About Us

About Us

Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital Wellness Center offers group exercise classes, yoga, qigong and Tai Chi, cooking classes for adults and kids, meditation, and educational classes that focus on your health and well-being. For more information, please call the main office at 440.356.0670, option 4.

The Wellness Center is also home to:

Location

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
440.356.0670, option 4

Events Calendar

Infants & Kids

Infants & Kids

The Fourth Trimester for Women – Practical Tips from a Physical Therapist
Mornings: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Friday, January 24, Friday, May 15, Friday, July 24, or Friday, September 25
Evenings: 6 - 7 p.m. | Monday, April 6, Thursday, October 8 or Monday, November 16
Cost: Free

Dealing with the unexpected things that happen to your body in the months after childbirth is worth talking about. If you are experiencing incontinence, back pain or feelings of instability in your core, we invite you to join us for an informative talk with a Cleveland Clinic Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist who will discuss the best steps to recover after giving birth. Additional topics that will be discussed include, returning to an exercise regimen, addressing incontinence issues and pelvic floor muscle function, C-section and perineal scar management and evaluating core muscle health You are welcome to bring your baby to class. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Is This Typical? Educational Evenings: Your Child’s Development
Date/Time: 1st Wednesday of each month from 6 - 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

December 4: 3-5 years old
January 8: 0-6 Months
February 5: 7-12 Months
March 4: 1-2 years old
April 1: 3-5 years old

Is This Typical? is a monthly opportunity where pediatric Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapist, and Speech Therapists come together to educate you on what to expect from your child at specific developmental age ranges. Educational information will be provided for children ages 1 month old to 5 years old, with each month covering a different age range. You will learn about typical gross and fine motor development, speech and language milestones, atypical behaviors for all ages, and ways to facilitate developmental skills at home. You will also be able to ask questions to professionals from Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital about your child. This class is for parents, caregivers, relatives, and anyone wanting to learn more about development in children.

Advance registration is required. Register online above or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Infant Massage Class – Learn How to Massage Your Baby!
Day/Time: Tuesday mornings, Dec 10; January 14; February 11; March 10; April 14 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Cost: $30 (2 caregivers + baby/multiples) | $4 (booklet fee due at class, exact change)

Bring your baby to this fun and educational class led by Lisa Falkenstein, CPD, CNMI. She will teach you hands-on infant massage techniques to enhance your baby’s digestion; improve circulation;
promote a deeper and more restful sleep; promote bonding; and many other benefits!

  • This class is open to new parents and caregivers with newborns to pre-crawlers. Pregnant end expectant parents are also encouraged to attend, a doll will be used for practice in class.
  • All attendees will leave with a detailed booklet for reference to continue to massage at home with confidence.

Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Baby & Me Yoga (Infants 6 weeks to crawlers)

4-week session
Date/Time: Thursdays, January 9 - January 30 from 6 - 6:45 p.m.
Cost: $40

6-week session
Date/Time: Thursdays, February 13 – March 19 from 6 to 6:45 p.m.
Cost: $60

Join Lyndsey Needham, RYT-200 and Certified Yoga Therapist, for a 6-week yoga session to ease back into your yoga practice post baby’s arrival. These sessions will help you bond with your little one, strengthen your muscle tone, relieve stress, and promote better and longer sleep. As an added bonus, these sessions also connect you with other moms in your community. No previous yoga experience necessary. Bring a small blanket and toy for your baby and a yoga mat for yourself. Space is limited.

Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Safe@Home by Safe Sitter®
Dates/Time:
Wednesday, April 8 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25
Paperwork: Download the Registration Forms (required for attendance)

Safe@Home is a NEW program that teaches students in grades 4 to 6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. Students will learn how to practice safe habits, how to prevent unsafe situations, and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Students are also introduced to the Safe Sitter® First Aid Chart and learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.

Advance registration is required. Please register in the parent’s name and be sure to download the required paperwork for your child to attend this class. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR
Dates/Times: Saturday, November 30 or Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $65 per student (This class is for young teens in grades 6 – 8 only)
Paperwork: Download the Registration Forms (required for attendance)

The course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens in grades 6 - 8 who are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to act in an emergency. They learn basic first aid and infant, child choking rescue and CPR. Students also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, and how to run their own babysitting business.

Advance registration is required. Please register in the parent’s name and be sure to download the required paperwork for your child to attend this class. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Zumbini®
Dates/Time: Thursdays, February 6 – March 26 from 10 - 10:45 a.m.
Cost: $35

Join Amy from Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for a 7-week Zumbini program designed for children ages 0-4 and their caregiver. Zumbini incorporates singing, dancing and instrument play. Classes are 45 minutes of nonstop learning, bonding and FUN! Zumbini gives children the freedom and confidence to grow as they develop their social, motor and cognitive skills.

Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Your Picky Eater – The Toddler
Date/Time: Thursday, December 12 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Good nutrition is important for your child’s growth, long-term health and energy levels. Join us for a class led by a certified Pediatric Registered Dietitian from Cleveland Clinic Children’s to learn the best practices to encourage healthy eating so you will know your picky eater is maintaining adequate nutrition. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Childbirth & Parenting Education

Cooking

Cooking


Eat Well. Live Healthy.

Join Cleveland Clinic Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Nicole Hopsecger for an educational, hands-on cooking classes. Seating is limited to 10 per class!

“Beef” Up Your Meatless Meal
Day/Time: Monday, Jan. 13 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $30

  • Dishes you’ll learn to cook: Buffalo chick pea salad, Black bean burger, Tempeh taco bowl.
  • Educational topics Nicole will discuss will include meatless meals and cholesterol, fiber, micronutrient inclusion and vegan vs vegetarian diets.

Mediterranean Madness
Day/Time: Monday, Feb. 10 (American Heart Month) | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $30

  • Dishes you’ll learn to cook: Maple glazed salmon with sweet potatoes and broccoli, spinach pear and feta salad.
  • Educational topics Nicole will discuss will include Mediterranean diet research, cardiovascular risk factors and how to change your diet to lower them and healthy fats versus bad fats.

Veggies, Veggies, Veggies
Day/Time: Monday, March 9 (National Nutrition Month) | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $30

  • Dishes you’ll learn to cook: Maple roasted carrots, roasted broccoli parmesan/baked zucchini fries and balsamic roasted Brussels sprouts.
  • Educational topics Nicole will discuss will include Healthy Plate – how does this aid in weight loss, how to optimize your nutrition, food substitutes and tips for quick veggies.

Lettuce Eat!
Day/Time: Monday, April 13 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $30

  • Dishes you’ll learn to cook: Arugula salad with balsamic glaze, spinach salad with sweet potatoes and eggs and southwest chicken salad with arugula/spinach.
  • Educational topics Nicole will discuss will include Gardening and how it promotes healthy eating, physical activity and sustainability, foods and their colors and healthy eating on a budget – tips and tricks.

The food fee is included in the class fee. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Cooking Classes with The Olive Scene


Whether you can’t make anything but toast or you know your way around the kitchen, you’ll want to join The Olive Scene to learn new skills, make new friends, have a ball, and enjoy some delectable food. Space is limited and will go fast, so grab a friend and register soon!

Show your Heart Some Love for Valentine’s Day
Day/Time: Tuesday, Feb. 4 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due that evening

February is Heart Health Month, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate your heart with nutritious and delicious dishes. Olive oil is key to healthy cooking because of the many ways it can positively impact a healthy lifestyle. Join Anne from The Olive Scene as she demonstrates a delicious way to celebrate Valentine’s Day using products from The Olive Scene. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

St Patrick’s Day and The Art of Good Cooking
Day/Time: Wednesday, March 11 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due that evening

Join Anne from The Olive Scene as she cooks up some Irish favorites using fresh pressed oil and aged vinegar. This demo will show you how to prepare Irish recipes in a healthier way, plus tips and tricks for good cooking. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Educational Classes

Educational Classes

  • Registration is required for every class – no drop-ins allowed.
  • Register at least five (5) days prior to the class date.
  • Call the Wellness Center Main Office at 440.356.0670, option 4 to register by phone.

November


Discover your Psychic Potential (AKA your gut feelings & instincts)
Date/Time: Thursday, November 14 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30
We’ve all had psychic experiences to feelings we get from persons or places, senses of another time, senses of the future. We will explore a variety of safe and effective techniques to assess our intuition and boost sensitivity to our innate powers. This class is led by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, APN, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Yoga for Balance and Strength (REGISTRATION CLOSED - EVENT IS FULL)
Date/Time:
Thursday, November 14 from 6 - 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Most of us know by now that yoga can help you relax, reduce stress and be more flexible. But not many realize that yoga can also help strengthen your core, legs and hips for overall better strength and balancing. Join Judi Bar, Certified Yoga Therapist at Cleveland Clinic Center for Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine for this interactive class. No experience necessary, just wear comfortable clothes. We will work on a chair to show you how simple and accessible this can be. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Are You Ready to Start a Heart Healthy Diet?
Date/Time:
Tuesday, November 19 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Heart disease is a major health concern in the United States today. Good nutrition is essential to maintain a strong heart and prevent future cardiac events. Join Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital Cardiology Team who will offer the latest information on the best nutritional choices to maintain a heart healthy lifestyle. This program will also include a demonstration and practice session of hands-only CPR. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


December


Stone Power to Energies in Gems and Crystals
Date/Time: Thursday, December 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 (includes workbook)
Using crystal energy is now mainstream in science and industry, just check your wristwatch! We will review past and present gem and crystal practices for health and healing so you can use this knowledge to experience and explore your personal energetic attraction and preference for a color and crystal. You will choose a crystal, learn to cleanse, program and keep it for true energetic future use. This class is led by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, APN, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


JANUARY


Growing Through Grief
Date/Time: Wednesdays, January 8 – February 26 from 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Cost:Free
Growing Through Grief is an 8-week series for those who wish to learn about the stages of grief, various grief responses, and how to enhance/improve coping skills to allow one to work through their grief effectively. Attendees can expect a caring and confidential environment to build confidence in managing their grief through education and support as well as connection with other group members. Advance registration is required. For reservations, please call 330.668.4672.

Headaches and Dizziness
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 22 from 6 - 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Many people suffer from intermittent dizziness or headaches, and most are not sure what to do about it besides take something from the pharmacy. Oftentimes, symptoms of dizziness, nausea, unsteadiness, along with headaches or neck pain can be attributed to tight neck from bad posture or looking down often with your daily activities. Come to this educational evening presented by Cleveland Clinic Clinical Rehab Specialist Chrindye Dietz, to learn what you can do to manage your symptoms with posture and simple exercises for your neck and/or balance. She will also cover when you should go to your doctor or a neurologist and how a Physical Therapist can guide you to resolve your symptoms. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

FEBRUARY


Golf Fitness – Feeling Your Best on the Course
Date/Time: Thursday, February 6 from 7 - 8:15 p.m.
Cost: Free
This seminar will focus on information and tips about feeling your best on and off the course. Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy Physical Therapist Jeffrey Houser will review and demonstrate how mobility and stability can impact your golf performance and how to exercise and train your body properly so you can prepare for the upcoming season. Learn about strength, flexibility and power and how it can supercharge your game and prevent injuries. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Attention Gardeners! Living Soil: Cutting-edge Food Cultivation for Lifestyle Health
Date/Time: Saturday, February 8 from 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
Do you want to understand how nature really works in the production of the highest quality food? Are you interested in how plants interact with the world of microorganisms that populate healthy living soils so as to align your gardening techniques? If so, join Kimberley Kresevic, RN, InSoil Health Founder, for an engaging and practical discussion on the foundational science of the Soil Food Web. Through actual video and micrographic images taken in her soil lab, Kim will show you how nature has been growing plants successfully without any chemicals or artificial fertilizers for millions of years! From garden prep and planting, to composting and reaping the human microbiome rewards, you’ll come away thinking differently about how to approach the upcoming growing season. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Do Your Part to Prevent Falls
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 12 from 11 a.m. to Noon
Cost: Free
According to the Ohio Department of Health, falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency visits, hospitalizations and deaths for Ohioans aged 65 and older. Falling is NOT a normal part of aging and there are simple actions you can take to reduce your risk of falling. Please join Cleveland Clinic Physical Therapist, Amanda Guberinic, to learn about the risks and fear of falling. She will demonstrate exercises you can do to decrease your risk of falling. All attendees will participate in a screening to ascertain if you are a fall risk. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Energy Awareness Workshop
Date/Time: Saturday, February 22 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 (Inc. Workbook)
This fun class returns! Energy is the foundation for your well-being and is your body’s “natural medicine”. Join us to learn about the body’s energies and ability for healing. You will take away an easy 5 minute daily energy routine to enhance your “oomph” and mental function. We will also energy test for your personal food sensitivity. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Nutrition for Healthy Aging
Date/Time: Monday, February 24 from 1 - 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Join Cleveland Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist Mira Ilic for helpful information on nutrition for healthy aging. While it is important to eat healthfully at any age, the older individual may face additional nutritional challenges brought on by factors like age associated physiological changes, increased incidence of chronic disease, social isolation and a change in socioeconomic status. Seniors diet can often lack variety and may fall short of providing adequate fiber, calcium, iron, protein and other nutrients. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Optimizing Brain Health: What You Can Do to Stay Healthy AND Stay Sharp!
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 26 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Your lifestyle has a profound impact on your brain health. Unlike aging and genetics, you have control of your lifestyle choices: what you eat and drink, how much exercise and sleep you get, the way you socialize and deal with stress, the hobbies you develop, and the medications you take to control your blood pressure or diabetes. All of these decisions are critically important to helping you create a brain span that matches your life span. This talk will be facilitated by Christine F. Nelson, MSN, Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist at Cleveland Clinic Center for Brain Health. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


MARCH


Self-Defense Class with Riverview Martial Arts and Fitness
Date/Time: Monday, March 9 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10
Come to this hands-on basic personal protection strategies training class offered by the staff of Riverview Martial Arts and Fitness. Participants will perform defensive moves to protect against strikes, grabs, holds, and chokes that don’t require a lot of practice or a high level of physical fitness to execute. The instructor will also teach attendees how to use a variety of defensive devices including pepper spray. Most importantly, you will learn what signals predators look for and how NOT to send those signals. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4. This presentation is brought to you by Fairview Hospital Trauma Center, the Northern Ohio Trauma System (NOTS) and Riverview Martial Arts and Fitness.

Friends and Family CPR
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 10 from 4 - 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Come to this interactive class presented by Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital Cardiology Team to learn lifesaving skills of Early Heart Attack Care, adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR adult AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway blocks. Skills are taught in a group environment with hands-on CPR practice time. This course is for those who want to learn CPR but don’t need certification. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Low Vision Rehabilitation
Date/Time: Thursday, March 12 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: Free
Have you been diagnosed with cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration or suffer from vision loss due to a stroke or traumatic brain injury? We understand that gradual or sudden vision loss can be devastating. While rehabilitation cannot restore sight, we CAN teach you how to live as independently as possible. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with vision loss, join us for this informative talk presented by our low-vision trained occupational therapist, Virginia Birkhimer. She will review adaptive equipment and offer rehabilitation goals to help you gain or maintain as much independence as possible. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Intermittent Fasting for Weight Management
Date/Time: Thursday, March 19 from 6 - 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Heard about intermittent fasting? Wondering if it is something you should try? Join Cleveland Clinic Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Andrea Dunn as she explains the various types of intermittent fasting. Pros and cons of using it will be reviewed as well as who should not use an extended time restricted eating plan. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


APRIL


Mindful Eating
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 1 from 3 - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Are you tired of the dieting cycle? Mindful eating is paying attention to your “how” and “why” of eating. This practice can lead to a healthy relationship with food including breaking unhealthy habits and offer a sense of freedom from the dieting cycle many of us are all too familiar with. Join Cleveland Clinic Registered Dietitian, Maxine Smith, who will introduce eating tools and engage in a mindful eating experience with a small snack. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Myth Busters for Low Back Pain
Date/Time: Thursday, April 23 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Low back pain is one of the most common reasons Americans seek out healthcare. Billions of dollars are spent yearly on the treatment of low back pain but many patients continue to experience persistent low back pain. Many providers treat low back pain and the information that is provided to patients about low back pain is not consistent across providers. This promotes confusion about the best treatment options available. This educational session, presented by Dr. Ian Stephens, will examine common myths about low back pain that are currently prevalent in American society and how this misinformation can impact a patient’s recovery from low back pain. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Good Stress or Bad Stress? Learn the Difference!
Date/Time:Wednesday, April 29 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Cost: $25
Our stress response is human and protects us from harm or threat. But ongoing stress has negative effects on our health and well-being. Recognizing the difference and the body’s response can contribute greatly to your overall health. Join us to learn simple practices that can break the chain of your stress response. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.
Exercise

Exercise

Ab Attack

Days & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Click to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone.
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: Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone.
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.

Barre Flow | Tuesdays (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 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 p.m. 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 (ongoing class)  | 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4, to register over the phone.
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 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4, to register over the phone.
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 (ongoing) 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Fridays 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4, to register over the phone.
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®

There’s something unique about Jazzercise. It’s hard to describe, but you’ll feel it when you’re here. No judgment, no intimidation. Instructors and customers make you feel like you belong. There’s no need to book ahead or reserve special equipment. Remember, we were all new once. Just come to class and move. Besides, when the beat drops you’ll be surprised what your hips can do. 

Morning Schedule
Monday – Thursday | 8 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday** | 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sunday | 10 a.m.

Evening Schedule
Monday – Thursday | 4:30 p.m.
Friday | 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday | 6 p.m.

Cost: $179 for unlimited classes Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2019*
*New customers only or those not attending in six months or more.

Registration: Call 440.356.0337 or email at kkjazrcize@yahoo.com with questions or to preregister

**Childcare: Available on Monday, Wednesday, Fridays (9:30 a.m. class only). Reservations must be requested by the evening prior to class you’ll attend. Childcare cost is $20 for 10 classes or $3 per class. Call or text 440.554.4213 for to reserve childcare.

Meditation

Meditation

Meditation is good for your brain health because it will:

  • Help you to feel more in control of your stressful emotions
  • Allow you to enjoy the present — and worry less about the future
  • Enable you to feel better about yourself and your life
  • Reduce your risk of developing stress-related diseases

Mini-Classes for Reflection and Meditation
Day & Time: Mondays | 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Cost: $15 per session

Join us for instructive sessions that consist of lecture and discussion, followed by guided reflections or meditation. You will be guided through a variety of practices that can be integrated into your daily routine of self-care. These sessions, facilitated by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, APN, FAAN, are ideal for the release of stress and anxiety, calming your mind and emotions and awakening your spirit. You will further your development in spiritual and emotional growth as we explore specific life issues and topics.

Each session is $15 and advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Monday, Dec. 16: Experience your Personal Sacred Space
Sacred space is where you connect with a world beyond ordinary life to for your personal peace and safety. Exercises and guided meditation will direct you to use your imagination to create your personal space. Your sacred space is an easy ‘go to’ in times of stress or just relax and feel peaceful.

Monday, Jan. 13: Make Friends with Your Breath
Breath is our most intimate companion because we cannot go without it. Learn a greater command of your breathing muscles and lose the self-consciousness often experienced with meditation. You will also learn calming and energizing techniques.

Monday, Feb. 24: Set Your Emotions Free
The full array of our emotions are part of what’s being human. Emotions are often considered irrational and we suppress emotions as wrong or bad. Our emotions are a renewable resource. Mindfulness gives us a chance to experience emotions and how they live in our body and become human expression.

Monday, April 20: Awaken Your Body
Our body is the most direct and perfect path to our wellness and spirituality. Body awareness is a window to our emotional state. We will focus on breath and body techniques to become aware of tension and release for calmness.

Orthopaedic Educational Classes

Orthopaedic Educational Classes

Total Joint Pre-Operative Education Class

Dates/Time:

  • Wednesdays | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | December 11 or March 11
  • Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. | November 13, January 15, February 12, or April 15

Cost: Free

During this informative class, you will learn about:

  • Preparing for surgery
  • What to expect immediately after surgery
  • Physical and 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 or call 216.476.9005.


Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee?

Join us for a free educational program!

Moving Smarter with OA
Date/Time: Mondays | November 18 or December 16, January 20, February 17, March 16, April 20 | 5 to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Moving Smarter with OA educational program is designed for patients referred to Physical Therapy with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee to learn more about arthritis and what you can do to stay healthy! Physical Therapists from Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy will share information on the following topics:

  • Overview and introduction of Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Common symptoms and risk factors
  • Myths and Facts about OA
  • What activities are safe with OA
  • Treatments options available

Advance registration is required.

Qigong, Tai Chi & Yoga

Qigong, Tai Chi & Yoga


Wellness Center Yoga, Chinese Qigong and Tai Chi Classes


Yoga Classes

Chair Yoga
Day/Time: Every Monday from 10:15 - 11 a.m.
Cost:$35 for a 10-class card

Chair yoga can improve your flexibility, strength, balance, and posture. Your instructor, 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 or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Gentle Yoga
Day/Time: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. - Noon
Cost: $50 for a 10-class card

An accessible, beginner-friendly class led by Lauren Fraley, 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 required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Baby & Me Yoga (Infants 6 weeks to crawlers)

4-week session
Date/Time: Thursdays, Janunary 9–30 from 6 - 6:45 p.m.
Cost: $40

6-week session
Date/Time: Thursdays, February 13 – March 19 from 6 - 6:45 p.m.
Cost: $60

Join Lyndsey Needham, RYT-200 and Certified Yoga Therapist, for a 6-week yoga session to ease back into your yoga practice post baby’s arrival. These sessions will help you bond with your little one, strengthen your muscle tone, relieve stress, and promote better and longer sleep. As an added bonus, these sessions also connect you with other moms in your community. No previous yoga experience necessary. Bring a small blanket and toy for your baby and a yoga mat for yourself. Space is limited.

Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Wu Style Tai Chi Classes with Martha Lois

  • 2019 | Session 2 | Wednesdays, October 30 – December 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $49 for the 7-week session

  • 2020 | Session 1 | Wednesdays, January 8 – February 26 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • 2020 | Session 2 | Wednesdays, March 4 – April 22 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $56 for the 8-week session

Tai Chi Wu Style, led by Martha Lois, will focus on your health and wellness by practice of the Wu Style Long Form. You will learn a series of slow movements that combine into what is known as the “form”. Tai Chi and its abdominal breathing will both relax and energize you in more ways than one, since it is a mind, body, spirit exercise. Numerous studies have shown Tai Chi can improve balance, digestion, sleeping; relieve aches and pains; help with arthritis, diabetes and much more (1). Please wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes when participating in the class. Ms. Lois has practiced Tai Chi daily, since her first class in January 2005. Both of her teachers were once students of Mr. “Tom” Huang. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4. (1) https://nccih.nih.gov/health/taichi


Chinese Qigong and Tai Chi Classes with Michael W. Stadul

Chinese Qigong (NEW OFFERING)

  • Session 1: Tuesdays, January 14 – February 18 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Session 2: Tuesdays, February 25 – April 7 (No class March 10) from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $60 for the 6-week session

Qigong began in China many centuries ago. It is a type of Mind-Body Medicine that combines movement, meditation and regulation of breathing and sounds to enhance the flow of energy in the body. It is a complementary practice that works very well with, but not replace, our Western allopathic medical system. The practice of Qigong is also thought to improve blood circulation and enhance immune function. There are many different styles of Qigong, but they are all based on similar principals: a relaxed posture, a straight spine, breathing from the diaphragm, easy, fluid movements and a peaceful awareness. Regular practice of Qigong is thought to help clear toxins from the body, improve energy and reduce stress. If you have a medical condition, check with your healthcare provider before starting Qigong. Tell your healthcare providers about any complementary and alternative practices you use.

Michael W. Stadul has taught Tai Chi since 1986 and Chi Kung healing practices since 1995. In 1996, he was part of the first group of non-Chinese origin teachers to receive teacher’s training at the world’s largest “medicine-less” hospital in Qinhuangdao, China. In 1999, he earned certification as a Medical Qigong instructor. He is a retired adjunct faculty member from Cuyahoga Community College and teaches classes and workshops throughout the Cleveland area. All levels and abilities are welcome. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Tai Chi Balance

  • 2019 | Session 7 | Tuesdays, October 29 – December 17 from 9 - 10 a.m.

Cost: $56 for the 8-week sessions

  • 2020 | Session 1:January 7 – February 11
  • 2020 | Session 2: February 18 - March 31 (No class March 10)
  • 2020 | Session 3: April 7 - May 12

Cost: $42 for the 6-week sessions

Tai Chi Balance 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 or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

  • 2019 | Session 7: Fridays, November 8 – December 20 (no class Nov. 29) from 10 - 11 a.m.

Cost: $49 for the 7-week session

  • 2020 | Session 1: January 10 – February 14
  • 2020 | Session 2: February 21 – April 3 (No class March 13)
  • 2020 | Session 3:April 10 – May 15

Cost: $42 for the 6-week sessions

According to the Arthritis Foundation, 53 million people in the U.S. suffer from to more than 100 types of joint diseases. This class will give you valuable techniques to better cope with this potentially disabling illness. Tai Chi for Arthritis 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 or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Cleveland Clinic Yoga Class


Cleveland Clinic Wellness Yoga | Traditional
Day/Time:
Mondays (ongoing) from 5 - 6 p.m.
Cost: $12 per class (General Public); $5 per class (Cleveland Clinic Caregivers)

This class will incorporate postures that are practiced on a mat, on the floor, and may be done from standing, seated, or lying down on the abdomen or back. 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:


Yoga for You Classes with Carole Lesko


Yoga for YOU
Day/Time: Mondays (ongoing) from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Cost: $12 per class

This class is for all ages and beneficial for many medical conditions including people with back challenges. Yoga will be practiced slowly with attention to the alignment of the poses, viniyoga (step-by-step). There is no competition in yoga, everyone listens to their body. You will learn stretching, breathing techniques and meditation. Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270 to register.

Yoga Flow
Day/Time: Wednesdays (ongoing) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $12 per class

Yoga and stretching are a gentle way to flow (continue) from one pose or stretch to another. They cause your body, mind and breath to unite. It is meditation in motion that soothes every part of your being. It feels luxurious and relaxing while strengthening and coordinating the mind/body connection. Yoga Flow generates more energy as stress is released. Come try a class and see for yourself. Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270 to register.

Yoga as Therapy
Day/Time:
Fridays (ongoing) from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Cost: $12 per class

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


Qigong and Yoga Classes with Mary-Martha Corrigan


Qigong for Everyone
Day/Time:Tuesdays from 6 - 6:45 p.m.
Cost: $10 per class or $8 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 216.703.0777.

Qigong Plus
Day/Time: Tuesdays from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 per class or $10 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 216.703.0777.

Gentle Yoga & Qigong
Day/Time:
Wednesdays from 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $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 216.703.0777.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Alzheimer's Support Group

Meeting Date: Last Thursday of the Month
Time: 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Call 1.800.272.3900 for more information.


Fairview Hospital Breastfeeding Support Group

Meeting Date: Mondays and Fridays
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.

Call 440.356.0347 for more information.


Full Circle NICU Parent Support Group

Meeting Date: The Fourth Monday of the Month
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

For more information, visit Project Preemie.

New Beginnings: Cleveland Clinic Bereavement Drop-In Support Group

Meeting Date: Second Tuesday of the Month
Time: 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Call 800.335.1455 ext. 84672 or 330.668.4672 for more information.


Parkinson’s Support Group

Meeting Date: Third Tuesday of the Month
Time: 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Call 440.356.0670, option 4 for more information. Please Note: this group DOES NOT meet in January, February or December.


Postpartum Depression Support Group (POEM for Moms)

Meeting Date: Every Tuesday in Room 100
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Call 216.282.4569 for more information.


Stroke (Re-Set) Support Group

Meeting Date: Last Thursday of the Month
Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Some meetings are held off-site. Call 216.505.0558 for more information.


Please Note: If a support group falls on a major holiday, it will be cancelled.