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Cooking with Essential Oils


with Roxanne Wheeler, RN, MS

Calendar Nov 2, 2017 at 5:45 pm

Join us to learn about cooking with essential oils.

Roxanne will teach about the health benefits of essential oils and how to use them safely in food preparation. This class will include a cooking demo and participants will have the chance to sample the food.

Please note: we will be using an oil diffuser during this class. Oils will not be available for purchase.

Course will run

Decoding Your Deodorant (and other personal care products)


with Kerry Weinrich, BA, LE

Calendar Sep 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Do you ever look at the ingredient list of your personal care products and wonder what on earth those hard-to-prononce ingredients actually are?

Join us to learn how to decode and understand what is in the products that you use at home. Kerry will share information and tools to help people make educated decisions about the personal care products that they buy and use.

We will also be discussing homemade options and make a DIY product to take home!

DIY Stress Relief Activities


with Bonnie Carleton, Health Educator, BS, CHES

Calendar Sep 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Life can be stressful.

Stress can have harmful effects on our bodies and minds. It is important to take time to reduce stress levels to keep ourselves healthy.

Join us for an evening of relaxing activities. Listen to soothing music and sip tea while making your own stress-relief projects, including:

  • Glitter jar
  • Mini Zen garden
  • Mermaid stress ball

Please note: We will be using an essential oil diffuser in this class.

Course will run

Easy cancer fighting smoothies


with Joseph Hayes, DC

Calendar Nov 16, 2017 at 6 pm

Starting with simple steps toward eating a cancer-prevention and cancer-fighting diet is easier than people think.

Join us for great tasting smoothies! We will also discuss how to make some easy lifestyle changes which promote cancer prevention.

Course will run

How to Eat Gluten-Free on a Budget


with Kristin Perry, MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Calendar Nov 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Gluten-free eating: Some of us want to do it and some of us need to do it.

It seems like eating gluten-free can be an expensive change to make. How do we do it affordably?

There are ways that you can have a gluten-free life without breaking the bank. Join us to learn how.

Course will run

Introduction to Inflammation: Diet and Lifestyle


with Theresa P. Freeman, PT, LMT, CHC

Calendar Oct 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Join us in learning about the hot topic of inflammation and how it relates to you.

What is inflammation? How do we know if we have it? What can we do to help manage it?

Let Theresa help answer these questions. She will share some basics about inflammation from her personal and professional experience with regards to sugar and digestion.

You will also learn some simple, user friendly information on how your diet affects your health and how to make subtle adjustments to improve health and weight management.

Full Course
Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
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Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction


with Mary Bitterauf, BS, CHES, CHWC

Calendar Sep 13, 2017 at 6 pm

Join us for this informative session on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program.

You will learn how developing meditation skills through the 8-week program can help you to manage pain, promote health and wellness, and develop a more positive response to stress.

Mindful Eating: The Am I Hungry? Program


with Erica Bartlett

Calendar Sep 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Transform the way you think about food.

Join us for this interactive and engaging 8-week mindful eating program. You will learn how to tune into your natural instincts to manage your eating in a mindful, healthy way – without restrictive diets or obsessing over every bite.

During the program you will learn to: Use hunger and fullness to guide your eating Eat the foods you love without overeating or feeling guilty Balance eating for nourishment with eating for enjoyment Resolve mindless and emotional eating Some reading is required.

The workbook and book, Eat What You Love and Love What You Eat are included in tuition.

Full Course

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