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10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD, 21044
Laurel College Center
312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
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6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD, 21046
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Wellness: Body, Mind & Spirit

 

Cannabis Basics: What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana in Maryland
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 you with resources 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.  Gateway Campus Room 3   
Tuition: $59** (fee based, no waivers)
Fri Mar 27 9AM-12PM Gateway Campus Room 3 XE-715 8273 #8016
Wed Apr 29 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus XE-715 8366 #0287
Tue May 19 9AM-12PM Gateway Campus XE-715 8367 # 0288
Mon Jul 20 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Room 3 XE-715 8455 #1882
Wed Aug 19 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Room 3 XE-715 8456 #1883
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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, located in Washington, D.C.

Tuition: $89** (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon Apr 13-Apr 27 7PM-9PM Laurel College Center XE-119 J6185 #5760
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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. 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 bring soft-soled slippers if you choose not to go barefoot. Nia 1st Degree Black Belt instructor: Claudia Salomon.
Tuition: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Apr 04-Jun 20 9:30AM-10:30AM Horowitz Arts Center XE-261 6188 #5767
$89** (includes $40 in fees) (No class Apr 11 & May 23)
Sat Jul 11-Aug 29 9:30AM-10:30AM Horowitz Arts Center XE-261 6252 #1696
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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.

Tuition: $110** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Apr 04-Jun 20 9AM-10AM Horowitz Arts Center XE-435 6190 #7059
(No class Apr 11 & May 23)
Sat Jul 11-Aug 29 9AM-10AM Horowitz Arts Center XE-435 6254 #1699
$99** (includes $40 in fees*)
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T’ai Chi
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. This course is appropriate for beginning and continuing students.
Tuition: $110** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Apr 04-Jun 20 10AM-11AM Horowitz Arts Center XE-843 6200 #5809
(No class Apr 11 & May 23)
Sat Jul 11-Aug 29 10AM-11AM Horowitz Arts Center XE-843 6255 #1706
$99** (includes $40 in fees*)
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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.
Tuition: $89** (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon May 04-May 18 7PM-9PM HCC Main Campus XE-217 6202 #7110
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Yoga & Living in Tune with the Seasons: Summer *NEW*
To be in tune with nature, in tune with this season of summer, brings peace and harmony, for we are Nature too. We observe Nature warming, growing, blossoming, coming into her fullness. In the Yoga poses, breathing, meditation, and deep relaxation, we look to cultivate in ourselves that same warming, growing, blossoming, and coming into our fullness. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket.
Tuition: $185** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Jun 25-Aug 27 7PM-9PM Health Sciences Building 114 XE-556 6268 #1912
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Yoga for Well-Being, Posture, and Balance *NEW!*
Many things contribute to our sense of well-being. Posture (the way we hold our physical bodies and the way we hold ourselves in the world) and balance (the ability to stay stable and centered in our bodies and stable and centered in our lives) will be the foci for our exploration. Yoga poses, breath work, reflection, and relaxation will aid us in this exploration. True well-being engenders in us a deep sense of contentment and peace. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket.
Tuition: $160** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jul 11-Aug 29 9:30AM-11:30AM Health Sciences Building 114 XE-547 6267 #1911
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