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Brambleton Center Calendar

  1. Yoga for Beginners (Ages 18+)

    August 5, 2019, 9:45 AM - October 14, 2019, 10:45 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Have you been curious and wanting to give yoga a try? Come to a gently paced class that introduces those new to yoga to the practice. Including poses appropriate for beginners, an introduction to using yoga blocks and straps, utilizing the breath, and relaxation to help settle the mind and emotions. Learn how to move through poses with short flows and to hold poses to build strength while using the breath to go deeper into the form. Leave feeling refreshed and ready for the rest of your day. 10 week class. Instructor: Robyn Amstutz

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  2. Low Impact Aerobics (Ages 18+)

    August 8, 2019, 5:30 PM - October 15, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Improve your stamina and cardiovascular health while strengthening and toning your upper and lower body muscles! Low impact aerobics is great for all fitness levels. Ten week program.

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  3. T'ai Chi-24 Form (Ages 18+)

    August 9, 2019, 11:00 AM - October 11, 2019, 11:45 AM @ Brambleton Center

    An internal martial art that emphasizes breathing and gentle continuous movements to help reduce stress and build strength. Also known for improving balance and joint health by slow, mindful, low-impact movements. Classes will focus on standing meditation, gentle flowing movements (Qigong), balance work, and learning the 24 Form. No extra equipment is needed and all postures and exercises will be done standing. Ten week program Instructor: Robyn Amstutz.

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  4. Jazzercise Dance Mixx (Ages 18+)

    August 9, 2019, 5:30 PM - October 11, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Jazzercise's high-intensity dance workout mixes modern moves with strength training. Set to Top 40 music, Dance Mixx targets the three major muscle groups for a full body workout. Ten week program. Instructor: Suzanne Miller.

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  5. Aikido (Ages 18+)

    August 10, 2019, 9:30 AM - November 30, 2019, 11:30 AM @ Brambleton Center

    A Japanese martial art teaching self defense using efficient body movements, not strength, to redirect the force of an attack and diffusing it. Increase awareness, flexibility, and balance. Train your body and mind with movement, breathing, and meditative exercise helping you learn principals that are practical for self defense as well as daily life.

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  6. Aikido (Ages 18+)

    August 10, 2019, 6:30 PM - November 28, 2019, 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    A Japanese martial art teaching self defense using efficient body movements, not strength, to redirect the force of an attack and diffusing it. Increase awareness, flexibility, and balance. Train your body and mind with movement, breathing, and meditative exercise helping you learn principals that are practical for self defense as well as daily life.

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  7. Driver's Education (Ages 55+)

    September 17, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Refresh your driving knowledge in this two session program presented by AARP and held at the Brambleton Center. Fees: $20, with a $5 discount for AARP members. Class fee to be paid to the instructor at the first session.

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  8. Mindfulness Yoga Flow (Ages 18+)

    September 17, 2019, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Simple and gentle yoga poses to help you unwind, relieve stress, feel great and become more aware of your body, mind and breath. Increase flexibility, balance and focus. Enjoy stretching, strengthening. Breathing, meditation and deep relaxation. Quiet the mind, renew the spirit and infuse your day and evening with peace and joy! This class is perfect for both new and continuing students. Ten week course with Rhonda Banner.

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  9. Handbuilding in Clay (Ages 18+)

    September 17, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Pottery can be created without the use of a potter's wheel. You can create beautiful pots and clay forms by hand using simple tools, slabs of clay, or just by using your hands and fingers. In this class you will explore many techniques for hand built pottery. Ten week program. Instructor: Becky Carr

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  10. Abstract Painting (Ages 18+)

    September 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Join this class to have some fun and to learn techniques not normally used in naturalistic painting. You will learn you can distort, exaggerate, omit, multiply, glaze, scrape, and texture in different ways….in abstracts your work does not look like a photo or a scene. You might choose to flatten the entire pictorial space and concentrate on color in a new way, or perhaps distort shapes and use new textures in your composition. For experienced painters this is a chance to challenge yourself and think outside of your comfort zone. Beginning adult artists can see the information you will gain and apply it to your more naturalist paintings. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  11. Chair Assisted Pilates (Ages 18+)

    September 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Center

    As an adapted version of “Fundamental Pilates,” this class offers chair and floor options with all the same benefits as other pilates classes! This class will focus on strength, balance, and flexibility and is suited for most fitness levels. Eight week program. Instructor: Patricia Placona.

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  12. Simple Integral Yoga (Ages 18+)

    September 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Begin your day with a renewed sense of joy and peace. These simple yoga poses will leave you feeling energized and refreshed. This class offers yoga poses which are gentle, doable, and life enhancing. Stretch, breathe deeply, relax, meditate, and become more mindful as you increase flexibility, focus, and body awareness. This class is perfect for beginning and continuing yogis. Ten week course. Instructor: Rhonda Banner E-RYT 200.

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  13. Pilates & Barre (Ages 18+)

    September 17, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    This low impact, effective program firms, lengthens, and shapes muscles to their optimal form! We start with warm-up exercises and stretches based in Pilates, then we use light hand weights for toning the upper body, followed by highly effective deep tissue concentrated exercises to work the thighs and seat. We will finish with abdominal- targeting mat work. You will feel new strength, increased flexibility, and more graceful. 6 week program. Instructor: Heather Richardson.

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  14. Painting With Watercolors (Ages 18+)

    September 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Enroll in this course to learn new tips and techniques to broaden your abilities and talents with watercolor. Traditional watercolor offers both challenges and rewards for any painter. Follow along- demonstrations will be offered each week to help you broaden your range of color development, brushwork, improved compositions, adding richness, depth and individuality to your paintings. Adult artists at all levels of experience are welcome. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  15. Fundamental Pilates (Ages 18+)

    September 17, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Challenging and rejuvenating for all fitness levels, this Pilates class uses the principles of control, centering, concentration, and precision to engage the deepest core muscles. A total body balance of strength and flexibility that incorporates mind-body exercise techniques to calm the mind and reduce stress. Ten week program. Instructor: Patricia Placona.

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  16. Acrylic Painting (Ages 18+)

    September 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Acrylic painting offers numerous techniques for students to explore. One value in working in acrylic is the fast-drying paint. This allows students to easily change colors, compositions, and how the paint is applied. Acrylic can be worked thickly like oils or thinly like watercolors or any combination of the two. Working in acrylics is fun and exciting. Come see for yourself what interesting pieces you can do in this medium. Adult artists at all levels are welcome. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar

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  17. Introduction to Yoga: Q&A Session

    September 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Considering yoga? Do you have questions or concerns about physical limitations, age, or skill level? Did you know that yoga poses can be gentle, enjoyable and modified to meet your specific ability level, needs and/or limitations? Yoga helps you feel good, enjoy better health, make lifestyle changes, and cultivates a greater awareness of mind, body, and spirit, fostering greater peace, wellness and joy. Come get your questions answered in a friendly, warm and comfortable setting. Instructor: Rhonda Banner, Certified Life Coach and Yoga Instructor e-RYT 200.

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  18. Pottery (Ages 18+)

    September 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    The Brambleton Center offers a well equipped studio to create original works of clay in both wheel and freeform. Equipment includes 13 electric wheels, a slab roller, and an assortment of tools and accessories for shaping and sculpting the clay. A variety of glazes are mixed in the studio offering about 23 colors. Class fee also includes utilizing the studio on your own during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the 10 week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Saturday will be an open workshop opportunity for those currently registered in a Pottery class. All pottery classes are ten week programs.

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  19. Power Basics (Ages 18+)

    September 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Power yoga is an active style of yoga, designed to elevate heart rate with calorie-burning poses and create heat in the body. This class will cover the basics of power yoga, creating a foundation for the beginning power yoga student. This style of yoga aims to increase endurance and stamina, and places a special emphasis on core strengthening, making it a great compliment to your current workout or gentle yoga practice. Beginners welcome! Six week class. Instructor: Abby Reed.

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Green Ridge Recreation Center Calendar

  1. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    September 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    The single most important (and fun) thing you can do for your puppy? Puppy Kindergarten!! For puppies between 10-24 weeks old, socialization with other puppies and people is crucial in order to help them become social, well-balanced dogs. While making lots of friends during off-leash playtime, your puppy will gain confidence by participating in activities and learning basic commands. Discussions for puppy parents include puppy development, house-training, destructive chewing, and play-biting. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  2. NEW: Polymer Clay Workshop (Ages 14+)

    September 17, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Learn how to work with this versatile medium to create jewelry and other projects. No experience is necessary, items made will go home to be completed in your own oven with complete instructions for safety. Online resources for tutorials will also be shared. Instructor Lisa Hoyt is a member of IPCA (International Polymer Clay Association). She has taught at Michaels, as well as at after school programs, Scouts, churches and community centers in NH and VA for over 20 years.

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  3. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    September 17, 2019, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Green Ridge

    Want a dog who listens better? In this basic training course, dog parents will learn how to best communicate with their dogs in order to teach them good manners. Positive reinforcement training methods are used to teach the following behaviors: touch, look, sit, down, stand, come, settle, wait, take it, loose-leash walking, plus more. Other topics include parent separation, agility exercises, impulse control, and canine communication. Dogs must complete either Puppy Kindergarten or be at least 6 months old. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  4. Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (Ages 18+)

    September 17, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Want a new way to have fun and exercise? Swing Roanoke will be teaching classes to keep your feet moving! Each seven week series of classes will cover various swing dances like East Coast Swing, 20's or 30's Charleston, Lindy Hop, and others. No partner is required and those with two left feet are welcome! No matter how many times you have come before-classes will have fresh material to learn in each series! Classes include 45 minutes of instruction followed by practice time. Instruction by Swing Roanoke. September-October will be Swing Line Dances. October-December will be the Hustle.

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