Health & Wellness


 Wellness Seminars
These seminars are held at the Ossining Center, 22 Rockledge Avenue in Ossining. Call 914-606-7405 to register.

Essential Oils and Natural Hand Soap
Essential oils are concentrated plant essences with powerful antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial properties which can be used as a natural hand soap. Students will get an overview of the history and common practice of essential oil use in the USA and Europe. Blend your own personal hand soap from five presented essential oils; everyone will go home with their individually scented products.
CE-HLTH 2059OS, 1 Wed., July 15, 5:00-8:00 pm, $50 (+ $15 materials fee, payable to instructor). #5910

Strengthening the Immune System with Essential Oils
Your immune system and health can be strengthened and supported with natural remedies. Learn to address some discomforts such as the common cold, nasal congestion, coughs and a sluggish lymphatic system. Create your own personal blend of essential oils and Himalayan pink salt from seven provided presented essential oils; everyone will go home with their individually scented products.
CE-HLTH 2057OS, 1 Wed., July 22, 5:00-8:00 pm, $50 (+ $15 materials fee, payable to instructor). #5911

Visualize Comfort: Pain Management and the Unconscious Mind

This class will help you understand how pain works in your body and how to teach yourself to manage it by thinking differently. Learn how language, emotions, and thoughts influence your nervous system so that you can begin to re-wire your body’s innate ability to heal.
CE-HLTH 2060OS, 3 Tues., June 9-23, 6:00-8:00 pm, $80. #5912

NEW! Infant Massage for Parents and Caregivers
This interactive course is designed to teach parents and immediate caregivers infant massage. Whether your baby is a newborn or several years old, massage can bring immediate and lasting results. Learn massage techniques from a NYS licensed massage therapist certified in the “Loving Touch” infant massage technique. Please bring a heavy blanket and pillow and wear comfortable clothing. Baby mannequins will be provided. No children.
CE-HLTH 2064OS, 4 Sat., July 18-Aug. 8, 10:00-11:00 am, $65. #5883


Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure
Learn the theory and techniques of acupressure, an ancient healing system, and discover a simple pattern to promote balance, health, and a sense of well-being for the entire body. Explore specific points to help relieve tension and discomfort for neck, shoulders, back and joint problems, as well as digestive difficulties, headaches, and emotional stres. Energy balancing exercises plus a connection to mind/body healing will be explored through the system of Jim Shin Do® BodyMind Acupressure®. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring an exercise or yoga mat or blanket. Please bring lunch.
CE-HLTH 2053, 1 Sat., June 13, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $60 (+ $8 fee for booklet, payable to instructor). A Blieden. #5737

Neck & Shoulder Self-Acupressure
Help ease aches and pains in your neck and shoulders through the use of self-acupressure and energy balancing exercises. Students will learn to locate a simple combination of points from the Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® method and rebalance their body’s natural flow of Qi.
CE-HLTH 2043, 1 Wed., June 10, 6:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $30. A Blieden. #5738 

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 can reduce wrinkles and sagging skin. Additional benefits can include releasing 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 25, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-3, $35. H Cuevas. #5023

Stress Reduction through Meditation

Focus on relaxation techniques and use of affirmations, as well as meditative and visualization techniques that can result in an overall state of mental and physical well-being. Wear comfortable clothes.
CE-HLTH 2017, 3 Tues., June 2-16, 6:30-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $60. D Atkins. #5003

Creative Conflict Resolution Skills
Learn effective communication skills to deal with conflict resolution. Practice paraphrasing, active listening, empathetic listening, and “I statements” for successful resolution in work and personal life.
CE-PRSDV 2061, 1 Tues., June 30, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $35. P Prutzman. #5758

Relaxation, Meditation and Your Own True Self

Relax Profoundly, Not Temporarily: 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., May 31, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-2. $25. A Rosenberg. #5978

Beyond Relaxation to Full Aliveness: 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., June 7-21, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-2. $60. A Rosenberg. #5979