Spring Into Wellness Program Series

Mindfulness and Meditation Class

Thursday, March 22 at 6:00pm, Silver and Bronze Meeting Rooms

Meditation PresenterLearn about and experience mindfulness meditation in a fun and supportive environment. Mindfulness expert and Clinical Social Worker Evan Harris will touch on the origins of meditation around the world, the different types of meditation and their effects, how we may already experience deep meditative states in our daily lives, and our human potential for growth and fulfillment through a regular meditation practice. Experience guided meditation with plentyof time for Q & A. All levels of experience are welcome. Seating is limited. Contact the Reference Desk for more information at 309-524-2470.

Practicing Self-Compassion: How We Benefit from Being Kind to Ourselves

SelfCompassion PresenterTuesday, March 27 at 6:30pm, Library Meeting Rooms

Jennifer Welvaert-Koch, LCPC, NCC, a nationally certified counselor who owns Creative Counseling for Healthy Living will discuss how self-compassion can transform the way we think and feel about ourselves, relate to others, and contribute to the world around us. Practical ways to integrate self-compassion into our daily lives will be presented. Registration is not required. For more information please contact the Reference Desk at 309-524-2470.

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating PresenterTuesday, April 10 at 6:30pm, Library Meeting Rooms

Kristin Bogdonas, University of Illinois Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator, will explore the benefits of mindful eating. Mindful eating is all about bringing attention and intention to our food choices and eating behaviors. Participants get practice reconnecting with their senses and learn valuable skills to become more aware of the choices they make and how it impacts their long-term health and well-being. Contact the Reference Desk at 309-524-2470 for more information.

Chair Yoga with Daina Lewis

Tuesday, April 3 at 10am, Library Meeting Rooms

Tuesday, April 10 at 10am, Library Meeting Rooms

Tuesday, April 17 at 10am, Library Meeting Rooms

Chair Yoga PresenterDaina Lewis, owner of Shine Yoga & Bodyworks in Moline, will teach this fun class. Chair yoga offers modification for standing and seated poses for those that need the extra support. New to yoga? This is a perfect way to play in poses and learn how to take your practice anywhere you go. This class is open for all levels and remember…Yoga is for every body! For more information contact the Reference Desk at 309-524-2470.