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Leisure Courses

LSU Leisure Courses are personal enrichment programs that are led by experienced and friendly instructors in a non-academic setting. These programs are designed to promote engagement and exploration to help you try out new activities and interests (or to master an existing skill). Courses are taught in groups and take place at a variety of locations in Baton Rouge, LA, depending on the needs of the individual courses. No membership is required, so you can take any course that interests you.

If you qualify to join our OLLI at LSU program, more information can be found here.

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Leisure courses are open for registration February 3, 2020.

Basic Hatha Yoga

Enjoy yoga and learn to enrich your lifestyle by learning and practicing yoga poses while using your breath with movement. Breathe, stretch, and relax your way to improved posture, endurance, flexibility and strength. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat, yoga block and yoga strap (blanket/towel optional).

Bird Watching for Beginners - Leisure

This class is designed for the beginning bird watcher. It will consist of 4 weekly sessions. In the first session, you will be introduced to binoculars and field guides and basic information about birdwatching. The following three weeks, we will go on bird walks around the property and identify as many birds as possible.

Flicks & Food - Leisure

In this series, view and discuss three classics in the spy genre. The Lady Vanishes, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, and Dame May Whitty, is a gem from Hitchcock's late British period that helped cement his reputation.

Hamlet - Leisure

Many scholars consider Hamlet to be William Shakespeare's masterpiece. Why do people love it so much? In this course, we will discuss the play from start to finish, beginning with the Scandinavian origins of the tale.

Tushkalusa Apalachee History & Culture

This course will examine the ways the Tuskalusa Apalachee Tribe uses herbs for everyday health problems (joint pain, swellings, tiredness, etc.). There will be herb walks to study lawn-dwelling plants, as well as lots of big pictures on slide presentations.

The Total Nutrition Makeover

The Total Nutrition Makeover is a 6-week nutrition lifestyle challenge. Obesity and poor nutrition is a major problem in our society today and it effects almost everyone. It's time for a change.