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Gambit's summer 2017 Health book listings: Yoga & tai chi 

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Art of Asana Alignment Training. Swan River Yoga Mandir, 2940 Canal St., (504) 301-3134; www.swanriveryoga.com The three-day training on principles of alignment is for both yoga students and teachers. Visit the website for registration and details. Aug. 11 through Aug. 13.

Beer Yogis Class. NOLA Brewing Taproom, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 301-0117; www.nolabrewing.com The Beer Yogis lead an all-levels yoga class followed with a pint. Registration $25. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 12.

Beginning Tai Chi Course. The Watercourse Way Studio, 432 N. Anthony St., Suite 302, (504) 813-9544; www.taichiclassesneworleans.com Mary Lou Bensabat leads a three-month intro to Qi Gong and the traditional Tai Chi Yang style short form on Thursday evenings. Cost is $165. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Weekly on Thursdays, June 15 through Sept. 7.

Bhakti Class. Swan River Yoga Mandir, 2940 Canal St., (504) 301-3134; www.swanriveryoga.com The candlelit class focuses on the ritual, philosophy, mythology and mantra of Bhakti yoga. Registration $20. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 18.

B.Y.O.M. Lululemon, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-5053; lululemon.com Lululemon holds free bring-your-own-mat yoga classes every Sunday through July. All levels welcome. 10:30 a.m. Weekly on Sundays, through July 30.

Family Flow Yoga. New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 301-9006; www.phnojm.com The free yoga class is for kids ages 5-13 and adults. 1:30 p.m. Weekly on Wednesdays.

Free Spirited Yoga. The Tchoup Yard, 405 Third St., (504) 895-6747 — NOLA Tribe Yoga presents a free weekly yoga class followed by a happy hour. A 3-mile warm-up run starts at 5:30 p.m. Bring ID, yoga mat and water bottle. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Weekly on Wednesdays.

Intermediate Tai Chi Class. The Watercourse Way Studio, 432 N. Anthony St., Suite 302, (504) 813-9544; www.taichiclassesorleans.com Barry Goodman leads an intermediate- level Tai chi ch'uan Yang style in the Da Liu lineage class on Wednesday nights. Knowledge of Yang short form is required. Registration $15, first class free. 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Weekly on Wednesdays.

Jazz Yoga. Old U.S. Mint (New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park), 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 589-2265; www.nps.gov/jazz Susan Landry leads a free weekly class featuring meditational jazz piano. 10 a.m. Weekly on Saturdays.

Kids' Yoga Camp. Wild Lotus Yoga, 4842 Perrier St., (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com The weeklong yoga camp for kids takes place Monday through Friday mornings and has a theme of "The Colors of Yoga." Kids will learn their own sources of power, stability and creativity. Registration is $125 by July 1, $150 after. 10 a.m. to noon. July 24 through July 28.

Night Yoga. Porter Lyons, 631 Toulouse St., (800) 585-0348; www.porterlyons.com This sliding-scale yoga class is open to yogis of all levels. Bring your own mat. Contact (800) 585-0348 or colleen@porterlyons.com for details. Suggested donation $10. 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Weekly on Mondays.

Summer Solstice Yoga Class. Swan River Yoga Mandir, 2940 Canal St., (504) 301-3134; www.swanriveryoga.com This vigorous sun salutation workshop explores anatomy, alignment, timing, focused gaze, breath and intention. Registration $20. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 17.

Sunset Yoga. Morning Call, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 483-9474; www.morningcallcoffeestand.com Jaiweh yoga hosts a free outdoor yoga class. 6 p.m. Weekly on Tuesdays.

Supported Slow Yoga. Swan River Yoga Mandir, 2940 Canal St., (504) 301-3134; www.swanriveryoga.com This four-class restorative yoga series offers hands-on assists and the use of props to relax the nervous system. Admission is $60 for the full series or $17 per class. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Weekly on Thursdays, through July 27.

Tai Chi/Chi Kung. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org Terry Rappold leads the class in the museum's art galleries. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Admission is $5, NOMA members free. 6 p.m. Weekly on Mondays.

Yoga at the Cabildo. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us Yogis of all experience levels practice in the Cabildo gallery. Registration $12. 7:30 a.m. Weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. Weekly on Saturdays.

Yoga Class and Meditation. Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-6602; www.cccnola.org Katrina Zech leads a yoga class followed by a yoga nidra meditation. Suggested donation $15. 5:30 p.m. Weekly on Mondays.

Yoga in the Garden. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue.com Project Peaceful Warriors presents an all-levels yoga class for kids and adults. Suggested donation $10, includes garden tour. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 18.

Yoga in the Park. Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org Jaiweh yoga hosts a free outdoor yoga class. 8:30 a.m. Weekly on Tuesdays.

Yoga, Meditation and Music. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-3390; www.unityneworleans.org Katrina Zech leads a yoga class followed by music and meditation. $15 suggested donation. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Weekly on Saturdays. She also leads the same weekly class at Christ Church Cathedral (2919 St. Charles Ave., 504-895-6602; www.cccnola.org). 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Weekly on Mondays.

Yoga Social Club. Mandeville Wharf at Crescent Park, 1008 N. Peters St.; www.nola.gov/city/crescent-park Lululemon Athletica New Orleans holds free yoga classes taught by a rotating cast of local yoga teachers. Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. 5:45 p.m. Weekly on Thursdays.

Yoganatomy Workshop. Swan River Yoga Mandir, 2940 Canal St., (504) 301-3134; www.swanriveryoga.com John DeMahy leads a weekend workshop linking the basic systems and structure of the body to yoga practice. Registration $220. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 14, and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 15.

Yoga at City Park. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org The New Orleans Museum of Art hosts yoga classes the first three Saturdays of every month in the Sydney and Walda Bestoff Sculpture Garden. Classes are held in the museum in inclement weather. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Admission $5, free for NOMA members and East Jefferson Wellness Center members. 8 a.m. June 3, June 10, June 17, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 29, Aug. 5, Aug. 12 and Aug. 19.


Bicycling | Cancer programs, education & events
Dance, Zumba & hula hooping | Educational events
Fitness & exercise | Foot races & walks
Health fairs, screenings & events
Meditation, self-care and spirituality | Nutrition & weight loss
Pilates | Pre-natal & post-partum workshops | Support groups
Training sessions | Yoga & tai chi
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