Wellness

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Meramec | South County Education Center | Corporate College | Off-Site

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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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 will be emailed. 30 minute break for lunch.
HEAL:704 | 1 session | $28 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P02 Sa 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Alice Sanvito
Feb. 15 | MC-SW, 106
P01 Sa 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Alice Sanvito
April 18 | FP-HSP, 221

Meditation

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.
HEAL:702 | 2 sessions | $15 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
P01 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
Feb. 1-15 | FV-PE, 233
• NOTE: No class 2/8.
P02 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
March 14-28 | FV-PE, 233
• NOTE: No class 3/21.
P03 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
April 4-18 | FV-PE, 233
• NOTE: No class 4/11.
P04 Sa 4-5 p.m. | Neelima Bhavsar
May 2-16 | FV-PE, 233
• NOTE: No class 5/9.

Meditation I: How and Why

Meditation offers a way to release stress, strengthen health, connect to your deeper mind, develop intuition, and find peace is our chaotic world. Learn how to align your mind and gain access to the vast storehouse of inner wisdom within you. With each class meditation, explore various exercises and methods to deepen your experience. A CD is provided to help you move quickly into meditation. Optional: bring a blanket or pillow.
PERD:732 | 3 sessions | $54.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
P01 W 7-9:30 p.m. | Jean Walters
Feb. 19-March 4 | MC-SO, 205

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, inner smile and more to find the one that’s best for you.
PERD:732 | 4 sessions | $43.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
P02 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit
April 16-May 7 | MC-CN, 228

Natural Living

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 Licensed and Registered Dietitian, Allison Lesko and CEO of fit-flavors, Jillian Tedesco to learn about truly balanced eating, macronutrients, and how to appropriately control portions. Explore the upcoming changes with nutrition facts labels and teach you the importance of knowing what’s on your ingredient lists. Class will break down different fad diets, why they are considered a fad and how to make sure your eating practices lead sustainable habits for the long haul.
PEDU:769 | 1 session | $35 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
P01 M 6-7:30 p.m. | fit-flavors
Feb. 3 | FP-D, 211
P02 M 6-7:30 p.m. | fit-flavors
Feb. 24 | FP-D, 211

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
P01 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
Feb. 10 | MC-BA, 118

Energy Healing With Meridian Tapping

Meridian tapping combines tapping on acupressure points with intention statements to clear mental, emotional and physical energy. Also referred to as energy tapping or emotional freedom technique (EFT), its usage continues to grow because it is remarkably effective. Join us to learn step-by-step instruction in tapping for emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger and feeling overwhelmed; origins of thought field therapy; applications for health issues such as indigestion, headaches and insomnia; root cause technique to heal long-standing or complex issues; techniques to clear self-sabotage and change unwanted habits; and self-acceptance as a means to greater health and emotional freedom.
PERD:735 | 2 sessions | $39 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P02 Sa 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit
Feb. 22-29 | MC-BA, 203

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
P02 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
Feb. 24 | MC-BA, 118

Natural Wellness: Alternative Healthcare

Modern scientific research has shown how complementary and alternative medicine can help in treating systematic and chronic diseases. Understand how the mechanism of acupuncture and other forms of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) provide alternative options for common but difficult-to-treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, cancer and Parkinson’s disease. 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
P04 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
March 30 | MC-LH, 103

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, helping improve both your health and the health of your 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
P03 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Alex Chen
April 6 | MC-PE, 201

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 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.
HEAL:765 | 2 sessions | $19 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
P01 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Rebecca Barczewski
Jan. 22-29 | STLCC-South County, 120
P02 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Rebecca Barczewski
Feb. 19-26 | STLCC-South County, 120
P03 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Rebecca Barczewski
March 25-April 1 | STLCC-South County, 120
P04 W 6-7:30 p.m. | Rebecca Barczewski
April 22-29 | STLCC-South County, 102

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. They offer 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, we 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
P01 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Carol Watkins
Jan. 25 | MC-BA, 202

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, you can learn how to make continuous small adjustments to achieve a dynamic state of balance and fulfillment in your life. Join us to learn how. Class is suggested for ages 50+.
PERD:709 | 1 session | $26 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P02 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Carol Watkins
Feb. 22 | MC-BA, 202

Personal Insights

10 Clues to Your Past Lives

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 | $32.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P01 Sa 9:30 a.m.-noon | Rhonda Leifheit
Feb. 1-8 | MC-CN, 201

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
P03 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rhonda Leifheit
March 3-31 | MC-BA, 118
• NOTE: No class 3/17.

NEW! Healing Magic and Miracles

Are you stuck in a limited belief or situation and don’t know what the next step is, how to break through or move beyond? We are responsible for creating our lives, yet we have not been taught the techniques to do so in alignment with our desires. Learn those techniques, find your answers, break through to a more expanded experience, strengthen your intuition and connect with the powerful healing energies. We will cultivate the inspiration needed to break down the doors of past conditioning and enter the realm of joyful relationships, vibrant health, abundance and dreams come true. This is our goal.
PERD:765 | 3 sessions | $43.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
P01 W 7-9:30 p.m. | Jean Walters
March 25-April 8 | MC-SO, 205

Personality Types Made Simple

Learn to recognize four basic personality types and identify your own unique combination. Begin to better understand and relate to people with very different personality types, enhance relationships and gain a healthy level of self-worth by developing strength in your areas of weakness.
PERD:743 | 2 sessions | $26 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P01 Th 7-9 p.m. | Nancy Cohen
April 23-30 | STLCC-Corp, 209

Assertiveness for the Sensitive Person

Have you ever been told that you are “too nice” and need to be more assertive? Sensitive people tend to place a higher value on the needs and opinions of others over their own, which leaves them feeling powerless and unheard. Learn how powerful you really are and develop confidence to be more comfortably assertive.
PERD:744 | 2 sessions | $26 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P01 Tu 7-9 p.m. | Nancy Cohen
March 3-10 | STLCC-Corp, 209

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

Life is all about choices. The decision to leap into something new and 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 | 1 session | $26 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P03 Sa 9 a.m.-noon | Carol Watkins
April 25 | MC-BA, 120


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