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Institute for Holistic Health Studies

IHHS Past Events

FALL 2016 CALENDAR

All events free and open to public unless otherwise noted

Ongoing:

Sahaja Yoga meditation, second Tuesday of month (9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13), 7 pm, Warner Hall, room 103  Midtown campus

The benefits of this meditation are numerous, and include inner, happiness, clarity, improved focus, stress reduction, relaxation, and improved physical health. Although this meditation includes aspects of hatha yoga (breathwork, chakra  activation, and hand mudras) it is not a hatha yoga class.

Wellness Wednesday Workshops, 9/14, 9/ 28, 10/12, 10/28, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 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:

Meditation: Multicultural Perspectives September 7, 2016  5-10 pm  Campus Center Ballroom, Westside campus  Presented in partnership with the Center for Compassion, Creativity, and Innovation, and WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity

Holistic and Integrative Health Initiatives (Part One) Panel discussion September 28, 2016, 6-8 pm, room 218, Westside Classroom Building, Westside campus  Presented in collaboration with the Center for Entrepreneurship, Research, Innovation, and Creativity. Panelists include:

    • Yoga Teacher
    • Shamanic Practitioner
    • Certified Personal Trainer

Holistic and Integrative Health Initiatives (Part Two) Panel discussion, Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 7-9 pm, room 127, White Hall, Midtown campus. Panelists include:

    • Naturopathic Physician
    • Chiropractor
    • Osteopathic Physician
    • Medical Doctor Practicing Integrative and Functional Health

Save the Date - October 18 2016Bernie-Siegel

“An evening with Bernie Siegel, MD”.  Bernie, as he prefers to be called, will present a lecture entitled The Art of Healing and will have a book signing immediately following.    This event will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 7:30 pm in the Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus.

 

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Stressbusters!  Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11 am-2 pm  Warner Hall lobby - Student Only

 

IHHS Sponsored Programs

In addition, the Institute for Holistic Health Studies sponsors the following programs  presented by local practitioners and educators:

Shamanic Practitioner Certification presented by Deana Paqua, MA, LMT of Embody the Sacred.  Program continues monthly, from September 17, 2016, through October 21, 2017  WCSU Midtown campus. For information and registration go to www.embodythesacred.com

Yoga Teacher Certification presented by Lara Ward, RYT, LMT of Lotus Gardens Yoga.  Program continues weekly from October 7, 2016, through April 21, 2017  WCSU Midtown campus. For information and registration go to  www.lotusgardensyoga.com - Download event flyer

Hand and Foot Reflexology Certification presented by Lara Ward, RYT, LMT of Lotus Gardens Yoga and Kelly Garry, certified reflexologist, of  Clary Sage.  Program presented on September 24-25 and November 12-13, 2016  WCSU Westside campus. For information and registration go to www.lotusgardensyoga.com - Download event flyer

Foundations of Narrative Health Coaching (postponed) presented by Reggie Marra, MA, ACC of Teleosis Institute.  Program presented on October 15-18, 2016   WCSU Midtown campus. For information and registration go to http://www.teleosis.org/foundations-of-narrative-health-coaching/ - Download event flyer

Herbs and Remedies for Reducing Stress presented by Lupo Passero, certified herbalist, educator, and director of Twin Star Herbal Education Program presented on November 15, 2016 WCSU Midtown campus. For information and registration go to www.twinstarherbal.com - Download event flyer

 

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

All wellness Wednesday workshops will be held in White Hall, room 127, on the Midtown Campus of Western Connecticut State University.

Download Flyer for Wellness Wednesday

September 14 CHAKRADANCE - KHRISTEE RICH Life Coach, Reiki master - www.thedancingcurtain.com

CHAKRADANCE® is a fun dance that balances our seven major chakras (energy centers) as we dance. Specific music has been designed to balance each chakra. Enjoy the music and the movement and balance the chakras for better health

September 28 REFLEXOLOGY - PATRICK LUCAS Reflexologist Health coach - www.thewellnesspathways.com

Reflexology is a deeply relaxing natural form of healing based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet which correspond to the various parts and systems of the body  Benefits include stress reduction, relaxation, and  renewal of physical and emotional strength

October 12 SLEEP ISSUES - DR. MICHAEL MURPHY  D.C. - www.murphyfamilychiro.com

Chiropractic treatment for back pain and headaches but it is only be the tip of the iceberg. Good health also involves nutrition, exercise, good sleep habits, and positive lifestyle.

October 28 REIKI   FOR US AND OUR ANIMALS - PAM POLLARD - Reiki Master - www.facebook.com/Reikiessentials

Learn about some of the factors that can impact the energy systems within and around the body.
Pam explains how the healing technique known as Reiki helps to heal us and our animals - on every level.   Learn how you and your pet can benefit from reiki

November 2

PETS AND YOUR HEALTH - MARY OQUENDO - Holistic animal groomer www.handsandpawsreiki.com

Mary will discuss not only how we keep our pets healthy, but how our pets keep us healthy

November 16 GRATITUDE - DEBBIE MORGAN MA CIPP - www.integrativehealthadvocacy.com

A grateful attitude benefits health of body/mind/spirit. Learn how to adopt this practice

November 30 STRESS IN THE BODY - SEANA HART - Certified Personal trainer - www.earthfitnf.com

Stress affects our mind/ body/spirit   Learn how to recognize and reduce symptoms of stress and address it


SUMMER 2016

TAI CHI TEACHER TRAINING METHODS PROGRAM

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at Western Connecticut State University, in partnership with the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association, presented a Tai Chi Teacher Certification program. on July 22-27, 2016, at the Westside Campus of Western Connecticut State University. The 6th generation Yang Family Grandmaster Yang Jun presented lectures and led practice in the 10 movement had form.  He was assisted by faculty from the Teachers Academy of International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association,   This Teacher Training Methods program consisted of three full days of lecture and practice with Grandmaster Yang Jun  followed by two full days of an academic program which included instruction in Anatomy, Body Mechanics, Chinese Terminology, Pedagogy, Five Element Theory, and Introduction to Chinese Medicine.  At the conclusion of the program, participants had the opportunity to earn tai chi trainer or coach certification, and join an international association of tai chi teachers.
Christel Autuori, director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies, participated in the program  and also presented the lectures on Five Element Theory and Introduction to Chinese Medicine.


SPRING 2016

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS (White Hall, Room 127, 12:30 pm. Held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Note: no workshop on March 22-spring break)

FEBRUARY 10

LIVING POETRY, WRITING LIVES Using Poetry for Healing with Reggie Marra, MA, IMC, ACC

FEBRUARY 24

INTRODUCTION TO NATUROPATHY with Stephanie DeSousa, BS Health Promotion Studies, WCSU graduate, ND student, College of Naturopathy University of Bridgeport

MARCH 9 INTRODUCTION TO HERBALISM with Lupo Passero, community herbalist, flower essences practitioner, director of Twin Star Herbal Education
APRIL 13 STRENGTH TRAINING with Health Promotion Studies Students, WCSU Department of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences
APRIL 24 THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE with Valerie Rich, Certified Yoga Teacher, Alexander Technique Teacher, and Reiki Master

HEALTH, WELLNESS, & FITNESS FAIR APRIL 12

The IHHS, in partnership with WCSU Campus Recreation, CHOICES, WCSU Health Service and WCSU Counseling Center will present the Health, Wellness and Fitness Fair on April 12, 2016

 


FALL 2015

The Fall, 2015 Wellness Wednesday series included presentations on: Creating Your Own Blue Zone with healthy lifestyles, Healing with Essential Oils, The Vital Signs of Wellbeing, Mind/Body Practices, and Whole Food Nutrition. These workshops are FREE and open to WCSU students, faculty and staff, and the general public.

 

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