Community and Professional Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fall 2015 Offerings

HEALTH & WELLNESS

MELT Away Pain 1
If you have pain, it is likely that your connective tissue is in need of repair. Did you know that you have a neuro-fascial system that requires efficient communication between your nervous system and your connective tissue? If your system is inefficient, you will have pain. Do you have trouble trying to touch your toes? You may have a dehydrated back fascial line. The MELT method rehydrates and lengthens your fascial system! This unique hands-off bodywork approach directly addresses your neurofascial system and brings your body back to a more ideal state of balance. It does this using specialized small, no-toxic balls specifically designed to create global, lasting changes in your body. You will learn how to decompress the joints in your feet and hands and decompress your knees, low back and neck. The first time you MELT, you will see and feel a difference. Over time, you can transform how your body looks and feels. This is taught in a two-class format to ensure you are successful and experience maximum benefit. Learn this powerful self-treatment method from a certified MELT instructor who has seen much success in her patients' ability to independently regain pain-free posture and movement. The MELT method has appeared on shows hosted by Dr. Oz and Rachel Ray. Course fee includes $50 materials fee.
50361*
$115
50511 (choose if you have MELT kit)
$65
2 Sessions, CTR 204
Thurs., 9/17 - 9/24, 7 - 8 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor

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MELT Away Pain 2
The MELT MethodTM is a unique hands-off bodywork approach that directly addresses your neurofascial system and simulates the results of manual therapy bringing your body back to a more ideal state of balance. It does this using a specialized soft foam roller to perform the four R's of MELT: reconnect, release, rehydrate, and reassess. These specific techniques create global, lasting changes in your body and you will see and feel a difference immediately. The course is taught by a certified MELT instructor who has seen her patient's benefit in profound ways. The MELT method will empower you to independently address pain, regain a more ideal posture, and restore pain-free movement for a lifetime of wellbeing. This three-class series will teach you how to decompress your neck and back, rehydrate your fascial lines, and restore postural balance and symmetry. You will feel a difference the very first time you MELT! Course fee includes $70 materials fee.
50507*
$135
50512 (choose if you have MELT kit)
$65
2 Sessions, CTR 204
Thurs., 10/1 - 10/15, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor

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Nourish Your Body for LifeLong WellBeing - Three Class Series
Learn how to improve your health in ways you never imagined while enjoying a delicious four-course meal at each class (recipes provided). Are you aware that what you eat can promote chronic Inflammatory conditions like arthritis/joint pain, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and even back pain? You may be surprised to learn that there are foods that actually fight these issues instead of promoting them. You just need to know which ones. This class will help you discover the relationship between disease and food, and we will discuss science-based facts about nutrition (not fads), food basics, what promotes disease/what fights disease, what really creates body fat and much more. You will take practical steps - learning how to shop, prepare, order and enjoy foods that nourish your body and bring you to an ideal weight while greatly reducing your risk of (or may reverse, if present) degenerative disease. You will receive nine hours of detailed information, and a written manual is provided with references. Class participants decrease their degenerative disease risk score by ~50% in just three weeks! This class is recommended by multiple medical specialties. You will be empowered for lifelong wellbeing. Course fee includes $35 materials fee.
50510*
$135
3 Sessions, DCC B06
Wed., 10/28 - 11/11, 6 - 9 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor

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Chain Reaction for Back, Hip, Knee Pain
Chain Reaction is what happens every time you move and it is based on something called applied functional science. If you have knee pain it may be due to your hip or ankle not functioning correctly. Your knee is a simple hinge joint and only bends one way. Your hip and ankle need to be firing correctly in all three planes of motion to keep from stressing your knee. Your back pain could be happening because of your hip. This class will teach you how to restore functional stability in all three planes of motion using simple exercises that "turn off" your pain. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
50508*
$65
2 Sessions, CTR 204
Thurs., 10/29 - 11/5, 7 - 8 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor

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*Please note the materials fee for these classes is non-refundable less than five days prior to the start of the course.

Nourish Your Body for Health: How to Get Started!
Learn how to improve your health by changing how you nourish your body. Enjoy two delicious meals and discover how to begin your journey to better health. You will learn about the relationship between disease and food, science-based facts about nutrition (not fads), food basics, what promotes disease/what fights disease, what really creates body fat, and much more. You will take practical steps, learning which foods nourish the body and work to bring yourself to an ideal weight while greatly reducing your risk of (or may reverse if present) degenerative disease. This single class is a condensed version of the nine-hour Have LifeLong WellBeing: Nourish Your Body Class Series (taught in a three-week format). The goal is to introduce you to the concepts of how food really works in your body and enable you to get started simply and easily. The series is recommended by medical doctors and professionals in multiples specialties. You will be empowered for lifelong wellbeing! Course fee includes $15 materials fee. The materials fee is non-refundable less than five days prior to the start of the course.
50509
$75
1 Session, WIL 113
Sat., 11/7, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor

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Recapture Your Health with Delicious Plant Foods
This three-hour class on whole food, plant-based diets (WFPB) will show you how to give yourself the best chance to live a long, healthy and happy life. Many people have successfully lost weight multiple times only to gain it all back and more. Any diet program or fad diet (no matter how loony) works in the short terms, but it's estimated that 95 percent of all people who attempt to lose weight fail to keep the weight off in the long-term. (5 years or longer). By transitioning to a WFPB lifestyle, you will lose weight if you need to, and you will lose weight as you regain your health. If you focus on eating the healthiest diet, you weight will take care of itself. You have a greater chance to maintain weight loss if you feel great once the weight comes off. Join us to learn about a WFPB diet to start reaping the benefits of a truly healthy body.
50614
$35
1 Session, MCD 202
Wed., 10/21, 6:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Dominic Marro of Plantastic Life, LLC., Instructor

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Living Healthy with Diabetes
Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? Would you like to take control of your health and discover fresh and practical ways to live better with diabetes? Living Healthy with Diabetes is an evidence-based, self-management program developed by Stanford University, whose participants have shown significant improvement in symptoms of hypoglycemia, experienced fewer hospitalizations, reductions in fatigue, improvement in physical activity and greater readiness to take care of their own health.

This is a six-week workshop and each week builds upon the skills learned the week before. These include: making an action plan, learning how to combat negative thoughts, making an informed treatment decision and developing strategies to live a fuller life. Each workshop is led by two peer leaders who are trained to guide you through techniques to manage symptoms, communicate with health care providers, improve diet and physical activity and cope with difficult emotions. This class is intended for those diagnosed with diabetes or a caregiver of someone with diabetes.

There is no charge for the workshop. In addition, each participant will receive a free copy of the book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions and a relaxation CD, Time for Healing ($30 value for both) which they can use to reinforce these new techniques at home.
50570
$10
6 Sessions, WIL 100
Tues., 9/15 - 10/13, 9:30 a.m. - Noon

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50571
$10
6 Sessions, DCC B06
Wed., 9/16 - 10/14, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Living Healthy NY, Instructors

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Cooking for One or Two
Tired of eating out…but hate to cook when it is only you? This is the class for you! Discover the right ingredients to keep on hand to make a quick healthy meal for one or two light eaters! Come hungry, you will taste your way through a week long menu. Class will be held at "The Eatery" at Carol's Place on Pawling Avenue in Troy. Course fee includes a $25 materials fee which is non-refundable for withdrawals on day of the class.
50610
$55
1 Session, "The Eatery" at Carol's Place
Wed., 9/23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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50611
$55
1 Session, "The Eatery" at Carol's Place
Tues., 10/20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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What's for Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less?
What's in your pantry determines how quickly you can feed a few or a whole crowd! Don't miss this two-hour class on how to create quick and easy meals! Come hungry as you will be trying several selections! Class will be held at "The Eatery" at Carol's Place on Pawling Avenue in Troy. Course fee includes a $25 materials fee which is non-refundable for withdrawals on day of the class.
50612
$55
1 Session, "The Eatery" at Carol's Place
Tues., 10/6, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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50613
$55
1 Session, "The Eatery" at Carol's Place
Wed., 11/11, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Building a Better Baked Good
Sick of "healthy" treats that are all processed junk and no flavor? In this class, wellness consultant Theresa "Sam" Houghton shows how to make muffins, cookies, cakes and other baked delights healthier without sacrificing the tastes you love. This class covers ingredient substitutions, and muffin samples with be provided. A handout booklet will also be provided to students. Course fee includes a $10 materials fee.
50575
$50
1 Session, ADM 104
Thurs., 11/5, 6 - 8 p.m.
Theresa "Sam" Houghton of The Quantum Vegan, Instructor

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