MAILED: Jan. 24, 2001
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will offer classes on Chinese 18 postures, acu-yoga and tai chi.
The Chinese 18 postures course will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 5-March 12, in the Hilltop Lounge. Acu-yoga classes will meet from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 14-March 14, in the Hilltop Lounge. Tai chi classes will meet from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 14-March 14, in McPhee Physical Education Center 105.
The aim of the classes is to bridge academic learning with self-discovery through activities enhancing wellness and fun.
The Chinese 18 postures help heal and avoid sore, stiff muscles, as well as strengthen and lubricate joints, improve posture and balance, and help to avoid future injuries. Participants can benefit regardless of their current fitness level.
All 18 postures are standing positions. Participants should wear baggy shorts or pants with an elastic waistband and flat, flexible shoes for good balance; tennis shoes are not recommended.
Diane J. Omtvedt, nurse practitioner in UW-Eau Claires Student Health Service, is the course instructor.
Tai chi classes practice meditation through a series of slow, continuous and relaxed movements. Benefits of the class include strengthening lungs and muscles, increasing overall concentration, becoming aware of balance and movement, and developing sensitivity.
Acu-yoga classes incorporate a blend of traditional hatha yoga postures, breathing focuses and access to the acupressure and acupuncture points.
Samantha Hanson, registered nurse and a certified health and wellness counselor with extensive experience teaching acu-yoga and tai chi, will instruct these two classes.
The Chinese 18 postures course costs $20 for UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students and $35 for community residents. Acu-yoga costs $22 for UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students and $37 for community residents. Tai chi costs $25 for UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students and $40 for community residents.
For more information, contact Vicki Reed, associate director of University Recreation at (715) 836-4931.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Jan. 24, 2001