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UW-Eau Claire to Offer
Wellness Classes for Fall

 MAILED:  Sept. 15, 2003

EAU CLAIRE —The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will offer “Chinese 18 Postures,” “Mind and Body Fitness Yoga,” “Pilates” and “Alexander Technique” classes throughout this fall.

Diane Omtvedt, nurse practitioner, will instruct the “Chinese 18 Postures” classes, which will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 24 and ending Oct. 29. Classes will meet in Room 105 of McPhee Physical Education Center and are $23 for UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff and $38 for community members.

“Chinese 18 Postures” is a series of gentle stretching and breathing postures that will help to resolve and avoid stiffness and achy muscles. There will be no on-the-floor work, as all eighteen postures are standing postures.

Participants should wear baggy shorts or pants with an elastic waistband and flat, flexible shoes to help provide good balance.

Kim Landry-Ayers, owner of Mission Accomplished Personal Training and Yoga Studio, will instruct the “Mind and Body Fitness Yoga” classes, which will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 14 and ending Dec. 2. Classes will be in the Hibbard Penthouse of Hibbard Hall and are $30 for UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff and $45 for community members.

“Mind and Body Fitness Yoga” combines elements of Hatha yoga with traditional fitness exercises and stretching routines to provide a revitalizing workout that integrates body, mind and breath for total performance.

Participants should bring a blanket and pillow(s), and should wear loose, comfortable and layered clothing.

Penny Crochiere-Skerhutt, STOTT certified instructor, will lead the “Pilates” classes, which will meet from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Oct. 7 and ending Nov. 13. Classes will be in McPhee Dance Studio of McPhee Physical Education Center and are $55 for UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff.

“Pilates” is the method of finding a balance of the body through stabilizing the core muscles. Pilates promotes increased flexibility and wellness.

Dr. Toni Poll-Sorensen, professor of music and theatre arts, will lead the “Alexander Technique” class from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Choral Room 143 of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Classes are $8 for UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff and $12 for community members.

The “Alexander Technique” is designed to detect patterns of tension from everyday activities like sitting, standing and walking, and turn them into patterns of ease.
Comfortable clothing is suggested, but business casual attire is acceptable.

For more information, or to register, contact Vicki Funne Reed, associate director of intramural sports, at (715) 836-4931 or at reedvf@uwec.edu.

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Updated: September 15, 2003