Personal Development

ZEN & THE ART OF SEEING:  PART II—PHOTOGRAPHY AS MEDITATION

If you are looking for a Technical Photography Course this course is not for you.  If you are interested in learning to use your camera to expand your relationship with nature, be inspired, and help you cultivate inner peace, please read on.  Have you ever looked at the veins in the petal of a flower?  Gazed upon the reflections of trees and their leaves on water?  How many colors can you name that you’ve seen glistening on snow?  When we slow down and look, really look, we are gifted with “new eyes” with which to experience the beauty of  nature at a level that most people  never take the time to notice.  Using the camera as a meditative tool we expand our connection to the natural world and hence, the Divine.  The process itself is largely the purpose.  The images you create become an added bonus and an inspirational reminder of the value of slowing down to See.  This course consists of theory and practice in the Field.  Point & Shoot and SmartPhone cameras permitted.  This course is for Adults but Teens 15 or older with a serious interest in Photography and/or Meditation are also welcome.  Transportation for teens will need to be provided for field work.  Please bring a notebook, pen, and tripod if you have one as well as a bag lunch, water bottle, and come prepared to spend time outdoors for the field work portion of the Class.  This is the Second Workshop of a Two-Part Series.  Classes may be taken separately or consecutively. 

 

Course #         1652    Saturday                     NHS   

10:00-3:00 PM            Starts 4/28/18  1 Class           

Elisabeth Levy                                    Fee $79

Professional Photographer    

 

Beginning French

Unlock the mysteries of La Langue Franҫaise!  In this fun and engaging beginning level class, (little to no previous experience), we will learn proper pronunciation and basic rules of French grammar as well as everyday vocabulary, expressions and phrases via spoken games, drills and exercises.  Bring a notebook or laptop.  Limited to 8 studentsNo discounts apply.

 

Course #2122 Monday                       NHS

6:00-7:00 PM  Starts 3/19/18  6 Classes

Rachel Borne                       FULL

 

DO WHAT WORKS™—GET UNSTUCK & LIGHTEN-UP

How would you like to get unstuck from the biggest business problem and/or the biggest personal problem you are currently facing?  Over 80% of past participants have publicly credited Do What Works™ immediately with problems, obstacles, and situations you are currently facing, and as a result, better able to move forward in accomplishing your most important goals. 

 

Course #         2340    Wednesday     NHS

6:30-8:30 PM  Starts 5/9/18    1 Class

Jon Barb                                             Fee $39

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.  Bring a cushion.  The workshop will be led by Lady Chakra Holistic Healing’s Rev. Audra J. Mace, a Certified Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader, trained by the world renowned author and director of the Institute of Integral Qi Gong and Tai Chi, Dr. Roger Jahnke, who encourages grass roots community practice and daily integration of Qi Gong and Tai Chi as a lifestyle.

 

Course #         8462    Thursday         NHS

5:30-6:45 PM  Starts 4/5/18    4 Classes

Audra Mace                            Fee$99

 

TAI CHI EASY™—FIVE FORM SERIES

Look and feel like a Tai Chi expert!  Master five forms in five one hour sessions and 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.  The workshop will be led by Lady Chakra Holistic Healing’s Rev. Audra J. Mace, a Certified Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader, trained by the world renowned author and director of the Institute of Integral Qi Gong and Tai Chi, Dr. Roger Jahnke, who encourages grass roots community practice and daily integration of Qi Gong and Tai Chi as a lifestyle.  Tai Chi practice is great for improving balance, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, and sleep quality.  Research has proven Tai Chi practice to help relieve pain, heal disease, reduce stress, and support PTSD and drug an alcohol recovery. 

 

Course #         8463    Thursday         NHS

5:30-6:30 PM  Starts 5/10/18  5 Classes

Audra Mace                            $99

 

 

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.  The workshop will be led by Lady Chakra Holistic Healing’s Rev. Audra J. Mace, a Certified Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader, trained by the world renowned author and director of the Institute of Integral Qi Gong and Tai Chi Dr. Roger Jahnke, who encourages grass roots community practice and daily integration of Qi Gong and Tai Chi as a lifestyle..  Go home with a book with content that is practical and life transforming.  You will lelave feeling wonderful and will join the buzz about Tai Chi yourself!  A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

 

Course #         8460    Thursday         NHS

5:30-6:30 PM  Starts 3/8/18    1 Class

Audra Mace                            Fee $20

 

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 that you will learn in this workshop lead by Lady Chakra Holistic Healing’s Rev. Audra J. Mace, a Certified Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader, trained by the world renowned author and director of the Institute of Integral Qi Gong and Tai Chi, Dr. Roger Jahnke.  Tai Chi Easy™ is a carefully developed approach to integrating the therapeutic benefits of Tai Chi and Qi Gong making it easy, fun, and beneficial right away keeping learners inspired and participating whether standing, sitting or lying down.  A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

 

Course #         8461    Thursday         NHS

5:30-6:30 PM  Starts 3/15/18  3 Classes

Audra Mace                            Fee $59

   

MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS I

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.

 

Course #         6112    Monday                       NHS

7:15-8:30 PM  Starts 3/12/18     10 Classes

Shyria Barker  Limit 15                       Fee $164

 

FIND A FLEXIBLE JOB & MAKE WORK FIT LIFE!—ONLINE COURSE

You want flexible, lucrative, resume-worthy work but how do you find it?  With any job search you need “sales” tools—a resume, a LinkedIn profile and more—but when you’re looking for a less traditional job you have to be even more precise about your personal brand and the specific jobs you can fill.  This quick, easy and inexpensive course gives you all the tools you need to Find A Flexible Job, which you can start and end at your convenience!  NOTE:  This is an online course that you do on your own anytime.  There are no “meeting times”—you will work totally independently for all course activity.  Once you register, you will receive an email with course access information.  The fee for this online course is $99.  No discounts apply.

 

Course #         1020                            Online

Kathryn Sollmann                   Fee $99

 

COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYS:  HOW TO WRITE THEM

Learn how to write dynamite college admission essays.  This one-night class offers the powerful, attention-getting Show! Don’t Tell! Techniques for writing narratives that LEAP off the page.  Examples and appropriate handouts guide students to write effective compositions.  Copies of the book Show! Don’t Tell! How to Personalize College Applications with 75 actual student writing samples will be available for perusal and purchase.  Students and parents are encouraged to attend together.  Private editing sessions may be arranged for a fee when students complete their essays. 

 

Course #         2231Tuesday                Room C-5

7:00-9:00 PM  Starts 4/24/18  1 Class

Susan Berescik                                     Fee $29