About Seasonal Courses with the
Lansdowne Parks & Recreation Program…
See the Seasonal Course Schedule HERE for more details.
All Seasonal Courses are hosted at the 20th Century Club
@ 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, PA.
Course: Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong : Women Only
Radiant Lotus Women’s Qi-gong (RLWQ) is a self-healing internal art program specifically designed to empower women to practice self-health care. The program consists of a series of movement techniques and breath exercises that have the capacity to help practitioners realize their own individual healing potential and reach optimal levels of health. The fundamental elements of RLWQ consist of techniques like Shaking and Cupping, Self-Massage, Vibrational Sound Healing and the Kwan Yin Closing & Showering Qi Movement. Additional elements include the Balancing Movement with Phoenix Opening, Lotus Rises from the Water, Longevity Qigong Series and Emotional Release techniques. Appropriate for women; mature adolescents to senior students of all levels.
Course: Tai Chi :
This class introduces and drills the basic postures and movement combinations of the T’ai Chi Chuan 37 short form (also known as the Cheng Man Ch’ing style or Yang Abstract form). This moving meditation sets into motion the internal energy traveling through the body known as “Chi”. We will practice breathing and moving meditation techniques to warm-up/promote the flow of “Chi” through the body. As a healing element this flow of energy increases circulation, calms the mind, relaxes the muscles and heals nervous, organic and skeletal problems. In addition to the form, we will practice partner exercises known as Tui Shou (“push hands”) to help develop a deeper awareness of how to overcome force by neutralizing its power rather than adding to the conflict. The essence of the form can be summarized by the words “sink”, “relax” and “yield.”
Course: Mobility Flow :
Active Adults + Seniors
Experience the vitality, strength and flexibility that comes with gentle and specific yogic movements practiced from a chair or standing position. The class will be led through a basic but successful orientation of yoga and breath work accessible to various levels of experience without the pressure of being subjected to any of those intimidating "pretzel poses." Students are encouraged to approach the practice with non-judgment and acceptance of any limitations. Come to honor the body, to be playful in spirit and to relax the mind! Appropriate for adults with limited mobility and active seniors seeking a chair and/or standing practice.