A new schedule of classes, programs, and events have just been announced for January to March 2012 and registration is now open! See the Programs & Retreats calendar for a full list of offerings, including new integrative health and mind-body programs to complement popular staple programs empowering individuals to enhance their overall well-being.
"Our goal is to provide experiential programs that explore dimensions of health and healing taught by gifted health professionals," says Shanti Norris, Executive Director. "In addition to our foundational programs on nutrition and stress reduction, this quarter's programs focus on looking inward and finding balance within ourselves. These include techniques from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shamanism, Reiki, intuition, and meditation. Similarly, a selection of our creativity programs will promote inner reflection in tandem with the seasons. We also continue to offer a selection of cooking and nutrition programs to promote local, seasonal, and healthy eating."
The next exhibit at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery has also been announced, featuring the work of local graffiti-style artists to address how public art can heal struggling communities, especially during this time of economic uncertainty and heightened unemployment. The public will be invited to take part in the project through three workshops that transform the gallery into a working studio to create an on-site mural.
All of the classes and programs at Smith Center are led by a renowned collection of highly regarded facilitators, medical professionals and physicians, nutritionists, certified yoga and meditation instructors, artists, and more.
Smith Center is committed to making all of its programs affordable and accessible to anyone who could benefit from them. Many classes are free of charge or low cost. Scholarship and fellowship assistance is also available.