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Herbal Alternatives to Antibiotics


Herbal Alternatives to Antibiotics

Robin Rose Bennett
1.10.12
(Audio: 1 hr 52 min)
The overuse of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture has led to a crisis of antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases. Antibiotics are also radical remedies with side effects. Fortunately, there are a variety of teas, tinctures, topical salves, foods and herbs that can be used to prevent illness by strengthening our immune systems or safely help us heal when illness is present. Learn how our herbal allies can help us regain and maintain our health.
Price: $9.99

NOTE: O’Casts are digital downloads. No product will be shipped to you. O’Casts are edited recordings of the New York Open Center’s full in-house programs. To attend the complete program at our New York City facility, please visit www.opencenter.org for more information.

The Way of the Mystic: What is Mysticism?


The Way of the Mystic: What is Mysticism?

Jon Mundy
11.30.11
(Audio: 1 hr 32 min)
In this introductory talk, Jon Mundy identifies some characteristics of mystical experiences, including the loss of subject/object identity, timelessness, egolessness, experiences of wonder, awe, reverence, freedom, happiness, and exalted states of bliss.
Price: $9.99

NOTE: O’Casts are digital downloads. No product will be shipped to you. O’Casts are edited recordings of the New York Open Center’s full in-house programs. To attend the complete program at our New York City facility, please visit www.opencenter.org for more information.

Positive Psychology: The Science of Flourishing and Happiness


Check out Alloro and Zhivotovskaya’s series of webinars on The Science of Flourishing and Happiness, starting April 29, 2012.

Positive Psychology: The Science of Flourishing and Happiness

Louis Alloro and Emiliya Zhivotovskaya
11.20.11
(Audio: 1 hr 28 min)
The dynamic new field of positive psychology uses rigorous research to understand happiness and well-being and is expanding rapidly worldwide. Discover how to measure your baseline happiness, resilience and optimism, and to work with negative emotions, create more positivity enrich relationships and increase life satisfaction.
Price: $9.99

NOTE: O’Casts are digital downloads. No product will be shipped to you. O’Casts are edited recordings of the New York Open Center’s full in-house programs. To attend the complete program at our New York City facility, please visit www.opencenter.org for more information.

Centering Prayer: Inner Silence as a Path to God


Centering Prayer: Inner Silence as a Path to God

Richard Kigel
11.10.11
(Audio: 56 min)
Centering Prayer is a method of contemplative prayer which involves the cultivation of interior silence. It is a discipline designed to withdraw our attention from the ordinary flow of thoughts into an awareness of the spiritual level of our being. It helps us develop tranquility of heart and an inner awareness of the presence of God.
Price: $9.99

NOTE: O’Casts are digital downloads. No product will be shipped to you. O’Casts are edited recordings of the New York Open Center’s full in-house programs. To attend the complete program at our New York City facility, please visit www.opencenter.org for more information.

Passionate Presence


Passionate Presence

Catherine Ingram
10.29.11
(Audio: 1 hr 35 min)
Catherine Ingram explore seven qualities of awakened awareness — silence, tenderness, embodiment, genuineness, discernment, delight and wonder — some of the most beautiful qualities we embody in passionately alive wisdom.
Price: $9.99

NOTE: O’Casts are digital downloads. No product will be shipped to you. O’Casts are edited recordings of the New York Open Center’s full in-house programs. To attend the complete program at our New York City facility, please visit www.opencenter.org for more information.

Dharma Dialogues


Dharma Dialogues

Catherine Ingram
10.29.11
(Audio: 1 hr 33 min)
When awareness is realized to be an open sky in which everything passes and nothing sticks, we experience a sparkling clarity in every situation and activity. In this workshop, Catherine Ingram helps us experience and foster the habit of present awareness that can prevail throughout life’s experiences.
Price: $9.99

NOTE: O’Casts are digital downloads. No product will be shipped to you. O’Casts are edited recordings of the New York Open Center’s full in-house programs. To attend the complete program at our New York City facility, please visit www.opencenter.org for more information.

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

This online course is currently not being offered. Please subscribe to our e-newsletter via the homepage at www.opencenter.org to be informed when the course is offered again.

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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

This online course is currently not being offered. Please subscribe to our e-newsletter via the homepage at www.opencenter.org to be informed when the course is offered again.

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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

This online course is currently not being offered. Please subscribe to our e-newsletter via the homepage at www.opencenter.org to be informed when the course is offered again.

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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

Bhakti Yoga: Path of The Heart


Bhakti Yoga: Path of The Heart

Sacinandana Swami
9.15.11
(Audio: 2 hr 28 min)
Bhakti Yoga is the inner heart of the yoga tradition. It unites us with the Divine by awakening our hearts and elevating our emotions and thoughts through sacred song, poetry, mantra and inspired teachings. Taught by a leading teacher of Bhakti Yoga in the west, this workshop introduces a variety of bhakti practices.
Price: $9.99

NOTE: O’Casts are digital downloads. No product will be shipped to you. O’Casts are edited recordings of the New York Open Center’s full in-house programs. To attend the complete program at our New York City facility, please visit www.opencenter.org for more information.
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