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00-4320 “Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense”
Michelle P. Gallant, MS, RDN, LDN
This class is geared towards parents of preschoolers, toddlers, and infants older than 6 months. It’s challenging to raise a child with healthy eating habits. Hectic schedules, anxiety about obesity and conflicting nutrition information can make it difficult for parents to feed their families well. Learn how to avoid mealtime struggles and help your child establish a healthy relationship with food. The first session covers the Division of Responsibility with child feeding and the characteristics of a good eater. The second class will provide practical strategies for meal planning and preparation. Course includes a copy of the book, “Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense” by Ellyn Satter.
00-4323 Taking Care of your Neck & Back
Mary Ann Wilmarth, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, Cert. MDT
Taking Care of Your Neck and Back is for any person who has ever had neck or back pain. It is also appropriate for anyone who sits in front of a computer for long hours or who is dealing with any repetitive stress. The session includes a discussion of anatomy, proper postures and body mechanics, ergonomics, do’s & don’ts, heat and cold therapy and basic exercises. Not only will you learn the basics of taking care of your own spine, but you will also leave the class with new information and exercises that you can put into practice immediately.
4321 Knitting Circle
Continue the camaraderie and fun in this knitting circle with Leon Welch and other graduates of Knitting Basics. Bring your own supplies and projects. *Please note that this is not a teaching class.
4322 Meditation: Calming the Mind, Opening the Heart
Begabati Lennihan, RN, CCH
Learn techniques including concentration, relaxation, deep breathing, and guided visualization to help you calm the busy thoughts in your mind and open yourself to the inner source of peace, love, and strength in your heart. Suggestions will also be included for setting up a meditation routine at home to help realize the full benefit that meditation can provide and to find meaning and guidance in life. Initial registration is required for this two-week class.
4324 Mindfulness Meditation - Longwood Med. Area - INTRO
Beatriz Gonzalez- Flecha
This 2-week class will cover the basic aspects of insight (Vipassana) and mindfulness of breathing (Anapanasati) meditation practices. Each meeting will include instruction, practice, and discussion. Formal practice includes sitting and walking meditation. The length of the practice period will vary to a maximum of 20 min.
4326 Reiki Level I
Farris Ajalat, LMT
This Reiki workshop is an introduction to the basic principles of traditional Usui Reiki. Reiki is a gentle, hands-on technique for reducing stress, relieving pain, and facilitating personal growth and the body's own healing. The class is a combination of lecture, discussion and experience. Practice time includes giving and receiving a complete Reiki treatment using all the hand positions, the self-treatment, and practice using all the Japanese Reiki Techniques mentioned above. Level I certification will be issued at the successful completion of class. Limited to 6 participants.
430900 Morning Group Meditation
Please join us at 8:20AM, Meditation will begin at 8:25am. Come once; come weekly to this informal gathering of meditation. Everyone is welcome – no prior meditation experience is necessary! We will practice a 20 minute meditation. Practice will be eclectic and will include loving kindness meditation, breath meditation, body scan and more! Please arrive promptly at 8:25. To help us communicate if class must be cancelled or relocated, please register through website to provide name and email address.
431000 Lunchtime Group Meditation - Drop In
Jeanne Mahon & Suzanne Westbrook
Come once; come weekly to this informal gathering of meditation. Everyone is welcome – no prior meditation experience is necessary! We will practice a 20 minute meditation. Practice will be eclectic and will include loving kindness meditation, breath meditation, body scan and more! Please arrive promptly at 12:30. Meditation will start at 12:35pm.
431500 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class
Suzanne Westbrook, MD
This enriching learning program requires a significant time commitment that includes attendance at all classes and 45 minutes of daily practice to include yoga, meditation and specific learning exercises. Please note: the one Saturday class meets at Monks Library, 2nd floor, University Health Services.
431700 Knitting Basics
Join experienced knitter, Leon Welch, and others for instruction, advice and company. Whether you are a life-long knitter or brand new to knitting, Leon will coach you along the way. Join us for this relaxing yet productive session. Bring your own supplies. Space is limited!
[The Dynamic Movements] class was beneficial because it allowed me to move and stretch to release stress.