FREE Yoga in the Park
starts Tuesday, June 18th
Join us the first Tuesday for our opening celebration and then classes every Tuesday after that.
In addition to free yoga, we will also be offering
Family Capoeira and Tai Chi.
All classes are held at Indian Road Lawn @ Inwood Hill Park. For directions and full schedule of events at IHP, please visit www.northernmanhattanparks.com.
Tuesdays 6:30 to 8pm –
This class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info. No class in case of rain.
June 25th- Shawna
July 2nd- Joanna
July 9th- Hannah
July 16th- Jennie E.
July 23rd- Rian
July 30th- Nicoli
August 6th- Shawna
August 13th- Jenn L.
August 20th- Rian
August 27th- Nancy
FAMILY CAPOEIRA-for kids and adults
Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30pm –
Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, Stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.
Mondays at 8:00am
The summer classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.
Instructor Joh Morton has been studying Chinese Martial Arts for over 7 years and has competed nationally and internationally in Kung Fu and Tai Chi. He learned Yang family Taijiquan from Master Dug Corpolongo, and has continued to study with him for over six years, receiving certification to teach the long form in 2011. In addition to Taijiquan, he has studied Yiquan, Shuai Jiao, Northern Longfist Kung Fu, Southern White Crane, and Xingyiquan. His focus is on understanding and incorporating traditional theories of Qigong and Chinese martial theory with modern principles of body mechanics and physics.