NEISD - Community Education

May we suggest the following courses?

Kundalini Yoga

Expand your consciousness with Kundalini Yoga! Improve your physical, emotional and mental well-being as you practice fun, yet challenging exercises. Each class will consist of different physical postures, breath work, meditations and relaxation/stress relieving techniques. Learn positive affirmation mantras and mudras (hand positions). Beautiful music will enhance your experience. You will be taught by certified, experienced teacher, Madeline Hernandez, according to your individual needs and goals. Once you try it, you will be hooked! Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel, a pillow or cushion and a water bottle to each class.

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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 licensed instructor Madeline Hernandez. 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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Medication Aide Certification

This class for Certified Nurses Aides is approved by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and meets the required 140 hours. The state exam is scheduled at the end of the course. Eligibility requires employment in a nursing home as a certified nurse aide with 90 days experience during the past year and a high school diploma or GED. For registration information call (210) 407-0162. A $25 non-refundable money order made payable to Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services is due at the time of registration. Tuition includes text. Instructor Mary L. Piker, RN, BSN, BBA.

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Do-it-Yourself Landscaping

Before you spend big bucks to hire a landscape designer or architect, there are many things you can do concerning the design of beds around your house and yard. Master Gardener Dr. Tom Harris (who is not a landscape architect) will show you how to do most of the design process yourself. He will help you get started drafting your plan and offer tips on selecting and planting the right varieties.

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Secrets of Saving Money on a Funeral

A funeral can cost as much or more than a wedding. Learn how to shop smart for a funeral by knowing the laws, rules and regulations binding the funeral industry as well as your consumer rights. Find out the right questions to ask, ranging from providing your own casket to comparing cremation costs. You will be amazed at what you can save. Rev. Bill Bischoff, a retired Air Force Chaplain, will provide a light supper for this informative session.

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AARP Smart Driver Course

Veteran drivers will learn how to compensate for age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. This is not a ticket removal course, but participants may obtain a reduction in car insurance upon completion. A supply fee of $15 for AARP members or $20 for non members is payable to AARP and covers administrative costs. AARP members must bring their membership card to class. Instructor is Roy Ball.

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Driver Education

Register now for a driver education class at your NEISD school. Students will receive 32 clock hours of classroom instruction as well as seven hours of behind-the-wheel driving and seven hours of observation. The schedule posted is for the classroom only. All in-car training is scheduled individually by the student once the permit is obtained. Students must be at least 15 years old and in high school before class begins. For complete details and contract information go to Please register with the students name and information. In addition, the contract at MUST be filled out, signed by both parent and student, then submitted to the Driver Education office before the class begins.

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Gardening in Texas

If you have recently moved to this area, you're very quickly going to find that most of those plants you brought from "back home" won't grow here. Gardening here is like gardening in the desert and Dr. Tom Harris will show you how to adapt. He will discuss soils, plants, fertilizers, plant problems, composting, pruning, turf grass and xeriscaping.

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