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Noncredit Continuing Education Spring 2015 Courses

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

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, Apr 9
   XE-481 M1614   #5475 Laurel College Center

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Yoga and Cultivating Unity Consciousness
In our culture, there is so much emphasis on individuality, independence, and our own job, status, accomplishments, and possessions that we tend to lose our sense of shared humanity. Yoga puts us back in touch with our common bonds and moves us toward Unity Consciousness, a state of consciousness in which we are all One and all part of the Great Oneness in the Universe. A deep sense of Peace comes when we live, not from separation, but from the Oneness of Unity consciousness. Instructor: Helen Heffer. $150** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Apr 9-Jun 11
   XE-655 6435   #5639 Health Sciences Building 114

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Yoga: Awakening Consciousness Through Asana and Pranayama ★NEW!★
Awakening Consciousness begins with being present to our bodies and breath in Yoga and to our lives as they unfold. As we deepen our practice, we find that our actions, our words, and even our thoughts can come from Awakened Consciousness (self), instead of from ego consciousness (self). To live from Awakened Consciousness, our True Nature, is to live as Love, Joy, Truth, and Peace in the Universe. Instructor: Helen Heffer. $150** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 10:30am-12:30pm, Apr 11-Jun 13
   XE-513 6922   #5653 Health Sciences Building 114

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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. Instructor: Anjula Batra. $129** (includes $40 in fees*)
Fri 9am-10:30am, Apr 17-Jun 5
   XE-148 6395   #4579 Health Sciences Building

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Meditation, Yoga and the Practice of Compassion ★NEW!★
Learning to meditate or to do a Yoga pose skillfully is a doorway to compassion. Our own lives, our loved ones and our experiences offer the greatest opportunities for compassion to arise. As we deepen our practice, we come to heal ourselves and our world. Instructor: Helen Heffer. $150** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-10:30am, Apr 11-Jun 13
   XE-268 6364   #4773 Health Sciences Building 114

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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, Apr 18
   XE-119 J1659   #5990 Laurel College Center
Sat 9am-1pm, May 2
   XE-119 6966   #4573 Hickory Ridge 152

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Using Mindfulness Meditation to Increase Happiness ★NEW!★
For many of us, happiness is dependent on outside conditions. We suffer from the "if only" disease and seem to never have enough to be satisfied. Possessions, jobs, relationships - we're always looking for the next big thing that will finally make us happy. Mindfulness meditation gives you tools to create lasting happiness that does not rely on others. Explore how clinging to your attitudes and possessions creates dissatisfaction and how loving kindness, generosity and gratitude can help alter your outlook on life. Instructor: Jerry Hartman. $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9am-1pm, Apr 25
   XE-118 6936   #4750 Hickory Ridge 152

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Meditation

Learn to calm your mind with stillness meditation, focus your mind with mindfulness meditation and explore your mind with guided meditation. Farhan Qureshi will cover the history, scientific research and pragmatic value of meditation and teach you to incorporate its value into your daily activities. In addition to completing several related courses in mediation, he is earned certification as a meditation teacher by the Meditation Center in Bethesda. $119** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Apr 23-May 28
   XE-236 6561   #4593 Wilde Lake High School

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NIA the Technique: In Movement We Find Strength ★NEW!★
NIA is a course that combines 52 basic movements and techniques that draw on a combination of jazz, modern and Duncan dance styles, as well as t'ai chi, tae kwon do and akido. The body-mind healing arts of the Feldenkrais Method, Alexander Technique and yoga are also explored. Each class includes mindfulness movement, guidance and somatic education. The class cycle includes a warm-up, sustained non-impact aerobic conditioning, strength-training, cool down and stretching. Students should wear comfortable clothing and may choose to be barefoot or wear light slippers. Instructor: Claudia Salomon $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-9:30am, Apr 18-Jun 13 (No class May 23)
   XE-261 6322   #4753    Horowitz Arts Center 110

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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-12:30pm, Apr 18
   XE-104 6383   #5638 Hickory Ridge 156

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T'ai Chi Practice ★NEW!★
Continue to practice your skills in this Part II T'ai Chi class. Based on the latter sections of the Yang form, Chen Ming Chin, instructor David Foulk will guide you through the next levels of positions. Prior T'ai Chi experience is requested. $79** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9:30am-10:30am, May 2-Jun 13 (No class May 23)
   XE-266 6381   #4562 Health Sciences Building 113
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Qigong
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: David Foulk. $79** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-9:30am, May 2-Jun 13
   XE-435 6921   #4611 Health Sciences Building 113

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Connect With Your Angels
This class will guide you in connecting with your angels to receive messages. There will be a guided meditation and several powerful exercises to assist you in expanding your abilities. Instructor: Gena Wilson, LCSW. $25** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue 7pm-9pm, Apr 28
   XE-664 M1617   #5480 Laurel College Center

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Past Life Regression/Future Life Progression
Experience firsthand a review of your past lives or a peek into your soul's future lives. Deepen your understanding of your current life. Discussion following regression/progression. $25** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue 7pm-9pm, May 12
   XE-713 M1648   #5821 Laurel College Center

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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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