2017-02-16 / Health & Wellness


CSC introduces iRest Yoga Nidra

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is hosting a free series of workshops on iRest Yoga Nidra.

The six-week session, which has already started, will continue Wed., Feb. 22, March 1, 15, 22 and 29 at the center, 530 Hampshire Road, Thousand Oaks.

IRest Yoga Nidra meditation is a research-based practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry, which is used at VA hospitals, military bases, hospitals and clinics, hospices, homeless shelters, community programs and schools. Research has shown that iRest effectively reduces PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain and chemical dependency while increasing health, resiliency and well-being.

The workshop leader is Beth Hazelton, a level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra teacher in training. She is also an RYT 200 (Yoga Alliance 200-hour registered yoga teacher), certified life coach and certified health coach.

To register or for more information, call (805) 379-4777.

Seminar looks at healthy eating

Senior Concerns will host a community seminar titled “Healthy Eating on a Budget” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., Feb. 28 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.

The presentation is part of the nonprofit’s commitment to provide support for family caregivers of aging loved ones.

The focus of the seminar will be on the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables, how to incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables into recipes and how to prepare simple and healthy recipes.

Rita Rubin, a public health nutritionist with the Ventura County Public Health Department’s Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Program, will lead the discussion.

The seminar will include food demonstration and tasting.

Light refreshments will be served.

A donation of $10 will be requested to cover the cost of program materials.

For more information or to register, call (805) 497-0189.

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