Yoga with Heather Bruss

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Instructor: Heather Bruss Dates: January 13, 20, 27 Yoga creates calm and peace in the mind, as well as working the physical body. Strength, flexibility and balance are improved as yoga practice progresses. Students leave class feeling like they have gotten a great workout, while also feeling fully energized. They will also feel at peace with a settled mind and spirit. Our Bonifas yoga class will begin with meditation, and flow into a vinyasa style class, ending with shavasana at the end. Shavasana is the finishing yoga pose, it is the place we are recharged and find calm. All levels are welcome, beginners to advanced. Modifications will be shown for poses so every BODY can achieve the benefits from yoga. The class does not build from week to week so students can begin at any time. Walk ins are always welcome.   Bonifas Member: $27 | Non-Member: $34 | Per Session: $15 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Gourmet Raw Vegan Experience

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Instructor: Guy Leffel Dates: January 30 RGI Certified Vegan Instructor Guy Leffel (Raw Vegan Gourmet, https://rawgourmets.com/) will explain a vegan perspective on modern nutrition and talk about the raise in popularity and availability of plant based nutritional options. The workshop will then guide you through preparation and cooking of a typical vegan breakfast, lunch & dinner.  The menu will include simplified vegan meals (ingredients subject to change): Breakfast: a simple juice made in a Greenstar using kale, carrot, beet, ginger and some other ingredients (a smoothie will also be made in a Vitamix to show the juice/smoothie difference). Lunch: vegan vegetable wraps using mushrooms, peppers, carrot, tomato, arugula, avocado & spices. Excalibur dehydrator demonstration for making tortillas. Dinner: tomato/basil spaghetti w/ zucchini noodles done in a Benriner spiralizer. Raw vegan ice cream made in a Champion Juicer. This class is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. To the extent that this class will feature the advice of nutritional or vegan practitioners, the views expressed are the views of the cited expert and do not necessarily represent the views Bonifas Arts Center. Register by: January 23, 2020   Bonifas Member: $30 | Non-Member: $35 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Yoga with Heather Bruss

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Instructor: Heather Bruss Dates: February 3, 10, 17 Yoga creates calm and peace in the mind, as well as working the physical body. Strength, flexibility and balance are improved as yoga practice progresses. Students leave class feeling like they have gotten a great workout, while also feeling fully energized. They will also feel at peace with a settled mind and spirit. Our Bonifas yoga class will begin with meditation, and flow into a vinyasa style class, ending with shavasana at the end. Shavasana is the finishing yoga pose, it is the place we are recharged and find calm. All levels are welcome, beginners to advanced. Modifications will be shown for poses so every BODY can achieve the benefits from yoga. The class does not build from week to week so students can begin at any time. Walk ins are always welcome. Bonifas Member: $27 | Non-Member: $34 | Per Session: $15 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Tai Chi for Healthy Living

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

This class is almost full. Please call to register, (906) 786-3833. Instructors: Lori Geiger / Peggy Gauger Dates: Tuesdays, January 28 – February 25 Tai Chi & Qigong are ancient, gentle Chinese exercises that are practiced around the world. They involve slow, controlled movements to improve flexibility, muscle strength, balance and fitness. It is easy to learn, safe and effective. Each class includes: — Warm-up and cool-down exercises — One or two movements per lesson, progressively leading to competing the basic core movements — Qigong breathing techniques — Tai Chi principals including those relating to improving physical and mental relaxation. Register by: January 21, 2020 Bonifas Member: $40 | Non-Member: $50 | Become a Bonifas Member » Please call to register, 906-786-3833

Yoga with Heather Bruss

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Instructor: Heather Bruss Dates: March 2, 9 Yoga creates calm and peace in the mind, as well as working the physical body. Strength, flexibility and balance are improved as yoga practice progresses. Students leave class feeling like they have gotten a great workout, while also feeling fully energized. They will also feel at peace with a settled mind and spirit. Our Bonifas yoga class will begin with meditation, and flow into a vinyasa style class, ending with shavasana at the end. Shavasana is the finishing yoga pose, it is the place we are recharged and find calm. All levels are welcome, beginners to advanced. Modifications will be shown for poses so every BODY can achieve the benefits from yoga. The class does not build from week to week so students can begin at any time. Walk ins are always welcome. Bonifas Member: $18 | Non-Member: $22 | Per Session: $15 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Culinary Arts: What’s Cookin?

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Instructors: Lisette LaFave, Christina Economopulos, Ashley Tussing Dates: The first Tuesday of each month, February 4, March 3, April 7 The perennial favorite series, “What’s Cooking”, is BACK! The series of cooking demonstrations are designed to bring out your artistry in the kitchen. Each session includes step-by-step demonstrations in the kitchen and delectable samples in the gallery. Viewers leave with a list of tips and recipes in hand and a smile on their faces. A questions & answers period will follow demonstrations. These sessions fill up fast so sign up now to ensure your spot! CLASS DATE CHANGED TO May 5th – Spring cleaning and awakening foods. Spring is a time to reboot our bodies and reset them with fresh nutrients after the hearty and heavy meals of cold months. Whether you have first greens in your garden, or they come from the market, making them into something not just healthy but delicious is a worthy challenge. Ashley Tussing, with Sunflower Meals, will showcase the in-season Kale in the soup, including a few different types of kale they grow, (Lacinato, Red Ursa, Scarlet, and White Russian) as different types of kale work better for different dishes and should be cooked slightly differently. Learn to make and then try different types of soup: a creamy kale soup and a hearty veggie soup. Soups will be served with a homemade bread and of course, kale chips! All soups will be made with homemade vegetable broth. Many ingredients come from the Sunflower Meals farm: carrots, radish, early spring greens, etc. Don’t miss this delicious and good for your class! March 3 – THIS CLASS IS FULL and is closed to walk-ins— Greek pastry (Baklava) with Christina Economopulos – Back by popular demand, Greek chef Christina Economopulos will teach you how to make Baklava, the traditional Greek pastry made with ground nuts and layers of phyllo dough, drizzled with a spiced honey syrup. Live too far from the nearest Greek restaurant and bakery? This class, taught by an authentic Greek cook who grew up helping in her family’s Greek restaurant, is all you need to make the BEST baklava at home!  Baklava is easier to make than most people think, and Christina will have just a few tips that make all the difference.  A wonderful addition to holiday dessert spreads or something extra-special for any other time of the year! February 4 – THIS CLASS PAST Make Macarons for your Valentine with Lisette La Fave – Chocolate and Strawberry cheesecake macaroons. Even if you never set a foot in Europe, you probably tried (or at least heard of) a macaron! This delicate and beautiful French cookie disappears in a second, but is pretty tricky to prepare. Our youngest pastry Chef to date, Lisette LaFave, will take you through meticulous processes to craft your perfect macaroons in two crowd pleasing Valentine flavors (chocolate and strawberry). Delight your Valentine with those exquisite little confections! Bonifas Member: $12 | Non-Member: $15 | Become a Bonifas Member »  

Yoga with Heather Bruss

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Instructor: Heather Bruss Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27 Yoga creates calm and peace in the mind, as well as working the physical body. Strength, flexibility and balance are improved as yoga practice progresses. Students leave class feeling like they have gotten a great workout, while also feeling fully energized. They will also feel at peace with a settled mind and spirit. Our Bonifas yoga class will begin with meditation, and flow into a vinyasa style class, ending with shavasana at the end. Shavasana is the finishing yoga pose, it is the place we are recharged and find calm. All levels are welcome, beginners to advanced. Modifications will be shown for poses so every BODY can achieve the benefits from yoga. The class does not build from week to week so students can begin at any time. Walk ins are always welcome.   Bonifas Member: $36 | Non-Member: $45 | Per Session: $15 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Yoga with Heather Bruss

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Instructor: Heather Bruss Dates: May 4, 11, 18 Yoga creates calm and peace in the mind, as well as working the physical body. Strength, flexibility and balance are improved as yoga practice progresses. Students leave class feeling like they have gotten a great workout, while also feeling fully energized. They will also feel at peace with a settled mind and spirit. Our Bonifas yoga class will begin with meditation, and flow into a vinyasa style class, ending with shavasana at the end. Shavasana is the finishing yoga pose, it is the place we are recharged and find calm. All levels are welcome, beginners to advanced. Modifications will be shown for poses so every BODY can achieve the benefits from yoga. The class does not build from week to week so students can begin at any time. Walk ins are always welcome.   Bonifas Member: $27 | Non-Member: $34 | Per Session: $15 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Arthritis Exercise for Seniors and all Arthritis Sufferers

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Instructor: Betty Wagner Dates: Weekly starting January 22 through May Exercise your whole body and work on joint flexibility and muscle strength from head to toe while seated! For those who are able we will work on balance while standing. Move to the steady rhythms from the 40s and 50s and enjoy the benefits - both uplifting and relaxing! Exercise teacher with almost 50 years, Betty Wagner has taught gym, aerobics, senior exercise and dancing and is a familiar face to many at the Escanaba and Bark River Senior Centers, Bonifas Arts Center, and YMCA. She is an inspiring example of what exercise can do for you! Student fee: FREE

Mindfulness Meditation

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

INSTRUCTOR: Gene Schlueter HELD ONLINE through ZOOM Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:45 pm Session (5 weeks): May 13, 20, 27, June 3, & 10 Student Fee: Free online JOIN VIRTUAL SESSION: https://zoom.us/j/95274192190 Join us for a new type of class, held in the comfort of your home. There are several different types of meditation techniques. Mindfulness Meditation is a guided introspective meditation; it is a 2000 year of technique of the Buddhist Theravada Tradition. It helps enhance mental discipline, slows down racing thoughts - helps alleviate sleep disorders - reduces stress and promotes inner peace and harmony. Instructor is a son of a minister and finds no conflict between Insight Meditation and Christianity. Register by contacting irina@ bonifasarts .org

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