NEW! YOGA: Beginner to Intermediate **OFFERED at the NEW ACADEMIC ARTS CENTER IN LOWELL***
This 6-week yoga series is intended for anyone who is interested in yoga but has been a bit shy to take the first step or has tried it but isn't sure if they are practicing the poses correctly and safely.  If you’re afraid that you aren’t flexible enough, coordinated enough or aren’t strong enough to practice yoga - then this is the series for you! In these classes we will break down the nuts and bolts of the alignment of the poses so that you can safely hold postures to develop strength, stability, mobility and flexibility. Students will gain an understanding of breath, and move through basic sun salutations, connecting their breath to movement and spend some time in restorative poses at the end of each practice to allow for a deep state of relaxation.  We will practice in a fabulous new space with brand new props along with a skilled instructor who will help you enjoy the process of growing your yoga practice, from a Beginner Student to Intermediate. After this series you will be ready to jump into any all-levels yoga class! Yoga mats and props are provided.  This course is taught in partnership with YOGA NOVA Studios in Bedford, MA.  $20 supply fee due at the first class payable to the instructor: Yoga Nova via cash or check. (6 hours) $100

02/05 - 03/12                      6:00pm - 7:00pm                 T                   L                     YOGA NOVA Studio
PER 940 80                                 19665                             AAC, Dance Studio, 240 Central Street, Lowell, MA
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It is a movement technique form of dramatic dance that includes thought-provoking feelings; just as well as multi-formats of dance techniques such as ballet and non-western movement forms. Dance improvisation is not only about creating new movement but is also defined as freeing the body from structured choreographed movement patterns. Students will learn how to express emotion and experience through movement using creativity of free style dance. Dancewear for this course: sweatpants, T-shirts, leggings and formal dancewear (leotards, tights) are required. You must be at least 18 in order to take the course. (6 hours) $89

01/11 - 01/25                       1:00pm - 3:00pm                   F                  B                    LUNDE
PER 914 30                                  19595                               NA G2

NEW! Beginner’s Yoga
The class will focus on teaching basic yoga postures, stretching, alignment and breathing techniques with a slow flow class. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. Gradually these poses will be linked together into a gentle flowing sequence. Bring a mat and a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement. This class has a $20 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class via cash or check. Makes check payable to Sharon Marrama. (3 hours) $60

01/12                      1:00pm - 4:00pm                   S                 B                      MARRAMA
PER 912 30               19578                                   NA G2

NEW! Creative Movement
Combining dance technique with the art of expression gives students the necessary tools to express their feelings through movement. Students develop dance skills, through traditional modern and ballet exercises, providing them with a strong foundation in dance technique. They develop creative skills, as they are encouraged to explore the different qualities of movement in relation to space, time, force, and flow. Students will gain confidence and a positive self-esteem, learn cooperation by working together as a group, learn to respect each other’s unique style learn spontaneity, develop creativity and gain physical strength, flexibility, and stamina. Dancewear for this course: sweatpants, T-shirts, leggings and formal dancewear (leotards, tights) are required. (6 hours) $89
02/08 - 02/22                          1:00pm - 3:00pm                   F                B                  LUNDE
PER 915 30                                  19594                                NA G2


NEW! Improve Your Life with Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is about knowing yourself and using empathy to understand others. 90% of top performers have high Emotional Intelligence and it is one of the key skills for both your professional and personal life. EQ can be learned and improved and this course will give you useful tools to increase your EQ. This course is for anyone looking to improve his or her relationships and lead a happier, more successful and productive life. (6 hours) $65
02/25 - 03/11                        6:00pm - 8:00pm                   M                 B                   ZONGHETTI
PER 909 30                                        19569    

DIY- Holistic Happiness
If you think you have no control over the stress in your life….. then think again. In this workshop, you will learn tools that you can use to naturally ‘hack’ into your body’s chemistry and create a more healthy, happy and vibrant life. At the end the evening you will be able to wind down and experience firsthand how your body can shift naturally from a state of anxiety to one of peace, by experiencing ‘Acutherapy.’ Acutherapy is a form of acupuncture that uses tiny magnets instead of needles. The magnets are placed on the ear and use points that are specific to help relax the body and calm the mind. This will be accompanied by a guided meditation to help reduce stress. This course has a materials fee of $10 payable directly to the instructor via cash or check the night of the class. Lisa Lanteigne has a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a nationally certified and state licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Checks should be made payable to Lisa Lanteigne. (2 hours) $45
03/21                      6:30pm - 8:30pm                   R                 L                 LANTEIGNE
PER 930 30                19568                                 LC 103
Last Modified: 12/11/18