Let’s Get Physical on the Square

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Decatur Active Living is offering free community classes on the Old Courthouse Square during September.

Sessions are free to the community, however they are limited to 10 participants. Please pre-register at the links below. Bring your water bottle.

All activities will be physically distanced and masks are required.

Tai Chi/Qigong – Tuesdays, 9 am
Join us on the Decatur Square for a refreshing start to the day for Tai Chi-Qigong moving meditation with Neil and Steve (Tai Chi-Qigong 4 LIFE).  These ancient internal arts are full body, brain and energy cleansing and enhancing methods.  We hope you will try the process and see how it goes for you!    For information contact:  Stephen Dorage, 404-617-0071 or Neil Norton, 404-271-6526.
Click here to sign up for Tai Chi:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E48A8AB29A2FF2-taichi

Yoga – Fridays, 9am
Join Cheryl on the Square for an all-levels yoga practice to kick off your weekend. We will work with our breath as we practice both standing and seated poses. You will leave feeling energized and ready for the day. Bring your mat and any props that you may want. Books make good blocks and beach towels make good yoga blankets.
Click here to sign up for Yoga:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E48A8AB29A2FF2-yoga

Wellness Wednesday – Wednesday, 10 – 10:45 am and 2 – 2:45 pm
Join the Active Living Athletic staff for some fun physical activities for elementary age children.  Sessions may include exercises, sports conditioning, fun games, and more. Masks are required. Bring a water bottle.
Class size is limited to 10. To sign up for a class email Stacy.Green@decaturga.com.

Enjoy Some Family Fun Yoga

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From our friends at TheMondayCampaigns:

Yoga is the ideal indoor-exercise. Requiring only a few square feet of space, yoga’s low-impact movements help support both the physical and mental well-being of you and your family.

What sets yoga apart from other forms of exercise is that it can be practiced by people of all different ages and fitness levels. Even with minimal experience, you’ll start feeling the benefits almost immediately, which is why a daily family yoga session is key to keeping everyone spry, stress-free, and occupied.

Click here for some yoga poses perfect for the whole family.

Healthy Monday: DeStress at Work

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From our friends at the Monday Campaigns:

If you need to reduce stress at your desk, look no further than a good stretch! Throughout a typical day, it’s normal for tension to build up in our shoulders, neck, and back. Doing a few simple yoga moves can help relieve that tension – and you can do it while seated in a chair! This Monday, spend a few moments stretching your muscles and letting stress go!

The benefits of exercise as stress relief are well-documented, but it’s understandable if you can’t always get up and take a walk during a stressful day. Fortunately, you can still engage in some light physical activity without having to leave your work station or desk. Any movement is good for your body as well as your mind; it will get your blood flowing and direct more oxygen to your brain.

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Move It Monday: Stretch Away Stress

From our friends at  #MoveItMonday?

Yoga is relaxing. Plus, it helps stave off stress and anxiety, builds strength, improves cardiovascular health, and curbs low-back pain. Start your week moving with some yoga on Monday.

Click here for a few poses to get you started.

Open House at Decatur Healing Arts This Sunday

Enjoy free classes and demos, meet the practitioners, and more. It is all Free! Classes begin at 1 pm so be sure to stop on by. Click here to find out more as well as a list of the free classes.

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DeStress Monday: Yoga!

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Decatur has many places to try Yoga – Decatur Healing Arts, Solstice Yoga, Decatur Yoga and Pilates and more. Check out a class this week and find out why so many people practice yoga!

Visit  DeStressMonday.org for more poses.

International Day of Yoga is Sunday

make time for yogaJoin Cheryl Burnette and Mamie Mabery to celebrate the first annual International Day of Yoga on the Summer Solstice. We will begin our practice at 9am on Sunday, June 21 at the Herring-Trinity Terrace (the green space between Decatur Police and Ebster Recreation Center).

Bring a mat and water. It will be warm, but we will be in the shade. Rain is not expected, but if it does rain, we will practice inside Ebster Gym.

Hope to see you on Sunday!

Summer Solstice Yoga on June 21

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Everyone in the community is invited to celebrate the longest day of the year with us as we offer a Summer Solstice Yoga Practice. Bring Dad along for a great start to Father’s Day. June 21 has also been proclaimed International Day of Yoga. Even if you have never done yoga, grab a mat and join us. RSVP on facebook.

No Yoga, No Peace. Know Yoga, Know Peace.

Summer Solstice Yoga on the Square, June 21 at 9 am

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Celebrate the beginning of Summer and the Summer Solstice with Yoga on the Square!

Join Marti Yura and Cheryl Burnette to welcome in the longest day of the year with a Summer Solstice Yoga Practice. Throughout history, many cultures have associated the summer solstice with a renewal of mind, body and spirit and a celebration of the sense of joyfulness and fun that the sunshine evokes in all of us.

Come together with the Decatur Community to celebrate with a morning practice that includes asana, chanting, and sun salutations.

The event will be held on June 21 at 9 am on the Old Courthouse Square in downtown Decatur.

The event is free, but donations for the Decatur Youth Fund will be accepted. Please bring your own mat.
Please RSVP by emailing cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com or 678-553-6541.

Expo January 11 – Come Sample all the NEW Classes

decatur-active-living-expo-flyerWondering what’s NEW at the recreation center? Or didn’t realize there was anything new, well it’s true and we’ve got plenty of news to share. Here’s a sneak preview of the year ahead and save the date for the Expo on January 11 from 10am to noon. A new building, new classes, new year, and a new you! Save the date now for a fun-filled, active, expo and the chance to sample all the new fun activities and classes and meet and chat with the instructors. Meanwhile there is still no membership fee, just come and pay for the class you want to take. It’s that simple.

Come meet the instructors and sample ALL our NEW classes proposed this winter. From 10am to noon we will feature short 10-minute demos of new classes where you can try them out and talk to the instructors. We’ll have free drawings (see BINGO card) and booths to feature our new enrichment and artistic offerings as well. Stop by while the youth are playing basketball, before lunch, after Run With the Dogs 5k, or during your Saturday shopping.

Stay tuned for the 2014 playbook to plan your strategy for staying fit, featuring new and regular classes.

  • Ageless Grace
  • Ballet Fit
  • Craft series – Jewelry making and Needle work
  • Eat Well Indie*catur
  • Gymnastics
  • Hula Hoops for fitness
  • Internet for Seniors (learn basics and maybe fun tips like how to make emoticons)
  • Lunch & Learn series
  • Musikgarten
  • Nia Dance
  • Playout Family Fitness
  • Turn on your Sparkling Health
  • Walk With a Doc
  • Watercolor & Tea
  • Yoga (mat & chair)