Classes & Activities

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Yoga for Stiff People

October 6 - December 10
A friendly yoga class designed to accommodate beginning and intermediate students at any level of flexibility. Designed to promote strength, balance, flexibility and conscious mind/body relaxation. Students are encouraged to practice safely within their personal level of physical fitness and limitation. Every class is ended with a guided relaxation.
Program Fee: 
2 week session fees: $28
Drop-In Fee: 
$7 HSU Students and Seniors over 62, $8 All Others
Day and Time: 
Mondays and Wednesdays • 8:30- 9:30am
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka, CA 95501

NAUI SCUBA Diver Course

October 6 - November 16
The NAUI SCUBA Diver Course is a five week program of instruction in the safe use of SCUBA equipment and water skills. The class consists of Saturday classroom lectures at the Alpha Training Group facility in Fairhaven, and Monday night pool sessions at the Arcata Community Pool. The course concludes with an open water dive in Mendocino over a weekend. Students will be required to provide a set of personal dive equipment and wetsuit for the open water portion of the course. Student equipment requirements are discussed in detail during the lecture seminar. All participants must fill out a medical evaluation prior to course. Evaluations are available at the front desk. Enquires may be directed to Alpha Diving Industries at 707.825.7880 or email at alpha.diving@hotmail.com.
Program Fee: 
$400 Plus additional charges for equipment
Day and Time: 
Classroom session: Saturdays 9:00 – 11:00 AM & Pool Session:M ondays 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool, 1150 16th Street, Arcata
Notes: 
Students may register for Scuba, but must attend and pass the Pre-Scuba Class • additional equipment required.

Hypnosis Workshop - Enhance Your Mind and Heal Yourself

October 7 - 23
Hypnotherapy is a powerful technique used worldwide used to treat any number of mental, physical, and emotional dysfunctions. We will learn what hypnosis is, dispel myths, and discuss its scientific support. By integrating aspects psychology, neuroscience, quantum physics, and spirituality, participants get a more comprehensive and holistic understanding of the mind-body connection. Participants will learn self-hypnosis to empower themselves to control thoughts, emotions, and autonomic functioning – like pain and motivation. Participants also receive direct training for accelerated learning and performance, reduce test (or overall) anxiety/fears, and actualize goals rapidly and easily. This workshop gives you tangible skills and techniques that can benefit you for the rest of your life! This $300 value is being significantly reduced as a way to give back to the students and local community. Space is limited, so sign up early and don’t miss this rare opportunity to boost your abundance and enhance your life satisfaction!
Program Fee: 
$75 HSU students • $120 All others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 124

Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity Simply Explained

October 7 - 21
Learn what Einstein’s theory teaches us about space, time, and time travel using almost no math.
Program Fee: 
$8 HSU Students • $13 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays • 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: 
HSU Science Building A 564

Food For Fitness

October 8
Understand the importance of protein and fat for health and fitness. We will talk about the myths of carbohydrates and sugar and about nutritional timing and supplementation for better fitness results.
Program Fee: 
$5
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 5:30 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 122

Knots Seminar

October 8

Outdoor enthusiasts use an assortment of ropes and knots for outdoor skills. Many of these same knots can be useful for a variety of everyday uses, ranging from camping, climbing, sailing, loading vehicles, and more. This seminar will cover various knots including hitches, bends, loops and other important knots. If you would like to have the mystery taken out of knot tying, this class is for you!

Program Fee: 
FREE
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Notes: 
No prior registration needed

Wine Tasting 101

October 8
Ever wonder what swirling wine in the glass was about? What do the “legs” really mean? This two hour class will show you how to understand and appreciate wine. To be held at Libation on the plaza in Arcata. This is the first class of their four class wine appreciation series and can be used for that series.
Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $25 All Others
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: 
Libation 761 8th Street, Suite D, Arcata, CA
Notes: 
You must be 21 and over with a valid ID to register for this class.

Women's Backpacking

October 10 - 12

Join us for a backpacking outing specifically catered to women! This trip is ideal for those looking for a chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of the wilderness with an opportunity to make friends with like-minded ladies. The destination will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting. No previous experience necessary!

Topics Include: 
Gear, clothing, food, packing and backpacking basics
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $79 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • October 7 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • October 6

Women's Backpacking

October 10 - 12

Join us for a backpacking outing specifically catered to women! This trip is ideal for those looking for a chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of the wilderness with an opportunity to make friends with like-minded ladies. The destination will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting. No previous experience necessary!

Topics Include: 
Gear, clothing, food, packing and backpacking basics
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $79 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • October 7 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • October 6

ACA Instructor Certification Workshop for Whitewater Kayakers

October Dates TBA
Learn to be a fun, safe, and effective whitewater kayak instructor!  This course will help aspiring instructors improve their teaching abilities, while adhering to the ACA’s golden standard of excellence. We will explore teaching styles, as well as student learning styles, practice teaching skills and giving presentations both on and off of the water.  The course will cover teaching progressions for hard skills and boating concepts.  You will also have lots of opportunity to hone your own personal paddling skills and technique. Candidates are tested on teaching ability, technical knowledge, and the ability to perform rescues and maintain safety.  Modeling ability, paddling skill, and communication skills will also be assessed.   This class is tons of FUN, and a great opportunity for personal paddling and instructional growth.  The ACA is a world-wide organization, dedicated to promoting safety and education in paddle sports, and the golden standard for kayak instruction in the country.
Program Fee: 
Level 1: $200 HSU Students, $220 All others; Level 2: $300 HSU Students, $320 All others; Level 3: $400 HSU Students, $420 All others; Level 4: $500 HSU Students, $520 All others
Day and Time: 
Level 1 and above First weekend required second weekend optional, Level 2 and above must attend both weekends.
Location: 
Participants will meet at Center Activities and travel to the Trinity River for the weekend
Notes: 
Participants that cannot provide their own gear will be able to rent from Center Activities at a discounted rate.

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