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To get more information or to register for a class, contact Michelle Hale at or 505-925-4551.

Ongoing Fitness Classes

All classes are held in the Wisdom Room, CFL's state-of-the-art meeting room. The Wisdom Room is home to our many classes and educational activities. For all classes, payment by cash is preferred, but we also accept checks and credit cards.


Reduce Stress and Anxiety: Yoga to Relax Your Body and Mind

Join Allison Chamberlin for six weeks of relaxing, yet invigorating yoga and meditation that will reduce stress and anxiety, while promoting health, healing and well-being. Expect to learn practical recommendations from ancient and modern yogic techniques to cope with stress and to live your busy life with ease. 

Each class will include: 

  • Therapeutic yoga with some myofascial release to bring flexibility and mobility to tight, tired muscles.
  • Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra, which soothes the nervous system, brings deep relaxation and improves sleep.
  • Breathing techniques to reduce anxiety and lower blood pressure.

Everyone is welcome, and Allison will modify the classes to ensure all participants get the most out of the practice, regardless of ability or experience with yoga/meditation.

Times: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Dates: Sept. 19-Oct. 24, 2017
Cost: $15 per class; $75 for 6-week series - Eligible for UNM employee tuition remission (series cost only).

Allison Chamberlin is an advanced teacher of therapeutic yoga with the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT). She is continuing her training with IYT as she pursues her Professional Yoga Therapist certification. Allison also is an iRest Yoga Nidra Level II teacher, studying under James Reeves and Dr. Richard Miller.

Awareness Through Movement®

"Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself." - Moshe Feldenkrais

Awareness Through Movement® can bring you towards a greater awareness of yourself by exploring movement. Come and enjoy these gentle lessons and gain a greater understanding of how you do what you do. Benefits may include more options in movement and self-use; increase in balance, range of motion, and flexibility; and decrease in tension and pain.

Times: Tuesdays at 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 p.m. 
Dates: Sept. 19-Oct. 10, 2017, and Sept. 20-Oct. 11, 2017
Cost: $15 per class; $50 for 4-week series; $75 for 6-week series – Eligible for UNM employee tuition remission (series cost only). 

Amy LaGrange, LMT and authorized student Awareness Through Movement ® teacher, is participating in an accredited FELDENKRAIS ® Professional Training Program. The Feldenkrais Method is a method that teaches students to expand their repertoire of movements, enhance awareness, improve function and express themselves more fully. Training programs include 800 hours of training over a 4-year period. In November, with 400 hours of the training completed, Amy will become an authorized student Awareness Through Movement ® teacher.

Wellness Tai Chi and Chi Gung

Often referred to as a moving meditation, Tai Chi promotes a peaceful harmony between mind and body, builds physical flexibility, and enhances balance and coordination. This particular form of Tai Chi/Chi gung combines the breathing discipline of Chi Gung and the movements of Tai Chi. It is designed so that students new to Tai Chi can achieve a satisfying level of competence in a short period of time. Included are meditation practices that open the way to the coordination of mind and body as a preparation for the prescribed movements of the form.

Specific benefits of the "Wellness Form" of Tai Chi/Chi Gung are enhancement of lung capacity and awareness of breathing techniques that energize the body while achieving a relaxed harmony between the body and mind. The coordinated practice of Tai Chi movements promotes healthy circulation, balance, flexibility and physical confidence.

Times: Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Dates: Oct. 3-Nov. 7
Cost: $15 per session; $80 for six-week series, and eligible for UNM employee tuition remission (series cost only).

Reed Anderson has studied and practiced the Wu Family form of Tai Chi over 20 years and for the past 10 years has instructed classes in this wellness form of Tai Chi/Chi Gung, as well as the Long Form Wu-style in the El Morro/Ramah area of New Mexico. He began his Wellness Tai Chi and Chi Gung studies at the Cincinnati, Ohio, Wellness Center in 1994, and soon continued as a private student of Master Mok Lau practicing the Wu Family Long Form of Tai Chi, and the Wah Mountain-style of external Chi Gung. Reed holds a PhD in Spanish language and literature and is retired from a career of teaching and administration at the University of California, Davis, and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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