Mind & Body

Tennis for Fun!

Learn the sport of tennis and make it your lifelong recreational activity.  Work on technique, drills, and have practice time with others through scrimmages while having fun! 

Fee: $75
Mons & Thurs,   Sept. 8-Oct. 2,   5:30-7pm
Course: F507
UW Tennis Courts
Instructor: Timothy Shaw
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Come Laugh with Us!

It’s been said that “laughter is the best medicine,” so consider connecting with others who are committed to fun and laughter.  We will say goodbye to the stress of starting school or day of work stress for a bit, and explore the health benefits of laughing, simple breathing techniques, fun laughter exercises, the history of Laughter Clubs, as well as relaxation techniques.  No need to memorize jokes and no special clothing required.  We laugh because it is healthy, and it just feels good!  New laughers of all ages welcome. 

Fee: $19
Mons, Sept. 8, 6:30-8pm & Sept. 15, 6:30-7:30pm
Course: F506
Rm. 409
Instructor: Judi Olson
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Fencing

Discover the art of fencing.  Open to beginners and ongoing students. Bring your own equipment or attend first lesson and the instructor will suggest equipment options (starter sets range $100-$150).  Includes six lessons and six free practice sessions. Must be enrolled to attend free practice sessions. 

Fee: $59
Tues,  6:30-8:30pm,   Sept. 16-Dec. 2
Course: F504
Lesson Dates: Sept. 16 & 30, Oct. 14 & 28, Nov. 11 & 25
Free Practices: Sept. 23, Oct. 7 & 21, Nov. 4 & 18, Dec. 2
Rm. Commons
Instructor: Matt Carter
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9 Lessons for Living Longer and Better

There are individuals in select areas of the world, including the US who are ten times more likely to reach age 100—living a quality life.  What’s their secret?  Learn the 9 Lessons for Living Longer and Better that has been implemented in Midwest states as Iowa and Minnesota to improve the health quality of their residents.  Come prepared to participate in hands-on activities to assess your health and learn how to implement the nine lessons.  *Please come with your login and password to an e-mail account.

Fee: $19
Thur,   Nov. 6,   6:30-8:30pm
Course: B516
Rm. 131

Instructor: Virginia Jorstad
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Ballroom Dance

David and Karen Goggin teach these popular dance classes. There’s a class for every ability level. All classes are held in the UW-Marshfield/Wood Campus - Commons.    During the winter months, we ask participants to bring a clean pair of shoes. 
Fee: $59 pp
Classes: Mons, Sept. 29-Nov. 3
Lesson and Dance for all:  Fri, Oct. 24, 7:30-10pm

  • Level I - Beginning Ballroom Dance, 5:50-6:40pm
    Designed for the beginning student, in this course you will develop timing, as well as, leading and following skills.  Learn a variety of patterns in the Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, and Rumba. Course: F509
  • Level II - Ballroom Dance, 6:45-7:35pm
    Designed for the student who has completed at least one Level I course.  In this course you will continue to work on developing timing, as well as, leading and following skills.  Dances covered will be Rumba and ChaCha. Course: F510
  • Level III - Ballroom Dance, 7:40-8:30pm
    This course is for students that have completed at least three Level II courses.  Students will learn techniques unique to each dance.  In addition, a greater variety of patterns will be introduced. Dances that will be covered include the Tango and ChaCha. Course: F511

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Healthy Sleep

Relaxation expert John M. Oestreicher will teach you how to fall asleep easily and quickly. Learn to sleep soundly and release the endless monkey mind chatter to create a restful night.  Learn about natural, holistic and practical techniques that help you develop a calm and peaceful mind for longer and healthier sleep. 

Fee: $30
Sat,   Oct. 25,   9-11:15am
Course: F502
Rm. 101
Instructor: John Oestreicher
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Meditation Training

John Oestreicher has been meditating for 30 years and teaching meditation for ten years.  In this informative and relaxing class, participants will learn: the benefits of meditation, how and when to meditate, focused attention, and how to slow down and release the mind’s endless chatter.  Students will practice meditating and each individual will receive a customized meditation based on their goals and energy scan.

Fee: $30
Sat,   Oct. 25,   11:30am-1:30pm
Course: F503
Rm. 101
Instructor: John Oestreicher
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Anti-Aging Yoga

Practice basic yoga, while incorporating the anti-aging techniques of facial yoga.  Increase strength, balance and flexibility—all things that tend to diminish as we age—with flowing exercises and held poses.  Discover basic facial exercises and stretches that can fight wrinkles, sagging, and signs of aging.  Please bring a yoga mat. 

Fee: $29
Mons,   Nov. 10-Dec. 1,   5:30-6:15pm
Course: F512
Upper Commons

Instructor: Rebecca Rucker
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