Qigong classes

TRAVERSE CITY — The Health Education Institute, a partnership between Northwestern Michigan College and Munson Medical Center, will offer an eight-week Qigong for Healthy Bones and Joints course from 9 to 10 a.m. on Mondays, Jan. 12 through March 2.

The class will be in the Oleson Center Room A/B at Northwestern Michigan College.

Through gentle movement and stretches, participants learn a fun and easy Qigong routine designed to increase mobility, enhance flexibility and balance, boost energy, and reduce stress. Some studies show Qigong can prevent or even reverse osteoporosis to create healthy bones and joints.

Cost for the class is $89. For more information, and to register, call 995-1700.

Pre-natal Yoga

TRAVERSE CITY — The Health Education Institute, a partnership between Northwestern Michigan College and Munson Medical Center, offers future mothers a five-session pre-natal yoga class designed to promote relaxation and breathing that is helpful during labor and as a parent.

The class begins Monday, Jan. 12, and continues Mondays through Feb. 9. Classes are from 5 to 6 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education yoga studio. Cost is $75. Participants should wear comfortable clothes for movement.

Bennett is a registered yoga teacher and a certified yoga therapist. She has taught yoga at NMC since 1997. Yoga for Health Education is located in The Village Center, 1200 W. 11th Street in Traverse City.

For more information and to register, call NMC at 995-1700.

Peepers Pre-K Program

TRAVERSE CITY — The Peepers Preschool Program at the Boardman River Nature Center will host activities from 10 to 11:30 a.m., every Tuesday, beginning Jan. 13, including story time, crafts and outdoor exploration. Some topics include Sensing Winter, Winter Hoppers, Shadow Showdown and Where are the Birds.

For more information about the program or a complete schedule, call 941-0960 or visit www.natureiscalling.org.

Cooking at the Commons

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse Pavilions will host “Cooking At The Commons” on the third Friday of every month. Open to the public, as well as residents and family members, the cooking demonstrations will be presented by Sodexo chef Fernando Builes and chef James Hunter.

The first demonstration will be from 2 to 3 p.m., Jan. 16, in the multi-purpose room on the second floor of the main building. There will be samples and recipes distributed to attendees. There is no cost to attend.

This month’s featured item will be jelly rolls from Colombia also known as “brazzo de reina”, which translates to “queen’s arm,” according to the chefs.

Following this presentation, the next cooking demonstration will be Feb. 20 and will feature Chinese New Year pork friend rice. For more information, call 932-3027 or email questions to pdeagostino@gtpavilions.org.

iPad classes

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Senior Center Network is offering iPad classes from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. The classes are $5 for members, $8 for non members. There will be separate classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

Seniors should bring their iPad. Register in advance by calling 922-4911 or email ehovie@grandtraverse.org

For full schedule, visit gtcoa.org or stop by the Senior Center Network office to pick one up.

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