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Class Title
Gentle Yoga - Yoga and Meditation - January Series
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Monday
Class Starts
01:31
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
01/07/2019
End Date
02/25/2019
Description
Gentle Yoga—Certified Instructor: Jim Turner. See actual dates below. Come and experience the energy of Yoga. Join registered Hatha Yoga teacher Jim Turner as he explores the relationship between physical postures and the movement of the breath. Learn breath control techniques for deeper relaxation. This class involves mild to moderate physical exertion. Learners should be able to move without assistance from lying on the floor to standing EXCEPT FOR THOSE IN CHAIR YOGA. Class size is limited, so register early for the time(s) of your choice.
Class Title
Gentle Chair Yoga - January Series
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Monday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
01/07/2019
End Date
02/25/2019
Description
How does Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (LVCY) differ from other chair yoga classes? In LVCY, any posture found on the mat can be replicated in the chair. This allows a participant to experience the benefits of a yoga class without having to get on the floor. It's ideal for anyone looking for ways to improve range of motion, increase circulation and build strength, without the fear of falls, or the challenges of getting to the floor. Taught by over twelve hundred certified teachers around the world, LVCY is used at the Mayo Clinic and by the New York City Board of Education. Jim Turner is excited to be offering LVCY to OLLI members in Galveston. His certification in LVCY has given him a new perspective and many new tools to share with you in class. Come and be amazed at just how much fun sitting in a chair can be. Participants will also learn a type of meditation practiced for thousands of years that involves singing the sounds, Saa Taa Naa Maa, along with repetitive finger movements. According to the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, practicing this non-religious meditation for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress and increase activity in the brain to improve memory.
Class Title
Tai Chi for Health January Series
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
02:30
Start Date
01/08/2019
End Date
02/26/2019
Description
Tai Chi for Health—Certified Instructor: Natalie Skynear. Experience Tai Chi, which is gentle and graceful yet invigorating and strengthening. Each class will include a daily warm up, qi gong breathing, and will provide flexibility, core strengthening, and structural balance. These sessions are open to novice to experienced tai chi students.
Class Title
Gentle Yoga - Series - January Series - Tuesday
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
01/08/2019
End Date
02/26/2019
Description
Come and experience the energy of Yoga. Join registered Hatha Yoga teacher Jim Turner as he explores the relationship between physical postures and the movement of the breath. Learn breath control techniques for deeper relaxation. This class involves mild to moderate physical exertion. Learners should be able to move without assistance from lying on the floor to standing EXCEPT FOR THOSE IN CHAIR YOGA. Class size is limited, so register early for the time(s) of your choice. You may sign up for the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday sessions or all classes, but each course requires a separate tuition fee. Each class is the same level of skill except for chair yoga.
Cost: $25
Class Title
Gentle Chair Yoga - January Series
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Monday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
01/07/2019
End Date
02/25/2019
Description
How does Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (LVCY) differ from other chair yoga classes? In LVCY, any posture found on the mat can be replicated in the chair. This allows a participant to experience the benefits of a yoga class without having to get on the floor. It's ideal for anyone looking for ways to improve range of motion, increase circulation and build strength, without the fear of falls, or the challenges of getting to the floor. Taught by over twelve hundred certified teachers around the world, LVCY is used at the Mayo Clinic and by the New York City Board of Education. Jim Turner is excited to be offering LVCY to OLLI members in Galveston. His certification in LVCY has given him a new perspective and many new tools to share with you in class. Come and be amazed at just how much fun sitting in a chair can be. Participants will also learn a type of meditation practiced for thousands of years that involves singing the sounds, Saa Taa Naa Maa, along with repetitive finger movements. According to the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, practicing this non-religious meditation for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress and increase activity in the brain to improve memory.
Class Title
Pilates Foundations/Level I Mat for Strength, Stretch, and Balance - January Series - Wednesday
Instructor
Beth Bullock
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
01/09/2019
End Date
02/27/2019
Description
Joseph Pilates developed an exercise system (which he called Contrology and we call Pilates) with the goal of developing the body, in balance, in order to fully enjoy life. He intended his exercise regimen to be an integration of body, mind, and spirit. In Pilates Foundations/Level I Mat class you will learn the basic fundamentals of Pilates and apply them to the level I mat flow. We will spend time with the physical practice of Pilates and also include mental simulation of movement and guided imagery in order to improve strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and posture. The class will require the ability to get up and down from the floor and tolerate lying down (back, side, and front) for sustained periods of time. Joseph Pilates developed a system of exercise which he considered a trinity of Body, Mind, and Spirit with the goal of the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure. In this class we will use the Pilates Method combined with The Franklin Method to attempt to achieve these ends. Class size is limited to ensure individualized attention. All fitness levels are welcome with the minimum standard of being able to get up and down from the floor unassisted, and tolerating lying side, front, and back for prolonged periods of time. Monday sessions offer more challenge than Wednesday sessions.
Cost: $25
Class Title
Tai Chi for Health - Chair Tai Chi - January Series
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
12:01
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
01/09/2019
End Date
02/27/2019
Description
Experience Tai Chi, which is gentle yet invigorating and strengthening. Each class will include qigong and tai chi and will provide flexibility, core strengthening, and structural balance. These sessions are open to novice to experienced Tai Chi students. Tuition is $35 for the eight sessions.
Class Title
Tai Chi for Health January Series
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
02:30
Start Date
01/08/2019
End Date
02/26/2019
Description
Tai Chi for Health—Certified Instructor: Natalie Skynear. Experience Tai Chi, which is gentle and graceful yet invigorating and strengthening. Each class will include a daily warm up, qi gong breathing, and will provide flexibility, core strengthening, and structural balance. These sessions are open to novice to experienced tai chi students.
Class Title
Gentle Yoga - January Series - Thursday
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
01/10/2019
End Date
02/28/2019
Description
Come and experience the energy of Yoga. Join registered Hatha Yoga teacher Jim Turner as he explores the relationship between physical postures and the movement of the breath. Learn breath control techniques for deeper relaxation. This class involves mild to moderate physical exertion. Learners should be able to move without assistance from lying on the floor to standing EXCEPT FOR THOSE IN CHAIR YOGA. Class size is limited, so register early for the time(s) of your choice. You may sign up for the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday sessions or all classes, but each course requires a separate tuition fee. Each class is the same level of skill except for chair yoga.
Class Title
Tai Chi for Health - Chair Tai Chi - January Series
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
12:01
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
01/09/2019
End Date
02/27/2019
Description
Experience Tai Chi, which is gentle yet invigorating and strengthening. Each class will include qigong and tai chi and will provide flexibility, core strengthening, and structural balance. These sessions are open to novice to experienced Tai Chi students. Tuition is $35 for the eight sessions.
Class Title
Pilates Foundations/Level 1 Mat for Strength, Stretch, and Balance January Series - Friday
Instructor
Beth Bullock
Day
Friday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
01/11/2019
End Date
03/01/2019
Description
All fitness levels can register with the minimum standard of being able to get up and down from the floor unassisted, and tolerating lying side, front, and back for prolonged periods of time. Join Beth Bullock, who has been teaching group and one-on-one Pilates classes for over 18 years. Experience this contemporary style of instruction which holds true to Joseph Pilates philosophy of body, mind, spirit alignment, core engagement, and mindful movement. Whether novice or more experienced, every level of skill is welcome in the Wednesday and the Friday sessions to achieve body discipline and renewed vitality.
Class Title
Zumba Gold - January Series
Instructor
Claudia Clark
Day
Monday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
01/14/2019
End Date
03/04/2019
Description
Zumba is a medley of dance styles, including merengue, cha-cha, cumbia, reggaeton, tango and salsa. Zumba Gold breaks these dances down to address the anatomical and biomechanical needs of active older adults or the unconditioned, but healthy beginner. This class is not to learn to dance, but teaches the participant to move through the music. Claudia stresses the importance of balance, breathing, coordination and posture. Zumba Gold stays true to the original Zumba concept and is inspired by authentic music. Claudia, a certified Zumba Gold instructor, has created unique choreography while using the guidelines put forth in Zumba Gold standards. Dance to Claudia’s music and moves.
Class Title
Total Body Combo Workout! - Tuesday
Instructor
Claudia Clark
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
01/15/2019
End Date
03/05/2019
Description
Challenge yourself in this exercise program for total body fitness beginning with a warm-up using light weights, small balls, and elastic tubes, with a chair for support. You’ll experience stretching, improvement in balance and posture, breathing, and joint movement. Dance, feel the music, develop better coordination, and have lots of fun. Total body fitness is perfect for stress reduction, heightened focus, enhanced concentration, and increased bone density. Tone your muscles with Zumba Gold moves, while core body muscles respond to the new Zumba sentao.
Class Title
Total Body Combo Workout! Series - Thursday
Instructor
Claudia Clark
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
01/17/2019
End Date
03/07/2019
Description
Challenge yourself in this exercise program for total body fitness beginning with a warm-up using light weights, small balls, and elastic tubes, with a chair for support. You’ll experience stretching, improvement in balance and posture, breathing, and joint movement. Dance, feel the music, develop better coordination, and have lots of fun. Total body fitness is perfect for stress reduction, heightened focus, enhanced concentration, and increased bone density. Tone your muscles with Zumba Gold moves, while core body muscles respond to the new Zumba sentao.
Class Title
Total Body Combo Workout - Friday
Instructor
Claudia Clark
Day
Friday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
01/18/2019
End Date
03/08/2019
Description
Challenge yourself in this exercise program for total body fitness beginning with a warm-up using light weights, small balls, and elastic tubes, with a chair for support. You’ll experience stretching, improvement in balance and posture, breathing, and joint movement. Dance, feel the music, develop better coordination, and have lots of fun. Total body fitness is perfect for stress reduction, heightened focus, enhanced concentration, and increased bone density. Tone your muscles with Zumba Gold moves, while core body muscles respond to the new Zumba sent
Class Title
Un Paso Adelante (Permission of Instructor Required)
Instructor
Joie Soske
Day
Monday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
02/04/2019
End Date
03/25/2019
Instructions
Class size is limited.
Description
This course will take the student one step further into the wonderful world of Spanish. It will pick up where the first course left off, with a review of verbs in the present indicative. Permission of instructor is required. Tuition for this course is $50.
Tuition: $50
Class Title
Pastels - Paint Your Pet
Instructor
Gay Paratore
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
02/05/2019
End Date
03/26/2019
Description
Make memorable pastel paintings of your favorite pet or any furry creature, but the focus will mainly be on dogs and cats. Bring detailed enlarged photos of your pet, making sure that the light falls on one side of the animal. If you do not want to use your own photos, the instructor will bring to class many charming photos of dogs and cats. Pastels are a scribble and smear medium, but smearing pastels to look like fur is different, but not difficult, so come learn the secret to making fur. We will also use pastel pencils for eye and whisker details. You will learn the technique for making the animals’ eyes have a natural glow and sparkle, which makes them appear alive. Come learn and enjoy.
Class Title
So That’s What They Believe: Comparative Religion
Instructor
Rabbi Kessler
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
02/05/2019
End Date
03/26/2019
Description
Religion in our country has clearly become, for many, more than just a particular system of faith and worship. This course will look at some ancient traditions as well as the more well-known traditions to understand their similarities and their differences. Locations of their original cultures as well as their adopted locations will be considered for their impact on the religions and on society. Come on down and find out what your neighbor believes.
Class Title
Fun with Creative Writing
Instructor
Saralyn Richard
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
02/06/2019
End Date
05/15/2019
Description
Saralyn Richard, former educator and experienced teacher of creative writing and journalism. If you love reading, listening to, telling, or writing stories, this class is for you! In this course you will analyze what makes creative writing interesting and meaningful. You will practice creating lively stories of your own. Leave behind your memories of sophomore English class and bring along colorful and imaginative thoughts and experiences. Using the elements of creative writing, together we will share stories of life! February 14, 28, March 14, April 4, 25, May 9, 23, June 6. No class sessions March 28 or April 18.
Class Title
Literary Tapas
Instructor
Saralyn Richard
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
02/06/2019
End Date
04/17/2019
Description
If you've ever enjoyed the hearty, scrumptious Spanish appetizers known as tapas, you know the pleasures of sampling small bites of great food. This OLLI literary group has adopted the analogy to describe the way we read and discuss excerpts and short literary works, using Socratic questioning to delve into the possible interpretations and meanings we find. Come be a part of this spirited group! This class welcomes anyone who likes to read, think, and talk. February 7, 21, March 7, 21, April 11, May 2, 16, 30. No class sessions March 28 or April 18. This class will fill quickly, so register early.
Class Title
Advanced Poker Seminar
Instructor
Stan Blazyk
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
02/07/2019
End Date
03/28/2019
Instructions
Permission of instructor required for enrollment.
Description
Texas Hold-em is one of the most challenging games in the world. Although simple to learn, it is very difficult to master. In this class we will examine the logic and techniques used by the professionals. In particular, we will look at how advanced players make crucial decisions and the strategies they use to gain advantage over their opponents.
Class Title
MONOS, Printmaking for the Non-Artist
Instructor
Patti Hewlett
Day
Friday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
02/08/2019
End Date
03/29/2019
Description
In this hands-on class, you will learn to do mono printing, a hand-printing technique that can only produce one copy of an image. Using water media on plexiglass in an 8 by 10 inch format, your finished product will look printed while being unique each time. You may use your own pictures or work with those provided by the instructors. Please join us to be surprised at your creativity as we learn from one another in a serendipitous process. Enroll early because class size is limited to ten participants.
Class Title
Shall We Dance? Series I
Instructor
Bill & Judy Biggs
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
02/13/2019
End Date
04/03/2019
Description
New this year: sign up for ballroom dance at OLLI with or without a partner! Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York found that those 75 and older who engaged in cognitively stimulating activities including ballroom dancing, demonstrated reduced risk of dementias. If you have always wanted to ballroom dance, join Bill & Judy as they provide an introduction to the Waltz, Foxtrot and Swing and perhaps a few other steps as well. Novice or experienced dancer, learning a few new steps could jazz up your routine. Learn why James Brown said, “Any problem in the world can be solved by dancing.” Even Pope Francis himself has claimed he used to love to do the tango when he was young. Stay fit and flexible, keep alert, and have lots of fun dancing! Find yourself a partner or sign up without a partner. All are welcome.
Class Title
Do You Really Know Who Your Neighbors Are?—
Instructor
Mel Tarman
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
02/13/2019
End Date
04/03/2019
Description
Do you really know who your neighbors are? The hit television show The Americans is fiction, but the threat of foreign spies planted in this country that pose as Americans is real. We will examine how some of those spies were captured. Spying is as old as the Bible. The ancient Israelites were master spies, gathering intelligence on the Canaanites and their land. Through the centuries countries have learned the art and craft of spying. In these eight weeks, we will examine the best in the world today: the CIA, Great Britain’s MI5/MI6, Russia’s KGB/FSB, and Israel’s MOSSAD/SHIN BET. Now, most agents on the ground have been replaced by cyber spying satellites, the Internet, and your computer. New tricks are added constantly by our enemies. Are we alert? Join Mel for a fascinating look at spies and spooks from the past to the present as we learn the secrets of these agencies, their hits and misses, and what we can expect in the future.
Class Title
Continuing Fun with the Ukulele
Instructor
Ed D Robert Krout ,Ed D ,MT-BC Professor Emeritus of Music Therapy (SMU)Board Certified Music Therapist
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
02/14/2019
End Date
04/04/2019
Description
Ready to continue your creative journey with the ukulele? This course is for students who have completed OLLI’s Beginning Fun with the Ukulele and who are ready for the next level. We learn intermediate ukulele skills in chording, strumming, fingerpicking, and melody playing. Our required course book Essential Elements Ukulele Method Book 2 by Marty Gross (Hal Leonard Publishers) includes a number of more challenging familiar songs and we sing while we play. The final class features a recital of the songs we have learned. Invite your family and friends! Purchase the book on your own before class begins and bring your own ukulele to class. Remember to tell friends about the fun recital on April 4.
Class Title
Beginning Fun with the Ukulele
Instructor
Ed D Robert Krout ,Ed D ,MT-BC Professor Emeritus of Music Therapy (SMU)Board Certified Music Therapist
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
02/14/2019
End Date
04/04/2019
Description
Love the sound of the ukulele? This fun course teaches beginning ukulele skills to play and accompany folk and popular songs from the 1950's to today. Our required course book Essential Elements Ukulele Method Book 1 by Marty Gross (Hal Leonard Publishers) includes a number of familiar songs and we sing while we play. The final class features a recital of the songs we have learned. Invite your family and friends! Purchase the book on your own before class begins and bring your own ukulele to class. Invite your friends to the recital on April 4. [A limited number of ukes are available for rental. See OLLI staff for details.]
Class Title
Eight Weeks of Unbearable Lightness: Milan Kundera in Print and Film
Instructor
John Gorman ,Ph.D.
Day
Friday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
02/15/2019
End Date
04/05/2019
Description
At its concluding meeting, the Why people Read Poems class decided on this project. I look forward to it. Kundera, who writes in French, has enjoyed an enormous vogue in the English-speaking world since the publication of The Unbearable Lightness of Being in the mid-1980’s. He disliked the film adaptations of his early work and stopped permitting them. But we’ll be the judge of that. Born in 1929 in Czechoslovakia, his life took him through Nazi Occupation, Post-War adherence to communism, and the Prague Spring. He’s well-schooled in irony. At our first meeting, we will sample his style and discuss Kafka and Nietzsche (major influences.) Our scrutiny and speculation will cross his 90th birthday. I know OLLI learners sign on from only the purest motives—but, as a bonus, casual references to Kundera will awe your friends. Bring your own copy of the book. OLLI will provide the movie and the popcorn.
Class Title
Introduction to Robitics
Instructor
P. Eugene Jackson, Jr.
Day
Friday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
02/15/2019
End Date
04/05/2019
Description
If you can dream it, you can build and program it—your own robot. Using an Andrino based robot, your instructor will walk you through the steps required to build and program your dream robot. During the first two classes learners will use C programming language. By week three, learners will program the robot’s remote control, learn how to control the robot’s motion, change the robots behaviors based on sensor data and determine distances using the ultrasonic sensor. In week six, learner teams will be challenged with more complicated problems that integrate sensing, autonomous robot operations, moving and relocating objects using the robots grippers. Time permitting, each team will compete in solving a very challenging problem. Supplies and equipment are provided for you.
Class Title
Migratory Birds of the Texas Gulf Coast
Instructor
Richard Peake ,Ph.D.
Day
Monday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
02/18/2019
End Date
03/18/2019
Description
This class meets twice a week for four weeks. Each week the Tuesday class will consist of classroom lecture. On Wednesday afternoons, learners will join Dr. Peake and other experts on birding field trips. Additional optional birding experiences may be added. To fully participate, learners need binoculars, A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America by Peterson and Peterson, Golden Field Guide by Chandler Robbins or National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, and adequate mobility for outdoor activities. All details will be provided upon registration. Tuition for birding courses is $35.
Class Title
Estate and Financial Planning: Phase Two
Instructor
John Thompson
Day
Monday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
02/18/2019
End Date
04/08/2019
Description
Estate and Financial Planning “Phase Two”… Those who have completed Phase One or Phase Two in the past may enroll in “Phase Two.” Continuing the work we have begun together, we will hold onto the Basics while exploring New Territory. We will bring in the Pros… all certified in their field of expertise. You’ll be able to ask questions face to face and get the legal and professional direction needed for solid decision making. Discussions will center around withdrawal techniques for qualified and non-qualified monies, real and personal property, annuities, insurances, documentation, and final distribution, while concentrating on the enjoyment and improvement of our personal and financial lives.
Class Title
Mah Jongg Strategies
Instructor
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
02/19/2019
End Date
04/09/2019
Description
Whether you’ve just completed the OLLI Introduction to Mah Jongg class or you’ve been playing for a while on your own, honing the game’s strategy will take you to whole new level of proficiency and fun. Alice will use a combination of lecture and mah jongg play to discuss the strategy and the psychology of the game. You will also learn new ways to make the best use of the tiles you’re dealt and how to adjust your strategy as the game progresses. The class is open to those who have completed Introduction to Mah Jongg at OLLI or who have been approved by the instructor. Ask OLLI staff for details. Class size is limited.
Class Title
Introduction to Mah Jongg
Instructor
Alice Wygant
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
02/19/2019
End Date
04/09/2019
Description
Learn the fundamentals of American mah jongg, a wonderful game that improves cognition and memory while providing hours of enjoyment. Mah jongg is widely played in Galveston and all around the world because it’s fun and challenging. American mah jongg is based on a traditional Chinese game played with tiles. We’ll use a combination of classroom instruction and playing the game to bring participants to a level of skill that enables them to play independently with local groups. Mah jongg sets and National Mah Jongg League cards are provided for classroom use. Class size is limited, so enroll early.
Class Title
Migratory Birding—Wednesday Field Outings!
Instructor
Richard Peake ,Ph.D.
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
08:30
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
02/20/2019
End Date
04/10/2019
Description
Open only to those who have taken Migratory Birding in OLLI, this course will offer six field outings under Dr. Peake’s direction. To fully participate, learners need binoculars, A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America by Peterson and Peterson, Golden Field Guide by Chandler Robbins or National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, and adequate mobility for outdoor activities. The class limit is sixteen learners. Participants must arrive on time for carpooling and departure. Tuition for birding courses is $35.
Class Title
Migratory Birding—Thursday Field Outings!
Instructor
Richard Peake ,Ph.D.
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
08:30
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
02/21/2019
End Date
04/11/2019
Description
Open only to those who have taken Migratory Birding in OLLI, this course will offer six field outings under Dr. Peake’s direction. To fully participate, learners need binoculars, A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America by Peterson and Peterson, Golden Field Guide by Chandler Robbins or National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, and adequate mobility for outdoor activities. The class limit is sixteen learners. Participants must arrive on time for carpooling and departure. Tuition for birding courses is $35.
Class Title
Estate Planning and Record Booklets
Instructor
John Thompson
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
02/21/2019
End Date
04/11/2019
Description
Estate & Financial Planning “Phase One”…It all starts here! You’ll receive your own personal copies of the booklet we will use that covers what we must know and must do at this point in our lives. Even if we think we have all the answers…rules, regulations and taxation destroy the best of intentions. Questions abound & expertise is needed. Become knowledgeable and confident about the choices you are making and use what you have earned, saved, and invested for living a great life. You’ll also discover how to pass on your estate without delays or unexpected cost and be a role model for both your adult children & your aging parents in creating sound estate plans.
Class Title
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls
Instructor
Jymann Davis
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
03/06/2019
End Date
04/24/2019
Description
Instructors: Jymann Davis, Texas A&M AgriLife Family and Community Health Agent and colleagues. Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, this is the program for you. Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends. This course can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. A workbook and resource materials will be provided. Class size is limited, so you must register in advance for this FREE COURSE.
Class Title
American Red Cross Certified Adult/Child/Infant-CPR/AED Training
Instructor
Root Choyce
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
08:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
03/06/2019
End Date
03/06/2019
Instructions
NON-OLLI Member
Description
American Red Cross Adult and Child CPR training incorporates a variety of learning styles with hands-on practice and real-life scenarios. Participants in this training will receive Red Cross certification and will learn how to use an AED for a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. Take-away materials are designed for use both in the course and outside the classroom as reference tools. Combining lecture, video demonstrations and hands-on manikin training, this course teaches participants to: Call and work with EMS; perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults and children; know the role of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
OLLI Members: $25
Non-OLLI Members: $50
Class Title
Pilates Foundations/Level I Mat for Strength, Stretch, and Balance April Series Wednesday
Instructor
Beth Bullock
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
03/06/2019
End Date
03/27/2019
Description
Joseph Pilates developed a system of exercise which he considered a trinity of Body, Mind, and Spirit with the goal of the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure. In this class we will use the Pilates Method combined with The Franklin Method to attempt to achieve these ends. Class size is limited to ensure individualized attention. All fitness levels are welcome with the minimum standard of being able to get up and down from the floor unassisted, and tolerating lying side, front, and back for prolonged periods of time. Monday sessions offer more challenge than Wednesday sessions.
Class Title
Pilates Foundations/Level I Mat for Strength, Stretch, and Balance - March Series - Wednesday
Instructor
Beth Bullock
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
03/06/2019
End Date
04/24/2019
Description
Joseph Pilates developed an exercise system (which he called Contrology and we call Pilates) with the goal of developing the body, in balance, in order to fully enjoy life. He intended his exercise regimen to be an integration of body, mind, and spirit. In Pilates Foundations/Level I Mat class you will learn the basic fundamentals of Pilates and apply them to the level I mat flow. We will spend time with the physical practice of Pilates and also include mental simulation of movement and guided imagery in order to improve strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and posture. The class will require the ability to get up and down from the floor and tolerate lying down (back, side, and front) for sustained periods of time. Joseph Pilates developed a system of exercise which he considered a trinity of Body, Mind, and Spirit with the goal of the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure. In this class we will use the Pilates Method combined with The Franklin Method to attempt to achieve these ends. Class size is limited to ensure individualized attention. All fitness levels are welcome with the minimum standard of being able to get up and down from the floor unassisted, and tolerating lying side, front, and back for prolonged periods of time. Monday sessions offer more challenge than Wednesday sessions.
Cost: $25
Class Title
An Introduction to Meditation
Instructor
Terry Conrad
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
03/07/2019
End Date
04/25/2019
Description
What is meditation? Why is it such an important spiritual tool in having a more balanced and happy life? There is so much written about why to meditate and how to meditate, there must be something to it. In this class you will work with several simple meditation techniques that anyone can do. The effect will be a deeper connection with ourselves and others.
Class Title
Pilates Foundations/Level I Mat for Strength, Stretch, and Balance - March Series - Friday
Instructor
Beth Bullock
Day
Friday
Class Starts
10:29
Class Ends
11:31
Start Date
03/08/2019
End Date
04/26/2019
Description
All fitness levels can register with the minimum standard of being able to get up and down from the floor unassisted, and tolerating lying side, front, and back for prolonged periods of time. Join Beth Bullock, who has been teaching group and one-on-one Pilates classes for over 18 years. Experience this contemporary style of instruction which holds true to Joseph Pilates philosophy of body, mind, spirit alignment, core engagement, and mindful movement. Whether novice or more experienced, every level of skill is welcome in the Wednesday and the Friday sessions to achieve body discipline and renewed vitality.
Class Title
Gentle Yoga - Yoga and Meditation - March Series
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Monday
Class Starts
02:00
Class Ends
03:15
Start Date
03/11/2019
End Date
04/29/2019
Description
Come and experience the energy of Yoga. Join registered Hatha Yoga teacher Jim Turner as he explores the relationship between physical postures and the movement of the breath. Learn breath control techniques for deeper relaxation. This class involves mild to moderate physical exertion. Learners should be able to move without assistance from lying on the floor to standing EXCEPT FOR THOSE IN CHAIR YOGA. Class size is limited, so register early for the time(s) of your choice. You may sign up for the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday sessions or all classes, but each course requires a separate tuition fee. Each class is the same level of skill except for chair yoga.
Class Title
Gentle Yoga - LVCY Chair Yoga - March Series - Monday
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Monday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
03/11/2019
End Date
04/29/2019
Description
How does Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (LVCY) differ from other chair yoga classes? In LVCY, any posture found on the mat can be replicated in the chair. This allows a participant to experience the benefits of a yoga class without having to get on the floor. It's ideal for anyone looking for ways to improve range of motion, increase circulation and build strength, without the fear of falls, or the challenges of getting to the floor. Taught by over twelve hundred certified teachers around the world, LVCY is used at the Mayo Clinic and by the New York City Board of Education. Jim Turner is excited to be offering LVCY to OLLI members in Galveston. His certification in LVCY has given him a new perspective and many new tools to share with you in class. Come and be amazed at just how much fun sitting in a chair can be. Participants will also learn a type of meditation practiced for thousands of years that involves singing the sounds, Saa Taa Naa Maa, along with repetitive finger movements. According to the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, practicing this non-religious meditation for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress and increase activity in the brain to improve memory.
Class Title
Gentle Yoga Chair - March Series - Wednesday
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
02:00
Class Ends
03:00
Start Date
03/13/2019
End Date
05/01/2019
Description
How does Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (LVCY) differ from other chair yoga classes? In LVCY any posture found on the mat can be replicated in the chair. This allows a participant to experience the benefits of a yoga class without having to get on the floor. It's ideal for anyone looking for ways to improve range of motion, increase circulation and build strength, without the fear of falls, or the challenges of getting to the floor. Taught by over twelve hundred certified teachers around the world, LVCY is used at the Mayo Clinic and by the New York City Board of Education. Jim Turner is excited to be offering LVCY to OLLI members in Galveston. His certification in LVCY has given him a new perspective and many new tools to share with you in class. Come and be amazed at just how much fun sitting in a chair can be. Participants will learn a type of meditation practiced for thousands of years that involves singing the sounds, Saa Taa Naa Maa along with repetitive finger movements. According to the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, practicing this non-religious meditation for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress and increase activity in the brain to improve memory.
Class Title
Gentle Yoga, March Series - Thursday
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
03/14/2019
End Date
05/02/2019
Instructions
Check specific time in description
Description
Come and experience the energy of Yoga. Join registered Hatha Yoga teacher Jim Turner as he explores the relationship between physical postures and the movement of the breath. Learn breath control techniques for deeper relaxation. This class involves mild to moderate physical exertion. Learners should be able to move without assistance from lying on the floor to standing EXCEPT FOR THOSE IN CHAIR YOGA. Class size is limited, so register early for the time(s) of your choice. You may sign up for the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday sessions or all classes, but each course requires a separate tuition fee. Each class is the same level of skill except for chair yoga
Class Title
Zumba Gold - March
Instructor
Claudia Clark
Day
Monday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
03/18/2019
End Date
05/06/2019
Description
Zumba is a medley of dance styles, including merengue, cha-cha, cumbia, reggaeton, tango and salsa. Zumba Gold breaks these dances down to address the anatomical and biomechanical needs of active older adults or the unconditioned, but healthy beginner. This class is not to learn to dance, but teaches the participant to move through the music. Claudia stresses the importance of balance, breathing, coordination and posture. Zumba Gold stays true to the original Zumba concept and is inspired by authentic music. Claudia, a certified Zumba Gold instructor, has created unique choreography while using the guidelines put forth in Zumba Gold standards. Dance to Claudia’s music and moves.
Class Title
Tai Chi for Health - March Series
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
02:30
Start Date
03/19/2019
End Date
05/07/2019
Description
Experience Tai Chi, which is gentle yet invigorating and strengthening. Each class will include qigong and tai chi and will provide flexibility, core strengthening, and structural balance. These sessions are open to novice to experienced Tai Chi students. Tuition is $35 for the eight sessions.
Class Title
Total Body Combo Workout! - Tuesday
Instructor
Claudia Clark
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
01/15/2019
End Date
03/05/2019
Description
Challenge yourself in this exercise program for total body fitness beginning with a warm-up using light weights, small balls, and elastic tubes, with a chair for support. You’ll experience stretching, improvement in balance and posture, breathing, and joint movement. Dance, feel the music, develop better coordination, and have lots of fun. Total body fitness is perfect for stress reduction, heightened focus, enhanced concentration, and increased bone density. Tone your muscles with Zumba Gold moves, while core body muscles respond to the new Zumba sentao.
Class Title
Tai Chi for Health Chair Tai Chi - March Series
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
03/20/2019
End Date
05/08/2019
Description
Experience Tai Chi, which is gentle yet invigorating and strengthening. Each class will include qigong and tai chi and will provide flexibility, core strengthening, and structural balance. These sessions are open to novice to experienced Tai Chi students. Tuition is $35 for the eight sessions.
Class Title
Tai Chi for Health - March Series
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
02:30
Start Date
03/19/2019
End Date
05/07/2019
Description
Experience Tai Chi, which is gentle yet invigorating and strengthening. Each class will include qigong and tai chi and will provide flexibility, core strengthening, and structural balance. These sessions are open to novice to experienced Tai Chi students. Tuition is $35 for the eight sessions.
Class Title
Tai Chi for Health - March Series
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
02:30
Start Date
03/19/2019
End Date
05/07/2019
Description
Experience Tai Chi, which is gentle yet invigorating and strengthening. Each class will include qigong and tai chi and will provide flexibility, core strengthening, and structural balance. These sessions are open to novice to experienced Tai Chi students. Tuition is $35 for the eight sessions.
Class Title
Tai Chi for Health - March Series
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
02:30
Start Date
03/19/2019
End Date
05/07/2019
Description
Experience Tai Chi, which is gentle yet invigorating and strengthening. Each class will include qigong and tai chi and will provide flexibility, core strengthening, and structural balance. These sessions are open to novice to experienced Tai Chi students. Tuition is $35 for the eight sessions.
Class Title
Total Body Combo Workout! Series - Thursday
Instructor
Claudia Clark
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
01/17/2019
End Date
03/07/2019
Description
Challenge yourself in this exercise program for total body fitness beginning with a warm-up using light weights, small balls, and elastic tubes, with a chair for support. You’ll experience stretching, improvement in balance and posture, breathing, and joint movement. Dance, feel the music, develop better coordination, and have lots of fun. Total body fitness is perfect for stress reduction, heightened focus, enhanced concentration, and increased bone density. Tone your muscles with Zumba Gold moves, while core body muscles respond to the new Zumba sentao.
Class Title
Tai Chi for Health Chair Tai Chi - March Series
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
03/20/2019
End Date
05/08/2019
Description
Experience Tai Chi, which is gentle yet invigorating and strengthening. Each class will include qigong and tai chi and will provide flexibility, core strengthening, and structural balance. These sessions are open to novice to experienced Tai Chi students. Tuition is $35 for the eight sessions.
Class Title
Total Body Combo Workout - Friday
Instructor
Claudia Clark
Day
Friday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
01/18/2019
End Date
03/08/2019
Description
Challenge yourself in this exercise program for total body fitness beginning with a warm-up using light weights, small balls, and elastic tubes, with a chair for support. You’ll experience stretching, improvement in balance and posture, breathing, and joint movement. Dance, feel the music, develop better coordination, and have lots of fun. Total body fitness is perfect for stress reduction, heightened focus, enhanced concentration, and increased bone density. Tone your muscles with Zumba Gold moves, while core body muscles respond to the new Zumba sent
Class Title
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE™
Instructor
Mike Gately
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
08:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
03/26/2019
End Date
03/26/2019
Instructions
NON-AARP Member
Description
This all new 4 hour Smart Driver Course is presented by Mildred Smith, Certified AARP instructor. This class will review new laws. You’ll learn how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right of way, interstate highway traffic, trucks and blind spots, how to use anti-lock brakes, air bags and seat belts. Best of all the AARP Smart Driver Course is only $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-AARP members. (Cash or check only.) Bring your driver’s license and AARP card. Certificates are issued at the end of the class. Check with your insurance agent about a discount. Class size is limited. Only those who pre-register will be admitted.
AARP Members: $15
Non-AARP Members: $20
Class Title
Biology 101, Introductory Biology
Instructor
William Wardle
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
04/02/2019
End Date
05/21/2019
Description
This course will cover the basic concepts in Biology, including characteristics of living organisms, basic chemistry (just enough to provide a background for understanding biology), cell structure, metabolism, respiration, photosynthesis, genetics, evolution and the origin and history of life on earth. Lectures will be geared to individuals who have had a basic science course in high school at the minimum. If you have already had high school or college biology many years ago, this might seem like a mostly new course because so much has changed in the field of biology over the past 20 years.
Class Title
Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop
Instructor
Amy Comer
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
04/09/2019
End Date
05/28/2019
Description
Every day, millions of people with chronic diseases struggle to manage their symptoms. About 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 68% have at least two. Chronic diseases place a significant burden on individuals as well as health care systems. The good news is that people with chronic diseases who learn how to manage their symptoms can improve their quality of life and reduce their health care costs. The Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop teaches adults strategies to empower and improve overall wellbeing. This evidence-based workshop complements clinical care, and is evaluated and approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Register today for this free course to acquire personal techniques for managing your own or your family member’s chronic disease(s).
Class Title
American Red Cross Certified Adult/Child/Infant-CPR/AED Training
Instructor
Root Choyce
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
08:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
03/06/2019
End Date
03/06/2019
Instructions
NON-OLLI Member
Description
American Red Cross Adult and Child CPR training incorporates a variety of learning styles with hands-on practice and real-life scenarios. Participants in this training will receive Red Cross certification and will learn how to use an AED for a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. Take-away materials are designed for use both in the course and outside the classroom as reference tools. Combining lecture, video demonstrations and hands-on manikin training, this course teaches participants to: Call and work with EMS; perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults and children; know the role of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
OLLI Members: $25
Non-OLLI Members: $50
Class Title
Healthy Foods/Healthy Life—Super Health for the Future
Instructor
Sharon Mitchiner
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
00:00
Start Date
04/16/2019
End Date
06/04/2019
Description
Hippocrates said, "Let food be your medicine." Food is powerful. Food can not only prevent between 30%-70% of our chronic illnesses but actually reverse them in many cases. Join us as we discover super foods and some not so super foods. If it doesn't taste really good, chances are no matter how good it is for you, you’re not going to touch it. Come join us as we prepare tasty, quick, and easy super foods for super health. What you choose to eat today will impact your future. Even if you’ve taken Sharon’s courses before, enroll for this one. It will be packed with new information.
Class Title
Public Speaking for Everyone
Instructor
Nancy Wingstrom
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
04/18/2019
End Date
06/06/2019
Description
Introductions. Toasts. Faith groups, civic organizations, social settings offer opportunities for public speaking. Sometimes the idea of talking to a group in public can be daunting. Do you ever find yourself going “blank” or struggling for the right words? Do you wonder if you’re being heard or understood? Nancy will share with you skills developed in decades of courtroom presentations as a practicing attorney. No matter what your skill level for the gift of gab, this course will help you strengthen your own abilitites as an effective communicator. Let’s talk! We’ll identify pitfalls to avoid, perfect our own personal styles, and have some fun. We’ll wrap up the course by demonstrating new found confidence.
Class Title
Draw
Instructor
Sharon Barcone
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
04/18/2019
End Date
06/06/2019
Instructions
In addition to $25 tuition, this class carries a supply fee of $15
Description
DRAW…for Health and Happiness—Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, April 11 – May 30. Instructor: Sharon Barcone. In these classes you will learn the basic foundational elements used to create a drawing. You will gain an understanding of motivation and self-expression. It will be a time of fun and discovery. Beginner or experienced, you will learn concepts taught at college level. The Washington Post has called art the new meditation, asserting that creative activity is a potent recipe for psychological well-being and healing. So, why wait? Can't draw a straight line with a ruler? This course will teach you how. Don't have a creative bone in your body? You don't need one! Come, enjoy the fellowship, have some fun, and find your own visual language! In addition to $25 tuition, this class carries a supply fee of $15
Class Title
Continuing Fun with the Ukulele
Instructor
Ed D Robert Krout ,Ed D ,MT-BC Professor Emeritus of Music Therapy (SMU)Board Certified Music Therapist
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
02/14/2019
End Date
04/04/2019
Description
Ready to continue your creative journey with the ukulele? This course is for students who have completed OLLI’s Beginning Fun with the Ukulele and who are ready for the next level. We learn intermediate ukulele skills in chording, strumming, fingerpicking, and melody playing. Our required course book Essential Elements Ukulele Method Book 2 by Marty Gross (Hal Leonard Publishers) includes a number of more challenging familiar songs and we sing while we play. The final class features a recital of the songs we have learned. Invite your family and friends! Purchase the book on your own before class begins and bring your own ukulele to class. Remember to tell friends about the fun recital on April 4.
Class Title
Pilates Foundations/Level I Mat for Strength, Stretch, and Balance April Series Wednesday
Instructor
Beth Bullock
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
03/06/2019
End Date
03/27/2019
Description
Joseph Pilates developed a system of exercise which he considered a trinity of Body, Mind, and Spirit with the goal of the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure. In this class we will use the Pilates Method combined with The Franklin Method to attempt to achieve these ends. Class size is limited to ensure individualized attention. All fitness levels are welcome with the minimum standard of being able to get up and down from the floor unassisted, and tolerating lying side, front, and back for prolonged periods of time. Monday sessions offer more challenge than Wednesday sessions.
Class Title
Pilates Foundations/Level I Mat for Strength, Stretch, and Balance, April Series - Friday
Instructor
Beth Bullock
Day
Friday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
04/26/2019
End Date
06/14/2019
Instructions
Pre-registration is required. Current OLLI members only.
Description
Joseph Pilates developed a system of exercise which he considered a trinity of Body, Mind, and Spirit with the goal of the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure. In this class we will use the Pilates Method combined with The Franklin Method to attempt to achieve these ends. Class size is limited to ensure individualized attention. All fitness levels are welcome with the minimum standard of being able to get up and down from the floor unassisted, and tolerating lying side, front, and back for prolonged periods of time. Monday sessions offer more challenge than Wednesday sessions. Series I:
Mondays, 9 – 10 AM, May 2 – June 27 —more challenging. NO CLASS May 30
Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 AM, May 11 – July 6—open to all, novice to experienced. No class June 22.
Class Title
Gentle Yoga Mat/Meditation - May Series
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Monday
Class Starts
02:00
Class Ends
03:15
Start Date
05/13/2019
End Date
07/01/2019
Instructions
Will be announced later.
Description
Gentle Yoga—Certified Instructor: Jim Turner. See actual dates below. Come and experience the energy of Yoga. Join registered Hatha Yoga teacher Jim Turner as he explores the relationship between physical postures and the movement of the breath. Learn breath control techniques for deeper relaxation. This class involves mild to moderate physical exertion. Learners should be able to move without assistance from lying on the floor to standing EXCEPT FOR THOSE IN CHAIR YOGA. Class size is limited, so register early for the time(s) of your choice
Class Title
Gentle Yoga - Chair Class - May Series
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Monday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
05/13/2019
End Date
07/01/2019
Description
How does Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (LVCY) differ from other chair yoga classes? In LVCY, any posture found on the mat can be replicated in the chair. This allows a participant to experience the benefits of a yoga class without having to get on the floor. It's ideal for anyone looking for ways to improve range of motion, increase circulation and build strength, without the fear of falls, or the challenges of getting to the floor. Taught by over twelve hundred certified teachers around the world, LVCY is used at the Mayo Clinic and by the New York City Board of Education. Jim Turner is excited to be offering LVCY to OLLI members in Galveston. His certification in LVCY has given him a new perspective and many new tools to share with you in class. Come and be amazed at just how much fun sitting in a chair can be. Participants will also learn a type of meditation practiced for thousands of years that involves singing the sounds, Saa Taa Naa Maa, along with repetitive finger movements. According to the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, practicing this non-religious meditation for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress and increase activity in the brain to improve memory.
Class Title
Gentle Yoga - May Series
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
05/14/2019
End Date
07/02/2019
Description
Gentle Yoga— Come and experience the energy of Yoga. Join registered Hatha Yoga teacher Jim Turner as he explores the relationship between physical postures and the movement of the breath. Learn breath control techniques for deeper relaxation. This class involves mild to moderate physical exertion. Learners should be able to move without assistance from lying on the floor to standing EXCEPT FOR THOSE IN CHAIR YOGA. Class size is limited, so register early for the time(s) of your choice
Class Title
Gentle Yoga - Chair Class - May Series
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Monday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
05/13/2019
End Date
07/01/2019
Description
How does Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (LVCY) differ from other chair yoga classes? In LVCY, any posture found on the mat can be replicated in the chair. This allows a participant to experience the benefits of a yoga class without having to get on the floor. It's ideal for anyone looking for ways to improve range of motion, increase circulation and build strength, without the fear of falls, or the challenges of getting to the floor. Taught by over twelve hundred certified teachers around the world, LVCY is used at the Mayo Clinic and by the New York City Board of Education. Jim Turner is excited to be offering LVCY to OLLI members in Galveston. His certification in LVCY has given him a new perspective and many new tools to share with you in class. Come and be amazed at just how much fun sitting in a chair can be. Participants will also learn a type of meditation practiced for thousands of years that involves singing the sounds, Saa Taa Naa Maa, along with repetitive finger movements. According to the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, practicing this non-religious meditation for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress and increase activity in the brain to improve memory.
Class Title
Gentle Yoga - May Series
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
05/14/2019
End Date
07/02/2019
Description
Gentle Yoga— Come and experience the energy of Yoga. Join registered Hatha Yoga teacher Jim Turner as he explores the relationship between physical postures and the movement of the breath. Learn breath control techniques for deeper relaxation. This class involves mild to moderate physical exertion. Learners should be able to move without assistance from lying on the floor to standing EXCEPT FOR THOSE IN CHAIR YOGA. Class size is limited, so register early for the time(s) of your choice
Class Title
Zumba Gold- May Series
Instructor
Claudia Clark
Day
Monday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
05/20/2019
End Date
07/08/2019
Description
Zumba is a medley of dance styles, including merengue, cha-cha, cumbia, reggaeton, tango and salsa. Zumba Gold breaks these dances down to address the anatomical and biomechanical needs of active older adults or the unconditioned, but healthy beginner. This class is not to learn to dance, but teaches the participant to move through the music. Claudia stresses the importance of balance, breathing, coordination and posture. Zumba Gold stays true to the original Zumba concept and is inspired by authentic music. Claudia, a certified Zumba Gold instructor, has created unique choreography while using the guidelines put forth in Zumba Gold standards. Dance to Claudia’s music and moves.
Class Title
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE™
Instructor
Mike Gately
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
08:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
03/26/2019
End Date
03/26/2019
Instructions
NON-AARP Member
Description
This all new 4 hour Smart Driver Course is presented by Mildred Smith, Certified AARP instructor. This class will review new laws. You’ll learn how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right of way, interstate highway traffic, trucks and blind spots, how to use anti-lock brakes, air bags and seat belts. Best of all the AARP Smart Driver Course is only $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-AARP members. (Cash or check only.) Bring your driver’s license and AARP card. Certificates are issued at the end of the class. Check with your insurance agent about a discount. Class size is limited. Only those who pre-register will be admitted.
AARP Members: $15
Non-AARP Members: $20
Class Title
Total Body Combo Workout! - Tuesday
Instructor
Claudia Clark
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
01/15/2019
End Date
03/05/2019
Description
Challenge yourself in this exercise program for total body fitness beginning with a warm-up using light weights, small balls, and elastic tubes, with a chair for support. You’ll experience stretching, improvement in balance and posture, breathing, and joint movement. Dance, feel the music, develop better coordination, and have lots of fun. Total body fitness is perfect for stress reduction, heightened focus, enhanced concentration, and increased bone density. Tone your muscles with Zumba Gold moves, while core body muscles respond to the new Zumba sentao.
Class Title
Total Body Combo Workout! Series - Thursday
Instructor
Claudia Clark
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
01/17/2019
End Date
03/07/2019
Description
Challenge yourself in this exercise program for total body fitness beginning with a warm-up using light weights, small balls, and elastic tubes, with a chair for support. You’ll experience stretching, improvement in balance and posture, breathing, and joint movement. Dance, feel the music, develop better coordination, and have lots of fun. Total body fitness is perfect for stress reduction, heightened focus, enhanced concentration, and increased bone density. Tone your muscles with Zumba Gold moves, while core body muscles respond to the new Zumba sentao.
Class Title
Total Body Combo Workout - Friday
Instructor
Claudia Clark
Day
Friday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
01/18/2019
End Date
03/08/2019
Description
Challenge yourself in this exercise program for total body fitness beginning with a warm-up using light weights, small balls, and elastic tubes, with a chair for support. You’ll experience stretching, improvement in balance and posture, breathing, and joint movement. Dance, feel the music, develop better coordination, and have lots of fun. Total body fitness is perfect for stress reduction, heightened focus, enhanced concentration, and increased bone density. Tone your muscles with Zumba Gold moves, while core body muscles respond to the new Zumba sent
Class Title
Tai Chi for Health and Balance - Chair - June
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
06/05/2019
End Date
07/24/2019
Description
Experience Tai Chi, which is gentle yet invigorating and strengthening. Each class will include qigong and tai chi and will provide flexibility, core strengthening, and structural balance. These sessions are open to novice to experienced Tai Chi students. Tuition is $35 for the eight sessions.
Class Title
Tai Chi for Balance and Health - June
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
02:30
Start Date
06/06/2019
End Date
07/25/2019
Description
Experience Tai Chi, which is gentle yet invigorating and strengthening. Each class will include qigong and tai chi and will provide flexibility, core strengthening, and structural balance. These sessions are open to novice to experienced Tai Chi students. Tuition is $35 for the eight sessions.
Class Title
Tai Chi for Health and Balance - Chair - June
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
06/05/2019
End Date
07/24/2019
Description
Experience Tai Chi, which is gentle yet invigorating and strengthening. Each class will include qigong and tai chi and will provide flexibility, core strengthening, and structural balance. These sessions are open to novice to experienced Tai Chi students. Tuition is $35 for the eight sessions.