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If you feel like you've done everything you can and still haven't managed to significantly reduce arthritis pain, come and find some new answers.
Discover the reasons you may be unable to sleep at night, struggle through your days with no 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 because many hormones fluctuate throughout the day, the week, and the month.
Basic Wilderness Life Support is a wilderness first responder course designed to provide an individual with an in-depth knowledge of wilderness medicine and the basic skills to treat the most common injuries and illnesses encountered in the wilderness.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Learn the ancient and mysterious dance of the Nile, including the body movements, isolations, zills, veil dance, and shimmies. A welcoming, low-impact class for core fitness and fun.
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 are apprehensive about exercise, join this class and explore the best paths of movement based on your needs and abilities. Enjoy freedom to move at your own pace as you build strength and stamina with a nurturing instructor in a small group setting.
Add new challenges to your growing level of fitness while you continue to use the BB&B functional exercises with weighted vest options. Have fun exploring various ways to move through life with confidence and strength! Prerequisite: Better Bones & Balance for one complete term.

October 2, 2017 to December 1, 2017, BEC 0151 ( No seats currently available )

Learn how to identify and use locally available medicinal plants. Central Oregon is home to quite a few medicinal herbs; in this class we will discover what is growing right outside our door

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, CUL 118 ( No seats currently available )

One of the most powerful tools for eating a consistently healthy diet is a personal eating plan.
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.

September 27, 2017 to November 15, 2017, RDM1 108 ( No seats currently available )

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, October 14, 2017, DPLSI ( No seats currently available )

For students who have completed Reiki I, this class teaches techniques to promote emotional and mental healing, and to provide long distance healing.

Saturday, December 2, 2017, DPLSI (2 seats remaining)

Explore the practice of HeartMath meditation and how to achieve the state called heart coherence - the measurable synchronization of our physical, mental, and emotional states. With 15 years of research from the Institute of HeartMath behind it, this practice and the state of heart coherence have been proven, time and again, to have profound physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits.
AHA's Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course is a classroom, Instructor-led course designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The American Heart Association requires each student to have access to their own current AHA textbook prior to, during and after your CPR course. If you do not have access to a current AHA textbook for the course you are taking, you MUST purchase one. You can purchase your book prior to your class through our registration checkout process. If you purchase a textbook seven (7) business days prior to your class date, your book will be shipped to the address you provided with your registration. If you order a textbook less than seven (7) business days prior to your class date, it will be available for you to pick up at the COCC Continuing Education Office at 1027 NW Trenton Ave, Bend, during open hours.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

AHA's Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course is a classroom, Instructor-led course designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The American Heart Association requires each student to have access to their own current AHA textbook prior to, during and after your CPR course. If you do not have access to a current AHA textbook for the course you are taking, you MUST purchase one. You can purchase your book prior to your class through our registration checkout process. If you purchase a textbook seven (7) business days prior to your class date, your book will be shipped to the address you provided with your registration. If you order a textbook less than seven (7) business days prior to your class date, it will be available for you to pick up at the COCC Continuing Education Office at 1027 NW Trenton Ave, Bend, during open hours.
Many cultures throughout the world utilize herbs as tonics for healthy aging. This class will cover many of these herbal traditions and explore the use of herbal tonics to strengthen immunity, endurance and longevity.
Could you or someone you care for have allergic reactions to one or more foods and not know it? Yes! Allergy symptoms are inconsistent and can be delayed by as long as 3 days, so many people with food allergies find it hard to believe they could be affected.
This two-day per week class is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class, such as seniors and those with physical challenges. Dr. Paul Lam, in conjunction with his team of Tai Chi associates and medical experts, created Tai Chi for Health programs so they are enjoyable and easy for people to learn no matter what their physical condition or age, even without prior knowledge of Tai Chi.
Having a healthy, powerful back includes using it. Many people develop an idea that to have a strong back it must be held in a certain kind of rigidity.
We'll examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can help us be healthier as we age.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

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.

September 26, 2017 to November 16, 2017, RDM1 108 ( No seats currently available )

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.
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 (GERD) Reflux Disease 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! Learn how GERD is often corrected by making the stomach more acidic, not less.
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.
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.
Discover the regional bounty and find out how to identify and use locally available medicinal plants. You'll learn how to ethically wildcraft, identify plants, and understand how they were traditionally used.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

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.