Classes & Events


Mount Saint Mary College – Desmond Campus

6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh, NY  12550
(845) 565-2076
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                        Tao Yin & Meditation

Cultivate your internal energy (Chi / Qi) with Tao Yin stretching and guiding exercises. This ancient form of therapeutic and life-nourishing movement with breath, helps to open connective tissue, thereby allowing the body, mind, and spirit to release and relax. This class is open to all fitness levels. Students should bring their own yoga mat to class (if they have one), also a blanket and or pillow bolster is highly recommended.

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 From 9 am-Noon L. Hughes $25


                                             Qi Gong for Beginners & Experienced

Qi Gong literally means “energy cultivation.” In the practice of Qi Gong we cultivate how we use our own innate energy, our Qi, Prana, or Life Force, which in turn will enhance our health on all levels. The exercises are highly intentional, and through intention and breath we are able to manipulate the various subtle energies of the body, mind, and spirit. Anyone at any age can practice Qi Gong regardless of their limitations whether mental or physical. This class series is open to new and/or experienced practitioners. Tao Yin exercises will also be introduced along with each class ending with a guided meditation.
Saturday,  September 16  From 9 am-Noon  $25
Lorraine Hughes is a Certified Qi Gong Instructor with HoldenQiGong directed by Lee Holden

Dutchess Community College – South
Fall 2017
31 Marshall Road, Bldg. 4, Wappingers Falls

Register: 845-431-8910
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The Kitchen Herbalist…Your Home Apothecary! LES428

Learn the secrets of using spices for medicinal applications by unleashing the warming, circulating and nourishing potential of utilizing herbs as food medicine in your kitchen. We cover common spices, tonic herbs used in teas, soups, stews, stocks and porridge recipes. Recipes and spice/herb sampling provided. Materials fee included in cost of class. (4 Hours) 5166 90
From  9:00 am-1:00 pm (Saturday) 9/23 $59

Qi Gong for Seniors LES451

Qi Gong literally means “energy cultivation,” with this practice we cultivate how we use our own innate energy, our Qi or Life Force, which has many health benefits starting with our breath. Modifications will be suggested as this class is for Seniors. Materials fee included in the cost of class.
(12 Hours)  5650 90  – From 10:00 am-12:00 pm (Fridays) 9/15-10/20  $129
First Six Class Series meets 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13 and 10/20/17
6001 91   From 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Second Six Class Series – Fridays 11/3-12/15  $129
Class meets 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8 and 12/15/17, from 10 am to 12:00 pm


Intro to Foot Reflexology LES429

This class will introduce to the general public the history and overview of Reflexology. Each student will receive a foot map and hands-on experience along with self-care techniques to use on themselves and family members. Materials fee included in cost of class.
(4 Hours) 5651 90  From 9:00 am-1:00 pm (Saturday) 10/28  $49


Introduction to Hand Reflexology LES435

Each student will receive a Hand Map, experience a hands-on demonstration and learn self-care techniques that they can use on themselves as well as family members.
Materials fee included in cost of class.
(4 Hours) 5162 90 From 9:00 am-1:00 pm 12/2 (Saturday)  $49


Create Vital Health with Seasonal Transition:
An Exploration of The Chinese Five-Element System

Each season has an elemental attachment that affects us on physical, emotional and mental levels, also known as Body – Mind – Spirit. This workshop will depict how well we adapt to changes in nature and how this impacts our internal nature as human beings. Nutritional guidance will be addressed as well as the psycho-spiritual aspects of each season and its elemental attachment.
Materials fee included in cost of class. (6 Hours) 6002 90
From 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (Wednesdays) 10/18-11/1  $69
Class meets 10/18, 10/25 and 11/1