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Healthy Living Classes

These classes and groups offer opportunities to learn more about healthy living practices. They are held at the Journey Center and costs are listed. Registration is required. Register on our website or by calling the Journey Center at 578-2121.

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Finding Health Through Self-Care

Saturday, September 8, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Come and enjoy the morning taking care of all aspects of yourself- body, mind, and spirit. Our time will include a walk together then discussion of what good self-care looks like and what gets in the way of making it a practice in our lives. We will then have some time to reflect and respond to what the Spirit is speaking to us through self-care. More>

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Boost Your Brain
with Fermented Foods

Saturday, August 18, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn the powerful impact of fermented foods on brain health in an easy, fun and delicious way! Dr. Kae translates the latest science on the role of the gut microbiome in maintaining mental and emotional wellness, and explains why fermented foods are key to optimizing microbiome balance. With twenty years of fermentation experience, Dr. Kae demonstrates how to efficiently and enjoyably prepare fermented foods, followed by tasty food sampling. More>

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To be rescheduled:
Fall Season - It's Time to Detox!

Part 1: Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
At each juncture of a new season, your body’s needs for nutrition and routine change, according the Ayurveda. This introduction overviews key nutrition and lifestyle principles you need to know for a gentle, effective and nourishing detoxification process. Seasonal detoxification is a core component of traditional, time-tested medical systems, such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese medicine. This class draws on both Western, evidence-based nutrition research and Ayurvedic medical knowledge to present how a customized detoxification can be easily done. Suggested donation: $10

Part 2: Saturday, October 13, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This course covers the practical steps for doing an at-home detoxification process using food, culinary herbs and lifestyle modifications. The Ayurvedic model presented in the introduction class is a prerequisite of this course. Participants will enjoy a one-pot dish called kicharee at the end of the class, a delicious meal consumed during an Ayurvedic detoxification. Suggested donation: $20 More>

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Yoga Flow Classes-Cancelled!

Mondays, July 11-August 29, 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Cancelled!
Courtney Rohan teaches a dynamic Yoga Flow Class structured to create an idea or feeling within the body with the use of breath, poses, mudras (gestures), mantras (sacred word), and clear instruction. By the end of each class, students will have explored their body’s ability to relax, realign and release. Practitioners of all levels can enjoy this practice. More>

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Beginner’s Series–for those who are new to yoga-Cancelled!

Sundays, July 10–August 21, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. (not meeting on July 24)

Enjoy Beginner’s Series yoga foundation workshops along with as many Yoga Flow Classes as you can attend for 6 WEEKS!! Learn how to easily and safely move into and out of poses that take your specific needs into account. This practice will focus on how to access basic yoga poses with focus on breathwork, standing poses, twists, seated postures, and simple back bends and inversions. More>

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Vision Board for Vibrant Health

Enjoy using the power of images to catalyze you to a new level of health and vitality. We will create a vision board of the health transformations we desire and hear how others have experienced the results of this enriching process. More>

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Creating a Car Kitchen for Healthy Commuting!

Cancelled! Saturday, September 15, 2012; 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Commuters of all types – sales consultants, wine country tourists, and parents shuttling kids – need easy, healthy, and affordable alternatives to fast food pit stops on the road. This class will give you the simple steps and complete tools you need to create a car ‘kit’ of your own! More>

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NEW! Group Acupuncture and Meditation: a Holistic Caring Approach to Healing and Health, with Rachel Tan

Sundays, September 16, Cancelled!October 21, Cancelled!November 18, 2012; 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Do you find yourself in physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental pain with a need to seek professional help or guidance but feel you cannot afford it?  Acupuncture and meditation practiced together reinforce the benefits of both. Join Rachel Tan in this comfortable, peaceful and prayerful healing environment. More>

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Cancelled!Saturday, February 23 (10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
-bring your own lunch or plan to purchase lunch nearby

Brain health is essential for emotional regulation and optimal mental function. A basic understanding of healthy nutrition principles can significantly improve brain longevity and cognition. This workshop will empower you to understand how nutrition can powerfully shape the brain and create a brain health nutrition regime! More>