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Chen Family Taijiquan (Tai Chi) & Qigong, Section 1
Tue 01/16-03/13 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Instructor: Master Wong
Location: Dohrmann Grove, Outdoors
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Chen Style Taijiquan (Tai Chi) includes low powerful stances, body coiling movements, stomping, and an explosive release of power, as well as graceful, slow, and light movements. The benefits of taijiquan and qigong, include improved health, muscle strength, balance and reduced stress. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Classes are held outdoors rain or shine. Master Wong is a 20th generation, 1st Grade, Gold Medalist Tai Chi Master. "Chronic Condition Friendly" and "Older Adult Friendly" class.

Category: Fitness : Mind/Body Fitness
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 100.00 (BeWell Fee: $30) , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 10, Max: 25)
Class Code: cft-01

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Chen Family Taijiquan (Tai Chi) & Qigong, Section 2
Thu 01/18-03/15 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Instructor: Yan Li
Location: MSOB Courtyard, Outdoors
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Chen Style Taijiquan (Tai Chi) includes low powerful stances, body coiling movements, stomping, and an explosive release of power, as well as graceful, slow, and light movements. The benefits of taijiquan and qigong, include improved health, muscle strength, balance and reduced stress. Yan Li is a certified Chen Tai Chi instructor through Qingzhou Martial Arts Institute in Wen County, Henan, China, the birth place of Tai Chi. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Classes are held outdoors rain or shine. "Chronic Condition Friendly" and "Older Adult Friendly" class.

Category: Fitness : Mind/Body Fitness
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 100.00 (BeWell Fee: $30) , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 10, Max: 25)
Class Code: cft-02

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Chinese Movement Therapy & QiGong
Wed 01/17-03/14 12:10 pm-1:00 PM
Instructor: John Groschwitz
Location: Dohrmann Grove, Outdoors
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Your breath is your life. Combat stress and fatigue by increasing awareness of your breath through qigong. Each class will start by relaxing and opening the body through gentle movements from the Chinese martial arts of Xingyi and Bagua. Then we'll focus on developing your breathing through simple qigong postures. Wear comfortable (not restrictive) clothes and flat shoes. John has been studying Chinese martial arts for more than 20 years, and currently teaches Xingyi and Bagua in Menlo Park. Classes are held outdoors rain or shine. "Chronic Condition Friendly" and "Older Adult Friendly" class.

Category: Fitness : Mind/Body Fitness
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 100.00 (BeWell Fee: $30) , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 10, Max: 20)
Class Code: cmtq-01

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Feldenkrais, An Antidote to RSI, Back, Neck & Shoulder Tension, Section 1
Fri 01/19-03/16 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Instructor: Jean Elvin
Location: Roble Gym (375 Santa Teresa Street), Studio 114
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Improve your ability to sense and change poor body organization which contributes to repetitive strain injuries, stiffness and pain. If you have chronic discomfort, this information can help you intervene so your body can heal. If you experience intermittent tension, or pain which comes and goes, start now to prevent injury and feel better fast. Using the Feldenkrais Method, you will learn healthier movement patterns which decrease excessive effort associated with strain. Participants improve their self awareness, and learn to make adjustments in their actions which both heal and prevent unhealthy tension patterns from progressing into a chronic injury. Exercises may be done sitting in a chair, or in other configurations (such as standing or lying down) which increase the effectiveness of the content. "Chronic Condition Friendly" and "Older Adult Friendly" class. Please wear comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing. Instructor: Jean Elvin, Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM since 1997. She has special training in dealing with repetitive strain and other self-use issues commonly found in the workplace. Please bring your own mat to class. Mats will not be provided.

NOTE: Facility rules -- no outside shoes are allowed on the studio floor.

Category: Fitness : Mind/Body Fitness
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 100.00 (BeWell Fee: $30) , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 10, Max: 18)
Class Code: feld-01

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Meditation & Breathwork
Wed 01/17-03/14 12:10 PM-12:50 PM
Instructor: Vickie Martin
Location: Alway Building, 1/17 & 3/14 M-208, 1/24-3/17 M 212
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A continuing meditation practice for those with experience. The practices of meditation and breathwork are beneficial in promoting health, calming the mind, reducing stress and increasing creativity and the ability to concentrate. Each class will include 10-20 minutes of silent meditation practice. Class is for those with some experience and education in meditation, and supports an ongoing practice of meditation. Class is taught seated in chairs. "Chronic Condition Friendly" and "Older Adult Friendly" class. If you are new to meditation, a prerequisite to this class is to take one of the HIP Healthy Living classes to learn meditation. Please download the Healthy Living Schedule of Classes or Search online on the HIP website.

Category: Fitness : Mind/Body Fitness
Levels: Intermediate
Fee: 100.00 (BeWell Fee: $30) , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 10, Max: 15)
Class Code: med-01

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NEW CLASS: Yang Tai Chi and Health Qigong, Section 1
Mon 01/22-03/12 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Lily Li
Location: TBD near 800 Welch Road
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Yang style Taichi movements are calming and relaxing. They help reduce stress by releasing muscle tension, improving balance and mind-body coordination. Health Qigong "BaDuanJing" is traditional Qigong of safe aerobic exercise that enhances limb strength, flexibility in joints and improve Qi circulation in the inner system. It is ideal for those who work in the office or on computers. "Chronic Condition Friendly" and "Older Adult Friendly" class.

Category: Fitness : Mind/Body Fitness
Levels: All Levels
(Class NOT HELD ON February 19)
Fee: 100.00 (BeWell Fee: $30) , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 10, Max: 16)
Class Code: ytc-01

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Yang Tai Chi and Health Qigong, Section 2
Wed 01/17-03/14 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Instructor: Lily Li
Location: 3160 Porter Drive, Yoga Room
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Yang style Taichi movements are calming and relaxing. They help reduce stress by releasing muscle tension, improving balance and mind-body coordination. Health Qigong "BaDuanJing" is traditional Qigong of safe aerobic exercise that enhances limb strength, flexibility in joints and improve Qi circulation in the inner system. It is ideal for those who work in the office or on computers. "Chronic Condition Friendly" and "Older Adult Friendly" class.

A Stanford University or Recreation Access Card that is activated for the Card Reader near the gym is required for entry into the building. HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES: A Recreation Access Card is required to gain access to the facility where your class is held and is limited to the day(s), and the times of the class only. You must register for this class in order to have your ID card activated. If you do not have a Recreation Access Card, contact the HIP office at healthimprovement@stanford.edu or call 650-723-9649. Please note: You must obtain the Recreation Access Card from the Stanford ID Card Office http://campuscard.stanford.edu. There is a small one-time charge due at that time.

Entry to this gym is via the door that is on the side of 3160 Porter, between the 3160 and 3172/3174 Porter buildings; please do not go to the front entrance at 3160 Porter. If your ID card is not activated for this card reader, please contact the HIP office to initiate the process. Call: 650-723-9649 or Email: healthimprovement@stanford.edu.

Category: Fitness : Mind/Body Fitness
Levels: All Levels
Fee: 100.00 (BeWell Fee: $30) , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 10, Max: 18)
Class Code: ytc-02