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, April 24, 2019, BEC 0154
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.


April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, BEC 0151
April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, RDM1 108
April 15, 2019 to June 5, 2019, SAC
June 17, 2019 to July 10, 2019, SAC
July 9, 2019 to August 29, 2019, BEC 0151
August 6-29, 2019, 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.


April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, BEC 0151
April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, RDM1 108
April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, BEC 0151
July 9, 2019 to August 29, 2019, BEC 0151
August 6-29, 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.


Sunday, May 19, 2019, CUL 117
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
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, May 21, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


June 5-8, 2019, BEC 0152
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 historically 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 wellbeing.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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. The most common Candida infection happens in the intestines. It often develops from an overuseof antibiotics or too much sugar.


Tuesday, July 23, 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, May 4, 2019, DPLSI
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.


Saturday, June 15, 2019, DPLSI
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.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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, June 4, 2019, CHLAB 301
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
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 their potential side effects so you can make an informed decision.


Tuesday, April 30, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


May 6, 2019 to June 3, 2019, WUSHU
May 7, 2019 to June 4, 2019, WUSHU
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.


May 7, 2019 to June 6, 2019, WUSHU
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.


May 1-22, 2019, BEC 0154
This class is for anyone who is challenged with losing weight or who may be doing "all the right things" and still not losing weight. Learn 10 root causes of weight gain, eight of which are not related to eating too many calories.


Tuesday, May 7, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


April 10, 2019 to May 29, 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.


April 3, 2019 to June 5, 2019, BEC 0151