Health & Wellness

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NEW! The GMO Debate: Is Your Health at Risk?
Have you heard about GMO, or genetically modified organisms? The government has taken a stand on GMO foods and labeling. Consumers are bombarded with all types of messages and need clear, concise information about what this means for them and their health. Learn the differences between GMO, non-GMO, and organic. Are food labels misleading? Should you spend the money for organic foods? What are the health implications? This class will be interactive, hands-on, and geared to help you make an informed choice.
CE-HLTH 2080VA, 1 Mon., Apr. 3, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $25. M Pontbriand. #13691

NEW! Balancing Your Body’s pH: An Alkaline Approach to Better Health
The pH level (or acid-alkaline measurement) of our internal fluids affects every cell in our bodies. All metabolic process depends on a balanced internal alkaline environment, and extended acid imbalances of any kind are not well tolerated. When the body is in healthy alkaline balance, bacteria are unable to get a foothold. Over-acidification of the body is one of the underlying causes of disease. Learn how you can successfully begin and maintain an alkaline lifestyle.
CE-HLTH 2081VA, 1 Thurs., Apr. 27, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-4, $25. J Schumacher. #13741

NEW! Trifecta Approach to Better Health: Food, Balanced Water, and Your Personal Environment
What we put in and on our bodies affects how we function. To help restore your body back to optimal health, you need to learn about the trifecta approach to better living. A significant convergence of evidence suggests that plant-based diets can help prevent and even reverse some of the top killer diseases in the Western world. “Healthy water” (ionized and alkaline) can maintain the homeostasis of all living systems, powering up our effectiveness to alkalize, detox and hydrate our bodies. And last, but not least, learn how to become an empowered, educated, and healthier consumer.
CE-HLTH 2082VA, 1 Thurs., Apr. 6, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $25. J Schumacher. #13692

NEW! Wellness: Eat, Move, Relax
We will discuss mind/body topics including stress management, eating in a healthful way, and positive psychology. Included will be how health issues such as high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, heart disease, headaches, and more are impacted by stress.
CE-HLTH 2079, 5 Mon., Feb. 27-Apr. 3 (skip 3/13), 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $85. L Reynard. #13686

Sleep Problems? ZZZ’s on the Way
Can’t fall asleep? Fall asleep but then wake up? This class is for anyone who has any problems getting a good night’s sleep. Using highly effective cognitive techniques, this brief but very powerful workshop will discuss all aspects of sleep hygiene as well as subtle, often overlooked blocks to restful sleep. Good sleep is essential for vibrant health, mental clarity, and alertness. Put a spring back into your step!
CE-HLTH 2074, 1 Wed., Mar. 29, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $20. M Krieger. #13195

Whole Food Plant-Based Living for a Healthy Future
Learn about a whole food, plant-based lifestyle and how you can take control of your health destiny AND lose weight. Most diseases are food borne illnesses and many can be reversed. These lectures expand on the research presented in the film Forks Over Knives (should be viewed prior to class). Learn what is and how to begin a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle. Included are food and cooking demos! Yum! Visit for more info.
CE-HLTH 2073VA, 1 Thurs., Apr. 13, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $25. J Schumacher. #13471

Reduce Stress & Lose Belly Fat, Too!
You find yourself in stressful situations on a daily basis, but there’s a disconnect between stress and its actual impact on your health. When your stress and cortisol levels are high, not only does your body increase belly fat but it actually resists weight loss. The good news: you have choices. Learn how to navigate through your options and identify what choices are best for you and your lifestyle to reduce your stress and live a happier, healthier life.
CE-HLTH 2076, 4 Mon., Feb. 6-27, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-3, $80 (+ textbook). J Ricks. #13269

Mindful Eating
Are you tired of the same old nutrition information? Do you eat for emotional reasons? Have you lost pleasure in eating? Come learn how to maintain a healthy body and attitude toward eating, while still enjoying your food. Through mindful eating you will learn many easy and practical exercises to encourage a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.
CE-HLTH 2069VA, 1 Thurs., Mar. 9, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $25. E Wind. #13181

Facial Yoga
Forget the face lift! Facial yoga is a natural method that engages muscle activity to improve your looks regardless of your age and gender. Discover easy exercises done while sitting to tone muscles in the jaw, mouth, eyes, and forehead and reduce wrinkles and sagging skin. Can also release tension held in the face and neck, allowing more oxygen and nutrients to reach skin cells and enlarge muscles, giving the appearance of a fuller and more youthful look. Bring a hand mirror, metal teaspoon, unsharpened pencil and face moisturizer to class.
CE-FITNS 2056, 1 Sat., Mar. 4, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, KNC-3, $35. H Cuevas. #13213

Relaxation, Meditation and Your Own True Self

Explore Meditation, Part 1
Most ways of relaxing give us only temporary relief. In this session you will learn a handy five-minute meditation that will relax you profoundly and deeply – an ideal tool for a busy life.
The more you use it, the better it gets. If you’re a beginner, this is an easy way to see what modern meditation can do for you. If you’re experienced, it will expand your perspectives and refresh your practices.
CE-PRSDV 2023, 1 Sun., Mar. 5, 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-4, $25. A Rosenberg. #13396

Explore Meditation, Part 2
This class will help you master and expand the meditation of Part 1. You will also learn how to make meditation a comfortable part of your daily routines, and will then be able to enter each day ready to handle whatever might happen. You’ll find your days increasingly infused with bright new joy and an unshakable peace.
CE-HLTH 2004. 3 Sun., Mar. 12-26, 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-4, $60. A Rosenberg. #13397

Reiki is a Japanese term meaning Universal Life Force Energy. This method is a laying on of hands touch-healing system.

Introduction to Reiki
The system of Reiki has many parts that can help to nurture a person in daily life. In this intro class, gain a basic understanding of what Reiki is and share the Reiki experience of Reiki in a group setting before moving on to a Reiki 1 class.
CE-HLTH 2070, 1 Tues., Jan. 24, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4, $20. R DeCarlo. #13319


Reiki 1
The focus of Reiki 1 is self-healing. Students will be attuned and certified in the first level of Reiki, Shoden. Learn the parts of the system, how to practice Reiki self-treatment, and how to incorporate it into your daily life. Students will give and receive a Reiki treatment. At the end of the class, students will be given an assignment to complete and document practicum hours; once the assignment has been reviewed, a certificate will be sent. Prerequisite: No prior healing experience is needed, but you are invited to register for Intro to Reiki to gain basic knowledge and experience the flow of Reiki.
CE-HLTH 2012, 2 T/Th, Feb. 7 & 9, 9:30 am-3:30 pm, KNC-2, $125 (+ $40 materials fee for Reiki 1 manual & certification paperwork, payable to instructor). R DeCarlo. #13320 

Reiki 2
Reiki 2 or Second Degree Attunement amplifies your ability to channel life force energy. Learn ancient symbols that activate particular healing energies, adding to your effectiveness as a Reiki practitioner. At the end of the class, students will be given an assignment to complete and document practicum hours; once the assignment has been reviewed, a certificate will be sent. Prerequisite: Reiki 1 (students requested to send a copy of Reiki 1 Certificate to teacher prior to the first day of class:
CE-HLTH 2025, 2 T/Th, May 2 & 4, 9:30 am-3:30 pm, KNC-4, $125 (+ $40 materials fee for Reiki 2 manual and certification paperwork, payable to instructor). R DeCarlo. #13321


Reiki Circle
A great opportunity to give and receive Reiki is through the Reiki Circle series. Participants must be attuned to Reiki. The time will allow for guided meditation, group discussion, and Reiki healing.Prerequisite: Reiki 1
CE-HLTH 2013, 3 Thurs., Mar. 9 & 30 & Apr. 27, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3 (3/9), KNC-5 (3/30), and KNC-4 (4/27), $95. R DeCarlo. #13322