Skip Navigation

Howard Community College - Continuing Education

<< To HCC Main SiteContact Us | Maps & Directions 

Continuing Education (Noncredit)

Business and Workforce Development

Courses

Registration and Payment

Student Services

General Information

 

Lifestyle & Leisure

Wellness, Body, Mind & Spirit

Noncredit Continuing Education Spring/Summer 2014 Courses

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

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 $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed 7pm-9pm, Apr 30-May 28
#3113 XE 120 6341       Centennial High School
Register Now

Bone Health
Osteoarthritis and other bone-related conditions will be discussed in this informative class taught by Lesley Seplaki, retired GNP and RN. She will discuss the foot problems that can often lead to knee and hip replacements. Learn ways to keep your bones healthy and ask any relevant questions you might have. $29** (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 10am-12pm, Apr 26
#3132 XE 141 6315       Hickory Ridge
Register Now

Want More Success? Up Your Happiness Quotient
Many people believe that if they work hard, they will be successful, and if they are successful, then they’ll be happy. The reality is that recent discoveries in the field of Positive Psychology show that happiness leads to success, not the other way around. Research shows that happier people are more productive and energetic, are healthier, have closer relationships, earn more money, and even live longer. Come learn the strategies for what makes us lastingly happier, the impact of our emotions on our thinking and our relationships, and how to make work more engaging, energizing and meaningful. Instructor Rayna Schroeder has over 20 years of experience as a trainer and her courses are both educational and entertaining. $118** (includes $50 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, May 1-May 22
#3653 XE 139 6494 Centennial High School
Register Now

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. $45** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Sat 9am-12pm, Jun 7
#3104 XE 118 6648       Hickory Ridge
Register Now

Explorations in Mindfulness
Come and explore a practice of mindfulness and meditation. The concept of mindfulness, our experiences with it, and a variety of meditation and breathing techniques will be taught and practiced. Also discussed and practiced ,will be sitting meditation, walking meditation and other practices that can be incorporated into daily life. Discover your inner power, learn to calm your mind, transform suffering, and create joy. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket or meditation cushion to class. Chairs will be available. No prior experience is necessary. Instructor: Anjula Batra. $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Fri 11am-12:15pm, Apr 25-Jun 13
#3128 XE 147 6350      Health Sciences Building
Register Now

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 26
#3109 XE 119 6339      Hickory Ridge
Sat 9am-1pm, Jul 12
#4910   XE 119 6349    Hickory Ridge

Register Now

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: Miles Gannett. $105** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Sat 8:30am-10:30am, Jun 28-Aug 23
#9799 XE 309 6304  Health Sciences Building

Register Now

Yoga for Peace and Well-Being
In our busy, stress-filled, and challenging lives, there is a longing to return to our natural state, the state of peace and well-being. Using yoga postures, breath work, relaxation and meditation, we will take time to reconnect with the strength and energy in our bodies, the calm and focus of the mind, the self-acceptance and kindness of the heart, and the inner wisdom and deep stillness of spirit. Please bring a yoga mat or blanket and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Instructor: Olga Campora. $105** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Jun 26-Aug 28 (No class Jul 10, Aug 7 and Aug 21)
#4919   XE 727 6350 Health Sciences Building

Register Now

Summer Yoga Posture Clinic
Use your summer energy to move the body and learn a series of 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: Miles Gannett. $105** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 10:30am-12:30pm, Jun 28-Aug 23 (No class Jul 12 and Aug 9)
#9839   XE 962 6867    Health Sciences Building

Register Now

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. $105** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-10:30am, Jun 28-Aug 23 (No class Jul 12 & Aug 9)
#9799   XE 309 6304    Health Sciences Building

Register Now

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: D. Foulk. $125** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Sat 8:30am-9:30am, Apr 26-Jun 21 (No class May 24)
#3676 XE 435 6453       Health Sciences Building
Sat 8:30am-9:30am, Jun 28-Aug 23 (No class Jul 5 and Aug 9)
#9801   XE 435 6558 Health Sciences Building

Register Now

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, Apr 26-Jun 21 (No class May 24)
#3707 XE 843 6513       Health Sciences Building
Sat 9:30am-10:30am, Jun 28-Aug 23 (No class Jul 5 and Aug 9)
#9837   XE 843 6321 Health Sciences Building

Register Now

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, May 17
#0791 XE 104 J1693       Laurel College Center
►Sat 10am-12pm, Jun 7
#3644 XE 104 6468       Hickory Ridge
at 10am-12pm, Jul 12
#4685   XE 104 J1403      Laurel College Center

Register Now

 _____________________

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.






Privacy & Security Policy | Site Map | How are we doing?Advanced Search | Staff Directory | HCC Express.net

© 2012 Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway • Columbia, Maryland 21044
Tel. 443-518-1000 Welcome Center
Tel. 443-518-1200 Switchboard | TTY users call via MD Relay 7-1-1
Howard Community College is an Equal Opportunity Institution