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Aikido for Self Defense and Fitness

Learn self-defense and improve coordination, flexibility and cardio-fitness while reducing stress. The gentle martial art of Aikido features holds and throws applied in a circular manner allowing you to protect yourself without violence. Learn while having fun in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere. Dr. James Clark, MS, MPH, Sandan (3rd level black belt) has been teaching Aikido since 1974 and self-defense at UTSA for 20 years.

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Alzheimer's and Dementia Know the 10 Signs Early Detection

There is reluctance within the general public to visit a doctor once signs or symptoms of dementia are noticed. Both fear and stigma have a role in this reluctance, which results in a delay in getting treatment that may help alleviate symptoms. The goal of this program is to provide compelling information about Alzheimer's disease, and moving testimony from families living with the disease, to encourage early detection, early diagnosis and early intervention. Participants will be able to identify the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and what to do next, understand what is involved in getting a diagnosis, identify risks and understand the benefits of early detection.The instructor is Ginny Funk of the Alzheimer's Association.

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Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Stress

Are you so overwhelmed taking care of someone else that you have neglected your own physical, mental and emotional well-being? If you find yourself without the time to take care of your own needs, you may be putting yourself and your health at risk. This class will discuss the ten symptoms of caregiver stress, as well as ten ways to be a healthy caregiver. This class is presented by the Alzheimer's Association.

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Alzheimer's Disease: Legal and Financial Planning

This class will help you understand the legal and financial issues that may impact those with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. Learn how to make important decisions regarding money and legal documents and ways to put legal and financial plans in place. This workshop is presented by the Alzheimer's Association.

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Conquer Anxiety

Feeling anxious is no fun. Seeing through anxiety and being free of it is a lot of fun. Come learn why anxiety has ruled up until now and learn how to end its hurtful rein. This class is going to cost you the one thing you don’t want to give up, anxiety. Taught by Tim Kitterman who has a master's degree in counseling and co-founded the non-profit organization, Success Without Stress.

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Fit for 50

Enjoy an easy to follow old school workout using your favorite low-impact moves (v-step, grapevine, step touch, heel digs, etc.) for cardio without running or jumping. Resistance bands will train all major muscle groups for strength and toning. Bring a mat for floor/core work. Instructor, Mary Coronado. No discount.

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Fitness over 50 - Step Aerobics

Enjoy a classic step aerobics class that incorporates beginner to intermediate level choreography set to great music. Develop aerobic endurance to increase caloric output, and increase metabolism by developing muscle tone/strength using weights and body bars. Please bring a yoga mat to each class. Taught by AFAA certified group fitness instructor Mary Coronado.

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Fitness over 50 - Yoga & Pilates Flow

This beginner to intermediate workout uses your body weight with fluid, low-impact movements inspired by Pilates and yoga. You’ll work all muscle groups to stabilize, stretch, and strengthen your total body. Bring a yoga mat to each class. Taught by Mary Coronado, AFAA certified group fitness instructor.

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Food is Medicine

Explore how to choose the most nourishing foods for your mind-body type. Chopra Center Certified Instructor Andrea Meyer will show you simple Ayurvedic lifestyle practices to help you achieve and maintain vibrant health, appropriate weight and optimized digestion. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class which includes a mind-body constitution quiz, tea and aromatic spice blend.

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Healing through the Senses

Awaken your inner pharmacy by using your five senses! Learn which sound, sight, smell, taste and touch promotes a healthy body. Andrea Meyer, Chopra Center certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Educator will share with you how to heal and nourish your mind-body, while achieving and maintaining balance.

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Healthy Living for a Healthier You

For centuries, we have known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. Now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. In this class, the Alzheimer's Association will present research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement to help you better understand how to prevent Alzheimer's and memory loss. You will be introduced to hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

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Heartfulness Guided Relaxation and Meditation

By tuning-in to our heart, we learn to be centered in our highest self. Strengthen that connection and cultivate an inner knowing that wisely directs and guides our lives. Grow to face the challenges of life with courage and acceptance. Live by the heart and become what we are meant to be. This class provides a structured, in-person program for interested people to spend about 10 minutes to relax and 20 minutes to meditate and gradually feel the overall calmness and wellness that will positively impact your daily activities. It also opens up the possibility of feeling good about oneself, while developing healthy, harmonious and confident individuals to create a vibrant community. Instructor Naveen Chillara has been practicing meditation for 20 years and is certified by Sahaj Marg Foundation.

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Introduction to Ayurveda- Balance the Mind-Body

Are you curious about how Ayurveda can help you achieve a healthy and balanced life? Did you know Ayurveda provides a treasure chest of helpful and simple tools to achieve a healthy body and mind? Andrea Meyer, Chopra Center Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Educator, will introduce you to the foundational principles of Ayurveda and meditation. You will also learn about the three primary mind-body doshas or constitutions: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. This class includes a dosha quiz.

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Living Peacefully in a Stressful World

This two-night course will help people learn essential life skills to understand it is possible to be stressed without being angry and productively use stress to effectively process change in everyday life. Key exercises will be covered to self-evaluate stress from a behavioral and emotional perspective. Achieving alternate responses to negative stress will be a process for change in three areas: the way you think, the way you feel and the way you act in any stressful situation. This course is approved for CEU credits for LPC’s, LCDC’s and LMFT professionals as well as CPE credits for professional educators. A $6 workbook fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. CEU and CPE credits are an additional $5 per hour payable at the first class to the instructor. Certified anger management facilitators Shelly Power and Jay Burchfield with Life Skills for Living are the instructors. Sign up for this class and bring a friend for half the price. Online registration is not available for special 50% off pricing. Please call (210) 407-0140, option 3 to enroll.

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Living Peacefully in an Angry World

This two-night course provides an in-depth study and essential life skills for effectively understanding and managing anger in everyday life. Specific techniques/tools to reduce negative anger responses facilitate peaceful and productive communication will also be presented. This course provides five hours of anger management certification for LPC, LCDC, LMSW and LMFT professionals. A $6 workbook fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. CEU credit is an additional $5 per hour payable at the first class to the instructor. Certified anger management facilitators Shelly Power and Jay Burchfield with Life Skills for Living are the instructors. Sign up for this class and bring a friend for half the price. Online registration is not available for special 50% off pricing. Please call (210) 407-0140, option 3 to enroll.

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PiYo® - HealthLink

No weights, no jumps, no straining your joints! This beginners to intermediate workout uses your body weight and fluid, low-impact, high-intensity movements inspired by Pilates and yoga. You will work all muscle groups to stabilize, stretch and strengthen your total body. Please bring a yoga mat to each class. Taught by certified PiYo® instructor Mary Coronado.

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Practical Exercises for Inner Harmony

Are problems constantly weighing you down? Do you want to be free of the heaviness? Make life fun again with practical exercises for inner harmony. Start using them immediately and learn how to command life’s problems instead of getting beat up by them. You can’t beat the price of this class, (it’s free!) but you can beat your problems. Instructor is Tim Kitterman.

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Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a natural healing practice where psychology meets yoga. You will experience a systematic relaxation practice that can improve your muscle tone and flexibility, and breathing to oxygenate your entire body. Your endocrine system will be activated to energize you and uplift your spirit and mood. Clarity of thought can lead to rational behavior too. Accommodations are made for physical limitations. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat, towel, water and be ready to practice 50+ asanas in bare feet. Instructor Darshan Singh is a member of the American Psychological Association and the International Association of Yoga Therapy.

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Rethink, Refocus, Rejuvenate - Reduce Anxiety & Stress

Learn how to identify and eliminate toxins, which can accumulate in the mind and body. Discover gentle rejuvenating techniques and holistic practices to reduce anxiety and stress. Andrea Meyer, Chopra Center Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Educator will help you achieve balance and health by incorporating a personal daily routine into your life. Become your best self!

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Say Goodbye to Stress

Why believe in and suffer from stress when you don’t have to? Most people believe it is a necessity. What if your whole life you’ve made a mistake thinking that? Wouldn’t that be one of the nicest discoveries you’ve ever made? Attend this three-week class and learn how to “Say Goodbye to Stress” for good. A $10 materials fee is payable to instructor Tim Kitterman at the beginning of class.

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Spring Detox - Feel Better, Look Better, Be Better

Why spring detoxification? Why choose foods according to the season? Learn how to restore and rejuvenate your health. Learn how to cleanse your body of accumulated toxins and get ready for the new season. Andrea Meyer, Chopra Center Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Educator will guide you through Ayurvedic cleansing practices that will help bring clarity and renewed energy into your life. This workshop includes a seven day detox plan and detox tea. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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Tai Chi Chuan for Beginners

Tai Chi has been described as meditation in motion. Have fun, relax and experience various QiGong exercises and the Yang 24-movement short form. You will also learn how the movements of the form can be applied to self-defense, although that will not be a major focus of the course. Dr. James Clark, instructor.

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Tai Chi Level 1

The ancient art of Tai Chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today's busy lifestyles and improve health. Anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can practice Tai Chi. Instructor, Ming Xie, has been training and teaching Tai Chi for over 25 years. No discount.

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Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

This workshop, presented by the Alzheimer's Association, is for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia. You will be provided with the answers to the many questions you may have about the diagnosis of the disease, causes and risk factors, as well as treatment options. There will also be discussions on the benefits of early detection and the stages of Alzheimer's disease. Join us as we learn more about the symptoms and effects of the different types of dementia.

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Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. The Alzheimer's Association will help you learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.

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Water Exercise - Deep Water

This high intensity, no-impact workout, held in the indoor Davis Pool, focuses on cardiovascular conditioning muscle toning and overall body strength. Bring your own aquatic belt, water weights or gloves. No swimming skills required. Water temperature remains constant to 78 - 82 degrees. Purchase a punch card that will allow you the flexibility to attend the classes that work with your schedule. Punch cards may only be used by the purchaser. Punch cards issued December 11, 2018 through May will expire May 16, 2019. All punch card sales are final. No refunds will be issued for partially used cards. You must bring your punch card with you to each class in order to participate. Don't forget: You can purchase a punch card and start class at any time during the semester. The punch card system allows you to make your own schedule so you can come and go to class as you please.

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Water Exercise 10 Session Punch Card

Purchase a punch card that will allow you the flexibility to attend the classes that work with your schedule. Punch cards may only be used by the purchaser. Punch cards issued December 11, 2018 through May will expire May 16, 2019. All punch card sales are final. No refunds will be issued for partially used cards. You must bring your punch card with you to each class in order to participate. Don't forget: You can purchase a punch card and start class at any time during the semester. The punch card system allows you to make your own schedule so you can come and go to class as you please.

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Water Exercise 20 Session Punch Card

Purchase a punch card that will allow you the flexibility to attend the classes that work with your schedule. Punch cards may only be used by the purchaser. Punch cards issued December 11, 2018 through May will expire May 16, 2019. All punch card sales are final. No refunds will be issued for partially used cards. You must bring your punch card with you to each class in order to participate. Don't forget: You can purchase a punch card and start class at any time during the semester. The punch card system allows you to make your own schedule so you can come and go to class as you please.

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Work Happy. Live Happy. Be Happy.

Enjoy emotional freedom by creating healthy relationships at work, with friends and family. Learn how to enhance your relationships through the practice of conscious communication with Ayurveda. Andrea Meyer will teach you lifestyle practices to achieve a happier, more balanced life.

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Yoga for Seniors

Stretch, breathe and relax in this wonderful class designed specifically for seniors. You will strengthen your physical body, learn easy meditations and enjoy doing Kundalini Yoga with instructor Patty Blatchley. All postures are offered with modifications for your own individual needs and goals. You may sit in a chair or bring a cushion. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a water bottle, yoga mat and blanket to each class.

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