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OPERS offers Wilderness First Aid

OPERS is offering a Wilderness First Aid/Wilderness First Reponder Recertification class on the weekend of October 23 and 24. The class is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Stevenson College, Room 175.

This course covers the basics of emergency care with emphasis on extended care situations. A wilderness first aid card is awarded upon completion. The course may be used to recertify WFR cards from WMI, NOLS, SOLO, WMA, or WPT.

The cost is $110 for UCSC students and $160 for everyone else. For more information, contact Mark McCarroll (831) 459-2806.

Wellness Center gives series of classes on health building

The Wellness Center is offering a series of four classes aimed at helping you understand your metabolism, put together the right workout, make positive changes in your eating habits, and achieve optimal energy and health. The cost of each class is $15 or $45 for the series of four. The classes are on consecutive Mondays beginning on October 18.

The first class, titled "High Energy Nutrition--High Energy Living," will provide each individual with a "personal profile based on metabolism, dosha, and blood type" and a personal format for the most effective exercise for fat loss and energy optimization.

For more information on this class and the series, contact Ryan Andrews at randrews@ucsc.edu or (831) 459-3970.

Prenatal and postpartum yoga class begins Oct. 11

The Womens's Center is offering a prenatal and postpartum yoga class for faculty, staff, and students. The class will be held on Mondays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. from October 11 through December 13 at the Women's Center. Classes may be attended on a drop-in basis or as a whole series. The cost is $7 per class.

Yoga is an excellent way to help your body adapt to the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy, childbirth, and early motherhood. Each class will include breathing exercises, stretching and strengthening postures, relaxation, and an opportunity to get to know other expectant and new moms.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket. No prior yoga experience necessary.

To register and for more information, contact the instructor, Megan Bunch, at meganmbunch@yahoo.com


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