Wholistic Exercise


Wholistic Exercise

Exercise that takes into account a body, mind, spirit approach to movement.  In the beautiful movement studio at CORE El Centro overlooking Walker’s Point, women, men and children are forming community as they partake in wholistic exercise classes.  Under the guidance of licensced movement instructors, interpreters, and CORE El Centro’s staff, clients learn to move their bodies in healthy ways and find creative ways to express their emotions. View our current class schedule here.


Yoga consists of a variety of postures to exercise the body and breath as well as the mind.  Each class consists of mindful stretching and ends with a relaxing period, leaving you with a feeling of peacefulness and rejuvenation.  No matter your age or physical abilities, yoga uses what you have to make you healthier in body and spirit.  Beginner and intermediate classes are offered as well as kids’ classes. We also offer yoga for people with cancer and other chronic diseases.

Meditation and yoga improves concentration, increases energy, reduces stress and enhances overall health. This class starts with stretching and yoga postures and is followed by various meditation techniques. Participants will learn to go beyond a thinking mode and random thoughts to quiet their brains to find peace and centeredness.

NIA is a form of exercise that combines the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts.  Nia is a cardiovascular fitness program designed for FUN!  This is an energizing, refreshing way to move “the body’s way”--- naturally.  Appropriate for all fitness levels and all ages, Nia is easily adapted encouraging students to work in comfort and ease.

Nia Play is open to all but tailored for adults with significant cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Movements are very simple and repetitive and feel more like play.

Ageless Grace exercise focuses on the healthy longevity of the body and mind. These exercises are for all ages and are designed to be performed seated in a chair.

Zumba, a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes, creates a dynamic exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Children's Capoeira combines Brazilian Martian Arts with dance.

Pre-Ballet (5-7 yrs) introduces the basic principle terminologies of ballet.

Ballet (8-12 yrs) encourages children to continue to grow in their knowledge and application of ballet principles and terminology.