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Healthy for Life Presents Iyengar Yoga and Tai Chi for Health

December 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Human Resources

[The following was provided UM System Healthy for Life: T.E. Atkins UM Wellness Program.]

Healthy for Life is offering Iyengar Yoga and two Tai Chi sessions for UMKC, beginning in January 2013.

Tuesdays, Jan. 8 – Feb. 12

12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., UMKC Performing Arts Center, McIlrath Lounge

6-week session for $18 or $5 drop-ins

Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga, a style of Hatha Yoga, can be practiced by all. The use of props – such as walls, chairs and belts – help the practitioner to enjoy the benefits of all the postures, regardless of their physical condition or level of experience. Emphasis is given to mindful movement and alignment in all postures, which are taught progressively and build on a strong foundation. Accommodations are made for each individual.

Dana Chamblin

Dana, a member of the UMKC community, teaches yoga throughout the Kansas City region. She has studied yoga for more than 15 years with senior teachers around the country as well as in India. She loves sharing with her students yoga’s profound health and relaxation benefits that she herself has experienced through regular practice. Dana is particularly skilled at making yoga accessible to students of all ages, body types and abilities.

  • Contact Dana Chamblin at 816-235-1096 or
  • Checks payable to Dana Chamblin. Send to: UMKC Fine Arts 301
  • Bring a yoga mat and a thick blanket, if possible. Comfortable street clothes are welcome.
  • McIlrath Lounge is to your right as you enter the PAC front doors and up a flight of stairs and overlooks the lobby area from the fourth floor.
  • Open to UMKC faculty and staff.  Adult family members welcome.
  • Space is limited.

Tai Chi for Health

Tai Chi for Health helps improve flexibility and muscle strength, increase heart/lung activity, align posture, improve balance and integrate the mind and body. The program is shown by scientific study to be effective in improving pain, quality of life and balance. Almost anyone with arthritis or any physical condition can learn this program to improve health and quality of life. It is an easy, safe and effective exercise and supported by the Arthritis Foundation of America.

Dr. Nina Chen

Dr. Chen is a human development specialist with University of Missouri Extension. She is a certified Tai Chi for Arthritis instructor. She teaches Tai Chi for Arthritis, Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis, bi-lingual Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Osteoporosis and Tai Chi for Health in the Kansas City area. She has practiced Tai Chi for approximately 10 years and enjoys helping people improve their health.

Hospital Hill Campus

Wednesdays, January 30 – March 6, 2013

12 – 12:45 p.m. at the Health Science building

6-week session for $30

Volker Campus

Tuesdays, March 26 – April 30

5 – 5:45 p.m. at the Administrative Center

6-week session for $30

Class Registration

  • Space is limited. Pre-registration is required one week before the class.
  • Make checks payable to: University of Missouri Extension
  • Mail to: University of Missouri Extension, 1106 W. Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015, Attn: Tai Chi Class
  • Loose, comfortable cloths and flat shoes are appropriate; no need for exercise mat
  • For more information, contact Dr. Nina Chen at 816-252-5051.