Life Design is a method of applying the innovative approaches of design thinking to solving problems in our lives. For many of us, finding or maintaining a sense of balance with our life priorities and/or managing our energy can be a challenge. Join this session to consider a design approach to enhancing balance and energy. The session will include time to pause and reflect on your priorities for a balanced life and the fluctuations in your energy during your week. You will then learn how to apply design strategies to make small, incremental changes to your daily life for greater alignment with your balance priorities and for more energy – all in service of enhancing your enjoyment and well-being.
We live in a world where there seem to be constant demands on our bodies and minds. Sometimes the accumulated mental and physical stress can get so overwhelming that it is hard to know how to deal with it all without dissolving into a puddle of anxiety. Keeping a journal can help you create order out of chaos when your world feels like it is falling apart. It can help you to keep track of and work through both physical and mental symptoms. It can help you organize and keep track of any personal or professional projects you may be working on. Daily journaling can help you to keep excess thoughts and worries from overwhelming you and help you to discover your physically and emotionally healthy and authentic self. In this class on Journaling for Total Health & Wellness, your instructor, Stephanie Garrity, will walk you through the various types and styles of journaling to help you find the kind that is best suited to you and your needs. Bring a set of colored pens (minimum four different colors). Blank journals will be provided.
A Matter of Balance emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. This interactive, participatory workshop is a combination of gentle strength building exercise and discussion, and includes a visit from a local guest healthcare professional for a question and answer session.
Unless an attacker or mugger threatens you with a gun, most instances where self-defense is necessary will be up close and personal. Learning close combat moves is essential to protecting yourself in these dangerous situations. It can help you defend yourself quickly when in close quarters. Members of the military, as well as other servicemen and women, frequently practice close combat training so they can safeguard themselves in a hand-to-hand fighting scenario. From elbow strikes and punches to knee strikes and even grapples, these concepts often allow them to defend against larger, stronger opponents. If you ever find yourself up close in a violent physical confrontation, knowing how to fight in close combat may help you save your wallet or possibly your life. You will be taught Advanced techniques of Krav Maga and Israeli fighting systems. Open to ALL!
1 in 6 American women has been the victim of an assault in their lifetime. These numbers are not only astounding but sickening. Learn to defend yourself today; we want survivors, not statistics. Our instructors use the Krav Maga training for this class. Krav Maga is a top-of-the-line training that the military uses. Krav Maga teaches you how to anticipate an attack! It helps you to know exactly how to escape in any real-life scenario. You'll learn throughout your class some of the strikes and blows that work in specific scenarios. Light fitness movements, along with punches, kicks, groin kicks, choke defenses, and more incorporated into our classes!
"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes... including you." -Anne Lamott. Feeling a bit tired, stressed, depleted? There is a very good reason why -- our minds and bodies have difficulty processing and managing high levels of stress and uncertainty over long periods of time. This session will provide an opportunity to pause, reflect, and attend to your own well-being. The session will begin with a mindfulness exercise and gentle yoga appropriate for home or an office for grounding and to release tension. Then we will explore a wellness tool to reflect on and assess well-being in various parts of life. Finally, we will design small, incremental actions we could take this week to both savor what is going well and attend to an area of life that could use more attention.