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Healthful Living

Telesis Classes Summer 2014

Enrichment classes which support healthful mind, body, and spirit practices, including meditation, mindfulness, and Feldenkrais Method movements.

12 Tips for Mindful Eating

Aromatherapy for Stress

photograph of candlesDeveloping Intuition

Healing the Back: Unraveling a Tangle of Knots

Pelvic Awareness: Strengthening the Weak and Loosening the Tight

Trigger Point Therapy

What Are You Tolerating?

 


TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Monday, June 23

A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in areas of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may cause referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger point therapy is designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. The results and benefits of trigger point therapy are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. This class will teach simple techniques that can be used on yourself or others. Please bring two large pillows and wear comfortable clothes.

Instructor: Jeffrey Montoya, MA, Reiki Master/Teacher

THL-145-01
6:30 – 9:00 p.m./Limit 12/$38

 

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HEALING THE BACK: UNRAVELING A TANGLE OF KNOTS
2 Thursdays, July 10 & 17

What if you approached the idea of healing your back in the same way you approach unraveling a knot? Instead of forceful pulling that tightens the knot, you observe how one part of the knot relates to another. You then carefully pull the thread that moves easily while following the effects through the whole tangle. In this workshop you will learn the qualities required to heal your back through movement lessons that offer opportunities to experiment with these qualities in action and functional movement. The benefits of the class include: reduced pain, a sense of a long and supple spine, and a new ability to observe yourself, leaving you with overall peace and well-being and a sense that we “have a say” in the experience of our back and our life.

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

THL-518-01
6:30 – 8:30 p.m./Limit 10/$50
NOTE:
Students must be able to get to the floor; bring a large towel for head support.

 

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DEVELOPING INTUITION
2 Mondays, July 14 & 21

Most people have recognized a twinge of intuition at some point in their lives. Tuning in to your own intuition is easy once you know how. As these messages are often subtle and quiet, you will learn how to create a calm inner space to better receive them as well as other helpful tools to connect with your intuition. Whether you have to make an important decision or trust the “feeling” to do—or not to do—something, developing your intuitive skills will be empowering as well as a useful, practical tool.

Instructor: Jean Hausmann, MA, Spiritual Health and Wellness Coach

TFT-217-01
6:30 – 8:30 p.m./$50

 

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12 TIPS FOR MINDFUL EATING
Tuesday, July 22

Today’s focus on healthy eating is all about what we eat rather than how we eat. Yet an increasing amount of research suggests that how we eat may be just as important. Mindful eating reconnects us more deeply with the experience of eating and with learning to really savor and enjoy our food. In this class you will learn to slow down and eat intentionally, to eat with more awareness, to savor each bite and to experience a way of eating that is so much more than just filling up. Ideas on how to make mindful eating compatible with your lifestyle will be shared along with several mindfulness meditations to support you in your day-to-day living, working and well-being.

Instructor: Ian Baker Johnson, MS, CWC, CRH is a Life Coach, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Instructor and a Reconnective® Healing Practitioner.

THL-431-01
6:30 – 8:30 p.m./$34

 

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WHAT ARE YOU TOLERATING?
2 Mondays, August 4 & 11

What in your life are you “tolerating?” We all have things we are putting up with: a broken garage door, 10 extra pounds, procrastination or saying “yes” too often. In this two part class, we will learn to identify what these situations are, come to understand how much of an energy leak they cause, and learn how to create new and appropriate attitudes and behaviors. This will ensure us more freedom and creativity with our own time and energy. We will learn to identify our authentic values and then how to live from that space of integrity and satisfaction.

Instructor: Jean Hausmann, MA, Spiritual Health and Wellness Coach

THL-601-01
6:30 – 8:30 p.m./$50

 

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PELVIC AWARENESS: STRENGTHENING THE WEAK AND LOOSENING THE TIGHT
2 Thursdays, August 7 & 14

As we age or experience challenges such as surgery, childbirth, stroke or even bulging disks, our pelvic muscles weaken and become disorganized—often resulting in lessening of bladder control, pelvic pain, leg pain and even spasms in the surrounding musculature. In this class, you will learn and practice movement lessons to locate and strengthen the pelvic floor and balance the use of the muscles and surrounding structures. The lessons, based on the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education, are gentle and easy to do for women and men, young or old.

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

THL-506-01
6:30 – 8:30 p.m./Limit 10/$50
NOTE:
Students must be able to get to the floor; bring a large towel for head support.

 

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AROMATHERAPY FOR STRESS
Tuesday, August 12

Stress is everywhere—in our jobs, our work environment, our commute—even watching TV can cause stress levels to rise in some people. In this workshop we will discuss what stress is: we will talk about the psychological responses, physiological responses and behavioral responses. Next we will examine how much stress you are experiencing in your own life and how to achieve more balance. Exploring the use of essential oils we will develop a game plan to help you find a better sense of inner peace; this will also help to improve your immune system and your overall health. Specific stress blend recipes will be given along with other wonderful recipe blends. We will profile a variety of essential oils that are used to help with a variety of stressful situations; methods of use and a dosage guide will be given along with plenty of time for your questions. Bring a notebook and get ready to de-stress!

Instructor: Kimberly Grasso, RA

THL-379-01
6:30 – 8:30 p.m./$34


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