• 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
  • 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
  • Tai Chi with Rick Warm


    Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

    Tai chi and qigong are complementary traditional Chinese arts that help to improve one’s health, vitality, and wellbeing. Tai chi is a series of gentle flowing movements based on martial arts. Qigong is a mind/body exercise that helps stimulate “elemental life force.” In this class, we will focus on the basic forms of traditional Yang tai chi and in particular the Yang 8 step form. Over time we will begin to explore the Yang 16 step. Both of these forms are excellent preparation to practice the longer Yang 24 step form. We will also learn the Ba Duan Jin, a simple qigong form. Both the tai chi and qigong forms can be performed standing or seated. In addition we will explore some of the philosophy and basic principles behind these arts.
    • Ages: Adults ages 50+
    • Session: 
      • Fall 1: 5 weeks (September 12 – October 10, 2023)
      • Fall 2: 6 weeks (November 14 - December 19, 2023)
    • Instructor: Rick Warm
    • Cost: $5 per class; $25 for 5-week session and $30 for 6-week session
    • Class Location: CCAC @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church (3445 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati OH, 45220)
    Rick Warm Rick Warm has practiced martial arts including tai chi for 40+ years. His study of tai chi and qigong has become more serious and focused over the past 10 years, and he is a certified instructor from the prestigious Deyin Institute in the UK. Rick is also the director of the Center for Wisdom and Leadership. 
    Though the crux of Rick's work has centered on leadership and the development of wise leaders, for the last decade Rick has also focused on  wisdom in “second half of life,” the midlife transition, and in particular what it means to be an elder. Rick has taught classes and run seminars and workshops on the topics of wisdom, spirituality and aging. He also  leads a number of Elder Wisdom Circles around the city. 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. 
  • 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.


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