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Wellness

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Meramec | South County Education Center

Celebrate the Mind, Body and Spirit! Explore stress management, intuition, meditation and natural wellness. Be the best you possible!

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314-984-7777

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Massage

Couples Massage

Enjoy spending time together as you learn gentle ways to comfort and relax your partner. Methods based on Swedish and Russian massage. Partner required. Fee is per person. Supply list emailed. 30 minute break for lunch.
HEAL-704 | 1 session | $28 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S01 Sa 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Alice Sanvito
June 20 | FP-HSP, 221
S02 Sa 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Alice Sanvito
July 11 | MC-SW, 106

Meditation

Meditation for Health and Harmony

Meditation brings relaxation, peace of mind, emotional balance and spiritual insight. Discover different meditation techniques such as mindfulness, guided imagery and inner smile to find the one that’s best for you.
PERD-732 | 4 sessions | $43.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
S03 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit
June 4 – June 25 | MC-BA, 118

NEW! 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
S01 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
June 6 – June 20 | FV-PE, 233
• NOTE: No class 6/13.
S02 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
July 11 – July 25 | FV-PE, 233
• NOTE: No class 7/18.

Personal Growth

NEW! 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
S05 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Rebecca Barczewski
June 3 – June 10 | STLCC-South County, 120
S06 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Rebecca Barczewski
July 8 – July 15 | STLCC-South County, 120
S07 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Rebecca Barczewski
Aug. 5 – Aug. 12 | STLCC-South County, 120

Finding Balance: Reclaim Your Time and Live a More Fulfilling Life

Does it seem like time is flying by at the speed of light? How can you create balance amidst all the busyness? Balance means different things to different people, and while total complete balance at all times is virtually impossible, learn how to make continuous small adjustments to achieve a dynamic state of balance and fulfillment in your life. Join us to learn how.
PERD-709 | 1 session | $26 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S03 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Carol Watkins
June 27 | MC-BA, 118

NEW! 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 be 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 | $20 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
S08 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | William Duffin
June 27 | MC-SO, 107

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: we lose a loved one or a job, experience divorce or illness, have an empty nest. Or perhaps we are exhilarated by becoming a new grandparent, embarking upon new jobs or moving to a new home or city. 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 | 1 session | $26 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S04 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Carol Watkins
July 11 | MC-BA, 118

Personal Insights

Developing Intuition

Awaken your intuitive abilities and feel comfortable listening to and trusting your intuition. Discover which of your psychic senses is naturally strongest: gut feelings, inner listening or intuitive seeing. Learn a variety of exercises and practices to help develop your intuition including sensing auras, psychometry (intuiting information by holding objects) and more.
PERD-735 | 4 sessions | $43.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
S01 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit
May 27 – June 17 | MC-BA, 120

Karma

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 | $20 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
S02 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | William Duffin
June 25 | MC-SO, 105

NEW! 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 | $20 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
S09 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | William Duffin
July 23 | MC-SO, 108

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 | $20 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
S01 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | William Duffin
July 25 | MC-SO, 107

Natural Living

NEW! Zen Living

Do you want more peace and calm in your life? Do you feel stressed? Do you find yourself having a negative outlook? Learn practical ways to nurture zen in your surroundings, relationships and personal philosophy. Explore open discussions on how zen influences personal finances, physical aliments, sleeping habits, personal environment, self confidence, happiness, forgiveness, spirituality and love.
HEAL-702 | 2 sessions | $24 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S01 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Johnny Sprang
June 2 – June 9 | MC-BA, 118
S02 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Johnny Sprang
July 21 – July 28 | MC-BA, 118

Natural Wellness: Acupressure

Do you suffer from headaches, back pain, neck stiffness or shoulder tension? Acupressure is a good way to alleviate these symptoms, improve blood circulation and reduce chronic inflammation. Learn how to find and massage acupressure points to improve your health and the health of loved ones. Partner required. Fee is per person. Bring yoga mat or towel to lay on floor.
HEAL-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S01 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
June 22 | MC-PE, 201

Nutrition 101

Have you ever wondered what types of nutrients are found in different foods, how much you should eat and what you should really be choosing for mealtimes each day? Join a licensed and registered dietitian to learn about truly balanced eating, macronutrients and how to appropriately control portions. Explore the upcoming changes with nutrition facts labels and the importance of knowing what’s on your ingredient list. Class breaks down fad diets, why they are considered a fad and how to make sure your eating practices lead to sustainable habits for the long haul.
PERD-747 | 1 session | $35 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
S02 M 6-7:30 p.m. | Allison Lesko
June 22 | FP-D, 211
S01 M 6-7:30 p.m. | Allison Lesko
July 20 | FP-D, 211

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 Ph.D. in traditional Chinese medicine.
HEAL-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S02 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
June 29 | MC-BA, 118

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 Ph.D. in traditional Chinese medicine.
HEAL-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S03 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
July 20 | MC-BA, 118

NEW! Eastern Philosophy for Wellness

Learn concepts of eastern philosophy to guide you through the ebb and flow of chronic diseases and lead you to a healthy life. This class will inspire your lifestyle and anchor your anxious mind by offering different perspectives of life.
HEAL-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S04 M 6-8:30 p.m.   
Aug. 3 | MC-BA, 124


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