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Programs for Adults

The Institute of Innovation and Creativity (IIC) offers a wide range of programs for adults - that may also apply to students in 11th-12th grades.

These programs aim at educating and enriching students' and adults' specialized interests and help them develop creatively, have fun and meet people involved in similar activities.

Program areas include specialized Workshops in music, Greek folk dancing, Sculpture, Filmmaking, Greek language, Feldenkrais, Zumba, etc.

See below for more information on the IIC's adult courses...

Winter-Spring 2018

The Institute for Innovation and Creativity (IIC) is happy to offer a program of Adult Education Classes for the Winter - Spring 2018 season.

Contact Information: For information, contact Ms. Marietta Garbis at email: garbism@acs.gr / ph.: 210.6393.200, ext. 302

For a detailed information brochure and registration form (in pdf), please click here or see below...



ADULT CLASSES IN THE MARTIAL ARTS (TAI CHI CHUAN)

Tai Chi ChuanFor members of the ACS Athens community

Mondays and Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
14 classes (once a week) cost 140 euro
28 classes (twice a week) cost 280 euro
Minimum enrollment: 5 / Maximum enrollment: 15


Mondays Thursdays
February 12, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21
June 4, 11
February 15, 22
March 1, 15, 22, 29
April 12, 19
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese martial art that strengthens both body and mind. The training consists mainly of slow focused movements, done individually or in a form, and standing meditation. The body's health is enhanced through aligning and unifying it and using it to its fullest and most optimal potential. The mind is strengthened as we utilize it as the mindful leader of the practice. The key to obtaining these benefits, which makes it also the means to the end, is Mindfulness.
By being mindful of our posture while we sit or stand, we relax, we get rid of tensions and strengthen our focus.

By moving mindfully and keeping mindful awareness while practicing the exercises of the program, slowly and risk-free, we strengthen our body, realign it, and can heal some kinds of injuries.* Finally, by practicing mindfulness through meditation and self-observation, we are less controlled by impulses and subconscious thought-processes that lead to programmed actions, and, slowly but surely, we become more conscious of our lives. Working and living at this level of awareness can be achieved as soon as someone makes training a routine, helping to manage stress and deal with negative emotions.

Research on health benefits of Tai Chi and Chikung



Patrick Karantinos has been training martial arts for more than 20 years. He loves transmitting the art and sharing its benefits. He has always followed the same teacher, Master Tang Tung Wing but has also participated in seminars with Grand Masters like Chen Hsiao Wan and Wang Hsi An. He has won many medals in both national and international competitions. Among other degrees, he also holds the 4th Duan in Taichi from the Chinese Wushu Association.
He is currently teaching private lessons and a group at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.