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  • Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Tai Chi is the slow meditative Chinese martial art practiced to promote health, balance, mental calm and clarity. Come and join us to learn and practice this profound and wonderful art. No previous experience is necessary.
    • Ages: Adults and Mature Teens 14+
    • Session: Ongoing, meets year-round
    • Instructor: Uri Sella
    • Cost: Free; suggested donation of $5 per class (pay online below or in person before class with cash/check)
    • Class Location: CCAC @ Short Vine (2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati OH, 45219)
    • How to Register: Email classes@cliftonculturalarts.org with “Tai Chi” in the subject line.
    Uri Sella Uri grew up in Israel where he served in the Israeli army and studied law. Upon graduation he clerked on the Israeli Supreme Court and in 1994 moved to New York City to start a career as a corporate lawyer.
    In New York he discovered a passion to express himself with paint. Twice a week, after a long day in the office, he would shed his suit and tie and travel downtown to attend Jack Potter’s evening classes on drawing and composition at the School of Visual Arts. Several years later he decided to abandon the practice of law and joined his wife in Cincinnati. Upon the birth of his first child he became a stay-at-home father. He also studies and teaches tai chi.
  • Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

    Tai chi is a traditional Chinese art that helps to improve one’s health, vitality, and wellbeing. Tai chi is a series of gentle flowing movements based on martial arts. In this class, you will learn some of the basic forms of traditional Yang tai chi, which can be performed standing or seated. We will also explore some of the philosophy and basic principles behind this art.
    • Ages: Adults ages 50+
    • Session: 10 weeks (June 27 - August 29, 2023)
    • Instructor: Rick Warm
    • Cost: $50 for 10-week session
    • Class Location: CCAC @ Clifton United Methodist Church (3416 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati OH, 45220)
    Rick Warm Rick Warm is the director of the Center for Wisdom and Leadership. The crux of his work has centered on leadership and the development of wise leaders. For the last several years Rick has also focused on  wisdom in "second half of life," the midlife transition, and eldership. Rick has taught classes and run seminars and workshops on the topics of wisdom, spirituality and aging. He also  leads Elder Wisdom Circles. Elder Wisdom Circles are groups of older adults, generally in retirement, that gather weekly to discuss such topics as conscious aging, spirituality, and the journey towards wisdom. The circles gather to learn from each other, encourage lifelong learning and growth, and discern how they can make a difference in the world – small or large. A major focus of eldership is “leadership in the second half of life” – distinct from leadership during our careers and working years.
    Rick has been an executive coach since 2005 and is also a leadership consultant. He facilitates leadership seminars and workshops, and has served as an adjunct professor of leadership at Northern Kentucky University. In addition, Rick has lived, worked, and studied for extended periods of time on five continents, giving him a strong global and intercultural perspective and facility in multiple languages. He is a lifelong musician and martial artist which contributes to his scholarship and interest in integrating body, mind, heart, and spirit into leadership development. He is also a practitioner of TriYoga, a student of tai chi and a fervent devotee of Argentine tango. Rick has an MBA in International Business from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. The focus of his research is on leadership, wisdom, education, mastery, transformation and the hero’s journey. He is also an ICF credentialed coach with a professional certification in individual and organizational coaching from The Hudson Institute.
  • Pilates Class Payments


    Mondays and Fridays, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being. Similar to Yoga, Pilates concentrates on posture, balance and flexibility. Pilates also focuses on the mind-body connection. Class payment options:
    • $8 per class for a single class
    • $60 for a 10 class pass
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    The Nia technique is an expressive body-mind movement and fitness program incorporating dance, martial arts and healing arts, including yoga. It is a cardiovascular program that uses whole-body, expressive, grounded movement. Nia is adaptable to most levels of fitness, age and body types. Class payment options:
    • $10 per class for a single class
    • $6 per class for students (with a valid student ID) and seniors (over 65 years)
    • $80 for a 10 class pass
    • $140 for a 20 class pass


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