Fall Qigong, Aikido, Dance, Movement
at The Arlington Center

The Details: dates, pricing, helpful hints

  • Fall classes run for 16 weeks, from Monday, September 3 through Sunday December 23, except as noted
  • the Center accepts cash or check payable to TAC or The Arlington Center
  • drop in anytime for $18 (some classes cost less) or give payment for a class card (see below) to the teacher - card will be ready by your next class
  • 5 class cards cost $85, or $17/class
  • 10 class cards cost $160, or $16/class
  • 15 class cards cost $225, or $15/class
  • 5, 10, & 15 class cards are transferrable - family and friends may use them! - and there's no time limit
  • unlimited class cards cost $155/1 month, $450/3 mos, $865/6 mos, $1595/year - more details...
  • sign up for a season anytime (except the last meeting) - cost is prorated when you join mid-cycle!
  • pay $15/class when you sign up for the season (some classes cost less - see registered/drop-in fees next to listing below)
  • itŐs flexible - sign up for one class, then attend different classes instead, whenever and as often as you like, until the end of the season!
  • before coming to first class, please check for updated schedule information at www.arlingtoncenter.org
  • plan to arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to check in and set up
  • street parking only - do not use driveways or lots on either side of building - no 2hr restriction evenings or Sunday, and side streets off Mass Ave are never ticketed
  • bikes - use bike racks out front - please do not use neighbors' railings
  • participation in all classes and workshops should always be done under the guidance of your physician
  • please inform the teacher if you are pregnant or have special needs
  • what to bring: a yoga mat if you can - the Center freely provides them, though, along with blankets, bolsters, blocks, belts & eye pillows

Friends Discount! Nia & Pilates
$27 per pair when you drop in with a friend/$22 per class when you two sign up together!

11 - 12 noon NIA with Ana Ayvazian. $14 registered/17 drop-in

12 - 1:30 pm FELDENKRAIS Awareness Through Movement with Deborah Lotus. $15/18
2 - 5 pm THE 'HIP JOINT': 30 min Mindful Movement Lessons with Deborah Lotus. Sliding scale, no drop-ins ~ for appointment, call 857-205-5673

10 - 11 am QIGONG with Maryellen Labelle. $12/14
5:30 - 6:30 pm New Weekly Class! FELDENKRAIS Awareness Through Movement with Josh Schreiber. $14/17

12 noon - 1:30 pm BONES FOR LIFE: Movement Intelligence with Deborah Lotus. $15/18. Off 11/22

12 noon - 1:30 pm AIKIDO with Ted Goodman. $15/18

11:30 - 1:30 CONTACT: Contact Improvisation Jam. $9 drop-in ; $35/5 jams; $60/10 jams. Off 11/18, 12/16
12:30 - 3:30 pm CONTINUUM: Movement with Megan Bathory-Peeler. Monthly series ~ 11/18, 12/16 ~ for info & registration, email Megan
6:45 - 7:45 pm SOLE 2 SOUL: African Dance with Wyoma. $15/18. Resumes Jan 6

Pilates, Dance & Movement

AIKIDO (Ted Goodman, Sensei) Revered for its power and beauty, the uniquely noncompetitive art of Aikido blends with, redirects, and resolves an attack through a circular flow of takedowns, immobilizations, and throws. As you train youŐll learn how easily and gracefully strikes can be avoided, grabs escaped or reversed, and an attackerŐs size and strength neutralized. Due to its non-aggressive nature - no punches, kicks, or counter-attacks - Aikido can teach us much about coping with the stress and strain of everyday life through wisdom rather than aversion and resistance

AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT (Deborah Lotus & Josh Schreiber)/MOVEMENT INTELLIGENCE (Deborah Lotus) The Feldenkrais Method¨ of somatic learning is a gentle and pleasant way to improve the quality of your movement and your awareness of your embodied self. By engaging with your habits of movement in a supportive, exploratory way, Feldenkrais can help you to discover more comfortable and efficient ways of moving and being. Safe and gentle, yet challenging in surprising and satisfying ways, the material in each class is tailored to suit the needs and interest of the participants

CONTACT, or Contact Improvisation dance, was originally developed by dance artist Steve Paxton in the 1970Ős. Dancers share body weight while in motion, often moving in and out of physical contact while rolling, spiraling, counter-balancing, lifting and falling. Contact is not only playful, pleasurable and fun, it is a forum for discovering who we are beneath our skins. It fine tunes your senses, waking up your ability to listen and respond to each moment. Contact is practiced around the world by people of all ages, bodies and abilities, and is offered at the Center as a weekly jam with revolving leader

CONTINUUM: Moving Inquiry (Megan Bathory-Peeler) is a gemlike movement and sound-based practice of awareness, with different facets that allow the work to be approached from multiple angles. Unfolding as moving mindfulness, Continuum consistently brings one into the present moment through simple awareness of breath and wave motion. By being present to what is in the moment, one can make more informed choices for action that are more symbiotic, less effortful, and also maintain a focus on connection rather than on fear or isolation. This can bring about a significant shift in one's life, allowing a fuller sense of one's body, along with a greater trust in it. Continuum is relevant to anyone invested in healing and personal development, curious about the science of the body, engaged in the arts, or actively exploring the spiritual or the unknown

NIA (NEE-uh): (Ana Ayvazian) an ecstatic body-mind-spirit fitness program based on martial arts, dance, and healing work. Integrating nine unique movement forms for a safe, effective cardiovascular workout, Nia can produce total body conditioning and catalyze personal growth. Designed for all fitness levels, Nia complements yoga, Pilates, running, weightlifting, boxing, and more! No experience required

QIGONG (Maryellen Labelle) is an amazing practice for health, healing and inspiration. Qi means life force energy and is the basis of everything in the universe, while gong means the work of cultivation. Qigong practice is a series of flowing and repeated movements, stretches and breathing exercises that are very easy to learn and may be done anywhere and without any special equipment. Qigong has many benefits: it loosens muscles ~ improves balance ~ helps prevent injury to joints, ligaments and bones ~ eases stress and balances emotions ~ improves breathing and heart rate ~ promotes deeper, more restorative sleep ~ increases overall energy level and metabolism...and much, much more! No prior experience is necessary as Qigong may be done by individuals of all ages and modified to each person's level as they practice. Please wear loose clothing

SOLE 2 SOUL! African Dance (Wyoma) is an exhilarating dance workout that promotes a deeper connection with self....while having a blast! The dance styles and music are African/Latin/World/Pop. The focus is energizing cardiovascular, along with full body strength and toning exercises, plus yoga stretches to cool down. The choreography is fun, easy to follow..and funky - an incredible workout that will nourish body and soul. Come breakthrough to the Bliss!
Sole To Soul is great for all fitness levels - please wear comfortable clothing and go barefoot or wear aerobic shoes