By Christina Johnson
This workshop is comprised of exercises and musical movements for rejuvenating and invigorating the body and mind. Contrary to many forms of exercise that exacerbate joint pain, tire the back, and are repetitive and tedious, Argentine tango is always exciting and creative. We can begin tango as a therapeutic exercise and continue to enjoy it over the years as a dance with more refinement and elegance.
No partner needed!
Sat, 16, 11am-1pm
Casa Bonita Hotel
Upstairs in the yoga room, one block from the Organic Saturday market, right next to the large parking lot
Few dances involve a heart-to-heart embrace. Human beings need an equivalent of eight hugs a day to enhance the immune system and remain in a satisfactory mental state. Because of the close embrace of tango, a one-hour class may be the equivalent of at least 20 hugs. The biological system has an opportunity to leap into super healing mode through tango!
A study done by the Society of Neuroscience in Washington showed that dancing tango boosts brain power and can offset negative symptoms of getting older. Seniors aged 68 to 91 demonstrated improved balance, self-esteem, multi-tasking ability, and motor coordination. Seniors who tangoed were compared with others who walked for exercise, and the tangueros showed more improvement.
With our tango therapy class we present exercises for people who may be compromised through surgery, accident, or diseases affecting motor skills, the brain, and muscle memory. If you are able to walk you can enjoy the therapeutic value of these unique classes. No matter if you are a kinesthetic, visual, auditory, or intuitive learner, all are included in the study of tango. Tango takes listening skills and stretches your brain to coordinate rhythm and distinguish it from melody. You will start listening and moving music to the heart releasing endorphins and soothing the body.
No partner needed! 400 pesos per person or 600 pesos per couple. Please prepay 300 pesos. To register, call me at 154 9085. Wear shoes with smooth soles; sneaker soles and open back shoes not recommended. Wear comfy workout clothes.
Teachers: Christina Johnson and Ezequiel A. Peinado, accomplished professional tango instructors. For information and registration, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.