Healthy Lifestyle

Exercise, nutrition, meditation, and other healthy lifestyle classes to help reduce the stress of a cancer diagnosis

Yoga

We are hosting Yoga in a variety of formats: In-Person, Hybrid and Virtually on Zoom!
Please check our active Program Calendar page for the latest updates.

Tuesdays | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Korie Beth Brown, Certified Yoga Instructor
Wednesdays | 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Tatevik Sarkisian, Certified Yoga Instructor
Thursdays | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm,  Korie Beth Brown, Certified Yoga Instructor
Saturdays | 10:00 – 11:00 am,  Arlene Vidor, Certified Yoga Instructor
First Saturday/Month | 10:30 – 11:30 am, Yoga en Español, Ana Maria Delgado, Certified Yoga Instructor


Feldenkrais ®

Every Monday | 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Virtual on Zoom

The Feldenkrais (FEL den krice) Method® uses small gentle movement explorations to harness the power of our nervous system and our innate healing ability to bring enjoyment and ease to daily activity. This method was developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, a mechanical engineer, physicist and judo black belt. His study of developmental movement, neurophysiology and learning theory contribute to the richness of this practice.

Students report improvements in comfort, posture, balance and well-being.

Facilitated by Jenna Blaustein

Pilates Mixed Level Mat Class

Every Monday | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
In-Person and Virtual on Zoom

This beginner / intermediate mixed level pilates mat class focuses on core strength and whole body stretching.

Facilitated by Jacque James, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Pilates Instructor. Jacque is a local resident from Pasadena. She has been in the healthcare profession for over 25 years, and pilates has been her focus for the past five years. She loves learning about the body and what fuels it. She encourages everyone to embrace their life and their body, wherever they are on their journey.

Knit Together

Every Monday | 3:00 - 4:30 pm
In-Person and Virtual on Zoom

Is yarn work therapeutic? Heck Yes! Knitting and crocheting have been known to calm the mind with meditative qualities, focus attention, as well as create beautiful (and functional) art! Learn about the wonders of utilizing needles and yarn to reduce anxiety and create a wonderful sense of well-being.

Facilitated by Cathy Fabre

Pilates at Noon

Every Tuesday | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Virtual on Zoom

Pilates is a unique exercise system which builds an incredibly high degree of abdominal and back strength, flexibility of spine and limbs, improved concentration, and coordination of breath with motion. This class focuses on the restorative qualities of the exercise system for those in recovery.

Facilitated by Kelly Etter, Certified Pilates Instructor

Dynamic Strength Training

Every Tuesday | 4:00 - 4:45pm
In-Person

Starting April 16, this popular class featuring personalized instruction to improve strength, endurance, and expand range of motion utilizing resistance bands and stability balls is back! This class is geared towards individuals in current treatment or early stage of recovery. With Marlene Maroun-Flowers, Certified Fitness Coach and owner of The Dynamic Advantage.

Focus on Fun: Advanced Photography

Every Wednesday | 2:00 - 4:00 pm
In-Person

Use your camera or smart phone to learn the tricks of the trade to produce the best photographs possible. Students are invited to explore the world through the camera lens and produce beautiful art for all to enjoy.

Members must attend Intro to Photography and speak with the instructor, Catherine Bicknell, to enroll in Focus on Fun.

Facilitated by Catherine Bicknell, Professional Photographer

Mindful Movement and Meditation

Monthly on Wednesdays | 4:00 - 5:00pm
Virtual on Zoom

This is a gentle 60 minute warmup that will help you slow down, get grounded, and connect to your breath and body. There will be stretching and meditation. All bodies and all experience levels are welcomed.

Facilitated by Viki Brown, Certified Life Coach and Embodied Movement Teacher

Reiki Meditation

2nd and 4th Friday of Every Month | 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Virtual on Zoom

Experience a guided meditation along with Distance Reiki (energy healing) from the comfort of home. Reiki is a form of energy healing that works even through distance. It has many benefits and may assist in decreasing symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. Many feel a sense of calm and ease after receiving Reiki—some people fall asleep because they become so relaxed and comfortable!

*Please have a glass of water and a blanket by your side for the session.

Facilitated by Kristina Nikols

Watercolor Painting

Every Thursday | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
In-Person

Relax, have fun, and let your inner artist emerge!  Realize the therapeutic benefits of relaxing and creating with paper, brush, and color.  Supplies for beginners provided.

Facilitated by Richard Gutschow, local working artist

Mindfulness for Health

Every Thursday | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Virtual on Zoom

This practice group will introduce the principles of Mindfulness and offer both silent and guided meditation exercises and encourage group discussion to enable participants to deepen their awareness. No prior meditation experience needed.

Facilitated by Sylvia Homes, Louise Wannier, and Jo Anne Kindler

Complementary and Natural Therapies

Every 3rd Thursday | 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Virtual on Zoom

Learn how acupuncture, nutrition and exercise can be integrated with standard medical protocols to help reduce the side effects of cancer.

Facilitated by Robert Chu, PhD, L.Ac., QME

Up, Down, & Around: Cardio and Strength Training

Every Friday | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual on Zoom

Up, Down, & Around is a cardio and strength training class structured for beginner to advanced exercisers. The class will consist of core stabilization and functional strength movements as well as intervals of basic cardio movements. The class will also incorporate stretching and balancing exercises.

Facilitated by Charletha Tatum, Certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer

Yoga en español

Sábados, 6 de abril, 4 de mayo, y 1 de junio | 10:30 - 11:30 am
En persona y zoom

Yoga con Ana Maria Delgado, Instructora de yoga certificada

Healing with Art

Every Other Saturday | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual on Zoom

Discover the freedom to express yourself in art creation. The class will be incorporating short meditation for calm and focus. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome!

Facilitated by Armie Pasa, Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Artist, and Designer by Profession