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.

Clean Eating

Andreea Fegan, certified holistic health educator

Interested in cleaning up your diet, but not sure where to start? Need to re-energize your commitment to healthy eating? Join us as we discuss whole-foods based eating that’s also delicious, filling and nourishing. We’ll cover all the various facets of clean eating (to include omnivore, plant-based, and raw foods) so they are simple, easy to implement and budget-conscious. Learn to shop smarter and organize your pantry/ kitchen for great success, and enjoy healthy eating for good. 3 SESSIONS

Fri, Oct 11-25, 11 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XHEAF 176

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 12, 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 26, 10 am-5:30 pm
Fee and Code: $159, XHEAF 260

Introduction To Transformational Breath

Kirk Murdoch and Darryn Silver Murdoch, LCSW, Certified facilitators and leaders
Transformational Breath® is a method of breathing pattern that encompasses diaphragmatic breath. Endorsed by well known experts such as Deepak Chopra MD, and Christiane Northrup MD, the practice opens and clears restricted breathing patterns producing more energy, increased detoxification, improved respiratory capacity, and strengthened immune system. Practitioners find it clears the sub-conscious mind, resolves stress, creates a profound relaxation response, and clears repressed emotions, such as anger, fear, anxiety, guilt and depression. Find out what it’s all about in this introductory session.

Sat, Oct 26, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XHEAF 183

Psychology, Neuroscience, And Mindfulnes: Alternative Care Methods

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, Nov 2, 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, Oct 26, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XHEAF 002

Massage Workshop

A hands on introduction. Learn to safely provide a Swedish massage to family and friends. Learn basic Swedish massage techniques for stress reduction and overall wellbeing purposes. We focus on all the key stress “hot spots” including head, neck, shoulders and back. In addition, learn how to give a hand and foot massage.

Sat, Jan 11, 18 & 25, 9 am-noon
Fee and Code: $99, XHEAF 056

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