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Mind, Body, Wellness

Breathing for Life
Body, breath and mind are interrelated and breathing properly is conducive to health and well being. Proper breathing alleviates anxiety, improves sleep, circulation and immune system functioning and calms and relaxes the mind. Bring a blanket, and dress comfortably for an exploration of the mechanics and benefits of natural breathing. This is a great opportunity for an introduction to breathing techniques used in yoga. Learn how to breathe for life!
Wed 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb 20-Mar 6 3 Sessions
Dan Retoff B-216, IVCC HLR-6108-302 $29
Fireplace Lounge

Beginning Yoga
Yoga uses gentle stretching, relaxation and breathing techniques to help you build strength, flexibility and endurance. Come away more relaxed, limber and feeling better! Yoga philosophy and its application to everyday life will be covered.Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and athletic shoes and bring a towel or yoga mat and a sweater.
Wed 6:30-7:45 p.m. Mar 20-Apr 24 6 Sessions
Dan Retoff B-216, IVCC HLR-6101-303 $45
Fireplace Lounge

Running for Recreation & Fitness
Learn about recreational and fitness running events and opportunities for all ages and both genders in La Salle County and adjacent counties. Items to be discussed will include, but are not limited to, Kid’s Running Clinic, Women’s Running Clinic, group running, individual running, and races of various lengths. There will be a question and answer period. This is an instructional discussion led by members of Starved Rock Runners. There is no fee for this program, however registration is requested in advance.
Mon 7-8:30 p.m. Apr 8 1 Session
Starved Rock Runners C-316, IVCC HLR-6215-304 Free

Self Esteem Basics For Women
This lively interactive workshop provides female participants with helpful information and successful strategies to develop a healthy sense of self. Seek strategies for self-discovery, energize yourself, learn to say “no”, and find time to self-nurture. Jean Batson-Turner is an experienced educator, ordained minister, and founder of Shalom Ministries for Women, with over 20 years of experience in counseling and facilitating groups and workshops in the area of women’s self-empowerment.
Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mar 2 1 Session
Jean G-203, IVCC HLR-6610-03 $35

Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Apr 13 1 Session
Jean Rm 103 HLR-6610-604 $35
Batson-Turner Ottawa Center

Learn to Relax with Reiki
Experience this relaxation method that is easy to learn for oneself or to share with others. Reiki is a vibrational healing art that promotes balance on every level:  physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and even our interaction with the people and places in our daily lives. Reiki can be described as a ray (REI) of sunshine giving us  warmth and light giving us the key (KI) energy to relax, reflect, and respond. Anyone can learn Reiki for themselves to relax and enjoy each day, and to share with others, from a touch of the hand to the series of hand placements. In one day you will learn the history of Eastern and Western Reiki, Chakra energy vortexes, how to meditate to relax, hand placements for self and others. The best part is giving and receiving Reiki during a practice session. Bring a set of twin sheets to cover the massage table and a sack lunch. There will be an optional book available for purchase from the instructor. Instructor Tina Dittle, is a Reiki Master-Teacher of Usui and Karuna Reiki. She is an affiliated member of the International Reiki Association and Therapeutic
Massage & Reiki Professionals.
Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Apr 20 1 Session
Kristina Dittle G-202B, IVCC HLR-6419-04 $125