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FOR FITNESS AND TO FEEL BETTER, TRY YOGA OR TAI CHI; CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE AT MECKLENBURG PARK AND REC! 

April 24 2009

Charlotte, NC-- Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation invites anyone who wants to improve conditioning and reduce stress to join a yoga or tai chi class this spring or early summer. The following classes are now available and in southern and northern areas of Mecklenburg County. To register visit www.parkandrec.com , click on Eparks, and use the Course Barcodes listed:

Active Adults Yoga (for ages 45+) at 521 Recreation Center, 11401 Ardrey Kell Road (inside Elon Park) . $5 to join, free to attend as many as you want.  Classes onging: Mondays 10am-11:30am, Wednesdays  4pm-5:30pm, Thursdays 10am-11:30am.  Classes include strength and resistance training plus an hour of Yoga, designed for all skill levels; gently introducing beginners to yoga while challenging experienced yogis in a non-competitive, nurturing environment. Increases strength, flexibility, balance and relieves soreness, stiffness and reducing stress. Improves energy, mental clarity and vitality. For more information contact 521 Recreation Center:  704 540-2426 or 311 or Crystal.Johnson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov  or call instructor Ann Mason: 704-542-8952. To register use Course Barcode #44763 or call 311. Register Online

Yoga in the Preserve (for ages 12+) at Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road $12/class or $6 classes for $60.  Classes ongoing, Tuesdays 6:15pm-7:15pm. Bring your own mat and water. Great class for increasing fitness and relaxation, reducing stress. For more information call Reedy Creek Nature Center: 704 598-8857 or 311. To register use Course Barcode #45273 or call 311. Tai Chi  (for ages 18+) at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, $15/class or $40/month.  Classes ongoing Wednesdays 6pm-7pm, indoor and outdoor. Relax and improve range of motion with the gentle art of tai chi, a Chinese form of physical exercise characterized by a series of very slow and deliberate ballet-like body movements. For more information call Reedy Creek Nature Center at 704 598-8857 or 311 or call instructor Tom Cohen at 704-301-2141 or check www.martialartsnc.com . To register use Course Barcode #45272 or call 311.     



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