Healthy living courses offered by UH-Hilo


The University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) is offering various Saturday courses this spring to promote a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

“Herbs, Health and Harmony” is a two-day workshop taught by certified medicinal herbalist, acupuncturist and master gardener Laureen Campbell.

The course covers the basic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the importance of the body-mind-spirit connection in achieving vibrant health.

Classes will be 9 a.m.-noon Saturday and Jan. 25 at 891 Ululani St., Room 116.

Naturopathic physician Dr. Moon Jean Ho will offer a series of five classes about “Constructing Happiness,” designed to help make deliberate decisions about how to live well and take an active role in personal growth and healing.

Moon incorporates Celtic and Lakota wisdoms shared by her spiritual teacher, a Lakota shaman.

Sessions take place 8-9:30 a.m. Saturdays beginning Feb. 1 and running through March 1 at 891 Ululani St., Room 116.

Bernie Schreck, MA, will again teach a “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction” series.

The in-depth program helps participants manage the symptoms of stress, chronic illness or pain and improve their quality of life through diverse techniques such as guided meditation, gentle, mindful yoga and breathing exercises.

Classes are scheduled 1-5:30 p.m. beginning March 8 and running through April 12, with a retreat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5. All sessions will be hosted in the UH-Hilo Old Gym.

For more information, including cost and registration, contact CCECS at 974-7664 or visit http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/ccecs/fitness/.

 

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