Adult Programs, Classes & Events (Winter/Spring)

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Yoga with Beth

For many years, yoga has helped people of all ages and walks of life improve their sense of health and well-being. Yoga combines fluid movements with focused and attentive breathing. This aligns the mind and spirit with the physical body, creating a perfect “union”, or “yoga”. In today’s hectic world, daily stresses and constant mental distractions put tension into our bodies, sometimes to the point of making us ill. The purpose of yoga is to soothe the inner spirit by calming the mind and body. Yoga poses help slow us down and we naturally become more focused and relaxed. As students grow in their yoga experience, the poses become more challenging, allowing the body to grow stronger and more limber. At any level, the benefits of yoga are the same-stronger muscular endurance, sharpened mental clarity, deeper flexibility, improved circulation and immunity and above all a heightened sense of well-being. Let yoga start you on a journey you can enjoy for a lifetime-body, mind and spirit! This class is for active individuals who are injury-free. Sessions last either 3, 4 or 5 weeks. Max: 30 participants at Lions Shelter, 55 at Senior Center. Instructor: Beth Damm.

Registration Deadlines: One week before class begins

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 2 - Jan. 30

Thursdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$40

Feb. 6 - Feb. 27

Thursdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$32

Mar. 5 - Mar. 26

Thursdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$32

Apr. 2 - Apr. 30

Thursdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$40

Jan. 6 - Jan. 27

Mondays

4:30-5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$24

Feb. 3 - Feb. 24

Mondays

4:30-5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$32

Mar. 2 - Mar. 30

Mondays

4:30-5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$40

Apr. 6 - Apr. 27

Mondays

4:30-5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$32

NO CLASS: January 20

Yoga Basics with Beth

Discover your strength, flexibility, and balance while you learn to decrease stress through movement and relaxation. This class series is designed for the absolute beginner. In the classes, you will experience gentle warm-ups and receive step-by-step instructions for yoga postures and basic relaxation techniques. Your questions and interaction will be welcome. Yoga is popular for a simple reason. The practice will always meet you where you are, then help you move forward! Whether your intention is to maintain wellness, seek a healing refuge from all of the business in your life, or learn how to grow personally or spiritually, now is the time to honor your intention. As a registered yoga teacher, Beth will provide safe instructions, sensitivity, acceptance, and encouragement to those who desire to learn about this practice. Please bring a yoga mat as well as a firm blanket or beach towel. Max 55 participants per session. Sessions last 4 or 5 weeks. Instructor: Beth Damm.

Registration Deadlines: December 30, January 29, February 26, March 25

Date

day/TIME

Location

COST

Jan. 8 – Jan. 29

Wednesdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$32

Feb. 5 – Feb. 26

Wednesdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$32

Mar. 4 - Mar. 25

Wednesdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$32

Apr. 1 - Apr. 29

Wednesdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$40

Adaptive & Accessible Yoga for Your Body

This is a yoga class for every BODY and especially those experiencing challenges due to injury,physical limitations, mobility issues, arthritis, physical disability, healing from joint surgery or living in a larger body. In this class, you will learn how to do YOUR yoga. Postures/poses are adapted to meet YOUR body where it's at on that day. Students may practice on mats, in chairs, or on mats with the support of chairs. Some students may practice in wheelchairs. We work together to discover the right yoga for your body at this time. Yoga provides many benefits including building strength, balance, flexibility and peacefulness. Let’s learn how to quiet the mind and live better in the only body we have. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga. Yoga is for all, and that includes you. Class size limited to 10 to allow for individual attention. 6 week sessions. Students need to bring a yoga mat and a firm blanket. Please contact Janis at youryogawithjanis@gmail.com with any questions.

Registration Deadlines: December 31, February 18

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jan. 7 – Feb. 11

Tuesdays

6-7 PM

Lions Park

Shelter

$54

Feb. 25 – April 7

Tuesdays

6-7 PM

Lions Park

Shelter

$54

NO CLASS: March 17

Martial Arts (Ages 8+)

Join Jim Douglas, 6th degree black belt and Master Instructor. Learn a traditional martial art that stresses self-defense, physical fitness, self-control and discipline. This is full martial arts incorporating principles from karate, hap ki do, tae kwon do and kempo. The program is for ages 8 and above and the techniques taught are adaptable to any age or physical level. This is what makes this program different from other martial arts programs! This is a year-round program and you may join anytime. Maximum 40 participants per month. First uniform is included.

Registration Deadlines: January 3, February 3, March 2, April 1

Beginning Level Martial Arts

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 6 – Jan. 29

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:00 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Feb. 3 – Feb. 26

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:00 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Mar. 2 – Mar. 30

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:00 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Apr. 1 – Apr. 29

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:00 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Class will be at Lions Shelter house on April 20

Advanced Level Martial Arts

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 3 – Jan. 31

Mon. 5:30-7:00 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:30 PM

Fri. 6:00-7:00 PM

Senior Center

Senior Center

Valerius Elementary

$80

Feb. 3 – Feb. 28

Mon. 5:30-7:00 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:30 PM

Fri. 6:00-7:00 PM

Senior Center

Senior Center

Valerius Elementary

$80

Mar. 2 – Mar. 30

Mon. 5:30-7:00 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:30 PM

Fri. 6:00-7:00 PM

Senior Center

Senior Center

Valerius Elementary

$80

Apr. 1 – Apr. 29*

Mon. 5:30-7:00 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:30 PM

Fri. 6:00-7:00 PM

Senior Center

Senior Center

Valerius Elementary

$80

Class will be at Lions Shelter house on April 20

Zumba®

Everybody and Every Body!   Each Zumba® 4-week class is designed to bring people together to sweat on it.  We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.  Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise.  Super effective? Check. Super Fun? Check and check. A total body workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility, and boosted energy plus a serious dose of awesome each time you leave a class. Min 6/Max 40. Instructor: Angel Zimmer

Registration Deadlines: December 31, January 28, February 25, March 28

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 7 - Jan. 28

Tuesdays

6-7 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$37

Feb. 4 - Feb. 25

Tuesdays

6-7 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$37

Mar. 3 - Mar. 31

Tuesdays

6-7 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$37

Apr. 7 - Apr. 28

Tuesdays

6-7 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$37

NO CLASS: March 17

R A D ( Rape Aggression Defense) (ages 11+)

R.A.D. was founded in 1989 by Larry Nadeau as another option for women to keep themselves safe against rape abduction.  The Urbandale Police Department teaches R.A.D. where students learn self-defense, threat awareness, risk awareness, risk reduction, risk recognition, and risk avoidance.  The students wear protective gear and get to utilize the training they have been taught in a controlled but realistic setting.  R.A.D. has a lifetime return and practice policy. Once a student has successfully completed the course they can attend classes anywhere in the country, free of charge. Registration fees include manual, t-shirt, and light snacks. Maximum 20 participants. For more information, please contact the Urbandale Police Department. Officer Pickett: 515-278-3910 or Officer Brooks: 515-331-6804.

Country Dance

Traveling around the dance floor at a moderate to fast pace, Country Two-Step is full of fun turns, wraps, and weaves. Country dancing is easy to learn, great exercise and lots of fun. Of course you will find it at country bars and clubs. But Country Two-Step is in demand at ballroom events also. Take this class and develop the skills necessary to get on the floor and do the Two-Step. 6 week class. Partners are encouraged. Min 6 participants. Instructor: Roger Chapman

Registration Deadline: January 14

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jan. 21 – Feb. 25

Tuesdays

8-9 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$40 per person

Archery Class

Archery, Give it a “shot”. Have you thought about trying archery, but you don’t have any equipment?  Come to the archery facility at Raccoon River Park to give it a try.  We will provide the bow, arrows and instruction for you to try this exciting sport. Min 10/Max 18.Instructor: West Des Moines Parks and Recreation

Registration Deadline: April 14

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

April 21

Tuesday

6-7 PM

Raccoon River Park

Archery Facility

2500 Grand Avenue

West Des Moines

$10 per person

Wine & Dine

Join us for a delightful evening of food and wine. Enjoy a three course meal with pairings. This is the perfect gift for your Valentine or a fun dinner out with friends. Min 8/Max 16. Must be 21 to participate.

Registration Deadline: February 15

DATE

Day/TIME

LOCATION

Fee

February 22

Saturday

6 - 8 PM

Urbandale Hy-Vee Market Grill

$45

Spring Break Slim Down Tour

Time to shed those winter layers and spring clean your kitchen pantry! Urbandale Hy-Vee Dietitian Elizabeth will show you healthy foods to get your diet in shape and help you reach your wellness goals. Maximum 8.

Registration Deadline: January 30

DATE

Day/TIME

LOCATION

Fee

February 6

Thursday

5 - 6 PM

Urbandale Hy-Vee

FREE

Spring Break Slim Down Cooking Class

Time to shed those winter layers and spring clean your diet. Elizabeth will show you simple healthy recipes using ingredients from the Spring Break Slim Down tour. Couldn’t make the tour? Don’t worry! Elizabeth will have the recommended ingredients for viewing and you will get to take home a copy of all the recipes made in class. Min 5 / Max 10

Registration Deadline: February 13

DATE

Day/TIME

LOCATION

Fee

February 20

Thursday

5 - 6 PM

Urbandale Hy-Vee Meeting Room

$18

Going Gluten Free

Don't be intimidated! Going gluten free is not for everyone, but for some, there are a lot of health benefits. However, it is easy to become quickly overwhelmed when making that switch. Have no fear! In this class, we will talk through the options with going gluten free, making food that still takes good, and how to enjoy the transition. Instructor: Tonja Djuren. Min 6 / Max 15

Registration Deadline: February 18

DATE

Day/TIME

LOCATION

Fee

February 25

Tuesday

6 - 7:30 PM

Senior Center Kitchen

$50

Sugar Cooking (Ages 14+)

What do they say? Sugar and spice and everything nice? There may not be a lot of spice in this class, but you will get a chance to learn about and play with sugar! Tonja trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and specialized in baking and pastry arts. One of Tonja's greatest joys is sharing with others the love and joy that she finds in creating delicious sweet treats. Instructor: Tonja Djuren. Min 6 / Max 15

Registration Deadline: March 9

DATE

Day/TIME

LOCATION

Fee

March 14

Saturday

9 - 11:30 AM

Senior Center Kitchen

$65

Baking Buddies - Parent/Child

(Ages 6+)

Baking in the kitchen gives you the opportunity to be creative, have fun and share delicious treats with your friends and family. If you want to bake but do not know where to start, this is the class for you! During this class you will get hands on experience with basic baking techniques and walk away with the skills to spoil everyone with sweet treats! Fee includes parent and child. Please register child only. Min 3/Max 8 couples. Instructor: Tonja Djuren.

Registration Deadline: March 2

DATE

Day/TIME

LOCATION

Fee

March 7

Saturday

9 - 11:30 AM

Senior Center Kitchen

$65 per couple

Fun with Chocolate - Parent/Child

(Ages 8+)

Everyone loves chocolate and everyone loves to have fun. This class gives you the opportunity to combine the two! Tonja trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and specialized in baking and pastry arts. She now owns and runs The Kitchen of Chaos. Her main mission is to show everyone that the kitchen isn't intimidating, embrace the chaos! Everyone will take away from this class the chocolates they make, and a candy thermometer. We will be working with dark chocolate in class.Fee includes parent and child. Please register child only. Min 3/Max 8 couples. Instructor: Tonja Djuren.

Registration Deadline: March30

DATE

Day/TIME

LOCATION

Fee

April 4

Saturday

9 - 11:30 AM

Senior Center Kitchen

$70 per couple