Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Bujinkan

Bujinkan is a system of martial arts that uses body movement and positioning rather than strength to defeat an opponent.  Sessions are led by Shidoshi Jeff Patchin, who has trained for more than 30 years in martial arts.

 

For registration and further information, please email j.patchin9@gmail.com.

Mondays & Thursdays: Year Round

Monday: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thursday: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

N’Spired Yoga in the Garden

This class is a gentle practice designed to increase strength and flexibility throughout the body.  Participants will focus on being present in the moment through breath and intention while surrounded by the beauty of the Gardens.  If you have a desire to move with ease, while finding balance and serenity, this class will assist you on that journey.  Participants will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready for the day ahead.  Please bring water and a large towel or mat to class.  Drop ins are welcome.  No preregistration is necessary.

 

For more information, please contact njenke50@gmail.com or 779.200.2480.

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Session 1: May 24 – June 28
Session 2: July 5 – August 9
Session 3: August 16 – September 20

 

$45 per Six Week Session  |  $10 Each for Drop-In Class

 

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Session 1: June 4 – 25
Session 2: July 9 – 30
Session 3: August 6 – 27

 

$30 per Four Week Session  |  $10 Each for Drop-In Class

Guided Meditation

Find the peace, tranquility, and power that is already within you through Guided Meditation.  In this guided meditation session, participants will be introduced to and have the opportunity to practice strategies to assist with emptying the mind, opening the mind and using the mind as a tool of creation.

 

Registration is required as group size is limited.

Fridays: August 25 & October 27
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Pure Light Yoga

Learn a variety of poses and sequences to gain flexibility and strength in a beautiful, peaceful environment.  Proper breathing and relaxation will strengthen your body, calm your mind and is essential to good health.  Wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing.  Bring water and a towel/mat.  Do not start yoga if you are pregnant.

 

For more information or to register, please contact Stephanie at purelight@comcast.net.

Mondays: June 5 – September 18
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

 

*No Classes June 19 or September 4.

Peak Fitness BODYFLOW

Ideal for anyone and everyone, BODYFLOW is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life. During BODYFLOW, an inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates.  Breathing control is a part of all the exercises and instructors will provide options for those just getting started.  You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling calm, centered and happy.

 

For registration and more information contact Peak Sports Club at 815.877.4401.

Tuesdays: May 30 – August 29
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a combination of slow, graceful exercises that enhance mental focus, relaxation and physical alignment while building leg strength, endurance and stability.  Classes range from easy to moderate depending on your abilities. Sessions are led by Craig Westlund.  Craig has been studying traditional Asian martial arts for years with experience in Karate, Jujutsu, Kobudo, Shuai Chiao, Sanshou, Xing yi quan, Bagua zhang, Tai Chi Chuan, and Qigong.

 

For more information or to register, contact Craig at rockfordtaichi@gmail.com.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: Year Round
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

Amanda Stivers Yoga

Through Amanda’s encouraging guidance, participants learn a variety of yoga asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing) practices.  These practices stretch and strengthen the body, build better balance, bring better focus, flexibility, clarity and calm.  Each class is open to all experience levels of practice and students are encouraged to practice at their own pace.  Participants should bring a yoga mat.

 

For registration and more information, please contact Amanda Stivers at ask@amandastivers.com.

Mondays: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Session 1: May 15 – June 26
Session 2: July 17 – August 28
Session 3: September 11 – October 9

 

$42 per Session or $10 Drop-In

Attention and Intention

Learn how the Gardens can be used to open and focus the mind to the only time life can be experienced – the ever-present moment of Now.  Participants will stop at several Garden locations and focus their attention on specific life themes: increasing present moment awareness, understanding life’s flow, embracing change and finding personal peace.  At each stop, participants will be given the opportunity to set intentions for their lives around those themes.  A journal will be given for participants to use during this session as well as future visits to the Gardens.

Friday: September 22
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM