Cardio Soul with Dr. Nuket Curran, PT

When:  Thursdays 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 from 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Where:  Shaler location
Cost:  $40 or $10/drop-in per class

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Join us in a cardio conditioning class designed for every fitness level through modifications, utilizing high intensity interval training (HIIT) targeting strength, agility, coordination, core, and endurance.  We will also incorporate some yoga, plyometrics, and stretching.  No equipment needed besides a mat. 

 

Stress:  Friend or Foe; A Look From Biologic and Yogic Viewpoints with Bhavna Mehta, AHC & Yoga Instructor and Angie Phares, Yoga Instructor

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When:  Saturday, October 28th from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Where:  Shaler location
Cost:  $30

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Stress plays an important role in keeping us safe, but it can be harmful to the body and mind when it gets out of control or becomes chronic.  Learn about the body's response to stressful situations and develop techniques to identify and respond positively to these situations, as well as participate in a one hour yoga session.  Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for yoga.

 

Reduce Stress, Remain Grounded with Dawn Penney, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, CCTP, RYT

When:  Sunday November 5th 11:00am- 1:30pm
Where:  West End location
Cost:  $35

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As the natural daylight becomes shorter and the hectic pace of the holidays begins, we can often feel overwhelmed, unmotivated, and restless.  In this workshop, we will discuss the importance and practice the techniques involved in staying calm, present and moving through the winter months in a healthier, happier way.  Breath and body work, mindfulness techniques, and creative expression will be included.

 

Brain Balancing for Healing Trauma with Rita Lampe, MSW, LCSW

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When:  Sunday November 12th 10:00am- 12:00pm
Where:  Shaler location
Cost:  $35

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Both physical and emotional trauma can have negative impacts your health and well-being. This workshop will help you learn to clear the negativity brought on by chronic stress or trauma, and obtain a sense of peace. We will explore various breathing patterns and techniques, such as sound vibration and body tapping, in an effort to heal, balance, and detox the brain and physical body. These restorative tools will be taught in the workshop as well as how to use them at home on your own. The workshop will conclude with a restful meditation for the mind and body.

 

How Can I Help?  First Aid for Mental Health by Patrick Henry & Venita Smith (taught in ASL only)

When:  Thursday November 16th & Friday November 17th 9:30am - 2:30pm (with lunch provided)
Where:  Shaler location
Cost:  Free (This event is provided at no cost courtesy of Allegheny Health Choices)

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This course will be taught entirely in ASL by Deaf instructors.  Understand the signs and symptoms from friends and loved ones who are suffering from anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders.  This workshop will provide knowledgeable insight and training using a five step action plan to support someone developing signs of a mental illness or emotional crisis and direct them to the right help.

 

Digeridoo Journey Meditation

When:  Wednesday December 6th 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Where:  West End location
Cost:  $25

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Experience an unguided meditation with the ancient sounds of the didgeridoo.  this meditation is open to experienced and novice wellness seekers alike.  For individuals who are unfamiliar with meditative practices, this is a wonderful introduction, and for the experienced, this is an excellent way to go deeper into your practice.  The didgeridoo is capable of producing sound waves in the same frequency range as human brain waves which can help relax and bring your body and mind to a state of deep self-healing and personal consciousness.