Principles of Meditation-A Joyous Peaceful Way of Life
Students will explore different types of meditation, as well as the purpose of each style. The practice of meditation is ancient, coming from many different cultures around the world. Meditation can enrich your life experiences and expand your horizons. Meditation can help build resilience, maintain concentration, restore balance, help with anxiety, improve thought patterns, and create sustainable change while restoring peace and balance to your life. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, this course will help you establish a firm foundation in your meditation practice.
Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8MBP-027-C | 09/26/17-10/31/17 | C. Piper-Snyder | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register
Beginning T'ai Chi (easy T'ai Chi Primer Form)
This beginning course in T'ai Chi Ch'uan is designed especially for the novice and for seniors who wish to learn and practice a simplified version of this profound art form. In this class, the art of T'ai Chi is taught as a holistic exercise that promotes health, improves balance, and enhances mind-body awareness. Step-by-step instruction is provided in an easy-to-learn primer form of less than 20 movements selected from the Yang and Wu styles of T'ai Chi. The movements of T'ai Chi are circular, soft, and flowing, and are performed slowly with concentration and control. In beginning T'ai Chi, the participant can return again and again to the same class or use the lessons as a foundation if they wish to pursue continued studies of T'ai Chi at an intermediate or advanced level. Wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes. Exclusions apply for pregnant women and those with moderate to severe osteoarthritis in the knees.
Fee: $79 Registration Fee: $8MBP-072-C | 09/13/17-11/15/17 | P. Cote | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register
Intermediate T'ai Chi (Authentic Northern Wu Style)
This intermediate-level course features the authentic Northern Wu style T'ai Chi Ch'uan that was passed down via the late Grandmaster Wang Peisheng of Beijing, China. This class is suited for those continuing on from beginning T'ai Chi and for those who are ready from the start to experience a more challenging method of T'ai Chi Ch'uan practice. Step-by-step detailed instruction will be given in the movements and principles of the 37-posture Wu style T'ai Chi form. No previous experience with T'ai Chi is required if you are in good health and feel you are ready to begin your T'ai Chi experience at an intermediate level. Those who have taken one or more semesters of the beginner's T'ai Chi course, and those who have practiced other T'ai Chi styles, are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes. Exclusions apply for pregnant women and those with moderate to severe osteoarthritis in the knees.
Fee: $79 Registration Fee: $8MBP-073-C | 09/13/17-11/15/17 | P. Cote | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register
Introduction to Aromatherapy
This course will introduce the basics of holistic aromatherapy; history; recent research; production of essential oils, general properties, quality and purity; basic methods of application; physical effects of essential oils and pathways through the body; and the safe and effective use of this modality.
Fee: $32 Registration Fee: $8MBP-122-D | 10/24/17-11/07/17 | J. Silbert | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register
Evolution and Creationism: Why Can't We Just Get Along
What's really at the heart of this centuries-old animosity? Frame these two radically different ways of knowing, explore their roots, and get at the heart of their disagreement. Look for common ground, seek a meeting of the minds, and search for a viewpoint that allow these diverse positions to peacefully respectfully co-exist.
Fee: $26 Registration Fee: $8MBP-124-C | 09/22/17-09/29/17 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register
Aromatheraphy for Caregivers
This course is designed for caregivers and others who care for individuals. This class informs individuals on how to use essential oils to enhance sleep, relax, promote joy, and have an increased emotional well being.
Fee: $25 Materials Fee: $10 Registration Fee: $8MBP-133-E | 11/01/17-11/01/17 | I. Staff | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register