2017 IHHS Programs
Fall 2017 CALENDAR
All events free and open to public unless otherwise noted
The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at Western Connecticut State University has announced its schedule of programs for the Fall semester. The semester kicks off with the presentation of Meditation: Multicultural Perspectives on Wednesday, September 6 from 4:45 – 8:45 pm in the Campus Center of the WCSU Westside campus, located on Mill Plain Road in Danbury, Ct. Several workshops offering various styles of meditation including yoga, walking and mantra meditations, Tibetan singing bowls, musical meditations and more will be presented by local practitioners and educators. This event is sponsored in partnership with the Center for Compassion, Creativity, and Innovation and the Office of InterCultural Affairs at WCSU.
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Sahaja Yoga meditation: This class meets in room 103 in Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White Street, Danbury CT. Members of the university community as well as members of the greater Danbury community are invited to attend. Classes held from 7pm to 8pm every second Tuesday of the month.
- September, Tuesday, 12th
- October, Tuesday, 10th
- November, 14th
- December, 12th
If the university is closed due to inclement weather, class will be cancelled.
Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple yet profound guided meditation with easy to do hand movements all done while sitting in the comfort of a chair. Sahaja Yoga Meditation, founded by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, is practiced in over a hundred countries. The purpose of this meditation is to awaken kundalini energy to create a state of thoughtless awareness. The benefits of this meditation are numerous, and include inner peace, happiness, clarity, improved focus, stress reduction, relaxation, and improved physical health.
Although this meditation includes aspects of hatha yoga (breath work chakra activation, and hand mudras) it is not a hatha yoga class. This class is taught by Jesse Rovero, an avid
Follower of Thich Nhat Hanh and his mindfulness teachings. He has studied and practiced with teachers from the lineage of Shri Mataji Normal Devi, the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation. He fell in love with the practice and began teaching this style of meditation.
Wellness Wednesday Workshops, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/29 12:30 pm, White Hall, room 127, Midtown campus. You are welcome to bring your brown bag lunch. Details of the workshops are listed below.
Wellness Suite is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am - 2 pm and on Thursdays from 2 - 4:30pm or by appointment. Stop-in rest and relax, Berkshire Hall 119.
Special Events:Stress is Desserts Spelled Backwards
Members of the university community as well as members of the greater Danbury community are invited to attend.
The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will present “Stressed is Desserts Spelled Backwards” with Brian Luke Seaward, PhD, on Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30 pm in the Ives Concert Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT, “Luke”, as he likes to be called, is a bestselling author, motivational speaker, award winning film director, holistic stress management expert, workshop facilitator, and teacher.
“It has been said that he looks like James Taylor, dresses like Indiana Jones, and writes like Mark Twain. In the role of traveler, visionary, mystic, healer and mentor, Brian Luke Seaward has created a legacy in the field of wellness and health promotion for all to share.”
Join us for this special evening, and stay for the book signing immediately following the presentation. Tickets are available online at www.wcsu.edu/tickets or at the door. General admission $15, WCSU faculty, staff, and alumni $10. (The discount tickets for WCSU alumni is available online only)
WCSU students with valid ID free admission
For additional information, contact Christel Autuori, IHHS director at email@example.comProgram Flyer
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IHHS Sponsored Programs
WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS FALL 2017
Sponsored By The Institute For Holistic Health Studies
Free and Open to the Public
12:30 Pm, White Hall, Room 127, WCSU Midtown Campus
This series of wellness wednesday workshops provides information on a wide variety of topics and techniques influencing health and wellness of body, mind, and spirit.
|September 13||Introduction To The Integrative Approach To Health - Michael Finkelsten, MD, "The Slow Medicine Doctor" - www.sunraven.org|
|September 27||Acupunture For Stress Management - Laura Shahinian Kara, MS, LAc - www.aculaura.com|
|October 11||Decoding Food Labels - Deb Oria MS, Clinical Nutritionist - www.yourbesthealthllc.com|
|October 25||Poetry & Journaling For Self And Social Action - Rebecca Schoenewolf, MA, LMHC, RMT - www.rsholisticservices.com|
|November 8||Drumming For The Health Of It- Herman Olivera Certified Life & Business Coach - www.hermanolivera.com|
|November 29||Pilates For You- Marion Cooper, PMA-CPT Owener Mind-Body Connection Pilates Studio - http://www.mind-bodyconnection.com/|
Questions? Contact Christel Autuori RDH, RYT, MA, Director, Institute for Holistic Health Studies at Western Connecticut State University at firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Friend of IHHS
We appreciate your support of our programs and events with your attendance, and. invite you to support the IHHS by becoming a “Friend of the IHHS” with a with a donation of any size We need your help and your support. The IHHS is a self supporting enterprise, and relies on businesses, organizations, and individuals, for funding. Your contribution is used for annual student awards and to support the programming costs of the IHHS events. You may make a (tax deductible) donation via the IHHS website at www.wcsu.edu/IHHS and click on “Donate to the Institute”. If you prefer, you may send a check payable to WCSU Foundation/IHHS, and mail it to Christel Autuori, Director, Institute for Holistic Health Studies, Western Connecticut State University, Berkshire Hall 119C, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810 Please help up continue to bring speakers, programs, and lectures to the university and greater Danbury communities. We thank you for your support.