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The Inspiration of Breath: How Proper Breathing Can Transform Your Voice and Your Life ONLINE ONLY

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Jean McClelland

“Thank you so much for the beautiful breathing class!! It was amazing, and I learned so much. My whole body has responded to everything that you teach. Your classes are life-transforming.” — Cecilia Calderón, Breathing Class Participant

Breath is fundamental to every aspect of our life. We are born with an ability to breathe deeply and fully, but as we go through life, stress and tension can cause our breathing to become shallow and constricted and our voices strained and weak. Inefficient breathing can lead to fatigue, anxiety, muscular tension and even digestive problems. Getting back to the way nature designed us to breathe is a tonic that revitalizes body and mind. In this course we will explore ways to reestablish our natural, coordinated way of breathing. We will study the anatomy and physiology of respiration, observe the ways in which we interfere with our breathing, and learn tools and exercises to free and strengthen our breathing and voice.

For more information about this course, visit Jean McClelland’s website.

NOTE: Students must have access to a computer with a web browser for this ONLINE ONLY course, and may need to download free software to use some course features. Password-protected access to the course website is permitted only during the dates that this course is being held; PASSWORDS WILL BE ISSUED THE NIGHT BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS; and user accounts will be deleted once the course is over. Audio-visual materials on the website are not downloaded but streamed through the web browser. Open Center Online Learning courses give students access to teachers and other students through several interactive tools on the course websites.

Please view our F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) for more detailed information about Open Center Online Learning courses.

AN ONLINE COURSE
(4 weeks)
12OLAAM101
$99 (No Member Discount)

Jean McClelland, MMus, M.AmSAT, graduated from Vassar College and trained at the American Center for Alexander Technique, Carl Stough Institute for Breathing Coordination, the Michael Chekhov Studio and the New York Psychosynthesis Institute. As a performer, she has performed leading roles in musical theater and teaches workshops on voice and the Alexander Technique nationally. www.jeanmcclellandvoice.com

Wraps and Rolls: Organic Cooking with Leslie Cerier ONLINE ONLY

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Leslie Cerier

For over twenty years, Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet,” has been teaching culinary nutrition and hands-on vegetarian cooking for health and vitality. She is the author of several cookbooks and articles focusing on eating local, seasonal, organic foods that are not just good for you, but also pleasurable, delicious, and good for the planet.

In this Open Center Online Learning class, Leslie walks and talks you through the steps involved in making spring rolls, egg rolls, and nori rice rolls. She demonstrates that no matter what size the kitchen, anyone who wants to cook with a conscience can make healthy food that nourishes the mind, body, and spirit.

Using organic (and easily accessible) ingredients, she brings an enthusiasm and down to earth approach to cooking that will appeal to any cook, no matter what their skill level.

This class is divided up into over two dozen videos that illustrate the processes involved in creating the three Asian dishes. Replay and review of the ins and outs of Leslie’s cooking tips are always just a play button away.

NOTE: Students must have access to a computer with a web browser for this ONLINE ONLY course, and may need to download free software to use some course features. Password-protected access to the course website is permitted only during the dates that this course is being held; PASSWORDS WILL BE ISSUED THE NIGHT BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS; and user accounts will be deleted once the course is over. Audio-visual materials on the website are not downloaded but streamed through the web browser. Open Center Online Learning courses give students access to teachers and other students through several interactive tools on the course websites.

Please view our F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) for more detailed information about Open Center Online Learning courses.

AN ONLINE COURSE
(3 weeks)
12OLBHN101
$99 (No Member Discount)

For over twenty years, Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet,” has been teaching culinary nutrition and hands-on vegetarian cooking for health and vitality, as well as writing cookbooks and articles focusing on eating local, seasonal, organic foods that are not just good for you, but also pleasurable, delicious and good for the planet. Leslie Cerier is the author of five cookbooks: Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook; Going Wild in the Kitchen; The Quick and Easy Organic Gourmet; co-author of Sea Vegetable Celebration; and editor of Taste Life! Organic Recipes.Leslie is also a gourmet personal chef/caterer specializing in whole foods and organic cuisine. Her specialty in grains has led to her being much sought after by health professionals and private clients to help them translate challenging dietary allergy issues into culinary success and meal satisfaction. Find out more about Leslie’s workshops and catering business at her site, Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet.

Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga ONLINE ONLY

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Lakshmi Voelker

Lakshmi Voelker created Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga in 1982. Since then she has certified more than 650 teachers, including health-care professionals at the Mayo Clinic and the New York City Department of Education. She has dedicated her life to creating accessible paths to wellness by deveolping exercise programs geared toward those who cannot benefit from traditional methods of physical activity due to age or limiting physical condition. The New York Open Center is thrilled to offer her lessons in an online format.

Divided into 8 stand-alone video modules, Lakshmi opens each session with an explanation of what the postures are, why they are effective, and what results a practitioners should expect. These asanas (poses) engage the mind and body using methods that cultivate the inner peace through motion at the heart of the yogic tradition. Using crystal clear instruction and encouragement, these videos explain the benefits yoga has to offer all of us, no matter what our apparent physical limitations.

You can take 1 module, several modules, or the register for the entire series for a discounted price. The videos in each module function as standalone classes that are generally 20-30 minutes long. Whether you take just 1 module or all 8 modules, you have access to your modules during the entire 8 week period of this online course.

Here is the list of topics in each module:

Module 1: Sitting Mountain (Tadasana) 31 min.
Module 2: Balancing Series 28 min.
Module 3: Warrior Series 27 min.
Module 4: Sun Salutation Series 21 min.
Module 5: Moon Salutation Series 20 min.
Module 6: Eight Essential Sitting Movements 27 min.
Module 7: Weighted Chair Yoga (Muscle and Bone Mass Building) 17 min.
Module 8: Double Chair Yoga 19 min.
(Please click the links below to register for individual modules.)

These unique videos epitomize inclusion and invite all those following along to enjoy the tranquility yoga offers, making real Lakshmi’s refrain that we can indeed “Get Fit Where You Sit.”®

NOTE: Students must have access to a computer with a web browser for this ONLINE ONLY course, and may need to download free software to use some course features. Password-protected access to the course website is permitted only during the dates that this course is being held; PASSWORDS WILL BE ISSUED THE NIGHT BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS; and user accounts will be deleted once the course is over. Audio-visual materials on the website are not downloaded but streamed through the web browser. Open Center Online Learning courses give students access to teachers and other students through several interactive tools on the course websites.

Please view our F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) for more detailed information about Open Center Online Learning courses.

AN ONLINE COURSE
(8 weeks)
12OLABY101TZ
$125 for all 8 modules / or $20 per module (No Member Discount)

Lakshmi Voelker, YT, E-RYT 500, YA, IAYT, a yoga practitioner since 1969, created Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga in 1982 and is the creator of the Get Fit Where You Sit!® Single Chair Yoga DVD and Chair Yoga: The Sitting Mountain Series® CD and tutorial book. Lakshmi works with the NYC Department of Education and the Mayo Clinic, among others, to certify health-care professionals. www.getfitwhereyousit.com

Urban Feng Shui ONLINE ONLY

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R.D. Chin

“R.D. Chin brings such enthusiasm and expertise to his practice that we’re honored to be working with him at both the in-house and online levels here at the Open Center. He explains core concepts in an accessible way that makes you hungry for more no matter where on your educational journey you currently are.” —A.S.

Feng Shui is an ancient art developed over three millennia ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and good fortune for the people inhabiting it. Urban Feng Shui applies these principles to apartment and city-living contexts.

Applying the theory and principles taught by RD’s teacher and mentor, the late feng shui HH Grandmaster Lin Yun, this class will give you the tools you need to transform your personal space and, importantly, the mindset that goes with it. This 4-week online course combines Western design principles with Feng Shui to align any space with dimensions of spirit, character, and a feeling of balance. This class is great for both the lay person as well as the budding Feng Shui consultant.

NOTE: Students must have access to a computer with a web browser for this ONLINE ONLY course, and may need to download free software to use some course features. Password-protected access to the course website is permitted only during the dates that this course is being held; PASSWORDS WILL BE ISSUED THE NIGHT BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS; and user accounts will be deleted once the course is over. Audio-visual materials on the website are not downloaded but streamed through the web browser. Open Center Online Learning courses give students access to teachers and other students through several interactive tools on the course websites.

Please view our F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) for more detailed information about Open Center Online Learning courses.

AN ONLINE COURSE
(4 weeks)
13SAF34L
$135 No Member Discount

RD Chin is author of Feng Shui Revealed: An Aesthetic, Practical Approach to the Ancient Art of Space Alignment published by Clarkson Potter of Random House. In addition, he has been interviewed for many newspaper and magazine articles, including The New York Times, Prestige Magazine and Metropolitan Home. He has been featured on Lifetime Television, HGTV and other major TV programs.





An Introduction to Chinese Medicine ONLINE ONLY

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Drew DiVittorio

“The information Drew provides is invaluable to anyone aware of the connection between diet and sustained health, along with the happiness that brings. Every sentence he utters is a piece of practical advice that you can begin to implement immediately to change your life dramatically for the better.” —M.B.

Chinese medicine is one of the world’s great biological systems of understanding, with an unbroken tradition going back thousands of years. Chinese herbal medicine, along with the other components of Chinese medicine, is based on the concepts of yin and yang. It aims to understand and treat the many ways in which the fundamental balance and harmony between the yin and yang may be undermined and the ways in which a person’s qi, or vitality, may be depleted or blocked. Clinical strategies are based upon diagnosis of patterns of signs and symptoms that reflect an imbalance.

In this four-week online course, Drew DiVittorio will walk you through basic processes of diagnosis and remedy that anyone with access to a grocery store will find both inspiring and instantly accessible. The strategies learned in this class can help to bring your body into harmony, creating less potential for discomfort and disease and more opportunities for health.

NOTE: Students must have access to a computer with a web browser for this ONLINE ONLY course, and may need to download free software to use some course features. Password-protected access to the course website is permitted only during the dates that this course is being held; PASSWORDS WILL BE ISSUED THE NIGHT BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS; and user accounts will be deleted once the course is over. Audio-visual materials on the website are not downloaded but streamed through the web browser. Open Center Online Learning courses give students access to teachers and other students through several interactive tools on the course websites.

Please view our F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) for more detailed information about Open Center Online Learning courses.

AN ONLINE COURSE
(4 weeks)
12OLAHH101
$135 No Member Discount

Drew DiVittorio, Dipl (NCCAOM), board-certified in Traditional Chinese Herbology by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine, is currently an associate professor at the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute and maintains a private practice in NYC. He is a popular speaker on nutrition and Chinese herbalism at venues around the nation.


Jumpstart Your Business Practice with Online Marketing: Authentic Marketing for Holistic Practitioners ONLINE ONLY

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Robert Notter

In this 3-week online course, marketing expert Robert Notter shares the essentials of developing and implementing basic and intermediate online marketing strategies for successful business development. The course covers how to: clarify your business intentions and goals; identify your most lucrative target market and ideal client; build your client base; develop an outreach strategy; turn prospects into paying clients; and generate more income, in whatever field you desire. We’ll cover e-newsletters, websites, social media, and the essential approaches and technologies for staying in touch in this online world.

NOTE: This course is primarily audio-based. In addition to the interactive community features of the course website, it includes one video and three 1-hour-long audio lessons from marketing expert Robert Notter and provides a variety of handouts, templates, exercises and resources lists with the tools you need to implement the Robert Notter’s online marketing strategies for your business practice.

NOTE: Students must have access to a computer with a web browser for this ONLINE ONLY course, and may need to download free software to use some course features. Password-protected access to the course website is permitted only during the dates that this course is being held; PASSWORDS WILL BE ISSUED THE NIGHT BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS; and user accounts will be deleted once the course is over. Audio-visual materials on the website are not downloaded but streamed through the web browser. Open Center Online Learning courses give students access to teachers and other students through several interactive tools on the course websites.

Please view our F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) for more detailed information about Open Center Online Learning courses.

AN ONLINE COURSE
(3 weeks)
12OLAPK101
$175 No Member Discount

Robert Notter is founder and president of Robert Notter Business Coaching. He supports health and wellness processionals to find more clients, increase their income, and have a long term success. He has worked with and taught to over 10,000 people nationally about what it means to build a business you love. He has taught at numerous locations including Lincoln Center, the Beacon Theater and the Miami Convention Center. In addition, he leads the marketing education program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. To learn more about his practice, please visit www.BookClientsNow.com.


Meditations on Sacred Geometry: Crafting the Poetry of Form ONLINE ONLY

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Karl Lorenzen

Sacred geometry has fascinated artists, scientists, and philosophers for centuries. In this 3-week online course, we will learn the traditional craft, vocabulary and “alphabet” of sacred geometry. Through lecture, demonstration, and walking through this meditative process together — using a bow compass, straight edge and pencil — we will experience first hand how to draw the Platonic Solids, other classical geometric forms, and beautiful Islamic tiling patterns. And we will construct 3D models of those shapes, transforming common paper plates into meditative objects of transcendent form.

The course material for “Meditations on Scared Geometry” is accessible to people at all levels of ability: no previous math or art experience is required.

NOTE: Students must have access to a computer with a web browser for this ONLINE ONLY course, and may need to download free software to use some course features. Password-protected access to the course website is permitted only during the dates that this course is being held; PASSWORDS WILL BE ISSUED THE NIGHT BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS; and user accounts will be deleted once the course is over. Audio-visual materials on the website are not downloaded but streamed through the web browser. Open Center Online Learning courses give students access to teachers and other students through several interactive tools on the course websites.

Please view our F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) for more detailed information about Open Center Online Learning courses.

AN ONLINE COURSE
(3 weeks)
12OLASI101
$110 No Member Discount

Karl Lorenzen is a professional artist who has studied and taught Sacred Geometry since 2000, including five years on the faculty of the New York Open Center. In 2010 he co-presented “Alexandria’s Influence on the Islamic Art of Andalusia” at the NYC Esoteric Gathering, a symposium sponsored by the Open Center. Karl was a 2010 Artist in Residence at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, and is currently partnering with the Open Center in developing online learning programs.


Integrative Self-Hypnosis: Easy Approaches for Change ONLINE ONLY

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Melissa Tiers

“What I love about Melissa is that she’s one of those teacher who can make you think differently about those mundane, in-between moments in life like a waiting room or a commute. The practical techniques she goes over in this course have the potential to transform those moments into meaningful opportunities for productive reflection and growth.” —S.A.

Integrative Self-Hypnosis is a powerful method for improving your mind-body and emotions. In this 4-week online course — packed with techniques for self-growth — you will learn many rapid ways to shift negative emotional states, beliefs and habituated patterns. You’ll learn different approaches to discovering your internal thoughts and feelings, and how to use those to achieve your goals and motivate yourself. Integrative Self-Hypnosis combines classical hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and cognitive, behavioral and energy psychology, as well as the latest techniques in mind-body medicine and neuroscience. With so many techniques to explore, you will learn how to make multi-level changes that are so fast and easy it will feel like magic!

NOTE: Students must have access to a computer with a web browser for this ONLINE ONLY course, and may need to download free software to use some course features. Password-protected access to the course website is permitted only during the dates that this course is being held; PASSWORDS WILL BE ISSUED THE NIGHT BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS; and user accounts will be deleted once the course is over. Audio-visual materials on the website are not downloaded but streamed through the web browser. Open Center Online Learning courses give students access to teachers and other students through several interactive tools on the course websites.

Please view our F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) for more detailed information about Open Center Online Learning courses.

AN ONLINE COURSE
(4 weeks)
12OLAPS101
$135 No Member Discount

Melissa Tiers is the founder of The Center for Integrative Hypnosis with a private practice in New York City. She teaches classes in Integrative Hypnosis, In-Depth NLP, Energy Psychology, and Integrative Life Coaching. Melissa is a published author and an adjunct faculty member of The Open Center, The Tri-State College of Acupuncture and The Nursing Continuum at Beth Israel School of Nursing.