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Fairview Hospital Wellness Center offers group exercise classes, cooking classes for adults and kids, and educational programs that focus on your health and well-being. From trending health topics as well as innovative and traditional forms of exercise, we’ve got you covered!

In addition, the gym and classrooms are available to rent. Please inquire with the main office for fees and availability.

For more information, please call us at 440.356.0670, option 5.

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Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
440.356.0670, option 5

Events Calendar

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- December 2016 class calendar
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- April 2017 class calendar
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Visit our online calendar of events to learn about other programs at the Wellness Center.

Find out more about our classes including descriptions, dates and times in the September - December calendar or the January - April 2017 calendar.

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Classes & Programs

Childbirth and Parenting Education
Cooking Classes

Please note: Advance registration by the Thursday prior to the class is required for all of Charmed Kitchen cooking classes.  

These classes are directed by Judi Strauss of The Charmed Kitchen and are demonstration only (unless noted). You will receive a handout filled with recipes and lots of sample to taste in class. Make sure you come hungry and bring a container for leftovers!


One-Pot Meals | Monday, Dec. 5 | 7 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 plus $9 material fee due the evening of class

You can create tasty meals for your family without creating chaos in your kitchen. This class is all about making meals that cook in one dish for easy preparation and easy clean up. From casseroles to soups you'll get to sample a wide array of dishes and you'll get plenty of time saving tips as well as recipes to take home. 

More One-Pot Meals | Monday, Dec. 12 | 7 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 plus $9 material fee due the evening of class

One-pot meals can be casseroles, crock pot meals, stews, soups and skillet dinners. Most are easy to prepare and leave behind a minimum of dishes. They are also comfort foods everybody loves. In this follow-up class the instructor will share even more of her favorite one-pot dinners including both meat-based and vegetarian meals. There will also be hints on getting the most from a crockpot. 
Cooking with Root Vegetables | Monday, Jan. 16 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due the evening of class

Super tasty, but often overlooked, root vegetables are versatile and fun to cook with. From beets to rutabagas we will explore how to use root vegetables in all kinds of fun ways. Recipes will include roasted beets, carrot pasta sauce and a whole lot more. 
Baking with Whole Grains | Monday, Jan. 30 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due the evening of class

Whole grain breads and other baked goods don’t have to be heavy or “grainy” in texture. If you know the proper procedure, you can make 100% whole grain bread that has great texture, and that does not resemble and doorstop. Some grains work better than others, and we’ll learn about that in class, too. If you are trying to get away from white flour this class will teach you about whole grain alternatives. 
Very Veggie Soup | Monday, Feb. 6 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due the evening of class

New Offering!! Although most soups are meat based, they don’t have to be. This class will show you how to make rich and hearty soups that are also meat free. You will learn how to make a concentrated vegetable soup base and have plenty of soup to taste in class. 
Wintertime Salads | Monday, Feb. 20 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due the evening of class

When the weather is cold outside the idea of a salad might not be the first idea that pops into your mind. Winter salads can be a way to beat those wintertime blues. Full of greens, citrus and some unexpected ingredients, these salads are a great first course. Some are a meal in themselves. You’ll get a chance to sample several salads in class. 
Cooking with Honey | Monday, Feb. 27 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due the evening of class

New Offering!! Did you know that honey is the only food source that contains everything you need to live? It contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that we need, even water! It also never goes bad. Honey can be used for so much more than just sweetening your tea. Learn how to use honey in savory dishes, baking, beverages and more.

Eat Better for Less | Monday, March 13 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due the evening of class

In today’s economic environment every penny counts. Food prices are making it harder to feed your family on a budget. This class will focus on strategies for eating good food and saving money, too. Seasonal shopping, food storage, preservation and where to shop are among the topics. 


Lunch in a Jar | Monday, March 27 | 7 to 9 p.m. HANDS ON!
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due the evening of class

This current trend is popular for a reason. What a great way to prepare and carry our lunches. The idea is to layer ingredients in a Mason jar so that you can prep a week’s worth of lunches and take one with you to work each day. In class we’ll talk about what ingredients work and which to avoid. There will be a lot of combination choices and each participant will make their own lunch to take home with them (jar included!).
Cabbage Patch | Monday, April 3 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due the evening of class

Members of the cabbage family include broccoli, kale, cauliflower and more. These are some of the most nutritious veggies around. That doesn’t mean you can always get your family to eat them. In class you’ll get recipes for soups, salads, sides and mains loaded with flavor and plenty of fiber, vitamins and minerals, too. 
Homemade Pasta | Monday, April 10 | 7 to 9 p.m. HANDS ON!
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due the evening of class

This dinner time staple is more popular than ever. In class you’ll learn how to make fabulous pasta from scratch. Among the pastas we’ll try are carrot, broccoli, and sesame, whole wheat, sour cream and many more. There will be some hands-on pasta rolling and some recipes for using store bought pasta, too. 
Marvelous Mushrooms | Monday, April 24 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due the evening of class

Mushrooms are available in a wide array these days and are very versatile. If you are unsure how to maximize them in cooking this class is for you. Learn how to cook with all sorts of mushrooms and get a chance to taste several dishes that focus on using them. 
Guest Cooking & Instructional Classes

ESSENTIAL OILS

Please contact Sharon Mack at 440.623.9000 to register for any Essential Oils classes.


The 12 Sprays of Christmas | Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 7 to 8 p.m.
$25 (includes supplies)

You will create 12 different aromatherapy sprays to scent your home including Gifts of the Magi; Dashing through the Pines; Peppermint Stick; Merry & Bright; Warm Winter Chai: Gingerbread Cookies; Tannenbaum Forest; Christmas Potpourri; Spiced Hot Cider; Vanilla Spice; Wonderland and Holiday Joy. Wonderful sprays to give as hostess or teacher gifts!


Essential Snowman | Thursday, Dec. 8 | 7 to 8 p.m.
$25 (includes supplies)

A wonderfully clever way to give the gift of a spa treatment! You will leave the class with a snowman filled with Gingerbread bath salts and Peppermint Exfoliating Foot or Body Scrub. Perfect as a stocking stuffer or hostess gift!


Roller Ball Remedies | Wednesday, Dec. 14 | 7 to 8 p.m.
$25 (includes supplies)

Come and create your own collection of rollerball essential oil blends. Choose six (6) favorites from the following recipes: Allergy Bomb; Aching Relief Blend; Belly Soothe; Bruise Blend; Cough Help; Focus Blend; Flu Bomb; Owie Blend; Sleep Time Blend; Stuffy Nose blend and Hand Sanitizer Blend. These rollers are wonderful to have on hand for the cold and flu season and they make great stocking stuffers!


Stress Relief with Essential Oils | Thursday, Jan. 19 | 7 to 8 p.m.
$35
Bring a friend to partner with to learn how to use the Aromatouch essential oil blend to give and receive a stress-reducing, uplifting hand massage technique. Class includes instruction and a 15 ML bottle of this incredible proprietary blend along with a reflexology chart!

Essential Oils and Emotions | Wednesday, Feb. 8 | 7 to 8 p.m.

$20
Experience the power of 6 specific blends of essential oils to address the emotional need for forgiveness; consolation; peace; passion, motivation, and cheer. Cost includes a sample of Wild Orange Essential Oil and the Emotions and Oils Chart.

Rollerball Wellness | Thursday, March 9 | 7 to 8 p.m.

$28
Come and create your own collection of rollerball essential oil blends. Choose six (6) favorites from the following recipes: Belly Blend; Black & Blue Blend; Breathe Easy Blend; Focus Blend; Hand Spray or Rollerball Blend; Immune Boost; Muscle Relax Blend; Open Airways Blend; Seasonal Relief Blend.

Chef Amee’s Cooking Classes for Kids and Adults

Chef Amee is a Graduate of the French Culinary Institute, New York City and professional teacher, graduate of Northern Arizona University.
Advance registration is required for all classes. Register online by clicking on the class below, or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Winter Soups and Breads (Kids ages 6 to 12) | Saturday, Jan. 28 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$20 + $10 supply fee due to Chef Amee the day of class

Chef Amee will teach her young chefs how to make two different soups and savory breads.

Chocolate Lovers Workshop (Kids ages 6 to 12) | Saturday, Feb. 18 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$20 + $10 supply fee due to Chef Amee the day of class

Chef Amee will teach her young chefs all about the production and uses of chocolate while creating two delicious recipes.

Quick and Light Recipes (Adults) | Friday, March 24 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$30 per person + $15 supply fee due to Chef Amee the day of class or $50 for a couple + $25 supply fee due to Chef Amee the day of class

Make it a date night with your significant other or friend as Chef Amee shows you how create a variety of hands-on healthy and fast recipes to make dinners simpler.

Mexican Fiesta Cuisine (Kids ages 6 to 12) | Tuesdays | April 11, 18, 25 | 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
$75 + $25 supply fee due to Chef

Amee the first day of class Chef Amee leads her young chefs through a 3-part series focused on learning all about ingredients, recipes and tools used in classic Mexican cuisine. A 3-course meal will be made and enjoyed by the end of each class.



Freezer Meal Workshops


Are you tired of poor food choices that result in overspending and an increase on the scale, not to mention a hit on the budget? Invest an hour and you will be prepared for healthy and fast meals, made for less than $4 per serving!

Join us as we use Wildtree organic, non-GMO, preservative-free spices, balsamic vinegars, and sauces to create 10 meals, with each meal serving 6. That is 60 meals! Each kit is complete with laminated recipe cards, sticker instructions for your freezer meals, all the spices and sauces you will need, you just bring the list of suggested proteins and fresh vegetables, a cooler, freezer bags and enjoy the fun! Each workshop can be adapted to accommodate Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free.

COST: $85.50 per workshop. This does not include your protein and vegetables. Registration must be completed no later than seven (7) days prior to the event.

You will have extra spices, sauces and flavored oils left over to take home with you, possibly enough to create another 60 meals! You won’t want to miss a single workshop! All classes are held at Fairview Hospital Wellness Center, 3035 Wooster Rd., Rocky River. Advance registration is required. Register by calling Sharon Mack at 440.623.9000.



January: Healthy Comfort Foods

Pick one date: Thursday 1/12/17 at 6:30 pm or Saturday 1/14/17 at 10 am
Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp (or Tofu); Italian Marinated Goodness; The Best Burgers Ever; Hearty and Delicious Meatloaf (or Lentil Loaf); Chipotle Lime Fajitas; Italian Medallions; Honey Balsamic Drumsticks (or Tempeh); Slow Cooker Chipotle Lime Chicken (or Seitan); Adobo Chicken (or White Beans); Tomato Chicken (or Tofu Pasta) (can sub more vegetables for the pasta).


February: Simply Wholesome
Pick one date: Thursday 2/23/17 at 6:30 pm or Saturday 2/25/17 at 10 am
Garlic Balsamic Chicken (or Tempeh); Baked Cajun Fish (or Tofu); Tuscan Pork Chops (or Seitan); Homestyle Meatloaf (or Lentil Loaf); Italian Burgers; California Style Shrimp (or Tofu); One Pan Steak (or Seitan) and Vegetables; Roasted Cajun Chicken (or Tempeh); Garlic Pepper Chicken (or Seitan); Slow Cooker Flank Steak (or White Beans).


March: Primal Goodness

Pick one date: Thursday 3/30/17 at 6:30 pm or Saturday 4/1/17 at 10 am
Adobo Steak Tips (or Seitan); Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables and Chicken (or Tempeh); Opa Sausage (or white beans) and Peppers; Garlic Grilled Fish (or Tofu); Sauteed Shrimp (or Seitan) with spinach salad; Hickory Adobo Chicken (or Tofu); Mediterranean Grill; Greek Flank Steak (or Seitan); Latin Lettuce Wraps; Salisbury Skillet with Gravy.


April: Savory Selections

Pick one date: Thursday 4/20/17 at 6:30 pm or Saturday 4/22/17 at 10 am
Asian Java Skillet; Ginger Delight; Lemon Glazed Tenders; Chicken (or Tofu) Scampi with Broccoli; Honey Dijon Chicken (or Tempeh); Red Pepper Chicken (or Seitan) with Couscous; Savory Chili; Asian Lettuce Wraps; Cowboy Skillet; Gourmet Java Burgers.
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CPRCourses 
Registration: Send an email to ccfmaincampus@ccf.org for availability of CPR classes.


CPR for Infant and Child
Dates & Time:
Weeknights 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Saturdays 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $30 per person
Registration: For dates and to register, check the online calendar or call Childbirth Education at 440.356.0347.

Description:
The CPR for Family and Friends course targets parents, grandparents, family members and other caregivers who want to learn rescue skills for infants and children, since you are the first person to react in a child’s emergency.

Educational Programs

Note: Registration is required for every class – no drop-ins allowed. Please make an effort to register at least five (5) days prior to the class date. 


NOVEMBER
Smart Holiday Eating for Heart Failure Patients | Thursday, Nov. 10 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free

Heart failure doesn’t take a holiday! Most of us indulge a little too much at this time of year. For heart failure patients, the holidays can be an especially tricky time. Limiting fluid and salt intake is an essential part of staying healthy. Come to this presentation by Deanna Mcleeson, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager, Fairview Hospital Chronic Care Clinic to learn how to be successful and stay healthy through the holidays. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


SEVA: Acupressure for Stress Relief 1 & 2 | Saturday, Nov. 12 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$75

Part 1
:This class teaches an acupressure protocol that can be used for self-care, addressing a wide range of needs, including general relaxation and wellbeing or extreme shock and stress. Participants learn: a unique touch method; various effective acupoints; how to use this protocol for self-care; the healing and transforming power of acupressure; practice techniques to use for self-care; and take home skills to use for the rest of their life.

Part 2: Students learn to give acupressure to others; demonstrated and practiced seated in chairs and lying comfortably on massage tables. After taking modules one and two, students have enough information and skill to practice easily on themselves, as well as with family and friends.

Continuing Education Credits available through: AHNA: American Holistic Nurses Association; NCBTMB: Massage Therapists; NCCAOM: Acupuncturists & Asian Bodywork Therapists. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Are You Intuitive? | Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$35

Intuition is a natural ability in all of us. Let’s unlock it and practice simple techniques to access and develop that intuitive skill for greater insights and creativity. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required.  Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5. 


DECEMBER

The AURA: Your Personal Energy Signature | Tuesday, Dec. 6 | 6:30 to 8 p.m. 
$30

Everyone has an aura…the energy field that surrounds our physical body. Simple techniques demonstrate the aura and you will learn how it reflects your emotional and mental energy. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Your Aging Brain – Tools to Keeping it Healthy | Thursday, Dec. 8 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Free

Your brain controls every aspect of your body, mind and spirit. It works 24/7 and without a break to keep you moving and determines your thoughts, feelings and memory. With that in mind, you can see the importance of keeping your brain healthy for the long haul. Join Rachael McGuirk, MD, of Fairview Hospital Center for Family Medicine, to learn how being proactive with your health maintenance including regular screenings, diet and exercise and memory exercises can help your brain stay strong. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.
JANUARY 2017

Informational Class on the Tai Chi Programs | Monday Jan. 16 | 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Free
Join us for a presentation on the Tai Chi programs presented by the instructor, Michael W. Stadul. He has taught Tai Chi since 1986 and is certified as a Level III Tai Chi Instructor by the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association and as a Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention instructor by the Tai Chi For Health Institute. Advance registration is required. Seating is limited. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Stress Relief with Essential Oils | Thursday, Jan. 19 | 7 to 8 p.m.
$35
Bring a friend to partner with to learn how to use the Aromatouch essential oil blend to give and receive a stress-reducing, uplifting hand massage technique.  Class includes instruction and a 15 ML bottle of this incredible proprietary blend along with a reflexology chart! Please contact Sharon Mack at 440.623.9000 to register.


Mindful 24/7 | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$25
Learn the basics of mindful living. It's really easy! Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN will show you that It's all about being in the present and going inside to quiet the mind, relax the body and lift the spirit. Advance registration is required. Seating is limited. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Heart Health Nutrition with a Chef and Cardiologist | Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$10
Cardiologist, Marcello Mellino, MD and Chef Amee Hoge, will show you easy ways to reduce your risk of heart disease and improve your overall health. Chef Amee will prepare a meal with Dr. Mellino for you to enjoy while you learn how to eliminate risk factors that you CAN control including reading food labels; menu preparation; grocery shopping; modifying your tried and true recipes; and being heart healthy when dining at a restaurant. Seating is very limited. Advance registration is required. Seating is limited. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5. Download the flier.
FEBRUARY

Stroke Exercise Program Informational Class | Wednesday, Feb. 8 | 1 to 2 p.m.
Free
After suffering a stroke many patients continue their road to recovery in order to maintain functional abilities. Laura Hubbard, Physical Therapist Assistant from Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy, will discuss the comprehensive outpatient Stroke Exercise Program that is offered at the Wellness Center and the importance of exercise after suffering a stroke. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Essential Oils and Emotions | Wednesday, Feb. 8 | 7 to 8 p.m.
$20
Experience the power of 6 specific blends of essential oils to address the emotional need for forgiveness; consolation; peace; passion, motivation, and cheer. Cost includes a sample of Wild Orange Essential Oil and the Emotions and Oils Chart. Please contact Sharon Mack at 440.623.9000 to register.


A Healthy Liver and Pancreas - How Not To Trash Your Inside | Thursday, Feb. 16 | 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  
Free
Your pancreas and liver are vital organs. If either stop working properly, your life is in danger. Come to this important talk presented by Cleveland Clinic surgeon, Toms Augustin, MD, MPH. He will discuss how to keep both organs healthy and functioning to keep you well! Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


How to Read Food Labels for Healthy Eating | Wednesday, Feb. 22 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Free 
Sure, you try to read labels, but do you really understand what they mean? Join Cleveland Clinic dietitian Anna Taylor to become a food label pro. She will cover all the basics including (oftentimes deceptive) marketing ploys; the ingredient lists; and nutrition facts labels. She will also offer practical guidelines to help you choose the healthiest products for your family in this seminar. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Acupuncture - An Effective Tool to Quit Smoking | Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 | 6:30 to 8 pm

Free
Come and learn how acupuncture, an ancient Chinese medical treatment typically used for treating pain, is also a proven treatment option for smoking cessation. Leo Simoson, D.C., a chiropractic physician at Cleveland Clinic Lorain Family Health & Surgery Center and Avon Lake Family Health Center, will discuss this innovative technique and take your questions. If you’re ready to stop smoking, this is the talk you won’t want to miss. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


MARCH
Balance Your Body's Energies | Saturday, March 4 | 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
$30, includes Workbook
Easy and fun experience to use energy to clear the mind and feel more alert. Energy test for food substance sensitivity & learn a daily five minute routine to balance energy and strengthen immune system. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Mom & Baby Yoga Workshop | Infants 6 weeks to crawlers | Saturday, March 4 | 10 to 11 a.m.

$15 per adult
This workshop, led by Jill Prok, E-RYT 400, will help you regain strength and relieve stress while bonding with your new baby. Learn techniques to soothe and support baby’s growing body, as well as fun, playful ways to incorporate baby into yoga poses. Practice self-care, deepen your bond with baby, and meet other local moms. No previous yoga experience necessary. Dads and caregivers welcome, too! Bring a small blanket and toy for your baby and a yoga mat for yourself. Infants 6 weeks to crawlers. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Are You Hearing? | Thursday, March 9 | 7 to 8 p.m. 
Free
Good hearing is part of a full and active life. According to Cleveland Clinic experts, Approximately 30 million people in the United States have some degree of hearing loss (about 1 in every 10 people). Cleveland Clinic audiology specialists, Valerie Pavlovich Ruff, Au.D., CCC-A and Susan Kasunick, M.A., CCC-A, will discuss hearing loss, its impact on your life and what can be done about it. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Rollerball Wellness | Thursday, March 9 | 7 to 8 p.m.
$28
Come and create your own collection of rollerball essential oil blends. Choose six (6) favorites from the following recipes: Belly Blend; Black & Blue Blend; Breathe Easy Blend; Focus Blend; Hand Spray or Rollerball Blend; Immune Boost; Muscle Relax Blend; Open Airways Blend; Seasonal Relief Blend. Please contact Sharon Mack at 440.623.9000 to register.


Your Brain and Aging: The (Almost) Fountain of Youth | Thursday, March 23 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.  
Free
Do you feel like your brain is getting slower or less precise with age? If you're over 45 (or even 35, according to some very recent studies), your brain is in decline! Come discover how to take advantage of your brain's capacity to change and improve itself through the science of brain plasticity. You'll learn techniques to help slow down—and even reverse—this process of brain aging. This class is directed by psychologist Dr. Jean Alvarez. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Stroke 101 | Thursday, March 23 | 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Free
According to Cleveland Clinic experts, approximately 1 of every 20 deaths is from stroke, making it the fourth leading cause of death in this country. It’s important to note that stroke can be preventable on many levels, both medical and lifestyle. Please join Jayashree Sundararajan, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute at Fairview Hospital as she shares information that everyone needs to know about strokes - what causes them, signs and symptoms, and how to prevent them. She will also discuss services available at Fairview Hospital, including their new interventional procedures for stroke. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

APRIL
Boost Brain Function with Neurofeedback | Thursday, April 6 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.  
Free
Are you bothered by insomnia, ADD, anxiety, depression, memory problems or any other issue rooted in the brain? Neurofeedback is not a treatment for any specific emotional or physical condition, but is a way of helping the brain learn to self-regulate. Nothing is done TO the brain—it simply receives feedback about its own activity—and very often, symptoms like these simply go away. Come to this program to learn more, ask your questions, or experience a brief session. This class is directed by psychologist Dr. Jean Alvarez. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Healing Power of the Breath | Saturday, April 8 | 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
$25
Your breath! Here is a drug-free, side-effect free solution to common anxiety and mood problems. Learn simple and scientific proven techniques to calm the stress response. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Nutrition in Functional Medicine | Thursday, April 13 | 6 to 7 p.m.
Free
Functional medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working together to address the underlying causes of disease. Join Danielle Naples, MS, RD, LD, from Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine as she explains the benefits of functional medicine and how food and nutrition can be used to optimize health and well-being. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.
Educational & Instructional Series

Urban Gardening 101 | Thursdays | 7 to 9 p.m.  
$50 for the four-part series or $15 per class
Become plant-strong in 2017 by planting your own garden. Surprisingly, you don’t need a huge garden to reap the benefits. Join us for an in-depth series directed by Charmed Kitchen’s Judi Strauss, who started her career working in the horticulture department of the OSU Extension Service. You’ll learn what you need to know before you start and be ready to plant a garden this spring (yes, spring will come!).  Handouts will be provided at each class. Advance registration is required. Register online by clicking on the date or the title for the entire series, or call 440.356.0670, option 5. Download the flyer.

Jan. 19 | Seed Starting
There are advantages to starting your own seedlings. You can save money, especially if you normally buy a lot of plants. The real benefit, though, may be growing unusual varieties not found at the local greenhouse. Exotic and heirloom varieties, when available, go for premium prices.  In class you'll learn the basics of starting seeds indoors, using grow lights, hardening off and much more.

Jan. 26 | Gardening for a Small Planet
Both urban and suburban residents know the space restraints of their yards. Gardens, while desirable, seem impossible when room is limited. You can do all sorts of creative things to get big harvests even from tiny spaces. From vertical gardening to inter-cropping we'll discuss ways to get the most out your small garden.

Feb. 2 | Herb Gardening
Have you ever thought about growing your own herbs? Fresh herbs are easy to grow and most require little maintenance. In class you'll learn how to plant and maintain an herb garden and we will discuss many specific herbs and their uses. Harvest and storage will also be discussed.

Feb. 9 | Composting
Leaves, grass clippings and some kitchen waste can be converted into "black gold" through composting. In class we'll cover the basics of starting and maintaining a compost pile, the role carbon and nitrogen play and composting no-nos. Composting saves money, improves your garden soil and helps the environment, too.

Advance registration is required.  Register online by clicking on a date for one class or here for the entire series, or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Total Joint Pre-Operative Education Class

Wednesdays | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Dec. 7, Jan. 11, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12 or April 26
Wednesdays | 1 to 2:30 p.m. | Dec. 21, Feb. 22 or March 22
Free

During this informative class, you will learn about:
  • Preparing for surgery
  • What to expect immediately after surgery
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Care options after your hospital stay
You will receive additional printed materials specific to your type of joint replacement. You will also have an opportunity to speak with the orthopaedic nurse specialist, a physical therapist and a skilled nursing representative. Advance registration is required. Register online (search by the date) or call 216.476.9005. Download the flyer.


Reiki Training Classes (
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Reiki Level 1 | Saturday, Jan. 28 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$150 + $20 for the manual – payable to the instructor the day of class
Reiki Level 1 will teach you about Reiki, its history, techniques, and the energy system. You will learn how to do Reiki on yourself and others. A certificate of completion will be provided. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Reiki Level 2 | Saturday, Feb. 25 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
$150 (You will use the manual from Level 1 training) 
Reiki Level 2 will go more in-depth into learning about Reiki, the chakra system, and will teach you advanced techniques. Level 1 is a prerequisite. A certificate of completion will be provided. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Reiki Master | Saturday, March 25| 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$150 + $20 for the manual payable to the instructor the day of class.
Reiki Master is the most advanced class. You will learn the Master techniques, including how to attune others to Reiki, and will then be qualified to teach Reiki classes. Levels 1 and 2 are prerequisites. A certificate of completion will be provided. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Animal Reiki | Saturday, April 29 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
$150 + $10 for the manual payable to the instructor the day of class.
This unique training will teach Reiki practitioners how to adapt their energetic skills to promote the health and wellbeing of animals. They will learn about the animal chakra systems, energetic assessment and treatment techniques, and how to use other holistic modalities such as essential oils and meditation with animals. Attention will also be given to using Reiki to help caregivers connect with their pets and using Reiki during end of life situations. Reiki Level 1 is a prerequisite. A certificate of completion will be provided. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Moving Beyond Loss: An 8-week Action Program | Thursdays | Feb. 2 – March 23 | 10:30 am to 12 p.m. 
$65 (includes book and materials)
One of the least acknowledged and least addressed concerns in our society is grief, the normal and natural reaction to loss. Many events cause human beings to experience grief and the range of emotions that accompany it; death of a loved one, divorce, loss of career, loss of hopes and dreams, health issues, and significant changes head the list. Losses can limit us and get in the way of investing emotionally in relationships and life. Grief Recovery Method Support Groups teach a step-by-step process that will allow participants to address the pain of loss, and complete the unfinished business of the relationship, so that hope and trust can be restored, and one can feel whole again. Rev. Robin Schreiber and MaryElin Halek, both certified Grief Recovery Specialists®, will facilitate the group.
No matter how recent or long ago your loss, the loss may be limiting your ability to participate fully in life. Participation in this program will assist you to feel more enriched, more alive and more fulfilled. After registering a facilitator will contact you to provide further information and answer your questions. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5. Download the flyer.


Acupressure for Anyone 
Acupressure for Anyone provides simple methods that a person can apply on their own to enhance health, body awareness, and well-being. Acupressure formulas are given for common health issues such as headache, insomnia, colds & flu, digestion, etc. as well as powerful balancing formulas for managing stress and calming the mind and spirit.  As we bring a clearer stronger field of energy through the body, it is common for other aspects of life to return to harmony as well. These simple Acupressure for Anyone techniques naturally lead to a deepening awareness of the whole-being—body, mind, emotions, and soul. Workshops are offered in 3-hour modules and the training is designed for “regular folks” who want to learn to take care of themselves and their families. People love to give and receive this method because it is easy to learn, pleasant to deliver, and comfortable to receive. Most importantly, it works! Download the flyer.

Great Central Channel Alignment | Tuesday, March 7 | 6 to 9 p.m.
$20 
The Great Central Channel is among the first energetic patterns developed in the body in utero. It travels along the spine to the top of the head, and up the midline on the front of the body to the face. Points along this channel are extremely potent, and have been used for thousands of years for balancing and healing. In Chinese Medicine it is said that human beings are the bridge between heaven and earth. This acupressure formula for the Great Central Channel enhances and strengthens this alignment—bringing balance, comfort and ease to the receiver. At this workshop students give and receive the Great Central Channel Release and learn Chakra Tai Chi, a special movement meditation developed by Aminah Raheem, Ph.D., the founder of Soul Lightening Acupressure. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Formulas for Balance and Harmony | Tuesday, April 4 | 6 to 9 p.m.
$20 
The most fundamental principles of Chinese Medicine are based in establishing and maintaining balance and harmony throughout the whole being—body, mind, emotions, and spirit. When this is attained we are vibrant and healthy—all our systems are working together well, and we can live life to the fullest. The acupressure formulas introduced in this module are specially created to help us reclaim this sense of well-being. By holding these special point combinations we provide an opportunity for the system to recalibrate itself–allowing for the extremes of life to balance out, and returning us to our natural state of harmony. Using these formulas regularly creates a steady baseline of well-being. Once we know how to attain balance and harmony on a regular basis, it is much easier to address the occasional symptoms and disruptive patterns that arise in daily living. During this workshop you will practice locating points and reading the formulas. You will also give and receive a full acupressure session. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) by Dr. Thomas Gordon | 8-Week Program to More Serene and Content Parenting | Tuesdays | March 7 – April 25 | 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
$75 per person, $130 for 2 people who register together. $35 materials fee is due at first class

In this fun class for all parents of all children—tots to teens—you will learn how to deal with parenting challenges with more confidence and less stress, resistance or regrets and understand anger and conflicts while caring for your own needs, too. PET offers proven communication skills that really work! When parents use these skills, they are amazed with the dramatic improvement both in their families and in ALL their relationships. You can add them to your parenting “toolbox,” too! If you have any questions, or would like to register, please contact Barbara Koster at 216.469.6359 or stargazer.101@juno.com by Wednesday, Feb 22 so participant materials can be ordered in time. Please arrive 10 min early at the first class to receive materials. FREE REFRESHER classes are included! Download the flyer.

Group Exercise Classes

Ab Attack!

Days & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays (ongoing) | 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Click on the calendar and search by day to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register

Description:
Strengthening the muscles of your abdomen is key to overall core strength, stability and performance in your daily life. Come to this 30-minute class to develop a stronger, firmer core with abdominal, oblique, and lower back exercises.


Barre Flow and Flex Classes

Days & Time: See below
Cost: $35 for 10-class card 
Registration: Click on the calendar and search by day to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register

Description: Our barre classes, led by Charlotte Petrie, IFTA, will tone, lengthen, and sculpt your whole body and improve your balance, all while having fun working out! Both classes are designed to complement each other and can accommodate all levels. Wear long pants and socks and bring a mat to class. Advance registration is required.

Barre Flow | Tuesdays (ongoing) | 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  
Tuesday’s Barre Flow class will focus on balance and flexibility that includes a 15-20 minute stretch with lighter intensity and no cardio. Participants use small and large balls, resistance bands and yoga straps.

Barre Flex | Thursdays (ongoing) | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Barre Flex class will focus on strength and movement goals with a slightly more intense, low-impact cardio that includes a 5-10 minute stretch, use of small and large balls and weights.


Fitpaths (Ages 50+)

Days & Time: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays | 9:00 to 9:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Click on the calendar and search by day to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register

Description:
This multilevel class is for adults 50 and older who want to reap the benefits of aerobic and strength training. Dress in comfortable, loose clothing, and leave class feeling energetic.


Fitpaths Too (Ages 60+)

Days & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays (ongoing class) | 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Click on the calendar and search by date to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register

Description:
This multilevel exercise class is for the active senior who wants to reap the benefits of regular physical activity. Work at your own pace, enjoy the music and feel refreshed.


Fit for All (ages 18+)

Days & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. or Fridays | 5:15 to 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Click on the calendar and search by day to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register

Description:
A full body workout to include warm up, low impact aerobics, strength training and stretching. Suitable for all ages. Work at your own pace and leave feeling refreshed. Please bring a mat or towel and a water bottle.


Jazzercise®

Days & Times: Monday - Thursday | 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday* | 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 
Monday, Wednesday | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Friday ½ hour express | 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday | 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $179** for unlimited classes January 1 through May 2017 at the Wellness Center and the Lakewood location. Join with a friend and take $15 off.
Registration: Call 440.356.0337 or email at kkjazrcize@yahoo.com with questions or to preregister

Description: You want to be fit? That’s where we come in! Jazzercise fuses cardio, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and dance. Experience our new formats - Interval, Strength 60, Fusion, Interval Fusion and Core as well as our classic format, Dance Mixx. Feel results after three classes. With different formats to pick from, you will stay motivated and break thru plateaus. The average customer stays with Jazzercise for seven years. Why? Because it works! *New customers only or those not attending in six months or more.

*Childcare available M-W-F (9:30 class only). Reservations requested by the evening prior to class you’ll attend. $20 for 10 classes or $3 a class. Call or text 440.554.4213 for reservations.
**New customers only or those not attending in six months or more.


Body Sculpting™

Days & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $55 per eight-class term or $130 for three terms (save $35)
Sessions: Nov. 21 – Dec. 19 (No class Nov. 23); Jan. 4 – Feb. 1 (No class Jan. 16); Feb. 8 – March 8 (No class Feb. 20); March 15 – April 10; April 17 – May 10
Registration: Visit www.flexcity.com or call 440.729.FINE (3463) to register.

Description: This results-oriented workout will sculpt and tone your muscles, improve your flexibility and core strength while revving up your metabolism. Bring a set of 5 lb. dumbbells and a mat to class.


Ballroom/Latin Dance Class

Days & Time: Thursdays | 7:30 to 8:30 p.m
Cost: $55 per 8-week session
Session Runs: 8-week sessions (call for dates)
Registration: Call 440.263.3101 to register

Description: Have fun dancing and get your exercise! Learn slow dance steps to Fox-trot, Jitterbug/Swing steps, kicks and turns and Latin dances such as Cha-Cha, Salsa, Tango Salsa, Rumba and Mambo.

Kids - Learn and grow strong with us!

Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR | Saturday, Jan. 14 or March 4 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$60 per student

According to Safe Sitter®, inadequate emphasis is placed on the magnitude of the responsibility a young teen accepts when caring for themselves and others. Most young teens lack the knowledge of first aid, rescue skills, behavior management techniques, and life experiences necessary for handling medical, behavioral, or household emergencies which might occur. Successful completion of this one-day program, taught by registered nurses, addresses these competencies.


Kid’s Cooking Classes


Directed by Chef Amee Hoge, the following classes are for kids ages 6 to 12 years old. Chef Amee is a Graduate of the French Culinary Institute, New York City and professional teacher and graduate of Northern Arizona University. Advance registration is strongly recommended to avoid cancelation.


Halloween Appetizers and Treats | Saturday, Oct. 29 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$20 + $10 supply fee due to Chef Amee the first day of class

Chef Amee will lead her young chefs through two yummy appetizers and two delicious treats perfect for a Halloween Party!


Become a Chef – Learn Knife Skills | Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 8 and 15 | 4 to 6 p.m.
$75 + $25 supply fee due to Chef Amee the first day of class

Chef Amee will lead her young chefs through a 3-part series focused on knife skills. Each young chef will learn safe and proper knife skills while practicing with 3 knives: a paring, serrated and mini santoku knife. In each class, the young chefs will also prepare a 3-course meal to eat together.


Holiday Appetizers and Treats | Saturday, Dec. 3 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$20 + $10 supply fee due to Chef Amee the first day of class

Chef Amee will lead her young chefs through two festive appetizers and two holiday treats perfect for the holidays.


Winter Soups and Breads (Kids ages 6 to 12) | Saturday, Jan. 28 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$20 + $10 supply fee due to Chef Amee the day of class

Chef Amee will teach her young chefs how to make two different soups and savory breads.


Chocolate Lovers Workshop (Kids ages 6 to 12) | Saturday, Feb. 18 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$20 + $10 supply fee due to Chef Amee the day of class

Chef Amee will teach her young chefs all about the production and uses of chocolate while creating two delicious recipes.


Mexican Fiesta Cuisine (Kids ages 6 to 12) | Tuesdays | April 11, 18, 25 | 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
$75 + $25 supply fee due to Chef Amee the first day of class

Chef Amee leads her young chefs through a 3-part series focused on learning all about ingredients, recipes and tools used in classic Mexican cuisine. A 3-course meal will be made and enjoyed by the end of each class.


Family Exercise Classes


Family Yoga | Thursdays (ongoing) | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
$50 for a 10-class card

This FUN class, led by Jill Prok, E-RYT 200, provides an opportunity to cultivate bonding, wellness, and mindfulness! Practice yoga together in an engaging, developmentally appropriate manner to help your child build confidence and self-esteem, as well as a strong and healthy body. Family yoga includes posture variations to accommodate all of the students in the class.

Children ages 5+. Limited to one parent per two children (Or you have to purchase an additional card).

Meditation, Tai Chi, Yoga and Qigong Classes


Wellness Center Meditation, Tai Chi and Yoga Classes



Chair Yoga | Mondays (ongoing) |10:15 to 11 a.m. 

$35 for a 10-class card

Chair yoga can improve your flexibility, strength, balance, and posture. Courtney Berg, RYT 200, will lead you through a series of stretches and yoga postures that can be modified to accommodate limited mobility or difficulty balancing.  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Advance purchase of a 10-class card is required. Register online (search the calendar for Chair Yoga) or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Family Yoga | Thursdays (ongoing) | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  !NEW TIME!

$50 for a 10-class card or pay a $10 drop-in fee (exact cash only) 

This FUN class, led by Jill Prok, E-RYT 200, provides an opportunity to cultivate bonding, wellness, and mindfulness! Practice yoga together in an engaging, developmentally appropriate manner to help your child build confidence and self-esteem, as well as a strong and healthy body. Family yoga includes posture variations to accommodate all of the students in the class. Children ages 5+. One parent per two children.
Advance purchase of a 10-class card is recommended. Register online (search the calendar for Family Yoga) or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Gentle Yoga | Tuesdays and Thursdays (ongoing) | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  **NEW DAY ADDED!**
$50 for a 10-class card or pay a $10 drop-in fee (exact cash only) 

An accessible, beginner-friendly class led by Jill Prok, E-RYT 200, will introduce you to the foundations of yoga within a supportive environment. Emphasis is placed on developing clear and safe alignment, establishing mindful awareness of the body and breath, and adapting practices to suit your needs. This class is perfect for people who are interested in trying yoga, but unsure of where to start.
Advance purchase of a 10-class card is recommended.  Register online (search the calendar for Gentle Yoga) or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Deep Relaxation | Thursdays (ongoing) | 12 to 12:30 p.m.
$50 for a 10-class card or pay a $10 drop-in fee (exact cash only)

After your gentle yoga class, you can take advantage of the new offering! Our deep relaxation class, led by Jill Prok, E-RYT 200, will focus on simple, beginner-friendly mindfulness and meditation techniques that establish states of deep relaxation. You will experience practices that release physical, mental, and emotional tension. Perfect for relieving stress, reducing anxiety, and promoting healing. Advance purchase of a 10-class card is recommended.  Register online (search the calendar for Deep Relaxation) or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Your Monthly Meditation Experience | Wednesdays | 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
$15 per session

These open sessions, directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN, offer guided meditation and focused topical discussions. Join us to experience calm and relaxation. Those new to or practiced in meditation are welcome!

December 8: Mindfulness meditations of emotions and attitude
Jan. 18: Meditation on the Breath
March 1: Meditation to Relax the Body
April 5: Meditation to Calm the Mind

Advance registration is required. Register online by clicking on the date or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Tai Chi Balance | Tuesdays | 9:30 to 10:30 a .m.
$40 for a six-week session*

2016

Session 5: Nov. 22 - Dec. 13 ($28 for a four-week session)

2017
Session 1: Jan. 3 – Feb. 7
Session 2: Feb. 14 – Mar. 28 (No class Mar. 14)
Session 3: April 4 – May 9
*You do not need prior experience to start a session!

Tai Chi Balance, taught by Michael Stadul, is designed to reduce the fear and likelihood of falling, increase range of motion, stop the fear of falling cycle and improve activity levels of older adults. The program combines techniques from Tai Chi movement that focus on strengthening muscles of the ankles, knees, hips and legs.  This class is suitable for all ages and abilities. Please wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes. Advance registration is required. Register online (click on the session) or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention | Fridays | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

2016
Session 5:
Dec. 2 - 16 ($20 for a three-week session)

2017
$40 for a six-week session*
Session 1: Jan. 6 – Feb. 10
Session 2: Feb. 17 – Mar. 31 (no class on Mar. 24)
Session 3: April 7 - May 12
*You do not need prior experience to start a session!

According to the Arthritis Foundation, 53 million people in the U.S. suffer from to more than 100 types of joint diseases. This class, taught by Michael Stadul, will give you valuable techniques to better cope with this potentially disabling illness. Tai Chi for Arthritis program is easy to learn, enjoyable and provides many health benefits in a relatively short period of time. Please wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes. Advance registration is required. Register online (click on the session) or call 440.356.0670, option 5.



Cleveland Clinic Yoga Classes 



Cleveland Clinic Therapeutic Yoga | Wednesdays (ongoing) | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

$12 per class | 6-class pass: $60 | 12-class pass: $100

This class is specifically designed for participants that feel limited in ability due to chronic illness, injury, or physically out of shape. While mostly practiced from a chair, some poses are done from a standing position. A variety of props are made available to offer additional support. This class is very gentle, and is instructed by experienced yoga therapists that specialize in offering simple movement and deep breathing to all bodies. Come discover the powerful benefits that yoga can bring.
Advance registration is required. Register online at clevelandclinic.org/clmevents or call 216.448.4325, option 4.


Cleveland Clinic Wellness Yoga Level 2 | Mondays (ongoing) | 5 to 6 p.m.
$12 per class | 6-class pass: $60 | 12-class pass: $100

This class incorporates postures that are practiced while seated on a chair, or standing, using the chair as a prop. The instructor will be able to guide participants of all ability levels, and may be practiced as gently or strongly as the student prefers. While the instructor will be able to guide participants of all ability levels, this is primarily an intermediate level class.
Advance registration is required. Register by phone at 216.448.4325, option 4 or online at clevelandclinic.org/wellnessyoga (general public). Cleveland Clinic employees, register online at clevelandclinic.org/employeewellness.



Yoga for You Classes offered by Carole Lesko



Circle Yoga | Monday  (ongoing) (beginning in 2017!)
(no class Feb. 6) | 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
$10 per class

If you have high blood pressure, this is the yoga class for you. No inverted postures will be done in class, only gentle but strengthening moves. Guaranteed to relax you and increase your energy levels. Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270 to register.


Yoga for You | Mondays (ongoing) (no class Oct. 31, Dec. 12, Feb. 6) | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
$72 for every six classes. If more than one class is taken in a week, the fee is $6 per class. 

WELCOME beginners and experienced yoga practitioners! Yoga will be practiced slowly with attention to the alignment of the poses, viniyoga (step by step). This class is for all ages and beneficial for many medical conditions including people with back challenges.  There is no competition in yoga, everyone listens to their body. We will learn stretching, breathing techniques, mediation and everyone enjoys the relaxation/meditations. Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270 to register.


Yoga as Therapy | Fridays (ongoing) (no class Nov. 25) | 9:30 to 11 a.m.
$72 for every six classes. If more than one class is taken in a week, the fee is $6 per class. 

This class is open to everyone. A gentle but strengthening class utilizing breathing techniques, meditation and asanas (poses) along with stretching and warm-ups. This class is guaranteed to empower you with techniques to feel more confident in your everyday movements. Everything about yoga reduces stress. Yoga is anti-aging! Some healing techniques will be shared. Chairs may be used if desired. Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270 to register.
 


Mary-Martha Corrigan’s Qigong and Yoga Classes 



Qigong for Everyone | Tuesdays (ongoing)
(no class Nov. 22, Feb. 14) | 6 to 6:45 p.m.
$13 per class or $10 per class for two or more classes

Qigong (chee-gung) uses slow graceful movement, coordinated with breathing to improve circulation and energy throughout the body, creating vitality with relaxation. This class includes breath practice, meditation, and a changing weekly Qigong routine. Register at class (Room 201) for each month. If you have a question, call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.661.6789.
 
Qigong Plus | Tuesdays (ongoing) (no class Nov. 22, Feb. 14) | 6 to 7:30 p.m. 
$15 per class or $13 per class for two or more classes

Zhineng Practitioners extend Qigong class with an extra 45 minutes of revitalizing Zhineng Qigong and a discussion of Zen Philosophy. The Zhineng Qigong course is a prerequisite for Qigong Plus (see Zhineng Qigong listing for details). Register at class (Room 201) for each month. If you have a question, call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.661.6789.

Gentle Yoga & Qigong | Wednesdays (ongoing) (no class Nov. 23) | 10 to 11:30 a.m.
$15 per class or $10 per class for two or more classes

Make your years truly golden with this reviving morning class, which includes breath practice, meditation, Hatha Yoga and Qigong. Experience well-being, clarity and self-awareness. Bring mat and blanket. Register at class (Room 201) for each month. If you have a question, call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.661.6789.

Zhineng Qigong | Four Thursdays | April 6 – 27 (Must register by March 23, 2017)| 6 to 9 p.m.
$195 (plus $30 material fee payable to instructor at first class)

Restore your vigor. Discover the secret of longevity, vitality, calmness, and balance through this very special Qigong technique. You will learn to work with your body’s energy system to profoundly improve your health and well-being. This holistic healing system is known worldwide for ease of learning and practice. Course includes 3 CDs and instructional handouts. Call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.661.6789 to register by March 23, 2017. 
Support Groups

Alzheimer's Support Group
Last Thursday of the Month | 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Call 1.800.272.3900 for more information.


Breastfeeding Support  Group
Monday, Tuesday, Friday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursdays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Call 440.356.0347 for more information.


New Beginnings: Cleveland Clinic Bereavement Drop-In Support Group
Second Tuesday of the Month | 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Call Rev. Mark Oster, MDiv, BCC at 216.209.0856 for more information.


Parkinson’s Support Group 
Third Tuesday of the Month | 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Call 440.356.0670, option 5 for more information.


Postpartum Depression Support Group (POEM for Moms) 
Every Tuesday | 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Call 216.373.0302 for more information.


Stroke (Re-Set) Support Group
Last Thursday of the Month | 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
June 2016 is located off-site. Call 440.356.9104 for more information.


*Note: If a support group falls on a holiday, it will be canceled.