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Lunch and Learn - Sustainable Living

Wednesday, April 15th, Weyerhaeuser Boardroom, noon - 12:50 pm

Join Suzanne Savanick Hansen and sustainability student employees for a presentation and discussion about how you can live more sustainably at home.  Learn about energy, waste reduction, and transportation options.  Make Earth Day everyday.  Energy-saving LED light bulbs will be distributed to participants courtesy of Xcel Energy.

Lunch is provided to registrants and will be available starting at 11:45 am.  Registration is open through Monday, April 13 at noon.

Early Spring Classes: -   sign up ONLINE

Registration for the last six week series of classes will begin on Thursday, March 12 at 9:00 am through the online process.  Classes will begin the week of March 30, 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 offered currently:

Boot Camp - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, March 31 - May 7, 2015.
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, March 30 - May 6, 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, April 2 - May 7, 2015.
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.  This class is for faculty and staff only.  Class meets in Leonard Center classroom (room 36).
Instructors:  Jane Rauenhorst and Jean Haley

Pilates - Tuesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, March 31 - May 5, 2015.
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.  Class meets in Studio 1.
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

Step Aerobics - Mondays, 11:40 - 12:30 pm, March 30 - May4, 2015.
Exercise along with the fun beat of music that will work your whole body. The exercise routine starts out with an easy-to-follow basic steps. Each week new steps will be added onto the basic steps to create a combo routine.  No previous experience is required.  Class meets in Studio 1.
Instructor: Cynthia Kunakom

Barre - Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, April 2 - May 7. 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.  Class meets in Studio 1.
Instructor: Kelsey Suardini

Yoga - Wednesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, April 1 - May 6, 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.  Class meets in Studio 1.
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

Yoga - Mondays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, March 30 - May 4, 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. Class meets in Studio 2.
Instructor: Emily Stuber

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