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Gentle Restorative Yoga - Torrington
with Alyssa Longhi
For beginner/intermediate students looking to deepen their yoga practice. Class uses props to help maintain balance and comfort. You will use breathing techniques, postures, and focus to peacefully unwind. Prerequisites to this course include being able to safely and comfortably get up and down off the floor with little to no assistance. Please make instructor aware of any limitations in the first class, to allow modified poses when necessary.
Mahjong 101 - Torrington
with Nancy Gottfried
Learn how to play this Chinese tile game. Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, chance, and hours of fun. There is a $10 fee if you wish to purchase Mahjong cards directly from the instructor at the beginning of the class.
The Art of Tea Making - R1 HVRHS *New Start Date*
with Michael Harney
If you have ever wanted to learn more about what goes into that cup of tea, this class is for you. Learn the history and ingredients of this everyday beverage in the first class. Discover what flavors make a successful cup of tea. First class Feb 26 is held in a classroom at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. The second class, March 4 is a tour of our tea factory in HARNEY & SONS, 5723 Rte 22, Millerton, NY (17min drive from HVRHS) where you can taste several teas
Resistances Band Exercise for Beginners - Watertown
with William Fahy
This course will show participants the benefits of chair exercises for all ages and activity types. You will get a routine with simple exercises to ease into harder exercise with more resistance for a well-balanced program sitting or standing. Participants should wear loose fitting clothing. Bands will be provided for in class use.
Jelly Making (New) - R7 Winsted
with Susan Zygmont
Make your own fresh jelly at home. Got strawberries, peaches, grapes in excess and don’t know what to do with them? Come and join the Jelly Lady and learn how to make jelly. Have a hands-on experience and take home a jar of freshly made jelly when you leave. There will be a $15 material fee payable to the instructor.
Cruise Like A Pro! - Watertown
with Connie Normandeau
Whether it’s your first cruise or your twenty-first cruise, this course will teach you how to find the perfect cruise, get the best deal possible, and enjoy every moment of your cruise vacation. Knowledge will help you avoid common problems encountered by non-savvy travelers.
Qigong (NEW) - Woodbury
with Rose Garbien
This is an ancient form of Chinese exercise that helps one to clear stress and increase energy with gentle movement, breathing, and meditation that benefits the body, mind and spirit. Wear comfortable clothes.
Tennis for Adult Beginners March 10, 10:00am-11:00am - Torrington
with Bob Cofer
This Adult Beginner Tennis Program at Pinewoods Health and Racquet Club in Torrington will teach you the basics of tennis and will have you learning how to play real games by the end of it. The class will cover groundstrokes, volleys and serve as well as scoring and doubles positioning when the students are ready. Participants should wear sneakers and can borrow club tennis racquets. CLASSES HELD AT PINEWOODS HEALTH AND RACQUET CLUB, 104 PINEWOODS RD. TORRINGTON.
Bob Cofer, Club Owner.