MyBrookdale

Holistic Health

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.


 

Down To Earth Food Series

Andreea Fegan, certified holistic health educator

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 – Jul 10

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 – Jul 17

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 – Jul 24

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, Jul 10-Jul 24, 6:30-8 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XHEAF 176


Aromatherapy And Essential Oils – A Beginner’s Guide

Andrea 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? 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, Jun 30, 9:30 am-12:30 pm 
Fee and Code: $39, XHEAF 002


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, Mar 17, 10 am-5:30 pm
Fee and Code: $159, XHEAF 122


Understanding Chinese Medicine

Kristopher Sparacino L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist

Be introduced to three of the five branches of Chinese medicine – forms of healthcare and wellness that have proved effective for more than 3000 years. 3 SESSIONS

  • Acupuncture includes Cupping- What is an acupuncture and cupping treatment? How does it work? What health issues are they used for? How are acupuncturists trained and licensed?
  • Herbal medicine (including the use of essential oils) from a Chinese medical perspective. What are the common ways to take herbs? What does a herbologist do? How to stay safe using herbs and oils for your health and home.
  • Use of massage and nutrition as a way to stay well with a focus on using meditation and qi gong exercise to ease pain and calm the mind for everyday wellbeing.

Thurs, Jul 12-26, 10-11:30 am
Fee and Code: $69, XHEAF 155


Reiki – Level I

William Stevens, Reiki instructor

The Japanese word “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 you will be fully trained and will receive a certificate for the Usui System of Reiki Healing. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water.

Wed & Thurs, Aug 8 & 9, 6:15-9:45 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, Aug 11, 10 am-5:30 pm
Fee and Code: $159, XHEAF 260


meditation


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 floor mat or towel and an open mind. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

How To Meditate and Develop Mindfulness (July 23)

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 (July 30)

Learn simple secrets for how to relax, clear common obstacles to find, and sustain, pleasure in life.

Guided Meditation and Hypnosis for Deep Relaxation (Aug 6)

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 (Aug 13)

Learn to create calm and focus, embrace mindfulness and allow yourself to grow forward to achieve your greatest potential.

Mon, Jul 23-Aug 13, 7-9 pm
Fee and Code: $105, XHEAF 217



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