Holistic Health


Health is about so much more than preventing disease. Achieving wellness involves balancing all parts of who you are physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. A holistic approach to health is an ongoing process. We invite you to explore new paths that may prove an integral part of a happier you.

Reiki – Level I

William Stevens, Reiki instructor

The Japanese work “Reiki” means universal life force/energy. Reiki, a 3,000-year-old method of healing touch, originated in ancient Eastern cultures. It’s a technique that uses touch to facilitate relaxation, reduce stress, manage pain and promote healing. Health sciences recognize that spiritual and emotional imbalances affect our physical health and wellbeing. Reiki restores balance to body, mind and spirit, maximizing the natural healing process. When we remain out of balance, we become susceptible to “dis-ease”. Upon completion participants will be fully trained and will receive a certificate for the Usui System of Reiki Healing. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water.

Sat, Oct 13, 10 am-5:30 pm
Fee and Code: $159, XHEAF 122

Reiki – Level II

William Stevens, Reiki instructor

Deepen your Reiki practice for yourself and others. Study the mantras and symbols that are the final component of the Usui System of Reiki, bringing you to a richer connection with earth and sky energy. Learn to help others at a distance and deepen your meditation practice. Students receive a completion certificate. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water.

Sat, Oct 27, 10 am-5:30 pm
Fee and Code: $159, XHEAF 260

Psychology, Neuroscience, And Mindfullness – An Introduction

Joshua Cohen, PhD, adjunct instructor

Better understand the brain body connection to improve your overall well-being. Learn how mindfulness, awareness that emerges by intentional, nonjudgmental focus on the unfolding of present experience, interacts with the brain and other organ systems. Find out how meditation influences neural networks and hormones, as well as the associations with inflammation and genes. In turn, Dr. Mendoza and Dr. Cohen will discuss how the biological changes associated with mindfulness correlate with emotions, thinking skills, and behavior. Be introduced to brief guided mindfulness practices.

Sat, Oct 27, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XHEAF 105

Aromatherapy And Essential Oils – A Beginner’s Guide

Andreea Fegan, certified holistic health educator

Essential oils are trending these days. Wondering what it’s all about? Explore the history of aromatherapy and learn about the fundamentals of essential oils. What are the benefits and how can essential oils support general health and wellbeing? We’ll discuss the importance of quality, general applications and safety measures, and how they may offer holistic solutions to every day needs (such as body butters, gels, salves, make up remover, tension tamers, and even cleaning products!) We’ll explore – and even create – one or two.

Sat, Nov 3, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XHEAF 002

Down To Earth Food Series

Trends in nutrition can be confusing and intimidating. Treat yourself to a down-to-earth learning experience and find practical, appealing ways to incorporate healthier eating into your New Year. Each session will provide recipes and samples to try.

Plant-Based Foods – Oct 9

Cooked or raw, staying close to nature and eating in a grounded, local way enables us to use the resources as  nature provides them. Learn about clean, seasonal and
pure foods.    

Raw Plant-Based Foods – Oct 16

Clean, unheated food allows us to reap the benefits of enzyme-rich, nutrient filled nutrition that our bodies require to thrive. Learn the philosophy behind raw foods, and how to make simple, fun, and
delicious recipes. 

Medicinal Raw And Living Foods For Longevity And Prevention – Oct 23

Explore some of the most powerful foods and superfoods humans can eat to help our bodies thrive while at the same time help prevent western-world disease trends.

Tues, Oct 9-23, 6:30-8 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XHEAF 176


Meditation Series

Nate Fegan, instructor

Warm your spirit with peace and balance. Each session focuses on a specific technique or method for achieving inner calm and energy. Bring a floormat or towel and an open mind. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

How To Meditate And Develop Mindfulness – Oct 29 
Master meditation without years of practice. A beginner’s guide to developing creative control over meditative and hypnotic mind-body states.

How To Relax And Be Happy – Nov 5
Learn simple secrets for how to relax, clear common obstacles to find, and sustain, pleasure in life.

Guided Meditation and Hypnosis for Deep Relaxation – Nov 12 
Be guided into the kind of deep-release hypnotic-relaxation that is like hitting the reset button to enjoy a fresh start.

Clarity, Vision and Purpose – Nov 19
Learn to create calm and focus, embrace mindfulness and allow yourself to grow forward to achieve your greatest potential.

Mon, Oct 29-Nov 19, 7-9 pm
Fee and Code: $105, XHEAF 217

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