Free Classes for Members

All sessions listed below are FREE, open to OLLI members, and held at Galveston Island Community Center.

FREE!!! Register for the FREE sessions listed below. There is no charge for the activities described below and these are open to anyone in the community, but registration is required. Please phone OLLI today to enroll: 763.5604.

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Class Title
Chair Tai Chi Series II
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
10/31/2018
End Date
12/19/2018
Description
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
Tai Chi for Balance and Health, Series II
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Thursday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
02:30
Start Date
11/01/2018
End Date
12/20/2018
Description
Tai Chi’s slow, gentle movement improves balance and offers aerobic benefit. “With its integrative approach that strengthens the body while focusing the mind, tai chi addresses a range of physical and mental health issues. Tai chi is especially useful for improving balance and preventing falls,” according to a Harvard University report. Each day on the schedule below offers the same instruction and challenge. Whether beginner or more advanced, these sessions are for you! Each eight-week series carries tuition of $25. Attend only the day you register for but you can enroll in as many days as you wish.
Class Title
Chair Tai Chi Series II
Instructor
Natalie Skynear
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
12:00
Class Ends
01:00
Start Date
10/31/2018
End Date
12/19/2018
Description
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 I - LVCY Chair Yoga
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Monday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
10/01/2018
End Date
11/19/2018
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 - Series I - Yoga
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
10/02/2018
End Date
11/20/2018
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 Yoga - Series I - LVCY Chair Yoga
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Monday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
10/01/2018
End Date
11/19/2018
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 - Series I - Yoga
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
10/02/2018
End Date
11/20/2018
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 Yoga - Series II - LVCY Chair Yoga
Instructor
Jim Turner
Day
Monday
Class Starts
10:30
Class Ends
11:30
Start Date
12/03/2018
End Date
01/21/2019
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
56th Galveston Citizens Police Academy
Instructor
Officer Harris ,Galveston County Police Department
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
09/18/2018
End Date
12/04/2018
Description
We are pleased to announce that the Galveston Police Department’s 56th Citizens Police Academy will be held at OLLI. There is no charge for the class or materials. The Citizens Police Academy offers insight into Officer Recruitment and Training, Criminal Investigation, S.W.A.T., Crime Scene Investigation, the K-9 Unit, Firearms Training, Vice and Narcotics and much, much more. More importantly, it offers a unique chance to connect with your police department. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about Galveston’s Police Department – what they do and why they do it. This experience will introduce ways to become more involved in your community, network with others throughout the community, and ultimately come together in partnership with your police department to improve your community. Two optional sessions will be held offsite, either for firearms experience or a police experience. Applicants should be 18 years of age or older and either live or work in the City of Galveston. Due to the sensitive subject matter, applicants will be subjected to a background check. Participants must attend at least 9 classes to successfully complete the course. This is FREE and open to OLLI members and to the public, but you must register in advance.