Tuesdays, 10-11am Qigong at South Windsor Senior Center
Tuesdays, 11-12noon Chair Yoga at South Windsor Senior Center
Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am Nourishing Yoga at South Windsor Senior Center (starts 3/14/18)
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am Chair Yoga at South Windsor Senior Center
Wednesdays, 6-7pm Modern Dance Technique, Level 1 at Connecticut Concert Ballet
Wednesdays, 7-8pm Modern Dance Technique, Level 2 at Connecticut Concert Ballet
Wednesdays, 8-9pm Movement As Medicine Qigong class at Connecticut Concert Ballet
Thursdays, 4-5:15pm, Modern Dance Technique, Level 3 at Connecticut Concert Ballet
Thursdays, 5:15-6:45pm, Modern Dance Technique, Level 4 at Connecticut Concert Ballet
Friday, 9-10:15am, Intelligent Qigong at Connecticut Concert Ballet
Friday, 10:15-11am, Qi Dance at Connecticut Concert Ballet (currently off)
Lorelei offers private classes and Shiatsu on Chinese Calligraphy at her home. Please contact her via email: firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Qi & Tea Monthly Gathering on Sundays 2018 from 9:30-12noon at the Connecticut Concert Ballet 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 3/25 Healing Festival, 4/15, 5/13, no class in June, July and August, 9/9, 10/14, 11/11, 12/9
Studios location: Connecticut Concert Ballet Manchester studio: 280 Garden Grove Road, Manchester, CT. South Windsor Senior Center: 150 Nevers Road, South Windsor, CT
Movement As Medicine
Movement is one of the best forms medicine that we can give ourselves. There is an old Chinese that says: 'Life is a matter of movement.' Movement is vital for all ages and proper movement helps our energy flow, supplying abundant Qi to our internal organs, allowing the whole body to work efficiently as we go about our busy daily lives. Through the exploration of one’s own movement and the study of the Medical-Intelligent Qigong form, you will develop sensitivity of Qi movement, enhance body strength and endurance and increase flexibility as you become more aware of the body and mind. But most importantly, you will learn valuable tools to manage your own health.
The Movement as Medicine program will include: *Exploration of the ancient Chinese healing art of Qigong based on “Intelligent Qigong” while learning to tap into your deep, inner healing power *Encouraged experimentation of one’s own movement with guided visualization *Instruction in Five Element theory, meridians and acupuncture points *Self-massage with focuses on seasonal meridian healing and acupuncture points *Sound healing *Standing and moving meditation
Movement as Medicine runs from September, 2017 to June, 2018. Class will be held Thursday and Sunday mornings from 10-12noon at the Connecticut Concert Ballet-280 Garden Grove Road, Manchester, CT 06040.
Cost: $20 single class; $75 per month; $90 when 5 weeks in a month Make-up class will be made only when the school or Lorelei’s schedule conflicts with our class. Fee includes authentic Chinese Tea which will be served during the classes.
Qi & Tea Monthly Gathering
Qi & Tea Gathering
The idea of Qi & Tea Monthly Gathering is to establish Qigong community while sharing this beautiful ancient Chinese Qigong art form. The gathering is hosted by Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong (RLWQ) certified teacher, Lorelei Chang. We hope that through the Qigong cultivation, sharing experiences and tea tasting, we will reinforce and stimulate your Qigong practice, expand our knowledge together, enrich and empower our everyday lives. (Please wear comfortable clothing and bring any snack if you would like to share.)
Modern Dance Technique
Modern Technique class emphasizes on consciously connecting one’s mind and body while moving through space. Building awareness through the extremities of hands and feet, the center of the body, clarity of the dynamic, and spirit of intention.
Class consists of circle warm up, floor work, center and cross floor exercises. All exercises will help students to develop an understanding of body awareness, alignment and coordination while building their strength, flexibility and endurance,
There are total five levels of classes and all of them are taught by Lorelei Chang at Connecticut Concert Ballet. Please call 860-643-4796 for more details.
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Compostion & Improvisation
This workshop introduces the fundamental tools for dance composition by exploring creative process through improvisation and various devices employed in constructing dances. Students will be responsible for developing several studies in dance composition, as well as choreography projects. Students will also be expected to contribute extensively to discussions about classroom work. This workshop offered annually at our summer intensive. For intensive info, please go to Summer Intensive 2016 page.
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Summer Intensive for youth ages 6-8
Lorelei Chang created this workshop especially for young children; teach them the joy of moving to classical and contemporary music with vibrant and innovative approach. The workshop focuses on nourishing children's creativity, express it through movements and music, as well as appreciation through dance art form. Classes include dance games, storytelling, basic dance steps, improvisation, stretch, learning space, time in dance and many more. Come join us and have a fun!
Summer Intensive 2016 will be held at Connecticut Concert Ballet Annually. You may contact us to register. Please check Summer Intensive page sometime in the beginning of 2017
Summer Intensive for youth ages 9-12
Program Director Lorelei Chang will guide students through the world of dance! Students will be exposed to different cultures and dance styles through various ethnic and folk dances. Students will participate in a daily ballet class followed by classes in Jazz, modern dance, improvisation and more. Dance related activities including action, story-telling, costume and prop design, stage makeup and choreography will also be featured. Each week will culminate with an in studio performance for parents, family and friends. Bring your camera!
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Qigong, Taiji Quan & Meditation
This workshop offers an insightful way to connect mind, body and spirit with variety of Qigong forms. Students will have an opportunity to explore one's own authentic movements, learn basic knowledge of self-healing Qigong through simple exercises. The workshop consists of stretch and shaking and patting technique, Qigong forms, and guided meditation.
We hope through this workshop students will learn how to empower themselves, build confidence, enhance their health and better engage their body and mind as a whole.
Stretch As Medicine
Do you want to have more flexibility? Have stronger abs? Or perhaps just to have a better understanding of your own body? If your answer is yes, then this class is for you! This workshop focuses on the effective stretching techniques based on the Chinese Meridians that will enhance muscular performance, increase energy flow, improve overall range of motion and health. Use stretch as medicine to nourish your body is my purpose of teaching this class.
Qigong for health
You will be guided through gentle Qigong and Taiji forms of stretch, breathing techniques to achevie a higher level of relaxation and peace of mind. Being relaxed physically means letting go of muscular tensions, and being relaxed mentally means letting to of thinking,-mental tensions. To be there for the experience and to see what's left, feel the energy you are made of and the consciousness that you are.
The class is ongoing on every Wednesday night from 7-8pm at Connecticut Concert Ballet-280 Garden Grove Rd, Manchester, CT.
Chair Yoga For Seniors
Lorelei specially designed this program for seniors which focuses on gentle stretches with chanllenge but fun exercises that will help seniors to develope better balance, coordination and self-confidence. Sign up ongoing classes on Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am-12noon, please call South Windsor Senior Center at 860-648-6361
Introduction To Chinese Calligraphy
Intrudction to Chinese Calligraphy classes
*Private class $65 per person *Semi private $35 per person *Group lesson, 4 and more $20 per person per hour Fee is not including supplies. Students need to bring their own calligraphy brush, ink and paper. All supplies are available to purchase.
Chinese calligraphy is one of the most beautiful ancient writings. It’s an artistic expression of human language for the Chinese over thousands of years. Through these times, calligraphy was used as a tool to ease physical tension and daily stress. Through a series of classes, you will learn the basic brush strokes and fundamental techniques of Chinese calligraphy.
Lorelei Chang started studying Chinese calligraphy at the age of 4 in China and won the Tokyo Museum of Chinese Calligraphy in 2009. But under her father’s tutelage at her early age, who is a great calligrapher himself, she also was able to excel in this art over the years. She looks forward to sharing this beautiful art form with whomever shows interest.