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Childbirth Preparation
This fun and relaxing childbirth education class is perfect for first time and experienced expectant parents. You'll receive evidence-based information on the physiological and emotional aspects of labor and delivery through lecture, discussion, up-to-date video and hands-on practice. Your highly experienced, certified childbirth instructor will help you find confidence and reduce anxiety about the birthing process. Whether your birth preference is natural childbirth or an experience using medical methods of pain relief, this class will prepare you and provide you with the labor coping techniques to make your upcoming birth both memorable and personal. This class honors the uniqueness of every woman and every labor. Please bring the following to class: yoga mat or blanket, pillows, water, lunch and light snack. Please feel free to bring a yoga/exercise ball if you would like. Classes are highly partner focused but partners are not mandatory. Registration fee covers a birthing team of two. Liability form required.
Tanya Stirewalt                  Bend HCC 190                   27663
5/9                                    9:00am-3:00 Sa  
5/10                                 10:00am-4:00 Su                Cost $69

Lunch & Learn in Sisters
This six-week series of comprehensive topics will inform, stimulate thinking and offer an opportunity to explore subjects in a survey format. The topics change each week and range from history to travel, adventure to world affairs, art to science and more.  
Sue Edgerton                        noon-1:00 W                      27765
4/15 to 5/20                          Sisters DPL-SI                   Cost $19

4/15 – Dinosaurs & Nomads of Mongolia – Martha Lussenhop & Larry Price

4/22 – A Pictorial Tour of China – John Huntsberger

4/29 – Sailing Across the Pacific – Mark & Vicki Reed

5/6 – History of Cline Falls Vicinity- Steve Lent

5/13 – Antarctica & Beyond – Sally Benton

5/20 – Enduring Enemy Detention – Bill Miller                             

Unmanned Aerial Systems for the Novice
Interested in learning about unmanned aerial systems (UAS)? Join an expert in the field as he covers the controversies and the role of UAS in society. Explore the ethics, rules and regulations needed to fly safely and within the law. The fundamentals of unmanned flight and proper maintenance of unmanned aerial systems will also be discussed. 
Kevin Sivertson                      6:00pm-9:00 Tu                   27718
5/12 to 5/19                           Bend CHLAB 207               Cost $79

Pet Partner Team Training
Central Oregon needs trained and qualified pet therapy teams. This workshop will provide you with the skills needed to visit safely with your animal in hospitals, nursing homes, classrooms and other facilities. Also covered are the requirements to pass the Pet Partner Team evaluation. Your instructor will cover the following topics: how to tell if both you and your animal are a good fit for Pet Partners, how to prepare yourself and your animal for visits, special needs of specific client groups, facility health and safety codes, and patient confidentiality. This class is for the human end of the leash. Do not bring your dog to class.
Selina Witt                               9:00am-5:00 Sa                  27501
4/18                                         St. Charles Med. Ctr.          Cost $125   

NEW! Salt of the Earth: Transformation 101
If you want to live more fully, this experiential course is for you. The journey of transformation is the journey of our bodies, hearts, minds and Spirits aligning into and creating our most authentic Self. Whether you are seeking major change in your life or looking for a way to make a good life better, this course will help you gain the tools to reconnect with who you really are and who you most want to become. Create sustainable and integrated transformation to deeply impact yourself, your relationships, your work, your parenting. Practice building supportive, authentic and meaningful relationships with other spiritual seekers. Bring the following to class: a pen, journal or notebook, refillable water bottle and refillable hot beverage cup, cushion and/or blanket. Some cushions and chairs will be available. Water and tea available at class. Meets at Sol Alchemy, 568 NE Savannah Drive #2. 
Breyn Hibbs                            6:30pm-8:30 W                   27599
4/22 to 6/10                            Bend OTHER                     Cost $89   

NEW! The 9 Gates of Awakening
In this experiential workshop, you'll discover a unique therapeutic model of transformation. The 9 Gates of Awakening, founded by the nonprofit organization Shakti Rising, helps you gain a deeper connection with your body, heart, mind and Spirit, your innate gifts and talents, your areas for growth, and your life’s purpose. Highly recommended for those looking to jump-start or enhance personal growth and change by going deep into oneself. This facilitated workshop shows you how to identify and face roadblocks standing in your way; identify the resources, internal and external to support you in moving forward; express your deepest Truth and to tap into deeper ways of knowing yourself through art. Bring the following to class: a pen, journal or notebook, refillable water bottle and refillable hot beverage cup, cushion and/or blanket. Some cushions and chairs will be available. Water and tea available at class. Meets at Sol Alchemy, 568 NE Savannah Drive #2.
Breyn Hibbs                           noon-4:00 Su                        27592
5/3                                         Bend OTHER                      Cost $49               

Heart Coherence: Practices & Benefits
Our hearts are covered by a membrane containing nearly 40,000 neurons - the same category of cells that make up our brains. Thus, our hearts are intelligent beings - able not only to feel, but to think, learn and guide our behaviors as well. Come explore the practice of HeartMath meditation and how to achieve the state called heart coherence - the measurable synchronization of our physical, mental and emotional states. With nearly 15 years of research from the Institute of HeartMath behind it, this practice and the state of heart coherence have been proven, time and again, to have profound physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits. And we can achieve many of these benefits by practicing for just 10 minutes per day. This workshop is for you if you are someone who wants to learn not only a new technique/practice, but also the science behind why it works and the possibilities for improving your health and life using it. Bring the following to class: a pen, journal or notebook refillable water bottle and refillable hot beverage cup, cushion and/or blanket. Some cushions and chairs will be available. Water and tea available at class. Meets at Sol Alchemy, 568 NE Savannah Drive #2. 
Breyn Hibbs                         noon-4:00 Su                           27590
5/31                                     Bend OTHER                          Cost $49              

Sky to Dirt: Visionary Strategic Planning
Sky to Dirt (S2D) is an innovative, strengths-based model in visionary and strategic planning and creative problem solving. It offers a holistic and creative alternative to traditional, mechanistic and linear strategic planning models that often encourage compartmentalization of information. S2D as a process, skill and art form incorporates guided visualization, engages both the right and left brain and uses inner wisdom, intuition and emotions. S2D’s beauty, simplicity, and depth can be applied to any situation and empowers you to be simultaneously visionary and empirical.  Bring the following to class: a pen, journal or notebook, refillable water bottle and refillable hot beverage cup, cushion and/or blanket. Some cushions and chairs will be available. Water and tea available at class. Meets at Sol Alchemy, 568 NE Savannah Drive #2. 
Breyn Hibbs                        noon-4:00 Su                             27591
6/7                                     Bend OTHER                            Cost $49

NEW! Chakra Healing: Transform Your Energy Body
Would you like to heal your energy body? The chakras are the organs of your energy body which needs maintenance and care just as your physical body does. This chakra healing workshop takes you on a journey through the seven major energy centers of the chakra system. You will evoke the transformative power of each chakra and clear the psychic debris out of your energy body. The joys and traumas of life are imprinted in the chakra system and ultimately affect your physical, psychological and spiritual wellbeing. Through a carefully selected series of yoga postures and energy medicine techniques you can heal, balance and empower your health holistically. This multidisciplinary workshop includes Radiant Health Yoga® practices, acu-yoga, mudra, meditation, chanting, EFT Emotional Freedom Technique and self-reflective writing. Joanna Cashman, your facilitator, is an RN, LMT, registered yoga teacher, Acutonics® practitioner with decades of experience guiding this healing process. Each participant will receive a complete chakra balancing with Acutonics tuning forks and helpful handouts. CEU certificate available for Oregon LMT's and Yoga Alliance registered teachers. No yoga experience required. All levels welcome. 
Joanna Cashman              1:00pm-5:00 Su                           27610
4/26                                 Bend MAZ STDO                         Cost $59

NEW! Primatology for the Curious

Find out about the latest research involving nonhuman primates to look at social cognition, primates in early childhood settings and more. In this overview of the upcoming American Society of Primatologists Conference, COCC Professor Matthew Novak will lecture about the importance of nonhuman primates in social research. Attendance at this brief lecture will garner a discounted registration opportunity for the June 17-20 American Society of Primatologists Conference to be held in Bend, Oregon. Speakers and workshop leaders from across the US and Canada will present detailed research findings at the international event. Dr. Novak's lecture is a great opportunity to prepare for the conference and to further understand the topic from a layman's point of view.
Matthew Novak                          6:00pm-8:00 W                    27772
5/6                                           Bend BEC 155                     Cost $39  

NEW! Equine Facilitated Learning
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development.  In these unique and effective classes, you will work outside on the ground (no riding) with horses to explore your own skills with non-verbal communication, empathy and listening, body awareness, boundaries, confidence and leadership. Horses provide in-the-moment feedback about leadership and communication skills.  Learn how horses communicate, organize themselves as a community and relate to us. Activities individually and in small groups include leading the horse, working together to achieve a goal with the horse, grooming and observation. Workshop results are unique to the participants and their goals. Choose from one or all of these classes:
EFL Communicating with Yourself
Learn about your comfort with risk, confidence, perspectives, and self-awareness of thought, emotion, and body language.
Shera Felde                            9:00am-11:30 Sa                    27503
5/16                                       Bend OTHER                         Cost $49

EFL Communicating with Others
This class offers you the opportunity to explore your own communication effectiveness, empathy, boundaries, and relational skills with regard to trust, respect, and acceptance.
Shera Felde                            9:00am-11:30 Sa                  27504
5/30                                       Bend OTHER                       Cost $49                               

EFL Communicating with the World
Carry your skills into the world and examine your contribution to the greater community including values, roles, and leadership skills.
Shera Felde                            9:00am-11:30 Sa                   27505
6/13                                       Bend OTHER                        Cost $49

Wear closed toe leather shoes and wear layers. All EFL classes meet at 64295 Schibel Rd. Class held weather permitting. Will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Liability form required.

Touch Drawing  
Touch Drawing is a unique technique; no artistic skills or talents are needed as this is not a sketch class or a crafty art form. Your instructor, a trained facilitator by The Center for Touch Drawing, will be holding space for you to experience Touch Drawing as a sacred act enhanced by meditation, sacred music and movement. Deborah Koff-Chapin, creator of Touch Drawing describes the experience in this way: "As the body is given permission to speak through the movement of the fingers on paper, its wisdom begins to guide the process. Emotions are released and transformed. In allowing the mystery beyond personal knowing to guide the way, it is possible to use Touch Drawing to open the way for the emergence of the deeper Self beyond emotion and form. The simplest of art forms, Touch Drawing is a creative practice that can open the door to the universal soul." For more information visit www.touchdrawing.com. Bring $10 payable to your instructor for supplies. Bring a packed lunch. More details about what to bring to class will be emailed prior to class. 
Darlene Gertsch                        10:00am-4:00 Sa                   27688
6/20                                          Bend BEC 152                     Cost $49

                     

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Retirement & Finance Webpage
COCC Community Learning offers Making the Most of Your Social Security, The ABC's & D's of Medicare, Estate Planning & Elder Law, Create Your Personal Retirement Analysis and Five Years to Retirement.  

Compass Points -"Navigating Your Horizons" Webpage
Navigating your Horizons is COCC's comprehensive intentional life planning class. Planning for retirement certainly should involve financial planning, but what about a plan for how you will spend your time? Tasks and projects you've put off doing around the house will take some of your time, but will it provide you with satisfaction, purpose and meaning?   

International Travel Webpage
With COCC Community Learning, the world is your classroom! Learn more about International Travel.

Language Webpage
COCC Community Learning offers classes in Sign Language, Conversational German and Conversational Spanish. In addition, COCC Professional Development offers customized workplace Spanish Training at your site or ours. Call (541) 383-7270 to inquire.  

Online Language Classes
are also available.

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