Learn about the ancient system of the chakras. The seven chakras each reflect and coordinate a different aspect of consciousness within us. Learning how to understand their imbalances can help us to grow physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. This class is for anyone interested in the chakra system- regardless of yoga previous experience. This class will primarily focus on physical movement but will also incorporate breath work, meditation, and aromatherapy.
Introduction to Archery is open to archers of every skill level. This course is designed to introduce beginning archers to the basic fundamentals of the sport in accordance with the National Training System; this includes: proper posture and alignment, aiming, the release and follow through. This class will utilize the hands-on application of using a bow and arrow in conjunction with demonstrations and lectures. This course will also discuss the proper care and use of archery equipment.
This course provides an introduction to sport lead climbing as well as traditional climbing and is designed as a continuation of the top rope & anchoring course. Topics covered will include advanced anchor building, lead belaying, rope management, single and multi-pitch descending methods and confidence building strategies.
Essential oils are the life-blood of plants, and for this reason, they are powerful tools for enhancing wellbeing. Because scents affect each person differently, essential oils are most profoundly worked with experientially; for this reason, we will smell and compare many oils throughout the course. We will begin by examining how essential oils affect the body and the mind. We will cover how they have been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine and ancient cultures to promote health. You will leave with a strong knowledge of the basics of aromatherapy. You will have tools for working therapeutically with emotional states such as depression and insomnia, as well as recipes for general first aid and household uses. This four-week series will build on the information learned in the Essential Oil Basics class, but can be taken separately if you already have a basic understanding of essential oils.
For Athletes and Performing Artists, This series of sessions will introduce the students to the power of the subconscious mind and overcoming the mental programs that may interfere with one’s performance goals. Students will learn: the skills of effective “mental rehearsal” and how to drop into “The Zone” at will. Go to http://www.tomreed.com/ for more information.
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!
This three-day scenario-based course is designed as a review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides wilderness medicine practitioners with current updates in the wilderness medicine field. It may be used to recertify current Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications from the following organizations: WMI, NOLS, SOLO, and WMA. CPR is included. There will be a written examination at the beginning of this course. While you can also recertify by taking the two-day WFA (see below), this course is more extensive and is designed for those with previous wilderness medicine training. It also includes CPR while the WFA does not. Please note that the registration deadline is well in advance of the course. Minimum class size is 15. For more information on how to prepare for the WFR Recertification course, visit the following web address: www.nols.edu/wmi/about/faq.shtml#prepare.
This series of sessions will introduce the students to the power of the subconscious mind and overcoming its programs that may interfere with one’s academic goals. Students will learn to: Maintain personal direction towards successful schooling, Strengthen will power to avoid distractions, generate greater interest in, and memory retention of, subject matter, and Learn to relax into the optimum mental test-taking “zone.” Go to http://www.tomreed.com/ for more information.
This class is geared toward the beginning or intermediate jazz improviser. Students will work together to gain the necessary skills to be effective soloists, learn fundamental chords and scales and the basics of swing rhythm, and be introduced to the twelve bar blues and other essential jazz song forms. Students will also learn how to compose a simple twelve bar blues song, and have the opportunity to perform it for the class.
Take your paddling to the surf! This course will teach paddlers the necessary skills to safely launch and land a kayak in the surf.