Fitness and Wellness

Our Fitness and Wellness classes allow you the opportunity to strengthen your body and mind through active participation in a course such as yoga or to study the nuances of good health management through a variety of lecture and discussion courses.

NEW! Alexander Technique for Agility, Mobility and Balance

The theme of this course is moving with agility and mobility in our everyday lives and transforming discomfort or pain into ease and balance, sitting at our desk at work, bending down, exercising or playing the piano. The Alexander Technique is a long proven method to achieve flexibility and strength by identifying the harmful tensions and redirection our intention to create an easy movement flow. Research shows this may improve quality of life, promotes mindfulness and supports the healing of old injuries.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Oct. 8, 6 wks.
Course #HF317 01/CRN 21572
Annette Groenfeldt, Fee $49

Holistic Vision Care

Are your eyes getting worse every year? If you suffer from computer eyestrain, macular degeneration, glaucoma or cataracts, spend a stimulating day learning eye exercises and nutrition protocols that can improve your vision.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 22, 1 day.
Course #HF324 1/CRN 21537
Samuel Berne, Fee $55

T’ai Chi

Transform your life through the healing art of t’ai chi. Experience moving meditation as an elegant way to promote physical, mental and emotional health. Learn 20 simple, gentle, flowing movements that relax the body and calm the mind. Each movement is believed to circulate and balance the vital energy within.
Thursday, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Sept. 15, 8 wks.
Course #HF345 01/CRN 20652
Brenda Sanchez, Fee $79

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is a fitness program taking the exciting Latin dance rhythms and bringing them to the active older adult, beginning participant or other students who may need modification for success. Created to emphasize the basics, this program is so easy to follow that people of any age can do it. The Zumba Gold class is a party-like atmosphere that is a safe, effective and exhilarating total body workout.
Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m., Oct. 4, 4 wks.
Course #HF347 01/CRN 21573
Alison Oatman, Fee $75

Reduce Stress with Guided Meditation and Hypnosis

Stress is everywhere. It is in our environment, it lives within us and it touches every aspect of our lives. Although we often cannot change the circumstances of our lives, we can change our reactions to them. Learn guided meditation and hypnosis techniques that will help you better manage the stress in your life and minimize its impact.
Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., Nov. 10, 1 day.
Course #HF421 01/CRN 20903
Carol Christianson, Fee $29

Meditation and Yoga

This is a four-day workshop designed to introduce the student to meditation and to enhance a home yoga practice. A Zen-style sitting practice will be taught, along with a walking meditation. The yoga instruction is provided in the Iyengar tradition and will include pranayama exercises. Students are encouraged to participate at their own skill level.
Thursday and Friday, 5 to 9 p.m., Nov. 10 and 11; Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Nov. 12 and 13, 4 days.
Course #HF328 01/CRN 21577
Aman Keays, Fee $130

Beginning Yoga

An introduction to Hatha yoga techniques of stretching, breathing and meditation to relieve stress and promote health. This class is progressive and leads to the development of personalized yoga practice. The course fee includes semester long access to the Fitness Center.
Monday and Wednesday, 7:30 to 8:25 a.m.,
Sept. 7, 14 weeks.
Course #HF400 01/CRN 21578
Andrew Kerr, Fee $150