Health & Fitness Classes
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AcupressureMovement/Energy PracticeWellnessT'ai ChiYoga


Fall classes
Winter classes
Acupressure

ACUPRESSURE FOR THE KIDNEY MATRIX
Class handouts contain images of presented acupressure points, which the instructor will demonstrate and assist students in finding on themselves. Use of the points will be presented in the context of 4 Pillars of Health: Sunshine - Exercise - Energy Balancing - Diet. Please note: This class is intended to complement, not replace medical care. Students are encouraged to consult a medical professional for diagnosis and treatment. For questions about course content, please contact the instructor at: HuldaNystrom@sbcglobal.net or call (510) 798-8626 (voice/text).

Session 1: The Back, Bones (including osteoporosis) and Ears
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70121.00
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$15
9/12
1
Wed
4:00-6:30pm
70121.01
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$15
11/14
1
Wed

Session 2: Insomnia, Memory
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70121.02
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$15
10/10
1
Wed
4:00-6:30pm
70121.03
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$15
3/13
1
Wed
4:00-6:30pm


ACUPRESSURE FOR ACUTE AND CHRONIC CONDITIONS
Class handouts contain images of presented acupressure points, which the instructor will demonstrate and assist students in finding on themselves. Use of the points will be presented in the context of 4 Pillars of Health: Sunshine - Exercise - Energy Balancing - Diet. Please note: This class is intended to complement, not replace medical care. Students are encouraged to consult a medical professional for diagnosis and treatment. For questions about course content, please contact the instructor at: HuldaNystrom@sbcglobal.net or call (510) 798-8626 (voice/text).

Session 1: Acute Conditions: Heart Attack, Seizure, Cessation of Breathing, Panic Attack
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70221.00
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$9
9/12
1
Wed
2:15-3:45pm
70221.01
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$9
11/14
1
Wed

Session 2: Chronic Conditions: Eye Pain, Itching Floaters, Visual Impairments
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70221.02
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$9
10/10
1
Wed
2:15-3:45pm
70221.03
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$15
3/13
1
Wed
1:15-3:45pm


ADVANCED ACUPRESSURE TOPICS
In all 3 sessions of this class, simple qigong exercises, as well as acupressure point combinations for each topic will be introduced by demonstration, illustrated handout and point location checking. It is highly recommended that the 3 sessions be taken in sequence. For questions about course content, please contact the instructor at: HuldaNystrom@sbcglobal.net or call (510) 798-8626 (voice/text).

Session 1: Yin & Yang - a central concept in Chinese philosophy and medicine. Topics include: the nature of Yin & Yang, their relationship to each other, and their manifestations in the body
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70222.00
Nystrom
Alvarado
1
$18
12/12
1
Wed

Session 2: The Vital Substance Qi
- sometimes called the material substrate ofthe Universe, has 3 essential forms, the Three Treasures (Jing, or Essense), Qi (Vital Energy, or Matter Energy), and Shen (Mind-Spirit).
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70221.01
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$18
1/9
1
Wed
3:45-5:15pm

Session 3: The 5 Elementts
- constitutes, together with Yin & Yang, the core of Chinese philosophy and medicine. Ancient Chinese doctors applied dyamics observed in nature to the body.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70221.02
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$18
2/13
1
Wed
4:00-5:30pm


Movement/Energy Practice

BA DUAN JIN (EIGHT BROCADES (Note new start date)
Ba Duan Jin, or the Eight Brocades, is an easy form of Qigong to learn. The combination of movement and breath has been practiced for over 2,000 years and is the beginning form taught at the Shaolin Temple in China. Anyone can do this form, even doing it from a chair if needed. Sitting meditation will also be part of the class, as well as a brief set of warm up movements.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70115.00
Miner
Alvarado
8
$36
12/3
3
Mon


DAYAN QIGONG - PARTS A and B
Students will learn one of the most popular forms of Qigong used in China today. Dayan Qigong means the Wild Goose Form. This practice consists of 64 movements that flow from one movement into the next. In addition to learning the form, the students will learn a warm up set of exercises to increase flexibility and balance. Students are encouraged to "move at their own pace." Adaptations can be easily made for motor impairments or mobility concerns. Part A includes moves 1-32, and Part B includes moves 33-64.

Part A - Morning Session
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70130.00
Miner
Alvarado
8
$120
1/7*
10
Mon
9:30-11:30am
*No class 1/21, 2/18

Part A - Evening Session
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70135.01
Dey
Alvarado
8
$36
11/14
4
Wed
6:30-8:30pm
*No class 10/31

Part B - Morning Session
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70131.00
Miner
Alvarado
8
$120
9/10*
10
Mon
9:30-11:30am
*No class 11/12, 11/19

Part B - Evening Session
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70136.00
Dey
Alvarado
8
$72
1/9*
8
Wed
6:30-8:30pm
*No class 11/20


Pilates/Yoga

PILATES/STRETCH I - BEGINNING
Enrollment is limited to 20 students. Pilates is a method of exercise that combines flexibility, muscle strengthening and endurance. Pilates is very popular among dancers and athletes because it emphasizes balance, awareness, development of the body, and self-control. For those looking for immediate results, Pilates practice has shown tremendous results in providing relief from chronic back pain and is recommended by doctors to support post-surgery rehabilitation. In the beginning Pilates class, we will start by learning the fundamentals. Foam roller and a Thera-Band are required. Both can be purchased from the instructor.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70155.00
Younes
Alvarado
MPR
$60
10/4*
8
Thu
5:00-6:15pm
70155.01
Younes
Alvarado
MPR
$75
1/10*
10
Thu
5:00-6:15pm
*No class 11/22, 2/21


Wellness

INTEGRATED WELLNESS
You will be working at all levels on this transformative course: relaxation, stress management, sleep, nutrition, yoga and meditation, time and task management, self-esteem, commitment, reshaping bad habits, etc., with specific techniques for women and men. Most importantly, you will work with ease and at your own pace.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70128.00
Dante-Barragan
Alvarado
2
$105
9/12*
14
Wed
70128.01
Dante-Barragan
Alvarado
2
$83
1/9*
11
Wed
5:45-7:00pm
*No class 11/21, 11/20


T'ai Chi

T'AI CHI
The gentle art of meditation through movement is taught through a series of easy-to-learn movement patterns, which focus on self-awareness and flow. T'ai Chi is healthful for all ages and physical conditions.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70160.00
Umeki
Alvarado
MPR
$90
9/11
10
Tue
11:00am-12:30pm
70160.01
Umeki
Alvarado
MPR
$90
1/8*
10
Tue
11:00am-12:30pm
*No class 2/19


Yoga

YOGA I (BASICS OF KUNDALINI)
(Kundalini) Techniques of breathing, stretching, strengthening and relaxation combine to reduce accumulated tension, improve circulation, and increase overall stamina and flexibility. This vigorous yet relaxing form of yoga will give you an immediate experience of increased vitality and mental clarity. This class is designed for both beginners and more experienced yoga students. You progress at your own rate and work comfortably at your own level of fitness. Please bring a blanket or mat.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70195.00
Khalsa, S.A.
Alvarado
MPR
$75
9/12
10
Wed
5:45-7:00pm
70195.00
Khalsa, S.A.
Alvarado
MPR
$75
1/9*
10
Wed
5:45-7:00pm
*No class 2/20


YOGA II

This class builds on the basics taught in Yoga I. However, any student can participate in this class.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70165.00
Dante-Barragan
Alvarado
MPR
$98
9/10*
13
Mon
5:45-7:00pm
70165.01
Dante-Barragan
Alvarado
MPR
$75
1/7*
10
Mon
5:45-7:00pm
*No class 11/12, 11/19, 1/21, 2/18


HATHA YOGA WITH BLUE SKIES

This is a fun class! Science and medicine agree: "Yoga is a powerful method for helping and preventing many health problems." We learn poses that develop focus and concentration. Find out how to love being in your body. Learning to let go is an art that breaks old holding patterns that cause tension and chronic pain. We gently flex the spine in all six directions, practice meditation and Pranayama breathing. All the basics and advancement for a wonderful, lifelong Yoga practice. Questions? Email yoga4blues2@gmail.com
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70145.00
Luke
Alvarado
MPR
$54
9/11
6
Tue/Thu
9:30-11:00am
70145.01
Luke
Alvarado
MPR
$72
10/4
8
Tue/Thu
9:30-11:00am
70145.02
Luke
Alvarado
MPR
$54
11/1*
6
Tue/Thu
9:30-11:00am
70145.03
Luke
Alvarado
MPR
$36
12/11
4
Tue/Thu
9:30-11:00am
70145.04
Luke
Alvarado
MPR
$54
1/10*
6
Tue/Thu
9:30-11:00am
70145.05
Luke
Alvarado
MPR
$45
2/7*
5
Tue/Thu
9:30-11:00am
70145.06
Luke
Alvarado
MPR
$63
3/7
7
Tue/Thu
9:30-11:00am
*No class 11/6, 1//20, 11/22, 1/22, 2/19, 2/21

HATHA YOGA WITH LILIANE
Enrollment is limited to 25 students. Yoga combines physical postures, relaxation, breathing, and meditation techniques. Through various combinations of practices, the yogi undergoes a complete and harmonious development – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70150.00
Younes
Alvarado
MPR
$81
10/2*
9
Tue
6:00-7:30pm
70150.01
Younes
Alvarado
MPR
$90
1/8*
10
Tue
6:00-7:30pm
*No class 11/20, 2/19