Health & Wellness
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Summer & Fall 2020
Living Your True Purpose
Do you have a desire to do something important in your life? Do you feel a yearning to make a differ- ence but have trouble finding your passion? The author Viktor Frankl states that living a life of purpose increases one’s well-being. The discovery process of meditation, movement and an art/journaling ac- tivity will be included. Participants leave the workshop feeling uplifted and ready to work on their action items.
CE-PRSDV 2175, 1 Mon., July 13, 6:30-9:30 pm, $35. J Schroeder. #5008
Yoga: Stay Tuned with Mother Earth
In this 10-week program, learn conscious yoga practice, combining Pranayama (breath techniques), Asanas (yoga postures), and meditation. The goal is to experience relaxation, flexibility and vitality. This is a bilingual yoga class (English and Spanish). Bring your mat, small cushion, and water bottle.
CE- FITNS 2098, $125. J Vitores-Sypher.
- Sec. A: 10 Tues., June 9-Aug. 11, 7:00-8:00 am. #5868
- Sec. B: 10 Wed., June 10-Aug. 12, 6:00-7:00 pm. #5869
The Effects of Multitasking
With all of our responsibilities and obligations, there is no way around doing multiple things at the same time. Even with unlimited access to digital devices, it may seem like we are not getting things done.
Learn the pros and cons of multitasking, the use of digital tools, and ways to improve focused attention on one specific task at a time.
CE-PRSDV 2181, 1 Wed., June 17, 7:00-9:00 pm, $25. R Lasry. #5862
Principles of Success, Happiness and Achievement
Learn creative, organizational and action principles that enable one to accomplish greater levels of achievement. Whether at home or in the office, these factors will clarify a path that can lead one to opti- mum productivity. Case studies, personal assessments and conflict resolution will be discussed.
CE-PRSDV 2180, 2 Tues., June 2 & 9, 7:00-9:00 pm, $50 (+ textbook). R Flower. #5861
An Evening of Enlightenment
Join a spiritual practitioner for a fun and innovative workshop on connecting to angels for answers, guidance and support with healing of the mind, body and soul. Through this interactive evening, learn about the Japanese technique of Reiki and use to reduce stress, promote relaxation and improve overall health.
CE-PRSDV 2182, 1 Fri., July 10, 6:00-8:00 pm, $25. M Whitney. #5863
Receive, release and restore. Learn how to receive healing energy, release stress and restore balance through this interactive class. Guidance will be given with breathing exercises, visual mediation and instruction for self -treatment. Wear comfortable clothing. Participants will be seated in a chair for the duration of class.
CE-HLTH 2013, 4 Wed., June 17-July 15(skip 7/1), 10:00-11:30 am, $80. M Whitney. #5865
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, $25. J Slotnick.
- Sec. A: 1 Sat., Oct. 10, 1:00-2:30 pm. #90532
- Sec. B: 1 Thurs., Oct. 15, 6:00-7:30 pm. #90533
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., Sept. 23, 7:00-9:00 pm $25. R Lasry. #90487
Self-Care for Caregivers
The emotional and physical demands involved with caregiving can put strain on every aspect of a caregiver’s life. 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. Designed for the layperson as well as the healthcare professional.
CE-PRSDV 2185VA, 1 Sat., Sept. 19, 12:00 noon-4:00 pm, $50. J Ricks. #90494
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 Thurs., Oct. 1, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $25. C Gravenese. #90263
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., Oct. 27, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $25. C Gravenese. #90262
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., Oct. 20, 4:00-6:00 pm, $25. C Gravenese. #90261
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., Nov. 5-19, 6:30-8:30 pm, $70 (+ textbook). A Siebenaler. #90316
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., Sept. 26, 12:30-4:30 pm, $50. H Cuevas. #90065
The Effects of Multitasking
With all of our responsibilities and obligations, there is no way around doing multiple things at the same time. Even with unlimited access to digital devices, it may seem like we are not getting things done. Learn the pros and cons of multitasking, the use of digital tools, and ways to improve focused attention on one specific task at a time.
CE-PRSDV 2181, 1 Wed., Oct. 14, 7:00-9:00 pm, $25. R Lasry. #90168
Principles of Success, Happiness and Achievement
Learn creative, organizational and action principles that enable one to accomplish greater levels of achievement. Whether at home or in the office, these factors will clarify a path that can lead one to optimum productivity. Case studies, personal assessments and conflict resolution will be discussed.
CE-PRSDV 2180, 2 Tues., Sept. 15 & 22, 7:00-9:00 pm, $50 (+ textbook). R Flower. #90194
Heart-Worries vs. Heart-Wise
If you are interested in having a healthier heart then this workshop is for you! The words “heart-healthy” are everywhere: from restaurant menus, supermarket circulars, cookbooks, and internet blogs, to TV. Explore the confusion over what to eat and when. Examine myths and proven facts about helpful, scientifically proven nutritional supplements that are readily available. Exercise and relaxation techniques are the next best approaches for your heart health. Learn some surprisingly easy ways for you to reduce blood pressure and improve heart health.
CE-HLTH 2094VA, 1 Sat., Sept. 26, 12:00 noon-4:00 pm, $50 (+ textbook). J Ricks. #90195