Yoga for More Energy, Focus and Fun!

Relax and have fun, as laughter increases our joy and well-being.  We’ll spend time safely exploring$20 instructor fee and opening posture, building greater strength and more energy, and becoming fluidly flexible.  Classes will include gentle breath work to improve lung and brain capability, and at the end, we’ll slip into a deep, guided, stress-releasing relaxation.&nbs

So You Want to Write a Novel

You’ve always wanted to write a novel. Maybe you started one and quit in frustration.  No, you won’t be expected to write a novel during this course. You’ll learn techniques, from story concept, to research and character and plot development, to outlining, and writing that first draft through editing and submitting to agents and publishers. We’ll also cover fiction-writing basics that make for successful novels in all genres.

The Literary Witness of Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel’s literary work turns on his education as a practicing Jew, a devotee of Hasidism, a student of Talmud, and a survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. His work as an author deals with the Holocaust not as an historical fact but as an existential experience, and as a challenge to the Judeo-Christian concept of God.  We will discuss his understanding of the Shoah (destruction) and what our response as human beings should be to such massive evil. Required texts (all by Elie Wiesel): The Night Trilogy, ISBN: 10-0809073641.

Dissecting Anger: Losing the Rage and Gaining the Insight

In this course we will focus on the anger triggers many of us deal with on a regular basis, the impact of anger on our health and those around us, and solid coping strategies for those on the receiving end of anger as well.  We will also discuss road rage, communication breakdowns, and anger in later life. The format will be lecture/discussion with handouts/worksheets at every class as well as interactive class participation. 

Hiking for Beginners CANCELED

We will hike seven out of eight weeks and within a thirty-minute drive from UNC Asheville.  We will start with an easy hike of two-three miles and gradually increase to moderate hikes of about four miles.  We will also discuss what to take and wear, injury prevention, plant and animal awareness, where to hike, maps, and other resources.  You must be able to comfortably walk at least two miles in less than an hour on uneven terrain before classes begin.

Hot Spots, Hot Shots: Improve Your Travel and Vacation Photography - WORKSHOP - CANCELLED

Fee:  $95/member; $105/non-member

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - OLLI MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER

Asheville has been called “The Paris of the South.” In this hands-on workshop we will photograph the sights and subjects around town and explore ways to improve and refine “creative” photography skills and imagination. This is also a great way to learn more about Asheville from a photographic perspective. The tour will be followed by classroom Q&A and a critique of images for those wishing comments.

Is Long Term Care Insurance Right for Me? - WORKSHOP

Fee:  $55/person

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - OLLI MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER

Long term care insurance—it’s not for everyone but is it right for you? What does it cover? What does it really cost? What does it really do? How do you choose a good company? How much coverage is right? Through discussion, presentation, and exercises, you will gain a better understanding of whether this coverage should be considered as part of your financial and retirement planning.

Learn Appalachian Ribbed Basketry - WORKSHOP

Fee: $95/member; $105/non-member
Materials fee: $15 per person, payable to the instructor

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - OLLI MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER

Create a potato basket or wall pocket, and learn ribbed baskeytr technique. In this two-day workshop, participants will be able to create a large size basket woven with hand dyed reeds. The instructor encourages you to bring some wild vines no bigger than 1” in diameter for interesting rim or handle. 

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