MAILED: March 26, 2001
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will offer classes on Chinese 18 postures, acu-yoga and tai chi.
Chinese 18 Postures Level II, which is open only to those who have completed Chinese 18 Postures Level I, will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays, April 2, 9, 23 and 30, in the Hilltop Lounge. Acu-yoga classes will meet from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, April 4, 11 and 18 and May 2 and 9, in the Hilltop Lounge. Tai chi classes will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 4, 11 and 18 and May 2 and 9, in Room 105 of McPhee Physical Education Center.
The aim of the classes is to bridge academic learning with self-discovery through activities enhancing wellness and fun.
In the Chinese 18 Postures Level II course, participants will review and practice the basic postures. Each week the class will add one or more breathing and stretching routines designed to increase physical stamina, reduce stress and promote wellness.
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.
Acu-yoga classes incorporate a blend of traditional hatha yoga postures, breathing focuses and access to the acupressure and acupuncture points.
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.
Samantha Hansen, registered nurse and 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 $15 for UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students and $30 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: March 26, 2001