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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Health & Wellness

in Personal Enrichment

Transforming Stress Into Peak Performance


with Gilda Joffe

Calendar Sep 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Heartmath is a collection of tools & strategies especially designed to lower stress and increase emotional and physical resilience. Whether in the boardroom, on stage or in the midst of chaos, Heartmath's tools change one's physiological responses, resulting in clarity and balance.

Senior Fitness and Mobility


with Holly Vanorse Spicer

Calendar Oct 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Everyone knows - a body in motion stays in motion! No matter your age, you can keep muscles strong and supportive with even the most simple exercises. You will learn functional movements key for balance, stability and - most importantly - everyday movements. This class is for all skill levels and modifications needed by participants for each exercise movement will be available.

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Beginner Tai Chi - 10 Movements October


with Mike Shunney

Calendar Oct 7, 2020 at 10:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Through the movements of T’ai Chi and relaxed breathing, you will cultivate, store & circulate your internal energy. The movements are non-impact, smooth and practiced very slowly at first. Western research has shown improvements in heart, bone and muscle strength, as well as large reductions in the effects of stress, and an improvement in overall balance, with regular practice.

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QIGONG - Mindful Movement with Natural Breathing 10.7.20


with Mike Shunney

Calendar Oct 7, 2020 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

These ancient Qigong practices have improved the health of millions of people over millennia. The air that we breathe is our most important source of nourishment. There is a mountain of research in western medicine confirming the value of a regular practice of improved breathing for many health conditions, and even more benefits in combination with these movements. Ba Duan Jin, Swimming Dragon & Wu Ming Qigongs wil be introduced.

Chaga Facts


with David Spahr

Calendar Oct 7, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Chaga is a type of fungus that grows mainly on the bark of birch trees in cold climates. For centuries, it's been used as a traditional medicine in Northern European and Asian countries, mainly to boost immunity and overall health. In this class we will cover chaga facts, myths, and miscellany. We will explore all aspects of chaga fungus from finding and harvesting it down to the microscopic level of its many uses. This class will be offered remotely.

Middle Eastern Dance 1


with Patti Luchetti

Calendar Oct 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Middle Eastern Dance (Bellydancing) is native to the ancient middle east. It was widely spread by migrating tribes from India, north to Turkey and west to Spain. Egypt is a renowned center of the art form in modern times and Cairo now hosts respected dances from Asia, Europe, and the USA. Belly dancing gives gentle, strengthening exercise to the full torso with an emphasis on the belly and thighs. This class will also be available via Zoom.

Mushrooms, Edible and Medicinal of New England - 10.14.20


with David Spahr

Calendar Oct 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about using wild mushrooms. The various mushrooms are like vegetables. They have different flavors and widely varying textures, colors, moisture content and water absorbency. Hence, the various species respond to cooking processes differently. We will learn about matching mushroom species to cooking techniques. Also discussed will be the appropriate foods and wines to match with wild mushrooms and which species may be mixed together in a recipe.

Food Fats and Oils as Healthy Choices
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Food Fats and Oils as Healthy Choices


with Jolinda Rockett

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week


Are you confused about what to eat? Do you want to know which fats and oils to use, which to avoid, and how they can be used to reverse weight gain? And most of all, how can you balance all this and stay sane? In this mini course I explain what we know from scientific meta data. But best of all, I clarify it for you. My mantra is: when things get crazy with the diet, simplify. You have enough to worry about! Let’s make food feel good.

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