Healing Arts (2017 Listing)

These are classes from 2017. Stay tuned for the 2018 listings.

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Supported by Foundation Health Partners
CoordinatorsGianna Drogheo (giannadrogheo@gmail.com)
Robin McDougall (joynco@alaska.net)
Taoist Tai Chi

Taoist Tai Chi

Price: $100

Days: MTWThF/MTWThF,

Times: 8:00–8:50am

Instructor: Mark Johnson

Location: UCPC Fellowship Hall

Taoist Tai Chi is specifically designed to improve health. The turning and stretching in each of the movements are some of the factors that help restore, improve and maintain circulation, balance, and posture. Tai chi builds strength and flexibility while reducing stress.

Yoga for Musicians

Yoga for Musicians

Price: $150

Days: MTWThF/MTWThF,

Times: 8:00–8:50am

Instructor: Maureen Heflinger

Location: Christ Lutheran Church - Social Hall

Prepare your body and mind for the day with a yoga class tailored to musicians and yoga practitioners of all levels. Violist Maureen Heflinger will offer sequences intended to stretch, strengthen, and stabilize muscle groups commonly used (and overused) by musicians. Varying degrees of intensity and modifications will be offered to help develop a personal practice to best support individual needs. In addition to a physical practice, breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation will allow each practitioner to begin the day with a clear mind.

Pilates Equipment Class

Pilates Equipment Class

Price: $100

Days: MTWThF (week 2),

Times: 10:30–11:20am

Instructor: Ruth Merriman

Location: North Star Dance Studio

Pilates exercises can be performed on mats on the floor. However, his exercises are also taught on special equipment that he designed. The most common Pilates equipment that you will find in a studio today includes the Reformer, Trapeze Table, Wonda Chair, and Barrel. Further your understanding and awareness of the mat exercises by experiencing the equipment with a certified teacher. Physically, Pilates exercises develop balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination. Mentally, Pilates reduces stress, helps with focus and relaxation, and assists in developing self-control and awareness. [more]

Pilates

Pilates

Price: $160

Days: MTWThF/MTWThF,

Times: 9:30–10:20am

Instructor: Ruth Merriman

Location: North Star Dance Studio

The Pilates method of body conditioning (pronounced pi-lah-teez) is a method of physical and mental conditioning that has been used for over 70 years by performing artists and athletes. It is designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body with specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Pilates is for anyone and everyone. There are over 500 exercises that can be modified or challenged to accommodate each individual's physical ability level.

Pilates (week 1 only)
$85

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Pilates (week 2 only)
$85

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Pilates (first Monday only)
$25

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Energetic Dance and Song

Energetic Dance and Song

Price: $40

Days: TTh (week 1),

Times: 2:30–3:30pm

Instructors: Gianna Drogheo, James Yoshizawa

Location: Dance Theatre Fairbanks

“Energy is Everything!” And so let’s dance and sing our energies into the best, most brilliant selves we can imagine. Join James and Gianna as we embrace and raise our energies into joy and laughter and good health for body, mind and spirit.
We stand on the shoulders of thousands of years of dancers, singers and drummers who knew how to cleanse and renew our souls.

Living In The Heart

Living In The Heart

Price: $40

Days: MW (week 1),

Times: 5:30–7:30pm

Instructor: Pam Nelson

Location: Dance Theatre Fairbanks

It is easy to become overwhelmed by busy schedules, noise and details - and getting stuck in left-brain thinking.  Using guided meditations, experiential activities, breath and sound, participants will have the opportunity to:
-Open, heal and journey into the sacred space of your Heart.
-Re-connect with both your outer and inner world.
-Create a state of coherence between the heart and mind, which can help lower stress, frustration, anxiety and anger.

Pilates Equipment Class

Pilates Equipment Class

Price: $100

Days: MTWThF (week 1),

Times: 10:30–11:20am

Instructor: Ruth Merriman

Location: North Star Dance Studio

Pilates exercises can be performed on mats on the floor. However, his exercises are also taught on special equipment that he designed. The most common Pilates equipment that you will find in a studio today includes the Reformer, Trapeze Table, Wonda Chair, and Barrel. Further your understanding and awareness of the mat exercises by experiencing the equipment with a certified teacher. Physically, Pilates exercises develop balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination. Mentally, Pilates reduces stress, helps with focus and relaxation, and assists in developing self-control and awareness. [more]

Playing with the Energies of Joy

Price: $150

Days: MTWThF (week 1),

Times: 1:30–3:00pm

Instructor: Sandi Roberts

Location: Dance Theatre Fairbanks

Radiant Circuits are all about JOY! Join Advanced Energy Practitioner, Sandi Roberts, and novice student, Gianna Drogheo, as we share some very simple and fun ways to access our bodies’ own “Circuits of Joy”. Play is hardwired into our brains and we are bathed in the energy of joy in the womb through these extraordinary circuits.These mysterious and ancient circuits can awaken our inner healers and bring joy to our bodies, minds and spirits and help to keep our energy flowing. Flowing energy means healthy, happy body, mind and spirit!

Re-Patterning Energy for Greater Vitality

Price: $150

Days: MTWThF (week 1),

Times: 9:30–11:00am

Instructor: Sandi Roberts

Location: Dance Theatre Fairbanks

Is stress compromising your energy, your abilities and your desire for work and for play? Are you suffering from chronic pain? Do you often wish that you could do without so many doctor prescribed drugs?
Donna Eden Energy Medicine is a way for us to take back our health; to enliven our days; to bring joy and vitality back into our lives Learn some very simple techniques that will help you to take back your life, no matter what your age.
Join Advanced EEM Practitioner, Sandi Roberts, as we journey into a world where joy, health and happiness can thrive. It is our birthright!

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