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WELLNESS CLASSES

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga is a form of classical hatha yoga. Perfect for any fitness level; including pregnant women. The gentle poses and techniques reduce stress, assist with weight management, and produce greater health and well-being. Students need to be able to get up and down from the floor. A yoga mat and a blanket are required. Taught by Jamie Chandler.

  • $60/8 class Punch Pass ($7.50/class)
  • $105 for Fall Semester MONDAY or WEDNESDAY Pass
  • Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM
  • September 5 – December 19 (No Class September 26, November 21)
  • Hillcrest JH Dance Room

Yoga

Integrate your mind, body, and spirit through Yoga. Incorporate physical postures, breath control, and meditative techniques to lower stress levels, reduce pain, alleviate depression, boost the immune system and increase your flexibility. Work every muscle and every system of your body from the inside out. Bring yoga sticky mat, 6 ft. yoga strap, one yoga block, and a stiff blanket are required. Taught by Jamie Chandler.

  • $60/8 classes (Punch Pass $7.50/class) or $98 for Fall Semester Pass – 14 classes ($7/class)
  • Wednesdays 7:15-8:45 PM
  • September 5 – December 19 (No class on September 26, November 21)
  • Hillcrest JH Dance Room

Meditation

Meditation is an ancient practice known to reduce stress, heighten the senses, provide mental clarity, improve sleep, increase self-esteem, and improve focus. It enables us to access the soul and higher states of consciousness. In this class, we’ll learn techniques from the major traditions, explore MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction), and practice each technique. Timeless teaching from Jon Kabat-Zinn, Thich Nhat Hahn, Dr. Mark Muesse, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, and other masters will be practiced. You will find the method that works best for you. If you’ve recently experienced extreme trauma, be advised this class may not be right for you at this time.

If you’re ready to improve the quality of your life, join us! Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket and cushion or pillow to meditate on. It’s important to elevate the hips for optimum comfort. Total meditation practice time will be about 20-25 minutes. Taught by Jamie Chandler.

  • $60/8 classes (Punch Pass $7.50/class) or $105 Fall Semester Pass – 15 Classes ($7/class)
  • Mondays 7:15-8:15 PM
  • September 10 – December 17
  • Hillcrest JH Dance Room

Unlimited Yoga/Meditation Classes

  • You can purchase an unlimited Fall Semester pass for Yoga/Meditation for $220.00

Zumba

Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. While many of the types of dance and music featured in the program are Latin American inspired, classes can also contain everything from jazz to African beats to country to hip-hop and pop. Taught by Cassandra Westenskow.

  • $30/10 classes (Punch Pass)
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Beginning August 28
  • Horizon Elementary

INSTRUCTION CLASSES

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Learn to use Microsoft Word productively and efficiently. Learn how to create, save and navigate documents, edit, copy and paste, and find and replace text. Enhance the appearance of a document by using formatting options and templates. Create tables, adjust page layout, work with graphics, and proof and print documents. Taught by Aaron Riedthaler.

  • $40/4 Classes
  • Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 PM
  • August 28 – September 18
  • Hillcrest JH Room M208

Microsoft Excel for Beginners

Excel is an incredibly powerful tool for getting meaning out of vast amounts of data. But it also works really well for simple calculations and tracking almost any kind of information. The key to unlocking all that potential is the grid of cells. Cells can contain numbers, text, or formulas. Taught by Aaron Riedthaler.

  • $40/4 Classes
  • Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 PM
  • August 28-September 18
  • Hillcrest JH Room M208

Basic Computer Skills

Computer skills are essential in order to utilize computers and related technology efficiently. This course will help you learn basic computer skills, including typing and using a mouse. After you’ve mastered the basics, this course will help you learn about the Internet and email, computers, word processing, multimedia, and spreadsheets.

  • $40/4 Classes
  • Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM
  • August 29-September 19
  • Hillcrest JH Room M208

What Happened to My Paycheck

Most people can do more to stretch their money to cover more of their expenses. It would be nice to wave a magic wand and suddenly have enough money to cover all of your bills with plenty leftover for fun. This class will help you learn how to get the most out of your paycheck.

  • $40/4 Classes
  • Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM
  • August 29-September 19
  • Hillcrest JH Room M208

Tarot Card Instruction

Look into your future, and even see the present more clearly. The first known tarot cards were created in northern Italy during the 15th century. The original purpose of tarot cards was for playing games and then later became associated with mysticism and magic. Explore the history of tarot cards and learn how to read the cards for yourself. This is an informational, introductory class. Bring your deck of Rider Waite tarot cards the first night of class. Taught by Stacey Crawford. (Choose one session)

  • $40.00/6 Classes
  • Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 PM
  • September 4 – October 9
  • October 16 – November 20
  • Murray High School Spartan Cove

Budgeting Class

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • 7:30-8:30 PM
  • Hillcrest JH Room M208
  • This class is free but you must register at kdavis@murrayschools.org

Getting Out of Debt

  • Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • 7:30-8:30 PM
  • Hillcrest JH Room M208
  • This class is free but you must register at kdavis@murrayschools.org

Estate Planning

  • Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Hillcrest JH Room C109
  • This class is free but you must register at kdavis@murrayschools.org

Social Security

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Hillcrest JH Room C109
  • This class is free but you must register at kdavis@murrayschools.org
DSLR photography class
Do you own a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) or are planning to buy one in the very near future?  Learn how to take your camera off ‘auto’ and put it into manual mode. Discover everything you need to know to take fantastic pictures using composition, f stops, shutter speeds, ISO, white balance, lighting, lenses and filters.
  • $50/4 Classes
  • Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 PM
  • September 5 – September 26
  • Murray High School Spartan Cove

MUSIC CLASSES

Beginning Ukulele

Ukulele is one of the simplest and most fun instruments to play. We’ll learn the basic chords, fretting, and strumming techniques, then we’ll dive into playing some classic ukulele songs. Please bring a soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele with standard tuning (GCEA) and a 3-ring binder. The instructor will inspect your instrument for playability and make any recommendations. After this 10 week course, you’ll be playing and singing “under the rainbow.” Transcriptions and a chord chart are included.

  •  $50/10 Classes
  • Thursdays 7:00-8:00 PM
  • August 23 – November 15 (No Class October 11 & 18)
  • Hillcrest JH Band Room

Intermediate Ukulele

Let us brush up on those Ukulele cords and dive right into playing tunes. We’ll review chords, fretting, and strumming techniques. Please bring a soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele with standard tuning (GCEA) and a 3-ring binder. The instructor will inspect your instrument for playability and make any recommendations. After this 10 week course, you’ll be playing and singing “current and classic Ukulele hits. Transcriptions and a chord chart are included.

  • $50/10 Classes
  • Thursdays 8:00-9:00 PM
  • August 30-November 15 (No Class October 11 & 18)
  • Hillcrest JH Band Room

RELATIONSHIP CLASSES

Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Love and Logic is a well-known parenting program that teaches parents how to raise responsible children. Topics include ending power struggles and teaching responsibility, setting limits and preventing arguments, problem-solving and completing chores without conflict. Taught by Danielle Cook.

  • Thursdays 6:30 – 8:45 PM
  • October 4 – October 25 (4 Classes)
  • Hillcrest JH Room C109
  • This class is free of charge but you must register at www.healthyrelationshipsutah.org

Avoid Falling for a Jerk or Jerkette

Finding Healthy Relationships is a program for singles of all ages. Participants will learn the steps to building a better relationship. Topics covered will include dating issues and dealing with a difficult partner, keys to effective personal change and growth, ingredients for a lasting relationship and moving forward. Taught By Danielle Cook.

  • Mondays 6:30-8:30 PM
  • November 5 – November 26 (4 Classes)
  • Hillcrest JH Room C109
  • This class is free of charge but you must register at www.healthyrelationshipsutah.org

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BUILDING LOCATIONS
Murray High: 5440 South State Street
Hillcrest Jr. High: 178 East 5300 South
Horizon Elementary: 5180 South 700 West