Courses

People are generally stressed in daily life. Conscious and unconscious anxiety is pervasive. The goal of this class is to make you feel empowered, rejuvenated, and recentered with therapeutic tools to maintain wellness. You will learn relaxation techniques for stress reduction and anxiety management.


January 24, 2023 to February 28, 2023, SIUE Main Campus
We all have learned and practiced daily hygiene routines to take care of our physical health, but little has been addressed for caring for our everyday mental well-being. It is time to catch up and learn how to nurture mental health, spirit, and social relationships.


Wednesday, January 25, 2023, Alton Public Library
This is a five-week series exploring what mindfulness is and how to develop a sustainable meditation practice that will help you work with your everyday experiences with curiosity, humor and friendliness.


This course contains no sessions
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Restorative yoga is a powerfully gentle practice with exceptional benefits, such as the reduction of blood pressure and reduced risk of stroke or heart attack. Additionally, restorative yoga can help reset the body and relax the mind. Additionally, restorative yoga can help reset the body and relax the mind.


February 3, 2023 to April 7, 2023, Offered as Online via Zoom and In-Person Options
April 21, 2023 to May 19, 2023, Offered as Online via Zoom and In-Person Options
Experience the benefits of early morning yoga as you stretch and strengthen your body, awaken and refresh your mind, and nourish your spirit. Our practice will focus on the synchronization of movement and breath.


February 4, 2023 to April 8, 2023, Offered as Online via Zoom and In-Person Options
April 22, 2023 to May 20, 2023, Offered as Online via Zoom and In-Person Options
Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga in which poses are performed while seated and with the aid of a chair. This yoga is suitable for all levels of abilities; standing is optional. It is an excellent class for beginners, seniors, individuals with recent injuries, balance or coordination issues, limited mobility and disabilities, and those who have difficulty or do not want to get up and down on the floor.


February 6, 2023 to April 10, 2023, Offered as Online via Zoom and In-Person Options
February 8, 2023 to April 12, 2023, East Alton Public Library
An ancient Chinese system of ballet-like calisthenics that stresses slow breathing, balanced and relaxed postures, and absolute calmness of mind. Like isometrics, it requires no barbells, medicine balls or other equipment; no special costume; and no special place for its practice.


This course contains no sessions
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Breathing, like movement, is so fundamental to the human experience that we rarely even think about our breath. However, mindful movements and breath work, or intentional practices of breathing and moving, can deeply increase our quality of life.


February 2, 2023 to April 6, 2023, Online
April 20, 2023 to May 18, 2023, Online
This class is for the experienced beginner who is ready for a gentle challenge. In this class, instructor Louise Hamlin-Laird will begin with a gentle warm-up, transitioning into a flow that syncs our movement with our breath, and ending with a restorative pose to relax and stretch.


February 2, 2023 to April 6, 2023, Offered as Online via Zoom and In-Person Options
February 2, 2023 to June 15, 2023, Main Street Community Center
April 20, 2023 to May 18, 2023, Offered as Online via Zoom and In-Person Options