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Celebrate the mind, body and spirit! Explore stress management, intuition, meditation and natural wellness. Be the best you possible!

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Natural Living

Nutrition 101

What types of nutrients are found in different foods? How much should you eat, and what should you be choosing for mealtimes? Join a licensed and registered dietitian to learn about balanced eating, macronutrients and portion control. Explore the upcoming changes with nutrition facts labels and the importance of knowing what’s on your ingredient list. This class will break down fad diets and work to establish eating practices which lead to sustainable habits for the long haul.
PERD-747 | 1 session | $35 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
F01 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Allison Lesko
Sept. 9 | Online
F02 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Allison Lesko
Dec. 2 | Online

Natural Wellness: Overview of Chinese Medicine

Explore the fundamental concepts of traditional Chinese medicine that have steered this form of care for more than 2,500 years! Learn basic principles you can apply in your daily life to enhance health and wellness. Class taught by a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
HEAL-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F01 W 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
Oct. 21 | Online

Natural Wellness: Killing Pain Without Painkillers

Learn where pain comes from, what it means and how to alleviate it using various methods of traditional Chinese medicine. This class introduces options for pain management and is not a substitute for a professional diagnosis and treatment. Class taught by a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
HEAL-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F02 W 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
Oct. 28 | Online

Natural Wellness: Alternative Medicine

What can you do if modern medicine provides no working solution for your disease? The ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been using acupuncture, herbs and other forms of treatment to restore normal operations and improve defensive functions of the body. It could provide you with alternative options for both chronic conditions and emerging infectious diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diseases, cancer and viral infections. Class taught by a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
HEAL-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F03 W 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
Nov. 18 | Online


Meditation for Inner Peace

Learn practices to calm your anxious mind, relax your body and lift your spirits. Meditation is an important practice in spiritual, as well as intuitive, development. It brings relaxation, mental clarity and emotional balance, opening the heart and mind to greater spiritual awareness. Experience a variety of techniques and find the one that’s best for you.
PERD-732 | 4 sessions | $45.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
F01 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit
Sept. 23 – Oct. 14 | Online

Meditate to Refresh and Rejuvenate

Help manage your mind and emotions while connecting with your own inner silence. Uncover creativity and bliss while bringing joy and enthusiasm to your life. Tap into the power of meditation and enjoy the benefits of mental clarity, increased energy, better physical health, improved relationships, greater peace of mind and increased productivity.
PERD-732 | 2 sessions | $15 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
F02 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
Sept. 12 – Sept. 26 | Online
• NOTE: No class 9/19.
F03 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
Oct. 10 – Oct. 24 | Online
• NOTE: No class 10/17.
F04 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
Nov. 7 – Nov. 21 | Online
• NOTE: No class 11/14.
F05 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
Dec. 5 – Dec. 19 | Online
• NOTE: No class 12/12.

Personal Growth

Mind Over Matter

What matters to you? What do you want to achieve? Learn how taking care of your body positively affects your mind and can lead to greater happiness. Are there things you want to do, but you cannot get motivated? Are you bogged down by stress and loneliness? Let’s talk about key strategies to help you live a more invigorating life by educating, motivating and inspiring you to take charge of your life. Get rid of the negative talk and become the person you are meant to be.
PERD-709 | 2 sessions | $19 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F15 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Rebecca Barczewski
Sept. 9 – Sept. 16 | Online
F14 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Rebecca Barczewski
Oct. 7 – Oct. 14 | Online
F13 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Rebecca Barczewski
Nov. 4 – Nov. 18 | Online
• NOTE: No class 11/11.
F12 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Rebecca Barczewski
Dec. 2 – Dec. 9 | Online

10 Clues to Your Past Lives

Do you ever wonder if you’ve lived before? Learn how past lives might influence your life now. Find clues in your talents and gifts, fears and phobias, relationships and health. Explore basic theories and myths of reincarnation and learn ways to create karmic healing and balance. Gain practical insights for your present life and purpose by discovering 10 significant clues to your past lives.
PERD-735 | 2 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
F01 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit
Sept. 9 – Sept. 16 | Online

Discover Your Talents

What are your true strengths? Many people find it difficult to identify their own strengths and face the challenge of articulating them well. Use the highly acclaimed StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment to identify your top five strengths and uncover your talents! Learn what differentiates you from others and how to create your own unique recipe for success as you design new life directions.
PERD-709 | 2 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
F02 Sa 9:30-11 a.m. | Carol Watkins
Sept. 12 – Sept. 19 | Online
• Bring required text to first class: “StrengthsFinder 2.0” ISBN 9781595620156.

Mastering Mindfulness

Are you easily affected by thoughts, feelings and sounds around you? Do you find meditation difficult because your mind is too busy? Search for methods to improve your memory and find a clearer understanding of your purpose in life by learning mindfulness. Begin engaging the world with your entire mind instead of a fleeting, uncontrolled thought, and learn tools to stretch your mind in amazing ways.
PERD-709 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
F07 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | William Duffin
Sept. 17 | Online

NEW! Law of Attraction, What's the Problem?

Have you visualized and made a vision board but still run into the same old obstacles? Please join us to learn the part most people miss: the unconscious counter-intention. Dive into the law of attraction and discover insight into the subjective unconscious blocks keeping you from your desires. Reveal your hidden potential as you remove these unconscious blocks.
PERD-709 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
F09 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | William Duffin
Sept. 19 | Online

The Power to Heal

Have you ever wondered why you make the same mistake over and over? Is there an explanation to your patterns in life? Explore methods that are unique and universal for understanding yourself and what you need to do in order to become a whole, complete and healed person. These techniques will help identify, understand and heal the source of wounds that keep you from being your true self.
PERD-709 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
F08 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | William Duffin
Oct. 1 | Online

The Power of Coincidence

Discover how to trust your intuition and receive the power of synchronicities. Explore the interconnectedness of all things and build a greater awareness of meaningful coincidences in life!
PERD-709 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
F06 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | William Duffin
Oct. 3 | Online

NEW! Overcoming Procrastination

Do you have a few tasks that you never seem to get done? Do you meet deadlines at the last possible minute? Does your perfectionism keep you from finishing projects? Explore the type of procrastinator you are and learn strategies for overcoming your particular procrastination style. Pursue positive change as you set goals and share successes with the class.
PERD-709 | 3 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
F11 Tu 6-8:30 p.m. | Barbara Fischer
Oct. 6 – Oct. 20 | Online

Courage, Risks and Rewards: Taking Chances to Change Your Life

Life is all about choices. The decision to leap into something new or different can be both terrifying and thrilling, but taking chances can also offer significant rewards. Examine the concept of risk, learn how to change your mindset and identify five powerful perspectives on risk-taking that will empower you to take more chances and create opportunities for happiness and fulfillment!
PERD-709 | 2 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
F03 Sa 9:30-11 a.m. | Carol Watkins
Oct. 17 – Oct. 24 | Online


Explore what karma is and how it is connected to your past lives. Learn how it operates, how to recognize when it is occurring and how you can resolve karma in the most effective way. Acquire skills necessary to identify karmic lessons and move forward in life.
PERD-709 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
F10 Sa 6:30-8:30 p.m. | William Duffin
Nov. 5 | Online

NEW! Create Your Travel Memoir

Recall your travel experiences and discover the many ways travel has enriched your life. While the pandemic may have changed travel plans, this is a wonderful time to retrieve those memories and enjoy them again through journaling. You will receive “The Mindful Traveler’s Memoir,” a guide to recollection and reflection. Take this opportunity to create a record of breath-taking places, favorite travel companions, historical appreciation and more. You are free to focus on a favorite topic such as your greatest adventure or spiritual pilgrimage. At its best, travel helps us grow. Mindful travelers learn to keep an open heart and see all of life as a grand adventure.
PERD-709 | 3 sessions | $26 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
F05 Sa 9:30-11 a.m. | Rhonda Leifheit
Nov. 7 – Nov. 21 | Online

Transitions and Transformations: Thriving in the Midst of Change

Life is a cycle of beginnings and endings. Transitions can be hard, but they hold a positive side, too, offering opportunity to rethink the direction of our lives. In the second and third chapters of life we may discover that our own life is similar to seasonal patterns of endings and beginnings. The fall season of life brings its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. Whether the transition is positive or negative, we all have times when we ask ourselves, “How can I make it easier?” Practical strategies will be discussed to empower you in making future changes with greater confidence, less stress and the greatest potential to thrive. Class is suggested for ages 50+.
PERD-709 | 2 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
F01 W 9:30-11 a.m. | Carol Watkins
Sept. 16 – Sept. 23 | Online 

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