| Breakfast: ||Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Is breakfast your favorite meal of the day? You're in the right place then! Breakfast options change each day, but will incorporate lots of your favorites. Biscuits and gravy, french toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, hash browns, oatmeal (not the package kind either), and lots of others. Standard offerings include fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, granola, baked pastries, orange juice and another juice option. Fresh coffee or hot tea will start your morning off right!|
| Morning: ||Our first morning class, we will begin our exploration of the Psalms with Jim Chatham. “Psalms, the Poetry of the Human Struggle”
Psalms 22 & 23
What does each of these psalms say on its own? What was the Psalms collector suggesting by placing them side-by-side? What situation in your life and mine does this tandem address, and with what message? We will take a fresh look at the best known psalm in the Bible, plus its next-door neighbor.
We'll have a mid morning break and then come back to class for our presentation on Total Conditioning with Maya Andrau. We'll discuss and experience Abdominal Breathing, Anatomical Plumb-line, Foot-care massage, Center of Gravity, Aerobic overview, Stretching/Strengthening (neck, shoulders, spine, hips/legs, Relaxation (toes/ankles)|
| Lunch: ||Lunch is served from 12:30 - 1:30 in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Mondays are typically our "build your own sandwich bar" day. Fresh-sliced sandwich meat, a variety of bread offerings, lettuce and tomato slices, and some potato or macaroni salad to join the sandwich... or perhaps a bowl of soup. Don't pass up some crunchy chips and a cookie or brownie for your sweet tooth!|
| Afternoon: ||Welcome to our first class on Aerobics for the Brain! This is an opportunity to explore and discover more about the wonders and workings of the brain in a relaxed atmosphere that invites spontaneity and a sense of adventure. It’s not a typical “instructor-at-the-podium” setting, but instead we’ll be seated in a circle and also gather in small groups each day. Improvisation is the heart of this class, along with music and movement that also help sharpen the brain, but have no fear, this is a comfortable and non-threatening environment that’s easy on the body, especially for someone who might need to sit, or for those in a wheelchair. Individuals can choose to participate or observe anytime. Daily handouts, a bibliography and website links will be provided.
The Brain: Amazing – Astonishing – Riveting – Reassuring: Today we’ll discuss the cognitive functions of the brain, myths about the brain as we grow older, and we’ll explore the scientific research and practice of using neurobics in our daily lives.
After class ends, there'll be an opportunity for a Walk Around Montreat (guided tour of grounds)
or free time|
| Dinner: ||Dinner, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Assembly Inn Dining Room. Yep, it's time to eat again!|
| Evening: ||Evening program, from 7:00 to 8:00 games/cards and tv available in the lobby for fellowship. Perhaps a movie on a big screen, if the group is interested|