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  • 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! (Only 5 students per course). A comprehensive manual ($50) is included in the class fee. Find out more at www.lostforestreiki.com. "I appreciated that the Reiki class content was delivered over 5 weeks so we could integrate it week to week. I also appreciated the small group setting. Amy is a great instructor, and shared her experience & knowledge in an open, approachable way. I'm so glad I signed up!" -AC 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.
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    Blood Sugar & Energy - ONLINE

    Do you feel tired and foggy during the day but wired and restless at night? Do you get to bed early, and find yourself awake a few hours later with your mind wandering? Are you relying on coffee to get you going in the morning and more coffee or sweets to take you through the rest of the afternoon? Blood sugar plays a huge role in our energy levels, sleep quality, mood, stress resilience and more! Come learn how you get off the blood sugar roller coaster, and onto solid ground for balanced energy, a brighter mood, and deeper sleep. This class will meet online via Zoom. Invite will be emailed a day or two before the class starts.
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    Gluten Free Baking Discussion

    Do your gluten-free cookies, muffins, or yeast breads 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? If so, this is the class for you! We will discuss gluten-free flour mixtures and their components. I will provide a listing of stores and online websites so you can easily locate these gluten-free flours/mixtures. The best gluten-free recipes will be shared of our favorite baked goods such as chocolate chip cookies, brownies, sandwich bread, and other yummy treats! I will also discuss helpful hints and tips for gluten-free baking so you can once again enjoy great food! This class will meet inside CVU.
  • The Sweet Tooth Dilemma with Dr. Andrea Grayson - ONLINE

    Join Dr. Andrea Grayson, part-time faculty in UVM’s Master of Public Health program, to explore our complicated relationship with sugar and refined carbohydrates. While they are a reliable and immediate source of pleasure and fuel, they can also create dependency. Come learn what sugar does in the body, why it’s so hard to quit, and steps you can take towards living a sugar-minimal lifestyle. This is an online class that will meet via Zoom. You will receive an invitation prior to the start of class.
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    Oxygen Advantage® Breathing Workshop Series

    How we breathe impacts how we feel, move and sleep. Our breathing influences our nervous system and our overall well-being. These 1 hour-long sessions will be centered around improving oxygen intake throughout your body through functional breathing training. Over the course of 4 sessions, you'll learn how to increase your breathing efficiency, the science of breathing, and techniques to increase concentration, emotional resiliency, and performance. Learn techniques to connect to now and develop your breathing toolkit. The first class will be focused on breathing biochemistry, the second class on breathing biomechanics, the third class on cadence or breathing rate. The final week, we'll review and put all the techniques and skills you've learned together. For the workshop you should dress comfortably and be prepared to stand, move, and sit. No props needed. Class is appropriate for ages 13 and older. This class will meet inside CVU.
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    Therapeutic Massage Techniques for Managing Headaches, 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 and how to best manage these symptoms. With hands-on practice and learned practical techniques you will begin to ease the tension in those areas using acupressure and traditional massage therapy. You will receive both digital and paper handouts as well as a video to help you practice at home. More information on Kirsten, can be found at https://www.massagetherapyvt.com/ No experience or partner is required. Please wear comfortable clothing. This class meets inside CVU.
  • Demystifying Food Sensitivities + Intolerances - ONLINE

    Join Juliet Dalton, FNTP to learn more about food reactions! In this webinar we'll cover the wide range of reactions we can have to foods; the difference between a sensitivity, allergy and intolerance; what causes food sensitivities and intolerances; and how to address and reverse certain food reactions. If you're struggling with persistent or come-and-go digestive symptoms, chronic pain, inflammation, rashes, hives, migraines, headaches or fatigue and you've wanted to explore possible food reactions...this webinar is for you! This class will meet online via Zoom. A Zoom invite will be sent out a day before the class starts.
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    Invasive Plant Medicine: Healing our Bodies, Healing the Land

    Baffled by Barberry? Enraged by Multiflora Rose? Nagged by Knotweed or peeved by Purple Loosestrife? Learn how to use locally overabundant plants for their medicinal value! We'll expand our understanding of these villainized plant allies and learn how they can be safely harvested to help heal our wild landscapes while also supporting our own health. Identification, harvest, preparation, and use will all be covered. Whether you're an herbalist, a backyard gardener, or a land conservationist, you'll come away with a path forward in your relationship to "invasive" plants. This class will meet inside CVU.
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    Intro to Meditations with Laura Neal

    In this 3-week series, you will be introduced to different meditation practices to discover which method is right for you. Deepen your understanding and practice of meditation as you explore the origin, history, practice, and benefits. Each week we will practice different types of meditations and meditative activities. I will bring in practices I have learned from my studies of Yoga, Buddhism, and spirituality. I will also share my personal experiences visiting Buddhist monasteries and temples around the world, silent meditation retreats, and more.
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    Early Spring Medicinal Plant Walk

    The plants are emerging from their winter dormancy! It's a good time to get to know our local medicinal herbs at their earliest stages of growth, so that you can identify these helpful herbs all season long. We'll take a slow stroll through the CVU meadows and wooded edges, meeting common and helpful plants and diving into their uses and the best times to harvest for medicine. Get ready to use all your senses, and leave with a better sense of the green world around you. Bring waterproof walking shoes and notetaking materials! Sign up for both of Sophie's spring plant walks to further deepen your knowledge of medicinal plant ID and use. This class will meet inside CVU to start and then move outside. Please dress appropriately for the weather, as the class will take place outside CVU and may involve walking over some muddy and uneven ground. In the case of extreme weather, this class will meet a week from the scheduled date.
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    Late Spring Medicinal Plant Walk

    Spring is the perfect season to start identifying and harvesting the medicinal herbs in your neighborhood, as you can track their progress and catch them at different stages of growth. We'll take a slow stroll through the CVU meadows and wooded edges, meeting common and helpful plants and diving into their uses and the best times to harvest for medicine. Get ready to use all your senses, and leave with a better sense of the green world around you. Bring waterproof walking shoes and notetaking materials! Sign up for both of Sophie's spring plant walks to further deepen your knowledge of medicinal plant ID and use. This class will meet inside CVU to start and then move outside. Please dress appropriately for the weather, as the class will take place outside CVU and may involve walking over some muddy and uneven ground. In the case of extreme weather, this class will meet a week from the scheduled date.