Wellness

Spring 2018 Community Education Courses

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Wellness Courses and Fitness

INTRO TO METAPHYSICS
CRN# 11623
CFP 825-51
Wednesdays, January 17 – February 7
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $60
After a brief introduction to the history of Metaphysics as a discipline, students will delve into the realms of consciousness and perceptions of reality. Students will use the Seven Hermetic Principles as a foundation and discussion will focus around a few selected writings of philosophers such as Plato and Emerson. The intent of this course is to provide a construct for the student to consider his or her current state of consciousness and a conceptual framework to expand that consciousness in relation to the nature of reality and our agency as human beings within that reality. This course is intended to be thought provoking and ultimately personally empowering. This course is taught by Mary Clare O’Connor, owner of Yoga Bliss on the Blvd. in Schenectady. She has been studying yoga on and off the mat for close to a decade and earned her 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teachers Certification in July 2011. Click here to register.

KRIPALU YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
CRN# 11259
CFP 819-51
Saturday, January 20 – February 10
9-10:30 a.m.

Fee: $55
This is a calming, stress-relieving beginner yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body. Asanas will be introduced and practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail. This course is taught by Mary Clare O’Connor, owner of Yoga Bliss on the Blvd. in Schenectady. She has been studying yoga on and off the mat for close to a decade and earned her 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teachers Certification in July 2011. Click here to register.

YOGA PHILOSOPHY 101
CRN# 11608
CFP 821-51
Saturday, January 20 – February 10
11 a.m.-1 p.m
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Fee: $60
Sri Patanjali Maharishi presented the Yoga Sutras, the ancient teachings of Yoga, in a systematic way for his students. The Sutras are combinations of words threaded together, aphoristic in nature to be studied, discussed, meditated upon and incorporated into daily life. In this course, students will learn about the Yoga Sutras, using the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Stri Swami Satchidananda as a reference. Along with lecture and discussion, students will practice pranayama (breath work) and meditation. This course is taught by Mary Clare O’Connor, owner of Yoga Bliss on the Blvd. in Schenectady. She has been studying yoga on and off the mat for close to a decade and earned her 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teachers Certification in July 2011. Click here to register.

KRIPALU YOGA EXPRESS
CRN# 11624
CFP 806-51
Wednesdays, January 24 – February 14
12-12:45 p.m.

Fee: $55
The perfect midday break to stretch, strengthen and relax body and mind. This class will consist of pranayama (breath-work), pratapana (warm up movements), a little asana (poses), and meditation. No sweat - just enough movement to limber up and lighten the day. This course is taught by Mary Clare O’Connor, owner of Yoga Bliss on the Blvd. in Schenectady. She has been studying yoga on and off the mat for close to a decade and earned her 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teachers Certification in July 2011. Click here to register.

INTRO TO IAIDO
Section #1

CRN# 11606
CFP 803-51
Mondays, January 29 – March 5
5:30-6:45 p.m.

Fee: $75

Section #2
CRN# 11607
CFP 803-52
Mondays, March 19 – April 23
5:30-6:45 p.m.

Fee: $75
This course will be taught at the YWCA, located at 44 Washington Ave., Schenectady, N.Y., 12305.
Students, ages 18 and older, will learn about and practice Iaido, a modern non-combative physical and mental discipline based on the proficient use of the traditional Japanese (Samurai) sword. Students will hone their martial acuity through Zanshin (a state of awareness or relaxed alertness). Students are asked to wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. This course is taught by Suzanne Rancourt, a 3rd degree black belt and a veteran of the United States Marine Corp., who has 17+ years of teaching and training experience. Click here to register.

AIKIDO FOR ADULTS AND TEENS
Section #1
CRN# 10909
CFP 800-51
Thursdays, February 1 – March 8
7-8:15 p.m.

Fee: $75

Section #2
CRN# 10910
CFP 800-52
Thursdays, March 22 – April 26
7-8:15 p.m.

Fee: $75
This course will be taught at the YWCA, located at 44 Washington Ave., Schenectady, N.Y., 12305.
Students, ages 14 and older, will practice Hombu style Aikido, which strengthens the body, mind and spirit. Aikido uses blending and redirecting techniques, Jujutsu joint locks and boxing elements that keep this martial art applicable for all individuals. Aikido promotes self-defense, flexibility, strength building and coordination. Students are asked to wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. This course is taught by Yamakawa Dojo’s Head Instructor, Suzanne Rancourt. Ms. Rancourt is Sandan AUSKF, Nidan 2nd Degree Black Belt (U.S. Aikido Federation) with 17 + years of teaching and training experience. Sensei Rancourt is a USMC and USA veteran and teaches the course in accordance with the United States Aikido Federation. Click here to register.

INTRO TO HORSEBACK RIDING FOR ADULTS
Section #1

CRN# 11256
CFP 813-51
Wednesdays, February 21 – March 28
4-5 p.m.

Fee: $185

Section #2
CRN# 11257
CFP 813-52
Wednesdays, April 4 – May 9
4-5 p.m.

Fee: $185
Students, ages 16 years and older, will have an opportunity to take introductory level riding lessons that allow them to bond with their horse and focus on proper technique and safety. Riders will be grouped according to riding ability with no experience necessary. Students are asked to wear boots or shoes with a heel, appropriate riding attire such as jeans or comfortable pants and no lose clothing. Riding helmets will be provided to all students but students are welcome to bring their own. Students will ride in one of the Capital District’s largest indoor arenas - the New Horizons Stables, located at 586 Pearse Road in Schenectady. Class size is limited. Click here to register.