Recreation, Fitness & Health

 


Beginning Bridge

Novice players will be introduced into the basic mechanics of how to bid and play bridge in guidance with the American Contract Bridge League rules. These rules will allow you to play socially or in duplicate bridge games. Instructor: Mary Beck

Location: HMC   Weeks: 10   Starts: 9/4   Day: W   Time: 6:30-8:30p   Fee: $99

 


BEGINNING MEDITATION

Begin to strengthen, balance, and align your mind, body, and soul through the practice of meditation. This class will combine gentle movement, discussion, and guided and silent practices to begin to work to deepen each student's personal experience. Students will learn various meditation techniques including breath work, mantra repetition, and visualization which can help reduce stress and anxiety, promote emotional and physical health, benefit memory capacity and brain management, and even inspire kindness and compassion.

Location: HMC   Weeks: 6   Starts: 9/3   Day: T   Time: 7-8p   Fee: $49

 


BEGINNER UKULELE CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND HOLIDAY SONGS

Learning ukulele is easy when you already know the songs. Make your days merry and bright by learning holiday standards in a supportive environment in which everyone sings and plays together. Our final class may also include some caroling! For brand-new to beginning players. Requires a soprano ukulele (it’s the little one) and a clip-on tuner (such as a Snark or

Intellitouch). Instructor: Seth Bates, Ukulele Instructor

Location: HMC   Weeks: 6   Starts: 11/12   Day: T   Time: 6:30-8:30p   Fee: $89

 


CHILDREN’S SELF DEFENSE

The objective of this course is to empower and prepare children ages 8 -18 to defend themselves based on the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Children will be taught escape techniques in a variety of dangerous situations, including on the ground attacks and standing attacks (neck/shoulder, arms, forearms, wrists, from the back, “bear hugs” and front “hugs”). Please arrive in workout attire (no shorts) for class. Parents are welcome to enroll as well to learn these basic skills making this a family friendly class.  Disclaimer: This course does NOT guarantee the person under attack will be able to perform any of the techniques taught successfully on a real scenario situation without a chance of being injured. Instructor: Marcio Laselva, owner, Laselva Martial Arts and Fitness and 3rd degree black belt.

 

Location: WSUH   Weeks: 1   Starts: XXX   Day: Sat   Time: 9?-12?   Fee: $49

 


DRUM YOUR WAY TO-BETTER HEALTH

HealthRhythms (empowerment drumming) is a group-music approach that uses the drum as a tool for communication and personal expression.  Drumming has been scientifically proven to enhance brain-health, reduce stress, improve communication skills and increase personal well-being. Its proven effectiveness has been used with children and adults world-wide!  No prior drumming or musical experience is necessary. Drums will be provided for in class use.

 

Location: HMC   Weeks: 6   Starts: 9/5   Day: Th   Time: 7-8:30p   Fee: $62

 


England

The largest country within the United Kingdom. Home to the Royal Family and the longest reigning Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. The variety of the English countryside is often missed by the many travelers who focus on London. From the seaside of Brighton to the picturesque villages in the Lake District, your time in England can be spent taking a deep breath of stunning landscapes, exploring a sprawling metropolis filled with museums, or practicing your Royal manners during an afternoon tea.  Instructor: Angie Courtney, Certified Travel Associate, Sunflower Travel

Location: HMC   Weeks: 6   Starts: 10/15   Day: T   Time: 6:30-8:30  Fee: $39

 


France

Join us for an introduction to the largest country in Western Europe. A country known for its cuisine, fashion, and culture. This country inspries the modern, art of doing nothing and has rolling fields of Lavender, valleys filled with vineyards, and gardens blooming with a variety of floral delights. From a casual sidewalk café with apertifs to the cities bursting with life and energy -  there’s a bit of France on Reserve for everyone.

Location: HMC   Weeks: 6   Starts: 10/22   Day: T   Time: 6:30-8:30p   Fee: $39

 


Germany

Explore the heart of Europe. Now a capital of industrial advances, Germany has transitioned from a more than colorful history. More than beers and automobiles this country is an explorer’s delight – a timekeepers secret. From Cuckoo clocks to medieval forests. Discover striking castles and cathedrals tucked away into historic villages. A year round gem from the festivals of summer to the markets of the holidays.

Location: HMC   Weeks: 6    Starts: 10/29   Day: T   Time: 6:30-8:30p   Fee: $39

 


The Art of Fly Fishing 101

Fly Fishing 101 is a course for the beginner, as well as the intermediate, interested in learning more about the art of fly fishing. This course will cover all aspects of the sport, from the history of fly fishing to the equipment needed to get started in the sport. Topics covered during this course will include: fish, entomology, water, conservation and etiquette. Participants have the opportunity to learn about both wet and dry flies.  Students will receive information about how to buy their first fly rod and reel and how to maintain fly fishing equipment that they already own. Participants will also get hands on training on how to tie fly fishing knots used while on the water as well as how to rig a fly rod for fishing different types of flies. All equipment will be provided. Instructor: Rick Brown, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club

Location: HMC   Weeks: 6   Starts: 9/9   Day: M   Time: 7-9p   Fee: $74

 


The Art of Fly Fishing 102

Learn more about the art of casting a fly rod. This course will cover the basic casts needed to get started in the sport. Topics covered during this course will include becoming proficient with the overhead and roll casts. Students will receive hands on instruction on these casts. The course will provide the equipment you will need. Instructor: Rick Brown, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club

Location: HMC   Weeks: 6   Starts: 9/3   Day: M   Time: 7-9p   Fee: $74

 


THE POETRY OF CLIMATE CHANGE

“All nature has a feeling.” John Clare, 1793-1864. Climate change is a reality our current world is facing. The only way to mitigate this impending problem is through collective action, which can be advocated through poetry spanning from the Romantic era to poetry of today. Through readings and discussions we will look at how past and present poets react to, advocate for, and warn against the dangers of climate change.

Location: HMC   Weeks: 4   Starts: 9/5   Day: Th   Time: 7-9p   Fee: $59

 


THE WINDS AND WHYS OF METEOROLOGY

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a meteorologist? How hard is it really to forecast the weather? This interactive class will answer these questions and more.  Topics to be covered include the basics and history of meteorology, severe weather safety and forecasting, and climate studies and long term forecasting.  You will also have the opportunity to tour a local forecasting center and see meteorologists in action.

Location: WEST   Weeks: 4   Starts: XXX   Day: X   Time: 7-9p   Fee: $69

 


 

WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE 

The objective of this course is to empower women and help save lives. The course teaches women’s self-defense techniques based on the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. This course is hands-on with demonstrations of possible scenarios, student training, and techniques practiced with a partner in class on how to defend oneself and escape a variety of situations. Defense and escape techniques will begin with worst-case rape scenario situations on the ground, followed by standing attacks in various attack situations (neck/shoulder, arms, forearms, wrists, from the back, “bear hugs” and front “hugs”) and conclude with additional techniques in potential rape attack situations and discussion.  Disclaimer: This course does NOT guarantee the person under attack will be able to perform any of the techniques taught successfully on a real scenario situation without a chance of being injured. Instructor: Marcio Laselva, owner, Laselva Martial Arts and Fitness and 3rd degree black belt.

Location: WSUH   Weeks: 1   Starts: XXX   Day: Sat   Time: 9p-12p   Fee: $49

 


 

WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE II

The objective of this advanced course is to empower and prepare women to defend themselves. In this level II course, students will continue to learn and practice self-defense based on the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Students should already have experience with escaping a variety of dangerous situations, and be knowledgeable of defense techniques for both on the ground attacks and standing attacks (neck/shoulder, arms, forearms, wrists, from the back, “bear hugs” and front “hugs”) which are taught in the Women’s Self Defense I class. Please arrive in workout attire (no shorts) for class.  Disclaimer: This course does NOT guarantee the person under attack will be able to perform any of the techniques taught successfully on a real scenario situation without a chance of being injured. Instructor: Marcio Laselva, owner, Laselva Martial Arts and Fitness and 3rd degree black belt.

Location: WSUH   Weeks: 1   Starts: XXX   Day: Sat   Time: 9p-12p   Fee: $49

 


YOGA FOR SENIORS

Exercise is important at any age. Yoga is one type of exercise that benefits students of all ages; especially those age 60+, by helping to develop strength, endurance and stability while improving flexibility.  Yoga for seniors is a chair-based class for beginners, which includes some standing poses. During class, we will work on strengthening and stretching all major muscle families as we focus on breathing and calming the nervous system.  Instructor:  Kayla Ragan, Yoga Alliance Certified Registered Yoga Teacher

Location: HAC   Weeks: 6   Starts: 9/4   Day: Sat   Time: 9-10a   Fee: $49

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

Registration Questions & More Information

For questions regarding your registration or the registration process, please contact the WSU Community Education Office.

Phone: 316-978-3731
Fax: 316-978-3064
Email: linda.ambler@wichita.edu or jennifer.harry@wichita.edu