FA18-40 Pets-How They Make and Change Our Lives

Starts from: 10/24/2018
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$70.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    4 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This interactive course helps participants understand the emotions surrounding the human-pet bond, including the joys of ownership and the inevitable loss of a pet. Discussions will include our relationships with pets, what it’s like to become a new pet owner, what to consider when choosing a veterinarian or when boarding a pet, and how to deal with pet illnesses. Participants will also be invited to share their pet experiences within a supportive and sometimes humorous group setting. The four-session class will offer an interesting approach to the joys and challenges of pet ownership, as well as a gentle discussion of pet loss and finding resilience within grief.

FA18-04 Medical Mysteries Solved

Starts from: 10/22/2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$55.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Using the Harvard Medical School case study method, this course will explore several interesting medical dilemmas. Using the cases as a springboard, we will discuss the differences in how patients think vs. how their doctors think. Participants will also learn how to select the right physician for their problems and how to navigate effectively through the healthcare maze. The course will be interactive and based on the best available data, while avoiding opinion whenever possible.

FA18-59 Success to Significance

Starts from: 11/2/2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

$45.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    2 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For optimal aging, it is essential to live with intention, to take stock of our personal definition of success, and what it means to be significant. During this interactive workshop, we will revisit our core values and their alignment with our lifestyles. We will discuss the transition process that occurs during retirement, from focusing on success to focusing on significance. We will learn about the cycle of renewal and models for change. We will also explore the topic of legacy using the book Legacies of the Heart by Meg Newhouse and discover how to further our legacies.

FA18-10 Take Charge of Your Life

Starts from: 10/29/2018
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

$60.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    3 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to help you take charge of your life by examining techniques for overcoming stress and coping with everyday problems as well as those that are more severe. We will explore stress busters and mindfulness techniques and discuss best practices for building and maintaining healthy relationships. You will learn practical suggestions for improving the quality and length of life; therefore, we will review current research in the areas of longevity and stress.

FA18-42 Just Because You Think You’re Right Doesn’t Mean I’m Wrong

Starts from: 10/31/2018
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

$60.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    3 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

We each think that we’re right. When we have strong views and someone disagrees, we often say they pushed our buttons, and then we respond emotionally rather than rationally. We see this today particularly in our political discussions, but it also happens with our children, our friends, our family, and our colleagues. We can even say we’ve been “triggered.” This course is a thoughtful, enjoyable, and easy way to understand how triggers work. You will also learn how to diffuse your triggers, discover new ways to think about communication, and have fun in the process.

FA18-41 Your Lifestyle and Nutrition

Starts from: 9/26/2018
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

$95.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    8 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn how to adapt your lifestyle and your diet to attain better health and reach your goals. This course focuses on the role of healthy meal plans, nutrition, exercise, and weight management in wellness improvement. You will learn how to prevent and control various disease states such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol, using proper nutrition and recommendations for exercise and stress management. You will also find out how to transform the science of food into everyday solutions, based on lifestyle, food preferences, budget, and weight management.

Hitting Your Stride After Total Joint Replacement

Friendship Center for Aging Studies
Starts from: 10/18/2018
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

$25

Campus Location
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
  • Course Code
    1
  • Duration
    1 day
  • School
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Join us for a discussion that will help those contemplating or preparing for total joint replacement of the hip or knee. The talk will illustrate what to expect in the days and weeks following a joint replacement, including the patient’s time in the hospital, assisted living, home health and out-patient rehab. We will delineate the hardships and rewards of making the decision of joint replacement. Excerpts from real patients who have undergone the procedure will be reviewed and discussed.

Barrelates: Combination of Mat Pilates & Ballet Barre (all levels of fitness welcome)

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBB1001
  • Duration
    11 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Barrelates is a combination of mat Pilates and ballet barre to tone, lift, lengthen, and strengthen all those core muscles. All levels of fitness welcome. Please bring mat; nonslip socks if possible.

Please bring mat, nonslip socks or soft shoes, 2 lb. or 3 lb. hand weights. no street shoes on the floor (dirt)

Yoga for Health & Well-being

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBYW1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Combine discussion and light movement to explore the benefits and tradition of yoga to support overall health and wellness. Yoga, including concepts of mindfulness and meditation, has been proven effective for a wide variety of mental and physical health concerns. Learn more about the benefits, as well as the history and tradition of yoga in the East and West. Better understand how and why yoga is beneficial, and learn practices you can do at home to support your own mental and physical well-being.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Power Flow Yoga – Osborne

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBPF1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Power Flow is a powerful and energetic form of yoga in which students move fluidly from one posture to the next, connecting movements with breath. This class aims to build heat in the body and challenge practitioners of all experience levels. Instructor will explain and demonstrate each posture to ensure that all students move safely, and modify postures according to their individual needs. Each class will build upon the next, allowing students to learn and advance their practice throughout the course.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Tai Chi Chih for Beginners

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBT1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Treat yourself to the Tai Chi Chih Experience. This is the USER FRIENDLY form of Tai Chi – easy to learn, easy to do, easy to remember! Some benefits you might notice from doing this practice are decreased stress, anxiety, or chronic pain, and increased energy, flexibility, balance, peace of mind, and blood pressure control; each person seems to receive what they need. Tai Chi Chih is not a martial art; the 20 simple, slow, and gentle movements form a Moving Meditation and an exercise of great efficiency, exercising the inner organs and promoting healing. The soft, circular movements quiet the emotions and circulate and balance the Chi (the life force in our body). As we become peaceful and centered and bring the body into balance, we experience an increase in health and well-being that carries over into our everyday lives.

It is important to attend the FIRST class.Wear comfortable clothing; no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Yoga for You – Intro (an interactive “teaching” class) – Venice

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBYCV1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Practicing yoga in a large class can be daunting for beginners, and less satisfying for amateur yoga students. This class, limited to 15, is an interactive teaching class that includes many of the most common poses from all the different series, emphasizing proper alignment and safety with respect to your own body’s strengths and limitations, allowing you to build a healthy, complete practice. From Sun Salutations and standing postures to seated postures and on to finishing postures, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to create your own practice in order to attain maximum benefit. Namaste!

Large gym classes of yoga can often be daunting for the beginner or less satisfying for the amateur yoga student… This class will explore many of the most common/basic yoga poses that one would find in gym yoga classes with an emphasis on proper alignment and safety, with respect to your own body strengths and limitations. You will learn the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident that you can make yoga class own practice with maximum benefits. Yoga for you complete is “teaching class” that is interactive that will cover poses from all of the different series which will help you build a healthy complete practice. From sun salutations and standing postures to seated postures and on to finishing postures. Namaste!

Tai Chi Chih Practice Plus

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBTP1501
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For those who have attended T’ai Chi Chih for Beginners, this is an opportunity to enjoy practicing with a group. We will do the complete practice, mostly in silence, PLUS learn some of the preliminary moves from the advanced form of T’ai Chi Chih.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt)

Speaking With Confidence: Communication Skills for Beginners

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    SIS1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Every day, situations arise where we may be called upon to relate our thoughts, support an opinion, explain our actions, or provide a report or summary to others. If you are one of those individuals whose anxiety and self-consciousness kicks in, sabotaging effective communication, then this is the class for you. From identifying the source of your fears to addressing and reprogramming subconscious autonomic responses, you will learn techniques to overcome inhibitions and reclaim your greatest birthright: the power to speak up with clarity and authenticity. This class will provide a safe space to engage in exercises and practice the various skills necessary to build competence and confidence in oral communication.

Laugh, Stretch, and Breathe Your Way to Wellness

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBLW1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Laughter Wellness is a unique exercise routine that combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. It includes laughter exercises, stretching, deep breathing, clapping, positive health affirmations, and willful playfulness. Laughter Wellness can change your mood within minutes by releasing endorphins from your brain cells. Increasing your laughter has numerous health benefits, some of which include strengthening your immune system, expanding lung capacity, and reducing anxiety and depression. It is a fun, effective stress-relief program and a joyful way to connect with others. You don’t need a mat. Come and get your giggle on, just for the health of it.

This class is for anyone at any skill level. This also works well for those with walkers and in wheelchairs.

Yoga for Every Body – North Port

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HYNP101
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course explores and puts into practice fundamental principles of alignment and breath work based on traditional yoga techniques. Students will explore various types of yoga with accompanying verbal cues and demonstrations ensuring that all students move safely through each posture according to their own body’s needs. Each class will build upon the next, allowing students to learn and advance their practice throughout the course.

Bring your yoga mat.

Women’s Self-Defense

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    LLS1001
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn defensive tactical techniques for physical attacks as well as tips for rebuffing sexual harassment. This course includes lecture as well as hands-on application.

Class held in the Criminal Justice Bldg located on the STC campus. Wear comfortable clothing with soft-soled shoes (tennis shoes are fine) since class contains hands-on practical application of defensive techniques.

Tai Chi Chih for Beginners

Starts from: 10/4/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBT1002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Treat yourself to the Tai Chi Chih Experience. This is the USER FRIENDLY form of Tai Chi – easy to learn, easy to do, easy to remember! Some benefits you might notice from doing this practice are decreased stress, anxiety, or chronic pain, and increased energy, flexibility, balance, peace of mind, and blood pressure control; each person seems to receive what they need. Tai Chi Chih is not a martial art; the 20 simple, slow, and gentle movements form a Moving Meditation and an exercise of great efficiency, exercising the inner organs and promoting healing. The soft, circular movements quiet the emotions and circulate and balance the Chi (the life force in our body). As we become peaceful and centered and bring the body into balance, we experience an increase in health and well-being that carries over into our everyday lives.

It is important to attend the FIRST class.Wear comfortable clothing; no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Qigong Exercises for Health & Relaxation

Starts from: 10/4/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBQ1050
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Qi Gong (pronounced chee goong) is an ancient Chinese art, science, and health maintenance system used to relax the mind and body, and overall to enhance, restore, and maintain health. It combines movement with mental focus and breath. Since it can be practiced while walking, standing, or sitting, anyone of any age or condition can easily make Qi Gong a vital part of his or her fitness program. Research has shown its greatest benefit to seniors may be its capacity to improve balance and prevent falls. And because of the positive effects its slow, gentle, circular movements have on the joints, the Arthritis Foundation officially recommends Qi Gong exercises for arthritis pain. In addition, Qi Gong may promote faster recovery from strokes and heart attacks, enhance mental capacity and concentration, reduce blood pressure, improve lower body and leg strength, promote deep breathing, relaxation, and restful sleep, manage anxiety and worry, reduce bone loss in menopausal women, and slow the aging process. If you are looking for a low-impact, relaxing form of exercise that offers tremendous benefits, Qi Gong may be for you.

The Natural Power of Reiki

Starts from: 10/6/2018

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBR1001
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Reiki is about energy. In an enjoyable and laid-back way, you’ll find out about the ancient art of Reiki and the energy all around us. You will learn how to feel and manipulate energy with your hands and how to see an aura. You’ll learn how the energy centers of your body work, how to clear them, and how to work with your own energy for maximum health and peace of mind. You will leave being much more aware of the energies around you and how to protect yourself from negative energy. You’ll also learn how to “size up a room” when you enter it and to feel and change the energies in a room for the better.

Recommended text: “The Healing Power of Reiki” by Raven Keyes. It’s available from Amazon. If not able get the book, “Reiki For Dummies” would be a great resource. Please bring a notepad and a pen/pencil.
Syllabus:
Explaining Reiki and energy
Brief History of Reiki
Reiki levels and what they mean
Precepts/Gokai
Reiki Terminology
Ethics
Energy Fields- how to see and work with them (Chakras and Auras)
Hand Positions
Byosen Scanning
Seated work (Practice)
Meditation and Attunements/ Certificates given*
*Please note that this certificate simply means you have attended an energy instruction class

Chair Volleyball

Starts from: 10/8/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBV1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Here is your chance to be the first to participate in a new ACE activity: power chair volleyball!! For 90 minutes you and your team will be volleying a large, soft ball across a medium-height net. There are nine players on a side, and the goal is to win 15 points on the volley. This is an engaging and energetic team game. You will: • learn interesting new concepts such as the “one cheek” rule, • become energized by keeping that large beach ball in the air, • be surprised at how long you can keep your arms in the air, • be amazed at how much you will laugh!

Yoga for You

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBYY1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Large fitness-type yoga classes can often be daunting for the beginner, or feel less satisfying for the amateur yoga student. This class will explore many of the most common yoga poses that you would find in a traditional yoga classes with an emphasis on proper alignment and safety, with attention to your own body’s strengths and limitations. You will learn the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident that you can make this yoga class your own regular practice, and that it will yield maximum benefits for you.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Barrelates: Combination of Mat Pilates & Ballet Barre (all levels of fitness welcome)

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBB1001
  • Duration
    11 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Barrelates is a combination of mat Pilates and ballet barre to tone, lift, lengthen, and strengthen all those core muscles. All levels of fitness welcome. Please bring mat; nonslip socks if possible.

Please bring mat, nonslip socks or soft shoes, 2 lb. or 3 lb. hand weights. no street shoes on the floor (dirt)

Yoga for Health & Well-being

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBYW1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Combine discussion and light movement to explore the benefits and tradition of yoga to support overall health and wellness. Yoga, including concepts of mindfulness and meditation, has been proven effective for a wide variety of mental and physical health concerns. Learn more about the benefits, as well as the history and tradition of yoga in the East and West. Better understand how and why yoga is beneficial, and learn practices you can do at home to support your own mental and physical well-being.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Power Flow Yoga – Osborne

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBPF1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Power Flow is a powerful and energetic form of yoga in which students move fluidly from one posture to the next, connecting movements with breath. This class aims to build heat in the body and challenge practitioners of all experience levels. Instructor will explain and demonstrate each posture to ensure that all students move safely, and modify postures according to their individual needs. Each class will build upon the next, allowing students to learn and advance their practice throughout the course.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Tai Chi Chih for Beginners

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBT1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Treat yourself to the Tai Chi Chih Experience. This is the USER FRIENDLY form of Tai Chi – easy to learn, easy to do, easy to remember! Some benefits you might notice from doing this practice are decreased stress, anxiety, or chronic pain, and increased energy, flexibility, balance, peace of mind, and blood pressure control; each person seems to receive what they need. Tai Chi Chih is not a martial art; the 20 simple, slow, and gentle movements form a Moving Meditation and an exercise of great efficiency, exercising the inner organs and promoting healing. The soft, circular movements quiet the emotions and circulate and balance the Chi (the life force in our body). As we become peaceful and centered and bring the body into balance, we experience an increase in health and well-being that carries over into our everyday lives.

It is important to attend the FIRST class.Wear comfortable clothing; no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Yoga for You – Intro (an interactive “teaching” class) – Venice

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBYCV1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Practicing yoga in a large class can be daunting for beginners, and less satisfying for amateur yoga students. This class, limited to 15, is an interactive teaching class that includes many of the most common poses from all the different series, emphasizing proper alignment and safety with respect to your own body’s strengths and limitations, allowing you to build a healthy, complete practice. From Sun Salutations and standing postures to seated postures and on to finishing postures, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to create your own practice in order to attain maximum benefit. Namaste!

Large gym classes of yoga can often be daunting for the beginner or less satisfying for the amateur yoga student… This class will explore many of the most common/basic yoga poses that one would find in gym yoga classes with an emphasis on proper alignment and safety, with respect to your own body strengths and limitations. You will learn the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident that you can make yoga class own practice with maximum benefits. Yoga for you complete is “teaching class” that is interactive that will cover poses from all of the different series which will help you build a healthy complete practice. From sun salutations and standing postures to seated postures and on to finishing postures. Namaste!

Tai Chi Chih Practice Plus

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBTP1501
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For those who have attended T’ai Chi Chih for Beginners, this is an opportunity to enjoy practicing with a group. We will do the complete practice, mostly in silence, PLUS learn some of the preliminary moves from the advanced form of T’ai Chi Chih.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt)

Ballroom Dance Beginning (Registering w/partner preferred)

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ADB1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION


You too can dance like a star! Join this class to learn the latest dance craze. It is designed to make the beginner comfortable on the dance floor or to help those dancers who might like to brush up on their skills. Master the basic movements, and then develop your own personal style as you learn the graceful waltz, the ever-popular fox trot and swing, and the standard cha-cha, tango, or rumba. Enjoy this fun-filled class as you learn proper dance floor etiquette. Cost is per person. Registering with a partner is preferred, as partners of the opposite sex are not guaranteed. Please arrive on time for each class.

Registering with a partner is preferred, as partners of the opposite sex are not guaranteed. Dances include: foxtrot, rumba, chacha, and swing. Please wear proper clothing (no long dresses or rubber-soled shoes). Shoes should have closed toes and heels, and leather soles.

Ballroom Dance Intermediate (register w/partner)

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ADB2001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn additional steps for the fox trot, cha-cha, rumba, waltz, and swing. Steps for the tango and salsa are also taught, along with new techniques. Cost is per person. Must register with a partner. Prerequisite: Must have taken Ballroom I or know the steps from Ballroom I. Please arrive on time for each class.

Prerequisite: Must have taken Ballroom I or know the steps from Ballroom I. MUST REGISTER WITH A PARTNER. Please wear proper clothing (no long dresses or rubber-soled shoes). Shoes should have closed toes and heels, and leather soles.

Yoga for Every Body – North Port

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HYNP101
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course explores and puts into practice fundamental principles of alignment and breath work based on traditional yoga techniques. Students will explore various types of yoga with accompanying verbal cues and demonstrations ensuring that all students move safely through each posture according to their own body’s needs. Each class will build upon the next, allowing students to learn and advance their practice throughout the course.

Bring your yoga mat.

Women’s Self-Defense

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    LLS1001
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn defensive tactical techniques for physical attacks as well as tips for rebuffing sexual harassment. This course includes lecture as well as hands-on application.

Class held in the Criminal Justice Bldg located on the STC campus. Wear comfortable clothing with soft-soled shoes (tennis shoes are fine) since class contains hands-on practical application of defensive techniques.

Tai Chi Chih for Beginners

Starts from: 10/4/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBT1002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Treat yourself to the Tai Chi Chih Experience. This is the USER FRIENDLY form of Tai Chi – easy to learn, easy to do, easy to remember! Some benefits you might notice from doing this practice are decreased stress, anxiety, or chronic pain, and increased energy, flexibility, balance, peace of mind, and blood pressure control; each person seems to receive what they need. Tai Chi Chih is not a martial art; the 20 simple, slow, and gentle movements form a Moving Meditation and an exercise of great efficiency, exercising the inner organs and promoting healing. The soft, circular movements quiet the emotions and circulate and balance the Chi (the life force in our body). As we become peaceful and centered and bring the body into balance, we experience an increase in health and well-being that carries over into our everyday lives.

It is important to attend the FIRST class.Wear comfortable clothing; no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Qigong Exercises for Health & Relaxation

Starts from: 10/4/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBQ1050
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Qi Gong (pronounced chee goong) is an ancient Chinese art, science, and health maintenance system used to relax the mind and body, and overall to enhance, restore, and maintain health. It combines movement with mental focus and breath. Since it can be practiced while walking, standing, or sitting, anyone of any age or condition can easily make Qi Gong a vital part of his or her fitness program. Research has shown its greatest benefit to seniors may be its capacity to improve balance and prevent falls. And because of the positive effects its slow, gentle, circular movements have on the joints, the Arthritis Foundation officially recommends Qi Gong exercises for arthritis pain. In addition, Qi Gong may promote faster recovery from strokes and heart attacks, enhance mental capacity and concentration, reduce blood pressure, improve lower body and leg strength, promote deep breathing, relaxation, and restful sleep, manage anxiety and worry, reduce bone loss in menopausal women, and slow the aging process. If you are looking for a low-impact, relaxing form of exercise that offers tremendous benefits, Qi Gong may be for you.

The Natural Power of Reiki

Starts from: 10/6/2018

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBR1001
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Reiki is about energy. In an enjoyable and laid-back way, you’ll find out about the ancient art of Reiki and the energy all around us. You will learn how to feel and manipulate energy with your hands and how to see an aura. You’ll learn how the energy centers of your body work, how to clear them, and how to work with your own energy for maximum health and peace of mind. You will leave being much more aware of the energies around you and how to protect yourself from negative energy. You’ll also learn how to “size up a room” when you enter it and to feel and change the energies in a room for the better.

Recommended text: “The Healing Power of Reiki” by Raven Keyes. It’s available from Amazon. If not able get the book, “Reiki For Dummies” would be a great resource. Please bring a notepad and a pen/pencil.
Syllabus:
Explaining Reiki and energy
Brief History of Reiki
Reiki levels and what they mean
Precepts/Gokai
Reiki Terminology
Ethics
Energy Fields- how to see and work with them (Chakras and Auras)
Hand Positions
Byosen Scanning
Seated work (Practice)
Meditation and Attunements/ Certificates given*
*Please note that this certificate simply means you have attended an energy instruction class

Chair Volleyball

Starts from: 10/8/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBV1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Here is your chance to be the first to participate in a new ACE activity: power chair volleyball!! For 90 minutes you and your team will be volleying a large, soft ball across a medium-height net. There are nine players on a side, and the goal is to win 15 points on the volley. This is an engaging and energetic team game. You will: • learn interesting new concepts such as the “one cheek” rule, • become energized by keeping that large beach ball in the air, • be surprised at how long you can keep your arms in the air, • be amazed at how much you will laugh!

Yoga for You

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBYY1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Large fitness-type yoga classes can often be daunting for the beginner, or feel less satisfying for the amateur yoga student. This class will explore many of the most common yoga poses that you would find in a traditional yoga classes with an emphasis on proper alignment and safety, with attention to your own body’s strengths and limitations. You will learn the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident that you can make this yoga class your own regular practice, and that it will yield maximum benefits for you.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Peaceful Yoga for Beginners

Starts from: 10/18/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBY1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Disease is nothing but the disappearance of our natural ease. The Yoga philosophy aims at preventing the loss of our ease and peace. Experience the profound benefits of Yoga as you start your journey with Yoga poses, breath control, philosophy, mental concentration techniques, and deep relaxation. Poses increase flexibility and tone, strengthen the muscles, stabilize and balance the nervous system, and promote circulation in all major organs and glands. The gift of Yoga creates peace of mind and a sense of internal balance. The rewards are great, providing us with a longer, healthier life. Students need to bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Students need to bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Yoga for You

Starts from: 10/19/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBYY1002
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Large fitness-type yoga classes can often be daunting for the beginner, or feel less satisfying for the amateur yoga student. This class will explore many of the most common yoga poses that you would find in a traditional yoga classes with an emphasis on proper alignment and safety, with attention to your own body’s strengths and limitations. You will learn the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident that you can make this yoga class your own regular practice, and that it will yield maximum benefits for you.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

The Many Seasons of Medicare

Starts from: 10/20/2018

$19

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    SIM3010
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

If you are currently on Medicare or soon will be, you are used to your mailbox filling with promotions every fall, and the TV buzzing with ads about “annual enrollment” – but what does it all mean? Actually, there are several periods throughout the year when a beneficiary can enroll or un-enroll in certain types of Medicare plans. In this educational seminar you will learn about these different enrollment periods, what is applicable to you, and learn about important changes that the government is making for this coming “season.”.

Balance, Leg Strengthening & Stretching – Venice

Starts from: 10/23/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class consists of gentle exercises that work to strengthen muscles, especially in the legs. The exercises fight bone and muscle loss and improves balance. Stretching is key for flexibility and improves range of motion, good blood flow, and works joints and muscles. We will utilize resistance bands, balls, balance bar, and or chair.

Instructor will provide the beachballs and some resistance bands, but if you have have your own please bring them.

Chair Yoga – Venice

Starts from: 10/23/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Chair Yoga consists of gentle movements that encourage better circulation, reduce stiffness, increase energy, improve strength, enhance flexibility, and improve balance. This class uses a chair for additional support, comfort, and safety. Most of the exercises are done while sitting, leaning, or holding on to a chair.

Qigong, Level 2 (must have taken Qigong, Level 1

Starts from: 10/24/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBQ1501
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

(Only for those students who have completed Qi Qong 1.) Qi Gong 2 places an emphasis upon the concept of Jing Gong, which eases the practitioner into a state of complacency after “mind pollution” and “stagnant Qi” are melted away by the balanced distribution of Qi throughout the meridians. An introduction to the Small Circulation Abdominal Breathing Circuit (Xiao Zhou Tian) is directed toward the purpose of encouraging practitioners to experience this state of calm mind and a peaceful heart. The Dong Gong Crane form and its accompanying massage and bone Qi Gong itinerary (as practiced in the First Level Qi Gong classes), will be continued and expanded as the gathering and channeling of “upright qi” is absolutely essential to Small Circulation Breathing Cosmic System. There will also be an introduction to the Silk Exercises (Baduanjin) depending upon session progress. The instructional environment for this course is noncompetitive and emphasizes safe, motivational group-oriented advanced sessions to enrich the quality of life.

Qigong, Level 1

Starts from: 10/24/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBQ1001
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Qi Gong is the ancient Chinese art of using slow but dynamic cardiovascular exercises to move fluids, nourish blood, open channels, and protect the vital organs from infection and disease. Gentle musculoskeletal exercises are enriched with streams of revitalizing slow breathing to open the joints, tonify the muscles, and balance the Yin and Yang energies of the mind and body. Free limb and waist movements use joints rather than muscular strain to unburden stress and ease to relaxation. The emphasis in class sessions is upon Dong Gong, which intends to dispel physical and emotional blockages through the practice of Qi Gong form movements. The instructional environment for this course is noncompetitive and emphasizes safe, motivational, group-oriented practice to enrich the quality of life.

Help Me Declutter!!: Guidelines, Habit Busters & Tips to Simplify

Starts from: 11/1/2018

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    SID1010
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Declutter and simplify! Clear the clutter and continue discovering life’s possibilities. This lively, interactive, four-hour workshop will include resources, tips, and motivating discussions to clear your living space and your mind. Valuable outlines, exercises, and checklists will be included covering physical, relationship, and emotional decluttering to make way for optimal living. Recommended (but not required) book: “Your Spacious Self: Clear the Clutter & Discover Who You Are” (paperback) by Stephanie Bennett Vogt. Please bring a pen or pencil, a journal or notebook, and a folder for handouts.

Recommended (but not required) book: “Your Spacious Self: Clear the Clutter & Discover Who You Are” (paperback) by Stephanie Bennett Vogt. Please bring a pen or pencil, a journal or notebook, and a folder for handouts.

Women’s Self-Defense

Starts from: 11/3/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    LLS1002
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn defensive tactical techniques for physical attacks as well as tips for rebuffing sexual harassment. This course includes lecture as well as hands-on application.

Class held in the Criminal Justice Bldg located on the STC campus. Wear comfortable clothing with soft-soled shoes (tennis shoes are fine) since class contains hands-on practical application of defensive techniques.

Yoga for Health & Well-being

Starts from: 11/5/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    DELETED
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Combine discussion and light movement to explore the benefits and tradition of yoga to support overall health and wellness. Yoga, including concepts of mindfulness and meditation, has been proven effective for a wide variety of mental and physical health concerns. Learn more about the benefits, as well as the history and tradition of yoga in the East and West. Better understand how and why yoga is beneficial, and learn practices you can do at home to support your own mental and physical well-being.

Power Flow Yoga – Osborne

Starts from: 11/5/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    DELETED
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Power Flow is a powerful and energetic form of yoga in which students move fluidly from one posture to the next, connecting movements with breath. This class aims to build heat in the body and challenge practitioners of all experience levels. Instructor will explain and demonstrate each posture to ensure that all students move safely, and modify postures according to their individual needs. Each class will build upon the next, allowing students to learn and advance their practice throughout the course.

Yoga for Every Body – North Port

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course explores and puts into practice fundamental principles of alignment and breath work based on traditional yoga techniques. Students will explore various types of yoga with accompanying verbal cues and demonstrations ensuring that all students move safely through each posture according to their own body’s needs. Each class will build upon the next, allowing students to learn and advance their practice throughout the course.

Bring your yoga mat.

Barrelates: Combination of Mat Pilates & Ballet Barre (all levels of fitness welcome)

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBB1001
  • Duration
    11 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Barrelates is a combination of mat Pilates and ballet barre to tone, lift, lengthen, and strengthen all those core muscles. All levels of fitness welcome. Please bring mat; nonslip socks if possible.

Please bring mat, nonslip socks or soft shoes, 2 lb. or 3 lb. hand weights. no street shoes on the floor (dirt)

Yoga for Health & Well-being

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBYW1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Combine discussion and light movement to explore the benefits and tradition of yoga to support overall health and wellness. Yoga, including concepts of mindfulness and meditation, has been proven effective for a wide variety of mental and physical health concerns. Learn more about the benefits, as well as the history and tradition of yoga in the East and West. Better understand how and why yoga is beneficial, and learn practices you can do at home to support your own mental and physical well-being.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Power Flow Yoga – Osborne

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBPF1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Power Flow is a powerful and energetic form of yoga in which students move fluidly from one posture to the next, connecting movements with breath. This class aims to build heat in the body and challenge practitioners of all experience levels. Instructor will explain and demonstrate each posture to ensure that all students move safely, and modify postures according to their individual needs. Each class will build upon the next, allowing students to learn and advance their practice throughout the course.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Tai Chi Chih for Beginners

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBT1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Treat yourself to the Tai Chi Chih Experience. This is the USER FRIENDLY form of Tai Chi – easy to learn, easy to do, easy to remember! Some benefits you might notice from doing this practice are decreased stress, anxiety, or chronic pain, and increased energy, flexibility, balance, peace of mind, and blood pressure control; each person seems to receive what they need. Tai Chi Chih is not a martial art; the 20 simple, slow, and gentle movements form a Moving Meditation and an exercise of great efficiency, exercising the inner organs and promoting healing. The soft, circular movements quiet the emotions and circulate and balance the Chi (the life force in our body). As we become peaceful and centered and bring the body into balance, we experience an increase in health and well-being that carries over into our everyday lives.

It is important to attend the FIRST class.Wear comfortable clothing; no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Yoga for You – Intro (an interactive “teaching” class) – Venice

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBYCV1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Practicing yoga in a large class can be daunting for beginners, and less satisfying for amateur yoga students. This class, limited to 15, is an interactive teaching class that includes many of the most common poses from all the different series, emphasizing proper alignment and safety with respect to your own body’s strengths and limitations, allowing you to build a healthy, complete practice. From Sun Salutations and standing postures to seated postures and on to finishing postures, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to create your own practice in order to attain maximum benefit. Namaste!

Large gym classes of yoga can often be daunting for the beginner or less satisfying for the amateur yoga student… This class will explore many of the most common/basic yoga poses that one would find in gym yoga classes with an emphasis on proper alignment and safety, with respect to your own body strengths and limitations. You will learn the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident that you can make yoga class own practice with maximum benefits. Yoga for you complete is “teaching class” that is interactive that will cover poses from all of the different series which will help you build a healthy complete practice. From sun salutations and standing postures to seated postures and on to finishing postures. Namaste!

Tai Chi Chih Practice Plus

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBTP1501
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For those who have attended T’ai Chi Chih for Beginners, this is an opportunity to enjoy practicing with a group. We will do the complete practice, mostly in silence, PLUS learn some of the preliminary moves from the advanced form of T’ai Chi Chih.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt)

Ballroom Dance Beginning (Registering w/partner preferred)

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ADB1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION


You too can dance like a star! Join this class to learn the latest dance craze. It is designed to make the beginner comfortable on the dance floor or to help those dancers who might like to brush up on their skills. Master the basic movements, and then develop your own personal style as you learn the graceful waltz, the ever-popular fox trot and swing, and the standard cha-cha, tango, or rumba. Enjoy this fun-filled class as you learn proper dance floor etiquette. Cost is per person. Registering with a partner is preferred, as partners of the opposite sex are not guaranteed. Please arrive on time for each class.

Registering with a partner is preferred, as partners of the opposite sex are not guaranteed. Dances include: foxtrot, rumba, chacha, and swing. Please wear proper clothing (no long dresses or rubber-soled shoes). Shoes should have closed toes and heels, and leather soles.

Ballroom Dance Intermediate (register w/partner)

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ADB2001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn additional steps for the fox trot, cha-cha, rumba, waltz, and swing. Steps for the tango and salsa are also taught, along with new techniques. Cost is per person. Must register with a partner. Prerequisite: Must have taken Ballroom I or know the steps from Ballroom I. Please arrive on time for each class.

Prerequisite: Must have taken Ballroom I or know the steps from Ballroom I. MUST REGISTER WITH A PARTNER. Please wear proper clothing (no long dresses or rubber-soled shoes). Shoes should have closed toes and heels, and leather soles.

Gentle & Restorative Yoga – North Port

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBYNP101
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Gentle yoga classes are appropriate for those seeking a slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. This class is safe and effective for all body types and experience levels, including for injury or surgery recovery. Benefits of yoga include injury prevention, increased balance, mobility, enhanced mood, focus and energy. Techniques in mindfulness and meditation will also be introduced to guide practitioners in advancing their understanding and personal practice of yoga. A chair may be used in this class for those who have difficulty getting up and down off the floor.

Bring Yoga Mat.

Yoga for Every Body – North Port

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HYNP101
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course explores and puts into practice fundamental principles of alignment and breath work based on traditional yoga techniques. Students will explore various types of yoga with accompanying verbal cues and demonstrations ensuring that all students move safely through each posture according to their own body’s needs. Each class will build upon the next, allowing students to learn and advance their practice throughout the course.

Bring your yoga mat.

Women’s Self-Defense

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    LLS1001
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn defensive tactical techniques for physical attacks as well as tips for rebuffing sexual harassment. This course includes lecture as well as hands-on application.

Class held in the Criminal Justice Bldg located on the STC campus. Wear comfortable clothing with soft-soled shoes (tennis shoes are fine) since class contains hands-on practical application of defensive techniques.

Tai Chi Chih for Beginners

Starts from: 10/4/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBT1002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Treat yourself to the Tai Chi Chih Experience. This is the USER FRIENDLY form of Tai Chi – easy to learn, easy to do, easy to remember! Some benefits you might notice from doing this practice are decreased stress, anxiety, or chronic pain, and increased energy, flexibility, balance, peace of mind, and blood pressure control; each person seems to receive what they need. Tai Chi Chih is not a martial art; the 20 simple, slow, and gentle movements form a Moving Meditation and an exercise of great efficiency, exercising the inner organs and promoting healing. The soft, circular movements quiet the emotions and circulate and balance the Chi (the life force in our body). As we become peaceful and centered and bring the body into balance, we experience an increase in health and well-being that carries over into our everyday lives.

It is important to attend the FIRST class.Wear comfortable clothing; no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Qigong Exercises for Health & Relaxation

Starts from: 10/4/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBQ1050
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Qi Gong (pronounced chee goong) is an ancient Chinese art, science, and health maintenance system used to relax the mind and body, and overall to enhance, restore, and maintain health. It combines movement with mental focus and breath. Since it can be practiced while walking, standing, or sitting, anyone of any age or condition can easily make Qi Gong a vital part of his or her fitness program. Research has shown its greatest benefit to seniors may be its capacity to improve balance and prevent falls. And because of the positive effects its slow, gentle, circular movements have on the joints, the Arthritis Foundation officially recommends Qi Gong exercises for arthritis pain. In addition, Qi Gong may promote faster recovery from strokes and heart attacks, enhance mental capacity and concentration, reduce blood pressure, improve lower body and leg strength, promote deep breathing, relaxation, and restful sleep, manage anxiety and worry, reduce bone loss in menopausal women, and slow the aging process. If you are looking for a low-impact, relaxing form of exercise that offers tremendous benefits, Qi Gong may be for you.

The Natural Power of Reiki

Starts from: 10/6/2018

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBR1001
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Reiki is about energy. In an enjoyable and laid-back way, you’ll find out about the ancient art of Reiki and the energy all around us. You will learn how to feel and manipulate energy with your hands and how to see an aura. You’ll learn how the energy centers of your body work, how to clear them, and how to work with your own energy for maximum health and peace of mind. You will leave being much more aware of the energies around you and how to protect yourself from negative energy. You’ll also learn how to “size up a room” when you enter it and to feel and change the energies in a room for the better.

Recommended text: “The Healing Power of Reiki” by Raven Keyes. It’s available from Amazon. If not able get the book, “Reiki For Dummies” would be a great resource. Please bring a notepad and a pen/pencil.
Syllabus:
Explaining Reiki and energy
Brief History of Reiki
Reiki levels and what they mean
Precepts/Gokai
Reiki Terminology
Ethics
Energy Fields- how to see and work with them (Chakras and Auras)
Hand Positions
Byosen Scanning
Seated work (Practice)
Meditation and Attunements/ Certificates given*
*Please note that this certificate simply means you have attended an energy instruction class

Chair Volleyball

Starts from: 10/8/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBV1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Here is your chance to be the first to participate in a new ACE activity: power chair volleyball!! For 90 minutes you and your team will be volleying a large, soft ball across a medium-height net. There are nine players on a side, and the goal is to win 15 points on the volley. This is an engaging and energetic team game. You will: • learn interesting new concepts such as the “one cheek” rule, • become energized by keeping that large beach ball in the air, • be surprised at how long you can keep your arms in the air, • be amazed at how much you will laugh!

Meditation 101 – North Port

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBMNP101
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Meditation practice promotes increased energy, focus, and stress reduction in your daily life. In this course, we will explore various meditation techniques suitable for all, such as sitting, standing, eating, and walking meditations. This course will also highlight the specific benefits and origins of each practice. Drawing from various traditions, students are encouraged to “take what works for them” to find techniques that they enjoy and are most likely to incorporate. Learn what all the buzz is about by diving deeper into your existing practice or trying something new to support your own mental and physical wellness.

Yoga for You

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBYY1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Large fitness-type yoga classes can often be daunting for the beginner, or feel less satisfying for the amateur yoga student. This class will explore many of the most common yoga poses that you would find in a traditional yoga classes with an emphasis on proper alignment and safety, with attention to your own body’s strengths and limitations. You will learn the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident that you can make this yoga class your own regular practice, and that it will yield maximum benefits for you.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Yoga for You

Starts from: 10/19/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBYY1002
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Large fitness-type yoga classes can often be daunting for the beginner, or feel less satisfying for the amateur yoga student. This class will explore many of the most common yoga poses that you would find in a traditional yoga classes with an emphasis on proper alignment and safety, with attention to your own body’s strengths and limitations. You will learn the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident that you can make this yoga class your own regular practice, and that it will yield maximum benefits for you.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

The Many Seasons of Medicare

Starts from: 10/20/2018

$19

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    SIM3010
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

If you are currently on Medicare or soon will be, you are used to your mailbox filling with promotions every fall, and the TV buzzing with ads about “annual enrollment” – but what does it all mean? Actually, there are several periods throughout the year when a beneficiary can enroll or un-enroll in certain types of Medicare plans. In this educational seminar you will learn about these different enrollment periods, what is applicable to you, and learn about important changes that the government is making for this coming “season.”.

Balance, Leg Strengthening & Stretching – Venice

Starts from: 10/23/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class consists of gentle exercises that work to strengthen muscles, especially in the legs. The exercises fight bone and muscle loss and improves balance. Stretching is key for flexibility and improves range of motion, good blood flow, and works joints and muscles. We will utilize resistance bands, balls, balance bar, and or chair.

Instructor will provide the beachballs and some resistance bands, but if you have have your own please bring them.

Chair Yoga – Venice

Starts from: 10/23/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Chair Yoga consists of gentle movements that encourage better circulation, reduce stiffness, increase energy, improve strength, enhance flexibility, and improve balance. This class uses a chair for additional support, comfort, and safety. Most of the exercises are done while sitting, leaning, or holding on to a chair.

Qigong, Level 2 (must have taken Qigong, Level 1

Starts from: 10/24/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBQ1501
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

(Only for those students who have completed Qi Qong 1.) Qi Gong 2 places an emphasis upon the concept of Jing Gong, which eases the practitioner into a state of complacency after “mind pollution” and “stagnant Qi” are melted away by the balanced distribution of Qi throughout the meridians. An introduction to the Small Circulation Abdominal Breathing Circuit (Xiao Zhou Tian) is directed toward the purpose of encouraging practitioners to experience this state of calm mind and a peaceful heart. The Dong Gong Crane form and its accompanying massage and bone Qi Gong itinerary (as practiced in the First Level Qi Gong classes), will be continued and expanded as the gathering and channeling of “upright qi” is absolutely essential to Small Circulation Breathing Cosmic System. There will also be an introduction to the Silk Exercises (Baduanjin) depending upon session progress. The instructional environment for this course is noncompetitive and emphasizes safe, motivational group-oriented advanced sessions to enrich the quality of life.

Qigong, Level 1

Starts from: 10/24/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBQ1001
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Qi Gong is the ancient Chinese art of using slow but dynamic cardiovascular exercises to move fluids, nourish blood, open channels, and protect the vital organs from infection and disease. Gentle musculoskeletal exercises are enriched with streams of revitalizing slow breathing to open the joints, tonify the muscles, and balance the Yin and Yang energies of the mind and body. Free limb and waist movements use joints rather than muscular strain to unburden stress and ease to relaxation. The emphasis in class sessions is upon Dong Gong, which intends to dispel physical and emotional blockages through the practice of Qi Gong form movements. The instructional environment for this course is noncompetitive and emphasizes safe, motivational, group-oriented practice to enrich the quality of life.

Yoga for You

Starts from: 10/11/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBYY1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Large fitness-type yoga classes can often be daunting for the beginner, or feel less satisfying for the amateur yoga student. This class will explore many of the most common yoga poses that you would find in a traditional yoga classes with an emphasis on proper alignment and safety, with attention to your own body’s strengths and limitations. You will learn the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident that you can make this yoga class your own regular practice, and that it will yield maximum benefits for you.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

Yoga for You

Starts from: 10/19/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBYY1002
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Large fitness-type yoga classes can often be daunting for the beginner, or feel less satisfying for the amateur yoga student. This class will explore many of the most common yoga poses that you would find in a traditional yoga classes with an emphasis on proper alignment and safety, with attention to your own body’s strengths and limitations. You will learn the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident that you can make this yoga class your own regular practice, and that it will yield maximum benefits for you.

no street shoes on the floor (dirt).

The Many Seasons of Medicare

Starts from: 10/20/2018

$19

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    SIM3010
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

If you are currently on Medicare or soon will be, you are used to your mailbox filling with promotions every fall, and the TV buzzing with ads about “annual enrollment” – but what does it all mean? Actually, there are several periods throughout the year when a beneficiary can enroll or un-enroll in certain types of Medicare plans. In this educational seminar you will learn about these different enrollment periods, what is applicable to you, and learn about important changes that the government is making for this coming “season.”.

Balance, Leg Strengthening & Stretching – Venice

Starts from: 10/23/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class consists of gentle exercises that work to strengthen muscles, especially in the legs. The exercises fight bone and muscle loss and improves balance. Stretching is key for flexibility and improves range of motion, good blood flow, and works joints and muscles. We will utilize resistance bands, balls, balance bar, and or chair.

Instructor will provide the beachballs and some resistance bands, but if you have have your own please bring them.

Chair Yoga – Venice

Starts from: 10/23/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Chair Yoga consists of gentle movements that encourage better circulation, reduce stiffness, increase energy, improve strength, enhance flexibility, and improve balance. This class uses a chair for additional support, comfort, and safety. Most of the exercises are done while sitting, leaning, or holding on to a chair.

Qigong, Level 2 (must have taken Qigong, Level 1

Starts from: 10/24/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBQ1501
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

(Only for those students who have completed Qi Qong 1.) Qi Gong 2 places an emphasis upon the concept of Jing Gong, which eases the practitioner into a state of complacency after “mind pollution” and “stagnant Qi” are melted away by the balanced distribution of Qi throughout the meridians. An introduction to the Small Circulation Abdominal Breathing Circuit (Xiao Zhou Tian) is directed toward the purpose of encouraging practitioners to experience this state of calm mind and a peaceful heart. The Dong Gong Crane form and its accompanying massage and bone Qi Gong itinerary (as practiced in the First Level Qi Gong classes), will be continued and expanded as the gathering and channeling of “upright qi” is absolutely essential to Small Circulation Breathing Cosmic System. There will also be an introduction to the Silk Exercises (Baduanjin) depending upon session progress. The instructional environment for this course is noncompetitive and emphasizes safe, motivational group-oriented advanced sessions to enrich the quality of life.

Qigong, Level 1

Starts from: 10/24/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBQ1001
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Qi Gong is the ancient Chinese art of using slow but dynamic cardiovascular exercises to move fluids, nourish blood, open channels, and protect the vital organs from infection and disease. Gentle musculoskeletal exercises are enriched with streams of revitalizing slow breathing to open the joints, tonify the muscles, and balance the Yin and Yang energies of the mind and body. Free limb and waist movements use joints rather than muscular strain to unburden stress and ease to relaxation. The emphasis in class sessions is upon Dong Gong, which intends to dispel physical and emotional blockages through the practice of Qi Gong form movements. The instructional environment for this course is noncompetitive and emphasizes safe, motivational, group-oriented practice to enrich the quality of life.

Women’s Self-Defense

Starts from: 11/3/2018

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    LLS1002
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn defensive tactical techniques for physical attacks as well as tips for rebuffing sexual harassment. This course includes lecture as well as hands-on application.

Class held in the Criminal Justice Bldg located on the STC campus. Wear comfortable clothing with soft-soled shoes (tennis shoes are fine) since class contains hands-on practical application of defensive techniques.

Yoga for Health & Well-being

Starts from: 11/5/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    DELETED
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Combine discussion and light movement to explore the benefits and tradition of yoga to support overall health and wellness. Yoga, including concepts of mindfulness and meditation, has been proven effective for a wide variety of mental and physical health concerns. Learn more about the benefits, as well as the history and tradition of yoga in the East and West. Better understand how and why yoga is beneficial, and learn practices you can do at home to support your own mental and physical well-being.

Power Flow Yoga – Osborne

Starts from: 11/5/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    DELETED
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Power Flow is a powerful and energetic form of yoga in which students move fluidly from one posture to the next, connecting movements with breath. This class aims to build heat in the body and challenge practitioners of all experience levels. Instructor will explain and demonstrate each posture to ensure that all students move safely, and modify postures according to their individual needs. Each class will build upon the next, allowing students to learn and advance their practice throughout the course.

Speaking Publicly: Mastering the Art of Oratory – (Intermediate to Advanced)

Starts from: 11/6/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    SIS1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

What distinguishes a good speaker from a great speaker, an interesting one from an inspirational one? Learn and practice the art of persuasive oratory in this class designed for individuals who desire to enhance their current skills and experience with public speaking. Through class exercises and speaking assignments, you will evaluate the value of rhetorical appeal, learn the effective use of stylistic devices, and further develop your individual style and delivery, building on existing strengths and addressing perceived weaknesses.

Gentle & Restorative Yoga – North Port

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Gentle yoga classes are appropriate for those seeking a slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. This class is safe and effective for all body types and experience levels, including for injury or surgery recovery. Benefits of yoga include injury prevention, increased balance, mobility, enhanced mood, focus and energy. Techniques in mindfulness and meditation will also be introduced to guide practitioners in advancing their understanding and personal practice of yoga. A chair may be used in this class for those who have difficulty getting up and down off the floor.

Bring Yoga Mat.

Yoga for Every Body – North Port

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course explores and puts into practice fundamental principles of alignment and breath work based on traditional yoga techniques. Students will explore various types of yoga with accompanying verbal cues and demonstrations ensuring that all students move safely through each posture according to their own body’s needs. Each class will build upon the next, allowing students to learn and advance their practice throughout the course.

Bring your yoga mat.

Yoga Stretches for a Healthy Body

Starts from: 11/27/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HBY1550
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday, Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Come and explore different poses to make you feel energized, and finish with poses that allow you to go inside your mind to feel relaxed.

Bring to class: yoga mat, yoga 8′ long strap, 2 blocks, 1 Mexican cotton blanket. no street shoes on the floor (dirt). What students say: “Very experienced. Excellent instructor”. “Monica is patient and gives great individual attention”.

Mindfulness Meditation Series: Basics & More

Starts from: 11/29/2018

$49

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HMB3001
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this three-session series, you will learn a variety of techniques that will introduce you to the basics of a mindfulness practice and give you strategies for strengthening focus, clarity, equanimity, rest, and feeling good. This series includes the basics included in the one-day session.

The Many Seasons of Medicare

Starts from: 12/15/2018

$19

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

If you are currently on Medicare or soon will be, you are used to your mailbox filling with promotions every fall, and the TV buzzing with ads about “annual enrollment” – but what does it all mean? Actually, there are several periods throughout the year when a beneficiary can enroll or un-enroll in certain types of Medicare plans. In this educational seminar you will learn about these different enrollment periods, what is applicable to you, and learn about important changes that the government is making for this coming “season.”.