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Lunch and Learn -  February 10, 2016

Foods for Building Brain Power with Jennette Turner - This class is full.
Good nutrition keeps all our organs in optimal condition—including our brains. The right foods support the function of nerves and neurotransmitters in the brain, helping us to think more clearly, regulate our moods, and increase our ability to concentrate. In this class, you’ll learn about these foods and how you can improve your memory through diet. We’ll also consider new research on “Type III Diabetes” and Alzheimer’s prevention. Keep your brain young, healthy and sharp  by eating naturally delicious foods!

Weyerhaeuser Boardroom from noon - 12:50 pm, lunch for those who have pre-registered will be available beginning at 11:45 am.  There will be a drawing for one of 5 - $20 gift cards to Missisippi Market for those in attendance.

Early Spring Semester Classes: -   sign up ONLINE

Registration begins on Thursday, January 21, 2016.  Classes begin the week of February 1, 2016 except for where noted.

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.  Please note:  Refunds are only available up to the first day of class, with no exceptions.

Boot Camp - Tuesday and Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, February 2 - March 10, 2016.
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, February 1 - March 9, 2016.
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, February 4 - March 10, 2016 (5 classes - no class on February 11)
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 - Tuesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, February 2 - March 8, 2016.
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, February 8 - March 7, 2016 This class is 5 sessions.
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, February 3 - March 9, 2016.
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 - Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, February 4 - March 10, 2016.
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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