Winter Classes at SVC

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Join a winter class at the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College

The quiet months of winter are a perfect time for reflection and self-awareness classes. Join one or both of the classes below to improve connection to yourself and the world around you.

Call the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College, (360) 378-3220, for additional class information or to register.

Click below to learn about the classes Finding Connection in Difficult Times and Yi Ren Qi Gong for Self-Care:

Finding Connection in Difficult Times
Join us for a course and guided conversation in developing compassion for one’s self and others. The course begins with curiosity as an entry into compassion, and deepens through a series of experiential exercises and guided readings and discussions about how we can connect as individuals, community members, and in society-at-large. Writings by Brene Brown, Margaret Wheatley, Rollo May, and others will be brought in to enrich the conversation.

Instructor Oak Boesky will share how story has the power to shape whole societies as well as our individual lives.  Her passion is in using the art of conversation to build bridges between ‘islands of belief,’ those seemingly unnavigable waters that exist between one belief system and another.  Oak has completed her coursework for doctorate in Leadership and Social Transformation and is currently writing her dissertation.

Text to accompany the course Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong is included with course fee.  Class will meet at the San Juan Center for 10 consecutive Tuesdays, January 9 – March 13, 2018, 5:30-7:30PM.  Cost of class is $135.00

Yi Ren Qi Gong for Self-Care
Yi Ren® Qigong (pronounced “Yee Ren Chee-gung”) uniquely integrates ancient Chinese mind/body/spirit energy cultivation techniques with modern science, using gentle meditative exercises to access and develop the body’s bio-energetic ‘Qi’ system for greater health, vitality, and self-awareness.  This form helps the practitioner reduce stress, gain clear intellectual and emotional functioning, and improve physical energy and health.

Visiting certified Yi Renâ instructor Jan Weedman is one of the most experienced instructors at the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine. San Juan Island resident Stephanie Prima, Yi Renâ teacher in training, will assist in the seminars and conduct practice sessions. Class time will be a combination of lecture, discussion, and gentle meditative movements. All movements can be done standing or from a sitting position.

Cost includes required manual and DVD. CEU’s available directly through instructor. Classes will be held at the San Juan Center on Saturdays and Wednesdays.  Saturdays 11:00 – 1:00PM (January 27, February 10, February 24, and March 10, 2018). Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 PM (Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 28, March 21). Cost of class is $145.00

Call the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College, (360) 378-3220, for additional class information or to register.


Posted on December 6, 2017 at 5:45 am by

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