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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.

Beginner to Advanced Tai Chi/Qigong
Tuesdays 11:15-12:30 p.m.
This program is designed for everyone — all levels of experience from zero to Tai Chi teachers. Shifu Penn sequences (groups) the class so no matter what your level, you will have a rewarding and fun experience. Tai Chi is practiced today all over the world. It improves health and longevity and implements inner strength training which increases lung capacity, outer readiness and flexibility. Because Tai Chi is based on the continuation of one posture to the other, along with specific breathing techniques, it develops the mind-body, enhancing and completing other form of exercise and athletic endeavors including yoga, dance and Pilates. Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment required 48 hours in advance.
Members $90 Guests $110
Single Class: Members $16 Guests $19
March 7 – April 11  171NH25A
April 18 – May 23  171NH25B

Chair Yoga
Wednesdays, 11:30-12:30
This class is made up of classical yoga moves with the support of a chair as needed. Strengthening, stretching, and movement coordinated with the breath will help with your goal of improved overall wellness. With individual modifications available, chair yoga is appropriate for all ages, fitness levels, and every range of yoga experience. Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment required 48 hours in advance.
Members $45 Guests $60
January 4- February 22  171NH26A
March 8-April 26  171NH26B

Journey Dance®
Tune in to your own body wisdom with Journey Dance! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to experience joy, confidence, and a deep connection with yourself and others through freestyle dance & somatic movement. Whether you are an experienced body mover or new to the dance floor, you are sure to leave feeling uplifted, refreshed and inspired. Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment required 48 hours in advance.
Members $55 Guests $70

Thursdays 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
January 5 – February 23 171NH27A
March 9 – April 27 (No class April 20) 171NH27B

Thursdays 4:15-5:15 p.m.
January 5- February 23   171NH28A
March 9 – April 27 (No class April 20)   171NH28B

Morning Meditation
Thursdays 8-9 a.m.
Start your day with a guided journey into the self. This meditation includes gentle pranayama (breathing techniques) to prepare the mind and body for stillness. This is a perfect class for beginners all the way up to experienced practitioners. All ages are welcome.Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment required 48 hours in advance.
Members $55 Guests $70
January 5 – February 23  171NH29A
March 9 – April 27  171NH29B

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.