Explore NOAH (New Opportunities for Achieving Health) through workshops and wellness programs presented by the NOAH Center at BSRCC. Unless otherwise noted, advance registration is required for all NOAH programs.

For more information email our Director of Health and Wellness at fitness@berkshiresouth.org or call 413.528.2810, ext. 35.


Jan. 28 Debunking Nutrition Myths  191NH80A
February 11 Supporting Loved Ones with Addictions  191NH80B
Mar. 25 Meditations for the Modern Lifestyle   191NH80C
Apr 22 Benefits of Connecting with Nature    191NH80D

Tuesdays 6:30 -7:30 p.m.
Members $7/Class    Guests  $10/Class


Tai Chi for Wellness

with Barbara Penn
Learn to move, balance and breathe with ease in Barbara’s Tai Chi class. Tai Chi is a simple, time-tested
practice of mindful movement and breathing. There are many wonderful health benefits, including stressreduction, increased energy and balance. This class is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.
TUESDAYS 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Members $60 Guests $75
Members Drop-in $16 Guest Drop-in $19

Mar 12 – Apr 2 191NH25A
Apr 9 – Apr 30 191NH25B
Member $16 Guest $19

Tai Chi for Seniors and Parkinson’s
with Barbara Penn
Tai Chi can have great have great health benefit to aging adults, as well as those with Parkinson’s  disease. The practice of slow, mindful movement and breathing helps to maintain postural strength, motor control and improve balance. This class offers a slower pace and modifications for all ability levels.
TUESDAYS 12-1 p.m. 
Members $60 Guests $75

Sept 18-Oct 9 183NH26A
Oct 16-Nov 6 183NH26B
Nov 13-Dec 4 183NH26C

Member $16 Guest $19

Therapeutic Qigong
With Kevin Merrigan
Qigong is one of the five branches of traditional Chinese medicine. The practice incorporates breathing
practices, postural alignment, gentle movement, self-applied massage and relaxation techniques to promote wellbeing. This class is appropriate for both beginners and experienced practitioners. Kevin has over forty years of experience with martial and energetic healing practices. He is a senior trainer for the IIQTC and Healer Within Foundation. Kevin offers his classes in a style that is simple,
effective and approachable for all levels.

THURSDAYS 12-1 p.m.
Sept 20 – Oct 25 183NH27A

Members $90 Guests $112
Member $16 Guest $19

Grand Tai Chi Master Jesse Tsao
September 15 & 16
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Study with one of the world’s major Tai chi figures. Tsao will teach all levels of Qigong and Tai Chi
ALL experience levels welcome!ONE DAY $120/TWO DAYS $200
PayPal or Check Payable to Barbara Penn


Relaxation Meditation with Steven Leonard
Meditation is a terrific practice to balance a full and fast-paced modern lifestyle. Let your body and mind rest, relax and recover for 30 minutes. You can even lie down if you want! Learn a simple and effective approach to meditation that you can take anywhere you go. No previous experience necessary.
WED 12:30-1 p.m.  Free with daypass or membership.

Steven Leonard is the Director of Wellness at Berkshire South, a Kripalu faculty member and an Instinctive Meditation teacher trainer.



NOAH Lending Library
Stop by the Arts & Crafts room and check out our supply of books related to personal wellness and spiritual health.   The library has books, CD’s and videos that cover all topics of holistic healing including chronic illness, dietary management, stress management and more. Books, videos and CD’s are available for free temporary usage through our lending library process.  Please note that when the Arts & Crafts Room is booked for a rental or program, the library is not available. Please call the front desk for the daily availability.