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Qi Gong

Qi Gong: Level 1
In Chinese Medicine, the condition of one’s Qi is the most critical determinant of health status. This life force is omnipresent and can be transferred and absorbed. In this series, participants learn a set of Qi Gong exercises for self-cultivation of one’s Qi. Practicing these exercises can yield benefits in maintenance of good health and prevention of disease. The students first learn to sense and enhance the flow of Qi within the body and around the inner organs. Then the student learns to improve his/her Qi balance through meditation. The student will learn techniques for the expelling of bad Qi and the drawing in of good Qi from the outside. Students from prior classes are welcome back. Instructor Debbie Dong, owner of Meridians, a provider of Eastern Health Alternatives in Ridgefield. She has taught Qi Gong for many years.

4 Sessions $48 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $36)
Fri., 4/27; 5/4, 11 & 18 from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.; Venus Building (old high school)



Cooking


Beyond Beef Burgers
When warm weather approaches, grilling season will soon begin. Are you looking to put a healthier alternative to the American beef burger over the hot flame that is just as satisfying if not more? Come explore these nutritious and delicious non-beef options. Participants will prepare both non-red meat and vegetarian burgers filled with various nutrient-rich ingredients from scratch as well as learn about the health benefits of these items. A food fee of $10-$12 per class is payable to the instructor, Laura Torok-Lobelson at class. Instructor Laura Torok-Lobelson loves to teach and cook. She holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and has taught science and math at the high school level. She has been cooking healthy meals “from scratch” and imparting nutritional advice to family and friends for years. Sign up fast. Registration deadline is 4/20.
2 Sessions $49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $37) + $ food fee
Thur., 4/26 & 5/10
from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.; Scott Ridge Middle School


Medical Questions:

We expect students to have consulted with their doctor before starting any new exercise program.