Inspiring Adults to Stay Active and Stay Involved
Classes - ORANGE Clubs - PINK
Instructor: Gina Komanac
Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. Great fun for all!
This is a Zoom Class
Working toward our next performance, in this session we will continue to build a simulated live radio broadcast call "Alberta Afternoon." Because we have already worked on this show in previous sessions, we are not able to accept new participants until we begin our next show.
Mondays 11:00 to 12:30 ($5.00 photocopy fee applies)
About the Instructor, Allison Demeter:
Diploma in Music
Diploma in Recreation Therapy
Certificate in “Training in the Art of Loving”
Certificate in “Shalom Retreat Leadership Training”
Breathwork Facilitator in Training
Core Energetics Practitioner in training
35 years of experience in music with seniors in various capacities
12 years of experience working as a Designated Lay Minister in the United Church
Notes from the instructor:
What equipment is required by the student to bring to class?
Binder, pencil, and eraser. Props may be required depending on what we are working on.
What equipment will the instructor provide the students?
What clothing is required?
Comfortable clothing for classes, specifics related to performances will be determined.
What level of competency should the student be at to attend this course?
A willingness to explore the possibilities.
Is this course available for drop-ins?
Because a certain level of commitment is required to perform, participants are welcome to drop in for a maximum of three classes before making a commitment to be in the class.
Is there anything else you would like the students to know about your class?
We are not a choir and we do not use sheet music. Practice is required.
We lean more to the musical theatre genre and our performances take several sessions to come to completion.
To sing is to risk. To sing is to allow oneself to be vulnerable. Therefore, it is essential that a warm, safe and supportive container be created in which to learn and grow. This is the responsibility of each person in the class.
As in any group, issues do and will come up that need to be addressed:
Each participant is considered an equal and essential member of the class. Each is encouraged not to compare themselves to others, but to embrace where they currently are, set goals and with support, work toward those goals.
There is no tolerance for bullying or gossip. When concerns arise, participants are to come directly to the instructor who will:
Ask each participant to explore how their own behavior may impact the other, to be willing to listen to the other, and to take responsibility for their part.
Ask the participants to work out issues face to face with each other in a respectful manner.
Provide support/mediate conversations when required.
Meets the first Tuesday of the month, Sept - June
We have chosen our books until April. We take turns hosting and leading the book discussion. We currently have 12 members and we welcome new ones.
Currently we are meeting on Zoom and will continue to do so.
Book choices are:
Feb: The Henna Artist
Mar: The Only Woman in the Room
April: The Lonely Hearts Hotel
May: Where I Belong by Alan Doyle
June: Where the Crawdads Sing
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Zumba Gold is a low impact dance fitness class. It is a follow the leader aerobics that explores not only Latin music but all kinds of music. The moves are easy to follow and fun! This class is great for those who love music and dance.
Instructor, Paula Bickford has been dancing for 40 years, teaching dance and fitness for 18 years. Paula has been certified in Zumba since 2009.
None. Comfy clothes and running shoes.
Participants should have good stability and movement abilities.
Is a partner required?
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A gentle yoga practice meant to limber all joints and glands in the body. Working with the breath to discover strength, expansion and space within while cultivating a peaceful pleasant state of mind.
With training in the Himalayan tradition of raja yoga, Mellisa is a Certified Yoga Therapist (RYT500) who is passionate about guiding others inward to discover their own capacity to heal, expand and grow into their purpose.
A yoga mat.
There will be foam blocks and straps (props) provided as needed.
Comfortable clothing that allows for movement.
Any and all abilities and bodies are welcome. Each class is taught to accommodate all abilities.
Yes, if there is room after the registered students.
This class is a great way to keep the body and mind active, healthy and limber.
Computer Class Course 2
Do you want to learn more about how to use your laptop, iPad or smartphone etc? In this class together we can learn about the digital things, how to operate them and use them for communication including Gmail, Google Meeting, Skype, Zoom and how to search for information on the internet. There are many apps on the computer, tablets and smartphones that can help you do things. We can explore them and show you how to get started. This is a continuation of the first course and for people already familiar with using computers and digital devices and want to learn more about the basics.
Our instructor, Merv Graham, is a retired ESL teacher that taught basic computer skills to literacy students and in the workplace. In class you can bring your own device and /or use the supplied laptops provided by ERA.
Join our art instructor Alesha as she takes you from start to finish with three projects - 1) pear 2) bird 3) tree landscape (photos to follow)
Learn about colour schemes, tints, materials, types of brushes and surfaces. (materials and supplies are not included)
Here is what you are going to need to bring to class:
Three Canvases: one 8" X 11" and two 11" X 14"
Medium: one container heavy body acrylic gel medium matt finish
Apron or smock to protect your clothing.
Palette (paper plate) check out the Dollar Store
Brushes: one 2", one angular brush 1/2 ", one fine tipped brush
Paint: white, cad medium yellow, alizairam cad yellow, dioxidne purple, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, phatho green, phatho blue, yellow ochre, burst umber, raw sienna (check out the Acrylic Paint set by Artist's Loft)
Check out Michaels Canada for your art supplies - remember to check online for coupons for the Michaels store closest to your location - https://canada.michaels.com
“Dos cervezas por favor?”
Are these the only words you know in Spanish? Then this beginner fun Spanish class is for you. You will be introduced to every day related vocabulary and basic phrases. A beginner course in a fun environment. Learn to read and express simple ideas. The content of the course will be adjusted to the level of the participants.
Join Cristina, born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cristina graduated from normal school, studied physics and has taught students from elementary to grad school.
Equipment: notebook and pen
Prerequisite: Fall session completed or approval from instructor
Class focuses on exercises that increase strength, balance, agility and postural awareness thus reducing the risk of falls. Participants must be ambulatory.
Instructor Lois Hinz
Sturdy footwear that covers the toes and heels. Water bottle is optional.
Bands, balls and hand weights
Loose comfortable clothing
Class is suited for those that use canes, walkers but participants have to get to the class
Participants should inform instructor of any medical or chronic conditions they have.
Sorry, no drop-ins.
A gentle yoga practice meant to limber all joints and glands in the body. Working with the breath to discover strength, expansion and space within while cultivating peaceful pleasant state of mind.
Please bring a yoga mat to class. There will be foam blocks and straps (props) provided as needed. Wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement. Any and all abilities and bodies are welcome. Each class is taught to accommodate all abilities. Drop-is are welcome provided there is room after the registered students.
Health and Wellness with Chen Tai Chi and Qigong.
What does the instructor bring to the course?
27 years in Tai Chi, Qigong, Aikido (martial arts)
Loose gym wear
Beginners and continuing
Chen Tai Chi has more complex moves and more subtle methods. Emphasis on deeper mindful training to coordinate mind and body. Health and Wellness with Tai Chi and Qigong.
Students should have completed at least two terms of beginner Tai Chi.
Feel great and live better. Never a dull moment in this creative non-competitive fitness class. Using hand weights, resistance bands, balls. You will improve bone and muscle, strength, balance, flexibility, heart and brain health.
Instructor: Pat Harding
Do you have a passion for writing? Do you want to take your writing to the next level? A writing club is a great way to grow your writing skills. Work with other writers who are interested in cultivating the same craft and who share similar interests. It is both fun and incredibly rewarding.
Your commitment to Winter, Spring and Summer sessions is appreciated.
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Note: Instruction is for the small size ukulele – soprano, concert or tenor.
This ukulele class will be a direct follow up from the introductory level course and will include a healthy review of basics and lots of strumming and singing. New keys, chords, and strums will be explored in order to add colour to your playing. Alumni are always welcome to register in order to brush up their skills and to keep their playing going.
Pre-requisite: an introductory course or equivalent.
Beginner Line Dance, no partner required. You will experience a variety of dance and music. Having fun and meeting new people very important.
Instructor: Gwen Newll
Dancing 19 years, Ballroom Level 1 Instructor
Teaching since 2006. Alberta Amateur Line Dance Champion 3 years
Calgary Amateur Line Dance Champion 3 years
7 Gold Metals – Dance and choreography – Worlds Line Dance Events
A positive attitude and a smile.
Stop sheets and video links along with playlist for the following week.
Comfortable, indoor shoes that turn easily on a floor. No runners.
Little or no dance experience is required.
Beginners should never attend on a drop-in basis.
Be patient, come often, ask questions, learn dance floor etiquette and dance terminology.
Continuing on from Improver classes, we progress to more complex steps and patterns danced to a wide range of music styles.
Classes are progressive meaning that as the weeks go on after a new teach followed by review teaches dancers are expected to be able to dance that particular dance with minimal instruction.
Instructor: Susan Chalier brings 20+ years of line dancing having attended domestic and international line dance workshops where classes are taught by the world's best choreographers and instructors.
What to wear: comfortable smooth soled shoes. No flip flops or backless sandals. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes.
What experience should a student have? You should have previous dance experience and have mastered a comprehensive range of step patterns and movements. You should be able to memorize the steps of a dance but also be prepared to put in a bit of practice time on the dances, especially those that you don't know so well.
No partner required.
According to research one of the best means of avoiding Alzheimer's & Dementia is to dance. Other benefits are exercise, confidence and friendship.
Watch the Video!Course description:
Scottish Country of country dance, itself a form of social dance involving groups of couples of dancers tracing progressive patterns. A dance consists of a sequence of figures. These dances are set to musical forms (Jigs, Reels and Strathspey Reels) which come from the Gaelic tradition of Highland Scotland, as do the Steps used in performing the dances.
Soft soled shoes.
Best social, physical and mental done under Health Strategy plan from studies done by BBC.