This program is an evidence-based health promotion program endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation. The movements are gentle and slow and are designed to be safe for individuals with health limitation. Students may participate in the class in either a seated or standing position. In addition to reducing pain and improving range of motion in arthritic joints, this program is also an excellent falls prevention program.
Shibashi Qigong, based on ancient Chinese exercises, is an easy to learn system of energy enhancing exercises that coordinates movement, breathing, and concentration. If practiced regularly it will give you more energy, improve health, and prevent illness.
Unlike Tai Chi, which requires learning the “choreography” of set movements and then refining them over a very long time, Shibashi (Parts 1 and 2) consists of 36 follow-the-leader exercises, each repeated six times. Each exercise helps open the flow of Qi, or energy, through the 12 primary meridians, or energy channels in the body.
Shibashi Qigong is appropriate for all ages and abilities and easily adapted to a seated position.
Restorative Holy Yoga focuses on centering mind, faith, body and breath. The practice's comfortable, supported postures and therapeutic breathing techniques combine to rejuvenate and deeply relax your body and release residual tension. Restorative Holy Yoga is peaceful, calming and nurturing and appropriate for all experience levels.
Nutrition Ignition is a logical starting point for the individual who would like to improve their nutrient intake through diet. The program is simple and easy to do and most participants notice feeling better within the first few weeks or month. The program teaches how to create a nutrient-dense shake that address many of the nutritional deficits created by the SAD diet or Standard American Diet.
The Daniel Plan is a nutrition and exercise program that was first introduced by Rick Warren at Saddleback Church. Over 14,000 people participated in the initial program person and on line and lost over 270,000 pounds.
The Daniel Plan is the logical next step after Nutrition Ignition. Nutrition Ignition helps individuals realize health improvements quickly and that momentum naturally inspires students to want to learn more. The Daniel Plan is a comprehensive program teaching lifestyle changes that include how to shop for food, cook food and exercise. The program is taught as a six-week course.
This program is a chronic disease self-management program. Sessions cover six areas of learning:
- Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation.
- Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance.
- Appropriate use of medication.
- Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals.
- Making informed treatment decisions.