Health, Fitness, & Wellness

Hatha Yoga Level 1

Hatha Yoga is the perfect antidote to our busy lives.  Yoga reduces stress and improves the health of mind and body.  Perfect for those newer to exercise or as a complement to vigorous workouts.  Mats and props provided.  Wear comfortable, fitted clothing that allows free movement.  WE generally practice barefoot.  All experience levels welcome.  Ages 14+ or by instructor approval.  

  • Fee: $11/drop-in OR Session Fee
  • Instructor: Julie Christy, Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Location: MRD Fieldhouse - Summit Room (25 Colorado Ave)
  • Session I: August 7, 14, 21, 28 ($36)
  • Session II: September 4, 11, 18, 25 ($36)
  • Session III:  October 2, 9, 16, 23 ($36)
  • Session IV: November 6, 13, 20, 27 ($36)
  • Session V: December 4, 11, 18 ($27)
  • Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Yoga 101

This is a four class session designed for students that are new to yoga.  In this class you will learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques.  You will increase body awareness and learn techniques to quiet the mind and relax the body.  Modifications will be provided for all poses to meet individual needs.  This class is appropriate for those new to yoga and/or new to any exercise program. 
  • Days: Wednesdays, Oct. 3 - 24
  • Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Fee: $36; no drop-ins
  • Location: MCSD Admin office Board Room, 930 Colorado Ave.

T'ai Chi Chih

T'ai Chi Chih is a set of movements focused on the development of an intrinsic energy called Chi. It's easy to learn and usually takes about 7 classes.  T'ai Chi Chih (TCC) consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  TCC is not a martial art, is completely non-violent and does not require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. The very old and very young alike can learn it.  (For those with physical limitations, movements may be done seated - with some modificiation.) No special clothing or equipment is required. 
  • Dates: Monday, Sept. 17 - Nov. 5 (no class 10/8)
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Fee: $50/session (50+), $60/session (under age 50)
  • Instructor: Dan Mohr
  • Location: Montrose Senior Center Dining Room

Tai Chi:  Moving for Better Balance

This program uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi to help older adults improve their balance and confidence in doing everyday activities.  There are eight single forms in the program, tailored for adults who wish to improve balance and mobility, and consequently reduce the risk of falling.  Must have minimum of 5 people signed up to hold the class.  

  • Fee:  $63
  • Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 4 - Oct. 30
  • Time:  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location:  MRD Fieldhouse Summit Room (25 Colorado Ave.)
  • Instructor: Julie Christy

Korean Karate Tae Kwon Do/Hopkido

Korean Karate Tae Kwon Do is a martial art that can be taught as an Olympic sport, for self-defense or for health and fitness. It helps develop self-confidence, balance, self-control and leadership. Hapkido is Korean martial art used for conditioning and self-defense.  Student ages: 7 to adult. Veterans may take the class for free. Instructor Ed Ulibarri is a Master instructor with 30+ years of teaching experience.

  • Session I:  August 2 - 30
  • Session II:  September 4 - 27
  • Session III:  October 2 - 30
  • Session IV:  November 1 - 29
  • Day:  Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Fee: $35/session
  • Time: 4:45 - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Warrior Resource Center, 4 Hillcrest Plaza
  • Instructor: Master Ed Ulibarri