Self Improvement

This page provides descriptions of the Self Improvement classes sponsored by the Rutherford Adult School.

All classes are held at Rutherford High School unless noted.

Mail in registration forms are available here .


Meditation practice is a simple and profound way to experience peace in our daily lives. It allows us to let go of our hectic schedules and experience deep moments of relaxation, which can then restore energy, health and awareness to let us live a more meaningful and fruitful life. During this course we will learn various methods of focusing the mind, in order to facilitate a calmer, clearer, and more centered existence. Breath, sound, visualization, and gazing are some of the meditation techniques we will explore. A steady more focused mind can benefit us in making better decisions in life, create better relationships and leads us to a more productive life.

Mail in registration forms are available here .

Day: Wednesdays

Beginning: Feb 27

Sessions: 6

Time: 7:00 -8:15

Room: 309

Price: 80.00

Code: MEDI


Joanne Shanti LeMaire

Mindful Embodiment

Mindful Embodiment offers participants the opportunity to take a break from their busy lives and focus on themselves while developing their consciousness. For the first 30 minutes of class you will be guided through a light, restorative yoga flow to bring movement and awareness to your body. For the second half of class, you will experience a guided meditation. Lastly, you will have the option to integrate your experience through 5-10 minutes of silent journaling. No yoga experience needed! Studies have shown that a combination of yoga and meditation can lead to reduced stress and promotion of emotional health.

**Participants will be responsible for bringing a yoga mat and journal (optional).

Mail in registration forms are available here .

Day: Mondays

Beginning: Feb 25

Time:6:30- 7:30

Sessions: 6

Room: RHS Staff Lounge

Price: 80.00



Cristina Nicolau

Empower Your Life for Success

All thought is a vibration of energy which is constantly in motion, it is that vibration that is sent out into the universe. The design of the universe is to give us back whatever we ask for. It doesn’t matter whether the thought is positive or negative; the design is to send it back. Hypnosis is a natural ability and it is through that ability we gain access to the subconscious mind. What we think we become. By changing limiting beliefs and negative thoughts we can create the life we desire. This course focuses on steps to: Create awareness, Build confidence, & create positive change for Achieving your Potential, by learning how to use your imagination through guided imagery; as well as improve relationships, personal growth, spiritual growth, career advancement, and to enhance financial income; Manifest abundance; Be more focused, & create inner peace.Take a metaphysical journey and achieve the success that you always dreamed of.CD’s are available for the student to continue practice and create change at home for an additional cost, payable to the instructor.

Instructor: John C. LaNeve CPC, CH,

Mail in registration forms are available here .

Day: Mondays

Beginning: April 29

Time: 7:00 - 9:00

Sessions: 2

Room: 205

Price: 80.00



John C. LaNeve CPC, CH

CPR/ First Aid

ASHI CPR/AED (Adult, Child, Infant), Basic First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens.The program helps develop basic first aid knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond. CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid combination training is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and is consistent with recommendations of the 2015 National First Aid Science Advisory Board and OSHA’s best practices for first aid training programs in the workplace.

Intended audience:

Individuals who require or desire CPR, AED, and first aid knowledge and skills; including emergency response teams in business and industry, school bus drivers, adult residential care personnel, coaches, teachers, parents, and babysitters.

First Class Must Attend all three days for all certifications.

Certifications Received: CPR/AED, Basic First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens

Mail in registration forms are available here .

Day: M,T, W

Beginning: March 11,12,13

Time: 6:00 - 9:30


Room: 217

Price: 125.00

Code: CPR/FA


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