Classes & Workshops

The Spa at the Woods occasionally runs classes and workshops to help you improve your overall wellbeing. 
 
Make sure to call us to find out if we have last minute or seasonal classes and workshops.
Strength for Life
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Using hand weights and body weight, we will strengthen all our major muscle groups.

Why is strength training important? Your genes are not your destiny! Your lifestyle choices, including your physical activities, have a huge impact on your health and wellbeing.

Strength training improves physical functioning, optimizes sports performance, reduces risk of injury and falls, helps maintain a healthy body weight, decreases cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure, and improves glucose metabolism. And that’s just the short list!

All ages and abilities can improve their health and wellness in ways that work best for them. Exercise is medicine and good health leads to great opportunities!

Adaptable to all levels of fitness, this class is fun, full of positive energy and inspiring music!

Wednesdays 9:30-10:15am

Start Date

2024-06-19

End Date

2024-12-31

Pricing drop-in/series

$20 drop-in or $5 drop-in for ages 65+
$85 - 5 class pass or $150 - 10 class pass available
Kripalu Yoga
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Kripalu Yoga is a transformative practice that delves into the profound connection between body, mind, and spirit. In this class, students will embark on a journey of self-discovery, guided by the principles of compassion, mindfulness, and self-acceptance. Through a blend of asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, and deep relaxation techniques, participants will cultivate a sense of inner harmony and balance.

Kripalu Yoga encourages students to listen to their bodies and honor their individual needs, fostering a practice that is adaptable and accessible to practitioners of all levels. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or new to the mat, this class offers a supportive environment where you can explore and deepen your practice at your own pace.

Throughout the class, emphasis is placed on cultivating awareness, both on and off the mat. Students will learn to bring the principles of Kripalu Yoga into their daily lives, fostering greater mindfulness, resilience, and well-being.

Join us on the mat as we journey inward, discovering the transformative power of Kripalu Yoga to nourish body, mind, and spirit.

Thursdays & Saturdays 9:30-10:30 am

Start Date

2024-05-02

End Date

2024-12-31

Pricing drop-in/series

$20 drop-in or $5 drop-in for ages 65+
$85 - 5 class pass or $150 - 10 class pass available
LIIT Fit
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Join us for a dynamic Low Impact Interval Training (LIIT) class designed to challenge your body without putting stress on your joints. LIIT combines the benefits of interval training with movements that are gentle on the body, making it suitable for individuals of all fitness levels, including those recovering from injury or with mobility limitations.

In this class, you'll experience a series of timed intervals alternating between low-impact cardio exercises, strength training, and flexibility movements focused on building strength, improving cardiovascular health, and enhancing overall mobility.

Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am

Start Date

2024-04-16

End Date

2024-12-31

Pricing drop-in/series

$20 drop-in or $5 drop-in ages 65+
$85 - 5 class pass or $150 - 10 class pass available
Senior Fitness
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This class is for anyone 65+ who wants to maintain strength, flexibility, and balance as they age. We will include a variety of body weight exercises as well as use props like chairs, resistance bands, and yoga belts to add levels of challenge and support to the exercises. This class is appropriate for all fitness levels and modifications will be provided as needed.

Fridays 9:30-10:30 am

Start Date

2024-01-01

End Date

2024-12-31

Pricing drop-in/series

$5 drop-in ages 65+
Five Elements Workshop - Why we do what we do
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Explore what and why we do things naturally, unconsciously – from physical characteristics, emotional traits and higher reasoning to sociological trends.

We’ll examine this through the lens of the Five Elements: the philosophical theory behind Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Five Elements are around us and within us. They explain who we are, how we are, why we do what we do. It’s seen in the hours of the day, the seasons of the year, and the cycles of a lifetime.

Come join us for this fascinating workshop and gain a unique perspective of what’s happening around us, which helps us cope with life situations with greater compassion.

Thursday, June 27th 5-6:30pm

Start Date

2024-06-27

End Date

2024-06-27

Pricing drop-in/series

$25
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Community Acupuncture
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Community acupuncture is a healing practice that brings acupuncture treatments into a communal setting, offering accessible and affordable healthcare to a diverse range of individuals. Unlike traditional acupuncture, which often takes place in private rooms, community acupuncture sessions typically occur in a shared space where multiple people receive treatments simultaneously.

In a community acupuncture setting, individuals relax in comfortable chairs or recliners, fully clothed, while licensed acupuncturists administer treatments. The treatments focus on addressing a variety of physical, emotional, and mental health concerns, such as pain management, stress relief, insomnia, anxiety, and more.

One of the key principles of community acupuncture is affordability, making it an accessible option for those who may not be able to afford regular private acupuncture sessions. By sharing the space and resources, the cost per treatment is reduced, allowing more people to benefit from this ancient healing modality.

Additionally, community acupuncture fosters a sense of community and support among participants. As individuals undergo treatments together, they often form connections and share experiences, creating a supportive environment that contributes to the healing process.

Overall, community acupuncture offers an inclusive and holistic approach to healthcare, promoting wellness and balance on both an individual and community level.

June 20th, 11am-3pm

Start Date

2024-06-20

End Date

2024-06-20

Pricing drop-in/series

$40
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West Coast Swing Workshop
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West Coast Swing is versatile partner dance, danced to a wide range of popular music from blues to pop, slow swing and R&B. A cousin of traditional swing dances, like the Lindy Hop and East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing is constantly evolving. Today, it combines swing connection and rhythms with independent movement inspired by influences from nearly every other dance style, as well as contemporary music. It is a smooth, cool, laid-back dance that can be funky, groovy or lyrical, depending on the music and your personal style. It’s extremely popular in the U.S.A. and is the official state dance of California.

Join us for an immersive and enjoyable experience where you'll learn the fundamentals of West Coast Swing, a stylish and versatile dance. Led by an experienced instructor with a passion for both dance, this workshop will cover everything from basic steps to elegant flourishes.

During the workshop, you'll:

  • Learn the basic footwork and techniques of West Coast Swing.
  • Discover how to lead and follow with grace and precision.
  • Explore stylish variations and embellishments to personalize your dance.
  • Receive personalized feedback and tips to enhance your performance.
  • Build confidence and connection with your partner on the dance floor.

Whether you're a complete beginner or have some dance experience, this workshop is designed to accommodate all skill levels.

Friday June 28th 5:00-6:30 pm

**This is an introductory workshop. Should you want to move forward with lessons it is recommended that you book a private lesson for you and your partner to pick up where you left off in the intro workshop..

Start Date

2024-06-28

End Date

2024-06-28

Pricing drop-in/series

$25 per person
Gentle/Restorative Yoga
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Join us Sunday mornings at 9:30am for a 75 minute relaxing and releasing practice. Beginning with a gentle Vinyasa flow to slowly move and wake up the body, incorporating deep yin stretches to release long-held tension, restful restorative poses to calm and relax muscles with the aid of props, and ending with beginner friendly guided meditation to seal in your practice. This class will strengthen mind-body connection, increase mindfulness, feelings of presence, grounded-ness, and a sense of calm throughout your week. With a different focus and theme each class, come for the whole series or drop in when it fits your schedule. We can’t wait to see you on the mat!
Sundays 9:30-10:45 am

Start Date

2024-01-01

End Date

2024-12-31

Pricing drop-in/series

$20 drop-in or $5 drop-in for ages 65+
$85 - 5 class pass or $150 - 10 class pass available
Qigong
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FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS
Qigong (pronounced chee-goong) is a method of managing health that has been practiced since ancient times in China. On any morning in the parks throughout China, you will find thousands of people doing Qigong practices.
Qigong consists of a variety of techniques, some employing the breath, some acting on the outer muscles of the body and others improving the operation of the various bodily systems. It is instrumental in the prevention and treatment of dis-ease, the maintenance and improvement of health, and in holding back the process of aging and extending life.
Diedre tailors each class to the needs of the participants. She will guide students through Qigong forms to target areas of pain and stiffness, balance, posture, muscles, and tension relief, and how to walk and move more efficiently.
Friday June 21st 11:00am-12:00pm

Start Date

2024-06-21

End Date

2024-06-21

Pricing drop-in/series

FREE

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