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. Explore the connection between thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones, and learn how you can gain control.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020, HCC 0140
Join Chef Holly in this demonstration and tasting class as you explore the basics of plant-based eating. Learn about nutrition as well as substitutes for butter, eggs and protein. Chef Holly will demonstrate several recipes for you to taste. All recipes will be high in protein, fiber and healthy fats but low in cholesterol, sodium, refined sugars and saturated fats.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020, CUL 118
Explore the art of Shotokan Karate in a safe and supportive environment. Learn proper martial arts etiquette, basic blocks and kicks while improving your fitness. Students will also become familiar with self-defense and Bo staff techniques. There is no contact in this course.


January 7, 2020 to February 27, 2020, BEC 0151
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.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, BEC 0151
January 13, 2020 to March 11, 2020, SAC
January 14, 2020 to March 19, 2020, RDM1 108
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.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, BEC 0151
January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, BEC 0151
January 14, 2020 to March 19, 2020, RDM1 108
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer in women and the incidence continues to rise. Current strategies from the conventional medicine perspective offer a narrow field of therapeutic treatment options for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Explore how Biofield Therapies such as acupuncture, Qigong, Tui Na, Reiki, and Energy Medicine approaches offer additional ways to help mitigate common side effects and have the potential to improve overall vitality and well-being. Students are asked to bring a pillow and a yoga mat as some hands on techniques will be taught.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Paleo, Keto, Whole30, DASH, Mediterranean, Vegan - Are you curious about the differences between these popular diets and 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.


Monday, January 13, 2020, CHLAB 301
Improve overall fitness by focusing on core stability, functional movement and fast-paced circuit style exercises. Course promotes full body strength as well as flexibility while increasing heart rate. Instructor will provide one-on-one coaching to ensure students are using proper form and technique.


January 13, 2020 to March 18, 2020, RDM1 108
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.


January 14, 2020 to March 19, 2020, RDM1 108
Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels and the brain. Inflammatory foods, poor digestion, and chronic stress all contribute to this type of inflammation. Learn about the causes, effects and remedies of this type of inflammation. Explore the anti-inflammatory diets now being used by millions to significantly improve their health, digestion and energy.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Emotional eating contributes significantly to weight gain and the inability to lose weight. In addition, it generates uncomfortable feelings of self-judgement and guilt. Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter to learn how to shift this unconscious habit into one of contemplation. Dianne will demonstrate exercises designed to promote healthy habits.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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, March 14, 2020, CHLAB 301
Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels and the brain. Inflammatory foods, poor digestion, and chronic stress all contribute to this type of inflammation. Learn about the causes, effects and remedies of this type of inflammation. Explore the anti-inflammatory diets now being used by millions to significantly improve their health, digestion and energy.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
If your New Year's resolution includes eating healthier but you don't want to give up your classic comfort foods, join Chef Holly and learn to create classic dishes using surprisingly healthy ingredients. Recipes may include a Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip, Macaroni & Cheese, and Cookie Dough Dip. All recipes are vegan and can be made gluten-free.  NOTE: This is not a Certified Gluten-Free Kitchen.


Saturday, March 7, 2020, CUL 119
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 with Registered Herbalist Holly Hutton.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020, CUL 118
Complementary and integrative health practices including the use of medicinal herbs have the potential to help alleviate pain and other symptoms of chronic pain. This course will review the mechanisms of pain and provide an overview of herbs that can help to treat chronic pain. Hands-on activities include making topical pain relieving liniments, tincture and bath teas to use at home.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020, CUL 118
Research indicates there is a direct link between digestion and overall health. Learn about foods and herbs used throughout the world to attain and maintain digestive health. Leave with recipes to make easy herbal remedies at home.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn about the significant role hormones play in weight loss. When your metabolism is broken, you may gain weight no matter what you do. The Hormone Reset Detox will show you, in seven three-day bursts, how to make specific dietary changes, eliminate metabolism-wrecking foods (meat, alcohol, sugar, fruit, caffeine, grain, dairy, and toxins), repair your body and reset your hormones.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter to explore the basic concepts of intermittent fasting including the metabolic changes that occur during periods of fasting. Learn about clinical conditions that may benefit from intermittent fasting as well as which foods to include and exclude to achieve the best results.


Monday, March 2, 2020, CHLAB 301
Let's dance! Whether you are new to dance or have years of experience, you will enjoy learning easy to follow choreography using Broadway musical numbers from shows like A Chorus Line, Chicago and Singin' in the Rain. All skill levels are invited to participate.


January 27, 2020 to March 9, 2020, BEC 0151
January 27, 2020 to March 9, 2020, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn how to support your digestive, circulatory and immune systems to prevent a variety of health challenges that can occur with age. Examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can promote healthier living.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020, CHLAB 301
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. You are invited to bring your DEXA scan report, if you have one.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020, CHLAB 301
Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of hands-on healing, promotes relaxation, balance, and well-being using the life-force energy called Ki. 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. Learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki. Receive documentation of completion as a Reiki I practitioner.


Sunday, January 12, 2020, Hawthorne Healing Arts Center
Learn why medications can be essential for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in the short-term yet damaging to your digestion over time. Get relief without medications; stop suppressing the stomach acid that's essential to healthy digestion. Explore which foods and eating habits are most likely to produce the stomach swelling that aggravates GERD.


Tuesday, January 28, 2020, CHLAB 301
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.


January 6, 2020 to February 3, 2020, WUSHU
January 7, 2020 to February 4, 2020, WUSHU
This two-day per week class is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or those dealing with chronic health conditions. The slow, gentle & simple movements facilitate healing, range of motion, flexibility and balance.


January 7, 2020 to February 6, 2020, WUSHU
A food craving isn't normal hunger or a simple preference, and it often leads to loss of personal control, undermining your diet and sometimes your self-esteem. Cravings can be triggered by low blood sugar, inefficient digestion, nutrient deficiencies, toxicity, hormone imbalances and even poor sleep. These conditions can influence your food choices. Learn simple ways to manage and turn down the volume on food cravings.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020, CHLAB 301
This class will explore various winter squash including how to skin, cut and deseed these hefty beauties. Learn how to cook them to create delicious winter dishes like Italian Spaghetti Squash with Arugula and Kalamata Olives, Cozy Kabocha Squash Curry, and Creamy Butternut Sage Soup.  All recipes are vegan and gluten-free. NOTE: This is not a Certified Gluten-Free Kitchen.


Sunday, February 9, 2020, CUL 119
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.


January 15, 2020 to March 4, 2020, 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. Bring a yoga mat.


January 8, 2020 to March 11, 2020, BEC 0151