Mind, Body and Spirit Courses

Winter/Spring 2017


Being Human: Wealth and Poverty

Is poverty an inevitable byproduct of civilization? What are the consequences of providing unequal access to food, medicine, shelter, and economic opportunity? How much inequality are we willing to tolerate, and how much actually exists in our world today? This class explores wealth and poverty from an anthropological view: we'll uncover the roots of inequality, the effect of social stratification on societies, the reasons for the persistence of poverty, and the innovations that have succeeded in creating a more egalitarian world.

Fee: $67 Senior Adult Fee: $45 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-530-H | 02/04/17-02/25/17 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Principles of Meditation-A Joyous Peaceful Way of Life

We 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 horizon. Meditation can help build resilience, maintain concentration, restore balance helping with anxiety, improve thought patterns, and create sustainable change restoring peace and balance in your life. If the practice of meditation is new or you wish to renew your meditation practice; this course will help you establish a firm foundation.

Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

MBP-027-H | 02/09/17-03/23/17 | 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: $8

MBP-072-G | 01/12/17-03/23/17 | 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-G | 01/12/17-03/23/17 | 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: $8

MBP-122-G | 01/17/17-01/31/17 | J. Silbert | 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: $8

MBP-122-M | 03/14/17-03/28/17 | 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: $8

MBP-124-H | 02/03/17-02/10/17 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


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