Make a Journal, Learn to Meditate at Upcoming Classes in Jerome
JEROME, Idaho (KLIX) – If you’ve been suffering from cabin fever this winter, several events are coming up in February to help remedy the situation.
Try a craft project or meditation, either one might help chase away the wintertime blues.
The classes are offered as community education efforts by the College of Southern Idaho.
Saturdays, Feb. 4-18: Learn how to create your very own handmade journal, a book you can give as a gift to a friend or, once it’s filled with your memories, experiences or drawings, pass down to a family member. This class, scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon at Jerome High School, will show you how to make a beautiful book from beginning to end. The class, taught by Keith Farnsworth, will be held in room E260. Cost is $89.
Tuesdays, Feb. 7-28: Learn techniques of beginning mediation through mindful breathing and visualization, which will help to calm the mind and relax the body. This class from 6-8 p.m. at the Jerome Center aims to teach participants how to use meditation to reduce daily stress and invite more calm. It is taught by Sandra Bernsen. Cost is $48, and a CD will be available to purchase at the end of the class for $5.
Saturday, Feb. 11: Relax with yoga as you learn how to practice the technique while sitting in a chair. You will learn to do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends and mild backbends, all while using a chair. There’s a practical application to what you’ll learn: you can apply the techniques while sitting at work, on a plane ride, “or any other time you need to balance the mind, increase blood flow, and boost your energy,” according to information from the city. This class, also taught by Bernsen, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jerome Center. Cost is $25.
To register for any of the classes, visit this CSI web page or call 208-324-5101.