Courses

Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggling with low energy, and why your libido has disappeared. Hormones can influence behavior and mood, give zest for life or leave you dragging. Men and women end up riding the hormone roller coaster as many hormones fluctuate throughout the day, the week and the month.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019, HCC 0230
The Better Bones & Balance program, developed by researchers at the Bone Research Lab at Oregon State University, uses targeted exercises that reduce the rate of bone loss, improve strength and balance, and reduce the risk of falls.


June 17, 2019 to July 10, 2019, SAC
July 9, 2019 to August 29, 2019, BEC 0151
August 6-29, 2019, RDM1 108
September 24, 2019 to December 5, 2019, BEC 0151
September 24, 2019 to December 5, 2019, RDM1 108
October 7, 2019 to December 4, 2019, SAC
If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance class for at least one complete term, join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced.


July 9, 2019 to August 29, 2019, BEC 0151
August 6-29, 2019, RDM1 108
September 24, 2019 to December 5, 2019, BEC 0151
September 24, 2019 to December 5, 2019, BEC 0151
September 24, 2019 to December 5, 2019, RDM1 108
Has winter left you feeling 'blah' about your eating habits? Superfoods can give your diet a healthy boost, while reducing your risk of heart disease, memory loss and other health problems. In this hands-on class, students will learn about different superfoods and how to maximize their benefit by combining them to make delicious recipes.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Paleo, Keto, Whole30, DASH, Mediterranean, Vegan - Are you confused about the differences between these popular diets? Wondering which one might be the best for you? This class navigates the philosophies of each diet by highlighting their advantages and shortcomings. Learn how to determine which one might be a good fit for your health goals and lifestyle.


Saturday, July 20, 2019, HCC 0140
Improve core stability through targeted exercises that promote body awareness, mobility, endurance and strength. Class will focus on optimal alignment and breathing cues to support proper form and technique


August 6-29, 2019, RDM1 108
September 24, 2019 to December 5, 2019, RDM1 108
Build core strength and muscle endurance in a supportive environment. Focus will be on proper technique, using movements that emphasize injury resilience and prevention. Targeted exercises will be used to gradually build strength, stamina, confidence and body awareness.


July 10, 2019 to August 28, 2019, BEC 0151
 Inflammation is most commonly associated with injury or surgery as the body's temporary reaction to help it heal. However, the U.S. has an epidemic of another type of inflammation that is internal, invisible, systemic and chronic. It's often painless and can be difficult to detect. Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels and the brain.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019, CHLAB 301
Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett to explore the basics of energy healing and energy medicine. Learn the science behind these modalities and ways to augment your own health and well-being with some simple techniques that can increase energy, vitality, mental clarity and focus.


Saturday, July 27, 2019, CHLAB 301
Central Oregon is a challenging growing environment, but many medicinal herbs seem to love it. This class will explore medicinal garden designs, gardening and propagation techniques and recommended herbs for this region.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This gentle yoga class allows you to explore the connection of mind, body, and spirit through the gentle movements of yoga for whole body fitness. Breath awareness and the basics of proper and safe alignment will be the foundation of the practice of yoga poses.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
The term "grounding" is showing up increasingly in terms of its relationship to our health. While often equated with new age philosophy, research and findings from the disciplines of science and physics are now able to explain what it is, what it means, and its critical importance to our health and well-being.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, CHLAB 301
Those two little adrenal glands sitting atop your kidneys are big players in how you feel and function. Are you tired, easily stressed, lacking motivation, irritable or depressed? Your adrenals may be worn down from years of stress, propped up with sugar or caffeine, and no longer putting out the hormones you need for hundreds of body functions.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019, CHLAB 301
Candida albicans is a normally harmless yeast found in the air, on foods and in the human gut. However, when it becomes overgrown in any part of the body, an infection called Candidiasis occurs. Learn the signs of intestinal yeast overgrowth, why most doctors don't look for it or treat it, and how to heal this condition that weakens our digestion and our health.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, CHLAB 301
Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of hands-on healing, promotes relaxation, balance, and well-being using the life-force energy called Ki. Learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, DPLSI
For students who have completed Reiki I, this class teaches techniques to promote emotional and mental healing, and to provide long distance healing.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore the practice of HeartMath meditation and how to achieve a state known as heart coherence - the measurable synchronization of our physical, mental, and emotional states. Supported with 15 years of research from the Institute of HeartMath, this practice offers profound physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Many cultures throughout the world utilize herbs as tonics for healthy aging. Explore many of these herbal traditions and the use of herbal tonics to strengthen immunity, endurance and longevity. Learn about individual herbs and explore age-old formulas.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Wondering how to use herbs for healing? This hands-on class will help you explore how to make and use simple herbal remedies. Learn to make infusions, decoctions, tinctures, liniments, salves and syrups. Join Registered Herbalist Holly Hutton to have some fun with herbs.


Thursday, July 18, 2019, BEC 0152
Learn how to reset your metabolic hormones to lose weight and feel great in just 21 days. Weight loss isn't about restricting calories and willpower, it's about hormones, the chemical molecules that govern nearly all aspects of your body fat.


October 9-30, 2019, HCC 0230
Let's dance! Whether you are new to dance or have years of experience, all will enjoy learning easy to follow choreography using Broadway musical numbers from shows like A Chorus Line, Chicago and Singin' in the Rain.


September 23, 2019 to November 4, 2019, BEC 0151
Explore how foods like wheat and soy can interfere with thyroid function, while iodine and certain herbs can help. Fill out a thyroid questionnaire and learn to take your basal body temperature, an indicator of thyroid function.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019, CHLAB 301
Starting in our 50's, our nutrient needs increase and become closer to those of the average athlete! This is because our major systems tend to weaken as we age. This class will examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can help us be healthier as we age.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, CHLAB 301
Pilates is a method of achieving mind and body connections for safe, effective movement. Pilates principles can be applied to people of all ages and abilities.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover how to restore bone health with or without medication. Find out how bone-rebuilding medications work and the potential side effects so you can make an informed decision.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019, CHLAB 301
Reiki is a gentle, noninvasive, powerful hands on healing practice that is rising in popularity. Scientific studies have validated that Reiki treatments can shorten recovery times after surgeries and injuries, lower resting heart rate and blood pressure, and impart feelings of peace and calm.


Saturday, June 29, 2019, CHLAB 301
Have you checked in to Heartburn Hotel? It may be time to re-evaluate your travel plans! Learn why medications can be essential for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in the short-term yet damaging to your digestion over time.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019, CHLAB 301
Relax and renew with this gentle 3-hour summer workshop. Yoga can help you find ways to move more freely as your activity level increases during the summer months.


Saturday, June 29, 2019, BEC 0151
Join International Tai Chi Champion, Master JianFeng Chen from China, and learn the foundations of Tai Chi. Start with the 8 and 24 Yang styles in a relaxing space. This class is for both new and advanced students who want to know the form, science, and martial art application behind each move.


June 10, 2019 to July 8, 2019, WUSHU
June 11, 2019 to July 9, 2019, WUSHU
This two-day per week class is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or those dealing with chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson's or MS. The slow, gentle and simple movements facilitate healing, range of motion, flexibility and balance.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn how to reset your metabolic hormones to lose weight and feel great in just 21 days. Weight loss isn't about restricting calories and willpower, it's about hormones, the chemical molecules that govern nearly all aspects of your body fat.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover the regional bounty and find out how to identify and use locally available medicinal plants. Holly Hutton, Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, will teach you how to ethically wildcraft, identify plants, and understand how they were traditionally used.


June 26-29, 2019, BEC 0152
This class connects the body and the breath to ease overactive minds while reducing stress. Explore the use of sports science and alignment principles for safe flowing movements and asanas. Improve strength and flexibility, develop greater balance and enhance feelings of well-being.


September 24, 2019 to November 12, 2019, PRI 119
September 25, 2019 to November 13, 2019, RDM1 108
Experience yoga in an inclusive and comfortable environment.  Learn fundamental yoga poses with a sense of exploration and mindfulness of breath. Gain muscle awareness while  focusing on pain-free range of motion.  All experience and skill levels welcome.


September 25, 2019 to November 20, 2019, BEC 0151