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Noncredit Continuing Education Spring & Summer 2015 Courses

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

Introduction to Yoga ★NEW!★
For four weeks this summer, commit yourself to discovering yoga and learning why it is so popular in our society. Join a group of interested students in the practice of yoga and meditation on Saturday mornings. This class will include an introduction to yoga while building physical and mental strength through yoga postures and attention to breath. Absolutely no prior experience necessary. Please bring a blanket or yoga mat. Instructor: Lisa Kiely. $69** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-10:30am, Aug 8-Aug 29
   XE-296 6398 #7089 Health Sciences Building

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Level I Yoga ★NEW!★
Hatha Yoga uses postures (asanas) and conscious breathing (pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength and flexibility, and relaxation. Students are provided the opportunity to develop body awareness and explore varied postures in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Emphasis will be on opening and strengthening the shoulders, back and legs. This class is appropriate for both beginning practitioners and those with prior exposure to yoga. Please bring a blanket or yoga mat. Instructor: Laura Petri. $69** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 10:30am-12:30pm, Aug 8-Aug 29
   XE-299 6943 #7244 Health Sciences Building

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Yoga and Core Strength ★NEW!★
Yoga strengthens the Core, which is our essence or center, as well as our physical core, generally defined as the body’s trunk muscles that provide stability for movement. Yogic breathing, movement, awareness and meditation will be our tools in exploring and strengthening our Core/core. Instructor: Helen Heffer. $85** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Jun 18-Jul 16
   XE-294 6315 #6894 Health Sciences Building

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Yoga for a Balanced Mind and Body 
Take a break from your busy work week to let go of stress and calm your mind. Through classic hatha yoga poses, breathing exercises and meditation you will practice bringing awareness to your body, thoughts and feelings. We will use mind-body techniques to promote relaxation and respond to your body’s needs. No prior experience is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket/towel. Instructor: Sandra Shaklan $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Jul 23-Aug 27
XE-297 6397 #7088 Health Sciences Building
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Summer Yoga Posture Clinic
Use your summer energy to move the body and learn a series of more than 30 yoga postures that open body, mind, emotions, energy, and spirit. Through breathwork and postures of alignment, balance, strengthening, stretching, and relaxation, we open to our wholeness. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket to class. Instructor: Helen Heffer. $85** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-10:30am, Jun 27-Aug 1 (No class Jul 4)
   XE-962 6867 #1514 Health Sciences Building
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Meditation, Yoga and the Practice of Compassion
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. $85** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Sat 10:30am-12:30pm, Jun 27-Aug 1 (No class Jul 4)
   XE-268 6334 #7018 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, May 2
   XE-119 6966   #4573 Hickory Ridge 152

Sat 9am-1pm, Jul 11
   XE-119 J1660 #6907 Laurel College Center
Sat 9am-1pm, Jul 18
   XE-119 6519 #0408 Hickory Ridge

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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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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, Jul 11
   XE-104 J1661 #6909 Laurel College Center
Sat 10am-12:30pm, Aug 8
   XE-104 6422 #7095 Hickory Ridge

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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. $109** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9:30am-10:30am, Jun 27-Aug 15 (No class Jul 4)
   XE-843 6321 #1512 Health Sciences Building

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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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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

■Sat 8:30am-9:30am, Jun 27-Aug 15 (No class Jul 4) ** This section is $109**(includes $40 in fees*)
   XE-435 6558 #1474 Health Sciences Building

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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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