Wellness

Summer 2017 Community Education Courses

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Wellness Courses and Fitness

INTRO TO HORSEBACK RIDING FOR ADULTS
Section #1

CRN# 60397                                May 24 – June 28                            4-5 p.m.
CFP 813-51                                  Wednesdays                                     Fee: $185


Section #2
CRN# 60398                                July 5 – August 9                            4-5 p.m.
CFP 813-52                                  Wednesdays                                    Fee: $185

This course will be taught at the New Horizons Stables, located at 586 Pearse Road, Schenectady, N.Y.
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 loose clothing. Riding helmets will be provided 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.


AIKIDO FOR ADULTS AND TEENS
Section #1

CRN# 60270                                 June 1 – July 6                              7-8:15 p.m.
CFP 800-51                                   Thursdays                                      Fee: $75

Section #2
CRN# 60271                                 July 13 – August 17                      7-8:15 p.m.
CFP 800-52                                   Thursdays                                      Fee: $75

This course will be taught at the YWCA, located at 44 Washington Ave., Schenectady, N.Y.
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 Kano Aiki, and Shodan  (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. Yamakawa Dojo continues to use Aikido and Iaido in a holistic (MBSR) manner supporting PTSD and special needs of the students. It is a diverse Dojo welcoming people regardless of race, religion, age, size, and orientation. Click here to register.   



INTRO TO IAIDO
Section #1

CRN# 60396                                  June 5 – July 10                            5:30-6:45 p.m.
CFP 803-51                                    Mondays                                        Fee: $75

Section #2
CRN# 60502                                  July 17 – August 21                      5:30-6:45 p.m.
CFP 803-52                                    Mondays                                        Fee: $75

This course will be taught at the YWCA, located at 44 Washington Ave., Schenectady, N.Y.
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 – of 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.


KRIPALU YOGA EXPRESS
CRN# 60509   
CFP 819-51 
June 7 – June 28   
Wednesdays, 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.


CHAKRA AND SUBTLE BODY YOGA
Section #1

CRN# 60510                                        June 24                                 1-3 p.m.
CFP 820-51                                          Saturday                               Fee: $25

Section #2
CRN# 60511                                        July 8                                    1-3 p.m.
CFP 820-52                                          Saturday                               Fee: $25

This course will be taught at Yoga Bliss, located at 140 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, N.Y.
In this workshop, students will delve into the energetic systems of the human being. The course will begin with the premise that as humans we are energetic beings living in a variety of energetic fields. Students will explore a basic seven Chakra System in relation to the Koshas, the subtle bodies also knows as five layers of being. The workshop will be both an intellectual and embodied approach to understanding energy. Time will consist of lecture, discussion, breath work (pranayama), movement (asana), sound (nada yoga) and meditation. Students should come in on a light stomach, dressed comfortably and with a journal or notebook. 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# 60512  
CFP 821-51
Thursdays, June 8 – June 29   

6-8 p.m.

Fee: $75

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 will be taught by Yoga Bliss. Click here to register.


INITIAL COACHING CERTIFICATION
CRN# 60517                                                            
CFP 822-51 
Tuesdays/Thursdays, July 18 – August 1
6-9 p.m.
Fee: $325

This course will be taught at the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen High School, located at 2719 Hamburgh St., Schenectady, N.Y., 12303.
Complete all the requirements to apply for your initial NYS Coaching Certifications. Students in this hybrid course will receive all the components necessary through class time and online learning. All students will receive: Adult and Child First Aid and CPR/AED, Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), Concussion in Sports, Child Abuse Recognition, and School Violence Prevention as well as instructor assistance on the application process. Online requirements must be completed by the last course session for a complete application. Students may need to travel to complete the DASA course. Fingerprinting will be available at an additional cost (approximately $100) but is not required. Additional costs for online courses will cost approximately $125. Click here to register.