Yoga, Beekeeping, Qi Gong to be Offered


Yoga, beekeeping, and Qi Gong classes are set to begin soon at UW-Barron County in Rice Lake.

The yoga class for beginners is offered on Tuesdays starting January 28 and continues through March 11 (7 sessions) from 6:00 - 7:00 a.m.  The intermediate class will start Thursday, January 30 and continue through March 13 (7 sessions) from 6:00-7:00 a.m.  Both classes will meet in the Student Center Osprey Room.  In both classes, emphasis will be placed on yogic breathing to build focus and concentration and to unite the body, mind, and spirit. Each class will offer an opportunity to move the muscles, juice all the joints, and balance the body front and back, side to side. Particular attention will be paid to alignment. Additionally, deep, relaxing, calming breath work will be introduced to help with concentration.  Please be sure to bring a yoga mat, blocks if you have them, and a water bottle to each class. Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Patty McGown will be your instructor.  The registration fee for each course is $49. 

“The Art of Beekeeping” is a one session class that will meet from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 in room 237 Ritzinger Hall.  In this course, instructor Dale Wolf, a third generation/certified Master Beekeeper and honey producer, will prepare participants to begin a beekeeping hobby in the spring.  All of the basics of beekeeping will be covered including hive equipment (what to order and how to assemble), honeybee society and biology, hive products and marketing, diseases/parasites/pests, and seasonal management.  The course fee is $89 which includes all materials such as the book “First Lessons in Beekeeping,” a binder with all notes and handouts, and supply catalogs.

Qi Gong is a seven session class that will meet on Wednesday evenings, Feb. 5 – March 26 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Ritzinger Hall Science Commons.  Through a series of gentle movements with attention to breathing and posture, qi gong reduces stress, helps one feel calm yet energized.  Qi Gong, which is for all ages and skill levels, is described as being like tai chi but easier than yoga.  Course fee is $39.

For course information or to register and pay online go to or call Samantha Heathman in the UW-BC continuing education department at 715-234-8176 ext. 5403 or email



Barb Lang