Tai Chi - Qigong
Tai Chi is a 4,000 year-old practice and one of the best known martial arts of the Internal systems from ancient China based on Qigong and Taoist principles. Tai Chi originates from qigong, a discipline that has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine.
Tai Chi is often referred to as “meditation in motion” and involves a series of slow, meditative body movements and is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body. It promotes healing by integrating a meditative combination of movement, controlled breathing, sound, and visualization. Tai Chi can be easily integrated into your daily life.
Qigong (“Chee -gung”) is a way of cultivating and harnessing “life force” energy for health and healing, martial arts and peace of mind.
Benefits of Tai Chi and QiGong Practice
With proper instruction and regular practice, tai chi can be a positive part of an overall approach to improving your health.
Release joint pain
Release stress, anxiety and depression
Improved mood and quality of sleep
Increased energy and stamina
Improved flexibility and balance
Improved muscle strength and definition
About Instructor Sifu Gary Renza
“Sifu Gary Renza has been actively involved in the Chinese healing and martial arts for the past 30 yrs. He has competed in numerous tournaments, is a published writer, lecturer, herbalist and one of the most sought after teachers in the tristate area.
Sifu Renza has extensive training in the Chinese martial arts including Northern and Southern Shao’lin Ch’uan, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hsing-I Ch’uan, Pa Kua Chang, Ching Na and Chinese Kenpo. He is also well versed in Taoist and Buddhist meditations and philosophies as well as the healing arts of Chi Kung, Chinese medicine, Tui Na and Chinese herbalogy.
He has also written articles for some of the leading martial arts magazines in the country. Over the years Sifu Renza has received numerous awards for his excellence and perseverance in the Chinese martial arts. At the present time Sifu Renza is teaching in the Cold Spring and Cortlandt Manor regions in southern New York.” ~Hudson Valley Martial Arts Organization
Drop In $20, 4 Class $60
Yin-Yoga Fusion & Pilates
Yin Yoga Fusion
A gentle combination of yoga asana in addition with the deep healing benefits of Yin poses as you massage and breath into the connective tissue where we hold onto blocked energy. We address the chakra system as well as the meridians to help release stuck issues in our body and emotional self.
A gentle combination of yoga asana in addition with the deep healing benefits of Yin poses as you massage and breathe into the connective tissue where we hold onto blocked energy. We address the chakra system as well as the meridians to help release stuck issues in our body and emotional self.
About Instructor Lisa Cito
As an Experienced Registered Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Perfect Health Teacher in Ayurveda, a Certified Holistic Health Coach and published author of “Forgive and Heal” and “Floating” Meditations to name a few. She is also a published author of the Oxygen Yoga Book series and meditations.
Lisa Cito has been assisting Women since the mid 1980’s to discover and bring out their true inner vibrant glow. Lisa realizes that women affect everyone around them as the caretakers of the world, and when a woman is at her very best, she impacts those around her, influencing them in a positive way, therefore helping bring light into our society with each person she touches.
Lisa’s goal is to help women connect with and bring forth their inner vibrance which already lives deep inside their being so they may glow in their unique beauty and fullness of their true self.
Lisa’s approach is light hearted and compassionate in unconditional love. She does this through Ayurveda which helps them to understand who they are and why they have certain issues. Using Yoga postures, aroma therapy, nutrition, color, art and a myriad of guided meditations with many different breathing techniques to help balance the energy systems in the body, mind and spirit and the Chakra centers.
She offers private sessions, small and large classes, different types of workshops and enjoys creating unique experiential workshops and retreats to assist all in the fullness of health and wellness.
Lisa’s yoga certification is through Be Yoga/ Ishta Yoga. She received her Ayurvedic certification through the Chopra Center and is a Certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Has a Certification in Pilates through Power Pilates.
Pilates Tue 10:15am
Yin-Yoga Fusion Wed 7:15pm
Drop in $20 or 4 Class $60
Stretch and Tone is a unique full-body workout that strengthens and lengthens your muscles.
Some benefits include flexibility, balance, supple movement and active range of motion, which all lead to better joint health, longevity with less pain and injury
About Instructor Debbie Martin
Debbie Martin has been in the fitness industry for 20 years. She is certain that working out will not only help you to lose weight and control the onset of many health issues but it will also help you with your self esteem and mood. Join Debbie on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. for an opportunity to de-stress and claim back your “real” you!
Drop in $15, 5 for $50