The Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine has several classes open to the Orange County community. For any information on classes you cannot find on the web, please email email@example.com or call 949-824-5763.
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Mindfulness has been shown in many studies to help with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep. To name a few benefits, it has been shown to boost the immune system, improve structures of the brain associated with memory learning and executive function.
For mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) classes, please review our current schedule. Our basic eight-week mindfulness classes are offered throughout the year. Discounts for MBSR alumni and more class options continue to be added to enhance our growing program.
Dr. Lin's classes undergo continuous enhancements that are based on the latest Tai Chi research. Beginner and intermediate classes are offered throughout the year.
Tai Chi is one of the most well-balanced exercises for people of all ages to train their mind and body. Aside from the traditional, more familiar slow and relaxing movements, Chen Style Tai Chi (the original style from which all other styles were derived) incorporates explosively fast movements that provide excellent training for fast muscle fibers, cardiovascular health, and self-defense.
Falls can lead to more serious health problems, loss of independence, and isolation. This new program is an evidence-based fall prevention program specifically for older adults. Each year, more than a third of adults aged 65+ experiences a fall. Activities taught in the "Moving for Better Balance" program are supported by the National Council on Aging and the Center for Disease Control.
Tai Chi, a popular form of mind-body practice, originated in China several hundred years ago. It is believed to have many benefits on a person's health and healing. A 2007 report by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality rated the ancient Chinese mind-body practice of Tai Chi/Qigong as the best for reduction of high blood pressure, ahead of mindfulness/transcendental meditation and Yoga. But Tai Chi is much more than that. The Harvard Health Publications recently called Tai Chi "Medicine in Motion" because of the mounting evidence from laboratory research and clinical trials that it can:
Find peace within and strengthen your body
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Mondays 8:00 am
Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Melissa Ricker is a certified bodyworker, yoga instructor, and lecturer on holistic health. Yoga was an integrative part in her healing from a debilitating joint disorder over 14 years ago. By increasing her flexibility and tapping into the body’s incredible resources, she was able to fully heal. She strongly believes in self care through proper nutrition, movement, bodywork, and meditation. Melissa’s style of yoga is for all body types and all levels. Her basic hatha yoga for wellness will leave you feeling connected to your body, centered, and more flexible.
Class registration is completed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, faxing the forms to (949) 824-2812, or mailing them to the SSCIM administration office. Questions? Call 949-824-5763