Healthy Body and Wellness for the Mind

Wellness
Fitness

Wellness
 

Biomarkers of Aging: Turning Back Time

Learn to recognize 10 physiological factors associated with aging. These biomarkers of aging are controllable, regardless of your age or present health. Discover techniques to help you feel healthy at any age, help double your energy and feel terrific. Instructor: Anne Marie Parish

Total Cost: $30 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-817-A2
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
T315
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New! Ergonomics: a Better Fit for Life

Stand up for your comfort! The modern work world just doesn’t fit the human body comfortably. Learn and practice ways to adjust your work station to fit you. Improve your posture, strength and flexibility by learning office exercises. Review methods to deal with work stressors to improve health and increase your energy level. Instructor: Anne Marie Parish

Cost: $30 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-583-A2
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
T315
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Gentle Yoga

Stretches, postures and breathing exercises are adapted to your needs to bring calmness, stress reduction and a feeling of well-being. The stretches and simple yoga postures release tension and bring flexibility to the shoulders, neck, back, hips and legs. This class is ideal for beginners, individuals with specific limitations or recovering from injury, or experienced students desiring a more relaxed pace. Wear loose-fitting clothes, and bring a yoga mat to class. Instructor: Syeda Khan

Total Cost: $76 (includes $76 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-862-A2
Saturdays, Oct. 25 - Dec. 6, 9 - 10:30 a.m. (6 sessions; no class 11/29)
P527
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New! Getting Started with Meditation

Practice a variety of techniques to relax, concentrate and meditate, including breath work, visualizations, deep relaxation, yoga nidra, gentle and restorative yoga postures, and several meditation styles. Establish your own meditation practice. Receive the benefits meditation offers: reduction of stress, increased ability to focus, greatly enhanced wellbeing and more. Prior experience is not necessary. Dress comfortably, and bring your yoga mat. Instructor: Jeanne Deignan-Kosmides

Total Cost: $65 (includes $65 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-318-A2
Saturdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 8, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (3 sessions)
M157
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Freedom of Movement: Connecting From Head to Toe

Did you know a sore toe can make your shoulder ache or a rounded back create neck pain? Discover body connections and how you can change everyday activities to feel less pain and more energy. Whether you are sitting at a computer, gardening, doing yoga or pursuing your favorite sport, Awareness Through Movement®, created by Dr. Feldenkrais, transforms a movement from difficult to easy, and you can apply that discovery to everyday life. Instructor: Jeri Eaton

Total Cost: $97 (includes $97 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-816-A2
Tuesdays, Sept. 23 - Nov. 25, 6 – 7 p.m. (10 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, P520
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New! Self Defense for Women

Everyone has the right to defend themselves. Learn how not to be a victim. Gain basic skills to help defend yourself and work through some simple scenarios to develop safe habits. Discover how you can strike, escape grabs, defend against choking and improve your personal safety. Instructor: Debra McCarron

Total Cost: $39 (includes $39 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-340-A2
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6 – 9 p.m.
M157
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Fitness
 

Aerobic Dancing

Offers a progressive multi-level course professionally choreographed for the “non dancer” by Jackie Sorenson. Exercise at your own level (walk, jog or run) as you firm and tone muscles, strengthen your cardiovascular system, burn calories, reduce stress and socialize with friends. Programs are medically tested for your safety. Instructor: Nancy Brett

Total Cost: $109 (includes $109 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXQ-979-A2
Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 10 - Dec. 10, 6 – 7 p.m. (26 sessions; no class Nov. 26)
P527
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Tai Chi

The gentle, slow and energizing movements of Tai Chi have been shown to increase concentration and awareness, improve balance and flexibility, and provide greater vitality and overall health. Beginners practice simple breathing and learn the basic movements. Intermediate and advanced students continue with a Yang style form, the energizing reeling silk exercises and a Chen style form as well as two-person exercises.
 

Tai Chi: Beginning

For those who have no experience with Tai chi. Instructor: Bill Whitenton


Total Cost: $77 (includes $77 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXQ-956-A2
Thursdays, Sept. 25 – Nov. 13, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. (8 sessions)
Washington Road Campus,
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Tai Chi: Continuing

For those who have some experience with Tai Chi, but are not ready for intermediate work.
Instructor: Linda Albright

Total Cost: $77 (includes $77 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXQ-151-A2
Thursdays, Sept. 25 – Nov. 13, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. (8 sessions)
P527
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Tai Chi: Intermediate/Advanced

Instructor: Jerry Diamond

Total Cost: $77 (includes $77 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXQ-957-A2
Thursdays, Sept. 25 – Nov. 13, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. (8 sessions)
P527
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Qi Gong

Qi-Gong means energy work. Emotions and physical traumas can reside in the muscles and tissue as well as the mind. Experience a moving meditation with sound, color and energy to balance the Qi and let it flow freely. Qi-Gong is a way to acknowledge this and allow the body to release stress, toxins and other negative impacts of our lives. Requirements: Loose clothing, open mind, yoga mat optional.
Instructor: Joshua Dell

Total Cost: $77 (includes $77 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-294-A4
Saturdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15, 11 a.m. – noon (8 sessions)
P527
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About our Instructors

Linda Albright has been studying Tai Chi since 1999. As a Speech and Language Pathologist with Baltimore County Public Schools, she worked and taught for 26 years. Her expertise in Tai Chi comes from her years of study with Jerry Diamond and workshops in San Shou and Shiba Luohangong.

Nancy Brett is a popular instructor at Carroll and has been teaching aerobic dance for more than 20 years. Her active yet easy to follow routines make exercise fun!

Jeanne Deigman-Kosmides; with almost 30 years’ experience in meditation, yoga, nutrition and alternative healing; brings a broad and unique quality of experience, knowledge and nurturing support to her meditation and yoga workshops. As a Certified Advanced Kripalu Yoga Instructor, Deigman-Kosmides brings a supportive, individual approach to teaching meditation and yoga meeting each person’s unique needs especially for restorative purposes.

Joshua Dell graduated therapist level from the International Institute of Medical Qi Gong in Gettysburg, PA and has been working in health and wellness for more than 20 years. Dell has taught Qi-Gong with the East Coast Institute of Medical Qi-Gong and Healing Arts. His other areas of study include massage, acupressure and Tai Chi.

Jerry Diamond has been practicing Taiji (Taichi) for over 30 years and teaching to all ages since 1984 and the college since 1999. For the past several years, he judged the Chinese Kuoshu Martial Arts Tournament in Hunt Valley. His classes emphasize the principles of Taiji with the goal of improving health, flexibility, focus and balance.

Jeri Eaton is a writer, real estate owner, Feldenkrais practitioner, operator-of-the-household and finds that the Feldenkrais Method® of movement helps her navigate her many demands. She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, having completed the Guild’s four-year/800-hour training.

Syeda Khan is a certified yoga instructor specializing in therapeutic yoga, meditation and chair yoga, which helps students to go deeper in their poses. Khan has taught abroad and currently teaches locally and privately. She demonstrates meditation, massage, breathing exercises and poses that encourage relaxation, peace and harmony.

Debra McCarron holds her Fourth Degree Black Belt in Taijutsu and a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She is the Operations Manager and a Black Belt instructor at Tri Star Martial Arts. McCarron holds certifications in group fitness, cardio kickboxing and personal training.

Anne Marie Parish, a health educator with master’s degree in Health Education/ Exercise Physiology, has 20 years’ experience encouraging students to modify lifestyle habits improving health and wellness. Previously with the Pentagon Fit to Win program, she taught patient education and employee wellness as well as being a speaker, writer and facilitator on health topics.

Bill Whitenton has over 13 years studying Tai Chi, attended workshops in San Shou, worked with silk reeling exercises, and practiced Qui Gung breathing. He is proficient in the Jang 24 form and has studied the Jang short form and Chen short form as well.

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