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Resolutions easy to keep with active classes

Keep your New Year’s resolution alive at Lake Oswego’s West End Building. The WEB offers a variety of yoga, dance, educational, art and fitness classes for all levels. Celebrate the new year by being active. Try something new in 2014.

by: SUBMITTED  - You can learn ballroom dancing and many other skills through Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.Ballroom Dance I. Learn the smooth foxtrot and the lively cha-cha. Students are ready for the dance floor after learning the basics and beyond in these two ballroom rhythms. For ages 16 and older, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9 to Feb. 2, $64.

Nia. Nia is an exhilarating fitness and lifestyle practice combining martial arts, dance and healing arts. Nia is transformational, powerful, graceful and fun. For ages 14 and older, 8:45 to 9:55 a.m. Sundays, Jan. 5 to March 16, $92.

Gentle Chair Yoga. One of the gentlest forms of yoga, chair yoga is practiced sitting in a chair or standing using a chair for support. Ideal for students who have difficulty moving up or down off the floor. No prior experience needed. Improve strength, flexibility and balance. For ages 18 and older, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16 to March 20, $82.

Gentle Yoga. Stretch, strengthen and relax. Focus on basic postures, sequencing, alignment and breathing while building flexibility, strength and stamina. Modifications for various postures are suggested and gentle hands-on adjustments are used. No prior experience needed. Improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Ideal for those who have physical limitations, are recovering from injury or illness, seniors or those who prefer a slower paced class. Bring a sticky mat. For ages 18 and older, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Jan. 13 to March 17, $65. Class also offered 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16 to March 20, $82.

Yoga Levels 1 & 2. Beginning and continuing students are welcome. Modifications are suggested for those who need a little more or less. Students work at a level comfortable for themselves. Ages 16 and older, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16 to March 20, $82.

Beginning French. Basic conversation, reading, listening and writing skills are taught in this class. Main conversation topics include introducing ones' self, talking about food, family, telling time and different actions in the present and past tenses. Fee includes lesson book. Ages 16 and older, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 7 to March 11, $138.

A Deeper Understanding of Bioidentical Hormones. Do hormones increase your risk of breast cancer? Are there benefits you have not heard about? Are herbs better than prescription? Answers to these questions and more are discussed in this workshop. Ages 18 and older, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 15, $15.

Class registration information

Pre-registration is required for nearly all Parks & Recreation classes and activities. Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Guide available at the West End Building, also online at lakeoswegoparks.org. Register by Internet, mail (at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego 97035), drop off materials during business hours at the WEB, fax to 503-697-6579 or phone 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown.



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