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.
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.
If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance class for at least one complete term, please join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced.
Take your fitness to the next level with this energetic cardio and strength training class. Learn how to recognize and engage the correct muscles for each exercise, then transfer these skills to everyday activities.
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.
One of the most powerful tools for eating a consistently healthy diet is a personal eating plan. An eating plan provides a template for when and how much to eat so that you get the unique balance of protein, carbohydrate, fat and fiber that's right for you.
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 - 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.
Billions of dollars are spent every year on the treatment of chronic pain, yet the nature of pain, particularly chronic pain, and the mechanisms behind it, still remain unclear. Pharmaceutical remedies often fall short in treating chronic pain and/or result in undesirable side effects. Explore simple, yet effective, ways to augment current methods of pain management using energy medicine.
We all want to feel 100% as soon as possible after an injury or surgery, without any lingering pain or restricted movement. From bruising or cuts to torn muscles and broken bones, there are simple things you can do to restore yourself fully and in record 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.
Explore how essential oils are uniquely positioned to create profound emotional awareness and release. Students will explore three of the most effective essential oils for emotional change.
Deepen your connection to self by understanding the body's internal and external energy systems. Students will explore three of the most effective essential oils for spiritual expansion, energy field awareness and personal empowerment.
Learn the physiological effects of essential oils on the human body as well as proper use and application of essential oils. Students will explore three of the most effective essential oils for physical healing.
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.
For students who have completed Reiki I, this class teaches techniques to promote emotional and mental healing, and to provide long distance healing.
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.
Two thirds of all plants are medicinal and over seven thousand medical compounds from those plants are used in pharmaceuticals. Explore the world of herbs with clinical herbalist, Holly Hutton. Learn the basics of how herbs work and how to use them to address a variety of issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover how to restore bone health with or without medication. Find out how bone-rebuilding medications work and their potential side effects so you can make an informed decision.
This course contains no sessions at this time.
Reiki is a gentle, noninvasive, powerful practice that is rising in popularity as an effective alternative treatment for healing. It is becoming widely accepted across health related fields. Many hospitals, including the St. Charles Cancer Center, offer Reiki treatments for patients.
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.
Join International Tai Chi Champion, Master JianFeng Chen from China, and learn the foundations and philosophy of Tai Chi, also known as a "moving meditation." For both new and advanced students, this class starts with the 8 and 24 Yang style form.
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.
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.
Making the healthy food choices when shopping and eating out is key to consuming a well-balanced diet and achieving your health goals. In this class, students will learn how to shop efficiently and make healthy choices to restock their pantry and kick-start their healthier life goals. Learn to read nutrition labels, build a balanced meal and then taste some of the great recipes you can make with the shopping recommendations made by the instructor.
Experience yoga in an inclusive and comfortable environment. Practice fundamental yoga poses for whole body fitness with a sense of exploration while moving in a pain-free range of motion.