HEALTH E21, Yoga Health & Safety, Principles & Practices for Older Adults
This course focuses on the history, principles and practices of yoga. Designed to promote health and safety among older adults, it focuses on yoga principles and practices to enhance the health of older adults through improved flexibility, balance, range of motion, strength, lung capacity and circulation. Some course sections may focus on specific yogic methods. Some sections may include therapeutic applications of yoga to address specific health challenges for older adults. Students will be encouraged to share their physical, mental and emotional challenges in a supportive environment specifically for older adults. These challenges will then be addressed within the coursework. Students will create a Daily Personal Yoga Health Plan integrating their own personal therapeutic yoga applications. Students will be encouraged to practice daily, creating opportunities to rehabilitate challenges. The course is designed to help students to use yoga methods such as postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and visualization to enhance their confidence, health, and overall feeling of well being.
Course Number: 9757 Time: 8:30 - 10:20 a.m. WFLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Dee D
Course Number: 9758 Time: 10 - 11:50 a.m. TThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Cooper M
Course Number: 9759 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. TThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Cass KThis section is chair based-no mat required.
Course Number: 9760 Time: 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. MWLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Roseman T
Course Number: 9761 Time: 2 - 3:50 p.m. TThLocation: EC 1227 308Instructor: Dee D
HEALTH E22, Chi Gong Principles & Practices for Older Adults
This course is designed to enhance the health and safety of older adults through use of the principles and techniques of Chi Gong. Based on Chinese philosophy and healing concepts, the course will include the history, theory and practice of Chi Gong, including both the Wu School and Yang Style. Included are such Chinese philosophies as Yin and Yang, the Eight Directions, and Five Element theory and their applications to healthy living. Students work at their own level to improve tone, strength, flexibility and balance. Lectures, films, texts and discussions will explore the theory and practice of this traditional Chinese method for health and healing. Students will analyze which strategies best meet their needs, and create an individual health plan integrating Chi Gong techniques into their daily lives.
Course Number: 9762 Time: 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. TThLocation: VA PKInstructor: Holtzermann C
HEALTH E23, T’ai Chi Principles & Practices for Older Adults
This course offers an overview of the history, philosophy and techniques of the Chinese energy balancing health practice T’ai Chi Ch’uan. With a focus on enhancing healthy aging for older adults, the course offers strategies for improving balance and posture; increasing flexibility and endurance, reducing stress, and promoting relaxation and mindfulness. The course shows older adults how to avoid injury, conserve energy and use the body in an ergonomic manner. Students will create a personal health plan integrating T’ai Chi principles and techniques into their daily lives.
Course Number: 9763 Time: 9 - 10:15 a.m. MFLocation: VP CTRInstructor: Akers P ABeginner and Intermediate level students. Above section meets at Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave.
Course Number: 9764 Time: 12 - 1:15 p.m. WFLocation: VA PKInstructor: Nardini A SThis class is for Intermediate students only. Students must already know the Yang Style Slow Form, 108 moves. This class is not appropriate for Beginners.
Course Number: 9765 Time: 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. TThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Terry Jr P WThis section is for Intermediate/Advanced Students.
Course Number: 9766 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. MWLocation: EC 1227 308Instructor: Terry Jr P WThis section is for Beginners.
Course Number: 9767 Time: 2 - 3:10 p.m. WFLocation: EC 1227 308Instructor: Nardini A SThis class is for Beginners.
Course Number: 9768 Time: 2 - 3:15 p.m. MFLocation: EC 1227 304Instructor: Akers P AThis section is designed for Intermediate or Advanced level students.
HEALTH E24, Physical Fitness Principles & Practices for Older Adults
This course focuses on physical fitness and conditioning principles to help older adults maintain or improve their health, safety and independence. It covers basic principles of anatomy and fitness, showing older adults how to improve their cardiovascular health, muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, posture and balance. Principles of good nutrition also will be covered. Students explore movement strategies that are particularly helpful for older adults. Included are proper concepts and methods for warm-ups, stretching, low-impact aerobic activity, cool-downs, strength training and balance work. Students learn how to avoid falls and safely accommodate physical conditions and challenges. Students create a customized personal fitness and conditioning plan to suit their individual needs and physical challenges.
Course Number: 9769 Time: 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. TThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Moy D N
Course Number: 9770 Time: 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. MWLocation: EC 1227 304Instructor: Wapner-Baart L J
Course Number: 9771 Time: 9 - 10:15 a.m. TThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Wapner-Baart L J
Course Number: 9772 Time: 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. TThLocation: EC 1227 308Instructor: Chiba SThis class includes a DANCE element for stimulation of physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. This class is in person, but a link will be provided to students who would like to join remotely.
Course Number: 9773 Time: 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. TThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Terry Jr P W
Course Number: 9774 Time: 2 - 3:50 p.m. WLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Cass KThis section is a combination of chair-based and (optional) standing Yoga and mindful movement inspired activities.
HEALTH E25, Strength & Stamina Training Principles & Practices for Older Adults
This course focuses on how strength training and stamina building strategies help to promote health, safety and vitality in older adults. Principles of basic anatomy and physiology are covered. The course explores how older adults can maintain or improve their health and stamina through strength training using free weights, resistance devices and fitness techniques. The course emphasizes safe ways to start and maintain a program to increase strength, improve stamina and sustain bone density. Principles of good nutrition and stress management are included. Students create a personal fitness and strength training plan based on their individual needs and physical challenges.
Course Number: 9775 Time: 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. TThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Regalado O
Course Number: 9776 Time: 10 - 11:15 a.m. TThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Regalado O
Course Number: 9777 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. MWLocation: EC 1227 304Instructor: Wapner-Baart L J
Course Number: 9778 Time: 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. MWLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Huner K A
Course Number: 9779 Time: 12 - 1:15 p.m. TThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Wapner-Baart L J
HEALTH E30, Personal Safety – Fall Prevention
This course is designed to help students avoid falls, which are the most frequent cause of serious injury in older adults. The course focuses on how, when and where falls frequently occur; how to maintain mobility, and how to improve and recover one’s balance. Students will create an individualized activity program to improve balance, endurance, strength and flexibility.
Course Number: 9780 Time: 12 - 1:50 p.m. WLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Evans Jami R
HEALTH E34, Stress Reduction through Yoga
This course offers older adults a range of strategies and techniques to reduce and manage stress in their lives. It includes stress reduction methods such as positive thinking, breathing exercises, meditation, humor, diet and exercise. The course also helps students establish peer support groups to help maintain their stress reduction skills.
Course Number: 9781 Time: 8 - 9:50 a.m. SLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Holtzermann C
Course Number: 9782 Time: 9 - 10:50 a.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Cooper M
Course Number: 9783 Time: 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. FLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Roseman T
HEALTH E38, Joint Health & Mobility for Older Adults
This course helps older adults with chronic joint pain or mobility problems to attain and maintain physical strength, mobility and flexibility. Older adults with arthritis and/or other minor physical limitations will learn about the function of joints in the human body and techniques to move effectively without joint stress. Students create an individual plan for mobility and physical fitness.
Course Number: 9784 Time: 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. TThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Wapner-Baart L JThis section focuses on health through line-dancing.
Course Number: 9785 Time: 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. TThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Moy D N
Course Number: 9786 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. TThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Albert G SThis section is Flexible and will be taught primarily through Canvas and other learning platforms that are flexible for the student’s schedule.
Course Number: 9787 Time: 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. TThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Regalado OThis class uses World Music with Rhythmic Movement to enhance joint health, flexibility and overall health.
Course Number: 9788 Time: 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. MWLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Albert G S