brain known to be involved in decision-making and attention than the volunteers who had never done tai chi.
Overall, tai chi “can improve both physical and psychosocial health,” said Dr. Chenchen Wang, the director of the Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
Scientists haven’t yet determined, though, whether tai chi is substantially better for you than other types of light-to-moderate exercise, such as walking, yoga or weight training, said Fuzhong Li, a principal investigator at the Oregon Research Institute, who has studied tai chi. Comparative effectiveness studies pitting the activities against one another have not been done.
But tai chi is definitely better than no or very light activity. “Our work does suggest that tai ji chuan”— another form of the activity’s name — “produces far better outcomes compared to low-impact activities such as stretching,” Dr. Li said.
Many community centers and Y.M.C.A.’s nationwide offer low-cost classes, Dr. Li said. You can find a program near you by visiting the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association’s website at americantaichi.net.
A new year and a new look!
We’ve added new links to make scheduling classes and workshops easier. Download the MindBody app for your iphone or android device, schedule a workshop or class online, come to one of our monthly Beginner’s Workshops, and more.
Master Michael Leone with Lynnette Walker for her 200 hour certificate graduation in Nashua NH Sept 2013; 500 hour certificate September 2016.
Classes are offered: Sat 9 am; Mon 3:30 pm; Thursday 9 am. Master’s Path Teacher Training Tuesday and Wednesday. See schedule for details.
And for more general info please visit: http://www.zenwellness.com/