Tango Therapy

TANGO

By Christina Johnson

This workshop is comprised of exercises and musical movements to use 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.

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 twenty 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 that can offset negative symptoms of getting older. Seniors aged 68 to 91demonstrated 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 are beginner tango students or 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. No matter if you are a kinesthetic, visual, auditory, kinesthetic, or intuitive learner, all are included in the study of this class. Our therapeutic class takes listening skills and incites your brain to coordinate rhythm and to enjoy the pauses and silence within the music. You may begin to experience your heart releasing endorphins and soothing the body.

Tuesday, July 24, 10:15–11:15am at Pure Fitness Studio on Stirling Dickinson, a few doors down from Hotel Real de Minas near the end of the block. Save and prepay 375 pesos per person for five classes, or 700 per couple or 120 per person/per class and 180 per couple. Call Christina at 154 9085. Wear shoes with smooth soles. Wear comfy workout clothes.

 

Workshop

Tango Therapy

By Christina Johnson and Ezequiel A. Peinado

Tue, Jul 24, 10:15–11:15am

Pure Fitness Studio, Stirling Dickinson

Save and prepay 375 pesos per person for five classes

700 per couple

120 per person/per class

180 per couple/per class

For information and registration: visionarypower@gmail.com

154 9085

 

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