Northwest Tai Chi Classes – – Liang Shen Pu BaGua Master Yang Shiming will hold workshops focusing on BaGua Fan form and single palm changes. Today-Wednesday at Northwest Tai Chi, 2802 N. Monroe St. Call (509) 499-1264 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Tai Chi Classes – Now offered on Thursday afternoons at the Kroc Center, 1675 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 667-1865 for more information. Tai Chi/Quigong Classes – Held Thursday evening at the Gardenia Center, 400 Church St., Sandpoint. Call (208) 255-8099 for more information.
Pilgrim’s Market Events - “Eating – It’s the Biggest Cause of Disease, Disabilities and Death in the U.S. Today” – Documentary film plays Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., and Dec. 16, 4:30 p.m. Preventative Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening – Terri Porcarelli will explain the benefits of utilizing diagnostic ultrasound to see the inside of the carotid arteries and abdominal aorta which provides valuable information on people’s vascular health. Thursday, 5:30-6:15 p.m. “Healing Cancer From Inside Out” – Documentary film plays Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m. for two hours and Dec. 17, 4:30 p.m. for two hours. The film builds a case against conventional cancer treatment’s track record and claims to show how conventional medicine exaggerates the benefits of treatments while minimizing the risks; shows how cancer can be successfully healed with dietary treatments and natural supplementation; explains common misconceptions about cancer; discusses startling cancer research findings and has interviews with people who have reversed cancers using diet. Also discusses supplementation and why attitude is important in reversing not only cancer, but any disease. Events are held at Pilgrim’s Natural Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free.
Medicare Advantage Seminars – Informational seminars on Group Health’s Medicare Advantage plans are Thursday and Dec. 15 and 29 at Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave.; Monday and Dec. 22 at Oxford Suites Downtown Spokane, 115 W. North River Drive; Dec. 16 at Oxford Suites, 15015 E. Indiana Ave.; and Dec. 17 and 28 at South Hill Medical Center, 4102 S. Regal St., #101. All seminars begin at 10 a.m. Visit www.ghc.org/ medicare/hmoSeminars.jhtml to register or call (800) 446-8882 ext. 100 for more information.
Red Cross First Aid – Participants learn skills to provide care and minimize the consequences of injury until help arrives. Topics include sudden illness, bleeding, etc. Participants receive a laminated reference card, workbook and first aid certification card valid for three years. Held 6-10 p.m. today, and 8 a.m.-noon on Dec. 23. Cost is $30 per class. Held at American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Call (509) 326-3330, ext. 215 or 209, or visit www.spokanered cross.org/classes.html.
Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens Training – Participants obtain an understanding of the OSHA bloodborne pathogens regulation: how they are spread, how to prevent exposure incidents, properly disinfecting equipment, etc. Participants receive a manual and BBP certification valid for one year. Held 6-10 p.m. on Thursday. Cost is $25. Held at American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Call (509) 326-3330 ext. 215 or 209 or visit www.spokanered cross.org/classes.html.
BLS Health Care Provider Renewal – Course designed for those who hold a current AHA Health Care Provider card and wish to renew their status. Each participant will be expected to pass a written and performance evaluation. Dec. 16, 7:45-10:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $45, includes a card valid for two years. Preregistration is required. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.
Natural Childbirth – For expecting mothers who are planning a nonmedicated birth. Class is taken after Prepared Childbirth and covers additional labor positions, comfort measures and breathing techniques to use during labor. Dec. 16, 6-8 p.m. at Holy Family Health and Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost is $25 and includes a support partner. Preregistration is required. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.
Stroke Prevention, Detection and Management – Presentation covers how to detect a stroke as well as useful information on how to reduce your risk for having a stroke. Dec. 17, 6:30-8 p.m. at Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.
Post-Holiday Open Gentle Yoga Class – Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine St., Suite D. Cost is $5. Call (509) 481-3134 or visit www.moontreeyoga.com for more information.
Red Cross Adult/Child CPR/AED plus Infant CPR – Participants learn to care for respiratory or cardiac emergencies for adults, children and infants. Topics include choking, rescue breaths, chest compression and operation of an AED. Participants receive a laminated reference card, workbook and CPR/AED certification card valid for one year. Held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 19; and 6-10 p.m. on Dec. 21 and 23. Cost is $67 per class. Held at American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Call (509) 326-3330 ext. 215 or 209 or visit www.spokaneredcross.org/ classes.html.
Breathe, Write, Release Workshop – Learn breathing and relaxing skills to release your creativity and enrich your ability to tell stories and myths. Participants will begin a journal, do in-class exercises, writing and yoga. Saturday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine St., Suite S. Cost is $40 with preregistration or $50 at the door. Call (509) 481-3134 or visit www.moontreeyoga.com to register and for more information.
Red Cross K.N.O.W. HIV Prevention Education – Topics include the stages, transmission, treatment, emotional aspects and impact of the disease. Participants receive a packet and certification. Held 6-10 p.m. on Dec. 15 and 8 a.m.-noon on Dec. 29. Cost is $35 per class. Held at American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Call (509) 326-3330, ext. 215 or 209, or visit www.spokaneredcross.org/ classes.html.
Community Yoga Class – Held Sundays through the end of the year, 4:30-5:45 p.m. at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine St., Suite D. Suggested donation of $5. Call (509) 481-3134 or visit www.moontree yoga.com for more information.
The Four Noble Truths – 12-week series covers the core of Buddhist teaching: there is suffering, there is a cause to suffering, there is an end to suffering, there is a path out of suffering. Each class will include meditation, talk and discussion. Held 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays through Dec. 16, at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $120 or $12 per class. Call (509) 928-3863, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.mainstream-mindfulness.com for more information.