Additional Offerings

Spring 2011

The below listed classes all begin the week of Februrary 14 and are free and open to members of the colege community unless otherwise noted. For further information, call (802) 443-5245 or visit our Web site at

Pilates with Nina Vila
TTh 12:30-1:20 P.M., MCFA 109
(College community only, $60 for one class per week $120 for two classes per week for 10 weeks)

Tai Chi with Chris Kiely
Th 4:30-6:00 P.M. MCFA 109

Capoeira with Jeremy Cline
Su 3:00-4:30 P.M., MCFA 109

Fall 2010
T’ai Chi with Christopher Kiely
Wednesdays 12:30 noon -1:20p.m., and practice sessions Fridays 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
MCFA 109

• For students, faculty, and staff
• Begins September 15. $60 for one class per week, register through the Box Office at either x6433 or

T’’ai Chi Chuan is a classical Chinese discipline of personal and spiritual refinement that utilizes a distinctive blend of graceful movements and concentrated mental focus in an effort to seamlessly integrate thought and action into a unified whole. It is traditionally defined as both a martial art for self-defense and a civil art for self-cultivation. Though it generally takes several years to fully learn T’’ai Chi Chuan, there are many benefits that can come about immediately through the process of learning, such as increased balance and agility, heightened awareness of self and others, relief from nervous tension, and improved overall health. In this introductory class, students will be taught the beginning section of the Yang-Style Long Form as well as several qigong training routines and the fundamental concepts of Chinese philosophy.

**Note: Additional employee-led T’’ai Chi practice sessions will be held Mondays and Thursdays, beginning September 16, from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts, weather permitting. Alternate location will be Proctor Basement. Sponsored by the Optimal Health Initiative Committee (OHIC). Email Melissa Nicklaw to register (**

Aikido with the College Aikido Club and Sensei Jonathan Miller-Lane
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:15-6:30 p.m. and Sundays 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Blue Heron dojo (located in the Middlebury Municipal Building, 94 Main Street, below the gymnasium)

• For students, faculty, staff, as well as local residents in Addison County
• Begins September 20. $15 per semester for students, $55 for all others per semester.
• Beginners are welcomed and happily integrated into the ongoing practice of the dojo. For more information, contact Jonathan Miller-Lane ( and see

Aikido is a martial art and spiritual discipline created by Morihei Ueshiba O Sensei (1883–1969). The name Aikido consists of three parts: AI means harmony; KI refers to life energy, the essence of all things in nature; DO means a path or way. Thus Aikido can be thought of as the way to harmonize vital energy. It is a way to cultivate profound personal growth through martial arts practice. Aikido is the study of harmony within each person (mind, body and spirit), and ultimately, harmony with the universe. The self defense techniques practiced in Aikido teach us, in an experiential and physical way, the power of harmony which can transcend and eradicate violence.

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