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: $8DIS-530-E | 11/04/16-12/02/16 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register
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: $8MBP-027-C1 | 09/27/16-11/01/16 | M. Allan | 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-C1 | 09/15/16-11/17/16 | 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-C1 | 09/15/16-11/17/16 | P. Cote | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register
Food Journaling: Write Your Way to a Healthier Relationship With What You Eat
Do you eat when you're lonely, angry, tired, or bored? That snack you devoured at 11pm-what made you eat that? Discover how the media, marketers, and popular culture influence your choices.Through freewriting, essay assignments, and journaling exercises, delve deep into your unique personal experience. Meet yourself on the page, come face to face with yourself as an eater, and transform your relationship with food. The results: more nutritious choices, better health, greater joy!
Fee: $48 Registration Fee: $8MBP-120-C1 | 09/26/16-10/17/16 | J. Castillo | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register
Parents and Children Uncovering the Real Sources Behind the Food You Eat
You gotta have your cheeseburger: juicy, beefy, and delicious, mmm - but wait! Before you take that first bite, look closer! Where did the beef come from? What about the cheese, buns, veggies, and sauce? Is that really beef you're tasting, or is it - gasp - artificial beef flavor? Become a burger detective and go behind the scenes of your favorite lunch food. Learn how to read the clues on food labels, keep food advertisers from pulling a fast one on you, and steer clear of salt, sugar, fat, and all their partners in crime. Learn how to choose and cook healthy alternatives to processed food. Help make the world safer for lunch eaters everywhere.
Fee: $31 Materials Fee: $6 Registration Fee: $8MBP-121-C | 09/10/16-09/17/16 | J. Castillo | 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 | 10/25/16-11/08/16 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register