All classes are free and open to anyone interested (participants do not have to meet income or geographic guidelines unless noted otherwise). Current CAC clients are encouraged to sign up for classes. For more information on all classes, contact Julie Reid, firstname.lastname@example.org, 816-763-3277 x 110
What Kids Can Do and How to Handle Stress: October 14, 1 – 2 pm
Chair Yoga: October 20, 1 – 1:30 pm
How to Influence Others Using Developmental Assets & Developmental Relationships:
October 28, Noon – 1 pm
CAC Cooks! (Rescheduled): October 29, 1 – 1:45 pm
Virtual Wellness by Phone at Home
The First Hand Foundation and CAC are partnering to offer the Foundation's free, at home, by phone virtual wellness classes to CAC friends. Participants do not have to meet income or geographic guidelines. Follow these steps to get connected to Fitness Instructors.
Yoga: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 1 pm
Start a Yoga practice at home! All ages are welcome, come as you are and work at your own pace and level. That could be in a chair or on the floor. Our Instructors will guide you through the 50-minute practice.
Nutrition Hacks and Stretch & Strength: Tuesdays and Thursdays - 1 pm
Deepen your knowledge of all things nutrition with 5 minutes of Nutrition Hacks. These tips and tricks will help you live a more nutritionist life! Stretch & Strength class follows at 1:05 pm. This class combines the best of both worlds.
Evening Yoga: Mondays and Thursdays - 6 pm
End your day centered and relaxed with an evening Yoga class. Note this class has a different Conference ID (520 472 345).
On demand sessions to watch at your convenience
Mindfulness: presented by CAC Volunteer Jim McGraw
While the negative impact of stress on health is well known, daily relaxation practices can decrease muscle tension, high blood pressure, anxiety, etc. In this video, participants will learn and practice a simple technique to help activate your parasympathetic nervous system, called the "relaxation response" by Harvard physician Dr. Herbert Benson. The video also includes practical tips to take calming diaphragmatic breaths throughout the day for a more relaxed mind/body. Link to video HERE.
Autogenic Muscle Relaxation: presented by CAC Volunteer Jim McGraw
Autogenic Muscle Relaxation (AMR) is a self-relaxation method used since the 1930's, sometimes with biofeedback. This short video session provides an overview of AMR, and a guided narrative where listeners intentionally relax by repeating phrases such as "my hands are heavy and warm". The regular practice of this simple technique can lead to muscle relaxation, dilation of blood vessels in the extremities, and an overall sense of calm. Link HERE.
Trauma Informed Care: Video produced by Truman Medical Center’s Center for Trauma Informed Innovation.
Trauma-informed care includes practices that promote safety, empowerment, and healing for children and adults. This video helps participants understand the connection between symptoms and behaviors and an individual’s trauma history. Link HERE.