Tango Therapy, No Partner Needed

Christina's shoes and Ezequiel

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 as a dance with more refinement and elegance over the years.

Workshop
Tango Therapy
Sat, Feb 6 and Sat, Feb 20, 11am–1pm
Casa Bonita Hotel
Yoga room
Cardo 10

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 would 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 brainpower and can offset negative symptoms of getting older. Seniors 68 to 91 years of age 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, then you can enjoy the therapeutic value of these unique classes. All types of learning styles are included in the study of tango, so it doesn’t matter whether you are a kinesthetic, visual, auditory, kinesthetic, or intuitive learner. Tango takes listening skills and stretches your brain to coordinate rhythm and distinguish it from melody. You will start listening and moving to the music to release endorphins and soothe the body.

Special Valentine price: 400 pesos per person or 200 pesos prepaid; 600 pesos per couple or 300 pesos prepaid! Call Christina at 154 9085.Wear shoes with smooth soles. Sneaker soles and open-back shoes are not recommended. Wear comfy workout clothes. Teachers: Christina Johnson and Ezequiel A. Peinado, accomplished professional tango instructors. For information and registration, email visionarypower@gmail.com.

 

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