Yoga and photography courses offered at Rowan-Cabarrus

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 9, 2014

Fulfill your 2014 new year’s resolutions with new personal enrichment classes at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. The college has photography and photo editing classes, as well as a variety of exercise classes for the communities of Rowan and Cabarrus.
To register for the following classes, please call 704-216-7222 (select option 5 and then option 2) or you can now register online for most classes — just go to, select WebAdvisor at the top of the page, click “Students,” then “Register and pay for Continuing Education Classes.”
Please visit for additional information and to voice your thoughts on other classes you’d like to see offered.
Fortify Your Fitness and Finish a 5K! (8 weeks) — Participants will learn and apply usable information on topics such as running form, stretching, strengthening, nutrition, injury prevention, safety and race day preparation. Included is individual coaching with your own training schedule from a certified running coach, personal trainer and wellness professional as well as a dry-fit technical shirt. This class is ideal for new runners and walkers as well as previous runners who need a restart. Please bring water, a pen, and wear appropriate running apparel for the first class distance of one half mile (don’t worry about purchasing new shoes, because we’ll discuss shoes and equipment in class 2). The registration fee is $60. Tuesdays, Jan. 14-March 4, 5:30-6:45 p.m., NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, Rowan-Cabarrus Building, Rm 202.
Beginning Yoga (6 weeks) — This course introduces the fundamentals of yoga with a focus on proper breathing techniques, relaxation and correct body positions. Yoga is an exercise that strengthens the body and mind through exercises in relaxation and balance. Space is limited to facilitate individualized instruction. Bring a yoga mat and wear loose, comfortable clothing. The registration fee is $50. Thursday, Jan. 16-Feb. 20, 5:30-6:45 p.m., North Campus, Salisbury, Building 400, Rm 4124.
Digital Photography: How To Use Your Digital Camera — This class will cover the basics of digital photography, and teach you how to understand and use the features of your own camera, whether you have an old, familiar point-and-shoot or a shiny new DSLR. These classes are ideal for anyone who would like to learn more about their own camera in order to take better photographs. You’ll also learn tips and tricks that photographers use every day, and gain a better understanding of what turns a simple snapshot into a photograph. Class size is limited to facilitate personalized instruction. Please bring textbook (Welcome to Digital Photography – 2nd Edition, ISBN: 978-159-136-175-6), camera, storage card, batteries, USB cables and manual. The registration fee is $100 and does not include the textbook. Mondays and Thursdays, Jan. 27-Feb. 6, 6-9 p.m., South Campus, Concord, Building 1000, Rm 106; Fridays Jan. 31-Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-noon, North Campus, Salisbury, Building 400, Rm 4104.
T’ai Chi – Beginner Basics (6 weeks) — This beginner class consists of weekly one hour instruction and daily practice at home. T’ai Chi is a gentle art enter into in a gradual and open manner. Each person comes with different physical and mental attributes and limitations. We start from that point, and without forcing the body or mind, gradually coax the body and mind into the cultivation of the life energy, called “chi.” We will also learn some moving and breathing exercises called Qi Gong. Wear loose clothing, flat shoes and be prepared for an hour of relaxing, light-hearted play. The registration fee is $50. Tuesdays, Jan. 28-March 4, 6-7 p.m., North Campus, Salisbury, Building 400, Rm 4124; Wednesday, Jan. 29-March 5, 8-9 a.m., NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, Rowan-Cabarrus Building, Rm 322
Photoshop Elements — This class will cover all three components of the Elements software: the Organizer, which allows keyword tagging, star ratings and grouping photos; Photo Projects, for the designing of cards and slideshows; and the Editor, which enables image adjustments, object removal, brightening, darkening, retouching and more. Please bring textbook (Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 – Classroom in a Book, ISBN: 978-0-321-88368-1), writing utensils and paper. The registration fee is $125 and does not include the textbook. Monday and Thursday, Feb. 17-Feb. 27, 6-9 p.m., South Campus, Concord, Building 1000, Room 103A.