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Abundance and the Law of Attraction!


with Celeste Lovett

Calendar Oct 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Positive thinking and how to live a life of abundance are at the heart of this 1 week class.   Let Celeste enlighten regarding this powerful concept.

Acupuncture, Herbs, & Holistic Medicine


with Brian Paterson, ND

Calendar Sep 25, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn from an expert about a variety of Holistic Medicine techniques. 

Belly Dancing Fun & Exercise for Beginners


with Andrea Aldrovandi

Calendar Sep 24, 2018 at 6:15 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This 10 week class combines having a lot of fun with exercising.   There is no experience necessary. 

Holistic Roots to Healthy Living & Life Style Choices


with Brian Paterson, ND

Calendar Oct 2, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This free 6 week class takes a look at the foundations of choices leading to a Healthy living and Lifestyle. 

Line Dancing


with George Maloof

Calendar Sep 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Join George in Line Dancing.   This class is fun, offers exercise, and is a great excuse to get out of the house!  It doesn't matter if you are new to line dancing or have experience, George will make it a lot of fun!

Mah Jongg Made Easy and Fun


with Sharon Fleischman

Calendar Sep 26, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Come join Sharon and learn about this amazing game.

Mindful Movement and Meditation through Chi Kung


with Richard Hochsprung

Calendar Sep 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

What is the purpose of this class?

     To learn an ancient self-healing mind and body exercise program. The class is open to all levels of experience and physical abilities. We will do postures and exercises in standing, sitting and occasionally on a mat on the floor. Rick Hochsprung, (MSPT, Cert MDT, RYT 200, Healing Tao Instructor) as a physical therapist, yoga instructor and meditator, has found that these movements and meditations really work to heal past traumas; within himself, his patients and students.

What is Chi Kung?

     It is the practice of internal mind/body energy work and is the basis of Tai Chi Chi Kung, known for its flowing graceful movements. Chi Kung has been practiced for generations in China and then was brought here to the West. It was first developed for martial arts training and has since made a slow transition to become a health and longevity practice. It is part of Taoism, China's oldest system of philosophy based on a natural harmonious way of living. Chi Kung is about observing, opening to, and learning about ourselves and our nature in all aspects of body, mind and spirit.

Chi has been defined as bioelectricity, life force, vitality or simply energy. Kung is exercise. Thus, Chi Kung is energy exercise. These practices differ from many other forms of exercise in that their focus is on the internal structure and function of our postures and movements. When we sustain an injury of any kind, our body will protect the injured area to allow the injury to heal. Once sufficient healing takes place, we need to regain previous range of motion and strength in order to return to full function. If the trauma is great enough to cause severe restriction of the tissues, it may take more time and attention to release it. In this class, we will explore ways to take our awareness to that area of restriction, sense that tension, and then use our intention and movement to relax and release it. That is why this exercise program energizes you, rather than dissipate energy, which is what usually occurs in most traditional forms of exercise. Chi Kung is based on a fusion of exertion and relaxation. The Taoists say that relaxation is the key to energy flow and healthy aging.

Mindfulness Meditation:

     In addition to healing our body through exercise, research tells us that our brains, previously thought to remain static after our initial growth and development, have innate healing and regenerative capacities. So, in this class, we will explore mindfulness; both in movement and meditation. Through mindfulness meditation practice, we can literally “rewire” our nervous systems in order to become focused, clear and calm and change brain patterns from worry and anxiety to peace, acceptance and happiness. We can transform stress to vitality!

Naturally Beautiful (Loving the person you are)


with Dawn Sanchez

Calendar Oct 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Confidence is beautiful no matter your size, no matter your weight be confident in who you are and you'll be beautiful. Beauty is skin deep because you can have a "perfect body" and an ugly spirit. This course provides tips on building good self esteem for men and women. It is also to design to help build good self esteem with children.

*-The pictured book is included in the cost of this class*

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