2014 Spring Extended Studies Course Offerings

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 Extended Studies Course Offerings - Spring 2014

Register online at western.edu/extendedstudies

Call: (970) 943-2885, Fax: (970) 943-7068

Email: extendedstudies@western.edu

 


ART

THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY: FROM START TO FINISH

Rebecca Ofstedahl

37625, NON CREDIT, $40

Date:               2/5/2014-2/19/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               2:00PM-4:30PM

Location:         Taylor 101

Materials: Please bring your dSLR camera and manual.

The Art of Photography is a hands-on workshop geared toward beginner and emerging photographers looking to expand on their photographic background. Taking a good photo starts with the mechanics of the camera and continues with composition, depth of field, focus, aperture, light, pattern, texture, mood, subject matter and rules of exposure. Each week students build on skills from the week before, advancing their skills with guidance, practice, and critique. No refunds after 1/29/2014.

 

THE BASICS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Rebecca Ofstedahl

37641, NON CREDIT, $40

Date:               3/26/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               9:30AM-12:30PM

Location:         Quigley 107

Materials: Please bring a digital camera and manual.

The Basics of Photography is a hands-on workshop geared toward beginner and emerging photographers looking to get more out of their photographic experience. Taking a good photo starts with the mechanics of the camera and continues with composition. Students learn the basics of the digital camera and photographic principles such as aperture, shutter speed, and depth of field as well as the creativity and composition needed to make compelling digital images.  Half the workshop is spent shooting photographs and the other half is spent learning by critiquing our work.  No refunds after 3/19/2014.

 

DISCOVER DRAWING

Gail Sovick

37642, NON CREDIT, $110

Date:               3/24/2014-5/12/2014

Day:                Monday

Time:               5:30PM-7:30PM

Location:         Gunnison Arts Center, 102 S. Main Street, Gunnison

This course is open to beginners or artists looking to improve upon their drawing skills.  Students follow a fun and easy progression of drawing lessons and exercises designed to build technical drawing skills as well as develop the ability to “see” and interpret the world around us on paper.  This curriculum is based on the assumption that everyone has the ability to draw!  Students explore a variety of tools, subjects, surfaces and approaches to drawing.

 

DRAWING OUR NATURAL WORLD

Laura Elm

37632, NON CREDIT, $115 + $15 materials fee

Date:               4/3/2014-4/24/2014

Day:                Thursday

Time:               9:30AM-12:30PM

Location:         The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

Still life drawing is one of the best methods to learn materials, techniques, and composition by setting up arrangements of objects to study, develop, and improve skills. Participants start with simple shapes and straight- forward methods of observation. Participants see how quickly they work up to familiar things found in nature: stones, branches, leaves, bones, etc.  Laura Elm firmly believes that everyone can learn to draw - if you can write you name, you can draw! Drawing is THE most fundamental skill an artist learns and is a highly rewarding creative activity.

 

EXPLORING RAKU POTTERY

Shannon Lowry

37628, NON CREDIT, $130

Date:               4/17/2014-5/15/2014 and 5/17/2014

Day:                Thursday and Saturday, May 17 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Time:               6:00PM-8:30PM

Location:         Gunnison Arts Center Clay Studio, 102 S. Main Street, Gunnison

Whether a beginner clay student or more advanced potter, you are sure to have fun with this intriguing fast glaze firing technique that yields subtle to very dramatic coloration on the surface of clay pieces. In this course, students are led through the process of creating either hand-built or thrown pieces and then participate in the exciting and unique firing process from start to finish. Students have the opportunities to mix and apply different glazes and learn how to control the firing process and end up with a selection of beautiful ceramic pieces to take home at the end of the course.

 

INTRODUCTION TO BASIC ENCAUSTICS

Mary Tuck

37658, NON CREDIT, $140 + $75 materials fee

Date:               1/7/2014-2/11/2014

Day:                Tuesday

Time:               5:30PM-8:00PM

Location:         The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

Encaustics is a process of painting with colored wax. It is a medium that can be used in collages or with water color, or with acrylics or oils. Other textures can be introduced like: paper/cardboard, sand/shells, flowers/leaves, twigs, cloth etc. The imagination can go wild! Over the 15 hours in this six week course, participants learn to work with hot colored waxes in liquefied and stick form, using various types of hot irons or melting wax blocks in cups on a hot plate and applying it with brushes/pallet knives onto encaustic boards. At the end of this course, participants have both a finished piece of art to enjoy and have acquired the basic knowledge to continue working in encaustics on your own. To get started in encaustics requires upwards of $600 in basic supplies, so this class is a great opportunity to learn this exciting medium with a relatively low up-front investment. Don't miss it!

 

INTRODUCTION TO CHALK PASTELS

Ivy Walker

37659, NON CREDIT, $85 + $35 materials fee

Date:               3/6/2014-4/3/2014 No class 3/20/2014

Day:                Thursday

Time:               5:15PM-7:15PM

Location:         The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

In this class, participants learn the basics of drawing with chalk pastels.  Participants explore color, the relationship of value to color, and methods of applying the pastels.  Participants also work on understanding the process of creating a pastel drawing in layers from an abstracted, under painting to the finishing, detailed marks.  Participants draw from observing the “still life” and from photographs.  Drawings from art history serve as examples of techniques and possibilities.  Previous drawing experience helpful.

 

INTRODUCTION TO LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINTMAKING

Ivy Walker

37660, NON CREDIT, $85 + $30 materials fee

Date:               2/6/2014-2/27/2014

Day:                Thursday

Time:               5:15PM-7:15PM

Location:         The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Ave. Crested Butte

In this class, participants are introduced to the process of linoleum block printmaking.  Participants create three carved linoleum blocks and create a small edition of prints from each.  For inspiration, students explore a brief history of woodblock and linoleum block printing.  During the final class, participants experiment with their block prints on variety of papers and surfaces, and incorporate mixed media.  Art experience helpful, but not necessary.

 

PHOTO IMAGES ON CLAY

Donna Rozman

37630, NON CREDIT, $73 + $12 materials fee

Date/Time:      2/26/2014, 6:00PM-8PM

                        3/05/2014, 5:30PM-8:30PM

                        3/12/2014, 6:00PM-8:00PM

Day:                Wednesday

Location:         The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte and Donna Rozman’s Studio

Capture a special work of art, poem, or photograph, and turn it into a lasting keepsake. In this course, participants transfer a favorite digital image to a piece of pottery. In the first session, students create a simple slab form (plate or platter). In the second class, students glaze these forms reserving an area for the selected image. During the final class, students learn to print digital images onto decal paper and transfer the image to their piece of pottery. The final firing fuses the image to the glaze creating an enduring memento.

 

PHOTOSHOP BASICS FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

Laura Elm

37633, NON CREDIT $75 +$20 materials fee

Date:               2/8/2014

Day:                Saturday

Time:               9:00AM-4:00PM

Location:         The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

Materials: Laptop computer with Photoshop Elements software or better, extension cord, jpeg files of your own inspiring photos or artwork.

Learn the skills you need to play with Photoshop. Generate multiples quickly and easily to expand your own concepts. Build confidence in your intuition and create visual poetry. Laura Elm combines mixed media as a pivotal method in her own work and shares her years of experience with digital illustration and photography.  Learn the tips on manipulating colors, filters, as well as printing on fabrics and alternate materials from an experienced professional.

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BIOLOGY

 

COLORADO BIRDS OF PREY

Jeffrey J. Ewert

37697, CEU 1, $80

37687, NON CREDIT, $80

Date:               2/25/2014-4/8/2014

Day:                Tuesday

Time:               7:00PM-9:00PM

Location:         Taylor 100, at least one field trip to be determined

Students study the anatomy, physiology, morphology, and field identification of major Colorado raptors (Birds of Prey). This includes lectures of key points of major raptor groups: Falcons, Accipiters, Butoes, other occasional species, and some select common owl species. Through both lectures and observations, each student learns to identify raptors, raptor habitat, and niche. Students also learn how to properly record field observations in a field notebook as a part of the class requirements.

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BUSINESS

 

BASICS OF EBAY SELLING

Olen Batchelor

37735, NON CREDIT, $30

Date:               4/22/2014-4/23/2014

Day:                Tuesday, Wednesday

Time:               6:00PM-9:00PM

Location:         Taylor 101

Learn to make a supplemental or full-time income from an eBay-trained Certified Education Specialist. This multimedia course includes eBay University’s own training materials and covers selling basics and beyond, including: research, opening and using a PayPal account, improving individual listings with better descriptions and digital photography, security, and post-sale activities such as billing and shipping. Do not spend frustrating hours poring over tedious instructions. Trial and error is error. Learn from a long-time successful seller.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF INVESTING

Steve Ogden

37626, NON CREDIT, $60

Date:               1/23/2014-2/20/2014

Day:                Thursday

Time:               6:00PM-8:30PM

Location:         Edward Jones Office, 321 N. Main Street, Gunnison

The most common investments used to meet financial goals - what they are and when to use them - are covered in this course that assists individuals and couples in setting and achieving financial goals. Topics include financial goal setting, asset allocation, the markets, stocks, ETFs, bonds, and mutual funds.

 

GRANT WRITING

Maryo Ewell

37698, CEU 1, $80

37670, NON CREDIT, $80

Date:               2/25/2014-3/13/2014

Day:                Tuesday, Thursday

Time:               6:00PM-8:00PM

Location:         Taylor 101

Take the mystery out of grant writing! Students are given what they need to prepare an effective grant proposal for a nonprofit organization in this course. Participants learn how to research funding sources, write a proposal, budget, and understand vocabulary common to grant writing.

 

RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP

Vicki Spencer

37744, CEU 1, $40

Date:               2/12/2014-2/26/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               5:30PM-7:30PM

Location:         Taylor 200

For many employers, your resume only has 10 seconds to make an impression.  You need to make it count.  This workshop teaches participants how to market themselves with a well-written resume.  The first session introduces different resume styles (chronological, functional, electronic, etc.) and when each style is more appropriate to use.  Special writing tips and class exercises help participants catch an employer’s attention, and capture their unique qualities, experiences and accomplishments.

Students have time between sessions to draft their own resumes.  During the second session, participants examine qualities of an effective resume, the instructor provides individualized suggestions for improving resume drafts, and participants leave the class with a professional quality resume.  Writing a compelling cover letter is also covered.

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COOKING

 

IT’S EASY BEING VEGAN--COOKING CLASS

Lori Young

37656, NON CREDIT, $60 + $20 materials fee

Date:               2/23/2014

Day:                Sunday

Time:               10:00AM-2:00PM

Location:         Gunnison Community Center Kitchen

Required Materials: The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone, can be found online at half.com or amazon.com.

Calling all carnivores, omnivores, vegetarians and vegans! Want to learn some quick and easy new recipes for your own personal cooking experience that emphasize plant-based and holistic health?  Or are you just curious about the vegan lifestyle/diet and want to see what it’s all about?  Come check out this four hour class on how to prepare, cook, and serve vegan dishes!  This course is a short and informative creative challenge that gets you thinking outside the box when it comes to food.  The text, The Kind Diet, is used to inform and inspire before participants hit the kitchen.

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COMMUNICATION

 

GETTING PAID TO TALK: AN INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL VOICE-OVERS

Jenny Marcotte

37631, NON CREDIT, $20

Date:               4/3/2014

Day:                Thursday

Time:               6:30PM-9:00PM

Location:         Taylor 100

Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class explores numerous aspects of voiceover work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries, and the internet. All the basics are covered, including how to prepare the all-important demo, as well as how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. Students have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors. Class participants even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of our Voicecoaches.com producer! This class is informative, lots of fun, and a great first step for anyone interested in professional voice acting. No refunds after 3/23/2014.

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DANCE

 

ADVANCED BEGINNER BALLROOM DANCE

Rita Bohn and Bob Wojtko

37624, NON CREDIT, $70

Date:               1/27/2014-3/10/2014

Day:                Monday

Time:               6:00PM-7:00PM

Location:         West Gym

Prerequisite: Basic Beginner Ballroom Dance required

Students learn more advanced steps for the following dances: Waltz, Foxtrot, and Swing.  Students learn 3 to 4 additional steps in each dance while honing their posture, hold, frame, and lead and follow skills.  Please sign up with your regular dance partner or let Extended Studies know if you need to be matched up with a dance partner.

 

BEGINNER BALLROOM DANCE

Rita Bohn and Bob Wojtko

37623, NON CREDIT, $70

Date:               1/26/2014-3/9/2014

Day:                Sunday

Time:               6:30PM-7:30PM

Location:         West Gym

Always admired ballroom dancers gliding across the dance floor? Loved movie classics starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers? Dance and romance doesn’t get any better than that and it inspires people to want to learn how to ballroom dance! The opportunity to learn three traditional ballroom dances -Waltz, Foxtrot, and Swing, - has arrived. Participants learn more than just steps in class; they learn the correct posture, hold, frame, lead, and follow and 4-5 steps in each dance. Whether you are attending a party in Portland, a wedding in Wisconsin, or a class reunion in Connecticut, you can dance with confidence.  Please sign up with your regular dance partner or let Extended Studies know if you need to be matched up with a dance partner.

 

BEGINNING COUNTRY/WESTERN DANCE

Rita Bohn and Bob Wojtko

37664, NON CREDIT, $70

Date:               1/26/2014-3/9/2014

Day:                Sunday

Time:               5:00PM-6:00PM

Location:         West Gym

Students learn the basics of the following dances: Two-Step, Country Waltz, and Country Swing. Students learn the correct posture, hold, lead, and follow for each dance. Participants leave the class knowing 4-5 steps in each dance.  Please sign up with your regular dance partner or let Extended Studies know if you need to be matched up with a dance partner.

 

SHUFFLE OFF TO BUFFALO: INTRODUCTION TO TAP FOR ADULTS

Heidi Grant

37629, NON CREDIT, $90

Date:               1/21/2014-3/11/2014

Day:                Tuesday

Time:               6:00PM-7:00PM

Location:         Taylor 130

Ever wanted to try out your taping shoes? Tap is one of the oldest forms of dance in the country. This class starts off with the basics of tap dancing, such as learning the parts of the shoes, history or tap dancing and basic tap steps. Students then learn rhythm, timing and leg and foot coordination to music. After learning basic combinations, students are able to put together a dance. Tap is a great aerobic and cardio exercise while having lots of fun! Students must supply their own tap shoes (no high heel tap shoes please) and wear comfortable workout clothes.


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ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

*These courses are part of the Applied Sustainability Certificate program. For more information, visit western.edu/extendedstudies.

 

ADVANCED FOOD PRESERVATION: CULTURES AND FERMENTAION*

Beth Coop

37652, CEU 1, $80 + $30 materials fee payable to instructor

Date:               3/1/2014-3/2/2014

Day:                Saturday, Sunday

Time:               Saturday, 10:00AM-5:00PM; Sunday, 12:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Saturday and Sunday, Gunnison Community Center Kitchen

This session covers ways to preserve food through fermentation. Participants explore fermenting foods using wild cultures and “domestic” cultures, and class projects include sauerkraut, kim-chi, yogurt (dairy and non-dairy), sourdough, kombucha, soft cheese, bread, tempeh, wine and miso, among others.  This course emphasizes sourcing local ingredients, minimizing food waste, and reducing resource consumption during the food preservation process. Each student can expect to leave with at least 2-3 items prepared by the class.

 

RAISING CHICKENS FOR EGGS*

Rita Bohn and Bob Wojtko

37699, CEU 1, $20

Date:               2/27/2014

Day:                Thursday

Time:               6:00PM-8:00PM

Location:         Taylor 100

Learn about the rewards and challenges of raising chickens for eggs in the Gunnison environment. Information on how to select the best breeds and how to care for them from chick to adulthood is covered by the instructors who raise chickens. Handouts, online references, and publications are presented to further the students’ knowledge.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized method of quantifying the time spent in the classroom during professional development and training activities. Ten hours of instruction = 1.0 CEU. One hour of instruction = 0.1 CEU. CEUs appear on your Western State Colorado University transcript; however, they are not university credits and do not fulfill degree requirements.

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EXERCISE AND SPORTS SCIENCE

 

200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER CERTIFICATION

Monica Mesa

37705, NON CREDIT, $2800

Date:               1/31/2014-11/02/2014

Day:                Friday-Sunday

Time:               Friday 5:30PM-8:00PM, Saturday and Sunday 7:00AM-6:00PM

Location:         The Sanctuary Yoga Studio, 513 S Main Street Suite A, Gunnison

The entire program offers teachers a base of over 20 sun salutations and 15 Prana Flow® series that encompass the full range of yogic experience from meditation to advanced asanas to service in the world. Our unique program offers a dynamic, integrative approach to the art of living and embodying yoga. In addition to completing contact hours with our faculty we have also created innovative, heart inspiring "Om Work" to inspire your learning.

Our emphasis is on practical and experiential studies that are transformative, inspiring, and in rhythm with the realities of our lives as householders and teachers. We seek the balance of being a grounding force for teachers to develop a body of integrated knowledge while leaving freedom for each teacher to follow their own path of evolution as they continue their studies with Shiva and other teachers. Our program is open to Yoga students with at least one year of active study in asana-based Yoga practices.

This is an affiliate program to Shiva Rea’s Samudra teacher training program and is facilitated by Senior Prana Flow teacher Monica Mesa and features guest teachers including Maria Garre & Gina Caputo. SHIVA REA is the seed and foundation of Prana Flow Yoga, offering an innovative, full-spectrum approach to living, being and breathing.  Visit shivarea.com for more information.

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS CPR

Tami Maciejko

37662, NON CREDIT, $40

Date:               2/12/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               7:00PM-10:00PM

Location:         Gym 132

Comments: Price includes ARC card.

This is American Red Cross CPR for the workplace. Practical skill on Resusci Anne and a written test are included. Students receive a certification from the American Red Cross upon completion of both the written test and skill evaluation. No refunds after 2/5/2014.

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AID

Tami Maciejko

37663, NON CREDIT, $40

Date:               2/19/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               7:00PM-10:00PM

Location:         Gym 132

Prerequisites: Must have valid CPR card.

Comments: Price includes ARC card.

This is American Red Cross First Aid for the workplace. If only Adult CPR is needed, participants do not need to complete First Aid. Both written and skill tests are administered. Students receive a certification from the American Red Cross upon completion of both the written test and skill evaluation. No refunds after 2/12/2014.

 

ASHTANGA YOGA

Sherrill Stenson

37726, NON CREDIT, $120

Date:               2/3/2014-4/18/2014

Day:                Tuesday, Thursday

Time:               5:15PM-6:30PM

Location:         Gym 17

This class explores the full primary Ashtanga yoga series as introduced into the West by Sri K. Pattabbi Jois over a quarter of a century ago. Ashtanga is a dynamic style of yoga that consists of a progressive series of 42 (asanas) poses linked together with fluid movements and breath. Ashtanga yoga is perfect for the student wishing to gain more flexibility and strength while following a consistent class format. Students also study the ethical principles and philosophy underlying Ashtanga yoga. Classes include a basic introduction into meditation techniques.

 

BEGINNING MEDITATION

Sherrill Stenson

37703, NON CREDIT, $20

Date:               3/5/2014-4/16/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               7:00PM-8:00PM

Location:         Main Street Yoga Studio, 320 ½ N Main St, Gunnison

Meditation is easy with an instructor. Learn all the basics, such as how to make a sacred place for your daily practice. Meditation improves concentration, boosts the immune systems, improves sleep, decreases depression, anxiety, and so much more. Experience the inner peace of this ancient yogic practice. The instructor is doing this course for free, so donations for the instructor are welcome at the class. This is a traditional practice in meditation. Course cost is for administrative support.

 

BEGINNER YOGA/ INTRO TO THE YOGA LIFESTYLE WITH BRENDA FLEMMING

Brenda Flemming

37655, NON CREDIT, $120

Date:               2/18/2014-4/24/2014

Day:                Tuesday, Thursday

Time:               5:30PM-7:00PM

Location:         Taylor 117

Textbook/Materials: Students must bring $30.00 for course book and bring a notebook.

Learn tools for the Yogic Lifestyle through the study of the eight fold limbs of ancient yoga.  Study the prerequisites for practicing asanas (postures) and breath control to strengthen the nervous system, building the immune system and to find a neutral state within the wear and tear of everyday living.  This course gives students the tools to work towards a balance of the evolution of our humaneness through becoming comfortable with the ‘study of the self,’ returning back to the essence of who we really are.  This course includes all aspects of clean living from the nutrition we put in our bodies to the way we hold ourselves in everyday life.  This course goes much deeper than just practicing postures.  Students acquire tools for conscious living.

 

EMT

Erik Forsythe

37613, ESS 397, Credit: 4, $300 + $1100 course fee (course fee includes textbook, uniform shirts, CPR certification, and clinical fees)

37612, NON CREDIT, $1100 course fee (course fee includes textbook, uniform shirts, CPR certification, and clinical fees)

Date:               1/14/2014-5/1/2014

Time:               Tuesday, Thursday 6:00PM-10:00PM; Saturday class times 9:00AM-5:00PM

Location:         Gunnison Valley Health

Grading:          A-F

Prerequisites: Must be a minimum of 18 years old by final exam and have completed high school or GED.

Comments: Pick up application at Extended Studies, Taylor Hall 303.  For information about possible scholarships, contact GVH EMS directly at (970) 641-7276 or emsedu@gvh-colorado.org.

Textbook/Materials: Textbook and materials provided by Gunnison Valley Health EMS.

Formerly “EMT Basic,” the objective of this course is to provide training in basic EMT and life-support measures through lectures and hands-on scenarios. Class covers basic emergency medical knowledge and consists of topics such as CPR, bandaging and splinting, use of the Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED), medical emergencies, medication administration, ambulance operations, and trauma victim care. Course meets, and exceeds, the DOT curriculum. Some more specialized topics are taught by local physicians to allow the student a well-rounded education.  At the end of the course, the student is eligible to sit for the National Registry written and practical tests.

 

HEALING YOGA FOR CANCER SURVIVORS AND PATIENTS

Leia Morrison

37634, NON CREDIT, $60

Date:               1/15/2014-4/30/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               1:00PM-1:45PM

Location:         The Sanctuary Yoga Studio, 513 South Main Street Suite A, Gunnison

Materials: Yoga mat required.  Please bring your own mat.  Yoga mats may be purchased at the studio or rented for $3.00 per class.

Suggested Text: The Journey Through Cancer: Healing and Transforming the Whole Person, by Jeremy Geffen

This class is for those who either have undergone cancer treatment or are currently in active treatment. A gentle group class that involves techniques drawn from yoga, pilates, strength training and relaxation techniques. This class is perfect for those experiencing treatment-related symptoms such as post-surgical pain, limited range of motion, sleep-issues, fatigue, hormonal issues and digestive problems. All surgical incisions need to be healed and a platelet count of at least 20,000. All are welcome at any phase of treatment as long as they meet the above criteria.

 

INTERMEDIATE YOGA/ COMPASSIONATE LIFESTYLE WITH BRENDA FLEMMING

Brenda Flemming

37681, NON CREDIT, $120

Date:               02/18/2014-04/24/2014

Day:                Tuesday, Thursday

Time:               5:30PM-7:30PM

Location:         Taylor 117

Prerequisite: Beginner Yoga

Textbook/Materials: Students must bring $30.00 for course book and bring a notebook.

Intermediate yoga dives deeper into the subtleties of conscious awareness and continues with a bigger outlook on a compassionate lifestyle.  Refine your postures, breath work and positive behaviors.  Jump on the path with fellow practitioners, begin a deeper journey!  This course includes all aspects of clean living from the nutrition we put into our bodies to the way we hold ourselves in everyday life.  This course goes much deeper than just practicing postures.  Students refine tools for the expansion in conscious living. All styles of yoga welcome, though the class is taught in the Iyengar Tradition of Ancient Patanjali Yoga.

 

IYENGAR YOGA

Candace Carson

37669, NON CREDIT, $120

Date:               2/4/2014-4/12/2014

Tuesday, 8:00AM-9:30AM, Level II

Thursday, 8:00AM-9:30AM, Level II

Friday, 10:00AM-11:15AM, Beginner Level I

Saturday, 9:00AM-10:15AM, Beginner Level I

Students can pick which classes they would like to attend.  They may come up to twice a week or up to 24 classes.

Location:         Main Street Yoga Studio, 320 ½ N. Main Street

This course is an introduction to Iyengar yoga or continuing study for those already familiar with the Iyengar system of yoga.  There are different levels to choose from: restorative yoga, beginner/level I, or level II for more advanced students.  Students work on restoring the body from the inside out, releasing stress and tension in the body and the mind, work on building strength and flexibility in the poses and for the more advanced students the course explores the poses on a deeper level, including inversions and beginning pranayama.  Props are used in the Iyengar system of yoga so anyone can practice and receive the benefits of yoga, regardless of your limitations.

 

PILATES

Kenny Marks

37654, NON CREDIT, $120

Date:               2/3/2014-4/7/2014

Day:                Monday, Wednesday

Time:               5:30PM-7:15PM

Location:         Taylor 117

Prerequisites: Must be at least 14 years old.

Discover the many health benefits of the Pilates method! This energetic class challenges the fitness and core strength of participants, while teaching an exercise regime useful for an entire lifetime of personal strength and flexibility. People of all body types and moderate fitness levels are welcome to enjoy this progressive exercise class.

 

PILATES-PUNCH CARD

Kenny Marks

37671, 6-Punch Card, NON CREDIT, $65

37672, 4-Punch Card, NON CREDIT, $55

Date:               3/10/2014-4/2/2014

Day:                Monday, Wednesday

Time:               5:30PM-7:15PM

Location:         Taylor 117

Prerequisites: Must be at least 14 years old.

Use the Pilates Punch Card to discover the many health benefits of the Pilates method.  The 4-Punch Card is valid for any four sessions between the course dates listed above, and the 6-Punch Card is valid for any six sessions between the dates listed above.

 

SUNRISE YOGA

Leia Morrison

37636, NON CREDIT, $120

Date:               1/13/2014-4/30/2014

Day:                Monday, Wednesday

Time:               7:00AM-8:00AM

Location:         The Sanctuary Yoga Studio, 513 S Main Street Suite A, Gunnison

Materials: Yoga mat required.  Please bring your own mat.  Yoga mats may be purchased at the studio or rented for $3.00 per class.

Salute the day with calming energy, stretch the body and wake up the spirit! Leave class feeling refreshed, centered and vibrant for the day. This all-levels yoga flow class emphasizes both a Vinyasa style (yoga sequences connected with the breath) as well as an enduring practice (holding a pose for a longer duration). Students give attention to postural alignment to safely develop strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and reduce stress. Develop awareness and consciousness in the physical body to help unite body and mind. Class includes asana (physical practice), pranyama (breathing practices), meditation, and deep relaxation. Great for newcomers and experienced yogis alike!

 

TAI CHI-CONTINUATION

Karen Jensen

37668, NON CREDIT, $15

Date:               2/18/2014-3/28/2014

Day:                Tuesday, Thursday

Time:               5:15PM-5:45PM

Location:         Lake School, 800 N. Boulevard, Gunnison

Prerequisites: Students must have completed Tai Chi-Introduction course.

A continuation of the Introduction to Tai Chi, this course builds on the foundations of breathing sequence and forms with goal of completing the Modified Song form of Tai Chi.

 

TAI CHI-INTRODUCTION

Karen Jensen

37667, NON CREDIT, $15

Date:               1/14/2014-2/13/2014

Day:                Tuesday, Thursday

Time:               5:15PM-5:45PM

Location:         Lake School, 800 N. Boulevard, Gunnison

Learn how to decrease stress, increase balance, and use the entire body in moving meditation through the internal martial art of Tai Chi.  One Qi Gong breathing sequence is taught along with a warm up series and a very short form of the Arthritis Foundation’s Tai Chi.

 

VALENTINE’S PARTNER YOGA WORKSHOP SERIES

Leia Morrison

37635, NON CREDIT, $25 per couple

Date:               2/14/2014

Day:                Friday

Time:               5:30PM-7:30PM

Location:         The Sanctuary Yoga Studio, 513 South Main Street Suite A, Gunnison

Materials: Yoga mat required.  Please bring your own mat.  Yoga mats may be purchased at the studio or rented for $3.00 per class.

Share the joys of yoga with one another! Special advice on the art of partnering reveals how to create a positive, safe, and nurturing environment through your practice. In this all-levels workshop, discover how partner yoga can both deepen your practice as well as reintroduce the fine art of play! Students experience doubles yoga where both people do the same posture simultaneously, mirroring each other, balancing and counter balancing to co-create the posture, as well as partner assisted yoga. Bring your spouse, significant other, friend, neighbor, family member, an open mind and a playful heart.

 

VINYASA YOGA

Sherrill Stenson      

37704, NON CREDIT, $120

Date:               2/3/2014-4/18/2014

Day:                Tuesday, Thursday

Time:               6:30PM-7:45PM

Location:         Gym 17

The word Vinyasa means “flow.” In this vigorous style of yoga, students connect asanas (poses) to the breath, the presence of mind from one moment to the next, and incorporate body, mind, and spirit into a dynamic practice. This is a physical and spiritual practice of yoga that helps improve the strength, the flexibility, and the inner peace of the students. No yoga experience required.

 

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS

Leia Morrison

37637, NON CREDIT, $75

Date:               1/24/2014-1/26/2014

Day:                Friday-Sunday

Time:               Friday 5:00PM-7:00PM, Saturday 10:30AM-12:30PM, Sunday 4:00pm-7:00pm

Location:         The Sanctuary Yoga Studio, 513 S Main Street Suite A, Gunnison

Have you always wanted to try yoga but don't feel comfortable walking into a mixed level class?  This three-day introduction allows you to "ease" into the practice of yoga.  This class is also a great fit for those of you who have "dabbled" in yoga and would like some more specific instruction.  A non-serious attitude is a must, as we spend a lot of time laughing at ourselves!  We cover the basics of alignment, breathing, and yoga asanas (yoga poses).

 

YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND FOR WOMEN IN CRESTONE COLORADO

Susan Searle and Leia Morrison

37661, NON CREDIT, $250

Date:               4/11/2014-4/13/2014

Day:                Friday evening through Sunday afternoon

Location:         Crestone, Colorado

Enjoy a weekend yoga retreat in beautiful Crestone. Retreat includes yoga led by both Susan Searle and Leia Morrison from the Gunnison Sanctuary. Yoga sessions are Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday morning in vinyasa yoga, meditation, Yin and Yoga Nidra practice. During the day on Saturday participants can explore some of the spiritual centers of Crestone. Retreat participants also have an opportunity to soak at the Joyful Journey Hot Springs. Lodging included. Meals (not included) are available at Crestone’s local restaurants and transportation is by carpooling.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE

 

EXPERIENCE SPANISH

Karen Immerso

37638, NON CREDIT, $90

Date:               2/25/2014-4/8/2014

Day:                Tuesday

Time:               6:30PM-7:30PM

Location:         Taylor 201

This six session class offers a way to learn Spanish interactively and is designed for travelers and beginning language learners.  The approach is experiential and activities-based which allows for ease and joy in the learning.  Students are introduced to basic vocabulary and speaking opportunities with other adults in an active and fun learning environment.  Common usage verbs and expressions are included.  A basic Spanish dictionary is helpful and the University of Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary is recommended.

 

IMMERSION SPANISH

Karen Immerso

37643/37708/37709, NON CREDIT, $25 per class or $65 for all three workshops

Date:               2/22/2014, 3/8/2014, 3/29/2014

Day:                Saturday

Time:               8:00AM-3:00PM

Location:         Taylor 201

This class is for advanced beginning to intermediate Spanish speakers in an intensive format.  A six hour day for speaking, reviewing and ongoing verb study, this class provides conversational practice, speaking opportunities with other adults in an interactive and fun learning environment.  The experience and activities challenge participants to further their use of the language while creating a plan for ongoing independent study.  A basic Spanish dictionary is helpful and the University of Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary is recommended.  Register for a single Saturday or all three.

 

SPANISH IMMERSION WEEKEND

Eryn Barker

37627, NON CREDIT, $250

Date:               3/7/2014-3/9/2014

Time:               Friday evening through Sunday midday

Location:         Mount Princeton Hot Springs, Colorado

Speak some Spanish but feel a little rusty? Want to brush up on your vocabulary and skills in an immersion experience? Over the course of a weekend, you will commit to speak only in Spanish while attending classes, relaxing with fellow participants and rejuvenating your language abilities. This course is designed for beginning and intermediate Spanish students who want to feel more confident in their language skills and improve their vocabulary quickly!

 


MUSIC

 

BEGINNING GUITAR

Jesse Irons

37711, NON CREDIT, $200

Date:               1/29/2014-3/12/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               5:00PM-6:00PM

Location:         Quigley 211

Materials: The Guitar Handbook, Highly recommended. Students must provide their own guitar.

Want to learn to play the Guitar?  Designed for beginners only, this class starts with the basics and educates students about the history of the guitar and its diverse styles of music.  The class smoothly transitions into learning how to play the guitar.  Basic music theory principles are taught and students are shown how to apply them to the guitar.  Students also learn how to tune the guitar, play chords and get their hands and fingers comfortable with actual guitar playing.  Participants also learn strumming patterns, how to read fake sheets, music tablature, and start playing songs.  Students must provide their own guitar.

 

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR

Jesse Irons

37677, NON CREDIT, $200

Date:               1/29/2014-3/12/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               6:30PM-7:30PM

Location:         Quigley 211

Materials: The Guitar Handbook, Highly recommended. Students must provide their own guitar.

Can you play a little guitar?  Want to learn more?  This class helps students progress in that endeavor.  Students learn open position chords, key signatures, strumming patterns, barre chords, hammer-on/pull-offs and using a capo.  The course then focuses on scales, chord structures (root, 3rd, 5th), major and minor as well as extensions (7th, 9th, etc.). Progressions and theory are discussed.  Students must have some previous guitar experience and provide their own guitar.

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PSYCHOLOGY

 

AN OVERVIEW OF EATING DISORDERS

Kari Commerford

37649, NON CREDIT, $80

37648, CEU 1, $80

Date:               4/4/2014, 4/6/2014, 4/18/2014, 4/20/2014

Day:                Friday, Sunday

Time:               Friday, 4:00PM-6PM; Sunday, 8:00am-12:00pm

Location:         Kelley 129

This course is designed to give individuals an overview of the etiology, course, treatment and prognosis of individuals who are suffering from eating disorders. The course addresses the common causes of eating disorders, the different types of eating disorders and eating issues including the medical, psychological and social impacts, the most effective treatment strategies and modalities, as well as the differences in prognosis for each disorder.

 

CHILD PSYCOPATHOLOGY

Kari Commerford

37650, NON CREDIT, $80

37651, CEU 1, $80

Date:               4/3/2014, 4/5/2014, 4/17/2014, 4/19/2014

Days:               Thursday, Saturday

Time:               Thursday, 6:00PM-8PM; Saturday, 8:00PM-12:00PM

Location:         Kelley 129

This course focuses on the etiology, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of infancy and early childhood  psychopathological disorders and common problems/concerns including, but not limited to Feeding Disorders, common problems and worries, Mental Retardation, Elimination Disorders, Tics and Habits, ADD and ADHD, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.  This course examines the benefits and limitations of the diagnostic process as well as ethical considerations for this population.

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RECREATION AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION

APEX MOUNTAIN SCHOOL

Dates: Varies

Credit available through Western: 1-4 credits depending upon Apex Mountain School course.

Visit http://www.apexmountainschool.com/ for a list of courses.

Apex Mountain School is a full service mountaineering adventure company, located in Vail, Colorado, offering courses in rock and ice climbing, backcountry skiing, mountaineering, wilderness medicine, and avalanche education. For more information on obtaining college credit visit www.western.edu/extendedstudies.

 

AVALANCHE LEVEL I

Crested Butte Mountain Guides

37712, ROE 297, 1 CREDIT, $100 + $335 course fee payable to CBMG

Dates:              1/17/2014-1/19/2014; 2/7/2014-2/9/2014; 3/7/2014-3/9/2014

Days:               Friday-Sunday

Time:               8:00AM-5:00PM

Location:         Crested Butte

Students must register with Crested Butte Mountain Guides, 970-349-5430. Students need backcountry travel set-up and avalanche safety gear for this courses. All equipment is available for rent from CBMG.

 

AVALANCHE LEVEL II

Crested Butte Mountain Guides

37713, ROE 297, 1 CREDIT, $100 + $455 course fee payable to CBMG

Dates:              1/23/2014-1/26/2014; 2/20/2014-2/23/2014

Days:               Thursday-Sunday

Time:               8:00AM-5:00PM

Location:         Crested Butte

Students must register with Crested Butte Mountain Guides, 970-349-5430. Students need backcountry travel set-up and avalanche safety gear for this courses. All equipment is available for rent from CBMG.

 

AVALANCHE LEVEL II

Silverton Outdoor Learning and Recreation Center

37714, ROE 297, 1 Credit, $100+$379 course fee payable to Silverton Outdoor Learning and Recreation Center.

Date:               1/2/2014-1/5/2014

Day:                Thursday-Saturday

Time:               8:00AM-5:00PM

Prerequisite: Must have taken an Avalanche Level I course.

Comments: Students must register with Silverton Outdoor Learning and Recreation Center: 970-387-5706.  Register prior to registering for credit with Extended Studies.

 

BASIC FLY TYING FOR THE GUNNISON VALLEY

Thomas Rutherford

37666, NON CREDIT, $80

Date:               2/10/2014-3/17/2014

Day:                Monday

Time:               6:30PM-8:30PM

Location:         Crested Butte Community School, Room D201.

With over 20 years of experience guiding and fishing the Gunnison Valley rivers, Thomas Rutherford teaches students basic fly tying patterns for fishing our Gold Medal waters. Learn six different patterns comprised of nymphs, dry flies, and streamers. After mastering these basic patterns, students have the basic knowledge of tools and materials needed to tie more advanced flies. This is a hands on-class, and basic tools are needed to participate. Although fly tying materials are provided, students are asked to bring: a vise, fly tying scissors, bobbin and threader, hackle pliers, whip finisher tool, hair stacker, dubbing wax, and head cement.

 

BEGINNING FLY FISHING        

Jeffrey J. Ewert

37665, NON CREDIT, $75

Date:               4/3/2014-4/24/2014

Day:                Thursday

Time:               6:30PM-8:30PM

Location:         West Gym

Materials: Students should bring their own fly rod and reel, some rods will be made available

Learn the basic fundamentals of fly fishing including equipment, rods, rod weights, line types, leaders, tippets, flies, and accessories. Learn the value and application of using waders, polarized sunglasses, vests, etc. Learn the use of all this equipment, including an emphasis on casting instruction, application and types of flies & knots, as well as reading waters for trout with emphasis on presentation to enable the student to begin to fly fish successfully on local waters. This enables the student to practice the art of fly fishing in some of the West’s best fly fishing waters right here in the Gunnison basin!

 

COLORADO WILDERNESS EMERGENCY MEDICINE INSTITUTE

Dates: Varies

Credit available through Western: 1-4 credits depending upon CWEMI course.

Visit http://www.cwemi.org/programs.html for a list of courses.

Colorado Wilderness Emergency Medicine Institute is dedicated to advancing wilderness medicine.  Based out of Denver, CO, CWEMI provides training services across the U.S.A. Western works with CWEMI to offer college credit for many of their courses. For more information on obtaining college credit visit www.western.edu/extendedstudies.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE BACKCOUNTRY

Crested Butte Mountain Guides

$275 course fee payable to CBMG

Dates:              1/10/2014-1/11/2014; 2/7/2014-2/8/2014; 3/7/2014- 3/8/2014;

Time:               8:00AM-5:00PM

Location:         Crested Butte

Students must register with Crested Butte Mountain Guides, 970-349-5430.

This two-day course gives a general overview of how to prepare and execute a successful day in the backcountry including; essential avalanche hazard information, basic route finding skills, tips and tricks on efficiently using backcountry gear, and an introduction to the variety of recourses and information available to the savvy backcountry traveler.

 

NATIONAL OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP SCHOOL (NOLS) AND NOLS WILDERNESS MEDICINE INSTITUTE (WMI)

Dates: Varies

Credit available through Western: 1-12 credits depending upon trip length

Visit http://www.nols.edu/ for a list of courses.

NOLS takes students of all ages on remote wilderness expeditions and teaches them technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics. WSCU works with NOLS to offer college credit for many of their courses. For more information on obtaining college credit visit www.western.edu/extendedstudies.

 

OUTWARD BOUND

Dates: Varies

Credit available through Western: 1-12 credits depending upon trip length

Visit http://www.outwardbound.org/ for a list of courses.

Outdoor leadership courses for youth through adults. Creating leaders through adventure and challenge. WSCU works with Outward Bound to offer college credit for many of their courses. For more information on obtaining college credit visit www.western.edu/extendedstudies.

 

PADI SCUBA CLASS
Donna Sloan-Adams

37644, NON CREDIT, $235

Dates:              2/8/2014-2/9/2014

Day:                Saturday and Sunday

Time:               Classroom session Saturday morning beginning at 8:30AM-12:00PM, pool session in the afternoon 1:00PM-5:00PM.  Sunday, pool session from 8:30AM-12:30PM-classroom from 1:00PM-5:00PM

Location: WSCU Pool and GYM 17

Requirements: Students obtain the PADI Manual and DVD from Extended Studies at least two weeks prior to class. Participants are required to read the manual, answer the knowledge reviews behind each chapter in writing and watch the video. This must be completed prior to the class beginning. Students must also fill out a medical form and if they answer yes to any questions will need a doctor’s note before starting the class. Snorkels, mask, and fins can be rented for $15.

 

TERRAIN PARKS: DESIGN, MANAGEMENT, AND THEORY

Briant Wiles

37229, 1 CEU, $80

Dates:              2/12/2014-3/26/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               6:30PM-8:00PM

Location:         Taylor 101

Skiing and riding in freestyle terrain, a.k.a. “Terrain Parks,” can be fun, challenging, and a great way to spend a day on the slopes. For some, sessioning jumps and jibs is the only reason for getting on a chairlift in the first place. Ski areas around the globe provide amazing facilities at an immense expense while taking on a massive amount of liability that needs to be managed. In this one-of-a-kind class, taught by 11-year ski industry veteran and private consultant, Briant Wiles, participants develop an understanding of the reality of building and managing terrain parks.  Topics range from designing a park, daily operations, understanding snowmaking, and basic risk management. Through this course students are introduced to the fundamental processes involved in running a successful terrain park program. A certificate of completion is awarded upon successful completion of the course. This course requires one on-hill day at a local ski area; date to be determined.

 

WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER

WMI of NOLS

37591, ROE 397, 3 credits, $165 + plus course fee

Date:               3/15/2014-3/23/2014

Time:               8:00AM-5:00PM

Location:         Gym 17

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years old.

Grading: A-F

Comments: Students must register with WMI of NOLS.  Register on line at http://www.nols.edu/portal/wmi/courses/8592/, prior to registering for credit with Extended Studies. An email confirmation of your registration will be sent from WMI of NOLS.

 

WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER RECERTIFICATION

WMI of NOLS

37592, ROE 397, 1 credit, $55 + plus course fee

Dates:              3/7/2014-3/9/2014

Time:               8:00AM-5:00PM

Location:         Taylor 117

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years old.

Grading: A-F

Comments: Students must register with WMI of NOLS.

Register on line at http://www.nols.edu/portal/wmi/courses/8591/ , prior to registering for credit with Extended Studies. An email confirmation of your registration will be sent from WMI of NOLS.

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SOCIOLOGY

OUR COURTS

Judge Steven Patrick

37645; 37673; 37674; 37675, NON CREDIT, $15 per session

37730, CEU 1 for attending all sessions, $50

Dates:              1/25/2014; 2/22/2014; 3/8/2014; and 4/5/2014

Day:                Saturday

Time:               10:00AM-12:00PM

Location:         Taylor 101

Our Courts provides nonpartisan information programs to further public knowledge and understanding of the state and federal courts in Colorado.  Presentations will be by judges and lawyers. Sessions are interactive on the following topics for each date:

1/25/2014: State and Federal Courts (37645)

2/22/2014: Life of a Criminal Case and Life of a Civil Case (37673)

3/08/2014: Lincoln Legacy (37674)

4/05/2014: Divorce and Immigration (37675)

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PERSONAL INTEREST

 

BASIC WELDING PRACTICES

Bruce Humphrey

37724, NON CREDIT, $100

Date:               2/4/2014-3/4/2014              

Day:                Tuesday

Time:               6:00PM-8:00PM
Location:         Gunnison High School

Class participants learn basic welding practices in MIG, ARC, and Oxy Acetylene welding processes.

Students need to wear appropriate work type clothing, boots, ear plugs, etc.

 

INTERMEDIATE WELDING PRACTICES

Bruce Humphrey

37725, NON CREDIT, $100

Date:               2/5/2014-3/5/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               6:00PM-8:00PM
Location:         Gunnison High School

Prerequisite: participants must have successfully completed Basic Welding Practices or instructor approval.

Class participants build on basic welding practices in MIG, ARC, and Oxy Acetylene welding processes.  Students need to wear appropriate work type clothing, boots, ear plugs, etc.

Students need to provide their own welding Helmets #10 lens and welding, cuttingshield #5 lens, welding gloves and wear appropriate work type clothing, boots, ear plugs, etc.

 

MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION PROGRAM

Mary Burt

37686, NON CREDIT $80.00

Date:               1/9/2014-2/26/2014

Day:                Wednesdays, full day retreat Sunday 2/2/14, 9:30AM-3:30PM

Time:               6:45PM-8:30PM

Location: The Sanctuary Yoga Studio, 513 South Main Street, Gunnison

Required Text/Materials: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook by Bob Stahl, PhD and Elisha Goldstein PhD. Students must bring their own blanket or yoga mat.

Nearly 80% of today’s health problems are related to chronic stress and a growing body of research recommends meditation practice as an effective tool for decreasing stress and supporting healing.  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the practice of deliberately paying attention to the present moment, without

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WINTER WEDNESDAYS

 

WATERCOLOR TRICKS AND TIPS

Donna Rozman

37678, NON CREDIT, $20

Date:               01/29/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               1:00PM-4:00PM

Location:         Kelley 128

Watercolor painting is exciting, unpredictable and fun. In this class participants investigate numerous watercolor techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. Through exploration and experimentation, students create mini paintings perfect for one-of-a-kind note cards.  Materials are provided.

 

SHAMANIC JOURNEYING

Barbara Haas

37800, NON CREDIT, $15

Date:               2/05/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               7:15PM-9:15PM

Location:         Taylor 117

Materials: Bring a blanket and a journal.

Shamanism is the most ancient spiritual practice known to man. This course provides the basics of shamanic journeying, and the skills learned are used to increase well-being and inner strength. The insights and wisdom gained are then used for class discussions, and personal reflection and journaling. Each session includes information and time to experience journeying, which enables the student to journey independently in the future. Instructor has taken courses from Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman, and Tom Cowan from the Foundation of Shamanic Studies since 1991.

 

 

HISTORY OF SKIING IN THE GUNNISON COUNTRY

Duane Vandenbusche

37720, NON CREDIT, $30, includes breakfast and sack lunch

Date:               2/08/2014

Day:                Saturday

Time:               8:00AM-2:00PM

Location:         Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Spend a day on the slopes with Duane Vandenbusche as he recounts the history of skiing in the Gunnison Country and Mount Crested Butte.  The day starts with breakfast and a brief lecture.  Participants then traverse the slopes to learn the history and stories behind the lifts and runs that make up Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s terrain.  Participants will need to provide their own pass for the day and provide their own equipment necessary for skiing the mountain.  Dress accordingly and be sure to pack water and snacks.  Participants should be comfortable skiing “intermediate” runs.       

 

NORDIC SKIING FOR BEGINNERS

Karen Immerso

37721, NON CREDIT, $30, includes sack lunch

Date:               2/26/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               8:00AM-3:00PM

Location:         University Center parking lot

Karen Immerso leads a cross country ski outing for those who are interested in a gentle, learn-as-we go, classical style cross country skiing with others who enjoy being out and about in winter. First timers are encouraged to participate as beginner tips are offered and “patience while having fun” is the theme for the day. Participants must have skis, boots and poles. Participants should wear warm, layered clothing including hats, gloves, sunglasses, or goggles. Participants should also bring a day pack carrying 1-2 liters of water, additional snacks, and sun protection. In new snow, gaiters are recommended.

 

SHAMANIC JOURNEYING

Barbara Haas

37801, NON CREDIT, $15

Date:               2/26/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               7:15PM-9:15PM

Location:         Taylor 117

Materials: Bring a blanket and a journal.

Shamanism is the most ancient spiritual practice known to man. This course provides the basics of shamanic journeying, and the skills learned are used to increase well-being and inner strength. The insights and wisdom gained are then used for class discussions, and personal reflection and journaling. Each session includes information and time to experience journeying, which enables the student to journey independently in the future. Instructor has taken courses from Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman, and Tom Cowan from the Foundation of Shamanic Studies since 1991.

 

SNOWSHOEING FOR BEGINNERS

Karen Immerso

37722, NON CREDIT $30, includes sack lunch

Date:               3/5/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               8:00AM-3:00PM

Location:         University Center parking lot

This outing is for those who are interested in a walk through the woods with snowshoes as the mode of transportation. First timers are encouraged to participate as beginner tips are offered and a gentle pace will be set for the group. Participants must bring snowshoes (poles are recommended for balance) and wear warm, layered clothing. Waterproofed hiking boots or comfortable snow boots are required. Participants should also bring 1-2 liters of water, additional snacks, and sun protection. In new snow, gaiters are recommended but not required.

 

HEADING HOME TO WHO WE ARE THROUGH SIMPLISTIC YOGA LIFESTYLE

Brenda Flemming

37657, NON CREDIT, $50, full-day, includes brunch, lunch, and admission to evening yoga session

37723, NON CREDIT, $35, half-day, includes brunch and lunch

Date:               03/12/2014

Day:                Wednesday

Time:               9:00AM-3:30PM half-day, or 9:00AM-9:00PM full-day.

This course is an opportunity to deepen your study for a half-day / full-day at the Yoga Ashram, 5 miles north of Gunnison by developing tools into deeper realms of creating more Yogic disciplines, lifestyles, and the Yoga rhyme into your everyday living.  The day will start at 9:00 a.m. with healing tonics to feed our cells with nutrition and sooth our nerves for moving into a Pranayama Breathing class.  This Pranayama class gives you enough to work on for months for one’s own Pranayama practice.  An amazing plant-based brunch is served after the nervous system has adjusted.  

After brunch students have sun and fresh air time, working and experiencing the elements of earth, air, water, fire and either, exploring how this is the bases of Yoga.  There will be time for discussion of the sisters of Yoga, Ayurveda and Vasstu.  At this time students move into a meditation exploring the eight limbs of Ancient Yoga and then move into a deep 2 hour practice of asana, using yoga props and one on one alignment adjustments.  Students are treated to a beautiful peaceful, sattvic, yogification prepared medicinal meal.  

The day concludes with some digestive poses after the meal, half-day students depart.

For those who stay, the complete Yoga Library along with many Nutritional Books will be open for your study. Students have time to rest, freshen up, and then prepare for the journey to Crested Butte.  Class departs at 5:30PM for the 1 1/2 hour all-levels public class at Yoga for the Peaceful. Students return to the Ashram by 9:00PM. Registration space is limited as to keep it very personal.  

 

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