Even in this pandemic, Great Basin College is here for you!
Learn about new programs and class offering this fall. 

Register online or call the Continuing Education office at 753-2231.



Whether you work from home or in an office, are a mom or a college student, you may periodically experience that “afternoon slump.” Chair Yoga is a fun and easy way to take a break and re-energize, re-focus, and renew your body and mind. Chair Yoga can be done anywhere and requires no special clothing, mats or props, other than your chair. In this class, we will learn how to use the breath paired with simple movements to de-stress, improve mindfulness, and re-energize. Once you’ve learned these simple practices, you can use them throughout the week as often as you need to refresh the body and mind. Take a break, and join the fun online for 30 minutes a week via Zoom for “real-time” instruction in the afternoon to learn about and experience the amazing benefits of chair yoga! Internet access is required.

Wednesday, September 2 from 2-2:30 pm, enrollment through September 15. The cost is $25. 

Chair Yoga instructor, Stephanie Davis has been practicing yoga since 1997 when she became pregnant with her oldest child. She is a certified yoga instructor and recently became certified in Energy Medicine Yoga. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree and a Master in Guidance and Counseling. Stephanie has been a Psychology Professor at GBC since 2009, and has been teaching at the college level since 1996. She loves practicing yoga and enjoys sharing the wonderful mental, emotional and physical benefits that yoga has to offer! 

Maybe you’d like to learn a new language this fall from the convenience of your home. If so, consider the following two instructor-led online courses that meet twice a week.

Conversational SPANISH: Beginners Level I  

This is a course oriented to beginners who know a few basics or have no prior experience speaking Spanish. The learning activities presented in each lesson will mainly focus on speaking and listening for general and specific comprehension. Spanish language functions will be developed in real situation contexts. The course will also include a brief general description of grammar points essential for language production. 

Instructor: Isabel Sanchz-Mora
9/8/2020 – 10/8/2020 Online, via Zoom
10 Sessions: Tu Th 6:00 – 7:30pm
Fee: $160.00

Conversational SPANISH: Beginners Level II

This is an instructor-led online course oriented to beginners who know basics about the Spanish language or have taken the Conversational Spanish: Beginners Level I. 

The learning activities presented in each lesson will mainly focus on speaking and listening for general and specific comprehension. Spanish language functions will be developed in real situation contexts. The course will also include a brief general description of grammar points essential for language production.

Instructor: Isabel Sanchez-Mora
10/27/2020 – 12/1/2020 Online, in real time
10 Sessions: Tu Th 6:00 – 7:30pm
Fee: $160.00

Conversational Spanish instructor, Isabel Sanchez-Mora is from San Jose, Costa Rica, and Spanish is her mother tongue. Isabel earned her M.B.A. from INCAE Business School, which is one of the top five Business Schools in Latin America. She has been working in the stock market field for more than 20 years, and still works with Costa Rican brokerage firms online. Isabel studied teaching Spanish as a second language under the Instituto de Cervantes (Spain) method and has taught private classes of Conversational Spanish for more than three years. She also taught the course, Negotiation Skills, at the Universidad de Costa Rica for seven years.

These courses can be taken on a PC or Mac with a camera and microphone. You will need Internet access. Please download the Zoom app for your computer before the first class.

Youth Karate  

This fall, youth ages 10 and up will learn Kyokushin Karate, which is a stand-up, full-contact karate. The three components of Kyokushin are basics (kihon), forms (kata), and sparring (kumite). Kyokushin is a Japanese martial art, and students can expect to learn correct Japanese terminology for various techniques. During class, students will practice various hand strikes and kicks. Physical fitness is emphasized, and participants will engage in exercises designed to improve strength, endurance, and flexibility. Discipline and respect for others are recurring lessons taught throughout the course. 

Together, instructors Jennifer and Julius Stieger have more than twenty years of experience practicing and teaching martial arts. Jennifer Stieger has been practicing karate since 1997. She is a first-degree black belt in the International Kyokushin Organization. In August of 2014, Jennifer and her husband, Julius, earned their IKO black belts while training on the gorgeous Oregon coast. Jennifer is a passionate proponent of the martial arts because of the strength, stamina and confidence it has given her over the years.

Instructors: Jennifer and Julius Stieger
9/9/2020 – 12/9/2020 GBC Fitness Center/Gym
Sessions: 12 W Chilton Circle, 5:45 – 7:00pm
Fee: $85.00

Youth Karate is a great class for beginners or more advanced students. All levels are welcome. Please wear a mask as they are required for all participants.

No class on 11/11 or 11/25. Classes may be held via Zoom if face-to-face instruction is not available due to Covid-19.

Tai Chi Ch’uan  

Tai Chi is an internal Martial Art by which the student can learn how to exercise the body, the energy, and the mind in order to control and focus these internal and external energies. The slow movements of Tai Chi, coordinated with breathing have been described as “moving meditation”. Forms will be taught in order to move this energy flow to strengthen one’s mind and body to promote health, longevity, mental clarity, flexibility and balance. Tai Chi stretches and strengthens tendons and muscles while helping a person attain proper posture and balance. It also is superb for easing tension and stress. 

GBC Tai Chi Ch’uan instructor, George Gary has been studying and teaching Tai Chi for of 20 years in Yang and Sun Styles. His early training was with James Daniels, who taught Chen Man Ching Yang Style short form, Qi Gongs, and Yang Style long form. George has also attended seminars with many famous Tai Chi practitioners including Dr. Paul Lam – Tai Chi for Health forms; Doc Fai Wong – Wind Chasing Fan form; Master Peng Youlian – International forms; and Grand Masters Zeng and Wei – Push Hands and Qi Gongs.

Instructor: George Gary
8/31/2020 – 12/16/2020   GBC Fitness Center Gym
31 Sessions: M W   Chilton Circle, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Fee: $100.00

Please wear a mask as they are required for all attending classes on campus at GBC. Tai Chi Ch’uan enrollment is open through 9/15/20. Classes may be held via Zoom if face-to-face instruction is not available. Call 753-2231 to sign up.

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Meditation is beneficial for both emotional and physiological health. Some of the most successful people in the world tout meditation as the key to a balanced life, yet many people do not practice it. This is often because they are unsure of how to begin. Whether you are looking to start a daily practice or wanting to deepen your current knowledge and experience, this two-day workshop will be a good fit for you. We will begin with mindfulness of breathing followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking. There will be discussion on concentration and application in daily life. We will practice walking meditation. Bring your favorite snack and a drink to experience mindful eating, and wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Please wear a mask as they are required for everyone participating in classes on campus at GBC.

Elisa considers herself an energetic teacher with an outgoing and collaborative spirit. She is a motivated yoga instructor with advanced training and specialization in Alignment, Meditation, and Pranayama. Elisa enjoys inspiring and teaching others how to improve overall wellness and commit to long term health and fitness goals. Elisa is active in her community, through volunteer work with groups such as the Spring Creek Middle School Volleyball Team, Nevada Outdoor School, and the Girls Camp for the Church of Latter-Day Saints.

Class Number: 2208MMW010_01
Instructor: Elisa Liebelt
9/16/2020 – 9/23/2020 GBC Fitness Center
2 Sessions: W 6:00 – 8:00pm
Fee: $45.00

All or part of this class will be changed to an online format if necessitated by Covid-19, and participants will need Internet access.

For further information, contact Angie, Director of Continuing Education angie.debraga@gbcnvedu. 

Register at www.campusce.net/gbcnv or call Continuing Education at 753-2231.