Hamilton House​   

A Garden of Human Qualities: The Language of Plants and Flowers
Tuesday, May 16 at 1pm 

Almost all plants have a meaning, and this can be used to effectively enhance, design, or revitalize your garden. Please join us as we explore this symbolic language, with origins dating back to ancient Asian and older European cultures. Participants will design their own vegetative style arrangement, using symbolic flowers and other plant materials to create a personal message. This makes a wonderful gift for a special person in your life! 

Class Fee: $18     Call 831-1800 to register

Stretch & Exercise
Thursday, June 1 at 10am

Free Workshop!

Aaron Atwood, certified fitness instructor will offer this workshop .
It is common for people to think that our health and fitness must deteriorate as we age, and, moreover, that there’s nothing we can do to mitigate this decline. While we all age, some do so much slower and maintain an enviable level of physical function, while others succumb much more quickly to degenerative disease. What is it that separates them? Health science research has shown that preventive measures like exercise, proper nutrition, and other lifestyle changes can have a dramatic impact on our bodies, even beyond the impact of our genes.. Exercise has been shown to slow aging of the body and mind, and markedly improves our abilities to cope with physical insults. Remember, it’s not just how long we live that matters, but how well.
Strength training, in particular, is perhaps the most potent way to bring about these benefits. But how do you know you’re going about it safely? The last thing you want to do is injure yourself on the road to self-improvement. That’s why nationally certified health and fitness professionals from Fitness Together, Providence, will be demonstrating some tailored resistance training techniques and their progressions for you, right here at the Hamilton House. These movements will be geared especially for those seeking to improve their range of motion and muscle strength, flexibility and tone. As well, they will explain how, if done correctly, these exercises may increase longevity and resilience to disease and dysfunction. If you are interested in improving your health, fitness and physical performance, please join us for this live instructive event. 

Living Mindfully
Wednesdays May 10,17,24, 31 at  11am

“Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. Instead of life passing you by, mindfulness means living in the present moment and awakening to experience.” In these four sessions, discussion will bring up learning to be present rather than absent in your everyday life and how to stop the habit of going into the past. Do you find yourself on auto pilot? Come share and listen.
Thia Lord, MSW LICSW psychotherapist will be leading this discussion group. 

Introduction to Yang Snake Style Tai Chi
Tuesdays at 10:30  

Class fee: $5.00 per class
The Yang Snake Style is a dynamic tai chi method that mobilizes the spine while stretching and strengthening the core body muscles. Practicing this ancient martial art increases strength, balance, flexibility, vitality, peace of mind, and martial skill.
Snake style tai chi uses core body strength to initiate movement. Through discussion and practice, students will learn the principles of snake style movement, learning stretching exercises to help create the strength and flexibility needed to create this movement, and be introduced to the tai chi form. For in depth instruction, beginners arrive at 9:30. At 10:30 all levels practice stretching exercises and the tai chi form together. Please wear loose clothing and flat shoes.
Ida Schmulowitz has been practicing Yang Style Tai Chi since 1984. She has been studying Yang Snake Style since 2005 with Bao Tak Fai (Master Robert Boyd of Burlington,Vt. ) and is a certified Snake Style instructor.              

* Please register: 831-1800

Wednesdays at 10am: (Six Week Session)

Chair Yoga 

Chair yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, a unique yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair. Poses are done seated on the chair or the chair is used for support during standing and balance poses.  Emphasis will be on breathing, balance, and taking things at your own pace. Chair Yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions, beginners are welcomed.
*Please register by calling 401-831-1800   Class Fee: $10 per week            

Fridays at 10am:

New Chair Yoga
 The practice of yoga makes the body strong and flexible, and it also improves the functioning of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and hormonal systems. Yoga brings about emotional stability and clarity of mind. This yoga has many benefits with stretching, poses, deep breathing and relaxation. Bring your own mat (or we have some that are available) and wear comfortable clothing.    
*Please register by calling 401-831-1800   Class Fee: $10 per week   
Beginners and new students are always welcome.

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