Hamilton Classes

PLEASE NOTE: These classes have been completed. Spring 2020 curriculum will be posted when registration opens on February 27th. Feel free to browse these courses for a sampling of our past curriculum.

Tuesday Classes

Mindful Wellness

The Mindful Wellness curriculum is designed to equip healthy adults with practice and skills to strengthen the mind and body connection and promote holistic health and wellness across the lifespan.

Instructor: Heather Reister joined The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences as an Extension Educator in Butler County in 2016. An alumna of Miami University’s Family & Child Studies, her background is family systems, early childhood development, and intergenerational programming. In her Family and Consumer Sciences role, Heather is committed to bringing researched-based and education-driven programming to the residents of Butler County.

4 Tuesdays: October 8–29; 10:00–10:45am

Location: Berkeley Square, Phillips Presentation Room

Wednesday Classes

Constitutional Historical & Contemporary Controversies

Historical and contemporary controversies arising out of the Constitution will be discussed, including Abraham Lincoln’s Violation of the Constitution, Campus Free Speech Wars, and Same Sex Marriage and Unsame Law: American Samoa.

Instructor: Daniel E. Hall is Professor of Justice and Community Studies and Political Science, and affiliate Professor of Global and Intercultural Studies at Miami University. He also served as department chair and dean. Since 2011, he has been visiting Professor of Law at Sun Yat-sen University School of Law in Guangzhou, China.

3 Wednesdays: October 9–23; 1:00–2:15pm

Location: Miami Hamilton Downtown, 221 High St.


Pilates is a full-body conditioning program comprised of a series of approximately 500 designed movements performed on a mat and/or on specific apparatus. Pilates improves strength, flexibility, balance, control, and muscular symmetry. The rhythmic exercises promote elongated and toned muscles, are noted for developing abdomen, lower back, and buttocks strength, and create a strong body core.

Supplies: Please bring your own mat; a limited supply is available.

Instructor: Hillary Swift has been a Health Promotion Specialist at Elements for almost three years. She is certified in Yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi.

5 Wednesdays: October 9–November 6; 3:00–4:00pm

Location: Berkeley Square, Elements at The Square

*ILR events/classes involving walking/hiking/exercise may be strenuous for some. Please use discretion when registering.