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  • Meditation Exploration: An Introduction to Meditation- ONLINE

    Are you interested in meditation but aren't sure how to start? Have you heard of the health benefits of meditation and wondered if it could be helpful for you as well? Have you experimented with meditation before and are curious to know more? If so, please join Maggie Mae Anderson, current student of Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, in this exploratory online class. Spend the evening trying different meditation techniques and learning more about the evidence-based research behind this ancient art. There's more to meditation than just sitting there with your eyes closed! Come give meditation a try in this accessible and supportive class and see how it affects your body, mind and emotions. If you get inspired and want to take a deeper dive, there are 4 week series classes offered this semester as well. This class will meet online. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.
  • Gut Health & Digestion - ONLINE

    In this gut health & digestion-focused webinar we're going to get into the details of what 'gut health' is, and it's importance to our overall health! We'll discuss what your digestive symptoms are telling you & why digestion can go so wrong. I will also talk through my top strategies (things I actually use with clients) to improve digestion & gut health! This class will meet online via Zoom. Look for instructions on how to join a day or two before the class starts.
  • Reiki -First Degree with Amy deGroot

    Do you want to have more control over your well being? Are you drawn to complementary methods of healthcare? Do you wish you could help the well-being of those you love? Learning Reiki may satisfy these desires. Anyone can learn Reiki! In this hands-on seminar you will learn protocols for practicing self-Reiki and for offering Reiki to family and close friends. Reiki supports wellness and complements other therapies. Feel better, reduce stress, bring clarity to your life! A comprehensive manual ($50) is included in the class fee. Find out more at www.lostforestreiki.com. What is Reiki? Reiki is Universal Energy from Source. Reiki helps to balance Energy and restore a feeling of well being. Most people feel both a deep sense of relaxation, and at the same time feel revitalized from a Reiki session. This remarkable practice can be done to yourself or received from others! A Reiki session can relieve pain, reduce anxiety or depression, and calm your system that’s been under strain from the stresses building up from everyday life events or caused from trauma. When your energy is balanced from Reiki, you feel better and your overall mood is lighter. Reiki is offered as a complementary therapy in hundreds of health centers worldwide such as hospitals and cancer treatment centers for people undergoing surgery and other treatments. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before the start of class.
  • Tarot & Oracle Card Reading Workshop

    The Tarot, as well as, Oracle cards are multi-faceted, they are a great tool for seeking answers about your future, a great meditative tool and also a great intentional motivational tool; when we know how to use them! You will learn how to clear, charge and store your cards, how to prepare your space for reading your cards, how to calm and center yourself and to bless the cards as well as setting an intention for your reading (asking the right questions are everything to getting the right answers) and the proper shuffling of your cards. I will also teach you how you can use your cards on a daily basis, as a way of spiritual/material guidance and also as a meditative tool. I will share and send you my 4 favorite card layouts, with descriptions, that have meaning to me, and how to create intentions using the cards around your home as a meditative, motivational reminder of what your goals are. Please have your Tarot/Oracle cards with you and a journal for notes. This course offers an online version and an in-person version.
  • How To Bring Mindfulness into your Daily Life: A 4-Week Series - ONLINE

    Have you ever driven somewhere and had no memory of the drive once you've arrived? Do you ever climb into bed at the end of the day with a sense of not knowing exactly what just happened? Would you like to bring more conscious awareness into your daily life? Are you interested in learning some mindfulness techniques that could help you feel more present in your life rather than being on auto-pilot? Join Maggie Mae Anderson in this four week class designed to bring mindfulness and meditation into your daily life. Whether washing the dishes, helping your kids get their shoes on or going for a hike, there are simple ways we can bring more awareness, appreciation and joy into our day-to-day activities. Each class will start with a few minutes of mindful movement, followed by a guided meditation and then a discussion about ways we can bring such things as loving kindness, compassion, appreciation and equanimity into our lives on a regular basis. This class will leave you with simple techniques that you can start to incorporate into your life immediately. Please feel free to email Maggie Mae if you have any questions prior to registering (soulshine1975@gmail.com). This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.
  • Eating for the Long Haul: Nourishing the Body and Brain After 50

    Our food choices matter more with each passing year. A growing body of research shows the impact of nutrition on brain health, blood sugar, heart and circulation, muscles, bones, immune response and energy levels. This session will pull together current recommendations and traditional wisdom to create a personalized daily eating plan that provides a nutritional foundation for health and vitality into your ‘60’s, ‘70’s and beyond. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before your first class. This class is sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets. Hannaford is committed to offering nutrition services to the community. Please contact us at access@cvsdvt.org or 802-482-7194 if the class fee is a barrier.
  • The Art of Self-Care with Herbs & Aromatherapy

    Has the last year stressed you out? Are you finding yourself burned out, tired and unable to focus? Self-Care is a choice to proactively take care of our well being by caring for our body, mind and spirit every day. In this class we will explore easy self-care routines, look at the benefits of these routines and formulate personalized herbal and aromatherapy blends to encourage a more peaceful, joyful and meaningful life. We will be making a Refreshing Morning Tea Blend, Focus & Stress Essential Oil Inhaler, Bath Tub Tea Soak Blend and Gentle Slumber Sleep Spray. Whether you’re looking to encourage a restful night’s sleep, reinvigorate for the day, or simply love and nurture yourself, the Art of Self-Care is for everyone! This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before the start of class.
  • Living in a Gluten Free World- A Discussion

    Have you been recently been diagnosed with celiac or gluten intolerance/sensitivity? Or is it challenging finding foods that are gluten free? Does it seem like gluten is everywhere? This class is for you! We will discuss celiac and gluten intolerance/sensitivity, resources for those diagnoses, gluten free labeling, how and where to find gluten free foods, identify tricky places where gluten lurks, and other helpful hints. Come to this class to learn how to live in a gluten free world! This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check-in at the main entrance before the start of class.
  • Palmistry Workshop

    What does your hand tell you about yourself? My grandmother was able to read palms and she taught me a great deal about myself using the art of Palmistry. Together we will explore the shape of your hand, your fingers, the mounts of your hand and then the lines of your palm. You will learn lots about yourself and the opportunities or potential your hand has to offer. Have a notebook. This course offers an in-person version and an online version.
  • Breaking Through to Freedom and Happiness: Developing Tools to Create a Balanced and Healthy Life - ONLINE

    Are you looking for happiness or to be happier? This interactive class offers various tools to promote a sense of wellbeing and freedom as you balance your life. Learn about affect labeling as you put your feelings into words, while you explore strategies to calm and nurture yourself. By developing awareness of your own and other people’s affects, feelings, and emotions, you will utilize empathy and compassion to strengthen your relationships with family and friends. A personal action plan will assist you in implementing the strategies from this class. This is an online class and will be using the Zoom platform. You will receive a Zoom invitation prior to the start date.
  • Discover How Your Period is Your Superpower! - ONLINE

    Have you ever felt moody before your period, emotionally fatigued or even experienced bouts of energy on other days? This can all be explained by your menstrual cycle. In this class, Autumn will be teaching you: The four phases of the menstrual cycle What a healthy menstrual cycle looks like and how you can be your own health advocate How our hormones throughout the cycle influence our mood, appetite, physical activity, etc How you can track your entire menstrual cycle to learn about your unique bodily rhythms (It's so cool) What happens when we reach menopause You'll walk away from this class with a fascination for your reproductive health and an appreciation for how remarkable your body is! This class is geared towards women 14 and older. This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email before the start of class with information on how to participate.
  • How to Live a Trauma-Informed Life 101

    Learn how to experience life through a trauma-informed/trauma-aware lens. Mindful awareness of trauma gives you the ability to interact with individuals through a more empathetic and compassionate response. By taking into account the why behind people’s actions, you can move your response away from thinking or asking “what is wrong with you?”, to thinking or asking “what has happened to you?”. This class will cover a basic understanding of trauma (expanding this definition out to more than what most would describe as a “big” event), how the brain responds to trauma, how people respond to trauma, and strategies for becoming trauma-informed/trauma aware. This class will also make connections between trauma and stress, and the similarities and differences of how our brain responds. This class is appropriate for anyone, high school age and up, who interacts with, lives with, or works with people. Please let us know with a phone call or email if you would prefer an online class and we will make arrangements. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before your first class.
  • Gluten Free Baking Discussion

    Do your gluten free cookies or muffins turn out as a disappointment? Have you wanted to try gluten free baking but were afraid to do so? Do you feel discouraged with gluten free baking? This is the class for you! I will discuss various gluten free flour mixtures that are currently available in stores as well as how to create your own homemade version. I will share some of the best gluten free recipes for our favorite baked goods such as chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and other yummy treats! Additionally, we will discuss some helpful hints and tips for gluten free baking so you can once again enjoy great food! This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check-in at the main entrance before the start of class.
  • Fueling the Teen/Tween Athlete

    Whether you are a recreational athlete or a future Olympic hopeful, good nutrition choices can provide an edge in speed, strength, endurance, general health and well-being. This session will introduce the building blocks of year-round healthy eating for teenagers, and help you plan meals and snacks for training, game days, recovery, and the off season. Appropriate for caregivers and their teen/tween athletes. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before your first class. This class is sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets. Hannaford is committed to offering nutrition services to the community. Please contact us at access@cvsdvt.org or 802-482-7194 if the class fee is a barrier.
  • Spice Medicine – Using Common Spices for Everyday Health

    If you have a cupboard full of culinary herbs and spices, you also have an abundance of herbal medicine right under your nose! Did you know that almost all of the herbs and spices we use to make our food more delicious also have medicinal properties? Focusing on common culinary spices that are easy to source and prized for their flavor, this class will highlight different spices’ role in supporting wellness and deliver creative ways to incorporate health-boosting spices into everyday life. Learn the best way to harness each spice’s medicinal power, the proper way to store spices, and how to determine your daily dose. We will prepare customized spice blends and use them in delicious recipes that deliver flavor and healing including Chai Tea Golden Milk, Tasty Medicinal Vinegar, Spice Blend Cordial and Bold Cooking Blend for everyday meals. In addition to adding flavor and complexity to our food and offering relief for common ailments, culinary herbs and spices can play an important role in maintaining optimal health and vitality. So, spice it up! This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the front entrance before the start of class.
  • Introduction to Self-Hypnosis 101

    Self-Hypnosis is a simple, scientifically proven, powerful technique that can help you relax and make positive changes in your life. Use it to reduce stress, stop old bad habits, and develop new good ones. Basic concepts of hypnosis from a scientific viewpoint and misconceptions will be covered. Students will undergo a group induction to experience the hypnotic state, and receive instructions on how to perform self-hypnosis on their own.
  • Simple Stress Reduction

    In this workshop, Geri Ann will share a variety of breathing techniques, body holds and mindful movements to help you feel less stressed, more often. It will include a blended approach of easy-to-use tools from the world of meditation, yoga and qigong. There will be seated and standing portions; no equipment is needed except the use of a chair for the seated portions. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check-in at the front entrance before the start of class.
  • Mindfulness Meditation: Self-compassion and Loving-Kindness: A Four Week Series - ONLINE

    As winter approaches. the holiday season is upon us, and this it is a good time to reflect and practice the arts of self-compassion and loving-kindness. Accessible for everyone, this class will focus on each topic for two weeks. First we'll define self-compassion and how it is different from self-esteem. Then we'll work with meditations and journaling exercises to help us better understand where we fall on the self-compassion scale and learn ways to bring more self-compassion into our lives. Next we'll focus on loving-kindness and explore the different meditations taught to soften our hearts and make it easier to be forgiving, loving and peaceful without being inauthentic. This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.
  • An Attitude of Gratitude, Mindfulness and Meditation - ONLINE

    Tis' the season of giving, gathering, reflecting and welcoming in the New Year. Often the busyness of this time prevents us from settling into a sense of gratitude and contentment. This class is an invitation to carve out some time this holiday season to actively practice and cultivate gratitude and appreciation for yourself, your loved ones and your life in general. Each week we will focus on different aspects of our lives and practice consciously looking for things to appreciate and express gratitude for. No prior mindfulness or meditation experience is required, just an open mind. This class will meet online. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.
  • Chakra Workshop

    Come learn about the 7 amazing energy centers in your body; which help us be receptive, assimilate and transmit energy. I will teach you the meaning of each chakra. During this workshop you will learn how to balance your chakras using two special techniques I have developed that work wonders in helping to clear and balance these powerful energy wheels which leads to a greater sense of direction and well-being. Materials are provided. Have a notebook. This course offers an in-person version and an online version.
  • Better Health Through Better Food - ONLINE

    There are many factors that play a role in our overall health and happiness. Food is one of those major players, and one that many of us have control over. Every time we eat, we have the opportunity to either replenish ourselves or contribute to our overall stress burden. A nourishing diet is what delivers the supplies our cells and system need for more energy, better digestion, deeper sleep and clearer skin. Join Juliet to explore some ways we can reduce stress caused by our diet and increase nutrient density to fuel our best selves! This class will meet online via Zoom. Look for instructions on how to join a day or two before the class starts.
  • Start Your New Year off Mindfully: Intentions for 2022 - ONLINE

    Resolutions are rigid and often don't last long. Intentions are fluid and invite us to return again and again to what it is we want to focus on and prioritize in this New Year. We'll spend the first week becoming clear about how we want to be as we move into 2022 by identifying our intentions. The following three weeks we'll learn mindfulness and meditation techniques to help us incorporate and infuse these intentions into our lives. This class is accessible to anyone who wants to embrace the New Year with clarity and heart. This class will meet online. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.
  • Gem and Crystal Workshop

    Gems and crystals are powerful! They have scientific and metaphysical healing potential. I will teach you the meaning of 25 individual gems/crystals and how to use them to heal; physically, energetically and spiritually. I will also show you how to care for, cleanse and recharge your own gemstones! Bring a notebook. Visual aid for each gemstone will be provided. This course offers an in-person version and an online version.
  • Intro to Therapeutic Massage: Head, Neck and Shoulder Tension

    Have you always wanted to know how to best give a therapeutic neck and shoulder massage to help someone reduce the effects of stress and common postural work habits? Join Kirsten, a certified massage therapist, to better understand the common causes of headaches, neck aches, weakness and numbness in upper extremities. Modifications to minimize contact will be accommodated and a follow up video of the techniques will be emailed so you can practice with a partner at home. No experience or partner is required. Background info can be found at www.integrativemassagetherapyofvermont.com. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before your first class.