Courses

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.


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Learn the captivating movements, isolations and shimmies of Egyptian belly dance! This class introduces and reviews all the basic moves, then gently leads into combinations and short choreographies. Belly dance boosts mood, builds core strength and flexibility, and is a great way to release the stresses of everyday life. No previous dance or performance experience required.


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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.


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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.


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Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer in women worldwide. Join Gail Jett, Certified Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner, to explore how Biofield Therapies such as acupuncture, Qigong, Tui Na, Reiki, and Energy Medicine approaches offer additional ways to help mitigate common side effects from traditional treatments, and have the potential to improve overall vitality and well-being. This class is focused on both those undergoing treatment AND significant others who want to help them. Students are asked to bring a pillow and a yoga mat as some hands-on techniques will be taught.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Emotional eating contributes significantly to weight gain and the struggles with weight loss. In addition, it generates uncomfortable feelings of self-judgment and guilt. Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter to learn how to shift this unconscious habit into one of contemplation. Dianne will help you explore writing exercises designed to promote healthy habits.


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Central Oregon is a challenging environment for growing, 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. The class includes a field trip to Oregon Wild Harvest, a medicinal herb farm in Culver, OR. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation.


June 3-6, 2020, BEC 0152
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 chronic inflammation. Explore the anti-inflammatory diets now being used by millions to significantly improve their health, digestion and energy.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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The standard treatment for low thyroid is lifelong medication, but there's more one can do to heal and to support this critical gland. 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.


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Dietary supplements can be valuable aids for restoring and maintaining your health, or they can be an unnecessary expense that may even harm your health. Given that extensive government research shows the nutrient levels in our foods have been falling steadily for 70 years, it's important to learn which forms of nutrients are best absorbed, which supplements fit your needs and which don't, how much to take, and which brands provide the best quality for the price.


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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.


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Did you know that plant-based Italian food can be satisfying and delicious? Join us for a healthy, show-stopping demonstration and meal experience. Chef Holly will demonstrate how to make a fresh caprese salad, rich lasagna, and decadent tiramisu with no animal products. After the demonstration, students will sit down to enjoy this delicious Italian meal with a glass of red wine. Must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Your immune system is the most energy-consuming system of the body. Besides fighting off infectious organisms, the immune system is involved in removal of toxins and wastes, recovery from injury, and controlling the damaging inflammation brought on by stress and inflammatory foods. As we age, our immune system weakens, and we become more susceptible to conditions such as allergic reactions, weakening digestion, pneumonia, shingles, and increasing fatigue. Learn how to boost and maintain a strong immune system so you can have more energy, better mood balance, and greater resilience in the face of stress or injury.


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Numerous scientific studies confirm the benefits of practicing Tai Chi and Qigong. Benefits include increased flexibility, balance and strength. Often referred to as a "moving meditation", Tai Chi may also lower blood pressure and reduce stress. International Tai Chi Champion, Master JianFeng Chen, will help you start your journey of internal energy movement with the 8 and 24 Yang styles using humor, Eastern philosophy and practical application. This environment provides a supportive community for both beginners and advanced students to enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi. Price includes optional Qigong classes held on Saturdays.


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This two-day per week class is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or for those dealing with chronic health conditions.The slow, gentle and simple movements facilitate healing, range of motion, flexibility and balance.


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This two-day per week class is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or for those dealing with chronic health conditions. The slow, gentle and simple movements facilitate healing, range of motion, flexibility and balance.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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