New policy on our FREE Older Adult offerings: These classes are created primarily for Fairfax residents.  Seniors outside Fairfax may join for a $5.00 donation fee/class if space allows.

Strength and Balance Yoga for Active Adults

For Ages 55 and over - all levels welcome  Instructor:  Tamela Smith 
 
FREE

Mat Yoga -- Mondays 1-2:15pm (All Year Round) 
Fairfax Women’s Club –
46 Park Road, Fairfax

Chair Yoga -- Wednesdays 1-2pm – (All Year Round)
Bennett House
53 Taylor Drive, Fairfax

Mat Yoga -- Fridays 9:30-10:45am (All Year Round)
Fairfax Women’s Club –
46 Park Road, Fairfax

Chair Yoga -- 2nd, 4th and 5th Friday of the month 1:00-2:00
Bennett House
53 Taylor Drive, Fairfax

 

*In response to the high demand of these classes, we are adding a Tuesday and Thursday Mat Yoga from January – May 2020. 

 Mat Yoga -- Tuesdays 1:00- 2:15 p.m Women’s Club – 46 Park Road

Mat Yoga -- Thursdays 1:00-2:15p.m Fairfax Pavilion – 142 Bolinas Road

 

The yoga classes are designed for an adult age 55 or older. The theme of each class encourages beginners, and more active adults to become aware of their bodies through a gentle flow of yoga postures. Supported with a variety of props, the student is invited to explore safe alignment while improving their strength and balance.  Each practice reinforces the relationship of breath with movement aiding the release of stress. The steady pace and instruction of class give students the confidence to begin or deepen a regular yoga practice. 

Dance a la Moxie for Seniors

Older Adults                                   Instructor:  Sisi Hansen
Pavilion
Tuesdays, 2-3:15pm  Resumes January 7th - ongoing class with break over summer 
FREE 

A progressive, FUN total body workout guaranteed to make you feel better, look better and be better! Discover the fun of dance through a variety of styles and movements. Regain your Moxie! This class offers a unique way to get you moving, sweating and feeling really good about yourself.

Open to all levels of experience and all levels of physical ability. Wear comfortable clothing to move in. We dance on cushioned, gymnastic carpet thanks to The Flying Dutchman Gymnastics program, so no shoes necessary!

Storytelling

Older Adults                                   Instructor:  Sam Parry
Pavilion
Tuesdays, 4:30-6pm  March 10– April 28

FREE 

*limit of 20 students

This class will cover story-telling (both historical and current trends) - will explain the basics of storytelling in voice and script - will encourage participants to "Tell their story" within a warm and welcoming group - and will cover the differences between 'visual' storytelling (stories that are best acted out) and 'reading' stories (intonation, characterization, pacing, phrasing, etc).  It promises to be a fun session!

About Sam:  Sam is a published author, playwright, and screenwriter,  having written numerous novels, short stories, poetry and academic books, produced and directed 24  plays over a period of 50 years in England, Scotland, and here in the U.S. and wrote and directed  the film, “Sweetpeas”.   He is the founder and Artistic  Director of the Fairfax Theater Company.

 

Painting with Acrylics

Older Adults - beginner and intermediate levels                    Instructor:  Sam Parry

Fairfax Pavilion

Tuesdays 10am-12noon January 14 - March 17 

Seniors are FREE – materials cost may apply
*limit of 15 participants 

Have fun creating your own art on canvas, painting on tile, wood or found materials.  We will explore landscapes, still life and more.  This is a fun way to spend a couple hours a week with a community of art learners.  Special attention will be given to free expression and abstraction.

Heartsongs

Older Adults                             Coordinator:  Laurie Olson

Fairfax Community Center – 16 Park Road

Thursdays 2:30-3:30pm January 17 – May 30 

FREE

Calling all non-singers, wounded childhood singers, and those who love to sing to create a sacred circle together and join our voices. Heart opening songs will be taught each week through call and response. Singing with others builds community and promotes a healthy sense of belonging to something greater than ourselves. It also lights up more areas of the brain than any other human activity. Learning new songs increases neuroplasticity. So come sing with us when your schedule permits; your heart, brain, inner child and expanding awareness will be glad you did!

About Laurie:

Laurie Olson is a graduate of the renowned Community Choir Leadership Training in British Columbia.

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