Health & Wellness
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Exercise Prescription for Back Pain
Discuss the role exercise plays in the prevention, management, and treatment of chronic back conditions, including degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, stenosis, sciatica and scoliosis.
CE-FITNS 2097VA, 1 Sun., Apr. 18, 10:00 am-12:00 noon. KNC-3 , $26. A Bonny. #21324
Chanting to Open Your Heart to Joy
Share the healing and uplifting power of chanting together. Let the beautiful vibrations bring you to a place of inner peace and strength. Find the silence within, connect with yourself, and move away the blockages keeping you from being all you can be. Chanting in Sanskrit has a hypnotic effect on the mind. Come create a unique experience that leads to a state of higher consciousness, concentration, and joy. No singing experience necessary.
CE-PRSDV 2186, $26. J Slotnick.
Sec. A: 1 Thurs., Apr. 8, 6:00-7:30 pm, KNC-3. #21716
Sec. B: 1 Sat., Apr. 17, 1:00-2:30 pm, KNC-2. #21717
Boost Your Memory Power
Everyone can benefit from a better memory. Come learn and practice simple and fun memory techniques including acrostics, acronyms, association, storytelling, repetition, rhyming, and chunking, along with some basic improvisation games. All designed to improve one’s memory!
CE-PRSDV 2183, 4 Tues., Mar. 30-Apr. 20, 2:00-4:00 pm, $99. A Wainer. #21525
Maximize Productivity: Reduce Digital Distraction
Do you find yourself stuck to your phone a lot? Do you feel that you never have enough time in a day, and meanwhile, you find yourself on social media? Are you unable to focus for more than 30-minutes on a particular task? This 2-hour course will give you more insight into why our digital devices are more often foe than friend. Discover a new relationship with your phone that will support your productivity and still allow you to connect with friends and family.
CE-PRSDV 2184, 1 Wed., Mar. 24, 7:00-9:00 pm $26. R Lasry. #21432
Self-Care for Caregivers
Designed for the layperson as well as the healthcare professional. Learn resources and tools to help you provide care for yourself as you care for others. Caring for others and managing all the other stressors in your life can affect your own physical, emotional and mental health. Come learn how to stay healthy during difficult times. The emotional and physical demands involved with caregiving can put strain on every aspect of a caregiver’s life.
CE-PRSDV 2185VA, 1 Sat., Feb. 6, 12:00 noon-4:00 pm, $52. J Ricks. #21424
Cast-off Those Winter Blues!
Easily learn what it means to “eat-smart” including which foods to eliminate to stabilize moods & increase focus, and why you DON’T have to gain winter weight! You will quickly find out how to raise your metabolism and increase your energy as well as, simple ways to balance your digestive system and detox suggestions for overall improved health and immune system function. You will learn some simple indoor workout Suggestions which will greatly benefit core strengthening. Also cover the importance of sleep during which you will learn foods & dietary supplements to assist.
CE-PRSDV 2139, 1 Sat., Feb. 20, 12:00 noon-4:00 pm, $52. J Ricks. #21423
Among other factors, anxiety is believed to be connected to low total antioxidant levels in the body. Learn about the possibilities of better mental health through diet! Learn about those nutritional and lifestyle strategies that may ease anxiety, reduce stress and improve sleep.
CE-NUTR 2017, 1 Tues., Mar. 2, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $26. C Gravenese. #21421
Will eating after 8:00 pm cause you to gain weight? Will exercising on an empty stomach help you burn more fat? Is agave better for you than sugar? Are all additives used in food bad for you? Will probiotics make you healthier? Find out the answers to these nutrition questions and many more when we review the science behind commonly believed nutrition habits and information.
CE-NUTR 2016, 1 Tues., Mar. 16, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $26. C Gravenese. #21422
Come explore how the foods we eat and our environment are related. Understand not only how our diets impact our environment but how the way we grow food is affecting our overall health. Learn about the small, practical dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to improve health, reduce inflammation and help your body naturally detoxify.
CE-NUTR 2018, 1 Tues., Mar. 23, 4:00-6:00 pm, $26. C Gravenese. #21420
Learn what it means to be vegan and how a vegan lifestyle is better for you, your family, the planet, and the animals. Understand the health and nutritional benefits of a plant-based diet versus the standard American diet. Acquire resources including delicious new recipes; how to substitute vegan items for traditional animal products; how to find and/or build a community of support; and identify strategies for eating out and navigating traditional holiday foods.
CE-NUTR 2019, 3 Thurs., Apr. 8-22, 6:30-8:30 pm, $73. A Siebenaler. #21601
Forget the facelift! This natural method 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; reduce wrinkles and sagging skin; and allow more oxygen and nutrients to reach skin cells, giving the appearance of a fuller and more youthful look. Bring a small standing mirror, metal teaspoon, unsharpened pencil, and face moisturizer.
CE-FITNS 2056, 1 Sat., Feb. 6, 12:30-3:30 pm. $52. H Cuevas. #21537
Having trouble feeling positive or optimistic in these most challenging times? You are not alone. Research indicates that having a positive attitude and thinking optimistically can have a significant impact on our physical, mental and emotional health. Learn strategies and techniques that will enable you to increase your ability to achieve your goals, improve communication and relationships, and generally enhance the quality of your life.
CE-PRSDV 2192, 4 Wed., Mar. 31-Apr. 21, 2:00-3:30 pm, $78. A Wainer. #21760.
MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION
Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
Have you wanted to try meditation but did not think it was for you? During this one-session class, we will explore several types of meditation that you can incorporate in your daily life.
CE-PRSDV 2105VA, 1 Mon., Feb. 8, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $26. E Wind. #21562
Do you eat for emotional reasons? Have you lost pleasure in eating? Come learn how to maintain a healthy 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 Wed., Feb. 10, 10:00-12:00 noon, $26. E Wind. #21561
Becoming Unstuck: Transformation through Mind, Body & Spirit
Whether our “stuckness” is due to circumstances, stress, decisions, illness, etc., science-based mind-body medicine is a powerful tool to move forward. This workshop will introduce meditation, biofeedback, and guided imagery. Discover the potential of a wide range of benefits, including deepening self-awareness and intuition, improved sleep and mental functioning, improvement in pain, and reduced blood pressure.
CE-PRSDV 2164VA, $37. S Charbonier.
Sec. A: 1 Tues., Jan. 26, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. #21332
Sec. B: 1 Wed., Jan. 27, 6:00-8:00 pm. #21333
Sec. C: 1 Sun., Jan. 31, 1:00-3:00 pm. #21334