Health & Wellness
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Exploring Asian Culture at Dragon and Crane Cultural Center
These classes are held at Dragon and Crane, 481 Route 202/Stoneleigh Ave in Somers. Sorry, no credit cards or phone registrations accepted for these classes. Payment by check only, payable to Dragon and Crane; don’t forget to include the $3.25 student services fee and the $5.00 registration fee; mail to Mahopac Lifelong Learning at Westchester Community College, ADM-207, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595. Questions? Call 914-606-6839.
Tai Chi for Women
The ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi is often practiced for relaxation and longevity. The slow pace and evenness of its continuous movement makes it an ideal form of exercise for women of all ages. Increase your strength and flexibility, improve your coordination and balance, and connect your mind and body. For beginners and those with limited experience. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and socks or flat shoes.
CE-FITNS 2007MA, 8 Wed., Apr. 2-May 28 (skip 4/16), 6:30-7:30 pm, $160. J Scattaretico. #14276
Meditation Level 1
A great opportunity to experience the wonders of meditation practice. Master John will guide you through Taoist, Buddhist and (CSM) Clinically Standardized Meditation techniques. For both beginners and experienced practitioners alike. We will start with the basics and then proceed to more advanced training as the weeks progress.
CE-HLTH 2027MA, 8 Wed., Apr. 2-May 28 (skip 4/16), 8:00-9:15 pm, $160. J Scattaretico. #14277
Mulan Tai Chi Fan
While there are numerous tai chi styles, only one is designed exclusively for women. A female tai chi master, Sifu Mei Fing Ying, created Mulan tai chi for women, which combines beautiful tai chi with dance movement. It improves grace and balance, promotes physical and emotional health, and enhances internal force or energy flow. It provides a gentle system of exercise for promoting health and vitality. As with tai chi, the benefits are not just physical; the meditative aspects of mulan fan and its emphasis on relaxed movement contribute to serenity of mind and clarity of thought.
CE-PRSDV 2082MA, 8 Fri., Apr. 4-May 30 (skip 4/18), 6:30-7:30 pm, $150. J Scattaretico. #14278
NEW! Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure
Learn the theory and techniques of acupressure, an ancient healing system still in use today. Discover a simple self-acupressure pattern to promote balance, health, and a sense of well-being for the entire body. Specific points to help relieve tension and discomfort for neck, shoulders, back and joint problems, as well as digestive difficulties, headaches, and emotional stress will be taught. 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.
CE-HLTH 2053, 1 Sat., Mar. 15, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $60 (+ $8 fee for booklet, payable to instructor). A Blieden. #14239
Neck & Shoulder Self-Acupressure Workshop
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., Mar. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $25. A Blieden. #14270
NEW!Breathe in New Life:Breath-Work Meditations
Conscious connected breath-work meditations help you to learn breathing techniques to create total mind body wellness and release stress and tension. It is so easy…breathing in and out shifts your consciousness, mind, body, soul and emotions.
CE-PRSDV 2091, 8 Wed., Mar. 12-Apr. 30, 7:00-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $125. K Booker. #14241
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. Both disciplines are known to help achieve mental, physical and spiritual balance, and will train your mind to direct the body’s life force called “chi.” It is a powerful way of healing and staying healthy. Please wear loose fitting clothing and flat comfortable shoes.
CE-FITNS 2048, 10 Wed., Jan. 15-Mar. 26 (skip 2/19), 7:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $175. K Whitten.
NEW! How to Eat Healthfully: For Yourself, Your Family, and Mother Earth
Discover healthy, wise, and sustainable food choices. Explore the many issues to consider when you’re trying to decide what are the healthiest of foods for yourself, your family, and planet earth. Taste some of the dishes that are recommended and take home more ideas of how to shop, how to plant, and how to enjoy the best of foods. Taught by a public health nutritionist who is also an organic gardener and forager.
CE-NUTR 2008, 4 Mon., Apr. 21-May 12, 7:00-8:30 pm, KNC-3, $60 (+ $20 sampling fee, payable to instructor). K Schwarz. #14021
Qi Gong for Total Wellness
Increase your energy, vitality, and longevity with the Ancient 9 Palaces System from the White Cloud Monastery in Beijing, known by the Taoist masters as the “healthy and happy practice.” Each movement is designed to bring the practitioner into a powerful state of well-being; the exercises are arranged to follow a specific sequence of stimulation, detoxification, and nourishment, and then finally connecting the body with the Qi of the Universe. Qi Gong is a self-regulating discipline which helps the practitioner not only build a better health but also awaken processes and energies inside the body.
CE-SPORT 2026, 5 Tues., Mar. 4-Apr. 1, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $95. C Onet.#13878
Relaxation, Meditation and Your Own, True Self
We all want to relax, get along with others and experience success in all we do. We especially want to do this in our own way, always being true to ourselves. But how, in this nutty world of ours, can we do this? In this two-part program, you will learn how! You will also learn more about who you truly are – which is likely a giant step beyond who you assumed you were. Both classes taught by Merrill Harmin, Ph.D. Contact him with questions at 914-946-5334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Profound Relaxation: Meditation 1
Most ways of relaxing give us only temporary, superficial relief. In this class you’ll learn a simple five-minute meditation that will relax you profoundly, deeply, lastingly. It’s an ideal tool for a busy life. The more you use it, the better it gets.
CE-PRSDV 2023. $25.
Sec. A: 1 Mon., Jan. 27, 7:30-9:00 pm, KNC-3. #13919
Sec. B: 1 Sat., Mar. 8, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, KNC-5. #13920
A Profound Life: Meditation 2
Learn how to go beyond relaxation and thrive each day as your increasingly confident, whole, best self. If you’re a beginner, this class offers a good chance to experience how meditation can transform a life. If you’re experienced, it will be a chance to refresh your practices and expand your visions. Prerequisite: Profound Relaxation: Meditation 1, or the equivalent.
CE-HLTH 2004, $60.
Sec. A: 3 Mon., Feb. 3-17, 7:30-9:00 pm, KNC-3. #13921
Sec. B: 3 Sat., Mar. 15-29, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, KNC-5. #13920
NEW! Communication Skills for Creative Conflict Resolution
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., Jan. 14, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $35. P Prutzman. #13956
Stop Smoking: Help with Hypnosis
Behavior modification techniques, when practiced and reinforced through the use of hypnosis, help you quit smoking for good without weight gain.
CE-HLTH 2016, 1 Thurs., Apr. 10, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $30 (+ $10 for optional reinforcement CD, payable to instructor). J Abrahamsen. #13973
Self-Hypnosis for Change
Learn to enter a hypnotic state to change habits, reduce stress, improve self-esteem, increase your potential, and promote better health.
CE-HLTH 2015, 1 Thurs., Mar. 6, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-2, $40 (+ $15 for Self Hypnosis Booklet & CD, payable to instructor). J Abrahamsen. #13974
Weight Management: Help with Hypnosis
Use self-hypnosis to change your eating habits, manage your weight, and influence your ideas about your ability to achieve an ideal weight for a happier, healthier lifestyle.
CE-HLTH 2018, 1 Thurs., Mar. 20, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $30 (+ $10 for optional reinforcement CD, payable to instructor). J Abrahamsen. #13975
Sports Enhancement: Help with Hypnosis
Visualization techniques, when practiced and reinforced through the use of hypnosis, help you enhance and improve your sports skills. Come learn how to make the most of your physical self!
CE-SPORT 2007, 1 Thurs., Apr. 24, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $30 (+ $20 for optional reinforcement CD, payable to instructor). J Abrahamsen. #13976
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., Mar. 18-Apr. 1, 6:30-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $60. D Atkins.#13923
Learn the basic-to-advanced techniques of working with energy, how to access and use it to achieve overall healing of mind, body and spirit. Explore the chakra system to learn how to relieve fear, anger and emotional pain in ourselves and others. Please bring a comfortable mat and pillow. Complete all six sessions and receive a certificate in Energy Healing. Great for couples!! Must complete in order. For questions, contact Gene Krackehl, LLC (The Amazing HealerTM) at Gene@Amazinghealer.com.
1 Thurs., 6:30-9:30 pm, LIB-G36, $45. G Krackehl.
Energy Healing 1: CE-HLTH 2003, Mar. 13. #13924
Energy Healing 2: CE-HLTH 2020, Mar. 20. #13925
Energy Healing 3: CE-HLTH 2021, Mar. 27. #13926
Energy Healing 4: CE-HLTH 2022, Apr. 3. #13927
Energy Healing 5: CE-HLTH 2023, Apr. 10. #13928
Energy Healing 6: CE-HLTH 2024, Apr. 17. #13929
Reiki is a Japanese term meaning Universal Life Force Energy. This method is a laying on of hands touch-healing system. In Reiki 1, learn the Usui system of applying Reiki energy and receive the first level of attunement. In Reiki 2, gain a deeper understanding and receive the second level attunement. Enrollment is limited.
1 Sat., 10:00 am-4:00 pm, $80 (+ $15 materials fee, for handout, certificate and ceremonial fee, payable to instructor). S Govoni.
Reiki 1 CE-HLTH 2012, Mar. 1, KNC-4.#13930
Reiki 2: CE-HLTH 2025, Prerequisite: Reiki 1. Apr. 12, KNC-2. #13931
Holistic Options for Cats and Dogs
Learn the benefits and methods of incorporating aromatherapy, reflexology, metamorphosis, and reiki as a holistic healing system for your pet. Bring a picture of your pet and make a special bland for them.
CE-ANIML 2000, 1 Sat., Mar. 29, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $60 (+ $10 materials fee, handout and blending fee, payable to instructor). S Govoni. #14261