Health & Wellness

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NEW! Optimizing Health for Women
Explore health issues specific to women including hormones, PMS, breast health, menopause, weight gain, bone health, and others. Emphasis will be placed on developing and improving health care with a focus on growth and development throughout the life cycle.
CE-HLTH 2077, 4 M/W, Aug. 8-17, 5:30-7:00 pm, KNC-5, $60. J Schumacher. #5704

NEW! 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 Wed., June 1-22, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $80 (+ textbook Be More-Stress-less: The Play Book, NuDay Perspectives, ISBN # 0988527405). J Ricks. #5705

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 Wed., July 6-27, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-4, $80 (+ textbook The Biology of Beating Stress, Career Press, ISBN # 9781601633309). J Ricks. #5706

Whole Food Plant-Based Living for a Healthy Future
Learn about the benefits of a whole food plan-based lifestyle and how you can take control of your health destiny. These lectures expand on the research presented in the film Forks Over Knives, which should be viewed prior to class. Learn what whole food plant based living is and how to begin this lifestyle as well as how to read a nutritional label. Included is a cooking demo on how to prepare spring pea risotto. Visit for more information.
CE-HLTH 2073VA, 4 M/W, Aug. 8-17, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-4, $80. J Schumacher. #5526

Passion & Purpose: Re-Writing Life After Retirement

Retirement doesn’t necessarily mean the end of working, but can present a great opportunity to use the second half of life doing work that fulfills a passion by utilizing existing skills or earning new ones. Together, we will explore your skills, talents, and hidden dreams to uncover your passions; they can lead to new career opportunities that allow work in the second half of life to be truly enjoyable.
CE-PRSDV 2124, 1 Tues., June 7, 1:30-3:30 pm, KNC-3, $40 (+ $15 for workbook, payable to instructor). J Robinson. #5519

Passion & Purpose for Professional Women
Re-evaluate your life after being downsized. It is also be helpful to women who feel they are stuck in a “career rut.” Together, we will explore your skills, talents, values and hidden dreams to uncover your passions. We’ll discuss how these passions can lead to a life lived personally and professionally with purpose.
CE-PRSDV 2123, 1 Sat., June 11, 10:30 am-2:00 pm, KNC-2, $35 (+ $10 materials charge, payable to instructor). J Robinson. #5520

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.
CE-HCARE 2004, 1 Sat., July 9, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, Room TBD, $60 (+ $5 for AHA certification card, payable to instructor; students must bring a pocket face mask). J Lederman. #5482

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., July 12-Aug. 9, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $95. S Gibian. #5467

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. In mindful eating you will learn many easy and practical exercises to encourage a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.
CE-HLTH 2069VA, 1 Thurs., June 16, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $25. E Wind. #5548

Reduce Stress with Self-Acupressure

Acupressure, an ancient healing art, can promote balance in your body, mind and spirit. Learn a combination of acu-points to help reduce stress, leaving you feeling calm and focused. You’ll also learn the benefits of each acupressure point used. We’ll work with energy balancing exercises (Qi Gong) as another tool for centering ourselves.
CE-HLTH 2067, 1 Tues., June 7, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-4, $25. A Blieden. #5408

Facial Yoga
Forget the facelift! 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 to class.
CE-FITNS 2056, 1 Sat., July 23, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-3, $35. H Cuevas. #5425

Tai Chi/Qi Gong 18 Movements
Discover the joy of Tai Chi/Qi Gong, a blending of the slow and relaxed movements of Tai Chi with the more meditative properties of Qi Gong. This simple series of 18 movements is derived from thousands of years of Chinese healing arts. Please wear loose fitting clothing and flat comfortable shoes.
CE-FITNS 2048, 10 Thurs., June 2-Aug. 18 (skip 7/28 & 8/4), 7:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $175. K Whitten. #5512

Explore Meditation
Part 1: Learn a handy five-minute meditation that will relax you profoundly and deeply – an ideal tool for a busy life. 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., July 10, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3, $25. A Rosenberg. #5521
Part 2: Learn how to make meditation a comfortable part of your daily routines; you’ll find your days increasingly infused with bright new joy and an unshakable peace.
CE-HLTH 2004, 3 Sun., July 17-31, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3, $60. A Rosenberg. #5523
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. You’re invited to register for Intro to Reiki to gain basic knowledge and experience the flow of Reiki.
CE-HLTH 2012, 2 T/Th, June 7 & 9, 9:00 am-3:30 pm, KNC-5, $125 (+ $30 materials fee for Reiki 1 manual & certification paperwork, payable to instructor). R DeCarlo. #5583

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 Wed., June 1-15, 9:30 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $95. R DeCarlo #5584