Mind & Body

massage

yoga

yoga

 Register for Mind & Body Mini Courses on the Norris Box Office!

Massage: Shiatsu Acupressure for Everyone

In this course, you will learn simple time-honored techniques designed to promote circulation, healthy function, relaxation, and a sense of well-being. Using the map of Chinese/Japanese meridians and points, you will be guided through hands-on methods that can be applied to yourself and to others. We will have plenty of hands-on practice time.

Martial Arts and Self Defense

Acquire a full set of "portable" skills that never expire. Self-defense skills will protect you and others in emergencies and help you stay in good health. This course integrates Chinese Wushu and components of military police training, covering a variety of practical techniques that can be practiced alone or with friends. Martial arts will improve more than your self-defense, it will also build your determination and perseverance.

Medical Hypnotism

Learn how to achieve a mental and physical meditative state instantly! Medical hypnotism has been proven to relieve pain an discomfort, reduce stress, and enhance memory and concentration. The instructor will teach you how to program your subconscious, strengthen your brainpower, overcome daily challenges, and achieve your goals.

Movement Mindfulness: Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Learn the principles of the Alexander Technique to increase mindfulness in your everyday movements and strengthen connection between mind and body. The Alexander Technique is a method of postural awareness known for helping performing artists to sustain their energy and physical presence onstage. By addressing and changing physical habits, it combats everyday physical stresses caused by hunching over desks, computers, and smartphones. Whether you would like to gain confidence in public speaking or feel less stressed at the end of the day, this course will offer some practical help from the Alexander Technique and bring some ease into your daily life.

Nighttime Yoga 

Perfect for beginners and experts alike, Nighttime Yoga will emphasize long stretches, relaxation techniques, and guided meditation to calm the mind and ready each individual for a tranquil evening. Tap into your inner strength and reach for the stars. Remember to bring your own yoga mat and any props to assist your practice.

Nighttime Yoga 

Perfect for beginners and experts alike, Nighttime Yoga will emphasize long stretches, relaxation techniques, and guided meditation to calm the mind and ready each individual for a tranquil evening. Tap into your inner strength and reach for the stars. Remember to bring your own yoga mat and any props to assist your practice.

Vinyasa Yoga 

A weekly vinyasa course with a steady flow focused on twists designed to create heat, detoxify, and invigorate balanced with ending cooldown. Sequence builds in intensity over weeks, with modifications available for all levels.

Yang Style Tai-Chi Quan

Modeled after the practice of Yang Lu-chan, one of the best Gong Fu Masters during China's Qing Dynasty, Yang-Style Tai Chi was practiced in Chinese imperial families to help princes and princesses to learn martial arts and live healthier lives. Practitioners of Tai Chi today presents  form of martial arts as beautifully choreographed "dancing". Health benefits include self-defense skills and stress relief, among others.