Health Briefs

Gentle yoga class to be offered at church

Gentle yoga classes with Jennifer Kiel, certified yoga instructor, will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave.

This class is ideally suited for seniors and people new to yoga. Drop-ins and beginners are welcome. Class will be canceled today and Sept. 10.

For more information, call Kiel at 903-2202.

Sinusitis, food allergies to be discussed

Advanced Allergy Relief Center of the Southwest will present “Resolving Chronic Sinusitis and Food Allergies” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Program Room 2 of Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

Caleb Gates, licensed acupuncturist, will discuss how symptoms from chronic sinusitis and food allergies can be resolved with Advanced Allergy Therapeutics.

For more information, call 259-9488 or visit

Heart Safe La Plata to offer first aid classes

Heart Safe La Plata will offer these CPR and first aid trainings to the community in the Durango Fire & Rescue Authority training room, 142 Sheppard Drive:

An adult CPR/AED course will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday. This course will cost $50 and provides a two-year certification.

CPR PRO for Healthcare Professional will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 13. The course will cost $65, and covers adult, child and infant CPR.

A combination class of adult CPR and basic first aid will take place Sept. 13. The adult CPR/AED class will begin at 9 a.m. and the first aid class will start at 1 p.m. The cost of the two classes is $60.

Instructors are available to teach at businesses or organizations.

For more information, visit or call J. T. Coyne at 769-7473.

Introductory class on stress reduction offered

A free introductory class on mindfulness and the health-care program “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12 in Studio 5 of the Smiley Building, 1309 East Third Ave.

Janet Curry, a licensed professional counselor in private practice and a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction provider, will lead the class.

For more information, visit or call 779-0611.

Herald Staff