Health & Wellness
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Laughter Yoga-An Introduction
Laughter Yoga incorporates elements of yogic breathing with laughter to offer a workout for health and wellness that is appropriate for all ages. This technique offers multiple health benefits, increasing the supply of oxygen to the lungs, boosting the immune system, energizing and recharging the metabolism, and relieving stress…and it is fun!
CE-FITNS 2096, $20. D Bernstein. Sec. A: 1 Mon., Feb. 10, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, PEB-Mat Room. #15617 Sec. B: 1 Thurs., Feb. 13, 6:30-8:00 pm, Room TBD. #15618
Laughter exercises combined with acting and visualization techniques leading to prolonged and hearty laughter. The class ends with a laughter meditation where natural laughter flows from within like a fountain. This form of yoga often leads to a healthy emotional catharsis and a feeling of release and joyfulness.
CE-FITNS 2095, 10 Tues., Mar. 10-May 12, 7:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $130. P Schneider. #15352
Effortless Meditation for a New Perspective on Life
Learn the mechanics of meditation. If you are a beginner, come see what meditation can do for you. If you are experienced, it will expand your perspectives and refresh your practices. Discover a set of meditation techniques and how to make them a comfortable part of your daily routine. You will find your days increasingly infused with bright new joy and an unshakeable peace.
CE-PRSDV 2178VA, 6 Sun., Apr. 5-May 17 (skip 4/12), 11:30 am-1:00 pm, KNC-3, $110. A Rosenberg. #15606
Breathe Easy: Science-Based Help to Improve Mood
In a relaxed atmosphere, learn why breathing is a powerful yet gentle tool that benefits mood and anxiety. Several approaches will be introduced to balance the autonomic nervous system and favorably affect our neurotransmitters.
CE-HLTH 2097VA, KNC-3, $25. S Charbonier. Sec. A: 1 Sun., Mar. 22, 11:00 am-12:30 pm. #15497 Sec. B: 1 Tues., May 5, 7:00-8:30 pm. #15498
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., Mar. 19, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $25. C Gravenese. #15509
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 Thurs., Mar. 5, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $25. C Gravenese. #15508
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 Thurs., Mar. 12, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $25. C Gravenese. #15507
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 Mon., May 11, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $25. E Wind. #15207
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. 9-23, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $70 (+ textbook). A Siebenaler. #15515
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 hand mirror, metal teaspoon, unsharpened pencil, and face moisturizer to class.
CE-FITNS 2056, 1 Sat., Feb. 29, 12:30-4:30 pm, KNC-2, $50. H Cuevas. #15180
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Living Your True Purpose
Do you have a desire to do something important in your life? Do you feel a yearning to make a difference 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 activity 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, KNC-2, $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, PEB-Mat Room, $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
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., June 28, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $25. A Bonny. #5857
Hope for Grieving Partners
Losing that special someone in our life is a path that many of us are forced to travel. We are sad, lonely and sometimes even feel guilty about the death of a partner. In this class, identify the methods one can use to negotiate from total darkness to acceptance and tranquility.
CE-PRSDV 2179, 1 Thurs., June 25, 1:00-3:00 pm, KNC-3, $25. M Pellini. #5858
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, KNC-4, $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 optimum productivity. Case studies, personal assessments and conflict resolution will be discussed.
CE-PRSDV 2180, 2 Tues., June 2 & 9, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $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, KNC-3, $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, KNC-4, $80. M Whitney. #5865