Healthful Living

Telesis Classes Spring 2015

Enrichment classes which support healthful mind, body, and spirit practices, including meditation, mindfulness, and Feldenkrais Method movements.
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Reversing Insomnia, Anxiety, and Panic Attacks

Zen Morning in Milwaukee



2 Wednesdays, May 20 & 27

Living on the fast track to success is great—until we reach the point that we no longer remember how to get off! In this workshop you will retrain yourself to find true relaxation; to soften musculature, slow your breath, mind, and nervous system. Learn lessons and tips that allow you to regain the ability to sleep deeply, manage panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and other nervous disorders. These lessons are a fantastic alternative to anxiety or sleep-inducing drugs. This is not a meditation class; we will use the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education to reorganize our disorganized state. These enjoyable lessons can easily be revisited again and again so that you can continue your training at home.

Instructor: Laura Sebastian, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Cranio Sacral Practitioner

6:30 – 8:30 p.m./Limit: 10/$50
Students must be able to lie on the floor.



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Pre-tour Lecture: Friday, May 29
Tour: Saturday, May 30

Meditation concentrates, calms, and clarifies the mind. Sustained practice brings physical and psychological benefits. Ultimately, meditation leads to enlightenment. Ideal for the beginner as well as the seasoned practitioner, this tour teaches the basics of posture, breathing, and minding the mind. Discover two zendos. Consult with experts. Achieve peace of mind. Relax. Tranquility is the most immediate benefit of meditation. There are many more. If you ever wanted to learn about zen meditation or kick-start your practice, this tour is your chance. As the Buddha once said, “Surround yourself with like-minded companions and excellent teachers, and your mind-deliverance will rapidly mature.” Give yourself a break. Spend a zen morning in Milwaukee. We’ll round it off with cordial fellowship and a delicious lunch on-your-own at an Asian restaurant, optional.

Instructor: Michael Mullooly, MA

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday and 8:00 a.m. – noon Saturday/$46



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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Alverno College Telesis program will close as of June 1, 2015. Please see information here regarding this decision and to find other community resources.