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									Healthy Moves
HEALTH CENTER
at AURARIA
Metropolitan State College of Denver
University of Colorado Denver
Community College of Denver




Health Education Programming

Fall 2008 / Spring 2009
Plaza Building 150
303-556-2525
http://www.mscd.edu/student/
resources/health/healthymoves/
Table of Contents

MOVEMENTS AND DANCE FOR HEALTH ...............1-2                                      SLEEP ..............................................................................9
   Nia ............................................................................1       The Sleeping Giant .................................................9
   Moving Meditation .................................................1                    Tales from the Dark Side ......................................9
   Mat Pilates ..............................................................1             Plant Essential Oils for Relaxation and Sleep .....9
   Qigong for Health and Harmony .........................1                                Dreams and Your Health ......................................9
   Dance of the Heart, Belly Dance .........................2
   African Dance for Everyone .................................2                       BODY, MIND AND SOUL ...........................................10
   Salsa and Tango & Capoeira .................................2                           Moving Meditation ............................................... 10
                                                                                           Yoga Nidra ............................................................ 10
YOGA PROGRAMS ......................................................3-4                    Unwind .................................................................. 10
   Kundalini Yoga .......................................................3                 The Art of Meditation.......................................... 10
   Yoga Flow ................................................................3
   Intermediate Flow ..................................................3               MOVING TOWARDS BALANCE .............................11-13
   The Eight Limbs of Yoga .......................................3                        African Dance .......................................................11
   Good Morning Yoga ...............................................3                      Shoshoni Yoga Retreat .........................................11
   Iyengar Yoga ...........................................................4               Exploration of Nia................................................11
   Hatha Yoga..............................................................4               Core of Pilates ......................................................11
   Yoga Nidra ..............................................................4              Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage ...................11
   Yoga Basics..............................................................4              A Day of Ayurveda ..............................................12
   Gentle Yoga .............................................................4              Bringing Your Yoga Practice Home ...................12
   Yoga as Therapy .....................................................4                  Green Pharmacy: Herbal Medicine Making .....12
   Yoga Rocks ..............................................................4              Partner Yoga and Massage ..................................13
                                                                                           A Day of Yoga.......................................................13
CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND                                                                     Belly Dancing .......................................................13
HIGH LEVEL WELLNESS ...........................................5-6                         Introduction to Kundalini Yoga ..........................13
   Curanderisimo and Spiritual Practices ................5                                 Introduction to Maya Uterine Massage .............13
   The Eight Limbs of Yoga .......................................5
   Introduction to Qigong ..........................................5                  WISE WOMEN’S WAYS ................................................14
   Introduction to Meditation ....................................5                        Belly Dancing ....................................................... 14
   Moving Towards Inner Peace................................5                             Introduction to Maya Uterine Massage ............. 14
   Music, Sound and Healing ....................................6                          Warrior Women: Women on Weights ................. 14
                                                                                           Women Rock! ........................................................ 14
HERBS FOR HEALTH .................................................6-8
   Herbs for Women’s Health ....................................6                      TOOLS AND SUPPORT FOR HEALTHY LIVING ........15
   Natural Remedies for Emotional Health .............6                                    STRIDES Walking Program ..............................15
   Thai Herbs ..............................................................7              Wellness Wednesdays ...........................................15
   Herbal Body Care ..................................................7                    Student Health Advocates ...................................15
   Green Pharmacy: Herbal Medicine Making .......7                                         Immunizations ......................................................15
   Aromatherapy .........................................................7                 Free HIV ...............................................................15
   Herbal Medicines to Support Immune System ....8                                         Tobacco Cessation Support .................................15
   Love Your Liver......................................................8                  12 Steps .................................................................15
   Medicinal Plants and the World ...........................8




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Healthy Moves                                                                MOVEMENTS AND DANCE FOR HEALTH
    for Fall 2008 / Spring 2009                                                       (All programs are for all levels of physical ability)
                                                                                           Fall 2008 / September 2–December11
    The Healthy Moves program, sponsored by the                                               Spring 2009 / January 26–May 7
    Health Center at Auraria, is an innovative health                             Expending your energy can actually increase your energy.
    education concept that is open and free of charge                             All programs are free. No sign up. Just show up! Drop in anytime.
    to all studentws, staff, faculty and Alumni on                          NIA
    the Auraria Campus. If you wish to be put on the                        No dance experience necessary!
    Healthy Moves e-mail list to receive information                        Mondays 11:00 am-11:55 am & Wednesdays 10:00 am-11:00 am
                                                                            St. Francis Atrium
    about special events please e-mail Linda at
                                                                            Nia is a fun movement experience that blends dance, martial arts, tai chi
    wilkinli@mscd.edu                                                       and yoga to create a truly holistic experience. Nia isn’t about how you look
                                                                            when you dance; it’s about how good you feel when you move.

Cultural Diversity and High Level Wellness                                  Jessica Wolf discovered Nia in 1997 while recuperating from repetitive
    Many cultures offer us ancient, highly respected systems for            injuries of competitive running. She is the owner of Studio Soma.
    promoting health and healing. Healthy Moves introduces you              www.studio-sonoma.com
    to many of the surviving medical traditions and will help you
                                                                            MOVING MEDITATION
    understand how you can integrate traditional healing methods
    with Western medicine. Herbs for Health and Sleep will be the
                                                                            Tuesdays 1:00 pm-2:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium
    focus this year.                                                        If you have a hard time sitting still to meditate, try “Moving Meditation”.
                                                                            Join us in a guided journey that’s centered in the body and supported
Movements and Dance for Health and Yoga                                     by inspiring music. The class begins with breath work and grounding then
    Healthy Moves offers a variety of body awareness programs from          awakens the body with gentle, flowing movements.
    all over the world that can address an individual’s movement needs.
    These programs help to develop a new comfort level with the body,       Sajit Greene is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Dance
    a greater sense of space and increased ease of motion.                  Movement Therapist with a passion for helping people reconnect with their
                                                                            bodies and experience the joy of movement
Body, Mind and Soul
    No one knows exactly how spirituality affects health, but a growing     MAT PILATES
    number of studies reveal that spirituality may play a bigger role in    Cosponsored with Campus Recreation
    the healing process than previously thought. Spiritual practices can
                                                                            Mondays/Thursdays 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    improve coping skills and social support, foster feelings of optimism
    and hope, promote healthy behavior, reduce feelings of depression       Pilates is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength
    and anxiety, and encourage a sense of relaxation.                       for the total body, promoting physical harmony and balance. People of all
                                                                            ages and physical conditions can benefit.
Wise Woman’s Ways
    Celebrating our diversity and uniqueness Wise Women’s Ways              Beth Todoran Sandlin a Certified Pilates Instructor started practicing
    offers programs that help to increase women’s power, confidence          Pilates shortly after being diagnosed with acute leukemia. Her results with
    and self-esteem. It also helps us to connect to each other and the      Pilates encouraged her to become certified through Body Arts and Science
    world around us.                                                        International with Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippenger. For more about
                                                                            Beth go to www.pilatesdowntown.com
Moving Towards Balance: Saturday Campus Retreats
    We know how hectic and overwhelming your week can be. We                QIGONG FOR HEALTH AND HARMONY
    want to give you an opportunity to relax and unwind as well as          Thursdays 1:00 pm-2:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium
    learn how to take better care of yourself.
                                                                            Qigong (“chee-gung”) is a health cultivation system from China, practiced
Tools and Support for Healthy Living                                        by millions. Have fun learning these simple flowing movements and deep
    Wellness Wednesdays, STRIDES walking program, Immuniza-                 breathing exercises that can contribute to vital health and calm centeredness.
    tions, and much more!
                                                                            Instructor: Steven Ridley began formal study of Qigong, Yogic Meditation and
Get Involved! Student Health Advocates                                      Qi-Healing in 1975. He conducts seminar and retreat programs nationally.
    A tri-institutional committee with students from UC-Denver,             His website is http://stevenridley meditationqigong.com.
    Metro State & CCD. Are you looking for Professional develop-
    ment opportunities, senior experience projects, internships, or
    a place to volunteer on campus? Sign up to be a part of this
    fun, innovative group by visiting our website at: www.mscd.edu/
    student/resources/health/advocates or call 303-352-4464.
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                                                                                                                    YOGA PROGRAMS
DANCE OF THE HEART, BELLY DANCE                                                                              Fall 2008 / September 2–December 11
Mondays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, Thursdays 5:15 pm-6:15pm                                                               Spring 2009 / January 26–May 7
St. Francis Atrium                                                                            All programs will be held in St. Francis Atrium. (*except Yoga Rocks)
Belly dancing is a creative way to fitness and well-being. Women of all ages                         Mats and props are provided. Please wear comfortable clothing.
and sizes are welcome to enjoy this beautiful dance form.                                         You do not need to sign up. All programs are free and ongoing.
Lia Ridley was raised in Transylvania, Romania, where she was introduced                            Classes are for all levels and physical abilities except those noted.
to the joy of dance at a young age, by observing the Gypsies. She has
performed and taught belly dance all of her adult life.                                       KUNDALINI YOGA
                                                                                              Mondays 10:00 am -10:55 am, Thursdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
AFRICAN DANCE FOR EVERYONE                                                                    St. Francis Atrium
Saturdays 9/6, 10/4, 12/6, 3/7, 4/4 10:00 am-11:30 am
                                                                                              Kundalini is called the Yoga of Awareness. With simple movements and
St. Francis Atrium
                                                                                              breath work you will learn how to relieve stress, increase your energy and
People of all heritages will enjoy the tremendous energy of this natural                      get to know yourself better than you ever have before.
dance accompanied by live conga drums. Explore individual hip, foot,
shoulder, and torso movements essential to African dance.                                     Hukum Singh is the founder and developer of Resonance Engine experience.
                                                                                              In addition to teaching others to appreciate and live the essences of music,
Adetunji A. Joda, back from retirement, is a native Nigerian of the Yoruba                    he is a Kundalini yoga instructor and member of the Sikh community.
tribe, and has been teaching and performing since 1974. He is the
founder (1979) of the Denver-based dance groups Irepo African Dancers and                     YOGA FLOW
Drummer, and Joda & Friends. To learn more about this exciting group go                       Mondays 1:00 pm-2:00pm, Wednesdays 4:00 pm-4:55 pm,
to www.afrikandance.com                                                                       5:00 pm-6:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium
SALSA AND TANGO DANCE LESSONS & CAPOEIRA ANGOLA                                               Flow yoga is an active style of yoga linking poses together with the breath.
Sponsored by Campus Recreation                                                                Flow yoga brings the perfect balance of energy and calm to the body
Join in with others to learn these fun, hot dances. No partner necessary.                     and mind.

Call Tony Price at 303.556.5379 for details.                                                  Anne Hart is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher. She completed teacher
                                                                                              training at Shambhava School of Yoga, Tias Little Teacher Training and
                                                                                              The Denver Institute of Integrated Yoga.
                                                                                              INTERMEDIATE FLOW WITH DERIK
                                                                                              Mondays 5:30 pm-6:30 pm, Thursdays 11:00 am-11:55 am
                                                                                              St. Francis Atrium
                                                                                              THE EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA: A Special 4 Week
                                                                                              Program in Conjunction with Yoga Flow
                                                                                              Mondays, September 15, 22, 29 and Oct 6, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
                                                                                              In this comprehensive workshop we will take a look at the eight-limbs of
                                                                                              yoga practice. Postures, breathing methods and meditative forms will all
                                                                                              be included in this presentation.
                                                                                              Derik Eselius has studied with world renowned teachers such as Baba Hari
                                                                                              Dass, Tias Little & Richard Freeman. He is the director of the Denver Institute of
                                                                                              Yoga and teaches nationally. For more about Derik go to www.yogid.com
                                                                                              GOOD MORNING YOGA
                                                                                              Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 am-10:55 am, St. Francis Atrium
                                                                                              Come and join this morning energy booster of asanas, pranayama and
                                                                                              meditation. Let these simple practices stretch, energize and balance your
                                                                              African Dance




                                                                                              body mind and spirit for a bright new day!
                                                                                              Stefania Nohavickova, RYT received her yoga certification from the Prana
                                                                                              Yoga and Ayurveda Mandala Training Center. She is currently advancing
                                                                                              her studies in Yoga Nidra and Yoga Therapy at the PranaYoga & Ayruveda
                                                                                              Mandala Training Center.

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                                                                                          CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND
IYENGAR YOGA                                                                               HIGH LEVEL WELLNESS
Tuesdays 11:00 am-11:55 am , St. Francis Atrium                                                 For dates, time and location
Iyengar yoga is most famous for its emphasis on proper alignment. Props                   please e-mail Linda at wilkinli@mscd.edu
are used to help attain poses and create a sense of ease even in the midst
of working with challenging postures.                                         CURANDERISIMO AND SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
                                                                              OF THE SOUTH WESTERN UNITED STATES
Leslie Bradley has studied with Iyengar and is certified at the Inter-
                                                                              Curanderisimo: Learn the origin of Curanderisimo and how it is still
mediate level. She is the director of Blue Spruce Yoga. Her website is
                                                                              practiced in the U.S., Mexico and into Ecuador. Explore the mind-body-spirit
http://www.bluespruceyoga.com
                                                                              connection and how the supernatural is part of this ancient healing system.
HATHA YOGA                                                                    A short ceremony will be included.
Tuesdays 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, 4:00 pm-4:55 pm and 5:00 pm-6:00 pm                Spiritual Practices: Learn how daily spiritual practices are closely related
St. Francis Atrium                                                            to modern medicine. A Spiritual Practice Model will be introduced and a
Learn how to rejuvenate your body and mind with simple yoga postures          short ceremony will be included.
while discovering how yoga connects the body, mind and spirit.                Sofia Chavez-Frederick is a Holistic Health Care provider that combines
Patricia Hansen, M.A. has studied with Swami Satchidananda and many           ancient traditions of the South West, with the modern sciences of Integrative
other yogis and has taught yoga for over 40 years. She is an international    Modalities and Occupational Therapy philosophies. She is a descendant
and national lecturer and a faculty member at Metro State.                    of Spanish, Navajo and Apache ancestry.

YOGA NIDRA                                                                    THE EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA: Special Monday Night
Tuesdays 2:30 pm-3:30 pm, St. Francis Atrium                                  Program in Conjunction with Yoga Flow With Derik
                                                                              (See yoga programs)
Yoga Nidra is an ancient guided meditation. Come and join us for this total   September 15, 22, 29 and Oct 6 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, St. Francis
mental and physical relaxation and rejuvenation practice.                     While asana is an essential aspect of yoga practice, there are many other
Taught by Stefania Nohavickova                                                important methods. In this comprehensive workshop we will take a closer
                                                                              look at all eight-limbs of yoga practice. Postures, breathing methods and
YOGA BASICS                                                                   meditative forms will all be included.
(All Levels, emphasis for new yoga students)
Wednesdays 11:15 am -11:55 am, St. Francis Atrium                             INTRODUCTION TO QIGONG FOR HEALTH AND HARMONY
                                                                              Not quite sure what Qigong is about? Qigong (“chee-gung”) is enjoyed
Join Hansa in this beginning level yoga program. This program is designed     regularly for health, longevity and tranquility by millions of people. Have
for first time yoga students who want to learn the fundamentals of yoga.       fun learning these simple flowing movements and deep breathing exercises
GENTLE YOGA                                                                   that can contribute to vital health and calm centeredness.
Wednesdays 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium                               Steven Ridley (See Movement and Dance for bio)
Perfect for beginners or advanced practitioners wishing to slow down using    INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
gentle movement to welcome mind-body awareness.                               Though meditation is usually recognized as a largely spiritual practice, it
Hansa Knox Johnson, LMT, ERYT received her yoga certification at the          also has many health benefits. Meditation is wonderful in that it’s free,
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She is a trainer of yoga teachers and     always available, and amazingly effective in short-term stress reduction
the proprietor of PranaYoga & Ayruveda Mandala Training Center and Yoga       and long-term health. Join us in this experiential meditation sampler and
Studio www.pyamandala.com                                                     get started meditating today!

YOGA AS THERAPY                                                               Steven Ridley
Wednesdays 1:15 pm-2:15 pm, St. Francis Atrium                                MOVING TOWARDS INNER PEACE
Whether you are recovering from an operation or physical injury or lack the   This fun, experiential program will teach you body awareness techniques,
ability to practice a normal exercise program — Yoga has a place for you.     breathing exercises, self-massage, and simple practices using movement to
Hansa’s yoga teaching can adapt classical yoga poses to people who have       get in touch with your inner peace. Learn to develop stress-busting skills
physical challenges.                                                          that you can use daily to bring more peace into your life.

YOGA ROCKS                                                                    Sajit Greene is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Dance
Call Campus Recreation at 303.556.3210 for days and times                     Movement Therapist with a passion for helping people reconnect with their
                                                                              bodies and experience the joy of movement.
Learn the basics of yoga and indoor rock climbing and experience how the
benefits of a yoga practice can enhance your climbing skills.

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MUSIC, SOUND AND HEALING                                                       THAI HERBS FOR PAIN AND INFLAMMATION
Music, sound and healing is an emerging multifaceted cutting edge field in      Wednesday, November 5, 10:00 am-11:00 am
complementary healing modalities. Learn about this exciting field from cross-   Thai Herbal compresses comprised of dried herbs, flowers and roots from
cultural shamanic world traditions to current modern clinical applications     Thailand are wrapped in fabric, heated and pressed along the receiver’s
in sound and healing.                                                          energy lines, muscles and joints. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to
Janis Page, BS, MA, is a Cross-cultural music healing practitioner. She has    experience these deeply healing herbs.
studied and worked with Don Campbell, David Hykes and Native American          Hillary H. Olsen, RTT (Registered Thai Therapist) is one of the first
wisdom holders Tu Moonwalker and Lane Saan.                                    practitioners in Denver to practice and promote the amazing healing arts
                                                                               of Thai Yoga Massage. Hillary has had extensive training in Thailand,
                                                                               and her practice draws mainly from the Northern (Chiang Mai) style.
                                                                               Learn more about Hillary and Thai Yoga Massage at her website
                                                                               www.texturedmotion.com.
                                                                               HERBAL BODY CARE
                                                                               November 12, 10:00 am-11:30 am
                   HERBS FOR HEALTH                                            Colorado winters bring drier air, making it especially important to keep your
        Herbs are becoming an integrated part of our health system,            skin hydrated. This class will teach you ways to use herbs, their essential
       but the research can be confusing at times. Come and hear the           oils, and other natural ingredients to look vibrant for the holidays. Learn
       experts and learn how you can make herbs a part of your life.           how to make natural skin products with recipes for holiday gifts you can
               For more information and locations                              make at home.
            please E-mail Linda at wilkinli@mscd.edu.                          Catherine Perry, store manager and apprentice herbalist at the Apothecary
                                                                               Tinctura is a graduate of Metropolitan State College of Denver. She has
HERBS FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH                                                       been working with the healing art of essential oils since 1999. Go to
                                                                               www.apothecarytinctura.com to learn more about Catherine.
October 8, 10:00 am-11:00 am
Because they tend to work gently without severe side effects the use of        GREEN PHARMACY: Herbal Medicine Making
herbs have been a popular choice to optimize women’s health. Herbs can         Saturday, November 15, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
be used to nourish the female reproductive tract, restore normal cycles and    This hands-on medicine making class is a wonderful way to learn about
reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with PMS and Menopause. In this        herbs and their medicinal uses. Learn how to prepare and use medicinal
program you will learn how you can bring herbs into your life.                 teas and tinctures and take home the medicines you make.
Shelley Torgove has been a practicing clinical herbalist for 12 years and      Jennifer Roth attended Bastyr University and studied Herbal Sciences. Her
is owner of Denver’s Apothecary Tinctura. As a Clinical Herbalist, trained     focus was herbal medicine making with a strong background of science. She
Fertility Awareness instructor and Maya Uterine Massage practitioner,          currently works at Apothecary Tinctura as a clinical herbalist and massage
she works primarily with women’s health, specializing in fertility issues.     therapist. www.apothecarytinctura.com
www.apothecarytinctura.com.
                                                                               AROMATHERAPY: Essential Oils for Health and Wellness
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR EMOTIONAL HEALTH                                          Tuesday, February 17, 1:00 pm-3:50 pm
October 29, 10:00 am-11:30 am
                                                                               Learn the basics of using pure plant essential oils to support and enhance
Learn to use food, herbs, supplements, essential oils and other natural        physical and emotional well being. We will discuss everything you need
remedies to help fatigue, depression, mental fogginess, anxiety, grief, fear   to incorporate these fragrant substances into daily use to enhance overall
and anxiety.                                                                   health.
Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant with over thirty      Mindy Green, MA, has 35 years experience in the natural products and
six years experience. She is the author of six books and teaches at Naropa     health care industries and has extensive training in the advanced uses of
University, Boulder College of Massage, Esalen Institute, Omega Institute      essential oils from Purdue University. Ms. Green currently works in the
and Kripalu. Go to www.BRIGITTEMARS.com for more workshops and                 botanical research division of R&D as Clinical Aromatherapist for the Aveda
information on Brigitte.                                                       Corporation




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                                                                                                                                  SLEEP
USING HERBAL MEDICINES TO SUPPORT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM                                                          This three-part series will help you learn about one of
Tuesday, January 27, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium                                                    the most important things your body needs….sleep!
Herbal Medicines have been used for centuries to promote optimal health.                                   Please e-mail wilkinli@mscd.edu for locations
In this class you will learn how to make cough syrups and salves for the
cold and flu season.
                                                                                                 THE SLEEPING GIANT: Sleep Deprivation in America
Jennifer Roth (See Green Pharmacy for bio)
                                                                                                 Thursday, August 21, 10:00 am-11:15 am
LOVE YOUR LIVER                                                                                  According to a 2005 poll by the National Sleep Foundation, about three
Tuesday, March 10, 2:30 pm-3:45 pm                                                               quarters of Americans have signs of a sleep problem. Scrimping on sleep
Spring is considered the time to heal and cleanse our livers. Learn how                          leads to problems with memory mood and even weight gain. Learn about
to select food, herbs and activities that can assist this noble organ in its                     the function of sleep and the dangers of not getting enough.
many tasks.                                                                                      Ann Halbower, M.D. Director of Pediatric Sleep Research Visiting Associate
Brigitte Mars (See Natural Remedies for bio)                                                     Professor, Pediatric Pulmonology of Children’s Hospital and University of
                                                                                                 Colorado Health Sciences Center.
MEDICINAL PLANTS AND THE WORLD:
Supporting Biological and Cultural Diversity                                                     TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE: Sleep Stealers
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 1:00 pm-2:30 pm                                                          Thursday, November 6, 10:00 am-11:15 am
Trish Flaster, a professional ethnobotanist, will discuss the possibilities                      Sleep is essential for good health, mental and emotional functioning and
of exploring for new products through ethnobotany. Trish will emphasize                          safety. Even occasional sleeping problems can make daily life feel more
the ecology of the land, the preservation of cultures, and the stability of                      stressful. Come and learn all about sleep disorders, common and not so
the economics as requirements for effective, ethnobotanically derived                            common that can steal away your sleep.
health products.                                                                                 Bret Svoboda, BS, RPSGT, is a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
Trish Flaster is Executive Director of Botanical Liaisons, LLC, an ethnobotanical                and Sleep Center Manager at Alpha Sleep Diagnostics. He has been watching
consulting firm. She developed the first virtual herbarium for economic                            people sleep and analyizing sleep recordings for 24 years.
plant and collaborates with scientists worldwide. For more information on                        USING PLANT ESSENTIAL OILS FOR RELAXATION AND SLEEP
Trish and her exciting work go to www.botanicalliaisons.com
                                                                                                 Wednesday, November 19, 10:00 am-11:00 am
                                                                                                 Aromatherapy is increasingly supported by scientific research. Sharon will
                                                                                                 explain how aromatherapy works, discuss relaxing essential oils, and show
                                                                                                 you how to create a nighttime blend.
                                                                                                 Sharon Tessier, MA PhD candidate is the founder of Guided Wellness as well
                                                                                                 as a Visiting Professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver.
                                                                                                 DREAMS AND YOUR HEALTH
                                                                                                 A dream can be a way of helping you see that there is always a voice, a vision
                                                                                                 inside of yourself that is sure and true. Find out how your dreams can help
                                                                                                 you find your true self.
                                                                                                 Faye Maguire has a Master’s degree in Jungian psychology. She did intensive
                                                                                                 study in Jung at the Avalon Institute in Boulder, and received her M.A. from
                                                                                                 Regis University in 2004.
                                                                                    Thai Herbs




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                BODY, MIND AND SOUL                                                                                                 MOVING TOWARDS BALANCE:
                                                                                                                                       Saturday Campus Retreats
MOVING MEDITATION
Tuesdays 1:00 pm-2:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium                                                                                All of our Saturday programs are open to the community. Please feel free
If you have a hard time sitting still to meditate, try “Moving Meditation”.                                                 to invite friends & family (adults only please) who might be interested in
See Movement and Dance Section for info.                                                                                    attending. E-mail Linda at wilkinli@mscd.edu if you have any questions.
                                                                                                                                                   No registration is necessary.
YOGA NIDRA
Tuesdays 2:30 pm-3:30 pm, St. Francis Atrium                                                                              AFRICAN DANCE FOR EVERYONE
Yoga Nidra is an ancient guided meditation. Come and join us for this total                                               Saturdays 9/6, 10/4, 12/6, 3/7, 4/4
mental and physical relaxation and rejuvenation practice.                                                                 10:00 am-11:30 am, St. Francis Atrium
                                                                                                                          People of all heritages will enjoy the tremendous energy of this natural
UNWIND!                                                                                                                   dance accompanied by live conga drums. Explore individual hip, foot,
Thursdays, 2:00 pm-2:30 pm, St. Francis Atrium                                                                            shoulder, and torso movements essential to African dance.
Join us in this relaxing meditation that will help you to unwind after a busy
day and find the reservoir of peace and tranquility residing deep within                                                  SHOSHONI YOGA RETREAT
your own mind.                                                                                                            Saturday, September 13, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Cost: $20:00
Patricia Borri has been studying at Avalokiteshvara Buddhist Center since                                                 Come and experience your own personal retreat. Enjoy morning pranayama
1999. Her teaching style is practical and heart felt with an emphasis on                                                  class, hatha yoga and a delicious vegetarian lunch in one of the most beautiful
integrating meditation into daily life. Patricia leads relaxation meditations                                             peaceful locations in Colorado. Space is limited. Please E-mail Linda at
at the Center bringing a few minutes of peace and tranquility into busy                                                   wilkinli@mscd.edu to register. For more information about Shoshoni go
lives. Go to www.meditationincolorado.org/ for more meditation                                                            to www.shoshoniyogaretreat.org.
programs.                                                                                                                 AN EXPLORATION OF NIA
THE ART OF MEDITATION                                                                                                     Saturday, September 20, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium
After 30 minutes of meditation a discussion will follow to help you learn                                                 Nia blends the dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts; creating an offering
how to deepen your meditation practice. Learn how to settle your mind                                                     that will enliven the body, calm the mind and let your spirit soar! Come ready
and improve your mindfulness and concentration.                                                                           to have fun and maybe even connect a bit more to your beautiful self!

    Creating Peace of Mind                                                                                                Jessica Wolf (see bio under Movement and Dance.)
    Thursday 9/18, 2/19, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium                                                              THE CORE OF PILATES
    The Healing Power of Meditation                                                                                       Saturday, October 11, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium
    Thursday 10/16 & 3/19, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium                                                            In this workshop you will learn about the core of Pilates, the breathing style
    Learning to Let Go                                                                                                    of Pilates and how Pilates works! Mat Pilates can be modified for all levels
    Thursday 11/20 & 4/16, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium                                                            of physical abilities. Come join us and find YOUR core!
                                                                                                                          Beth Sandlin (see bio under Movement and Dance)
                                                                                                                          INTRODUCTION TO THAI YOGA MASSAGE:
                                                                                                                          The Lazy Man’s Yoga
                                                                                                                          Saturday, October 18, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium
                                                                                                                          Thai Yoga Massage is ancient bodywork from Thailand that is an interac-
                                                                                                                          tive and unique massage modality developed over many centuries in Thai
                                                                                                                          medical hospitals and temples. This three-hour workshop will give you an
                                                                                                                          introduction to the ancient healing art of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage and
                                                                                Meditation — Photo by Carmen McElhinney




                                                                                                                          give you practical techniques.
                                                                                                                          Hillary H. Olsen, RTT (See bio under Herbs for Health)




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A DAY OF AYURVEDA WITH PATRICIA HANSEN                                                                  PARTNER YOGA AND MASSAGE
Saturday, November 1, 2008, 10:00 am-1:00 pm                                                            Saturday, February 7, 2009 10:00 am-1:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium
St. Francis Atrium                                                                                      During the season that honors relationship, explore yoga in relationship with
Ayurveda is the oldest surviving complete                                                               asana, pranayama, meditation and a friend. This is a perfect opportunity to
medical system in the world.                                                                            get a friend or spouse to try Yoga with you. If you aren’t comfortable with
In this workshop you will learn the foundation principles Ayurveda and                                  the idea of working with a partner, come and explore using appropriate
find how easy it is to make Ayurveda a part of your personal health and                                 props and adaptations to deepen your experience.
wellness system.                                                                                        Hansa Knox-Johnson, LMT, ERYT
Patricia Hansen, M.A. has studied with Dr. Vasant Lad, one of the few clas-
sically trained Ayurvedic practitioners teaching in the U.S. and is a certified                          A DAY OF YOGA WITH PATRICIA HANSEN
Ayurvedic Consultant. She has also student with Swami Sacchidananda and                                 Saturday, February 28, 2009
many other yogis. She is an international and national lecturer and faculty                             10:00 am-1:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium
member of Metro State College.                                                                          Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to join Patricia Hansen in A Day of
                                                                                                        Yoga. Take this time to relax and connect with yourself. Pat will take you
BRINGING YOUR YOGA PRACTICE HOME:                                                                       through an asana practice along with an exploration of Pranayama (breath
How to Create Your Own Personal Practice                                                                work), chanting and other yoga tools that will help you to feel revitalized
Saturday November 8, 10:00 am-1:00 pm St. Francis Atrium                                                and alive.
Are you wondering how to use all the asana and breathing practices you
love and put them into a home practice that fits your life? In this workshop                             DISCOVERING YOUR TRUE SELF THROUGH BELLY DANCING
experience, learn how to interweave the basic components of a yoga class                                Saturday, March 14, 10:00 am -1:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium
into your personalized routine.                                                                         Please see Wise Women’s Ways for information.
Hansa Knox-Johnson, LMT, ERYT received her yoga certification at                                        AN INTRODUCTION TO KUNDALINI YOGA
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She is a trainer of yoga teachers and                               April 11, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
proprietor of PranaYoga & Ayurveda Mandala Training Center and Yoga
                                                                                                        Kundalini is called the Yoga of Awareness. With simple movements and
Studio. She is also the owner of Gentle Touch. For more about Hansa go to
                                                                                                        breath work you will learn how to relieve stress, increase your energy and
www.pyamandala.com.
                                                                                                        get to know yourself better than you ever have before.
GREEN PHARMACY: Herbal Medicine Making                                                                  Hukum Singh is the founder and developer of Resonance Engine experience.
Saturday, November 15, 10:00 am-1:00 pm                                                                 In addition to teaching others to appreciate and live the essences of music,
For beginner and herb enthusiast alike, this hands-on medicine making                                   he is a Kundalini yoga instructor and member of the Sikh community.
class is a wonderful way to learn about herbs and their medicinal uses.
Learn how to prepare and use medicinal teas and tinctures and take home                                 INTRODUCTION TO MAYA UTERINE MASSAGE
the medicines you make.                                                                                 Saturday, April 25, 10:00 am–1:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium
                                                                                                        Please see Wise Women’s Ways for information.
Jennifer Roth attended Bastyr University and studied Herbal Sciences. Her
focus was herbal medicine making with a strong background of science. She
currently works at Apothecary Tinctura as a clinical herbalist and massage
therapist. www.apothecarytinctura.com
                                                                                 Maya Uterine Massage




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              WISE WOMAN’S WAYS                                                                  TOOLS AND SUPPORT
       Celebrating feminine health and diversity                                                 FOR HEALTHY LIVING
     Coming in March in honor of Women’s History Month                          STRIDES WALKING PROGRAM
                                                                                Sponsored by Student Health Advocates
DISCOVERING YOUR TRUE SELF THROUGH BELLY DANCING                                Stress has many causes, but most experts agree that lack of exercise is
Saturday, March 14, 10:00 am -1:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium                       a major factor. Walking is easy, safe and inexpensive. We have fun ways
This dance form can be enjoyed by everyone. Belly dance positively impacts      to motivate you, like free step counters, free reflexology treatments and
a woman’s daily life by increasing self esteem and confidence. Belly dancing     lot’s more!
encourages women to accept and enjoy their bodies as they are. Come join        To participate in STRIDES E-mail Cassie at cproper@mscd.edu. We can
us and see how this dance can boost your energy level while allowing you        help you reach your goals.
to experience calm and joy.
Lia Ridley was raised in Transylvania, Romania, where she was introduced to     WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: Surviving the Semester!
the joy of dance at a young age, by observing the Gypsies. She has performed    10:00 am-1:00 pm
and taught belly dance all of her adult life.                                   Once a month the Student Health Advocates pick a topic of interest. Learn
                                                                                about how you can fight fatigue, deal with stress, balance your life and find
INTRODUCTION TO MAYA UTERINE MASSAGE                                            a little time for yourself. Unwind with a FREE chair massage. Sign up sheets
Saturday, April 25, 10:00 am–1:00 pm, St. Francis Atrium                        are available. E-mail wilkinli@mscd.edu for dates, topics and locations.
Practiced for centuries in Latin America by traditional healers and midwives,
this external massage technique is used to gently guide the uterus and          GET INVOLVED! STUDENT HEALTH ADVOCATES
pelvic organs into optimal placement in the pelvis, supporting reproductive     A tri-institutional committee with students from UC-Denver, Metro State
health and the body’s innate capacity to heal. You will learn this simple       & CCD. Are you looking forProfessional development opportunities, senior
massage and self-care technique to relieve pain and aid in reproductive         experience projects, internships, or a place to volunteer on campus?
health.                                                                         Sign up to be a part of this fun, innovative group by visiting our website
                                                                                at: www.mscd.edu/student/resources/health/advocates or call
Shelley Torgove has been a practicing clinical herbalist for 12 years and       303-352-4464.
is owner of Denver’s Apothecary Tinctura. As a Clinical Herbalist, trained
Fertility Awareness instructor and Maya Uterine Massage practitioner she        AURARIA IMMUNIZATIONS
works primarily with women’s health specializing in fertility issues. For       Part of staying healthy is taking action towards disease prevention. The
more information please go to www.apothecarytinctura.com.                       Immunization Office is located at the Health Center at Auraria on the Auraria
                                                                                Campus, Plaza Building, Suite 149. Low cost immunizations are offered
WARRIOR WOMEN: WOMEN ON WEIGHTS                                                 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and
Cosponsored with Campus Recreation                                              Friday 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. For more information call 303-352-4186.
Warrior Women will teach you about the principals of weight training and
exercise. Please call Julie Rummel-Mancuso at 303-556-4618 for details.         FREE HIV
                                                                                Ongoing at the Health Center at Auraria. Call 303.556.2525
WOMEN ROCK!
Cosponsored with Campus Recreation                                              TOBACCO CESSATION SUPPORT
Join us to explore the adventure and excitement of rock climbing on Campus      Many of our Healthy Moves programs can teach relaxation skills to the
Recreation’s climbing wall. Rock climbing is a dynamic sport that is drawing    person trying to quit or cut down on tobacco. Studies show individuals
ever-increasing numbers of women. The class is open to all women —              who are trying to “kick the habit” may also benefit from prescription
no experience necessary.                                                        medications for this purpose contact the Health Center at 303.556.2525 for
                                                                                appointment details.
Please call Outdoor Adventure at 303.556.2391 for information. Or go to
http://www.mscd.edu/%7Ecra/oa.html for the complete schedule.                   12 STEPS
                                                                                Call Billi at 303.556.2525 for information.




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          Yoga, Pilates and Movement
                       Schedule
         Fall 2008 / September 2 – December 11
            Spring 2009 / January 26 – May 7


      All programs are free of charge. Mats and yoga props are provided.
                       There is no sign up or registration.
             Classes are ongoing and you may attend at any time.

  MONDAYS               TUESDAYS            WEDNESDAYS             THURSDAYS
                     10:00 – 10:55                                10:00 – 10:55
 10:00 – 10:55                              10:00 – 11:00
                     Good Morning                                 Good Morning
Kundalini Yoga                                   Nia
                          Yoga                                         Yoga
    Hukum                                      Jessica
                        Stefania                                     Stefania

11:00 – 11:55         11:00 – 11:55         11:15 – 12:00         11:00 – 11:55
     Nia              Iyengar Yoga           Basic Yoga            Yoga Flow
   Jessica                Leslie                Hansa                 Derik

 12:00 – 1:00         12:00 – 1:00           12:00 – 1:00          12:00 – 1:00
  Mat Pilates         Hatha Yoga             Gentle Yoga            Mat Pilates
     Beth                 Pat                   Hansa                  Beth

                       1:00 – 2:00
 1:00 – 2:00                                 1:15 – 2:15           1:00 – 2:00
                         Moving
  Yoga Flow                                Yoga as Therapy           Qigong
                       Meditation
    Anne                                        Hansa                 Steve
                          Sajit
                                                                   2:00 – 2:30
                       2:30 – 3:30
                                                                     Unwind
                       Yoga Nidra
                                                                   Meditation
                         Stefania
                                                                     Patricia

 4:00 – 5:00          4:00 – 5:00            4:00 – 4:50           4:00 – 4:45
Belly Dancing         Hatha Yoga              Yoga Flow           Kundalini Yoga
      Lia                 Pat                   Anne                 Hukum

 5:30 – 6:30          5:00 – 6:00            5:00 – 6:00           5:15 – 6:15
 Yoga Flow            Hatha Yoga              Yoga Flow           Belly Dancing
    Derik                 Pat                   Anne                    Lia

                 Sponsored by the Health Center at Auraria

                   All programs are held in St. Francis Atrium.

								
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