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A program of Health and Wellness courses for mind and body.

Tai Chi for Health

This popular program was developed for the Arthritis Foundation. It includes a warm-up for the joints followed by QiGong meditation to blend your mind with your Chi. This seminar includes the Sun Form for balance and strength.

Instructor:Allan Drelick, Certified Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Instructor

Course Information

September 10 to October 29, Thursdays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, 8 weeks,

Dates/Time: Thursdays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, 8 weeks, 9/10/20 to 10/29/20
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $79
CRN: 377  Course Number: COOL1111  Section: OWB

Beyond Weight Loss: Your Journey to the Best Version of You: Live Remote Class

Get inspired, motivated, and educated to become the best version of yourself while losing weight with the confidence that you will keep it off forever. I did, you can too. Come learn from my journey, and the facts about everything from fats, to fiber, carbs to proteins, labels to ingredients, water, personal development, goals, movement and more. Discover the secret ingredient: designing your environment to unlock your awesome potential!

Instructor:Richard Curtin, successful life coach with 25 years’ experience helping and inspiring people in weight loss, wellness, personal development, and inner happiness.

Course Information

September 22 to October 27, Tuesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 6 weeks

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 6 weeks, 9/22/2020 to 10/27/2020
Location: Online
Cost: $59
CRN: 414 Course Number: HLTH1026 Section: OWB

Latin Social Dancing

Learn how to dance Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. We will learn to find the beat in the music and practice beginner footwork (right and left turns as well as the cross body lead). We will also learn how to dance with a partner (lead and follow). This is a great way to learn something new, make new friends and stay physically active. Bring comfortable shoes.

Instructor: Deborah Hilse, Social dancer and experienced instructor with over 20 years experience in East Coast Swing, Latin Dance and other partner dances.

Course Information

September 17 to November 5, Thursdays, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 8 weeks

Dates/Time: Thursdays, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 8 weeks, 9/17/2020 to 11/5/2020
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $99
CRN: 417 Course Number: HLTH1024 Section: OWB

Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga is appropriate for beginners as well as the student who prefers a softer, more -meditative approach to yoga. Classes include warm-up stretching, postures, breath work, and deep relaxation, as well as an introduction to the larger philosophy of yoga. These practices promote strength, balance, flexibility, and mental focus, which in turn enrich one’s life “off the mat”. The instructor will offer a variety of modifications.

Instructor; Ariel Chicklis, Certified Yoga instructor

Course Information

October 21 to December 16, Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 10:00 am, 8 weeks, (no class 11/11)

Dates/Time: Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 10:00 am, 8 weeks, 10/21/2020 to 12/16/2020 (no class 11/11)
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $99
CRN: 389 Course Number: HLTH1032 Section: OWB

Advanced Directives and Living Wills: Who Will Speak for You?

In the event of illness or disability, is there someone you trust who can speak for you and communicate how you wish to be cared for if you are unable to do so? Learn the different types of Advanced Directives including Massachusetts Health Care Proxy and the “Five Wishes”. Class held at Merrimack Valley Hospice’s main office at the Riverwalk (360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Entrance I, 4th floor) in Lawrence. Registration for this course is mandatory.

Course Information


Dates/Time: TBD
Location: Riverwalk  (Building 9, Entrance I, 4th floor)
Cost: Free, Off Campus
CRN: 110  Course Number: HLTH1008 Section: OA

Reiki I

Discover what Reiki is (and isn’t!), what it feels like and how it is used to promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing by triggering the body’s own ability to heal itself.  Learn about working with energy, the Chakra system and hand positions for both self and client sessions plus receive Reiki I attunements.  There will be time for meditation and hands-on practice.  Attunement and Level I certificate given upon successful completion.  Limit 6.  Bring bag lunch.

Instructor: Angela Sakakeeny, Reiki Master

Course Information – Option 1

September 12, Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, one day

Dates/Times:  Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, one day, 9/12 (bring bag lunch)

Location: Haverhill

Cost:  $105 + $20 materials fee

CRN: 422 Course Number: HLTH1009 Section: OWB

Course Information – Option 2

October 3, Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, one day

Dates/Times: Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, one day, 10/3 (bring bag lunch)

Location: Haverhill

Cost: $105 + $20 materials fee

CRN: 441 Course Number: HLTH1009 Section: OWC

Reiki II

Refresh and review skills learned in Reiki I, receive the Reiki II attunements plus learn the Reiki I symbols which increases the power of your sessions.  Learn how to send long distance Reiki plus learn more about the flow of energy by doing more extensive hands-on work.  Discover ways and places to share your Reiki II knowledge and explore adding crystals to your Reiki I sessions.  Attunement and Level II certificate given upon successful  completion.   Limit 6.  Bring bag lunch & a 12+ inch stuffed animal or a pillow).

Instructor: Angela Sakakeeny, Reiki Master

Course Information

October 17, Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, one day

Dates/Times: Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, one day, 10/17, (bring bag lunch & a 12+ inch stuffed animal or a pillow)

Location: Haverhill 

Cost: $105

CRN: 423 Course Number: HLTH1010 Section: OWB



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