Upcoming Events

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Academic Advising Days

Friday, August 3, 2018

YogaFit: Working with the Chakras

Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location:  Calkins Science Center (Room 140)

Much has been written about the chakras—the seven energy centers of spiritual power that reside deep within our bodies and help regulate everything from our physical health to our emotional and mental health. YogaFit’s own teacher-­training modules have covered the chakras in detail, exploring how they work and how they affect overall health and wellness. In this one­-day intensive, you’ll work with your own chakra energies, learning chakra balancing and healing techniques to awaken a deeper connection to Self.

What you will learn:

  • The subtle energetic body on a personal level through sound, color, symbols, aromatherapy, meditation, journaling, and asana practice
  • The function and direction of each chakra and gain insight into physical, mental and emotional issues that stem from each one
  • The causes of imbalances and blockages and the science/philosophy behind harmonizing and enhancing the flow of prana
  • Chakra balancing work to help you observe your own thoughts and expectations, without judgment, and to clear the pathways in the body so that universal energy, clarity, and love can flow through you unencumbered
  • Many different tools (on and off the mat) that can enhance your own health and vitality
  • How to teach Chakra balancing and healing techniques from personal experience and authenticity

To register, click the link on the right.

Saturday & Sunday, August 4-5, 2018

YogaFit: Yoga for ADD and the Autism Spectrum

Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location:  Calkins Science Center (Room 140)

Learn how to incorporate yoga postures, mindful breathing techniques, and the latest integrative therapeutic techniques into your work with children and adults who are navigating the challenges of ADD or Autism Spectrum Disorder. This two-day intensive is ideal for yoga therapists, educators, parents, and health professionals.

What you will learn:

  • How to define the characteristics of ADD/ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and identify the therapeutic aspects of yoga that apply to these characteristics
  • The connection between yoga, social-emotional learning, and mindfulness
  • How and why yoga and mindfulness can help students with ADD and ASD
  • An overview of the most current research that confirms the benefits of yoga for children with ADD or ASD
  • How “attunement,” a form of energy work, is used to help those with ADD and ASD both in a yoga session and in their everyday life
  • How to promote self-regulation and reconnection within a yoga session in order to help your students/clients use those skills in real time

To register, click the link on the right.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Raider Rally

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: GRCC Student Center

The Raider Rally is an event designed to help new students learn about GRCC. Incoming students who need help signing up for classes and those looking to learn about student clubs can stop by and talk to faculty and student leaders. Throughout the day, there will be express orientations and several campus tours that will include Sneden Hall. There will be free food, refreshments and t-shirts for students and visitors to enjoy!

September 2018

Mental Health Fair

Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Check back for more info on the Mental Heath Fair to be held by GRCC.

September 20, 2018

World Peace Day - Meditation Session

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: TBA

Check back for more info on the World Peace Day events to be held by GRCC.

Tuesday & Wednesday, October 16-17, 2018

Advising Days for Exercise Science

Times: Tuesday 7:45 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Wednesday 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Calkins Science Center (Room 137)

All students, regardless of major, are welcome to drop-in with no appointment necessary to find out more about classes, programs, graduation, transfer, careers and more! FREE FOOD will be provided!

If you would like to arrange an advising appointment with an Exercise Science faculty member, review the list below and arrange a time that is convenient for you. Advising appointments can include (but are not limited to):

  • Reviewing the 2 + 2 articulation agreements that are available
  • Understanding the Michigan Transfer Agreement and Associate Degree requirements
  • Developing a class schedule, determining a sequence of classes that works for you and registering for classes
  • Discussing potential career opportunities that are available with an Exercise Science degree
  • Preparing for Graduation
  • Discussing professional certifications such as personal training, group fitness instruction, health coaching and more!

Saturday & Sunday, November 3-4, 2018

YogaFit: Yoga for Addiction and Recovery

Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location:  Calkins Science Center (Room 140)

Gain a deeper understanding of addiction and compulsive behavior in their many guises—drugs and alcohol, gambling, sex, overeating, shopping and exercise—through the yogic lens of “samskaras,” impressions or pathways carved into the mind by habitual behavior that make addictive patterns very difficult to break.

What you will learn:

  • What samskaras are and how they contribute to addictive behaviors
  • How to use the eight limbs of yoga to help students carve new, healthier samskaras to encourage healthier habits and behaviors
  • Specific yoga poses, pranayama techniques, and meditation practices that have proven particularly effective in noticing destructive patterns of thinking
  • How to offer yoga classes that encourage students to build willpower, create nonjudgmental self‐awareness, and cultivate sankalpa (a commitment to support their highest truth)
  • How to use Transformational language to encourage students to move from addiction to recovery

To register, click the link on the right.

Friday & Saturday, November 9-10, 2018

Midwest Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MWACSM) Annual Meeting

Time: TBA

Location: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

For more information and to register: http://www.mwacsm.org/wordpress/annual-meetings/

Saturday, November 17, 2018

GRCC Community Science Day

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location:  Calkins Science Center

Join us for an exciting day packed with hands-on science and health-related activities! Community Science Day hosts over 30 unique, interactive sessions to enjoy with fellow community members.

Admission is free and open to all ages! There will also be giveaways, prizes, face painting, temporary tattoos and, of course, hot beverages! Our sessions will also feature:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Obstacle courses to learn the science behind exercise and thinking
  • A traveling zoo
  • Investigating and testing pH levels
  • Using red cabbage to explore acids and bases
  • Extracting DNA from Wheat Germ
  • Creating your own silly putty
  • Building your own DNA model
  • Teddy Bear X-ray Clinic (bring your teddy for an X-ray!)
  • Building your own robot (5th graders and up)
  • And so much more!

Up- to-date details about community science day can be found at-https://www.grcc.edu/biologicalsciences/communityscienceday

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Grand Rapids Turkey Trot

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: 130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI US 49503

GR Turkey Trot 2018 "Together We Are Better!"

Come join the biggest and best holiday race 5k race/walk event in West Michigan once again as a community of over 5,000 participants come together to support student achievement,engaging our entire community in a higher level of awareness around physical fitness, movement and nutrition in a fun-filled way all while supporting after-school opportunities for the students of Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Register early and take advantage of special promotional rates. Remember: the mini trot for those ages 12 and under that is free! Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group.

Be sure to tell a friend! Mark your calendars! Plan your training! See you at the starting line!

https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/MI/GrandRapids/GRPSThanksgivingDayTurkeyTrot

Tuesday & Wednesday, February 26-27, 2019

Advising Days for Exercise Science

Times: Tuesday 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM  |  Wednesday 7:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Ford Fieldhouse Lobby (Main Entrance)

All students, regardless of major, are welcome to drop-in with no appointment necessary to find out more about classes, programs, graduation, transfer, careers and more! FREE FOOD will be provided!

If you would like to arrange an advising appointment with an Exercise Science faculty member, review the list below and arrange a time that is convenient for you. Advising appointments can include (but are not limited to):

  • Reviewing the 2 + 2 articulation agreements that are available
  • Understanding the Michigan Transfer Agreement and Associate Degree requirements
  • Developing a class schedule, determining a sequence of classes that works for you and registering for classes
  • Discussing potential career opportunities that are available with an Exercise Science degree
  • Preparing for Graduation
  • Discussing professional certifications such as personal training, group fitness instruction, health coaching and more!