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NEW! Learn about Horses
If you are considering purchasing a horse, taking riding lessons, or just have an interest in horses, Learn about Horses will answer many of your questions and help you feel confident around horses. You'll learn about horse psychology, care, health, costs, handling, safety, tack, horse communication, choosing a horse, and local and online resources. This class does not include riding, all activities are ground based. Class meets at 64295 Schibel Rd. Liability form required.
Shera Felde            1:00pm-4:00 Sa                    27887
6/11                        Bend OTHER                       Cost $89                              

Shera Felde            1:00pm-4:00 Sa                    27888
6/18                        Bend OTHER                       Cost $89

Shera Felde            1:00pm-4:00 Sa                    36398
6/25                        Bend OTHER                       Cost $89                              

Shera Felde            9:00am-noon Sa                   36399
8/20                       Bend OTHER                        Cost $89

Equine Facilitated Learning
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development.  In this unique and effective class, 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. Wear closed-toe leather shoes and wear layers. Class meets at 64295 Schibel Rd. Class held weather permitting. Will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Liability form required.

NEW! EFL Living in the Present - Living in our bodies with sensory awareness and present moment observation has become difficult with the barrage of thoughts, tasks, and emotional turmoil many of us live with. Because horses live moment to moment, keenly in awareness, they are excellent practice partners for us. In this session, you'll use techniques like massage, aromatherapy, timed activities, and observation to experience staying present. Liability form required.
Shera Felde            9:00am-noon Sa                   36406
7/2                         Bend OTHER                       Cost $69

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-noon Sa                     36400         
7/9                         Bend OTHER                         Cost $69

EFL Communicating with Others - 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-12:00pm Sa                36401        
7/16                       Bend OTHER                          Cost $69                        

EFL Communicating with the World - Carry your skills into the world and examine your contribution to the greater community including community values, roles, and leadership skills.
Shera Felde
            1:00pm-4:00 Sa                      27911
5/14                       Bend OTHER                         Cost $69  

Shera Felde            9:00am-12:00pm Sa                36402
7/23                       Bend OTHER                          Cost $69    

EFL Trust & Vulnerability
- Living in relationships with others often involves vulnerability and trust. For many people, experiences of broken trust lead to guardedness or separation. This session examines the benefits and the interrelated nature of vulnerability and trust. Horses are inherently vulnerable and experts at evaluating others for trust. You will look at how your individual process of change can best lead to increased trust, openness, and comfort in relationships with others and yourself. 
Shera Felde            9:00 pm-12:00pm  Sa               36403
7/30                        Bend OTHER                           Cost $69 

EFL Strengths & Intuition
- Identifying your natural talents and strengths and building on them is the focus of this class. You'll practice using and trusting intuition for decision making and practicing sensitivity. Examine characteristics of natural talents, strengths, and intuition and then interact with the horses for personal feedback. It is suggested, but not required, that students take StrengthsFinder 2.0 online before attending the workshop. Cost for Top 5 Strengths Assessment is $15. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/Purchase/en-US/Product
Shera Felde            9:00am-12:00pm Sa              36405
8/13                        Bend OTHER                       Cost $69

EFL Confidence & Decision Making - Do you find that taking risks and potentially making mistakes prohibits you from pursuing new ideas and experiences? Do you have trouble trusting yourself when you make important decisions and end up sitting on the fence or letting others make the decision for you? In this class, you'll look at how past experiences, present circumstances, and future predictions affect your confidence and decision making. Interact with the horses to identify individual patterns and then review changes you can make as well as celebrate your abilities.
Shera Felde
             1:00pm-4:00 Sa                   27892
5/28                         Bend OTHER                      Cost $69

Shera Felde            9:00am-12:00pm Sa              36404
8/6                          Bend OTHER                       Cost $69    
NEW! How to Be a Professional Model I 
Agents and agencies are constantly looking for male and female models. Find out what it takes to become a part of the fashion and commercial modeling industry. Carol Lukens has been a talent agent for over 40 years. She most recently worked with the Miss USA pageant in Oregon. She has experience as a model as well. Here is your opportunity to get started in the right direction for a modeling career or avocation. Whether you are 16 or 80 there are different advertising needs. Fashion models for print and runway, and lifestyle or sports models for print and commercials.
Carol Lukens                      10:00am-1:00 Sa                 36496
6/25                                    Bend BEC 155                   Cost $79                              

How to Be a Professional Model II
Is being a model in your future? Agents and agencies are constantly looking for male and female models. This course gives you the essential skills needed to be successful on the runway and in print. Here is your opportunity to get started right with handling the walk, turns, and attitude on the runway and what's expected in fashion shows. It will also give you what you need to know about being a print model: hair, makeup, posing, props, along with working with the stylist and photographer. Carol Lukens has been a talent agent for over 40 years. She most recently worked with the Miss USA pageant in Oregon. She has experience as a model as well.
Carol Lukens                      10:00am-noon Sa                36407
7/16 to 7/23                        Bend BEC 155                    Cost $79   

Spring RV Maintenance Made Easy
Get your RV ready for the spring and summer seasons. Take care of your valuable investment and make de-winterizing your RV inside and out a simple process. You'll get tips on retaining your RV’s exterior good looks and functionality. Learn to troubleshoot and care for your RV's interior, appliances and wheels. Class will include hands-on experience with an RV. Dress for indoor/ outdoor session.
Larry Nonemaker                 9:00am-5:00 Sa                  28211
5/14                                   Redmond RTEC 124            Cost $75
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. Required text included in class price. This class is for the human end of the leash. Do not bring your dog to class. Register by Friday, June 10 to have a text at class. No refunds after this date. 
Kathleen Barron & Jack Barron     9:00am-5:00 Sa            28062
6/18                                           Bend CHLAB 301          Cost $125    

Pet Partner Team Training Evaluation

This is the evaluation session for Pet Partner teams to become approved as visiting teams. Must complete a Pet Partner training in person or online and provide proof of passing the test successfully before being evaluated. Times for your individual evaluation will be scheduled with you by your instructor before the class date. You must provide a current phone and email address when registering.
Kathleen Barron & Jack Barron     9:00am-5:00 Sa             36341
7/23                                           Bend CHLAB 301           Cost $45   

Reflexology for Everyone

Learn the amazing, effective art and science of reflexology. This intensive weekend will be equally powerful for body workers looking to expand their technique, as well as the individual with no background at all. Reflexology is an ancient technique backed by modern science that activates the healing powers of the body through stimulation of points on the hands and feet. These points correlate to every gland, organ and part of the body both small and large to initiate healing change. This class is designed for students to emerge confident in their knowledge and ability to tap into their own power. Individuals as well as couples are encouraged to learn techniques for self as well as others.
Elyse Williams                         Bend HCC 160                   36498
6/18                                         4:00pm-7:00 Sa
6/19                                        10:00am-04:00 Su              Cost $179                             

NEW! Summer Solstice Hiking, Meditation & Yoga
Celebrate the powerful seasonal transition of the summer solstice with other like-hearted individuals and with the Earth Herself. You will hike, meditate and do some basic yoga at the world-renowned Smith Rock State Park. Local wilderness guide, Emilie Cortes, will lead the group up Misery Ridge. The hike will move at a reasonable, all-levels pace and the group will stop to practice mindfulness and moving meditation. At the top, yoga teacher and Reiki master, Breyn Hibbs, will lead a meditation and a series of yoga poses with the intention of exploring and setting intentions around the themes of the day -- playfulness, light-heartedness and generosity. Meet at Smith Rock State Park to the right of the Welcome Center Yurt under the "Call of the Wild" sign. Come prepared for a day hike by wearing comfortable layered clothing and shoes. Bring a small day pack with snacks, plenty of water, and sunscreen. No yoga mats or yoga experience needed.  Liability form required.
Breyn Hibbs                        11:30am-5:30 Sa                   36504
6/18                                    Bend OTHER                       Cost $79

Wildcrafting Central Oregon Medicinal Herbs

Discover the regional bounty and find out how to identify and use locally available medicinal plants. You'll learn how to ethically wildcraft, identify plants, and understand how they were traditionally used. Saturday class will be a field trip to Lookout Mountain to explore and experience plants in their native habitat and to use what you learned in the classroom. Holly Hutton is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild. Saturday outdoor field session will take place rain or shine. Liability waiver required. 
Holly Hutton                       Bend CHLAB 301                 36387
6/21                                  5:30pm-7:30 Tu 
6/25                                  8:30am-4:30 Sa                   Cost $69

NEW! Introduction to Essential Oils

Explore the basics of essentials oils including safe applications for wellness, varied home use, and how to choose the most effective and highest quality oils. This class offers direct, personal experience with a selection of essential oils and blends. In this interactive and experiential class, you will have the opportunity to work with samples of high quality essential oils while learning the healing science behind them.
Cindy Maricle                     6:00pm-8:00 M                   36490
7/11 to 7/18                        Bend CHLAB 301               Cost $69

Why the 2016 Presidential Election is So Important
With November right around the corner, are you ready to find out who will be our 45th President? Have you ever wondered how much the media influences our presidential elections? Come and learn from nationally distinguished award winner, Wayne Metcalf III, who has served in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches of Government. Get ready to discover, discuss, and make your next vote count!
Wayne Metcalf                    6:30pm-8:30 Tu                   36374
7/19 to 8/23                        Bend BEC 152                     Cost $49

Learn to Fly R/C Model Planes
Do you like to fly but want to keep your feet on the ground? This class is for interested enthusiasts and newcomers to recreational R/C model aviation. Learn to fly with this overview of flight safety and R/C technology as well as hands-on flight instruction. It will help you understand the difference between recreational vs. commercial applications, organized vs. unorganized flying, airplane types, governing regulations and required equipment. Learn what it takes to get started and enjoy introductory flight training. Saturday's class will take place at the Pine Nursery airfield (weather permitting). 
Waldemar Frank                  Bend CHLAB 207               36379
8/1 & 8/3                             6:00pm-8:00 MW
8/6                                      9:00am-noon Sa                Cost $79                                                                                        

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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 Retirement" Webpage
Navigating your Retirement 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
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