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Wellness: Body, Mind & Soul

 

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation works by helping the practitioner achieve a better understanding of what is happening right now – whether positive, negative or neutral – not what they want to happen or what think they should be happening. Recognizing that unconscious thoughts, feelings and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical and spiritual health, you will learn techniques to reduce stress and stress-related disorders. The class will consist of a presentation, opportunity to participate in guided meditation and time for discussion, questions and answers. Instructor Jerry Hartman is a graduate of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute certificate program, Washington, D.C.

Tuition: $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Apr 23 10AM-2PM Hickory Ridge XE-119 6586 #6327
Sat Jul 23 10AM-2PM Hickory Ridge XE-119 6519 #7916
Sat Jul 30 10AM-2PM Laurel College Center XE-119 J1682 #8279
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Qigong

The word qigong literally means skill or cultivation of vital energy (qi). Traditional Chinese medicine believes that good health is the result of a free-flowing, well-balanced qi (bioenergy) system, while sickness, pain or physical disorders are the result of qi blockage, or unbalanced qi in the body. Qigong practice helps to balance the qi system in the body and break the qi blockages to recover health. It helps you develop a more relaxed, harmonious state of mind and body; reduce stress; resist illness; and heighten sensitivity to your body’s internal organs along with developing an energetic ability to regulate your own health and vitality. You will focus on body posture adjustment and gentle movement, mind-focused relaxation, and breath regulation practice. Instructor: David Foulk.

Tuition: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jun 25-Sep 03 8:30AM-9:30AM HVPA XE-435 6558 #7928
No class Jul 2 & Aug 13
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Summer Yoga Posture Clinic

Use your summer energy to move the body and learn a series of 30+ yoga postures that open body, mind, emotions, energy, and spirit. Through breathwork and postures of alignment, balance, strengthening, stretching, and relaxation, we open to our wholeness. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket to class. Instructor: Helen Heffer.

Tuition: $160** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jun 25-Sep 03 8:30AM-10:30AM HVPA XE-962 6867 #7937
No class Jul 2.
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T’ai Chi Introduction

Discover t’ai chi, a form of active meditation that promotes calming, centering, and self-control. Instructor David Foulk introduces you to this practice of meditation and physical exercise, consisting of carefully coordinated, slow, natural movements proven to strengthen your body and mind. When the chi flows in a balanced fashion, you enjoy better
physical and emotional health, increased longevity and inner peace.

Tuition: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jun 25-Sep 03 9:30AM-10:30AM HVPA XE-843 6321 #7935
No class Jul 2 & Aug 13
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Using Mindfulness Meditation to Increase Happiness

For many of us, happiness is dependent on outside conditions. We suffer from the "if only" disease and seem to never have enough to be satisfied. Possessions, jobs, relationships - we're always looking for the next big thing that will finally make us happy. Mindfulness meditation gives you tools to create lasting happiness that does not rely on others. Explore how clinging to your attitudes and possessions creates dissatisfaction and how loving kindness, generosity and gratitude can help alter your outlook on life. Instructor: Jerry Hartman. 

Tuition: $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat May 14 10AM-2PM Hickory Ridge XE-118 6587 #6326
Sat Aug 06 10AM-2PM Hickory Ridge XE-118 J1681 #8277
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Yoga & Living Its Ethical Principles

Based on the 10 ethical/spiritual principles of Yoga, the Yamas and Niyamas, this class will explore how to understand and live these principles in your life. Yoga poses, breathing techniques, discussion, and meditation will facilitate our exploration into such principles as non-violence, selfdiscipline, and contentment. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Instructor: Helen Heffer.

Tuition: $160** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jun 25-Sep 03 10:30AM-12:30PM HVPA XE-117 6459 #8426
No class Jul 2.
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