In a world where personal growth and well-being take center stage, two innovative classes have emerged at the Boulder JCC: “Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit” and “Whole Brain Living: Tools for Brain Health.” These classes offer unique approaches to improving different aspects of life, from emotional well-being and resilience in aging to optimizing cognitive function and brain health.
1. Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit
Wednesdays, September 6 – 27 | 10 – 11:30 am | $118
Aging is a natural part of life, and the concept of “Wise Aging” seeks to transform the way we approach this inevitable journey. This 4-week session, guided by Rabbi Eva Sax-Boulder, is designed to empower individuals to embrace aging with grace, resilience, and a renewed sense of purpose. It’s not just about growing older; it’s about growing wiser.
Rabbi Eva Sax-Bolder served as the Rabbi of The Shul of New York until moving to Boulder in the summer of 2021. She currently serves as the Rosh Hashpa’ah, head of spiritual direction for the ALEPH Ordination Program, and maintains a private practice as a spiritual companion. Rabbi Eva has facilitated Wise Aging groups in synagogue and community settings for many years, integrating aspects of her training in meditation, mindfulness, mussar, and the expressive arts.
Open to all those who identify as female age 60+. It is strongly recommended to buy the required reading “Wise Aging“ before the start of this session.
- Forgiveness (Tshuva)
- Letting Go
- Embracing New Realities
- Setting Mindful Intentions
2. Whole Brain Living: Tools for Brain Health
Thursdays, September 14 – October 5 | 10 – 11:30 am | $54
The second transformative class, “Whole Brain Living: Tools for Brain Health,” takes a proactive approach to optimizing and understanding the framework to our behaviors, feelings, and emotions. As our understanding of the brain evolves, this 3-week session equips participants with practical strategies to better impact the quality of your life. This interactive class will offer insights and access to the wisdom found in “Whole Brain Living, The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life“ by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor.
Participants are requested to read “Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and The Four Characters That Drive Our Life” before the first session.
Dr. Bolte Taylor is an author, speaker, and Harvard-trained neuroanatomist. With views of over 27 million on her 2013 Ted Talk and her first book, “My Stroke of Insight, A Brain Scientists Journey,” being a best seller, Dr. Bolte Taylor is making strides in the public world. Excitingly, Dr. Bolte Taylor is scheduled to make a virtual appearance during one of our sessions.
The sessions will be facilitated by Rob Schware, Patricia Karpas and Lori Dube. Rob is certified in applying Whole Brain Living and is the co-founder and co-executive director of the Give Back Yoga Foundation. Patricia is a longtime media executive and host of the popular podcast Untangle, where she interviews experts, thought leaders, and authors on topics like neuroscience, brain health, general health and wellness, mindfulness, relationships, and more. She is also the co-founder of 5-star app, Meditation Studio. Lori Dube is a social worker, life coach and Jewish Mindfulness and Meditation facilitator. She has also facilitated meditation sits and groups on Wise Aging and Dating Later in Life.