Specialty Classes

Looking for other ways to stay in shape? Specialty programs are a great way to commit to a workout in a small, intimate group! The classes on this page require pre-registration, and are open and appeal to a wide array of audiences.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Body Therapy Workshop - Featuring Yamuna® Body Rolling

Join us for a unique wellness workout featuring Yamuna® Body Rolling that will nourish and realign your body. Participants will learn techniques to help alleviate tension throughout the body, and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed! 

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Location: MPR3

Cost: Members $50 / Non-members $60 (Yamuna® ball included for at home use)

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MindBody Lawn Series

We’re shaking it up this season and hosting a mini outdoor yoga series. Classes will be taught by Rec Center Mind & Body instructors and are accommodating to all skill levels, from curious beginner to advanced yogi. You are encouraged to bring a mat or towel, water and clothes you can move in!  No registration required, just show up ready to relax, release and enjoy.

Dates: The third Wednesday of each month - 9/21, 10/19 & 11/16

Time: 5:30-6:30 pm       

Location: Lawn in front of Brochstein Pavilion

Cost: FREE!!! 


Attendees: Rice Community

In the event of rain, please check our website for last minute postings regarding location and/or cancellations



Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a mind/body educational process where people learn how to move with more ease and efficiency. In individual lessons, the teacher helps the student to gain greater kinesthetic awareness through a gentle hands-on touch. This, in conjunction with directed conscious thinking, guides the student into a state of more supported ease and balance. With time and practice, students can learn to let go of accumulated patterns of tension as they move through daily activities. 


What Can the Alexander Technique Do for You?

  • Increase comfort with daily activities, such as gardening, cooking, exercising, playing a musical instrument.
  • Reduce performance anxiety for people who work in the arts or give presentations to groups.
  • Alleviate mental and physical discomfort at work caused by stress and working on the computer.
  • Provide tools to develop a more positive outlook on life.

Days: Tuesdays - September 6 - October 18. (There will be no class on October 11)

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Dance Theater

Instructors: Janet Rarick and Benjamin Kamins

Cost: Student Member $65/ Non Student Member $70/ Non-Member $75

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