Every Monday 3 – 4 PM and Wednesday 11AM – 12PM
Enjoy YOGA and Stretching with Elizabeth Kovar at our new location: TRIBE Fitness. All classes are FREE to LGBTQ elders, their care providers and allies!Experience with yoga or stretching is not required. This class is designed to be approachable by all populations, regardless of fitness level.Moves in class are broken down in a slow and manageable manner. The intention of the class is to move a little and have a lot of fun–even if you don’t perform each move perfectly.
Every Wednesday 11AM – 12PM
Join us for one of our newest class, Non Impact Aerobics – Moving to heal with Lisa. This class will be held at Merrill Gardens in Ballard beginning on April 24th, occurring every Wednesday at 11 a.m.. This safe space is free and open to all 50+ LGBTQIA+ and their care providers and allies!NIA – Moving to Heal class is set apart from other exercise programs by its purpose: turning movement into a therapeutic experience with the intent to feel better. We use movement as medicine to support people with short-term injury, long term trauma, illness, or grief.
You will learn tools to take charge and participate in your self-healing by increasing body awareness, learn how to use sensation to track comfort and discomfort, and to choose pleasure as a guide for self-healing. Where most classes stop at the door on the way out, NIA Moving to Heal classes provide the tools to make movement, meditation, and positive perceptions part of everyday living, adding greater meaning and pleasure to your life.
Every Monday 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Join us for our newest class, Free Meditation with Jamie at the GenPRIDE Center every Monday at 6:30pm. This safe space is free and open to all 50+ LGBTQIA+ their care providers and allies!Jamie is a certified meditation instructor and has been teaching mindfulness practice and meditation for eight years. They enjoy being outdoors, hiking in the beauty of Seattle and its surroundings, and remaining active, good for the body, mind and soul. Meditation is a method to learn concentration, self awareness, control of your own thoughts and actions.
By using mindfulness meditation practice we become aware of the present moment, focus on what needs our attention, and better connect with ourselves, others, and our own environment. All classes are FREE to LGBTQ elders, their care providers and allies! Experience with Meditation is not required.
This class is designed to be approachable by all populations, regardless of experience level.The intention of the class is to unwind and learn to relax a little and have a lot of fun–even if you don’t think you’re great at meditating.
Every Saturday beginning May 25th 11 AM – 12 PM
“Our physical surroundings have changed a lot in the past 100 years. However, our psychological responses to experiences—particularly those experiences that we perceive as negative—have not evolved with the changes in physical surroundings. We still react to emotional stresses in the same way we used to when seeing a ferocious animal hundreds of years back.
Emotional stresses are omni-present in today’s world and our conditioned reactions take a toll on our physical and emotional well-being. Mindfulness is about rewiring these conditional reactions into a more compassionate response made with awareness and acceptance, leading to intentional actions and better choices.
In these classes, we will practice easy/fun ways to cultivate mindfulness for regular day-to-day activities. When practiced regularly, mindfulness gives us tools to unwire our negative reactions and respond better to difficult situations that come up in our lives”. – Vasu