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Wellness: Body, Mind & Soul

 

Connections: Mind, Body Health *NEW*

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: $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jan 14 9:30AM-1:30PM Hickory Ridge XE-442 6066 #3470
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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: $65** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Mar 04 10AM-2PM Hickory Ridge XE-398 6347 #3921
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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: $25** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue Mar 14 7PM-9PM Laurel College Center XE-411 M1654 #3703
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Gentle Yoga and Breath Awareness *NEW*

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.

Tuition: $160** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jan 21-Mar 25 10:30AM-12:30PM Health Sciences Building XE-432 6077 #3469
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Introduction to Eden Energy

As life becomes increasing busy and hectic, this course will teach you a five minute daily routine that will increase your energy and have you humming throughout the day, grounded and centered. Trace your meridians and discover how they can bathe and revitalize your body’s systems.

Additionally, you will learn to locate your neurovascular reflex points that help in releasing stress.

Practice hands-on self-care techniques with instructor Juana Sancho-Davila Moreland, trained and certified through the EEM Center.

Tuition: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon Jan 09-Feb 27 6:30PM-8:30PM Oakland Mills High School XE-342 6354 #8986
(No class Jan 16 & Feb 20)
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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, in Washington, D.C.

Tuition: $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jan 28 10AM-2PM Laurel College Center XE-119 J1608 #4585
Sat Feb 04 10AM-2PM Hickory Ridge XE-119 6353 #8953
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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 Jan 21-Mar 25 10:30AM-11:30AM Horowitz Arts Center 110 XE-261 6293 #3870
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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 Shrfu 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: $125** (includes $46 in fees*)
Sat Jan 21-Mar 25 8:30AM-9:30AM Horowitz Arts Center 110 XE-196 6349 #3234
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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 Yang form, Chen Ming Chin, instructor David Foulk will guide you through the next levels of positions.

Prior t’ai chi experience is requested.

Tuition: $125** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jan 21-Mar 25 9:30AM-10:30AM Horowitz Arts Center 110 XE-266 6348 #3241
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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 Mar 11 10AM-2PM Laurel College Center XE-118 J1607 #3666
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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, self-discipline, and contentment.

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket.

Instructor: Helen Heffer.

Tuition: $160** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Jan 19-Mar 23 7PM-9PM Health Sciences Building XE-117 6332 #3907
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Yoga for Strength and Balance *NEW*

Based on current research linking a daily yoga practice to building and maintaining muscles and bones, you will explore a series of poses that build strength in the arms, legs, hips and spine. Through a practice of breath work, standing poses, twists, back-bends, and inversions, you will create an individual yoga sequence for daily practice. All poses will be adapted to your ability and can be done standing or sitting. Each class will conclude with a relaxation exercise.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, blanket, two yoga blocks and one yoga strap. Chair options will be provided.

Instructor: Maura Conley

Tuition: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Fri Jan 20-Mar 10 10:30AM-12PM Health Sciences Building XE-429 6075 #3467
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