- Summer 2018 Health and Wellness: Yoga
Fridays, June 15 - July 20 at 1-2pm
Join Jalaine Hunter, our yoga instructor with over 10 years of experience in the Clear Lake area, as she teaches research-based mindful movement, meditation, and breathing techniques in a secular, nonjudgmental setting. This class is open to students, faculty, staff and community members at all levels of proficiency, from beginner through advanced. Please bring your mat! If you're interested in learning about your progress on cognitive and mental health variables after the course ends, you'll have an opportunity to participate in research questionnaires and receive a brief “before and after” report. More information on the research opportunity will be emailed to participants prior to the first day of class.
- Summer 2018 Presenter Schedule
Friday, July 6, 9am
Joy of Yoga
Yoga is so much more than a form of exercise. Come learn about the history of yoga and what all encompasses this practice. You will be amazed at how it can benefit your life. No yoga clothes are necessary for this class.
Friday, July 6, 11am
SHELL We Gather? A Guide to Beachcombing on the Gulf Coast
Are you a beachcomber? This is not a necessary prerequisite, but you may become a beachcomber after learning about these gems and how to recognize them: the top 10 seashells of the Gulf.
Friday, July 13, 9am
Joy of Dance
This is a crash course in the major forms of partnered dance - ballroom, swing and country for singles or couples. One example of each type will be taught, with the basics of lead and follow. Improvisation will be emphasized. Are you coming without a partner? No need to worry, as multiple male and female partners and teachers will be in attendance. Come join professional dance teacher Joshua Orsak as he introduces us to the joy of dance.
Friday, July 13, 11am
NASA: The Stories Behind the Glories
Come and hear some little-known/insider stories and anecdotes about U.S. human spaceflight mission events and astronauts. Most are humorous, but some disclose NASA embarrassing moments from select space programs from Mercury through Gemini and Apollo to Skylab, ASTP and the Shuttle.
Friday, July 20, 9am
1968: Worst Year in American History - Democratic Convention in Chicago
This is the third in a four-part series about 1968. Between the Tet Offensive in January 1968 and the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago in August, we lost a civil rights and human rights icon, a president mired in a quagmire, and our innocence. WORST. YEAR. EVER. Come and see if you agree.
Friday, July 20 11am
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM): A New Hope for Chronic Disease and Pain Management
AOM has been used for thousands of years to treat conditions similar to the ones people experience today. The spread of AOM extends to many present-day hospital programs and healthcare institutions, such as integrative medicine at the Memorial Hermann's Pain Recovery Program. We will learn about AOM, alternative medicine, mindfulness, and how we may implement them in our lives.