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Wellness: Body, Mind & Spirit


Gentle Yoga and Breath Awareness
Gentle yoga is designed for those who want to experience yoga in a gentle way, being conscious partners with the body to stretch, strengthen, and balance our bodies and our lives. Breath is used to enhance our experience of being mindful, awake, and aware. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket to class. Instructor: Helen Heffer.
Tuition: $160** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jun 30-Sep 08 10:30AM-12:30PM Health Sciences Building 114 XE-432 6477 #3679
No class Sep 1
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Mindfulness of the Body

Of the four foundations of mindfulness, the first and foremost is mindfulness of the body. From infancy, you unconsciously learn to interpret everything that happens in your life as pleasant or unpleasant based on how it is experienced through your five senses. As you mature, 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 awareness of your body. No previous meditation experience required.

Tuition: $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jul 14 10AM-2PM Hickory Ridge XE-462 6519 #8068
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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 21-Jun 09 10:45AM-11:45AM Horowitz Arts Center 110 XE-261 6415 #8057
Wed Jun 20-Aug 08 5:30PM-6:30PM Horowitz Arts Center 145 XE-261 6481 #0110
No class Jul 4
Sat Jun 23-Aug 04 9:30AM-10:30AM Horowitz Arts Center 110 XE-261 6546 #9731
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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: $79** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jun 30-Aug 11 8:30AM-9:30AM Horowitz Arts Center 115 XE-435 6558 #9064
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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 30-Sep 08 8:30AM-10:30AM Health Sciences Building 114 XE-962 6867 #9748
No class Sep 1
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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: $79** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jun 30-Aug 11 9:30AM-10:30AM Horowitz Arts Center 115 XE-843 6482 #9842
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Yoga for Peace and Well-Being
In our busy, stress-filled, and challenging lives, there is a longing to return to our natural state, the state of peace and well-being. Using yoga postures, breath work, relaxation and meditation, we will take time to reconnect with the strength and energy in our bodies, the calm and focus of the mind, the self-acceptance and kindness of the heart, and the inner wisdom and deep stillness of spirit. Please bring a yoga mat or blanket and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Instructor: Helen Heffer.
Tuition: $160** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Jun 28-Aug 30 7PM-9PM Health Sciences Building 114 XE-727 6478 #0100
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