Health & Wellness

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NEW! Perinatal Loss: Coping with Miscarriage
Examine some of the facets of a woman’s experience of miscarriage in our 21st century Western world. After a brief review of proposed causes of early pregnancy loss, we’ll examine both the individual and sociological impacts of this type of loss. While considering the historical roles of feminism and existentialism, we’ll delve into the unique grief responses associated with miscarriage and place perinatal loss in the context of the life of today’s woman. Please note that this class is NOT for women only; all are welcome.
CE-HLTH 2078, 2 Tues., Nov. 1 & 8, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $40. J M Tomas. #83954

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
CE-HLTH 2073VA, 4 Sat., Oct. 8-29, 11:15 am-1:15 pm, KNC-2, $80 (+ $10 for food samples, payable to instructor). J Schumacher. #80027

Optimizing Healthcare for Women
Explores health issues specific to women. Includes information about hormones, PMS, breast health, menopause, weight gain, bone health, and other specific health issues of women. Emphasis will be placed on developing and improving healthcare with a focus on growth and development throughout the life cycle.
CE-HLTH 2077, 4 Sat., Oct. 8-29, 9:00-11:00 am, KNC-2, $80 (+ textbook). J Schumacher. #80028

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 Tues., Sept. 20-Oct. 11, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-5, $80 (+ textbook). J Ricks. #83613

NEW! The Sugar Blues & Gluten Woes!
We’re surrounded by foods filled with sugar or made with gluten. Which foods should you eliminate to stabilize moods and increase energy and focus? When can you have sugar? What are gluten’s hidden sources? Discover metabolism building to increase your overall energy; how to balance your digestive system using the right probiotics; and learn which enzymes to use with specific foods. Learn easy recipe substitutions to help you reduce sugar and fat.
CE-HLTH 2075, 4 Tues., Nov. 1-22, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $80 (+ textbook). J Ricks. #83612

Heartsaver First Aid
Covers first aid basics: how to handle sudden illness, control bleeding, burns, injuries to bones and joints, and emergencies involving excessive heat and cold. Please contact prior to the class.
CE-HCARE 2004, 1 Sat., Oct. 15, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, TEC-13L, $60 (+ $5 for AHA certification card, payable to instructor). J Lederman. #83454

Painting for Health and Vitality
Discover how the process of painting can bring a sense of relaxation and renewed vitality into your life! Using mindful awareness of the breath and body, create watercolor paintings with a focus on color and energy. Draw upon the ancient wisdom of the chakra system as a guide for self-discovery and healing; engage in the creative process and develop powerful tools for balancing your energy and creating harmony. No prior painting experience necessary. Contact instructor at for materials list.
CE-PRSDV 2128, 5 Tues., Oct. 4-Nov. 8 (skip 10/25), 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $95. S Gibian. #83369

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 Mon., Nov. 7, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $25. E Wind. #83657

Calming Your Nervous System
Anxiety, anger, depression, sadness, and body aches can hijack our nervous systems. So how do we regulate them? Through meditation, music, grounding, and experiential exercises we can learn how to restore health.
CE-PRSDV 2129VA, 1 Sat., Nov. 5, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $30. L Bourbeau. #83135

Lose Weight, Keep It Off, and Enjoy Life
All diets work, for a while; learn skills for achieving and maintaining permanent weight loss. Explore effective cognitive techniques and science-based nutrition for long term health. Whether you are just getting started or have been on a diet see-saw, learn techniques that are highly effective for weight loss, healthy living, and greater energy.
CE-PRSDV 2127, 1 Wed., Oct. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $25. M Krieger. #83376

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 Mon., 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-3, $35. H Cuevas.
Sec. A: Sept. 12. #83157
Sec. B: Sept. 19. #83158


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, $25.
Sec. A: 1 Sun., Oct. 30, 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-3. A Rosenberg. #80067
Sec. B: 1 Sat., Sept. 17, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3. M Wilgermein. #80080


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.
CE-HLTH 2004, KNC-3. $60
Sec. A: 3 Sun., Nov. 6-20, 2:30-4:00 pm. A Rosenberg. #80068
Sec. B: 3 Sat., Sept. 24-Oct. 8, 10:30 am-12:00 noon. M Wilgermein. #80081


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., Sept. 13, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $20. R DeCarlo. #80082


Reiki 1
The focus of Reiki I 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, Sept. 20 & 22, 9:00 am-3:30 pm, KNC-5, $125 (+ $30 materials fee for Reiki 1 manual & certification paperwork, payable to instructor). R DeCarlo. #80083

Reiki 2
Reiki II 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, Dec. 6 & 8, 9:00 am-3:30 pm, KNC-2, $125 (+ $30 materials fee for Reiki 2 manual and certification paperwork, payable to instructor). R DeCarlo. #80085


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., Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-2, $95. R DeCarlo #80087