Functional Alternative is a wellness center offering health consultations, acupuncture, massage, movement classes for adults and kids, plus health lectures and coaching.

Jun
17
Mon
Loose Fit
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Loose fit is a low-impact movement class designed to open and release tension in the body.

Dao Yin is the Chinese name given to these ancient health exercises They are commonly referred to as “Taoist yoga”, as their practice is rooted in the Taoist tradition.

They may also be described as Kai Men (lit: open door/gateway) as their practice helps open and unblock the energetic pathways of the body.

A pre-cursor to the various qigong or taijiquan (chi kung tai chi chuan) routines, these simple exercises alone can help one to keep limber and fit.

Youth Tai Chi
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Taiji (Tai Chi) is one of the healthiest tools someone can have in their life! It not only provides the practitioner with a stretching and movement system that can keep them healthy and fit, but it also helps keep the mind balanced, and provides the confidence and skills necessary to deal with other people’s energy.

The youth taiji class will start with a stretch routine commonly performed in internal martial arts classes, followed by qi gong postures that challenge the mind and body. The remainder of the class will teach functional movements based on physics, body mechanics, and how to receive another person’s energy with a calm and controlled mind.

Beacon Tai Chi
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Adult class focused on the yang-style form and sensing-hands practice.

Jun
18
Tue
Beacon Fencers
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Beacon Fencers is a youth epee club. We are an extension of Fishkill Fencers.

Jun
19
Wed
Shape Fit
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Shape fit is a functional movement class that focuses on numerous stepping patterns from different martial arts systems – triangular, diamond, hourglass, star pattern, circle walking, etc.

The core of all martial arts are footwork methodologies which beginners must perfect prior to moving on to more advanced forms.

This class will begin with a functional stretching routine commonly performed in martial arts classes, followed by the stepping patterns. Great class to teach kids how to stretch, open up their joints, balance, and move with confidence.

Loose Fit
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Loose fit is a low-impact movement class designed to open and release tension in the body.

Dao Yin is the Chinese name given to these ancient health exercises They are commonly referred to as “Taoist yoga”, as their practice is rooted in the Taoist tradition.

They may also be described as Kai Men (lit: open door/gateway) as their practice helps open and unblock the energetic pathways of the body.

A pre-cursor to the various qigong or taijiquan (chi kung tai chi chuan) routines, these simple exercises alone can help one to keep limber and fit.

Jun
20
Thu
Beacon Fencers
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Beacon Fencers is a youth epee club. We are an extension of Fishkill Fencers.

Jun
21
Fri
Youth Tai Chi
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Taiji (Tai Chi) is one of the healthiest tools someone can have in their life! It not only provides the practitioner with a stretching and movement system that can keep them healthy and fit, but it also helps keep the mind balanced, and provides the confidence and skills necessary to deal with other people’s energy.

The youth taiji class will start with a stretch routine commonly performed in internal martial arts classes, followed by qi gong postures that challenge the mind and body. The remainder of the class will teach functional movements based on physics, body mechanics, and how to receive another person’s energy with a calm and controlled mind.

Jun
22
Sat
Shape Fit
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Shape fit is a functional movement class that focuses on numerous stepping patterns from different martial arts systems – triangular, diamond, hourglass, star pattern, circle walking, etc.

The core of all martial arts are footwork methodologies which beginners must perfect prior to moving on to more advanced forms.

This class will begin with a functional stretching routine commonly performed in martial arts classes, followed by the stepping patterns. Great class to teach kids how to stretch, open up their joints, balance, and move with confidence.

Jun
23
Sun
Beacon Tai Chi
Jun 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Adult class focused on the yang-style form and sensing-hands practice.