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Lunch and Learn - Make it OK

Make It OK was developed in collaboration with HealthPartners, Regions Hospital, NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness), and other community partners to encourage individuals to talk more openly about mental illnesses. By breaking the silence, the Make It OK campaign hopes to de-stigmatize mental illnesses so people will be more willing to seek out the care they need.

Make It OK by learning what to say.  We invite staff and faculty to attend our next WHAM lunch and learn on Wednesday, December 9, in the Hall of Fame room at the Leonard Center.  Lunch will be available at 11:45 am for those registered by the end of the day on Monday, December 7.

Late Fall Semester Classes: -   sign up ONLINE

Registration begins on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.  Classes begin the week of November 2, 2015.

The 6-week series of classes have a registration fee of $20 for students and $25 for faculty and staff. If a class meets more than weekly, the registration fee may be higher and is noted by the class description.  Classes that do not have the required minimum of 10 participants (14 for mindfulness) will be cancelled.  You will be notified and refunded if we cancel the class.

Boot Camp - Tuesday and Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, November 3 - December 10, 2015 (11 classes)
A fun, high energy class with ever changing routines aimed at incorporating cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and core strength.  This is an advanced class that involves low impact jumping, running, and interval training.  Because this class meets twice per week, the fee is $40 for faculty/staff.
Instructor:  Tony Morelli

Circuit Training - Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, November 2 - December 9, 2015
Resistance training that provides a total body strength workout and elevates the heart rate.  Because this class meets twice per week, the fee is $40 for faculty and staff.
Instructor:  Steve Murray

MIndfulness - Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, November 5 - December 10, 2015 (5 classes)
Come and learn how mindfulness can help us weather the storms of our lives with more calm, acceptance and compassion.  This class is open to everyone, whether you are new to mindfulness or you would like to revitalize or deepen your meditation practice. Participants will learn ways to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives, including silent and guided meditations, compassion practices, and breath awareness.
Instructors:  Jane Rauenhorst and Jean Haley
Location:  Club Sports Room (Kelly Fang's office)

Pilates - Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, November 5 - December 10, 2015 (5 classes)
Strengthen and lengthen with Pilates. This mat class will help you develop abdominal strength and control, while creating a connection between your core and the rest of your body. The exercises emphasize proper breathing, precise alignment, and efficient sequencing of movement. Mats are available or feel free to bring your own.   All levels welcome. 
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

Yoga - Mondays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, November 2 - December 7, 2015
Join a CorePower trained yoga teacher for a power Vinyasa flow.  This invigorating class connects breath and movement through a dynamic and intelligently designed series of postures, emphasizing body awareness and mindfulness.  Set to music, this practice will leave you energized and refreshed.  Mats are available or feel free to bring your own.
Instructor: Emily Stuber

Yoga - Wednesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, November 4 - December 9, 2015
Learn yoga basics in this beginner-friendly hatha yoga class.  Explore alignment principles of specific poses (asanas) and experience more flowing movement sequences (vinyasa).  Increase strength, flexibility, and body awareness, and leave feeling more calm and refreshed.  Mats are available or feel free to bring your own. 
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

Yoga Barre - Tuesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, November 3 - December 8, 2015
Yoga Barre class is a combination of the stretching and toning movements of Pilates and Yoga with the strengthening and sculpting principles of ballet.  You will use small isometric movements to target and tone every muscle in your body.  This class is accessible for all levels and beginners are always welcome. Dress as you would for a yoga practice- no socks or shoes are needed.  Props and mats are provided for this practice.
Instructor:  Kelsey Suardini

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