Personal Development


INTRODUCTION TO FLY TYING
Every wanted to tie your own flies?  This this course is for you.  Learn to tie basic fly patterns that are effective in our local rivers and streams.  During this fun and informative 3-session course, you will tie simple but effective streamer, dry fly and nymph patterns, with an emphasis on freshwater fishing for trout, bass and panfish.  This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill.  The price of the course includes materials.  Limited to  6 students so sign up soon!

Course # 6422 Thursday NHS
7:00-9:00 PM Starts 9/20/18 3 Classes
Leigh Smith Fee $69

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

Learn to Play Bridge will have complete beginners playing the first week.  Classes emphasize fun and learning from playing.  Each starts with a brief lesson followed by play of 6-12 hands.  By the end of the course, players will be ready to join bridge games with friends.  Textbook (optional): $15

Wednesday      Starts 9/12/18         10 Classes
6:30-8:30 PM   Fee $12 per class
Held at:  Edmund Town Hall, Alexandria Rm
45 Main Street, Newtown, CT   036470
To register, email:
director@newtownbridge.org 
Or phone:  (203) 733-8525

MODERN BIDDING BASICS
Whether you’d like to strengthen fundamental bridge skills or modernize your bidding, this course offers practice in modern bidding basics.  Classes b egin with a brief lesion followed by play and discussion of six practice hands; a comprehensive handout is provided at each class.  

Monday         Starts 10/15/18 9 Classes
6:30-8:30 PM                       Fee $12 per class
Held at Edmund Town Hall, Alexandria Rm
45 Main Street, Newtown, CT
To register, email:  
Director@newtownbridge.org or
Phone, (203) 733-8525


CHAKRADANCE™—CHAKRA SYSTEM SELF-TEST, ANALYSIS, AND TUNE-UP

The chakra system refers to our human bio-physic energetic matrix, which regulates the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our being.  When negative energy penetrates this system, physical illness and mental stress manifests.  Using a private self-test, you will examine your own energy system, your faults and virtues, and desires for change.  Thereafter, understand the results and learn how holistic healing practices can restore your energetic balance and immediately begin your healing process with a Chakradance™ tune-up.

Course # 6329 Wednesday NHS
6:00-8:00 PM Starts 9/26/18 1 Class
Fee $49
Audra MaceReiki Master, Chakradance™ Facilitator, Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader, Connecticut State Licensed Security Officer



STREET SMARTS AND SELF-DEFENSE—BASIC FORM SERIES
You won’t find this basic form in any dojo!  Come and train in the clothes you wear every day.  Learn techniques that are practical, realistic, and that will work when you need them.  This series is designed to reach your personal potential for any age, sex, or physical condition.

Course # 8405 Thursday NHS
7:00-8:00PM Starts 11/1/18 4 Classes
Fee $99
Audra Mace, Reiki Master, Chakradance™ Facilitator, Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader, Connecticut State Licensed Security Officer



THE FIVE TIBETANS
Learn five vital and dynamic exercises practiced by Tibetan lamas for generations designed to stem the aging process.  Rhapsodized as the “fountain of youth”, they increase strength, energy, and mental alertness.  Once you have fully integrated these moving and meditation practices into your dailylife, you will feel their profound and lasting effect.  Bring a yoga mat.

Course # 6406 Thursday NHS
7:00-8:15 PM Starts 10/4/18 4 Classes
Fee $99
Audra MaceReiki Master, Chakradance™ Facilitator, Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader, Connecticut State Licensed Security Officer


INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI EASY™
Find out what all this Tai Chi buzz is about and in just one hour you will activate “the healer within” using traditional Chinese techniques to release your body’s own medicine through gentle movement, self-applied reflexology, meditation, and breathing providing simple and effective self-care skills that can be used throughout life and well into the “successful aging” process.  A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

Course # 8460 Thursday NHS
5:30-6:30 PM Starts 9/20/18 1 Class
Audra Mace Fee $20


TAI CHI EASY™—THE TEN PHASES OF CULTIVATING AND MASTERING QI

Learn the ancient secrets of Qi cultivation accessible to all.  Whether your focus is to accelerate productivity and performance or intimately touch the mysterious fabric of the cosmos, you will feel the extraordinary power to release your inner potential regardless of your present posture in life.  Explore and experience your personal process to Discover, Gather, Circulate, Purify, Direct, Conserve, Store, Transform, Dissolve, and Transmit Qi—mastering a Tai Chi continuous movement routine encompassing all the phases.

Course # 8462 Thursday NHS
5:30-6:45 PM Starts 11/29/18 4 Classes
Audra Mace Fee $99


TAI CHI EASY™—FIVE FORM SERIES

Look and feel like a Tai Chi expert!  Master five forms combining breath with meditative gentle movement.  Tai Chi practice is great for improving balance, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, an sleep quality.  Research has proven Tai Chi practice to help relieve pain, heal disease, reduce stress, and support PTSD and drug and alcohol recovery.  

Course # 8463 Thursday NHS
5:30-6:30 PM Starts 9/27/18 5 Classes
Audra Mace Fee $99


TAI CHI EASY™—TAKE 10 SERIES

Feel better fast with Ten Minute Tai Chi Easy™ formulas.  Transform your health by awakening your internal healing resources in just ten seconds.  Choose to start your day, take a break, or end your day performing the Ten Minute Tai Chi Easy™ Movement Series, Ten Minute Tai Chi Easy™ Movement Total Body Tune-up, or Ten Minute Tai Chi Easy™ Massage Intensive.  A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

Course # 8461 Thursday NHS
5:30-6:30 PM Starts 11/1/18 3 Classes
Audra Mace Fee $59


BEGINNING MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION

This class will explore what meditation is and what it is not; provide guided instruction into meditation and mindfulness practices; provide methods for integrating mindfulness into daily life and finding a still quiet place within that will ultimately reduce stress and empower you to choose love over fear.  NOTE:  see yogaaccessories.com or amazon.com to order a meditation pillow (zafu) and meditation mat (zabuton).  A yoga mat may be used in place of the meditation mat or you may use a chair.  Limited to 15 students.

Course # 6112     Monday NHS
5:40-7:10 PM     Starts 9/17/1818   10 Classes
Shyria Barker Fee $229


ADVANCED MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION

This course is designed to offer guidance and support to individuals with foundational mindfulness/meditation training to  maintain, refine and enhance their meditation practice and bring it more uniquely into their lives.  Meditation practice will begin at 20 minutes per session.  The class will review and discuss various classic sacred texts and video applicable to practice.  Supplies:  Please bring meditation pillows (Zaful and zabuton) and/or yoga mat and a journal book.

Course # 6114 Monday NHS
7:15-8:30 PM Starts 9/17/18 8 Classes
Shyria Barker Fee $149


REIKI
This is a Reiki I certification course.  You will learn the Reiki precepts, which invite all of us to create a lifestyle that is productive and compassionate, without accumulating a burden of stress.  You will learn a simple meditation that you can practice each day to promote peace of mind, as well as the hand positions for a self-Reiki treatment.  While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion, and does not require you to believe in anything you do not experience during the practice.  Finally, Reiki can bring about transformative effects on the physical level, but is not a replacement for conventional medical care.  

Course # 6149 Tues/Wed/Thurs          NHS
7:00-9:00 PM 10/23, 24, 25 3 Classes
Taran Darcy Fee $299