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Hiking: The Path Less Traveled

Explore the greenbelts and State Parks of Santa Cruz County in this fun and challenging hiking class. You will become familiar with parts of the Santa Cruz Hiking system, learn a little natural history, identify some flora and fauna, and at the same time get some great exercise. The main emphasis is on movement and fitness. Participants should have at least average fitness levels and be able to hike 5-8 miles on moderately steep terrain. We move at a fairly fast pace, about 3 miles per hour. This class is not for beginning hikers. Each week will feature a different hike on trails not commonly known. If you are new to hiking, contact Phil (phkaplan@cabrillo.edu) before enrolling in the class.
Many questions can be answered in our FAQs: http://www.cabrillo.edu/~pkaplan/hiking_faq.html

See information below about basic dress and supplies to bring.

6 Sat., Sept. 19 - Oct. 24
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Meet in Parking Lot K

Register by Sept. 14: $98
Register after Sept. 14: $114

Click here for Hiking: The Path Less Traveled Student Information

 

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Phil Kaplan has taught in the Kinesiology Department at Cabrillo for over 25 years and has been leading hikes for the past 15 years.

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Kickstart Your Health: The Power of Plant-Based Nutrition

Have you ever considered a plant-based diet to lose weight or improve your health, or because you’ve wanted to be kinder to our planet and the animals?  Have you hesitated because you don’t know where to start or you wonder how you would get enough protein?  Whether for health or environmental concerns, or just because you’d like to incorporate more whole foods and vegetables into your diet, you’ll want to join us for this class series. You’ll learn the latest in plant-based nutrition science, as well as how to select, prepare and cook tasty vegan foods while you concurrently “test-drive” this way of eating in a supportive class environment. 

Family nurse practitioner, Susan Lavelle, will offer practical tips for getting started, provide updated information and discuss key nutrients and their impact on your health and longevity, as well as demonstrate how to cook a variety of delicious plant-based recipes at every class.  You’ll see - it’s not as hard as you think!   And, as a bonus, by the end of the class you’ll likely shed some unwanted pounds, reduce your cholesterol and blood pressure, stabilize your blood sugar, and boost your energy and mood.  So come test-drive a plant-based diet and see how this approach can help you feel better and be more energetic than ever!

The book by best selling author, Neal D. Barnard, MD, “21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart:  Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health”, will be provided to class attendees.

A materials fee is payable to the instructor at the 1st class to cover food, handouts, materials and supplies.

Mondays, Sept. 21 - Oct. 26
6 - 8 pm
HW1119 (Inside the Stroke Center)

Register by Sept. 14: $165
Register after Sept.14: $178

Plus: Material fee of $35 payable to instructor in class.

 

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Susan Lavelle is a registered nurse practitioner at Cabrillo College’s Student Health Services and also a certified PCRM Food for Life Instructor.  She passionately promotes healthy dietary and lifestyle choices to prevent disease and achieve optimal health.

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Food for Life: The Power of Food for Health

These classes are for anyone who wants to promote wellness - or anyone who wants to support someone else who is currently experiencing chronic disease conditions. Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, weight management, employee wellness, kids classes, etc. which focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes nutrition science-based information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of delicious, simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home.

 

Cabrillo Extension is pleased to offer Sandi Rechenbacher's five Food for Life classes this fall through a collaboration with New Leaf Community Markets.

Sandi's classes will be held in the Culinary Classroom at their Fair Avenue location. Click HERE for a map to the New Leaf Community Market Fair Street location.

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Advanced Kickstart for Serious Weight Loss - Healthy Strategies

This class will help students understand how a plant-based diet may help them reach their health goals. This class is about losing weight, maintaining a healthy weight, or simply embracing an overall healthful diet. We will present the idea of not restricting amounts of foods, but rather choosing the right foods has been the guiding principle for losing weight and staying healthy.

This class offers a chance to discover which foods are optimal for weight management, learn about various health topics, and get practical cooking skills that lead to better health.

Attendees enjoy a cooking demonstration and taste delicious, healthy dishes in a supportive group setting.

Note: Class meetings are 3-weeks apart to allow students time to experiment with meal preparation and diet and evaluate weight loss in the time between both classes.

2 Thu., Sept. 17 & Oct. 8
6:00 - 8:00 pm
New Leaf Market, Culinary Classroom: 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz
. Click HERE for a map to the New Leaf Community Market Fair Street location.
Register by Sept. 14: $60
Register after Sept. 14: $70

Plus $6 material fee payable to instructor in class.

 

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Sandi Rechenmacher - see bio below

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Human Microbiome & Fermented Veggies - Power of Food for Digestive Health

In this class students will learn how the microbiome influences our moods (brain fog, depression) and energy levels, creates exceptional immune support, assists with weight loss, and can help prevent common digestive troubles. Students will dis- cover how to deliciously strengthen this symbiotic and vital relationship between one’s body and one’s ‘bugs.’

There will be a live sauerkraut/fermented food demonstration and sampling, not to miss!

Thu., Sept. 24
6:00 - 8:00 pm
New Leaf Market, Culinary Classroom: 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz
. Click HERE for a map to the New Leaf Community Market Fair Street location.
Register by Sept. 14: $30
Register after Sept. 14: $35

Plus $6 material fee payable to instructor in class.

 

register online


Sandi Rechenmacher - see bio below

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The Power of Food: Cancer Prevention and Survival

Certain dietary patterns seem to have an effect in helping cancer survivors. This class offers a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge about the link between diet and cancer, experience the benefits of plant-based nutrition, and learn the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health.

All of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthy dishes.

Thu., Oct. 1
6:00 - 8:00 pm
New Leaf Market, Culinary Classroom: 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz
. Click HERE for a map to the New Leaf Community Market Fair Street location.
Register by Sept. 14: $30
Register after Sept. 14: $35

Plus $6 material fee payable to instructor in class.

 

register online


Sandi Rechenmacher - see bio below

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The Power of Food: Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

Uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to complications from head to toe. Research studies have demonstrated that a plant-based nutrition approach reduces the risk of diabetes and can greatly benefit those who have been diagnosed with the disease.

The goal of this class is to empower people who have diabetes and those concerned about developing diabetes, along with their friends and family members with new information and skills.

This class offers a cooking demonstration, and provides samples of delicious, health-promoting dishes, along with a take-home packet of easy and affordable recipes.

Thu., Oct. 15
6:00 - 8:00 pm
New Leaf Market, Culinary Classroom: 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz
. Click HERE for a map to the New Leaf Community Market Fair Street location.
Register by Sept. 14: $30
Register after Sept. 14: $35

Plus $6 material fee payable to instructor in class.

 

register online


Sandi Rechenmacher - see bio below

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Food for Brain Development and Healthy Aging

In this class students will understand that poor memory is not just ‘a part of one’s golden years’ and will learn how to boost their nutrition to a whole new level, eliminating sources of harmful brain fats and toxic metals, all the while incorporating powerful antioxidant foods at every meal.

Focus will be given to the discussion of mental and physical exercises that protect your mind and strengthen your memory. The payoff is huge!

This class offers a cooking demonstration, and provides samples of delicious, brain-powering foods along with resources to help ‘keep us as sharp as a tack.’

Thu., Oct. 22
6:00 - 8:00 pm
New Leaf Market, Culinary Classroom: 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz
. Click HERE for a map to the New Leaf Community Market Fair Street location.
Register by Sept. 14: $30
Register after Sept. 14: $35

Plus $6 material fee payable to instructor in class.

 

register online


Sandi Rechenmacher is a nutritional consultant and veteran Food for Life instructor. She presents an introduction to the world of whole foods plant-based nutrition that allows our body to reconnect with the way it was designed by nature to heal itself and enjoy a pain-free living.

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Chi Aura Integration - Level I

Chi-Aura Integration is a complementary alternative healing method using the vital life force. Chi-Aura is a set of skills used to read the health of the body and facilitate healing and balance. This method can be used by individuals for self-healing or by the practitioner in relationship with their patients. By learning how to relax into a state of mind that is able to "read" the energy field of the body and to work hands-on with the out -of-balance conditions which lead to illness, the nurse to patient relationship can be greatly enhanced by incorporating these skills.

This 2-day workshop will teach techniques that will elicit the relaxation response and help develop the "Awakened Mind State". You will learn to perform the specific Chi-Aura Integration hand positions learning specific acupoints, energy centers and parts of the body to release muscle tension and induce the relaxation response to promote healing. Chi-Aura Integration is relevant to nursing because it develops the nurse's ability to improve their effectiveness in treating clients.

This course is approved for 18 CEU's for Nurses, 14 CEU's for massage therapists, and 15 CEH's for acupuncturists. A free downloadable manual is available to registered students before class.


Sat & Sun. Nov. 14 & 15
9 am - 5:30 pm
Room: 406

Register by Sept. 14: $145
Register after Sept. 14: $158
includes manual

Click here for Chi Aura Intergration Student Information

 

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Timothy Dunphy has taught Chi-Aura Integration for over 22 years in the US and Europe, enhancing participant's personal growth and their therapeutic relationship to others.

 

 

 

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