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Wellness: Body, Mind & Spirit


Connections: Mind, Body Health

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.

Tuition: $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Oct 21-Oct 28 9:30AM-11:30AM Hickory Ridge XE-442 6051 #7845
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Develop Your Psychic Ability

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.

Tuition: $45** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Oct 10 7PM-9PM Laurel College Center XE-411 M1612 #2569
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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 Oct 21 10AM-2PM Hickory Ridge XE-119 6184 #7816
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Meditation and Holiday Stress Relief

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

Tuition: $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Nov 18 10AM-2PM Laurel College Center XE-422 J1611 #2543
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Mindfulness of the Body

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.

Tuition: $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Sep 23 10AM-2PM Laurel College Center XE-462 J1610 #2542
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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: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Sep 23-Nov 11 10:45AM-11:45AM Horowitz Arts Center 115 XE-261 6513 #9802
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Self-Care With Qigong: Fall Mini-Retreat *NEW*

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.

Tuition: $40** (fee based, no waivers)
Sun Oct 08 1PM-4PM Health Sciences Building 112 XE-532 6032 #2335
Sun Nov 12 1PM-4PM Health Sciences Building 112 XE-532 6034 #2336
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