Health & Wellness



3 Minutes a Day for 30 Days Can Change Your Life

Spiritual growth doesn't require you to become a hermit or to change your life completely. But it does require commitment to a simple daily practice of just 3 minutes each day. In our often hectic world of constant demands, are you wondering how you could ever add another commitment to your daily routine?

If this daily practice of just 3 minutes a day allowed the other 1437 minutes of your day to flow more easily, would you be willing to try it for 30 days?  This class will only meet twice, four weeks apart to allow participants to experience the daily practice. The Purchase of Perkins' workbook ($9.95) is required for at-home practice.

 

Instructor:  Laura Lee Perkins, MS is a writer, counselor, educator and professional musician who exhibits a passion for life. Her career has included teaching music at all educational levels. She has been awarded 5 Artist-in-Residencies, 11 grants and has authored 7 books plus 150+ published articles. Perkins' Native American flute playing is featured on 10 professional CD's,  3 audio books and she was in the top 5 NAMMY Awards. Laura Lee is widely known for her engaging teaching style.



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MDD
PORA Adult Learning
Conference 1
Perkins, MS 3/8 - 4/5 Fr 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM $20.00

Alzheimer's Friendly Community

In this course you will learn how you, your business and/or your community organization can better understand Alzheimer's and how to effectively and compassionately interact with those that have Alzheimers.

 

Instructor: Julie Huebner is the owner of the local Home Instead Senior Care in Surprise.  Prior to owning Home Instead she worked in healthcare sales and hospital administration. She currently leads an Alzheimer's support group in Sun City West.



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AFC1
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 2
Huebner 3/28 - 3/28 Th 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM $15.00

Blessing Your Body

When was the last time you blessed yourself? Certainly others can be a blessing to us and we can be a blessing to others. How about being a blessing to yourself? This Guided Meditation by Sandra Hickman, MA, CCHT, will guide you through a process of blessing every part of yourself. You will leave feeling Blessed!

Instructor: Sandra Hickman, MA, CCHT is a Master Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist who is passionate about shining the light on something new and seeing what's familiar from new perspectives. By using a variety of techniques including Advanced Languaging Techniques, hypnosis, neuro-linguistic programming, and energy therapies combined with curiosity, intuition and practicality, she helps people bridge the gap between what they know and what they think they know. As owner of the Healing Intention Community, a healing arts clinic in Sun City, she creates space for people to accelerate healing and reinvent themselves. Her teaching style is provocative, funny and empowering. Sandra holds a variety of healing arts certifications and is currently a candidate for the PhD and Doctorate in Natural Medicine. 



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BYB
PORA Adult Learning
Conference 1
Hickman 4/1 - 4/1 Mo 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM $15.00

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga encompasses using a chair and doing gentle stretching, working on balance, using core strengthening methods, while learning to breath and practice meditation.  (8 Sessions) 

Instructor:  Matthew Gashwytewa has been practicing and teaching yoga the last two years.  He is an instructor at the Body and Brain Yoga and Tai Chi Studio in Glendale.  Mathew is very passionate about healing himself and others, through body movements and meditation. His positive attitude helps to really make classes fun and energetic and truly strives to guide those to their full potential.



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cyn
PORA Adult Learning
OLD PAL
Gashwytewa 2/19 - 4/23 Tu 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM $30.00

Easy Pace Beginner Yoga

This is a Hatha Yoga class for anyone, new or returning, looking for a gentle pace. The class will focus on foundational poses with proper alignment, breathing, and use of some yoga props. Students will also be introduced to the ancient language of Sanskrit. (8 sessions)

Instructor: Jill Ellis is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor registered with the National Yoga Alliance. She received her Occupational Certification in Yoga Instruction at Scottsdale Community College and is currently a student in SCC’s Yoga Therapy program. She has a dedicated Iyengar yoga practice under the guidance and instruction of Carlyn Sikes and was recently elected President of the Iyengar Yoga Association of the Southwest (IYASW). Jill plans to begin teacher training instruction for assessment and certification in the Iyengar method in 2019. Jill has lived in the valley since 1979 and is an ASU graduate.



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epby
PORA Adult Learning
OLD PAL
Ellis 2/25 - 4/15 Mo 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM $30.00

Memory and Aging - What's Normal and What's Not

Although the brain changes with normal aging, dementia and the memory impairment associated with the disease is not a normal part of the aging process. This course will help differentiate between normal memory loss and memory loss caused by a disease and list ways to prevent memory loss. (1 session)

Instructor: Michelle Toft is Director of Memory Care Programs at Cypress Home Care Solutions in Phoenix.  She has a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Education in Human Resource Development.  Her expertise enables her to support families and their loved ones facing Dementia and offers them the support and education they need along this journey.



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MAA1
PORA Adult Learning
Conference 1
Toft 4/12 - 4/12 Fr 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM $15.00

Options for Staying Independent at Home

In this course, you will learn how to determine when home care may be able to help your loved one stay home as long as possible and gain some tips for having conversations about aging in place at home. You will also get some tips and guidelines for selecting an in home provider and where to find reliable resources for more information and guidance. (1 session)

Instructor: Julie Huebner is the owner of the local Home Instead Senior Care in Surprise. Prior to owning Home Instead she worked in the healthcare field for 20 years.



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osi
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 2
Huebner 4/18 - 4/18 Th 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM $15.00

Qigong 1

Qigong (Chi Gung) are exercises done in coordination with our breath. The exercises in this class will range from mild to medium in difficulty. There are 5 Qigong exercises presented. Several of them are single movement exercises and a couple contain multiple movements. The Qigong exercises promote health and relaxation. (8 sessions)

Instructor:  Charles Gill is the director/senior instructor at Southwest Center for Taoist Studies. He has over 30 years teaching experience. Mr. Gill has studied throughout the US and in China. He is a Certified Tai Chi and Qigong instructor through the Southwest Center for Taoist Studies, the Tucson Tai Chi Association and the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association.



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QG
PORA Adult Learning
Conference 1
Gill 3/6 - 4/24 We 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM $30.00

Releasing Blocks

Memory is stored at the cellular level in your body. Sometimes traumatic memories 'take hold of us'. We may not be aware of how this is holding us back, yet at some level we feel "blocked". Would you like to release the traumatic hold it has on your body and behavior?  In this Guided Meditation, Sandra Hickman, MA,CCHT will help you visualize reprogramming your Body Mind so that the meaning you have given experiences will serve you now and the hold that it has on your body is released.

Instructor: Sandra Hickman, MA, CCHT is a Master Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist who is passionate about shining the light on something new and seeing what's familiar from new perspectives. By using a variety of techniques including Advanced Languaging Techniques, hypnosis, neuro-linguistic programming, and energy therapies combined with curiosity, intuition and practicality, she helps people bridge the gap between what they know and what they think they know. As owner of the Healing Intention Community, a healing arts clinic in Sun City, she creates space for people to accelerate healing and reinvent themselves. Her teaching style is provocative, funny and empowering. Sandra holds a variety of healing arts certifications and is currently a candidate for the PhD and Doctorate in Natural Medicine. 



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RB
PORA Adult Learning
Conference 1
Hickman 3/25 - 3/25 Mo 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM $15.00