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Columbia MD, 21044
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Laurel, MD 20707
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Wellness: Body, Mind & Spirit

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.

This course will be offered online via Zoom and Canvas. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $59** (fee based, no waivers)
Wed Dec 02 6:30PM-9:30PM Online XE-715 8128 #6152
Mon Mar 15 9AM-12PM Online XE-715 8205 #9024
Fri Apr 16 9AM-12PM Online XE-715 T1862 #9025
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Intermediate Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Designed for students who have some yoga experience, this class will expand on basic postures and focus on releasing tension, building strength and finding balance in the body as we flow through a full range of yoga postures. Prepare to move fluidly at a steady pace through sun salutations, balancing postures, twists, backbends, hip openers, and more. This class will leave you feeling grounded and rejuvenated! Instructor: Krysta French.

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: $90 (includes $40 in fees)
Fri Jan 22-Mar 12 7AM-8AM Online XE-213-6363 #0483
Fri Apr 02-May 28 7AM-8AM Online XE-213-6364 #0484
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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation works by helping the practitioner achieve a better understanding of what is happening in the moment, 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, DC.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $89** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Mar 16-Mar 30 7PM-9PM Online XE-119 T1608 #8929
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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.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $119 (includes $40 in fees)
Sat Jan 16-Mar 20 9AM-10AM Online XE-261 6352 #6860
Sat Apr 10-Jun 19 9AM-10AM Online XE-261 6353 #6805
No class 5/29.
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Pilates at Home: Beginner to Intermediate

In this exercise class, build strength and balance while bringing awareness to your breath and body. This is a Pilates-based exercise class working all parts of the body in all planes with focus on form and breathing. Exercises are done while standing, kneeling, and lying on the floor on a mat and may include using light weights and a ball or pillow. Your instructor, Tracy Reed, will help you adjust the workout to your fitness level! 

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: $140 (includes $40 in fees)
Mon, Thu Jan 21-Mar 15 9:30AM-10:20AM Online XE-212-6350 #0332
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Proactive Aging: Arming Yourself With Knowledge

As you proactively plan for your future, participate in this interactive guided discussion with experts in the field. Thoughtful planning and follow-through can help avoid a crisis should health care or housing needs change or life events force decisions to be made quickly. This course is designed to present a list of options, considerations and professional services available to help you put a plan in place, ready to be implemented if needed. Topics will cover the benefits and care costs of remaining in your home; the services available should you decide to downsize and relocate; the differences in housing options; and costs between continuous care retirement communities, assisted living and small residential homes for modest incomes. 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.

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: $49 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue May 04 6:30PM-8:30PM Online XE-284 6336 #8868
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Qigong

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.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sun Jan 17-Mar 14 1PM-2PM Online XE-435 6354 #6815
No class 2/14.
Sun Mar 28-May 23 1PM-2PM Online XE-435 6355 #6864
No class 4/4.
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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.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jan 23-Mar 13 10AM-11AM Online XE-843 6356 #6884
Sat Mar 27-May 22 10AM-11AM Online XE-843 6357 #6839
No class 4/3.
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The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Mindfulness rests upon four foundations: the body, the mind, feelings, and thoughts. Mastering the four foundations is the best way to establish and sustain a meditation practice. Join us as we explore each of the foundations in turn, with short talks, guided meditations and group discussions designed to increase your understanding of this way to practice meditation. No meditation experience is needed to participate in this workshop. Instructor: Jerry Hartman

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $89** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu May 06-May 20 7PM-9PM Online XE-217 T1607 #6857
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Yoga Unpacked!

The 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 will be explored including synchronizing breath with movement, optimal alignment, core strengthening, flexibility and balance, 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.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $119** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sun Jan 17-Mar 07 1:30PM-2:45PM Online XE-452 6358 #6866
Sun Mar 28-May 23 1:30PM-2:45PM Online XE-452 6359 #6818
No class 4/4.
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