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Claiming Your Space: Confidence, Presence, and Self-Defense


Classes for Adults / Health & Wellness -
Fall 2021 - Adult

How can I keep myself safe in a challenging, dynamic world?  Learn basic principles and exercises from ki aikido, explore a range of reactions and responses to a perceived threat, and apply these principles through exercises to experience bodily presence, confidence, and safety.  All are welcome.

Class session at South St. Anthony Park will meet outdoors; please dress for the weather.  

All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program. SPPS currently requires masks for all people in a school setting (ages 2 and older), including all teachers, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, unless they have a qualifying exemption. This includes (but is not limited to) indoor fitness classes and during culinary classes when not eating or drinking.

MN Ki Society - Kirsten Welge

Kirsten Welge is certified as Assistant Lecturer in Japanese Yoga and Mind-Body Oneness through Shinshin Toitsu Aikido, and holds a first degree black belt in Ki Aikido. Through the practices of meditation, ki aikido, and wildlife tracking, she cultivates increased awareness, greater ease, and deeper connection to herself, others, and nature all around us. She leads classes in ki principles, meditation, and movement in daily life, and leads wildlife tracking survey teams and trailing practice in the field. She is also certified in Wildlife Track & Sign (Level 2) and Trailing (Level 2) through Cybertracker International. Kirsten holds a Masters degree in Public Health, and served as a hospital leader in process/quality improvement for over a decade.

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Ramsey Middle School : 1213 Library/IMC
Monday, Nov 1
6:00 - 8:00 PM

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Min Age   16 yr.