Wellness: Body, Mind & Spirit
Everyday stress can result in emotional pain and physical ailment.
Sharon Burns, RN,BSN,MA, Holistic Practitioner, will teach you self-healing techniques based on the 7 major energy points in our bodies called Chakras. These energy centers are responsible for maintaining the health of specific organs and bodily functions.
You will become aware of how energy is changed positively or negatively by your thoughts, and how to treat and remove physical pain from your body just using your hands. Explore this proactive way for feeling your best.
Create a regular home practice of yoga that will build flexibility, strength and balance.
Through simple breathing techniques, yoga postures and relaxation, you will develop an individual yoga sequence for regular home practice. Poses aimed at building flexibility, strength in muscles and bones and enhancing balance will be adapted for individual abilities.
Yoga fundamentals including synchronizing the breath with movement, optimal alignment, core strengthening and balance will be explored.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and a blanket.
Instructor: Maura Conley
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
Psychic development—or could it be called “intuitive development?”
Come to this class and discover your intuitive gifts. Learn how messages are received, as well as the meaning of divination tools and their uses. Get connected to the universal energy stream through guided meditation and energy work.
Feel free to bring your cards or other divination tools to class for demonstration and practice.
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 your bodies and our lives.
Breath is used to enhance your experience of being mindful, awake, and aware.
Please bring a yoga mat and blanket to class.
Instructor: Helen Heffer.
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.
Learn this method of Qigong that has been practiced for nearly 1500 years. Bodihidharma, a Buddhist monk, developed a series of exercises to help his disciples relieve their muscle aches and improve their endurance. You will practice techniques that will keep your body strong and flexible, calm your mind and heighten your spiritual awareness.
Instructor: David Foulk.
Family reunions, outings with friends, parties, presents and food–the period from Thanksgiving to New Years is supposed to be the happiest time of the year.
For all too many of us, the stress generated during the holidays makes it a time to dread rather than a time to to eagerly anticipate.
Explore stress, gratitude, generosity, and expectations and ways to create happiness and relief during the season.
Instructor Jerry Hartman
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.
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 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 your awareness of your body.
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
According to Chinese medicine, fall is a time for enjoying the fruits of our labors and letting go of what we no longer need.
In this mini-retreat, we will explore the significance of fall in our lives, practice simple yet profound qigong exercises, and enjoy some quiet meditation.
Qigong (“chee-gung”) is a meditative, healing form of movement from the same Chinese system as acupuncture and tai chi. Easy to learn and enjoyable to practice, qigong calms the mind, relaxes the body, and promotes healing at all levels.
You will learn a simple qigong routine you can do daily to care for your health and well-being. All levels welcome.
Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and notebook. Instructor Chris Morris is a long time, experienced practitioner of the Qigong form.
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.
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? What is the rotator cuff? What does the sacrum do?
Physical Therapist Tim Newton guides you on a journey of anatomical awareness through your own body. Topics such as these, the nature of “the core,” the biomechanics of breathing, and the role of various muscle groups will be covered through intellectual inquiry and actual body experience using our everyday movements. Several pointers and exercises for joint health will also be discussed.
Please wear comfortable clothing that allows easy movement.
Yoga strengthens the Core, which is our essence or center, as well as our physical core, generally defined as the body’s trunk muscles that provide stability for movement. Yogic breathing, movement, awareness, and meditation will be our tools in exploring and strengthening our Core/core.
Instructor: Helen Heffer.