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BCC Announces Yoga/Running Workshops
Jan 10, 2012
Anyone who has chosen "exercise" as a New Year's resolution, is invited to register for the following fitness workshops offered by Berkshire Community College (BCC) this spring semester which begins Monday, January 23.

"Shake Your Soul" (WKS-1159), also know known as Kripalu Yoga Dance, is a unique approach to fitness. Adults of all ages and abilities are led through a rich tapestry of movements allowing for an awareness of bodily sensations and feelings. Each student moves at her/his own pace and based on each person's own range of motion. The benefits include improved flexibility; strength and grace; an increased feeling of wholeness and vitality; a reduction in stress; cardiovascular fitness and improved brain health; a discovery of one's own joy in movement; a connection with other people; and just plain fun. No prior dance training is necessary. Classes, taught by Barbara Pastie, Certified Yoga Instructor, meet Monday, Jan. 23 through March 5, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM on BCC's main campus. Cost for registration is $50.

"Foundations of Yoga I" (WKS-281) a new workshop, gives beginners and experienced students alike an introduction to the foundation of a yoga posture and breath work practice. Students will use yoga to build strength and flexibility, increase balance and coordination, improve focus and body awareness, and develop stress management skills. Classes, taught by Anne Alquist, Certified Yoga Instructor, meet Tuesday, Jan. 31 through March 6, from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM on BCC's main campus. Cost for registration is $90.

The following new running workshops are offered in collaboration with the Berkshire Running Center and will meet at 42 Summer Street in Pittsfield. Both classes are taught by Shiobbean Archey and Kent Lemme, Consultants.

"Run the Westfield Marathon" (WKS-1640) an eight week program, includes training for cardiovascular fitness, strength training, injury prevention, nutrition and core conditioning. The culmination of the training will be a group trip to Westfield to complete the Oleskasak Half Marathon on March 25. Classes meet Saturday, Jan. 28 through March 17, from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Cost for registration is $175. (Fee does not include registration for marathon.)

"Run the Holyoke 10K St. Patrick's Race" (WKS-1641) includes training for cardiovascular fitness, strength training, injury prevention, nutrition and core conditioning. The culmination of the training will be a group trip to Holyoke to participate in one of the largest St. Patrick's Day races in the northeast. Classes meet Saturday, Jan 28 through March 17, from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Cost for registration is $155. (Fee does not include registration for the race.)

For more information, or to register, please contact the Office of Community Education at 413-236-2127, or lpierce@berkshirecc.edu.


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