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 February  10th, 2018 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  January 20th, 2018  From 9 am-Noon  $25
Lorraine Hughes is a Certified Qi Gong Instructor with HoldenQiGong directed by Lee Holden

Dutchess Community College – South
Winter – Spring 2018
31 Marshall Road, Bldg. 4, Wappingers Falls

Register: 845-431-8910
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NEW! The Feminine Second Spring- Evolving with Grace, Vitality and Beauty through Peri-menopause and Menopause LES453

 This class will discuss how women can mindfully navigate this natural transition from the reproductive years into a heart-centered and creative menopausal phase. Many women dread this stage of their lives, when in fact, these are the very best of years. Lifestyle and dietary recommendations (with “how to”) will be offered. (4 Hours)
6140 90  From 9 am to 1 pm (Saturday)  January 27th, 2018    $49

 Qi Gong for Women LES452

Explore the health benefits of Qi Gong in relation to Women’s personal health and vitality. Mindful movement, breath and intention through Qi Gong helps us to connect to our divine feminine self. If you have a yoga mat please bring it to class. Materials fee included in the cost of class. Class meets 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 & 3/14/18. (8 Hours) 5848 90
From 6 pm to 8 pm (Wednesdays) 2/21-3/14/18     $89


NEW! How to Create Your Own Herbal Tea Blends LES454

Learn how to mix your own herbal tea blends using dried bulk herbs. Students will be “hands on” as they learn weights, ratios and which herbs to choose when creating an herbal tea blend. Three different blends will be presented with a take home tea sample for each student. Materials fee included in cost of class. (4 Hours) 6141 90
From  9 am-1 pm (Saturday)  February 24th, 2018   $59


Foot Reflexology II- How to Perform a Thorough Session LES425

This class is being offered to those students who have attended the Intro to Foot Reflexology class. Students will observe and perform an actual Foot Reflexology Session from start to end. This is definitely a more in-depth “hands on” class. Materials fee included in cost of class.  (4 Hours) 6139 90
From 9 am to 1 pm (Saturday) 3/10  $49


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. Class meets 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, and 4/27/18 (12 Hours) 5847 90  From 10 am to 12 pm (Fridays) 3/23-4/27/18     $129

Protecting the Righteous Qi:
Holistic Prevention and Support of Chronic Illness LES458

This class will focus on protecting the immune system, otherwise known as the Righteous Qi. Nutritional, lifestyle and complementary therapies will be discussed. Chronic illness is the most prolific of diseases in our society and the most difficult to resolve. Therefore, maintaining quality of life is the task at hand. Materials fee included in cost of class. (4 Hours) 6138 90
From 9 am to 1 pm (Saturday) 4/14   $49