Classes and Clubs
Shen Tao Chi Gung Class - Awareness relieves tension, which creates a soft, pliable body allowing our waterways to feed our landscape gently - health follows. This class is an excavation to understand how to achieve lively balance and strength through a kinesthetic understanding of true relaxation using Chi Gung as the root. We practice meditation for body awareness and simple stretches that gently align joints by relaxing muscle groups. This class is for anyone regardless of physical restrictions. You can find a way to strengthen and enjoy your physical self without fear of failure. The goal is simply to learn to move with awareness and balance. Together we can figure out what will work best for you and create an enjoyable, simple daily routine.
Friday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Contact Sara Stenson
The studio “Dancing in the Desert, LLC” arose from a combination of the owner’s passion for dancing, shared by many of the locals in greater Abiquiu, and the lack of a place where this could actually be put to practice. “Build it and they will come.” The ‘Dance Studio with a View’ (a view that only the Georgia O’Keeffe Country offers) has the finest sprung floor in the area. The studio lends itself ideally to any other movement exercises and at present dancing is complemented by yoga, tai chi, and Feldenkrais. We are certainly receptive to other forms of movement modalities in the future.
What is Pickleball? This question gets asked a lot since it is a strange name for the fastest growing sport in America. It is tennis, badminton and ping pong all rolled into one.
The game is played on a court half the size of a tennis court and a paddle is used to hit a light weight ball over a net. It started 50 years ago in the state of Washington. Today you can find Pickleball courts all over the USA. To learn how the game is played do a search on you tube or go to USAPA.org.
Right here in Northern NM we are playing Pickleball in the old Tierra Amarilla elementary school gym five times a week. We have two indoor and two outdoor courts. Free lessons and equipment are provided every Wednesday and Sunday at 4:30 PM. All you need are sneakers and a desire to learn. Pictured here are some of our active players from the area.
If you already know how to play our schedule for practice is as follows:
Tuesday at 9 outdoors, 11 AM indoors (after yoga)
Wednesday at 5:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays at 9 AM
Sunday at 5:30 PM
Hope to see YOU on the Pickleball courts soon.
For further information call (505) 470-4904 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
@ Dancing In The Desert Studio
T'ai-chi Ch'uan is an enduring, effective and complete path to awareness and harmony of body, mind and spirit. The ancient Chinese discipline uses the slow movement to study complete relaxation, accuracy of position, balance, evenness of motion and correct breathing. For the body it is a martial art and a rejuvenating exercise that opens us so that internal energy or 'chi' circulates freely. For the mind, it is a study in deep, relaxed concentration. For the spirit, it is a system of meditation. It is said that whoever practices T'ai Chi over a period of time will gain the pliability of a child, the health of a lumberjack and the peace of mind of a sage.
Michael Stenson's study of Yang style T'ai Chi Form, Animal Forms, Eight Ways, Sword, Push Hands and Ta Lu began in 1972. He has studied intensively with Grand Master Cheng Man-ch'ing's senior students and taught T'ai Chi at Naropa Institute and the 1997 Dalai Lama's Conference on Education.
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Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Dancing in the Desert Studio.
The classes focus on balance, strength, flexibility, and alignment; includes guided group instruction.
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