Classes & Events

2019 Classes 
Ulster County Community College



Each season prepares you for the next, this is why spring is the optimum time to clean out the closets and tend to your internal Healing Garden by utilizing the detoxifying energy provided by the plants. This class will simplify “the Spring Cleanse” with practical dietary and herbal advice. In addition, you will learn how to make an herbal tea infusion and decoction and you will take a sample of the herbal tea that will jump-start your spring detoxification program.
Material fee: $15, payable in class.
NCC 2126-01 S 2/23 10am-1pm KSU $39


Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. This class will focus on determining one’s Prakruti or original constitution which will be expressed through the predominating dosha (one of three bodily humors – wind, bile or phlegm – that make up one’s constitution) or dosha combination. The doshas are known as Vata, Pitta & Kapha. Once determined, you will then be able to serve their Prakruti and attain balanced health by balancing your diet
and lifestyle appropriately. Herbal and nutritional recommendations will be made as appropriate to each dosha.
Material fee: $10, payable in class.
NCC 2107-01 S 5/11 10am-1pm KSU $39
The two vital principles are Prana and Agni. A two-fold focus will be placed on breath and digestion with an “ama” reducing diet outlined for specific constitutional types. Herbal remedies for lung and digestive support will be discussed. You will learn some techniques as to how to maintain a peaceful state of mind-body-spirit through optimizing the breath of life (Prana). You will discern the appropriate foods and herbs
to strengthen the respiratory and digestive tract as well as demystifying
the “detox” craze by learning how to reduce blockages “ama” in the body with a graduated diet.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Ayurveda.
Material fee: $10, payable in class.

NCC 2108-01 S 5/18 10am-1pm KSU $39


Each season has an elemental attachment, which affects you on a physical, emotional and mental levels also known as Body – Mind – Spirit. This workshop will depict how well you adapt to changes in nature and how this affects your internal nature as a human being. Nutritional guidance as well as the psycho-spiritual aspects of each season and its elemental attachment will be addressed.
There will be discussion and explanation of: (1)the Chinese Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) and how they affect your physical, mental and emotional state of health, (2) the basic understanding of the correlation of the energy of each season (element) along with seasonal transition and how each season (element) affects the functioning of the human body, mind
and spirit, (3) the importance of making discerning dietary and lifestyle choices that are in harmony with the climatic patterns of each season, (4) and perhaps a closer healing connection to your inner nature. There will also be short demonstration of Qi Gong exercises for each Element.
Material fee: $15, payable in class.
NCC 2108-01 S 6/1 & 8 10am-1pm KSU $79

STARTING 3/22/19!  – Final posting to come soon!

Qi Gong AND  Healing Garden

Friday(s) March 22, 29, April 5, 12, May 3, 10

Limit: 25

Qi Gong for Wellness

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. Modifications will be presented depending on each individual’s range of motion and physical capabilities as Chair Qi Gong.

The Healing Garden: Spring Herbal Detox and Weight Loss –
Each season prepares us for the next, this is why Spring is the optimum time to clean out the closets and tend to your internal Healing Garden by utilizing the detoxifying energy provided by the plants. This class will simplify “the Spring Cleanse” with practical dietary and herbal advice.