"If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second." - Edward Bellamy

Adult Classes

 

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We offer a wide variety of classes for all interests. 
Call (913) 339-6700 Ext. 154 to register or register online

 

Stress Management T'ai Chi and
Qigong Meditations for Health

18 years and up

Learn T'ai Chi Short Form and Qigong Meditation Relaxation Therapies. Harvard Medical Health Publications called T'ai Chi "medication in motion" because of all the many health issues modern medical research is finding T'ai Chi can benefit.  Learn T'ai Chi and Qigong meditation from #1 best selling T'ai Chi author, Bill Douglas.  Bill is a world renowned expert in this field and has been a T'ai Chi source for Prevention Magazine; The Wall Street Journal; The New York Times' Reader's Digest; and media world wide.

T'ai Chi is proven to help with any anxiety, depression, chronic pain, balance issues, high blood pressure, heart disease, menopause, bone loss and may other common health issues.  It is an easy and relaxed, very low impact, exercise that involves visualization, breathing and gentle movement techniques.  Anyone can do it.  Eight - 1 hour sessions.

Instructor: Bill Douglas

Classes will be held in the Oak Room at the Leawood Community Center
(lower level of City Hall)

 

Thursday May 8 - June 26     (8 weeks)
11:30am-12:30pm
Thursday July 10 - August 7 (5 weeks)
11:30am-12:30pm
Thursday August 21 - October 9 (8 weeks)
11:30am-12:30pm

Five Week Class Fee: $55 / Resident Discounted Fee: $50

Eight Week Class Fee: $88 / Resident Discounted Fee: $80

 

 

Zumba / Belly Dance

18 years and up

All classes are taught by Susie Von Bevern and will be held in the Cedar Room at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall). 

Bellydance
Have you ever had fun in an exercise class? You’ll laugh your way through a gentle warm-up, followed by instruction of Bellydance moves, then a fun cardio-vascular workout that will help to improve your focus, as well as physical flexibility and strength. Bellydance is a non-impact ( gentle on knees and back), weight-bearing dancercise that will give you a total body workout, raise your heart rate, burn calories, tighten and tone. You do not need a dance or music background, just comfortable clothing that allows for movement. 6 - 60 min. classes

 

Wednesday
May 28 - July 2
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
July 16 - August 20
5:30-6:30pm

Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $45

 

Zumba Gold
Have you ever had fun in an exercise class?  In Zumba Gold you'll enjoy a fun cardio-vascular and core workout using Latin based dance steps and music.  In this class we focus on the   Six - 1 hour sessions.

 

Wednesday
May 28 - July 2
9:30-10:30am
Wednesday
July 16 - August 20
9:30-10:30am
Wednesday
May 27 - July 1
4:00-5:00pm
Wednesday
July 15 - August 18
4:00-5:00pm

Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $48

 

 

A Day of Breathwork

*New*

18 years and up

Breathe to the vibration of chakra attuned music and clear your energy centers! Unlock creativity, passion, and inner-knowing! This process is highly experiential and promotes personal empowerment and wholeness. People interested in emotional & spiritual development and mind/body work are often drawn to this type of psycho-spiritual process. Moving beyond the conscious mind, breathwork takes one on a healing journey of pure potentiality. Simply lie on your mat and breathe. The pulsating music will take you on a scenic journey of personal self-discovery. Mandala artwork follows each session to assist in interpretation of the breathwork journey. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and in good health. Pre-registration is required. One session.

Instructor: Shawn Ann Wegner

Class will be held at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of Leawood City Hall)

Fee: $135 / Resident Discounted Fee: $125

 

Saturday
May 17
9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday
June 28
9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday
July 26
9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday
August 16
9:00am-5:00pm

 

 

Aqua Fitness

All of our Aqua Fitness classes will be held at the
Leawood Aquatic Center
10601 Lee Boulevard

Fee: $55 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $46

18 years and up

Deep Water - Great cardio and strength exercises all done without even touching the ground! A water belt, water weights, and a noodle are provided to keep you afloat all the while you are getting a great workout! You do not need to know how to swim to join this class. (Eight - 55 minute classes).

 

June 2 - 25
Monday & Wednesday
5:00-5:55pm
June 3-26
Tuesday & Thursday
7:30-8:25am
July 7 - 30
Monday & Wednesday
5:00-5:55pm
July 8 - 31
Tuesday & Thursday
7:30-8:25am
August 4 - 27
Monday & Wednesday
5:00-5:55pm
August 5 - 28
Tuesday & Thursday
7:30-8:25am

 

 

Yoga

18 years and up

All classes will be taught by Kay Sipple and will be held in the Oak Room at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall). 

Yoga
This gentle Hatha Yoga class enhances your body's strength, flexibility and sense of balance. Through yoga poses and breathing you can become calm and relaxed creating an environment for healing in the body, as well as the mind.  Gentle yoga is often helpful for chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and back pain.

Each student will be supported at his or her own level and painful or weak areas of the body will be addressed.  Comfortable clothing is all you need.  Six - 1 hour classes.

 

Monday May 19 - June 30
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday May 13 - June 17
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday May 14 - June 18
6:00-7:00pm
Monday July 7 - August 11
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday June 24 - July 29
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday June 25 - July 30
6:00-7:00pm

No class on May 26

Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $45

 

Intermediate Yoga
If you are an experienced yoga student who would like to expand your practice, join us for a more aerobic class of yoga flow. this can help to deepen your understanding of yoga and offers a greater focus on breathing and meditation.  Six - 75 minute classes.

 

Thursday May 15 - June 19
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
June 26 - July 31
9:00-10:15am

Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $45

 

 

Bridge Classes

18 years and up

All classes will be held in the Maple Room at the Leawood Community Center
(lower level of City Hall). 

 

Bridge - Play of the Hand
Advanced beginning class that will help you learn when and how to correctly finesse, crossruff, pull trump or not and how to count winners and losers. Come join the fun with Dr. Gail and get lots of hands on experiences. 6 - two hour classes

Instructor:  Dr. Gail Himmelstein

 

Monday April 14 - May 19
10:00am-12:00pm

Fee: $77 / Resident Discounted Fee: $70

 

Bridge Workshop
One Topic classes for bridge players using discussion and example hands. You can enroll inone class or two or all eight. Christie Thomas Collier, accredited bridge instructor, will lead the workshop sessions. One - 2 hour class

Instructor: Christie Thomas Collier

 

Wednesday
June 4
Opening Leads
6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday
June 11
Slam Bidding
6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday
June 18
No Trump Bidding
6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday
June 25
No Trump Play
6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday
July 9
Rules 15 & 20
6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday
July 16
Defensive Signals
6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday
July 23
Scoring
6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday
July 30
Weak Two Bids
6:30-8:30pm

Fee: $10 / Resident Discounted Fee: $9

 

Advanced Bridge

 

 

Organization

18 years and up
All classes will be held at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall). 

Clear the Clutter
"Clear The Clutter" - In this new class, you will learn strategies for conquering the clutter and organizing your home. Sharon Hammer, Owner and Managing Consultant of Home Systems, will instruct this class. You will learn creative and easy ways to conquer the paper clutter, organize each area of your home and clean out the clutter in a way that makes you feel less stressed each time you walk into your home. We will talk about efficient storage ideas for different rooms and how to decide what to clear out of your house in order to simplify your life. One - 60 minute classes.

 

Thursday
April 24
6:30-9:00pm

Fee: $22 / Resident Discounted Fee: $22

 

 

 

Understanding Social Security
*New*

Ages 55 and up
All classes will be held in the Walnut Room located in the Leawood Community Center
(lower level of City Hall)

This is an educational program for people who are nearing retirement, ages 55 and up who have questions about social security. During this 1 hour seminar we'll help answer these questions:

• How does Social Security fit into my retirement income plan?
• When should I start taking benefits?
• What about taxes?
• And much more!

Instructor: Ashley Mathews

 

Monday
April 7
6:30-7:30pm
Monday
April 14
6:30-7:30pm
Monday
April 21
6:30-7:30pm
Monday
April 28
6:30-7:30pm

Fee: $11 / Resident Discounted Fee: $10

 

 

Composting

18 years and up
Class will be held at the Prairie Oak Nature Center located in Ironwoods Park (14701 Mission Road)

Backyard Composting
Why pay for compost when you already have all the ingredients on your own property! Composting grass clippings, leaves and kitchen waste into 'garden gold' is really quite simple if you know the basic rules of decomposition. Come learn the principles required to turn organic waste into a healthy sustainable product for your landscape plants and gardens. Alternatives to a 'compost pile' will also be discussed.. One - 90 minute class.

 

Saturday
April 19
1:00-2:30pm

Fee: $6 / Resident Discounted Fee: $5


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