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Understand Shamanism a Primer

NCC 2081

Shamanism is a practice from indigenous cultures around the world. It bridges the divide between humanity and nature. It cultivates our ability to directly access our connection to the seen and unseen worlds of the universe around us and it gives us a paradigm to better understand the workings of the cosmos and our roll within the natural world. In this course, you will explore the origins of shamanic practices, its cosmology, and how shamanic traditions connect to the creative powers of the cosmos. Note: Bring a notebook and pen for notes and a pillow or blanket to sit on. Folding chairs are also available for anyone who does not wish to be on the floor. Instructor: A. Kane

Tai Chi Chih

NCC 2083

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese mind, body discipline consisting of 19 meditative movements and a pose. It is a program of low-impact exercises that improve strength, flexibility and balance. It also improves powers of concentration and coordination. Wear comfortable clothes and soft shoes or sneakers. Instructor: A. Sherry “Sr. discount applies” for seniors 60 and over who provide date of birth when registering.

Beginner Sewing Workshop

NCC 2094

Want to learn how to use a sewing machine? You will learn terms and tools, layout and cutting, pressing techniques, zipper and hem applications, and stitch samples. You will create one finished dress made to your size in cotton fabric on the sewing machine provided. Instructor: C. Allen See your email receipt for list of materials. Sewing machine is provided.

Community Herbalism Series

NCC 2102

Interested in delving into the world of herbalism? This course is designed for the beginner or for those with some experience, this class will guide you through the gentle, healing way of herbs. The series will cover the identification, preparation and use of some common herbs, formulation techniques, remedies for common imbalances of the various body systems, herbal first aid, flower essences and herbal recipes. Each class will be a combination of lecture/discussion and “hands-on” activities. You will learn to prepare a wide array of herbal products to take home to put in a medicine cabinet and food pantry. AnnMarie Tedeschi is a certified herbalist. She offers a variety of workshops, herbal health consultations, custom made remedies and has a local line of products called Infinite Roots. For more information, check out her website, infiniteroots.info

Intro to Exercise Science

NCC 2103

INTRO TO EXERCISE SCIENCE FOR STRENGTH TRAINING Interested in taking a more proactive approach to your health and fitness? Then this series of lectures/discussions with hands-on demonstrations and assessments is designed you. This course will provide an overview of muscular/skeletal anatomy, the biomechanics of how joints and muscles work and our body’s physiological response to strength training and exercise. You will learn how to assess your posture, flexibility, range of motion and core strength. This course is designed to help you improve your fitness experience while staying injury-free and healthy. Note: Some of the functional assessments will be done on the floor. Please bring a towel or a yoga mat. Instructor: D. Hamburg, M.S., Exercise Physiologist, ACSM CES, HFS

Healthy Knees Workshop

NCC 2104

Chronic problems such as osteoarthritis affect nearly one third of older active adults. Osteoarthritis typically occurs as a result of poor joint mechanics. Pain and discomfort in the knee may be the result of improper movement of the hips and ankles. In this workshop, You will learn about the mechanics of the knee joint and its intimate relationship with the muscles of the hips and ankles, how the knee joint functions and how to perform exercises correctly to strengthen the knee. Note: Some of the functional assessments and exercises will be performed on the floor. So Please bring a towel or a yoga mat. Instructor: D. Hamburg, M.S., Exercise Physiologist, ACSM CES, HFS

Core & Low Back Workshop

NCC 2105

CORE & LOW BACK STABILITY WORKSHOP Back pain affects almost 80% of the American population and is typically due to poor mechanics of the spine as well as weak stabilization muscles. Any imbalance in the strength and flexibility of these muscles can result in undo tension, malalignment of the spine as well as pain and discomfort while performing everyday activities. In this workshop, You will learn about the mechanics of your spine, how your back and core muscles function together and how to perform exercises correctly for strengthening your core and low back. Note: Some of the functional assessments and exercises will be performed on the floor. So Please bring a towel or a yoga mat. Instructor: D. Hamburg, M.S., Exercise Physiologist, ACSM CES, HFS

Introduction to Ayurveda

NCC 2107

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. Instructor: L. Hughes

Principles of Ayurveda

NCC 2108

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. Instructor: L. Hughes

Sailing for New Sailors

NCC 2113

Learn how to sail with a USCG instructor on a 27-foot Catalina Sailboat with auxiliary diesel engine. Content applicable to all sailboats and is a combination of a lecture on campus followed by two three-hour sails from White’s Marina in New Hamburg. Alternate “unfavorable weather” date will be decided during lecture. Textbook fee:$25, payable in class. Instructor: J. Davis

Chair Yoga

NCC 2114

Experience one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. You will practice postures, movement, breathing exercises and relaxation with the aid of a chair. Anyone can practice yoga and enjoy the benefits of increased circulation, balance, flexibility, mobility, physical strength, and mental clarity with decreased stress and pain. Instructor: S. Harrison “Sr. discount applies” for seniors 60 and over who provide date of birth when registering.

Applied Lessons - 30 Minutes

NCC 2115

Have you ever wanted to learn to play an instrument? Are you looking to sharpen your performance skills in preparation for NYSSMA, All-County, or college auditions? With opportunities available for ensembles, private lessons, and other music enrichment courses,; there is something here for everyone at SUNY Ulster’s Community Music School. All of our courses are led by SUNY Ulster music faculty, giving you the opportunity to learn from highly skilled musicians. Why not consider taking private lessons at SUNY Ulster’s Community Music School? Private lessons are available on guitar, bass, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and jazz improvisation. If there an instrument not listed that you are interested in learning or sharpening your skills on then contact Chris Earley using the email address below. The lessons are offered in 5-lesson sessions. They meet once a week and are held at the Stone Ridge Campus in the Vanderlyn Building in the music area. Make-up lessons will only be rescheduled if the instructor misses a lesson or if you provide 12-hour notice of an upcoming missed lesson. There will be no make-ups for no-shows or late cancellations. Before registering for any of these classes, please email Chris Earley at communitymusic@sunyulster.edu. He will answer any questions, help to set-up your private lessons or to arrange additional lessons.

Applied Lessons - 45 Minutes

NCC 2116

Have you ever wanted to learn to play an instrument? Are you looking to sharpen your performance skills in preparation for NYSSMA, All-County, or college auditions? With opportunities available for ensembles, private lessons, and other music enrichment courses,; there is something here for everyone at SUNY Ulster’s Community Music School. All of our courses are led by SUNY Ulster music faculty, giving you the opportunity to learn from highly skilled musicians. Why not consider taking private lessons at SUNY Ulster’s Community Music School? Private lessons are available on guitar, bass, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and jazz improvisation. If there an instrument not listed that you are interested in learning or sharpening your skills on then contact Chris Earley using the email address below. The lessons are offered in 5-lesson sessions. They meet once a week and are held at the Stone Ridge Campus in the Vanderlyn Building in the music area. Make-up lessons will only be rescheduled if the instructor misses a lesson or if you provide 12-hour notice of an upcoming missed lesson. There will be no make-ups for no-shows or late cancellations. Before registering for any of these classes, please email Chris Earley at communitymusic@sunyulster.edu. He will answer any questions, help to set-up your private lessons or to arrange additional lessons.

Applied Lessons - 60 Minutes

NCC 2117

Have you ever wanted to learn to play an instrument? Are you looking to sharpen your performance skills in preparation for NYSSMA, All-County, or college auditions? With opportunities available for ensembles, private lessons, and other music enrichment courses,; there is something here for everyone at SUNY Ulster’s Community Music School. All of our courses are led by SUNY Ulster music faculty, giving you the opportunity to learn from highly skilled musicians. Why not consider taking private lessons at SUNY Ulster’s Community Music School? Private lessons are available on guitar, bass, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and jazz improvisation. If there an instrument not listed that you are interested in learning or sharpening your skills on then contact Chris Earley using the email address below. The lessons are offered in 5-lesson sessions. They meet once a week and are held at the Stone Ridge Campus in the Vanderlyn Building in the music area. Make-up lessons will only be rescheduled if the instructor misses a lesson or if you provide 12-hour notice of an upcoming missed lesson. There will be no make-ups for no-shows or late cancellations. Before registering for any of these classes, please email Chris Earley at communitymusic@sunyulster.edu. He will answer any questions, help to set-up your private lessons or to arrange additional lessons.

Reiki Practice Clinic

NCC 2125

Reiki practitioners from all schools, this class is for you. Each meeting will begin with Healing Circle Meditation & Attunement, questions about healing will be addressed after circle and then the clinic begins! The class will share the healing energy on tables. Bring pillows and mats for comfort. You must be at least a reiki 1 practitioner to attend. You will practice reiki on one another with instructions and guidance when needed as requested by the Reiki Master. Instructor: L. Salluzzi

CREATE VITAL HEALTH

NCC 2127

AN EXPLORATION OF THE CHINESE FIVE-ELEMENT SYSTEM 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. Instructor: L. Hughes

Italian Language Continued

NCC 2129

The focus will be on grammar, verbs, and the structure of the language using articles, film, and musica! Previous experience with the language helpful but not necessary. Instructor: G. Euvino

SAT Quick Prep - Verbal

NCC 2131

Prepare for the March 9, May 4 or June 1 SAT Exam. Contact your HS guidance counselor for location, dates & times. Polish your academic skills in just one session. Get real SAT practice, question analysis, answering tactics, and study plans for reading, grammar and language, written expression, and essay writing - in less time. Bring pencil, paper, and a bag lunch. Required text: The Official SAT Study Guide, 2018 Edition (ISBN-13: 978-1457309281)

SAT Quick Prep - Math

NCC 2132

Prepare for the March 9, May 4 or June 1 SAT Exam. Contact your HS guidance counselor for location, dates & times. Sharpen your skills and learn effective test-taking strategies in just one session. Get real SAT practice, question analysis, answering tactics, and study plans for math, in less time. Bring pencils, paper, a scientific or graphing calculator and a bag lunch. Required text: The Official SAT Study Guide, 2018 Edition (ISBN-13: 978-1457309281)

American Sign Language 2

NCC 2136

Learn advanced vocabulary, conversational skills, and advanced commu¬nication skills as well as signing with more fluidity and understanding. You will have the opportunity to practice more advanced signing interaction skills as well as expressive and receptive signing. Please bring a notebook, pen and folder for notes and handouts. Prerequisite: ASL I or permission of the instructor. This will be a NO-VOICE class - all learning will be done in ASL with no voice used by teacher or student. Dr. Jennifer Delora, Ph.D., is Deaf. She started at SUNY Ulster in Theatre Arts and went on to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She then went on to get her MA/Ph.D. in Psychology of Deafness: Family Systems and Deafness/Disabilities. Dr. Delora has been a professor/instructor of ASL at NYU and other colleges for over 30 years. She is an accomplished sign music interpreter and performer. Dr Delora is also an award-winning Sign Language and Deaf Culture Specialty Technical Advisor for film, TV and stage having worked with AnnMargret, Kris Kristofferson, JoBeth Williams, Kelly Martin and many more on award winning projects. She has trained at HB Studios in NYC, The Groundlings (Improv) and L.A. Comedy Connection (Improv).


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