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Seasoning the Spring at the Herbert Wellness Center

CookingCORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 8, 2018) – Are you a cooking aficionado or simply looking to brush up on your cooking skills? The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center has a new cooking class lineup just for you. Join award-winning chef Robyn Webb, on Saturdays, March 24, and April 7, 14, and 21 as she offers an introduction into the essential cooking techniques of iconic dishes from a variety of cuisines.

March 24: The Bold Flavors of Seafood

From roasting to poaching to grilling and stir-frying, learn the simple art of preparing succulent, healthy fish. By the end of this class, you’ll learn the best techniques to put seafood on your home menu more often.

April 21: Making Vegetables Taste Great

You know you should eat them, but just how do you make vegetables taste great? This class will give you all the nuts and bolts on how to draw out the deep flavors vegetables naturally have. You’ll learn a variety of master techniques to prepare great cold salads and salad dressings, to roasting, steaming, and stir-frying garden fresh veggies.

April 7, 14: Flavors of Morocco and Italy

For all of the world travelers out there, we have a class for you. Join us for a two-part cooking series on April 7 and April 14 while we learn to cook some of the most flavorful cuisines on earth, Italian and Moroccan. Enjoy the experience of cooking food from around the world and take these experiences back to your home to share.

“Our cooking series is a great way to sample creations, explore new recipes and learn to prepare healthy menu items,” says Christina WooChing, assistant director of wellness. “Gather a group of friends and share in this culinary experience.”

Whether you are looking to hone your cooking skills or start from scratch, you’ll be moving and grooving in the kitchen in no time. Make cooking fun again with easy meals that are delectably good for you. For more information or to register for the series, visit wellness.miami.edu or contact the Herbert Wellness Center sales office at 305-284-5433.

 

 

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Pranayama Breathing

The ancient practice of Pranayama consists of long, sustained and controlled flow of inhalation, exhalation and retention of the breath. This disciplined breathing relaxes the body and blood pressure and increases oxygen levels to the brain, lungs and vital organs, helping practitioners to improve their overall health and well-being. By combining Pranayama with meditation techniques at this Faculty and Staff Assistance Program seminar, participants will experience strength of mind and control of senses and become more focused and productive with their tasks at work and personal life. The seminar will be facilitated by Angela Alvarado, a member of the University of Miami Mind-Body Medical Work Group. She is dedicated to bringing optimum health and mindfulness practices to the patients, caregivers, doctors and nurses at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and UHealth Tower (formerly University of Miami Hospital) by offering yoga, Pranayama and meditation.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, March 20, 11-12 p.m., Schwartz Center for Nursing and Health Studies, room 115

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, March 22, 11-12 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Friday, March 23, 11-12 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 1381A

FSAP’s health and wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. For help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.

 

 

 

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UHealth Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Offers Mindfulness Training

MBSR Course

A new eight-week course in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) offered through the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is now open for enrollment. The program will be offered on consecutive Saturdays, March 24 through May, 19, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center (1120 N.W. 14 Street, 9th floor, Miami 33136) on the Miller School of Medicine campus. A free open house and MBSR orientation will be held on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The course will continue with eight weekly classes on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a daylong retreat on Saturday, May 5.

The renowned course, one of the foremost evidence-based programs in mind-body healing, was founded in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and founder of The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. The program provides intensive training in mindfulness meditation and its integration into the challenges and adventures of everyday life. The program will be co-facilitated by Gus Castellanos, M.D., and Debra Annane, M.A., M.P.H., R.Y.T., long-time practitioners who are certified/qualified through UMMS.

The MBSR course features weekly classes with guided meditation, group dialogue, and individually tailored instruction, in conjunction with daily home practices. The Ccurse fee is $400. For returning participants who previously have taken a course with either instructor the fee is $325.

For more information on the course and registration visit the MBRS homepage.

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Join Bike to Work Day on March 2

BiketoWorkUniversity of Miami employees are invited to join Miami-Dade County’s “Bike to Work Day” on Friday, March 2, at the University Metrorail Station. UM’s Parking and Transportation Department and Office of Sustainability will be onsite starting at 6:45 a.m. to support the UM Bike Club, provide free bike safety checks and share resources available for UM employees.

 

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CANCELLED: Managing Crucial Conversations

THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTL FURTHER NOTICE.

This seminar, which incorporates elements from the book, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, is designed to help participants understand the elements of all crucial conversations and identify the skills necessary for managing them successfully. Attend to enhance your knowledge and capacity for mastery of high-stakes conversations. This seminar will be facilitated by a University of Miami Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Rosenstiel campus: Tuesday, March 6, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, March 7, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 620

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, March 8, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 200BC

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. For help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.

 

 

 

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