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Wellness: Body, Mind & Spirit


Art As Soulwork *NEW*

Use guided imagery and creative expression to access your inner wisdom, discern answers, and explore your creativity.

Each class will begin with a guided meditation that will relate to a current decision that needs to be made, offer guidance for a difficult situation or simply encourage open-minded curiosity. You will then artistically express the images that appeared to you during the guided meditation. You will
explore the mediums of collage, colored pencils, crayons and white pencil on black paper. Your creations will serve as meaningful reminders of the insights and intentions you experienced.

No artistic experience or particular talent required!

Instructor: Anastasia MacDonald

Tuition: $119** (includes $50 in fees*)
Wed Apr 26-May 24 7PM-9PM Centennial High School XE-466 6434 #7980
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Cultivating Compassion for Yourself and Others

You know the saying, “You can’t love others unless you love yourself.”

Learn how to orient your mind towards loving kindness, compassion, and equanimity. The class will include short talks, guided meditations and small group discussions designed to increase your understanding of these concepts. 

These are powerful tools to reduce greed, anger and pride by opening your heart to greater amounts of love for all beings —most importantly, to yourself.

Instructor: Jerry Hartman

Tuition: $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Aug 05 10AM-2PM Laurel College Center XE-398 J1600 #9295
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Experiential Anatomy, Movement and Yoga *NEW*

Ever wonder what’s going on in that knee of yours when you are lunging forward? Or how your shoulder is somehow able to rotate the arm in nearly every direction?

Physical therapist Tim Newton and yoga teacher Helen Heffer team up to guide you on a journey of awareness through your own body.

Topics such as the anatomy of “the core,” the biomechanics of breathing, and the work of various muscle groups will be covered through intellectual inquiry and actual body experience using movement and yoga.

Please bring a yoga mat and blanket to class.

Tuition: $160** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Apr 27-Jun 29 7PM-9PM Health Sciences Building 114 XE-467 6223 #7981
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Gentle Yoga
Gentle Yoga is designed for those of us who feel we are too stiff, too out of shape, not the right shape or too old to start something new. Through creativity and compassion, you will learn to work with the body, not against it. Our bodies need to stretch and strengthen to find balance and ease, feel energized and relaxed, to be trusted and appreciated. Join in this exploration of new possibilities. Bring a blanket or yoga mat to class. Instructor: Helen Heffer.
Tuition: $139** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jul 08-Aug 26 10:30AM-12:30PM Health Sciences Building 114 XE-419 6535 #3264
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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 certificate program of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute, Washington, D.C.

Tuition: $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jul 29 10AM-2PM Hickory Ridge XE-119 6519 #9055
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Meditation, Yoga and the Practice of Compassion

Learning to meditate or to do a Yoga pose skillfully is a doorway to compassion. Our own lives, our loved ones and our experiences offer the greatest opportunities for compassion to arise. As we deepen our practice, we come to heal ourselves and our world. Instructor: Helen Heffer.

Tuition: $139** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Jul 06-Aug 24 7PM-9PM Health Sciences Building 114 XE-268 6551 #9062
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Mindfulness of the Body *NEW*

Of the four foundations of mindfulness, the first and most important is mindfulness of the body. From infancy, you learn unconsciously to interpret everything that happens in your life as pleasant or unpleasant based on how it is experienced through your five senses. As you grow, the mind becomes the primary interpreter of experiences and overcomes the senses.

Join instructor Jerry Hartman for a half-day of meditation, short talks, and group discussions that will increase your awareness of the body.

Tuition: $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat May 06 10AM-2PM Hickory Ridge XE-462 6429 #7967
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Nia The Technique: In Movement We Find Strength

Combining dance, martial arts, and mindfulness, nia tones your body while transforming your mind.

More than just a workout, nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life: body, mind, and soul. You can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance your individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging your senses and listening to your body.

Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience, leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes—body, mind, emotion, and spirit.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring soft-soled slippers if you choose not to go barefoot.

Instructor: Claudia Salomon

Tuition: $89** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Apr 22-Jun 10 10:45AM-11:45AM Horowitz Arts Center 110 XE-261 6513 #7825
$99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jul 08-Aug 26 10:45AM-11:45AM Horowitz Arts Center 115 XE-261 6546 #9351
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Qigong: Eight Extra Meridians

This course is designed to address and alleviate the chronic stress experienced in today’s fast-paced world.

Instructor David Foulk, who studies with Sh’Fu Mark Johnson, will take you through a series of exercises that allow integration between your three energetic bodies: physical, emotional/mental, and spiritual.

The genuine state of balance and vitality gained from practicing these forms result in students leaving each class with a sense of profound well-being.

Tuition: $99** (includes $46 in fees*)
Sat Apr 22-Jun 10 8:30AM-9:30AM Horowitz Arts Center 110 XE-196 6515 #7822
Sat Jul 08-Aug 26 8:30AM-9:30AM Horowitz Arts Center 115 XE-196 6538 #9315
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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: $139** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jul 08-Aug 26 8:30AM-10:30AM Health Sciences Building 114 XE-962 6867 #9071
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T’ai Chi Practice

Continue to practice your skills in this Part II t’ai chi class. 

Based on the latter sections of the Sun form, instructor Sh'Fu David Foulk will guide you through the next levels of positions.

Prior t’ai chi experience is requested.

Tuition: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jul 08-Aug 26 9:30AM-10:30AM Horowitz Arts Center 115 XE-266 6348 #7826
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Using Mindfulness Meditation to Increase Happiness

We often think happiness is dependent on external factors.

We suffer from the “if only” disease, 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 Jun 03 10AM-2PM Laurel College Center XE-118 J1617 #8120
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