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Course ClosedBetter Bones— 2019-10-01 through  2019-10-08$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 1 and 8, 3-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Improving bone health is an important part of fall prevention. Licensed physical therapist Rex Holden and clinical exercise physiologist/athletic trainer Beth Dole lead this class on new technologies, methods and exercises to improve bone density and prevent or treat osteoporosis. Learn about foods that inhibit bone growth and those that promote bone health, participate in weight bearing and vibrational exercises, and identify supplements that improve calcium uptake to the bones.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666911
Building Balance— 2019-10-01 through  2019-10-29$59— Face to FaceView Details

5 Tues., Oct. 1-29, 1:30-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Do not wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance! Classes include 45 minutes of exercise and 15 of lecture, Q and A.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667003
From Mad to Glad: The Wonderful Art of Transforming Anger — 2019-10-24 through  2019-10-24$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. We all experience anger, and most of us unknowingly carry some with us from our pasts. Explore this taboo topic in fun ways through stories, exercises and discussion with transformational specialist Julie Chai, MDiv. Discover why we get mad and how outside events and people are simply triggers, not causes of anger. Cultivate presence, understanding and kindness for yourself and others. Come away empowered with the tools you need to begin transforming anger, to promote personal growth, and to make the world a better place. Julie is a healer, teacher, artist, poet and ordained minister with a certificate in the Art of Spiritual Direction. Bring your partner at no extra charge.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667440
Happily Ever After Means Communication— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-10$129— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 10, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Great communication is the basis of any fulfilling relationship. But most of us will choose someone who communicates differently than we do. Those who need to verbally process often choose those who need to get away and think about it. In the end, it is often not the issue at hand that causes stress in a relationship, but the manner in which each partner communicates. Knowing how to communicate with this person who is put together differently than you is essential for a happy relationship. This FUN, small investment will take your relationship to the next level. ALL adult couples of all ages welcome. Register one individual from each couple so you pay the fee only once (price is $129 per couple).

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667981
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeditation: Beginning and Advancing— 2019-09-17 through  2019-12-10$115— Face to FaceView Details

DATE CHANGED TO 12 Weds., Sept. 18-Dec. 11, Noon-1 p.m. (no class Nov. 27), NEW LOCATION: held at the instructor's studio, 2345 N US 31, Traverse City, at the Cherry Tree Inn. When you arrive, just ask the person at the front desk for directions to the specific room. As a widely recommended part of a healthy lifestyle, even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall health, and help balance emotions. Seated in a chair, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669146
Mid-day Meditation — 2019-09-20 through  2019-12-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Sept. 20-Dec. 13, 12:15-12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 29), Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? No time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that does not like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which meets the same dates and follows it at 1 p.m. in the same room.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669136
Nutrition for Joint Health— 2019-10-29 through  2019-11-05$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 3-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Many people with arthritis do not realize how much diet choices can worsen pain or improve the way they feel and function. Learn how diet and nutrition can fight inflammation, strengthen bones and boost the immune system. Our modern diet lacks vital nutrients which our bodies need. Discover what foods to avoid and what to include for an anti-inflammatory diet. Physical therapist Rex Holden and Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Beth Dole, will give you the tools you need to take charge of your joint health so you can enjoy an active lifestyle.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669028
Qigong for Healthy Bones and Joints— 2019-11-07 through  2019-12-19$75— Face to FaceView Details

6 Thurs., Nov. 7-Dec. 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 28), Munson Community Health Center, Classroom D (550 Munson Ave.). Through gentle movement and stretches, learn a fun and easy Qigong (chee-gong) routine designed to increase mobility, enhance flexibility and balance, boost energy, and reduce stress. Studies show we can prevent and even reverse osteoporosis to create healthy bones and joints. Experience Bone Breathing Meditation, a deeply relaxing guided meditation that effortlessly recharges your bones and increases the natural capacity of your body to heal. Qigong benefits people of all ages and no previous experience is necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668547
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerQigong for Strengthening and Cleansing— 2019-09-12 through  2019-10-24$85— Face to FaceView Details

7 Thurs., Sept. 12-Oct. 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Meets at Munson Community, Health Center, Classroom D. Qigong (chee-gong) excels at reducing stress and increasing energy. Easy to learn, it combines slow gentle movement with breath, body alignment, imagery and intention. This routine includes an energy balancing phase and then focuses on cleansing and strengthening the heart, lungs, liver, stomach, intestines, kidneys, gall bladder, brain and nervous system. After each class you will feel clear and refreshed. By the end, you will be able to confidently do this Qigong form at home. No previous experience necessary, all welcome!

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668538
Reiki as a Personal Practice— 2019-09-26 through  2019-10-24$129— Face to FaceView Details

5 Thurs., Sept. 26-Oct. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Original Japanese Reiki balances the body, mind and spirit. Join Reiki Shihan (Master Teacher) Dr. Sally Littleton and develop a powerful personal practice for yourself and to share with others. You will receive at least 4 attunements/reiju. Learn original and modern Japanese Reiki methods including foundational Reiki principles, meditation and hands-on-healing. Earn a Gendai Reiki Level I certification. This introductory-level course requires no prior experience. Recommended text, A Modern Reiki Method for Healing by Hiroshi Doi (available on Amazon, ISBN: 1-886785-33-3).

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668513
Spine Health — 2019-10-15 through  2019-10-22$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 15 and 22, 3-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Pain can severely limit your ability to enjoy time with family and friends. Learning recovery positions for your acute back and neck pain, and the proper times to use heat, ice, analgesics, or to see a doctor, can improve your mood and quality of life. Licensed physical therapist Rex Holden and clinical exercise physiologist/athletic trainer Beth Dole lead this class on the biomechanics of the spine and improving spine function. Learn about the role of nutrition in your spine health, as well as a variety of spine treatment theories, including the McKenzie Method, cranial-sacral method, myofascial release, and more. Demonstrations are followed by class participation in stretches and exercises to improve posture and influence ergonomics of the back with sitting, standing, lifting, bending, pushing and pulling.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668403
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerQigong for Strengthening and Cleansing— 2019-09-12 through  2019-10-24$85— Face to FaceView Details

7 Thurs., Sept. 12-Oct. 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Meets at Munson Community, Health Center, Classroom D. Qigong (chee-gong) excels at reducing stress and increasing energy. Easy to learn, it combines slow gentle movement with breath, body alignment, imagery and intention. This routine includes an energy balancing phase and then focuses on cleansing and strengthening the heart, lungs, liver, stomach, intestines, kidneys, gall bladder, brain and nervous system. After each class you will feel clear and refreshed. By the end, you will be able to confidently do this Qigong form at home. No previous experience necessary, all welcome!

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668538
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeditation: Beginning and Advancing— 2019-09-17 through  2019-12-10$115— Face to FaceView Details

DATE CHANGED TO 12 Weds., Sept. 18-Dec. 11, Noon-1 p.m. (no class Nov. 27), NEW LOCATION: held at the instructor's studio, 2345 N US 31, Traverse City, at the Cherry Tree Inn. When you arrive, just ask the person at the front desk for directions to the specific room. As a widely recommended part of a healthy lifestyle, even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall health, and help balance emotions. Seated in a chair, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669146
Mid-day Meditation — 2019-09-20 through  2019-12-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Sept. 20-Dec. 13, 12:15-12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 29), Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? No time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that does not like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which meets the same dates and follows it at 1 p.m. in the same room.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669136
Reiki as a Personal Practice— 2019-09-26 through  2019-10-24$129— Face to FaceView Details

5 Thurs., Sept. 26-Oct. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Original Japanese Reiki balances the body, mind and spirit. Join Reiki Shihan (Master Teacher) Dr. Sally Littleton and develop a powerful personal practice for yourself and to share with others. You will receive at least 4 attunements/reiju. Learn original and modern Japanese Reiki methods including foundational Reiki principles, meditation and hands-on-healing. Earn a Gendai Reiki Level I certification. This introductory-level course requires no prior experience. Recommended text, A Modern Reiki Method for Healing by Hiroshi Doi (available on Amazon, ISBN: 1-886785-33-3).

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668513
Course ClosedBetter Bones— 2019-10-01 through  2019-10-08$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 1 and 8, 3-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Improving bone health is an important part of fall prevention. Licensed physical therapist Rex Holden and clinical exercise physiologist/athletic trainer Beth Dole lead this class on new technologies, methods and exercises to improve bone density and prevent or treat osteoporosis. Learn about foods that inhibit bone growth and those that promote bone health, participate in weight bearing and vibrational exercises, and identify supplements that improve calcium uptake to the bones.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666911
Building Balance— 2019-10-01 through  2019-10-29$59— Face to FaceView Details

5 Tues., Oct. 1-29, 1:30-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Do not wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance! Classes include 45 minutes of exercise and 15 of lecture, Q and A.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667003
Happily Ever After Means Communication— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-10$129— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 10, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Great communication is the basis of any fulfilling relationship. But most of us will choose someone who communicates differently than we do. Those who need to verbally process often choose those who need to get away and think about it. In the end, it is often not the issue at hand that causes stress in a relationship, but the manner in which each partner communicates. Knowing how to communicate with this person who is put together differently than you is essential for a happy relationship. This FUN, small investment will take your relationship to the next level. ALL adult couples of all ages welcome. Register one individual from each couple so you pay the fee only once (price is $129 per couple).

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667981
Spine Health — 2019-10-15 through  2019-10-22$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 15 and 22, 3-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Pain can severely limit your ability to enjoy time with family and friends. Learning recovery positions for your acute back and neck pain, and the proper times to use heat, ice, analgesics, or to see a doctor, can improve your mood and quality of life. Licensed physical therapist Rex Holden and clinical exercise physiologist/athletic trainer Beth Dole lead this class on the biomechanics of the spine and improving spine function. Learn about the role of nutrition in your spine health, as well as a variety of spine treatment theories, including the McKenzie Method, cranial-sacral method, myofascial release, and more. Demonstrations are followed by class participation in stretches and exercises to improve posture and influence ergonomics of the back with sitting, standing, lifting, bending, pushing and pulling.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668403
From Mad to Glad: The Wonderful Art of Transforming Anger — 2019-10-24 through  2019-10-24$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. We all experience anger, and most of us unknowingly carry some with us from our pasts. Explore this taboo topic in fun ways through stories, exercises and discussion with transformational specialist Julie Chai, MDiv. Discover why we get mad and how outside events and people are simply triggers, not causes of anger. Cultivate presence, understanding and kindness for yourself and others. Come away empowered with the tools you need to begin transforming anger, to promote personal growth, and to make the world a better place. Julie is a healer, teacher, artist, poet and ordained minister with a certificate in the Art of Spiritual Direction. Bring your partner at no extra charge.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667440
Nutrition for Joint Health— 2019-10-29 through  2019-11-05$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 3-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Many people with arthritis do not realize how much diet choices can worsen pain or improve the way they feel and function. Learn how diet and nutrition can fight inflammation, strengthen bones and boost the immune system. Our modern diet lacks vital nutrients which our bodies need. Discover what foods to avoid and what to include for an anti-inflammatory diet. Physical therapist Rex Holden and Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Beth Dole, will give you the tools you need to take charge of your joint health so you can enjoy an active lifestyle.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669028
Qigong for Healthy Bones and Joints— 2019-11-07 through  2019-12-19$75— Face to FaceView Details

6 Thurs., Nov. 7-Dec. 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 28), Munson Community Health Center, Classroom D (550 Munson Ave.). Through gentle movement and stretches, learn a fun and easy Qigong (chee-gong) routine designed to increase mobility, enhance flexibility and balance, boost energy, and reduce stress. Studies show we can prevent and even reverse osteoporosis to create healthy bones and joints. Experience Bone Breathing Meditation, a deeply relaxing guided meditation that effortlessly recharges your bones and increases the natural capacity of your body to heal. Qigong benefits people of all ages and no previous experience is necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668547
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