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Virtual Yoga Moves Series 1
with Melanie Back
Build a strong foundation in body awareness by allowing yourself to explore your own personal experience of yoga through inner focus. Creative hatha mixed with multiple movement modalities make this course great for beginning to intermediate levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat to this virtual class.
Register by August 6
Instructor Melanie Back began her study of yoga through the CLASS program. Her journey led her to the Shambhava School of Yoga in Rollinsville, Colo. where she received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification along with certifications in vinyasa Flow and Yoga for healing. Since then she has completed recent courses with Jason Crandell and Yoga Detour.
Virtual Centering Meditation Series 1
with Philip Meckley
As an introduction to centering meditation, this class is designed to give a weekly silent time and still space for the purposes of contemplative centering. Philip will provide students instruction on centering meditation and contemplative silence. Please bring a comfortable cushion to sit on the floor during meditation. If physical requirements limit your ability to sit on the floor, meditation seated in a chair is perfectly appropriate. You need not belong to a specific religious discipline in order to participate.
Register by August 6
Instructor Philip Meckley, Ph.D., is a Professor of religion and philosophy at Kansas Wesleyan University. He enjoys a daily meditation practice in his free time and facilitating group meditation.
Virtual Chair Yoga Series 1
with Melanie Back
Are you looking for lower-impact yoga? In this weekly course, Melanie Back will teach you how you can breathe properly, stretch, strengthen and twist, all while seated. Not just for seniors, these yoga moves can also be used to relax and rejuvenate during the busy workday.
Register by August 8
Instructor Melanie Back began her study of yoga through the CLASS program. Her journey led her to the Shambhava School of Yoga in Rollinsville, Colo. where she received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification along with certifications in vinyasa Flow and Yoga for healing. Since then she has recently completed courses with Jason Crandell and Yoga Detour.
Virtual Yin Yang Yoga Series 1
with Jo Ann McClure
This yoga class is designed for all levels of yogis, including beginners. Enjoy the benefits of slow flow yoga movement and long periods of stretching during this one-hour Yin Yang class. We will work on balance, breathing, strength and flexibility to promote a healthy life. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat, small blanket, a bolster or firm pillows and a foam block or two soup cans to this virtual yoga class.
Register by August 9
Instructor Jo Ann McClure is a certified yoga instructor with 200 hours of training through A Work in Progress Yoga Studio in Salina. Jo Ann began her yoga journey through CLASS, which initiated a dream to become an instructor. A CLASS enthusiast, Jo Ann considers one of her hobbies lifelong learning, having taken a wide variety of classes over the years.
Virtual Making End-of-Life Decisions Meeting 1
with Sarah Crews and Lea Borst
Advance Directives are legal documents which allow you to share your own decisions for end-of-life care. In this course, we will review the documents to complete your living will and consider who to appoint as your “agent” or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions. We will provide information on how to have conversations about the topic with your family, your agent and your physician. You’ll learn about the Transportable Physicians Orders for Patient Preferences (TPOPP), another important document to ensure that your wishes are respected as “doctor’s orders” if you are in a medical setting at the end-of-life. Other topics of discussion will include understanding the Do Not Resuscitate order and when to complete it, and making informed decisions about medical interventions. Funeral planning forms will be provided. Bring your questions to one of these informative sessions.
Register by August 20
Instructor Sarah Crews holds a Master of Arts in end-of-life care. She is a member of the National Home Funeral Alliance, a nonprofit organization providing education to communities and families about in-home, after-death care. She is also the director of Heart Land Prairie Cemetery, an all-natural cemetery in Central Kansas. Sarah has assisted people in filling out advance directives since 2011.
Lea Borst has been a nurse for 24 years working mostly as an Emergency Nurse. She is currently the Director of Care Management at Salina Regional Health Center and is passionate about patients’ rights, including the right to make informed decisions about their care and the need to make these decisions for themselves while they are able to.