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Health & Fitness, Yoga, Wellness, Pilates Classes

Health and Fitness classes at UNM Continuing Education help you open the door to better health. Our well-trained instructors have experience working with people of all ages and physical ability. We offer classes in a variety of exercise and fitness topics including, yoga, Pilates, dance, swimming, weight lifting, and more. Whether you are looking to drop pounds, or work on strength training, we offer classes that will fit your needs. Like all of our classes, the schedules are convenient and the classes are affordable; and you can try something new without a long-term contract.


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Fitness Classes

Dance Fitness - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

Come and enjoy aerobics ‐ Latin style! In salsaerobics, you'll lose weight and get in shape as you exercise to the Latin beat. Learn basic Latin dance steps including: salsa, cumbia, cha cha, mambo, merengue, and more. This class starts at a beginning level and gradually increases to higher fitness levels. Note: Wear comfortable clothing and good aerobic shoes.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness.

Section SPA‐PE

10684
$95
05/14/2018 - 07/02/2018
Mon, Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 6:30 PM
Israela Garcia
Baila! Baila! Dance Studio

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Come and enjoy aerobics ‐ Latin style! In salsaerobics, you'll lose weight and get in shape as you exercise to the Latin beat. Learn basic Latin dance steps including: salsa, cumbia, cha cha, mambo, merengue, and more. This class starts at a beginning level and gradually increases to higher fitness levels. Note: Wear comfortable clothing and good aerobic shoes.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness.

Section SPB‐PE

10684
$95
05/15/2018 - 07/05/2018
Tue, Thu 5:30 PM ‐ 6:30 PM
Israela Garcia
Baila! Baila! Dance Studio

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Come and enjoy aerobics ‐ Latin style! In salsaerobics, you'll lose weight and get in shape as you exercise to the Latin beat. Learn basic Latin dance steps including: salsa, cumbia, cha cha, mambo, merengue, and more. This class starts at a beginning level and gradually increases to higher fitness levels. Note: Wear comfortable clothing and good aerobic shoes.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness.

Section SPC‐PE

10684
$95
05/19/2018 - 09/01/2018
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 10:00 AM
Israela Garcia
Baila! Baila! Dance Studio

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Pilates - Upcoming Classes

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Strength and Cardio - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

Get a great workout that's different each time, exercising with a small group of like‐minded friends! If you don't love the gym but you want to be stronger, fitter and healthier then this is the class for you. Using weights, bands, balls and more, you'll get strength, cardio and stretching all in one. Classes are small and held in a cozy, well equipped studio. Your instructor, Ingrid Wentzel, will coach and challenge you, but always provide options to accommodate a range of skills and abilities. Ingrid has been a personal trainer for over 20 years and specializes in adult fitness for real bodies.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness.

Section SPD‐HF

06484
$85
05/07/2018 - 06/04/2018
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM
Ingrid Wentzel
Body Positive Personal Training

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Get a great workout that's different each time, exercising with a small group of like‐minded friends! If you don't love the gym but you want to be stronger, fitter and healthier then this is the class for you. Using weights, bands, balls and more, you'll get strength, cardio and stretching all in one. Classes are small and held in a cozy, well equipped studio. Your instructor, Ingrid Wentzel, will coach and challenge you, but always provide options to accommodate a range of skills and abilities. Ingrid has been a personal trainer for over 20 years and specializes in adult fitness for real bodies.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness.

Section SPF‐HF

06484
$85
05/10/2018 - 05/31/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM
Ingrid Wentzel
Body Positive Personal Training

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Get a great workout that's different each time, exercising with a small group of like‐minded friends! If you don't love the gym but you want to be stronger, fitter and healthier then this is the class for you. Using weights, bands, balls and more, you'll get strength, cardio and stretching all in one. Classes are small and held in a cozy, well equipped studio. Your instructor, Ingrid Wentzel, will coach and challenge you, but always provide options to accommodate a range of skills and abilities. Ingrid has been a personal trainer for over 20 years and specializes in adult fitness for real bodies.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness.

Section SPJ‐HF

06484
$85
05/12/2018 - 06/02/2018
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 11:00 AM
Ingrid Wentzel
Body Positive Personal Training

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Swimming - Upcoming Classes

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Yoga Classes

Yoga - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

Gentle yoga postures emphasizing alignment are combined with breath and body awareness, meditation and relaxation. Let's explore together, focusing on the present moment and developing skill in concentrating and steadying the mind so that we can be more attentive, more aware and more centered. A way of practice that can help us see our bodies, hearts and minds more clearly, while cultivating kindness and compassion within.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness.

Section SPB‐HF

06454
$95
05/01/2018 - 05/29/2018
Tue 4:30 PM ‐ 5:45 PM
Doreen Siracusano
High Desert Yoga ‐ Nob Hill

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Eastern Practice Classes

Eastern Practice - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

This course continues the study of the traditional Yang Style Long Form, building on the knowledge and skills gained in the Beginner's class. Students receive detailed instruction and practice before progressing to study of the second section of the form. There will also be special focus on the walking movements that include Repulse Monkey (backward stepping), Wave Hands Like clouds (sideways stepping) and an introduction to kicking techniques. Emphasis will be placed on attaining the quality of groundedness, through improvement of balance skills and further deepening one's state of relaxation. Students will learn and experiment with new methods aimed at removing stress‐related blockages, thus enhancing the health benefits of their T'ai Chi practice. Virginia Huettig began her study of T'ai Chi in 1996. She has taught T'ai Chi Ch'uan at UNM since 2002.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

06498
$90
05/15/2018 - 06/05/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Virginia Huettig
CE North Building

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Natural Healing Classes

Meditation - Upcoming Classes

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Natural Healing - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

90% of Americans suffer from back pain at least once. What causes it? How can we heal it? Dr. Pamela Cornish, NP, DOM, struggled with rheumatoid arthritis for 15 years, sciatica for 5 months, and a herniated disc for 3 years. Dr. Cornish is her name and backs are her game! By applying the techniques taught in this class, she has been free of the above since 1986, 1989 and 1994, respectively. Learn helpful tips for sitting, standing, working and sleeping to prevent developing back pain. If you already have back pain, and would like to explore ideas and tools in natural medicine before resorting to drugs and/or surgery, please join us for a morning of learning. Note: A $5 Materials Fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA‐PE

06491
$55
04/28/2018
Sat 8:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Pamela Cornish
CE South Building

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We hear about manifesting whatever we want, but what works? What doesn't? Is there a missing element? These questions and more will be answered in this experimental, enjoyable class. You'll learn how you can sabotage your success, discover ways to fix that sabotage, and hear how to correct two missing elements. Come with an open mind and a desire to learn.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

04342
$65
05/02/2018 - 05/16/2018
Wed 2:30 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Rita Herther
CE South Building

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Take a look at your medicine cabinet. What do you use for toiletries, cleansers, headaches, colds, allergies, nausea, cuts, blisters or insomnia? Are you aware of the ingredients of the products you use for first aid, and the possible deleterious side effects? Learn to use natural remedies including: Chinese herbs, pharmaceutical grade essential oils, and miscellaneous ''Dr. Mom'' items to administer first aid safely. Learn how to handle small emergencies, speed healing, avoid negative side effects, and save money. Dr. Pamellina Cornish is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in private practice in Albuquerque since 1987. She empowers her patients to take care of all aspects of their health with natural remedies. Note: A $5 material fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section SPA‐PE

06538
$55
05/19/2018
Sat 8:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Pamela Cornish
CE South Building

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Reiki is a simple Japanese folk art. Anyone can use Reiki for self and others. It can relieve stress, insomnia, fatigue and pain and accelerate healing of body, mind and spirit. In this introductory class you learn about Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, its history, levels of training and practical applications. You can experience the Reiki touch, have your questions answered, and develop a basis for deciding whether or not to pursue Reiki treatment or training.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness.

Section SPA‐PE

06469
$40
06/02/2018
Sat 1:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM
Elizabeth Valsala
CE South Building

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90% of Americans suffer from back pain at least once. What causes it? How can we heal it? Dr. Pamela Cornish, NP, DOM, struggled with rheumatoid arthritis for 15 years, sciatica for 5 months, and a herniated disc for 3 years. Dr. Cornish is her name and backs are her game! By applying the techniques taught in this class, she has been free of the above since 1986, 1989 and 1994, respectively. Learn helpful tips for sitting, standing, working and sleeping to prevent developing back pain. If you already have back pain, and would like to explore ideas and tools in natural medicine before resorting to drugs and/or surgery, please join us for a morning of learning. Note: A $5 Materials Fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

06491
$55
06/02/2018
Sat 8:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Pamela Cornish
CE South Building

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This two‐week course will provide information on the history of Curanderismo (the art of Mexican Folk Healing) in the Southwest and Mexico. Exploring an integrative approach to medicine and featuring demonstrations that incorporate Curanderismo with various traditional and holistic health techniques, such as: the creation of a sacred space;; herbs and rituals;; ceremonial use of the sweat lodge (temazcal);; energetic cleansings (limpias);; herbal smoke;; medicine of the drum;; Mayan abdominal massage;; fire cupping (ventosas);; juice therapy (jugo terapia);; death and healing;; intestinal blockage (empacho);; laugh therapy (risa terapia);; shawl alignments (manteadas);; and Mayan acupuncture. This course will use instructors who are researchers in the field, healers, and health practitioners, from UNM, Mexico, the Southwest, and the Albuquerque community. A materials fee of $50 will be collected at the time of registration. For more information, please visit http://curanderismo.unm.edu/. CEUs are available for an additional fee. Required:Curanderismo The Art of Traditional Medicine without Borders by Eliseo "Cheo" Torres • Curandero Traditional Healers of the Southwest and Mexico by Eliseo "Cheo" Torres with Imanol Miranda • Curandero A Life in Mexican Folk Healing by Eliseo "Cheo" Torres Optional:Healing with Herbs and Rituals by Eliseo "Cheo" Torres, edited by Tim Sawyer • Infusions of Healing by Joie Davidow

Note: Textbooks: Required: • Curanderismo The Art of Traditional Medicine without Borders by Eliseo "Cheo" Torres • Curandero Traditional Healers of the Southwest and Mexico by Eliseo "Cheo" Torres with Imanol Miranda • Curandero A Life in Mexican Folk Healing by Eliseo "Cheo" Torres Optional: • Healing with Herbs and Rituals by Eliseo "Cheo" Torres, edited by Tim Sawyer • Infusions of Healing by Joie Davidow

Section SUA‐PD

04351
$300
07/16/2018 - 07/27/2018
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:10 AM ‐ 12:40 PM
Dr. Eliseo Torres
UNM Main Campus

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UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Personal Enrichment Tuition Remission for Health & Fitness, Yoga, Wellness, Pilates Classes.

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