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
Wednesday, April 22, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


March 3-26, 2020, BEC 0151
March 31, 2020 to May 21, 2020, BEC 0151
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.


January 19, 2020 to March 8, 2020, BEC 0151
April 9, 2020 to May 28, 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
March 31, 2020 to June 11, 2020, BEC 0151
March 31, 2020 to June 4, 2020, RDM1 108
April 6, 2020 to June 3, 2020, 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.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, BEC 0151
January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, BEC 0151
March 31, 2020 to June 11, 2020, BEC 0151
March 31, 2020 to June 4, 2020, RDM1 108
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.


Saturday, April 11, 2020, CHLAB 301
Cauliflower is all the rage right now in the foodie world! Discover what all the talk is about as you learn to prepare cauliflower in four different ways: Pizza Crust, Alfredo Sauce, "Hot Wings," and Cauli-steaks. You will leave the class with an understanding of the benefits of and techniques for using cauliflower in creative and flavorful ways. All recipes will be gluten-free and vegan. NOTE: This is NOT a Certified Gluten-Free Kitchen.


Sunday, May 17, 2020, CUL 117
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, April 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.


March 30, 2020 to June 3, 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.


March 31, 2020 to June 4, 2020, RDM1 108
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 help you explore writing exercises designed to promote healthy habits.


Monday, May 11, 2020, 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, March 14, 2020, CHLAB 301
Many people are exploring the benefits of alternative therapies for their pets. Join Gail Jett, Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner, as she explains the foundation of energy medicine and demonstrates simple techniques you can use with your pets.


Saturday, April 18, 2020, 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. 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 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
Tuesday, May 12, 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.


April 29, 2020 to May 20, 2020, HCC 0140
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.


February 3, 2020 to March 16, 2020, BEC 0151
The standard treatment for low thyroid is lifelong medication, but there's more one can do to heal and 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.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020, CHLAB 301
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
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, CHLAB 301
Did you know that Italian food can be plant-based and delicious? Join us for this healthy, show-stopping demonstration and meal experience. Chef Holly will demonstrate how to make fresh caprese salad, rich lasagna, and decadent tiramisu with none of the animal products and all of the flavor. After the demonstration, class will sit down to enjoy this meal with a glass of red wine.


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. You are invited to bring your DEXA scan report, if you have one.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, May 26, 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, April 5, 2020, A Child's Garden Waldorf School
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
Springtime holidays call for a buffet of dishes that highlight seasonal flavors and mouthwatering ingredients. This class will teach you how to make flavorful, plant-based cheesy scalloped potatoes, creamy asparagus risotto, mint-and-green pea appetizers, and luscious carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Tuesday, April 7, 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. Price includes optional Qigong classes held on Saturdays.


January 6, 2020 to February 3, 2020, WUSHU
January 7, 2020 to February 4, 2020, WUSHU
April 20, 2020 to May 18, 2020, WUSHU
April 21, 2020 to May 19, 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 and simple movements facilitate healing, range of motion, flexibility and balance.


April 21, 2020 to May 21, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


April 1, 2020 to May 20, 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.


March 30, 2020 to May 18, 2020, BEC 0151
April 1, 2020 to May 20, 2020, BEC 0151
Work as a parent/child team to learn about and create three different plant-based frozen treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. Learn how to make snacks like Strawberry Dreamsicles, Choco-Banana Bonbons, and Fudgy Date Caramels, while using dairy and gluten-free ingredients that will keep you and your family healthy and cooled off during the summer afternoons. Registered adult my bring one child (ages 7-12) to class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
We all know that minimizing refined sugar in our diets is a healthy goal, but how can we do that when kids really want a sweet dessert? Join us as we use plant-based natural sweeteners like dates, agave, bananas and cocoa to create dairy free, low-sugar treats like Peanut Butter Pie, Chocolate Dessert Hummus, and Banana Coconut Oat Cookies. For students ages 10-14.


This course contains no sessions at this time.