Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

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May 4, 2016 to June 29, 2016

Wednesdays, May 4th-June 29th. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Calm your mind, enliven your spirit and enhance your vitality through a practice of gentle but powerful movements. Exercises for opening your heart, strengthening your body and cultivating your life force.  Experience the healing power of these ancient Chinese exercises connected to the natural elements, guided by Bobbi Esmark. Ages 15 and up are welcome. Space is limited; registration is required. The cost per person: $12/class or $85 for the series (9 classes). Cost for full series of both Tai Chi and Qigong: $120. REGISTER HERE.

May 4, 2016 to June 29, 2016

Wednesdays, May 4th - June 29th. 7:00pm-8:00pm. Tai Chi Chuan is a lifelong learning process which can improve health, strengthen the body, increase stamina, generate energy and clear and calm the mind. New students will learn a slow sequence of circular, balanced movements. Learn these elegant movements that are the foundation of the entire system and embody all of the physical and philosophical principles of Tai Chi Chuan, guided by Bobbi Esmark. Ages 15 and up are welcome. Participants can sign up for one or both disciplines. The cost per person: $85 for the series (9 classes), no single class registration. Space is limited; registration is required. Cost for full series of both Tai Chi and Qigong: $120. REGISTER HERE.

June 7, 2016 to September 27, 2016

Tuesdays in June, July, August, and September,  6:00pm-7:15pm. With Jacqui Nash of The Yoga House. Breathe deep as you relax and take in the fresh air and mountain views. Join Jacqui as you unwind from your day and reconnect with yourself in this beautiful outdoor setting. The series will focus on Vinyasa Yoga for all abilities. Sign up for individual classes, any 9 classes, or the full series. Bring your own mat and water. Rain or Shine. Please arrive 15 minutes early to set-up, so the class can start promptly at 6pm. Children ages 12 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required and payment is due at the time of registration. Space is limited, register early. The cost per person for Mohonk Preserve members: $12/class, $98/9 sessions, $180/full series. The cost for non-members: $14/class, $115/9 sessions, $205/full series. REGISTER HERE.

July 6, 2016 to August 31, 2016

Wednesdays in July and August. 6pm-8pm. Join Nina Jirka, of Tango New Paltz, and learn how to Tango! Come for an hour-long lesson from 6pm-7pm and stay for open dance from 7pm-8pm. Bring water and comfortable shoes for dancing. All ages welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required and payment is due at time of registration. Space is limited, register early. Cost is $12 per lesson. Open dance starting at 7pm is open to anyone, with a suggested donation of $5.

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July 10, 2016

Sunday, July 10th, 10am. Join our Director of Conservation Science, Dr. Elizabeth Long, for a field trip as part of her Butterfly Big Year! She is trying to count as many species of butterflies as possible on Mohonk Preserve Lands in 2016, and you can help her add to her tally. Explore the fields, meadows, and woodlands of Spring Farm, where Dr. Long will offer pointers on butterfly identification, point out plants that are essential to caterpillar and adult survival, and discuss butterfly conservation needs and survival strategies. Space is limited, registration is required. This is a free program. REGISTER HERE.

July 23, 2016

Saturday, July 23rd, 2pm-4pm. Join Michael Stein, co-Director of YogAlive in New Paltz, for a workshop where students of all levels can experience the peaceful and restorative effects of Yin yoga, coupled with the dynamic, flowing elements of Yang styles of yoga. Yin Yoga is a meditative form of yoga that affects the connective tissue and joints more than the muscle tissue. Yang styles, such as Vinyasa & Iyengar Yoga, work to strengthen and stretch the large muscle groups that are more responsible for our posture and overall health. By bringing these two forms together we can  make huge strides in our physical and mental state in a very short time. Reservations are required as space is limited. Participants should meet at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm trailhead. The fee: $18 per person. REGISTER HERE. For information about private sessions with Michael please email: nyretreats@mindspring.com

July 30, 2016

Saturday, July 23rd, 2pm-4pm. Join Michael Stein, co-Director of YogAlive in New Paltz, for a workshop where students of all levels can experience the peaceful and restorative effects of Yin yoga, coupled with the dynamic, flowing elements of Yang styles of yoga. Yin Yoga is a meditative form of yoga that affects the connective tissue and joints more than the muscle tissue. Yang styles, such as Vinyasa & Iyengar Yoga, work to strengthen and stretch the large muscle groups that are more responsible for our posture and overall health. By bringing these two forms together we can  make huge strides in our physical and mental state in a very short time. Reservations are required as space is limited. Participants should meet at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm trailhead. The fee: $18 per person. REGISTER HERE. For information about private sessions with Michael please email: nyretreats@mindspring.com

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