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Noncredit Continuing Education Fall 2014 Courses

NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class.

12 Week Body Transformation Challenge
For eight years the 12 Week Body Transformation Challenge has helped people lose weight, normalize risk factors and accomplish health and wellness goals. The successful guiding principles of the class are to replace processed foods with real foods. Concerned about health? Want to make a change? Learn about the healing power of real food. In this class you will evaluate your health, set goals, learn and implement a real food diet and exercise program, reevaluate and report. The winner will be chosen by the class based on accomplishment of individual goals. It's a competition with no losers, only winners. No dieting, no pills, no procedures - just real food. Taught by Jim Pirisino, a board certified and licensed nutritionist. $125** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9pm, Sep 9-Nov 18
#3745   XE 510 6674 Centennial High School
(Class meets only on: Sep 9,16,23,30 & Oct 28 & Nov 18)
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Nutrition 2014: Grains, Wheat, and Gluten ★NEW!★
We are constantly told to eat more healthy whole grains. Yet, a wide range of health issues have been linked to consumption of grains, wheat and gluten. These issues include weight gain, food sensitivities, food allergies, gut health, autoimmune responses, inflammation, and the recent identification of the impact of these foods on neurological conditions due to the gut-brain connection. Some of these issues have been described in the recent best-selling books, Wheat Belly and Grain Brain. How might grains, wheat and gluten be affecting your health and what can you do about it. Taught by Jim Pirisino, a board certified and licensed nutritionist. $69** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9pm, Oct 07-Oct 21
#8939   XE 211 6382 Centennial High School

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Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes
Are you stressed out? Overworked? Would you like to be Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes? Come learn the secrets, get the theories, and even try several exercises that will change your routine forever in this interactive combination lecture and workout class. Learn secrets from the international modeling industry to be slim and trim and have fabulous skin. You can learn to sneak in exercise at the gym or at the office so you NEVER have to diet. Learn the benefits of these amazing secrets and how they can battle stubborn health issues like diabetes, high cholesterol and osteoporosis; relieve joint aches and arthritis; even balance hormones and brain activity so you can think more clearly and get more done at work. All these topics plus an extended question and answer. $30** (fee based, no waivers)

Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm, Oct 9
#8914   XE 481 M1446 Laurel College Center

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Busy Parent’s Course in Family Nutrition
As a parent or grandparent, you know that nutrition has an impact on mental, physical and emotional health. Learn what you can do to revitalize your and your children’s health. Discover how you can boost your family’s immune system in order to avoid constant winter colds and illness. What are the secrets to inspire your little ones to eat fruits and vegetables? Find out how to get yourself back to a healthy weight, a cheerful mood and abundant energy after pregnancy or anytime. From picking and preparing produce, to reading labels and revamping recipes, you will get all the practical help you need to have your family overflowing with vibrant health. Textbook is included. Instructor: Nancy Parlette $119** (includes $55 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9pm, Sep 23-Oct 21
#9048   XE 120 6409 Centennial High School

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Herbal Tea Blending for Personal Health
Many plants offer a wealth of health benefits. Discover herbs effective in supporting the body’s natural functions, and safe to use regularly. Learn characteristics and health benefits of each plant through a hands-on sensory activity involving seeing, touching, smelling, and tasting samples of peppermint, chamomile, lemon balm, and more. You will have the opportunity to create a personal tea blend incorporating the herbs learned in class to help support your individual wellness needs. $5 materials fee* payable to the instructor at first class. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Sat 10am-12pm, Oct 25
#8952   XE 277 M1468 Laurel College Center

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Master Your Energy ★NEW!★
Life is short and energy can be fleeting, so understanding where you use this finite resource each day is important. Learn better, more productive ways to deal with challenges and challenging people as you participate in the instructor’s Energy Game. Yarrow is a certified feng shui practitioner (CFSP), trained with Lin Yun and has over 15 years of experience. Let her help you identify your energy drains, analyze their origin and create specific personal solutions to decrease stress and increase productivity and happiness in your life. $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Oct 15
#8831   XE 188 6332 Oakland Mills High School

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Mind, Body, Connection and Health
During this course, you are invited to learn the connection between everyday stresses of life, emotional pain and physical breakdown. There will be lessons on self-healing based on the Chakra Energy System. Through interactive demonstrations and techniques, you will become aware of the energy in your body and how this energy is changed positively and negatively by your own mental processes. Additionally, you will learn how to detect when a chakra is off balance and how to correct it. Instructor Sharon Burns, RN and MA, has an extensive teaching resume. $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9am-12pm, Oct 18
#9049   XE 118 6411 Hickory Ridge

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Friday Morning Yoga
Start your Friday with a practice of yoga, during which you will open and calm the body, mind and spirit through a progressive series of yogic breathing, strengthening and stretching exercises. No prior experience is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat and a blanket to class. Register for this class alone or together with Explorations in Mindfulness. Instructor: Anjula Batra $119** (includes $40 in fees*)
Fri 9:30am-11am, Sep 19-Nov 14 (No class Oct 17)
#9051   XE 148 6667 Health Sciences Building
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Yoga and the Upanishads
The ancient Yogic texts, The Upanishads, explore life questions such as “What happens at death?” “What makes my hand move, my eyes see, my mind think?” “Does life have a purpose or is it governed by chance?” We will use such philosophical questions as a basis to move more deeply into our bodies through yoga poses and into our minds through focus and meditation and deepen our connection to Source and Essence of Life. Recommended but not required reading: The Upanishads, translated by Eknath Easwaran. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Instructor: H. Heffer $135** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 10:30am-12:30pm, Sep 20-Nov 22
#3734   XE 441 6430 Health Sciences Building
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Yoga & Exploring the Chakras
In yoga, the chakras are the seven major energy centers that parallel the spine. We will use the chakras as a map of human evolution, from survival consciousness to unity consciousness. Through classic yoga phases, breathing techniques, meditation, and discussion, we will explore how we and the human species are evolving toward our full potential. As we all experience challenges in relation to ourselves, our fellow human beings, and our planet, we are inspired to engage life from an ever-deepening and more conscious place. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel to class. Instructor: H. Heffer $135** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-10:30pm, Sep 20-Nov 22
#9080   XE 233 6428 Health Sciences Building
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Meditation and Yoga: Being Yoga Master of the Mind
Meditation is the art of being present, moment to moment as life unfolds, with a calm, centered mind and a loving, compassionate heart. Yoga postures to stretch and strengthen the body are a vehicle for meditation, as well as preparation for stillness and sitting meditation. Through yoga and meditation, we discover the inner power and peace of residing in one’s center. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket or yoga mat. Instructor: Helen Heffer. $135** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Sep 18-Nov 20
#5744   XE 309 6618 Health Sciences Building

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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness meditation works by helping the practitioner achieve a better understanding of what is happening right now – whether positive, negative or neutral – not what they want to happen or what think they should be happening. Recognizing that unconscious thoughts, feelings and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical and spiritual health, you will learn techniques to reduce stress and stress-related disorders. The class will consist of a presentation, opportunity to participate in guided meditation and time for discussion, questions and answers. Instructor Jerry Hartman is a graduate of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute certificate program, Washington, DC. $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9am-1pm, Oct 18
#9050   XE 119 6665 Hickory Ridge

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Reflexology for Stress Reduction and Wellness
Reflexology is a gentle touch, safe, holistic practice for healing and self-improvement that everyone can learn and practice. You will discover how Reflexology is being increasingly accepted by the medical community as a tool in preventative healthcare for family wellness. This informative class will explain how this technique can help reduce pain, increase overall wellness and improve relationships. Bring your questions to this fun-filled hands-on reflexology course. Register as a couple, with a friend, or on your own. Instructor: Njideka Olatunde. $39** (fee based, no waivers)
Sat 10am-12pm, Sep 20
#9054   XE 104 6414 Hickory Ridge
Sat 10am-12pm, Oct 25
#8847   XE 104 J1415 Laurel College Center

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The word Qigong literally means skill or cultivation of vital energy (qi). Traditional Chinese medicine believes that good health is the result of a free-flowing, well-balanced qi (bio-energy) system, while sickness, pain or physical disorders are the result of qi blockage, or unbalanced qi in the body. Qigong practice helps to balance the qi system in the body and break the qi blockages to recover health. It helps you develop a more relaxed, harmonious state of mind and body; reduce stress; resist illness; and heighten sensitivity to your body’s internal organs along with developing an energetic ability to regulate your own health and vitality. You will focus on body posture adjustment and gentle movement, mind-focused relaxation, and breath regulation practice. Instructor: D. Foulk. $125** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-9:30am, Sep 13-Nov 1
#5752   XE 435 6450 Health Sciences Building

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T’ai Chi Introduction
Discover T’ai Chi, a form of active meditation that promotes calming, centering, and self-control. Instructor David Foulk introduces you to this practice of meditation and physical exercise, consisting of carefully coordinated, slow, natural movements proven to strengthen your body and mind. When the chi flows in a balanced fashion, you enjoy better physical and emotional health, increased longevity and inner peace. $125** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9:30am-10:30am, Sep 13-Nov 1
#5802   XE 843 6451 Health Sciences Building

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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.

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