Mind, Body and Spirit Courses

Summer 2017


Eating Local for Less

"Organic", "All Natural", "Cage Free": What's it all mean? We've heard the news about obesity epidemics, ecoli outbreaks, pesticide scares, and nutritionally bankrupt processed foods, but are these expensive new boutique products really the answer? In this class, you'll explore alternatives to the industrial food system: CSAs, farmer's markets, food co-ops, and more, where the focus is on delicious, healthy food grown by environmentally responsible methods. When was the last time you bit into a tomato that exploded on your tongue the way they did when you were a kid? Taste industrial foods alongside local, organic, permaculture alternatives. Discover how to find sources of great local food and how to make it cost less than what you buy at the grocery store!

Fee: $58 Senior Adult Fee: $35 Materials Fee: $5 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-423-K | 05/24/17-06/14/17 | J. Castillo | 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: $8

MBP-072-J | 04/13/17-06/15/17 | 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: $8

MBP-073-J | 04/13/17-06/15/17 | P. Cote | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Living Life As a Joyful Being, Ready for Whatever Life Brings

Living Life as a Joyful Being: Be Ready for Whatever Life Brings! course gives you the tools and techniques to successfully manage life in the 21st century. The 4 week course provides students with practical exercises including mindful breathing, introspection, and self-visualization techniques to become more self aware and break free from the power of negative past experiences and take charge of your life.

Fee: $59 Materials Fee: $20 Registration Fee: $8

MBP-129-L | 06/05/17-06/26/17 | J. Jangdhari | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register