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Tai Chi for Health
Dates: Every Thursday, December 3, December 10, December 17, and December 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tai Chi QiGong is a mind-body Chinese practice that involves a combination of slow-motion exercises and deep breathing and meditation. By regularly practicing Tai Chi, participants will improve their physical fitness – balance, agility and flexibility, and increase strength in joints and muscles. Tai Chi can also improve one’s mental health by reducing stress levels and rejuvenating the mind and spirit. The class is open to anyone from all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels.
Afro Caribbean Dance with Suzan Lavertu
Dates: Every Friday, December 4, December 11, and December 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Afro-Caribbean dance is a unique opportunity for participants to learn about traditional movements and ceremonial rites of passage that originate from the indigenous people of the Caribbean. Participants will also learn about the history, music, traditions and cultural context of the dance. By the end of the workshop, members will know a short dance routine and recognize the celebratory nature of Afro-Caribbean dance.
Sharing the Songs you Love
Dates: Every Thursday, December 3, December 10, and December 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In a small group, participants are given an opportunity to share the music and songs that they love to others. Participants are encouraged to create a discussion by explaining the context and background of the song or music that they picked for the group. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the positive impact of music and the different musical genres and artists.
Dates: Every Tuesday, December 1, December 8, December 15, and December 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Online and In-person Options
Chair yoga is an adaptation from modern yoga through the use of sitting on a chair or standing and using a chair for support. Participants in the class will learn various yoga poses that will help stretch and strengthen muscles, flexibility, and balance. The sessions will also include breathing and relaxation techniques. Chair yoga is open for those who are new to yoga and for those who are unable to participate in traditional yoga classes due to aging, injury or disability.
Dancing with Nubia
Dates: Every Saturday, December 5, December 12, and December 19
Dancing with Nubia is a fun opportunity for participants to learn how to keep physically fit through dancing. Participants of the program will also learn about a well-balanced lifestyle that includes healthy eating, well-being, and exercise. At the end of each session, participants are encouraged to practice what they have learned by moving and dancing at home. The class is open for anyone from all ages, genders, backgrounds, and fitness levels.
Social Tea with a Guest
Dates: Wednesday December 16 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Social tea/coffee with a guest is a great opportunity for participants to learn about a new subject or topic from the comfort of their own home. Each session will have a different guest speaker who will go into detail about a given topic and allow participants to reflect, question, and discuss with one another about the topic. Topics or subjects that may be discussed in the workshop include historical events, different cultural practices, creativity and expression, and health and well-being. Participants are encouraged to actively participate and provide suggestions/feedback for topics that they want to know more about.
ABC of Happiness
Dates: December 15 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
ABC of happiness is an interactive workshop that helps participants learn more about the different causes and consequences of stress and discover the different methods of managing stress. By the end of the workshop, participants will know different strategies and tips to help feel happier in the present moment.
Ottawa Art Gallery Online Tour
Dates: December 9 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Ottawa Art Gallery Online tour is an opportunity for participants to discover and learn more about the national and international visual artists that are displayed at our local gallery. At the end of the tour, participants are encouraged to engage in discussion, reflect, and share what has inspired them from the art and artists that they have learned about from the tour.
To attend these workshops, please register at the above “Register Here!” button or by following this link: https://bronsoncentre.ca/bronson-safe-open-registration/.
You can also register by contacting:
Community Outreach Activity Coordinator