Event Category: Dance Classes
Tuesdays, 10:15-11:15 am
Pure Fitness Studio, Stirling Dickinson
$120 per person $200 per couple
Tango: A Therapy for Brain and Body
By Christina Johnson
What soothes your heart, lowers your blood pressure, cancels out diabetes, and counteracts depression?
What allows more balance and confidence to those with Parkinson’s disease? And gives people with Down’s Syndrome a way to solidly inhabit their bodies with more grace and precision? What unites your psyche with knowledge of the body, inspires your endocrine system with endorphins, and multiplies your chances of a longer and much happier life—without Alzheimer’s?
Yes, indeed. Dance your way to maximum health and superior cognitive mastery within the ecstatic embrace of tango!
Dancing tango decreases cortisol levels. It relieves stress, improves sleep patterns, and gives a general sense of ease and well-being. Being hugged and cuddled significantly increases our sense of well-being by releasing the hormone oxytocin into our systems. The closeness of tango and the pulse of tango music can also encourage our heartbeats to synchronize and help dissolve stress and create empathy.
In 2012, a study led by Dr Pinniger from the University of New England found that tango is as effective as medication in reducing psychological distress. Participants who suffered from depression found that the effects of tango were comparable to medication!
Dancing tango gives optimum exercise without strain, increases flexibility, reduces social anxiety, and gives the brain a good workout.
Come and discover fun tango movement through Tango Therapy, a class designed for people postsurgery, with any joint or back problems, or for firsttime tango dancers. Your brain will be working hard, and your body will enjoy a bit of challenge but a lot of fun.
Class is on Tuesdays from 10:15–11:15am at Pure Fitness Studio on Stirling Dickinson, a few doors down from Hotel Real de Minas near the end of the block. Cost is 120 pesos per person and 180 per couple. Teachers Christina Johnson and Ezequiel A Peinado have combined tango teaching experience of 32 years. Call 154 9085 for information.