Healthy Body and Wellness for the Mind

Wellness

Fitness

 

Wellness

New! Achieving Calm in Times of Stress

Learn how stressors affect you psychologically and physiologically. Practice techniques to handle immediate stress, and review lifestyle behavior modifications that may improve your health and wellness. Topics include deep breathing and visualization exercises, positive self-talk, time management and more. Instructor: Anne Marie Parish

Total Cost: $30 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-881-A3
Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
K115
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Gentle Yoga

Stretches, postures and breathing exercises are adapted to your needs to bring calmness, stress reduction and a feeling of well-being. The stretches and simple yoga postures release tension and bring flexibility to the shoulders, neck, back, hips and legs. For beginners, those with specific limitations or recovering from injury, or experienced students desiring a more relaxed pace. Wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat to class. Instructor: Syeda Khan

Total Cost: $76 (includes $76 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-862-A3
Saturdays, Feb. 7 - March 21, 9 - 10:30 a.m. (6 sessions; no class March 7)
P527
Course #: XXZ-862-A4
Saturdays, April 25 - June 6, 9 - 10:30 a.m. (6 sessions; no class May 23)
P527
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Freedom of Movement: Connecting From Head to Toe

Did you know a sore toe can make your shoulder ache or a rounded back create neck pain? Discover body connections and how you can change everyday activities to feel less pain and more energy. Whether you are sitting at a computer, gardening, doing yoga or pursuing your favorite sport, Awareness Through Movement®, created by Dr. Feldenkrais, transforms a movement from difficult to easy and you can apply that discovery to everyday life.
Instructor: Jeri Eaton

10 Sessions
Total Cost: $97 (includes $97 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-816-A3
Tuesdays, Jan. 20 - March 24, 6 - 7 p.m. (10 sessions)
M157

8 Sessions
Total Cost: $79 (includes $79 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-816-A4
Tuesdays, April 21 - June 9, 6 - 7 p.m. (8 sessions)
M157
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New! Healthy Backs for Life

Care for your back and reduce chances of back pain. Find ways to adjust your posture for the better. Understand the guidelines for strength, flexibility and abdominal exercises. Classroom demonstration focuses on abdominal exercise and stretching. Review methods to deal with stress that can improve your back health. Adjust your work and life spaces to meet ergonomic guidelines. Wear loose-fitting clothes. Instructor: Anne Marie Parish

Total Cost: $30 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-305-A3
Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
T315
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New! Meditation Practices

Practice a variety of techniques to relax, concentrate and meditate including: breath work, visualizations, deep relaxation, yoga nidra, gentle and restorative yoga postures, and several meditation styles. Establish your own meditation practice. Receive the benefits meditation offers including reduction of stress, increased ability to focus, greatly enhanced wellbeing and more. Prior experience is not necessary. Dress comfortably and bring your yoga mat.
Instructor: Jeanne Deignan-Kosmides

Total Cost: $65 (includes $65 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-318-A3
Saturdays, March 14 - 28, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (3 sessions)
N205
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Fitness

Tai Chi


The gentle, slow, and energizing movements of Tai Chi have been shown to increase concentration and awareness, improve balance and flexibility and provide greater vitality and overall health. Beginners practice simple breathing and learn the basic movements. Intermediate and advanced students continue with a Yang style form, the energizing reeling silk exercises and a Chen style form as well as two-person exercises.

 

Tai Chi: Beginning

For those who do not have Tai Chi experience. Instructor: Bill Whitenton

Total Cost: $77 (includes $77 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXQ-956-A3
Thursdays, Jan. 29 - March 19, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. (8 sessions)
P527

Course #: XXQ-956-A4
Thursdays, April 16 - June 4, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. (8 sessions)
P527
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Tai Chi: Continuing

For those who have some Tai Chi experience, but are not ready for intermediate work. Instructor: Linda Albright

Total Cost: $77 (includes $77 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXQ-151-A3
Thursdays, Jan. 29 - March 19, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. (8 sessions)
P527

Course #: XXQ-151-A4
Thursdays, April 16 - June 4, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. (8 sessions)
P527
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Tai Chi: Intermediate/Advanced

Instructor: Jerry Diamond

Total Cost: $77 (includes $77 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXQ-957-A3
Thursdays, Jan. 29 - March 19, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. (8 sessions)
P527

Course #: XXQ-957-A4
Thursdays, April 16 - June 4, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. (8 sessions)
P527
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Qi Gong

Qi-Gong means energy work. Emotions and physical traumas can reside in the muscles and tissue as well as the mind. Experience a moving meditation with sound, color and energy to balance the Qi and let it flow freely. Qi-Gong is a way to acknowledge this and allow the body to release stress, toxins and other negative impacts of our lives. Requirements: Loose clothing, open mind, yoga mat optional. Instructor: Joshua Dell

Total Cost: $77 (includes $77 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-294-A3
Saturdays, Jan. 24 - March 21, 11 a.m. - noon (8 sessions; no class on March 7)
P527

Course #: XXZ-294-A4
Saturdays, April 18 - June 13, 11 a.m. - noon (8 sessions; no class on May 23)
P527
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Aerobic Dancing

Offers a progressive multi-level course professionally choreographed for the “non dancer” by Jackie Sorenson. Exercise at your own level (walk, jog or run) as you firm and tone muscles, strengthen your cardiovascular system, burn calories, reduce stress and socialize with friends. Programs are medically tested for your safety. Instructor: Nancy Brett

Total Cost: $97 (includes $97 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXQ-979-A3
Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 5 - March 25, 6 - 7 p.m. (23 sessions; no class on Jan. 19)
P527

Total Cost: $114 (includes $114 fees)
Course #: XXQ-979-A4
Mondays and Wednesdays, April 13 - July 15, 6 - 7 p.m. (27 sessions; no class on May 25)
P527
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About our Instructors

Linda Albright has been studying Tai Chi since 1999. As a Speech and Language Pathologist with Baltimore County Public Schools, she worked and taught for 26 years. Her expertise in Tai Chi comes from her years of study with Jerry Diamond and workshops in San Shou and Shiba Luohangong.
Nancy Brett is a popular instructor at Carroll and has been teaching aerobic dance for more than 20 years. Her active yet easy to follow routines make exercise fun!

Jeanne Deigman-Kosmides, with almost 30 years’ experience in meditation, yoga, nutrition and alternative healing, brings a broad and unique quality of experience, knowledge and nurturing support to her meditation and yoga workshops. As a Certified Advanced Kripalu Yoga Instructor, Deigman-Kosmides brings a supportive, individual approach to teaching meditation and yoga meeting each person’s unique needs especially for restorative purposes.

Joshua Dell graduated therapist level from the International Institute of Medical Qi Gong in Gettysburg, PA, and has been working in health and wellness for more than 20 years. Dell has taught Qi-Gong with the East Coast Institute of Medical Qi-Gong and Healing Arts. His other areas of study include massage, acupressure and Tai Chi.

Jerry Diamond has been practicing Taiji (Taichi) for over 30 years and teaching to all ages since 1984 and the college since 1999. For the past several years, Diamond judged the Chinese Kuoshu Martial Arts Tournament in Hunt Valley. His classes emphasize the principles of Taiji with the goal of improving health, flexibility, focus and balance.

Jeri Eaton is a writer, real estate owner, Feldenkrais practitioner, operator-of-the-household and finds that the Feldenkrais Method® of movement helps her navigate her many demands. She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, having completed the Guild’s four-year/800-hour training.

Syeda Khan is a certified yoga instructor specializing in therapeutic yoga, meditation and chair yoga, which helps students to go deeper in their poses. Khan has taught abroad and currently teaches locally and privately. She demonstrates meditation, massage, breathing exercises and poses that encourage relaxation, peace and harmony.

Anne Marie Parish, a Health Educator with master’s degree in Health Education/ Exercise Physiology, has 20 years’ experience encouraging students to modify lifestyle habits improving health and wellness. Previously with the Pentagon Fit to Win program, she taught patient education and employee wellness as well as being a speaker, writer and facilitator on health topics.

Bill Whitenton, with over 13 years studying Tai Chi, has attended workshops in San Shou, worked with silk reeling exercises, and Qui Gung breathing. He is proficient in the Jang 24 form and has studied the Jang short form and Chen short form as well.

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