Grace Sanchez’s Schedule

FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE INSTRUCTOR AS WELL AS OTHER CLASS PARTICIPANTS PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS ONLY IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE COVID-19 VACCINATION AND RECOMMENDED BOOSTERS UNLESS MEDICALLY CONTRAINDICATED. CURRENTLY AS OF JANUARY 2024 IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS AND STAFF WEAR A MASK FOR INDOOR CLASSES DUE TO AN INCREASE IN CASES LOCALLY.

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES YOU CAN SIGN UP ONLINE, IN PERSON OR BY CALLING THE OFFICE (831) 457-7099.

DOMINICAN PEP WELLNESS CENTER
21340 East Cliff Drive (at the corner of 14th and East Cliff Dr.)
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

https://www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/dominican/classes-and-events/exercise-and-fitness

MONDAY CLASSES

QIGONG AND GUIDED RELAXATION PRACTICES (standing or seated)

Class time is 1 hour
Class fee: Pricing is set by PEP Program and will change in January 2024
This class will be held outdoors in the back garden, check the weather, dress in layers as the temperature can fluctuate. If it rains we will have class indoors or if the weather or other events bar outside participation.
Material fee: 0, instructor will email handouts

We will explore Qigong practices from the Tai Chi for Health Program, Nam Hoa Internal Arts, 24 Postures Therapeutic Qigong, and Five Elements practices. Instructor will also incorporate guided relaxation practices for decreasing stress, increasing relaxation and improving mental focus. All students are welcome. Students requiring assistive devices can use them as needed or participate in seated practice. No experience necessary. This class will be held outdoors in the back garden unless the weather is inclement, class will move to an indoor setting if it is raining or too cold/hot. All students and staff encouraged to mask indoors.

Monday 1/8/24-2/26/24 10:30-11:30 6 sessions/$84 no class 1/15/24 and 2/19/24
Monday 3/11/24-4/22/24 10:30-11:30 6 sessions/$84 no class 4/1/24
Monday 4/29/24-5/20/24 10:30-11:30 4 sessions/56

BEGINNING TAI CHI/QIGONG

Class is 1 hour and 15 minutes
Class fee: Pricing is set by PEP Program and will change in January 2024
This class will be held outdoors in the back garden, check the weather, dress in layers as the temperature can fluctuate. If it rains we will have class indoors or if the weather or other events bar outside participation.
Materials fee: 0

Instruction includes Qigong Energy breathing exercises, Tai Chi for Arthritis Joint Warm Ups, Concentration Practice, and instruction in the movements 1-6 of the Tai Chi For Arthritis Form. The core movements of the Tai Chi for Arthritis form will be taught over 2-3 consecutive class series. Most students find benefit in repeating the course to integrate the movements into daily practice or to benefit from the support of group practice. Students should be able to walk without assistive devices to participate in this class. Beginners are warmly welcomed, no experience necessary.

Monday 1/8/24-2/26/24 11:45-1:00 6 sessions/$99 no class 1/15/24 and 2/19/24 This class is fully enrolled
Monday 3/11/24-4/22/24 11:45-1:00 6 sessions/$99 no class 4/1/24
Monday 4/29/24-5/20/24 11:45-1:00 4 sessions/$66

TUESDAY

INTERMEDIATE TAI CHI/QIGONG and transitioning into ADVANCED TAI CHI AND QIGONG
Class is 1 hour and 15 minutes
Class fee: Pricing is set by PEP Program and will change in January 2024
Materials fee: 0

Instruction includes Qigong Energy breathing exercises, Tai Chi for Arthritis Joint Warm Ups, Concentration Practice, and instruction in the movements 7-12 of the Tai Chi For Arthritis Form. The extension movements of the Tai Chi for Arthritis form will be taught over 2-3 consecutive class series.If students are comfortable we may move into exploring the Part 2 Tai Chi Arthritis Form. Most students find benefit in repeating the course to integrate the movements into daily practice or to benefit from the support of group practice. Students should be able to walk without assistive devices to participate in this class. It is helpful to have taken the Beginning Tai Chi/Qigong class.

Tuesday 1/9/24-2/27/24 9:30-10:45 8 sessions/$132
Tuesday 3/12/24-4/30/24 9:30-10:45 6 sessions/$99 no class 4/2/24
Tuesday 5/7/24-6/25/24 9:30-10:45 6 sessions/$99 no class 6/4/24, 6/11/24

TAI CHI/QIGONG: SUN 73
Class time is 1 hour and 30 minutes
Class Fee: Pricing is set by PEP Program and will change in January 2024
This class is being held outdoors in the back garden. Bring layers for fluctuations in temperature. We will meet indoors if it is raining or necessary for some other reason.

Tuesday 1/9/24-2/27/24 11:00-12:30 8 sessions/$132
Tuesday 3/12/24-4/30/24 11:00-12:30 6 sessions/$99 no class 4/2/24
Tuesday 5/7/24-6/25/24 11:00-12:30 6 sessions/$99 no class 6/4/24, 6/11/24

Students should have taken the Tai Chi/Qi Gong Beginning-Advanced Classes for Tai Chi Arthritis Part One and Two, and the Yang Form to attend this class. This class includes Qi Gong Warm-ups, Concentration Practice, and instruction in the Sun 73 Form. TCA 1 & 2 and Yang Form will be part of the warm up practice for experienced students to maintain knowledge of these forms. The Sun 73 Form will take a minimum of 18 months to learn.

If you have any questions about Grace’s classes or teaching schedule feel free to call or text her at 831-227-7073. Class fees are based on number of hours of classroom time and is set by PEP Wellness Center Administration.