CARLSBAD — Carlsbad Senior Center offers a variety of classes to stimulate body and mind.Seniors can take part in all levels of Tai-Chi classes for adults 50-plus from Jan. 31 through March 7 at 799 Pine Ave., Suite 200. Beginners are from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., intermediate from 1 to 2 p.m. and advanced 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Fees are $58 for six classes. Drop-in fee for one class is $10.
The center also offers intermediate and advanced yoga classes for adults 50-plus during the month of February. Create a union of body, mind and spirit as you practice basic postures and breath work. Yoga promotes strength, agility, flexibility and balance. Students work at their own pace, however these classes are not suitable for beginners. Bring a mat and small towel, and wear clothing that allows movement. Little to no food is suggested within two hours of practice. Intermediate classes are offered on Mondays beginning Feb. 4 from 3 to 4:15 p.m. and advanced classes are offered on Thursdays beginning Feb. 7 from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Four-week sessions are $25 for Carlsbad residents and $35 for non-residents. Drop-in fee for one class is $8.
Seniors looking for fun and fitness can also take Zumba Gold dance classes on Fridays from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. beginning Feb. 1. Songs are choreographed for specific purposes such as warm-up, cardio conditioning, balance and stretching. Fees are $20 for Carlsbad residents and $30 for non-residents for four weeks. Drop-in fee for one class is $7.
For your art and soul, consider a free introduction to Picasa photo software class on Jan. 30 from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a Picasa Part 2 follow-up class from 1 to 2 p.m. for adults ages 50-plus. Provided by Google as a free download, Mike McMahon will cover the basics of the program and then demonstrate some of the advanced features in the second class. Please bring note-taking material.
For more information, visit carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec or call (760) 602-4650.