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Wellness: Body, Mind & Spirit

Belly Dance *NEW!*
In this class, you will learn the movements of Middle Eastern Dance. You will learn dance techniques and move to the rhythms of music with Turkish, Persian and Arabic roots. This class is great for toning, strength, endurance, balance and aerobic fitness. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothing, and you may choose to practice barefoot, or wear clean exercise shoes (street shoes are not permitted in the dance studio). Instructor: Yasaman Ahmadabadi.
Tuition: $109 (includes $40 in fees)
Wed Sep 15-Nov 17 6:30PM-7:30PM Horowitz Arts Center 110 XE-140-6007 #9527
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Cannabis Basics: What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana in Maryland

Are you curious about cannabis but don’t know where to start? This course will give you a brief introduction to Maryland’s budding cannabis industry. Learn about the use of cannabis as medicine, different delivery methods , proper dosing, safety issues and more. We will provide resources to you on how to become a medical patient and cover the most popular legal topics regarding traveling with your medicine and what to do when confronted by law enforcement. Learn about cannabis in a safe space from experienced Maryland industry experts.

Tuition: $59** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue Nov 16 6:30PM-9:30PM Hickory Ridge XE-715 T1600 #6010
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Meditation, Yoga, and Letting Go

Fall is the season of letting go: the trees shed their colorful leaves, the plants let go of their greenery and gather energy in their roots, birds and animals let go of their active life here to migrate and hibernate. Nature seems to know the importance of letting go. We as part of Nature have this opportunity to let go too: of needing to be right, of needing to control, of muscle tension in the body, of being influenced by fear, etc. The Yogic practices of asana, meditation, and compassion will guide our journey into letting go. This class is for experienced Yoga students. You will need a yoga mat and blanket for this class. Instructor: Helen Heffer

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within one week of the course start date.

Tuition: $169** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Sep 16-Dec 09 7PM-9PM Online XE-416 6030 #5916
(No class 11/25.)
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Nia the Technique: Fusion Fitness

Nia combines dance, martial arts, and mindfulness, based on the intelligent design of the body. Nia fusion fitness leaves you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced - body, mind, emotion, and spirit. It is a holistic fitness practice for any fitness level and age. You can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance your individual potential by engaging your senses and listening to your body. Come experience the Nia wave - let its music, movement, and magic engulf you. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled slippers if you choose not to go barefoot. Nia 1st Degree Black Belt instructor: Claudia Salomon.

Tuition: $119 (includes $40 in fees)
Sat Sep 18-Dec 11 9:30AM-10:30AM Horowitz Arts Center 110 XE-261 6035 #8629
(No class 11/27.)
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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: $119** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Sep 18-Dec 11 9AM-10AM Horowitz Arts Center 115 XE-435 6033 #5447
(No class 11/27.)
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T’ai Chi

Discover t’ai chi, a form of active meditation that promotescalming, 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. This course is appropriate for beginning and continuing students.

Tuition: $119** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Sep 18-Dec 11 10AM-11AM Horowitz Arts Center 115 XE-843 6034 #5479
(No class 11/27.)
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Yoga and the Bhagavad Gita

In our quest to examine the many Yogic philosophies, the seminal Yogic text - the Bhagavad Gita - will form the foundation for this practice. The Yoga poses, breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation will be explored in the context and spirit of this book and its philosophy. Each class will center around a theme discussed in the book such as Who am I? What is my duty or mission here? What is karma? This course is for experienced yoga students. You will need a blanket and yoga mat. Recommended, but not required: Bhagavad Gita, translated by Stephen Mitchell. Instructors: H. Heffer and M. Conley.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within one week of the course start date.

Tuition: $169** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Sep 18-Dec 11 10AM-12PM Online XE-417 6031 #5915
(No class 11/27)
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Zumba *NEW*!
Description: Work out to the rhythms of the world while gaining strength, cardio conditioning and full body toning. Your instructor, Mary Krause, will lead you in easy to follow and fun dance moves. All fitness and skill levels are welcome. Loose fitting clothes and exercise shoes are a plus! (Note: shoes must be clean and not worn outside of the dance studio, or you may choose to dance barefoot).
Tuition: $109 (includes $40 in fees)
Wed Sep 15-Nov 17 7:30PM-8:30PM Horowitz Arts Center 110 XE-141-6008 #9528
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Course Legend
* Fees not eligible for waiver.
** Tuition and fees not eligible for waiver for XE courses.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.
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