A new Movable Peace course in Newport aims to help people of all abilities get moving in order to improve physical and mental health.

Movable Peace combines qigong, tai chi, brain gym, meditation and other movement practices to allow participants to move in a way that is gentle, supportive and engaging.

The classes are led by Barbara Lee Turrill, a nationally registered dance and movement therapist, who currently teaches qigong and tai chi at the Newport 60+ Activity Center.

Class One Movable Peace will be on Wednesdays from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm, starting on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

“This is a very basic movement class for anyone who is recovering from an illness or injury,” Turrill said, “or for those who would like to begin to add movement into their life but are not sure how.”

Class Two Movable Peace is designed for people who are very comfortable moving and are curious about qigong, tai chi or creative movement. This is an ongoing class that meets on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 pm.

For more information, or to reserve a spot, stop by the Newport 60+ Activity Center located at 20 SE 2nd Street, or call 541-265-9617.

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