"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 August 21 - October 9
11:30am-12:30pm
Thursday October 23 - December 18
11:30am-12:30pm

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
If you have been curious about bellydance, or just want to try something new, then come and join in the fun of Bellydance class. You will learn gentle weight-bearing dance movements that will tighten and tone muscles and improve bone-density. Bellydance also provides an excellent cardio work-out. No previous dance, or music experience is necessary. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that allows movement (layers are recommended). 6 - one hour sessions.

 

Wednesday
September 3 - October 8
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
October 29 - December 10
5:30-6:30pm

Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $48

 

Zumba Lite
If you would like to try Zumba, but are concerned about the fast, highly aerobic pace, then Zumba Lite is just what you are looking for. This class is designed for older adults, or for anyone who would like to try dance exercise at a gentler pace. You can still have fun while exercising, and be confident that the dance movement will not cause any discomfort or injury.

6 - one hour sessions.

 

Wednesday
September 3 - October 8
9:30-10:30am
Wednesday
October 29 - December 10
9:30-10:30am

Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $48

 

 

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).

 

August 4 - 27
Monday & Wednesday
5:00-5:55pm

 

 

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 September 8 - October 13
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday September 2 - October 7
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday September 3 - October 8
6:00-7:00pm
Monday October 20 - November 24
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday October 14 - November 18
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday October 15 - November 19
6:00-7:00pm

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 September 14 - October 9
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
October 16 - November 20
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). 

 

Beginning Bridge
Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Martina Navratilova exercise their mental muscles by playing bridge. You can too! The basics of bidding will be discussed in the first hour and we will have fun playing the cards during he second hour. Our textbook written by Audrey Grant, will be available from the instructor, Christie Thomas-Collier, for $12.00 on the first evening of class. Eight - 2 hour sessions.

Instructor: Christie Thomas Collier

 

Wednesday
September 3 - October 22
6:30-8:30pm

Fee: $88 / Resident Discounted Fee: $80

 

Advanced Bridge - Contemporary Conventions You Should Know

Bridge fanatics play those conventions you should know. Come learn about Jacoby transfers, advanced and junk stayman, weak two's, take-out and negative doubles and Jacoby 2&3 no trump. It will be fun with Dr. Gail. Six - 2 hour sessions.

Instructor: Dr. Gail Himmelstein

 

Monday
October 20 - November 24
10:00am-12:00pm

Fee: $77 / Resident Discounted Fee: $70

 

Bridge Bidding Review

You have just finished beginning bridge lessons OR are coming back after a break from bridge and you need a little playing experience. This class is designed to reveiw the bidding basics of: no trump, one of a major suit, one of a minor suit and competitive bidding. Four - 2 hour sessions.

Instructor: Christie Thomas-Collier

 

Monday
October 29 - November 19
6:30-8:30pm

Fee: $44 / Resident Discounted Fee: $40


 

Understanding Social Security

Class will be taught by Ashley Hill and will be held in the Walnut Room at 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!

 

Tuesday October 7
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday October 14
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday October 21
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday October 28
6:00-7:00pm

Fee: $11 / Resident Discounted Fee: $10

 

 

Clear the Clutter

Ages 18 years +

Class will be taught by Sharon Hammer and will be held in the Cedar Room at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall). 

Learn strategies fo 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 and organize each area of your home in a way that makes you feel less stressed. We will talk about efficient storage ideas for different rooms and how to decide what to clear out in order to simplify your life. One - 1 hour session.

 

Thursday September 18
2:00-3:00pm

Fee: $22 / Resident Discounted Fee: $22


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