Mind, Body and Spirit Courses

Fall 2015


Principles of Meditation-A Joyous Peaceful Way of Life

The practice of this ancient art will enrich your life experiences and expand your horizon. It is an excellent support to prevent, slow, or control cardiovascular disease, improve the ability to sustain concentration, restore balance for depression, develop constructive use of thought patterns, and ease pain associated with chronic diseases. If the practice of meditation is a new concept you would like to experience, or if you wish to renew your meditation practice, this course will help you establish a firm foundation.

Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

MBP-027-D | 10/06/15-11/10/15 | M. Allan | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Qi Gong

Qi Gong is the centuries-old movement practice of the ancient Chinese, and fills the same role as yoga. Later developed into the martial art of T'ai Chi by the Shaolin monks, Qi Gong was originally used as a healing practice to balance the mind, body, and spirit.  This Qi Gong class, will focus on learning a daily practice geared towards building inner peace and organ health.  The practice is made up of three phases:  relaxation and release; nourishing the organ systems; and visualization and focus. 

Fee: $62 Senior Adult Fee: $38 Registration Fee: $8

MBP-032-C | 09/08/15-10/27/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Qi Gong

Qi Gong is the centuries-old movement practice of the ancient Chinese, and fills the same role as yoga. Later developed into the martial art of T'ai Chi by the Shaolin monks, Qi Gong was originally used as a healing practice to balance the mind, body, and spirit.  This Qi Gong class, will focus on learning a daily practice geared towards building inner peace and organ health.  The practice is made up of three phases:  relaxation and release; nourishing the organ systems; and visualization and focus. 

Fee: $62 Senior Adult Fee: $38 Registration Fee: $8

MBP-032-E | 11/03/15-12/22/15 | | 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-C | 09/17/15-11/19/15 | 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-C | 09/17/15-11/19/15 | P. Cote | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Women's Self Defense Intensive

Join veteran self-defense trainer Flo Combs for a workout you won't want to miss. An introduction to basics of self defense offers students the opportunity to learn physical defense techniques which include impact training. Additionally, students will explore issues that surround violence against women and children through a brief discussion about resources available concerning violence prevention, victim abuse, and community services that are currently available. The course is physical and appropriate workout attire should be worn to class. Basic fitness principles which include strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness will be discussed briefly in terms of the student's ability to practice and perform self defense skills.

Fee: $15 Registration Fee: $8

MBP-079-C | 09/19/15-09/19/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register