Wellness: Body, Mind & Spirit
This course will be an interactive guided discussion with experts in the field of aging on topics of importance when proactively planning for the future. As baby boomers age, it is important to take steps early to have a plan in place should health care or housing needs change or life events force decisions to be made quickly. Thoughtful planning and follow through can help avoid a crisis. This course is designed to present a list of options, considerations, and professional services available to help you put a plan in place to be ready to implement if needed. Topics will cover the benefits and care costs of remaining in the home and services available should you decide to downsize and relocate. Learn the differences in housing options and costs between continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, and small residential homes for modest incomes. There will be an overview on Medicaid, veteran's benefits and legal planning. One person registers in advance, a family member may register in class and attend at no cost. Moderator Deborah Bakalich is a member of Senior Care Lifestyles, a true “one-stop” senior care resource service.
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.
Nidra. Returning to the natural state of the human body, relaxed, is one of life’s great jobs. 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, located in Washington, D.C.
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.
No previous meditation experience required. 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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Presence. Please bring a yoga mat or blanket and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Instructor: H. Heffer. Optional reading: Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now: a Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment or Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. (T)
How do you maintain an active lifestyle, keep your body healthy, and manage pain and injuries ?
Join Tim Newton, DPT, and yoga instructor Maura Conley as they team up to offer a unique blend of eastern and western traditions that combine osteopathic practices and yoga. Each class will focus on a different region of the body, with the first hour covering the common muscle imbalances that, over time, can cause pain and injury and continued imbalances.
Learn the exercises/habits/poses you can utilize to reverse or prevent the imbalance. The second class hour will consist of yoga poses and sequences specifically tailored to that region of the body, allowing for a total therapeutic approach to prevent or avoid future concerns. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat to class. Instructors: Tim Newton & Maura Conley.
The new course is designed for both novice and experienced yoga students seeking to understand the fundamentals and experience the benefits of a personal yoga practice. Yoga pose fundamentals including synchronizing breath with movement, optimal alignment, core strengthening, flexibility
and balance will be explored and students will create a personalized yoga sequence for regular home practice.
Poses will be adapted for individual abilities. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Instructor: Maura Conley.