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Gambit's spring 2017 Health book listings: Yoga & Tai Chi

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YOGA & TAI CHI

Six-Week Young Kids Yoga Course. Wild Lotus Yoga, 4842 Perrier St., (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com — This six-week yoga course for kids ages 4-6 focuses on yoga postures, breathing techniques, art, movement, storytelling and play. Registration $85. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays starting March 7.

Six-Week Tweens Yoga Course. Wild Lotus Yoga, 4842 Perrier St., (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com — This six-week yoga course for kids ages 10-13 focuses on yoga postures, breathing techniques, art, movement, storytelling, and play. Registration $85. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays starting March 8.

Six-Week Kids Yoga Course. Wild Lotus Yoga, 4842 Perrier St., (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com — This six-week yoga course for kids ages 7-9 focuses on yoga postures, breathing techniques, art, movement, storytelling and play. Registration $85. 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursdays starting March 9.

Sunset Salutations. The Peristyle, New Orleans City Park, 42 Dreyfous Drive — Jai Bhakti Yoga leads a series of sun salutations at sunset in the park. Bring a mat, towel and water bottle. Donations accepted. 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. March 7.

Gentle Yoga and Gong Bath. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., Suite 200, (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com — A gentle yoga class is accompanied by live music and a calming gong bath in conjunction with the New Orleans Sacred Music Festival. Free admission. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 11.

Pranayama, Meditation & Hatha Yoga Workshop. Balance Yoga & Wellness, 120 S. Cortez St., (504) 309-9618; www.balanceyogawellness.com — The studio presents "Pranayama, Meditation & Classical Hatha Yoga Workshop with Sudhir Tiwari," a two-day, four-session workshop with the master teacher. Registration $160 per weekend, $50 per session. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 11-12.

Yoga of Sound Workshop. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., Suite 200, (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com — Igor Iwanek leads a meditation exploring ancient energizing techniques focusing on sound, chanting and vibration. Free admission. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 11.

Four-Week Intermediate Yoga Course. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., Suite 200, (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com — Instructor Colleen Maidlow leads an expand and refine course for intermediate-level yogis. Registration $65. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays starting March 13.

Morning Ashtanga Practice. Balance Yoga & Wellness, 120 S. Cortez St., (504) 309-9618; www.balanceyogawellness.com — Yoga teachers Sarah Waggener and Jessica Blanchard hold a five-morning workshop for yogis who want to deepen their practice. 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. March 13-18.

Kundalini Yoga. Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-1238; www.northlakenature.org — Instructor Sally Dunn leads a moving meditation class using postures, breathing and mantras. Call (985) 626-1238 or email rue@northlakenature.org to register (required). Admission $5, members free. 1 p.m. March 14.

Yoga at the Sanctuary. Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 2525 Burgundy St., (504) 920-7355; www.sanctuarynola.org — Jai Bhakti Yoga leads a donations-based yoga class. Bring a mat. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 14 and 21.

Four-Week Bowspring Roots Yoga Course. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., Suite 200, (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com — Instructor Vera Lester leads an intro to the Bowspring method of yoga. Registration $75. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting March 15.

Peaceful Mamas Yoga. Wild Lotus Yoga, 4842 Perrier St., (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com — Instructor Nicole Rezza leads a monthly class for busy moms to practice yoga, meditate and share community. Admission $20. 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. March 16, April 20 and May 18.

Chakra Tune-Up. Wild Lotus Yoga, 4842 Perrier St., (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com — Nichol Moya leads a post-Carnival chakra tune-up utilizing breath work, chanting, meditation and yoga postures. Admission $25. 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 18.

Spring Equinox Detox. Balance Yoga & Wellness, 120 S. Cortez St., (504) 309-9618; www.balanceyogawellness.com — Ayurvedic practitioner Sharon Floyd leads a "Stretch, Dine & Detox" workshop to spring-clean participants' insides. Registration $75, includes yoga class, lunch and workshop. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18.

Intro to Yoga Workshop. Shanti Yoga Shala, 3528 Magazine St., (310) 435-6098; www.shantiyoganola.com — The class is an introduction to classical asana postures that addresses correct breathing and creating a regular practice. Tickets $30. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 25.

Energy Clearing Class. Swan River Yoga Mid-City Mandir, 2940 Canal St., (504) 301-3134; www.swanriveryoga.com — Reiki master Michelle Baker guides participants through meditations, mantras and self-Reiki, accompanied by singing bowls for energy clearing. No experience necessary. Admission $20. 4:15 p.m. March 26.

Pranic Energizing Workshop. Wild Lotus Yoga, 4842 Perrier St., (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com — Zach Jenkins leads a vinyasa yoga asana practice, followed by pranayama breath work and meditation through sound. Registration $40. 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 26.

Intro to Yoga Course. Wild Lotus Yoga, 4842 Perrier St., (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com — The four-week course is ideal for beginners or people returning to yoga after a hiatus. Registration $65. 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. March 28.

Ashtanga Spring Cleaning Series. Swan River Yoga Mid-City Mandir, 2940 Canal St., (504) 301-3134; www.swanriveryoga.com — Yoga teacher Michelle Baker holds a four-week course in the ashtanga primary series with ayurveda and yoga nidra practices. Registration $80. 11 a.m. April 5-26.

Ashtanga Yoga Workshops. Balance Yoga & Wellness, 120 S. Cortez St., (504) 309-9618; www.balanceyogawellness.com — Instructor Sharmila Desai leads an Ashtanga yoga class series. Registration $100 for four-day workshop with post-yoga talks at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. April 12-15.

Vinyasa and Yin Workshops. Balance Yoga & Wellness, 120 S. Cortez St., (504) 352-4813; www.balanceyogawellness.com — Instructor Tymi Howard leads two yin-vinyasa workshops ($40 each) on Friday and Saturday, a daylong Yin yoga training ($150) on Saturday and a Holy Hanuman workshop Sunday. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday. April 21-23.

B.Y.O.M. Lululemon, Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-5053; www.lululemon.com — Lululemon holds free bring-your-own-mat yoga classes. All levels welcome. 10:30 a.m. Weekly on Sundays through July 30.

Night Yoga. Porter Lyons, 631 Toulouse St., (800) 585-0348; www.porterlyons.com — This yoga class is open to people of all skill levels and the cost is based on a sliding scale. Bring your own mat. Contact (800) 585-0348 or colleen@porterlyons.com for details. 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Weekly on Mondays.

Tai Chi/Chi Kung. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org — Terry Rappold leads the class in the museum's art galleries. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Registration $5. 6 p.m. Weekly on Mondays.

Yoga Class and Meditation. Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-6602; www.cccnola.org — Katrina Zech leads a yoga class followed by a yoga nidra meditation. Suggested donation $15. 5:30 p.m. Weekly on Mondays.

Sunset Yoga. Morning Call, New Orleans City Park, 56 Dreyfous Drive, (504) 483-9474; www.neworleanscitypark.com — Jaiweh yoga hosts a free outdoor yoga class. 6 p.m. Weekly on Tuesdays.

Yoga at the Cabildo. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — Yogis of all experience levels practice in the Cabildo gallery. Visit www.facebook.com/yogaatthecabildo for details. Registration $15. 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Yoga in the Park. Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 371-5849; www.auduboninstitute.org — Jaiweh yoga hosts a free outdoor yoga class. 8:30 a.m. Weekly on Tuesdays.

Family Flow Yoga. Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 371-5849; www.phnojm.com — The free yoga class is for kids ages 5-13 and adults. 1:30 p.m. Weekly on Wednesdays.

Yoga Social Club. Mandeville Wharf at Crescent Park, 1008 N. Peters St.; www.nola.gov/city/crescent-park — Lululemon Athletica New Orleans holds free summer yoga classes every Thursday taught by a rotating cast of yoga teachers. Bring a yoga mat and water. 5:45 p.m. Weekly on Thursdays beginning May 4.

Jazz Yoga. Old U.S. Mint (New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park), 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 589-2265; www.nps.gov/jazz — Susan Landry leads a free class featuring meditational jazz piano. 10 a.m. Weekly on Saturdays.

Yoga/Pilates in the Sculpture Garden. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org — East Jefferson General Hospital hosts Pilates classes every fourth Saturday of the month and yoga classes every other Saturday in the sculpture garden. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Registration $5, museum members free. Yoga 8 a.m. Every other Saturday. Pilates 8 a.m. Monthly on the fourth Saturday.



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