About Us

About Us

Wellness Center

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 4.

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Location

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

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Infants & Kids

Infants & Kids

NEW OFFERINGS! 

Baby’s First Foods
Days/Times:
Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. | or | Thursday, Oct. 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
Cost: Free

Nutrition during the first year of your baby’s life is important for proper growth and development. Babies are also developing oral and motor skills. Join us for a class led by two certified Pediatric Registered Dietitians from Cleveland Clinic Children’s. They will discuss proper introduction of solids, how to prepare fresh and nutritious homemade baby foods and touch on common food allergies. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Baby’s First Massage
Days/Times:
Sept. 12; Oct. 10; Nov, 14; or Dec. 14 | 10 to 11 a.m. 
Cost: $30 (2 caregivers + baby/multiples) | $4 (booklet fee due at class, exact change)

Join Lisa Falkenstein, CPD, CNMI, who will offer hands-on infant massage techniques to enhance your newborn’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.


Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR
Dates/Times:
Saturday, Sept. 16 or Nov. 11 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Cost: $60 per student (This class is for young teens in grades 6 – 8 only)

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.


New!
Friendship in Teams (FIT) for kids ages 6 to 12
Dates/Times:
Saturdays | 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 
Cost: $450 per semester

FIT is Northeast Ohio’s only social skills program that offers all children a chance to make friends in a fun, movement-based environment. At FIT, children learn valuable social thinking, conversation and self-regulation skills: the tools they need to connect with peers and form friendships! We believe strongly that kids learn by doing, which is why we present lessons in a short, direct format and then jump right into cooperative games and gross motor activities for practice. We also know the value of slowing things down to really focus on a particular skill, and giving kids feedback about their performance. We always include typical children in all of our activities because we know that kids learn best from their peers.  Every child is a winner with FIT! All NEW FIT clients must schedule a consultation before registering. Call 216.292.7370 to schedule. 


Chef Amee’s Cooking Classes for kids ages 7 to 14

Back to School Lunches & Snacks
Dates/Time: Tuesday, Aug. 1 – Thursday, Aug. 3 | 10:30 to 1 p.m. 
Cost: $99 + $25 supply fee payable to Chef Amee the first day

Eating a healthy lunch not only helps a child perform well in school it also helps form healthy habits for life. Young chefs will work alongside Chef Amee for three classes to make healthy (yet scrumptious) recipes to fill their tummies at lunch and then be rewarded with a delicious after-school snack at home.

Fall Harvest Foods
Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 30 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Cost: $20 + $10 supplies fee due the day of class 

Chef Amee will be sharing her favorite festive fall recipes using apples, pumpkin and oatmeal; all hands-on prepping and cooking.

Creepy, Crawly Halloween Foods
Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 21 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  
Cost: $20 + $10 supplies fee due the day of class

Chef Amee wants to share her favorite Creepy Halloween Treats and your young chef is invited to help her out! Recipes to include Mummy Oreo Cookie pops, Vampire Kid Cocktails, Toxic Waste Mac and Cheese.

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 Chef Amee’s classes. Register or online by clicking on a class above, or call 440.356.0670, option 4. If registering online, please register in the parent’s name. Also, download the consent forms and return to the Wellness Center main office at least three (3) business days prior to class. 

Download a flier for the Sept/Oct classes.


Family Exercise Class 

Family Yoga 
Ages: Children ages 5+. Limited to one parent per two children (Or you have to purchase an additional card).
Day/Time: Thursdays (ongoing) | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 for a 10-class card | $10 for drop-in.  Exact cash only, please.

Description: 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.


Childbirth & Parenting Education

Cooking

Cooking

Charmed Kitchen Classes 

Please note:
Advance registration by the Thursday prior to the class is required for all of The 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
  • Come hungry – there’s always a lot of food to taste – and bring a container for leftovers
  • Advance registration by the Thursday prior to the class is required

Register online by clicking on the course below, or call 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone!


Preserve It 
Monday, Aug. 14 | 7 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due that evening
This class will give you the information you need to get the most out of your garden and summer produce specials. From canning basics to freezing you’ll learn how to safely store many fruits and vegetables. You’ll also get recipes using fresh, frozen and canned produce, learn how to make super salsa and pie fillings and much more.

Food Dehydrating
Monday, Aug. 21 | 7 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due that evening
If you have a garden, a dehydrator or both, come to class and learn how to get the most out summer’s harvest. We’ll discuss methods, safety and storage. From sun-dried tomatoes to vegetable soup mix and jerkies (including tofu jerky!) you’ll get a lot of ideas on how to dry food and how to use dried foods.

Awash in Squash
Monday, Aug. 28 | 7 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due that evening
Squash is prolific! Come to this informative class to take back your life and kitchen counters. You will receive many delicious ways to use up your excess harvest of summer and winter squash.

Apples and Pears
Monday, Sep. 11 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due that evening While available throughout the year these tasty fruits are certainly at their best in autumn. They are very versatile and can be used in desserts, baked goods and even in main dishes. In class you’ll learn about many of the varieties on the market and about many ways to use them. There will also be a section on freezing for later use.

Cooking with Herbs
Monday, Sep. 18 | 7 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due that evening
Cooking with herbs (and spices) can enhance even the simplest of foods. It can also be a way to reduce the use of salt in cooking. In this class you’ll learn the basics of cooking with herbs, both fresh and dried. Buying, preserving and storing herbs will be discussed as well as extending their shelf life. Instructor’s cookbook will also be available.

Wok This Way
Monday, Sep. 25 | 7 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
Stir-frying can be a fun and fast way to prep dinner. With wok cooking vegetables are still crisp and colorful and you haven't spent the whole evening in the kitchen. It also does not need to be only Asian-style dishes. In class you'll learn to cook like a pro with a wok in dishes from all over the world.

Soups of the World
Monday, Oct. 2 |  7 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
Soup seems to be the universal comfort food. From hearty to light, piping hot to icy cold soup recipes are as different as the places they come from. This class will explore many cultural soup traditions. From Eastern Asia to Eastern Europe, South America to West Africa you will get a chance to sample soup from all over the globe.

Bread Baking
Monday, Oct.16 |
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due that evening
Nothing beats the aroma of fresh baked bread. In this class you’ll learn how to bake a perfect loaf of bread every time. There will be a demonstration of braiding bread and shaping dinner rolls. You’ll also see a loaf of yeast bread that can be made in one hour! Plenty to taste in class and recipes to take home.

Cooking with Honey
Monday, Oct. 23 |  
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
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.

Comfort Soups 
Monday, Oct. 30 | 7 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
Soups are foods that bring back memories of childhood and warming up on a chilly day. You will learn how to make soups for everyday and soups for special occasions. Recipes will include Mesclun Soup, Lentil Soup, Potato and Leek Soup, Polish Mushroom Soup and Sweet and Sour Duck Soup among others.

Skillet Dinners
Monday, Nov. 6 | 7 to 9 p.m.  
Cost:$15 + $9 food fee due that evening
Simple and fast is a good way to describe skillet dinners. In class you’ll get plenty of recipes and tasty samples of meals made on top of the stove. Many are made in 30 minutes or less, perfect for weekday dinners or any time you want a home-cooked meal in less time. Some take more time, but are well worth the wait.

Turkey 101 
Monday, Nov. 13 | 7 to 9 p.m.  
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
If making Thanksgiving dinner makes you nervous this could be the class for you. From making a timeline and cooking the perfect turkey to mouth-watering side dishes and desserts you will be taught how to make a dinner that would make a pilgrim proud.

Gifts from the Kitchen (HANDS-ON) 
Monday, Dec. 4 | 7 to 9 p.m.  
Cost: $15 + $9 materials fee due that evening
Homemade gifts are always appreciated. They are also more personal than store bought gifts. In class you’ll get lots and lots of ideas on easy homemade gifts from food. You will also work on a hands-on project and will have samples to taste in class.

Appetizers, Fast and Easy
Monday, Dec. 11 | 7 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
Entertaining can be fun, but can also wear us out. This class will give you plenty of recipes and ideas for simple, tasty appetizers. Many can be done ahead and frozen until you need them. Some of the recipes include Brie Truffles, Artichoke Dip, Empanadas and many more. So if you have more friends and family than you have time learn how to make your next party fun for you, too.

Educational

Educational

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. 


JULY

Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy
Thursday, July 20 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Free

Come and learn the latest recommendations on intensity, frequency and type of exercises to reduce your risk of heart disease and other chronic illnesses. When you start exercising properly you may help improve your overall mood, endurance, strength and flexibility. This class will be directed by Jessica Riedmaier, Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac Rehabilitation at the Wellness Center. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


AUGUST

A Heart Healthy Diet
Monday, Aug. 7 | 6 to 7 p.m.
 
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. This program, presented by Cleveland Clinic dietitian Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, will offer new and exciting information on the best nutritional choices to maintain a "heart healthy" lifestyle. Advance registration is required for all classes. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

 Practical Exercises for Managing Chronic Pain
Tuesday, Aug. 8 | 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.
$30 (includes workbook)

A mind-body approach to healing the effects of chronic pain and illness. We will use simple mindfulness practices to relieve pain, reduce stress and improve well-being. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


SEPTEMBER

How To Follow an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Tuesday, Sept. 26 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Free

 The typical American diet is pro-inflammatory thanks to pre-packaged, processed meals that are washed down with sugary drinks. In addition, the majority of Americans are overweight or obese, which contributes to inflammation in the body. To prevent development of chronic diseases associated with inflammation, it is time to treat food as medicine and help fight inflammation with the right foods. This program is presented by Cleveland Clinic dietitian Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


OCTOBER

Safe Driving for Seniors
Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10 to 11 a.m.
Free

 Staying safe on the road as you age can be challenging for many reasons. Older drivers need to be particularly aware that there are a variety of factors that can affect their driving and safety on the road. Come to this important class to learn from Patrick Baker, clinical specialist in Driving Rehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic. He will share tips on driving safely and how to make adjustments to accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. This presentation is brought to you by Fairview Hospital Trauma Center, the Northern Ohio Trauma System
(NOTS) and Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

 Let’s Talk Vinaigrette with The Olive Scene
Tuesday, Oct. 17 | 7 to 8:30 p.m.
$15 + $8 food fee per person due that evening

 The Olive Scene is back to teach you the art of the perfect vinaigrette and how to personalize the flavor by using fresh, quality ingredients. When you learn the simple technique of making your own, you have complete control of what goes into your vinaigrette. At the end of this cooking lesson, you will be able to: 

  • Make a basic vinaigrette and how to vary it 
  • Identify common oils and acids used to make vinaigrettes 
  • Describe the difference between stable and unstable emulsions
  • Match vinaigrettes to various types of greens

Come hungry as there will be an appetizer, salad, and main dish to taste and try. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

 The Mediterranean Diet – A Heart Healthy Eating Plan
Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Free

 Research continues to show that a Mediterranean Diet can significantly reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Join us for a special presentation by Kate Patton, Cleveland Clinic Registered Dietitian, to learn more about how you can apply this eating plan. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


NOVEMBER

Ladies Night Out Event – Preparing Your Skin for Winter
Thursday, Nov. 9 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
$10 (all attendees will receive a full size lipstick!)

 If you have lived through a winter in Northeast Ohio, you know all too well the direct effect winter can have on your skin. Now is the time to prepare your skin before the cold, harsh winter arrives! Join us for a special event presented by Cleveland Clinic Aesthetics team and plastic surgeon, J. Vicente Poblete, MD. In this interactive class, you will learn how to get your skin ready for winter; enjoy an interactive make-up session; and see a live filler demonstration for Lip and Lip lines enhancement. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


DECEMBER

Nutritional Reversal of Cardiovascular Disease: Fact or Fiction
Thursday, Dec. 7 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Free

 Join us for a special evening with internationally known author and surgeon Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., MD, who will discuss how implementing a lifestyle of nutritional literacy can keep your heart and arteries healthy for years to come. Seating is very limited for this event. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Exercise

Exercise

Ab Attack!

Days & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays (ongoing) | 6:30 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) | 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  (New start time, effective May 2, will be 6:30 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 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 (No Saturday classes May 27 - Sept. 2, 2017) | 9 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 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 | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. or Fridays | 5:15 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®

Jazzercise

Days & Times: Monday - Thursday | 8 to 9 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 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday | 10 to 11 a.m.
Cost: Jazzercise all summer for $149** | Unlimited classes May 1 thru Aug. 31, 2017  
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!

*Childcare available M-W-F (9:30 class only). Reservations requested by the evening prior to class you’ll attend.
Cost: $20 for 10 classes or $3 a class. Call or text 440.554.4213 for to reserve childcare.

**New customers only or those not attending in six months or more.


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.

Series

Series

Total Joint Pre-Operative Education Class

Dates/Time:
Wednesdays | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Aug. 9 | Aug. 23 | Sept. 20 | Oct. 4, 18 | Nov. 1, 15 | Dec. 6
Dates/Time: Wednesdays | 1 to 2:30 p.m. | Sept. 6 | Dec. 20
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. Download the flyer.

Meditation & Holistic Classes

Meditation & Holistic Classes

Cleveland Clinic experts agree that 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

Download a flier for the Meditation and Holistic Classes listed below.


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

Description: Our deep relaxation class, led by Jill Prok, E-RYT 200, focuses 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 or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Your Monthly Meditation Experience
Day & Time: Wednesdays (see below) | 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Cost: $15 per session


Description: 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!

Advance registration is required. Register online by clicking on the date above or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Practical Exercises for Managing Chronic Pain (Date Changed to TUESDAY, AUGUST 29)
Day/Time: Tuesday, Aug. 29| 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.
Cost: $30 (includes workbook)


Description: A mind-body approach to healing the effects of chronic pain and illness. We will use simple mindfulness practices to relieve pain, reduce stress and improve well-being. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Reiki Level 1
Day & Time: Saturday, Sept. 16 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $150 + $20 for the manual – payable to the instructor the day of class

Description: 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. This class is directed by Rev. Elyse Berry. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Acupressure for Anyone: Cold and Flu Formulas
Day & Time: Monday, Sept. 18 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $30


Description: Learn how to support the body’s natural ability to ward off colds and flu with our Immune/Lymph Booster Formula. This is a wonderful tool for supporting the immune system whether you are just beginning to feel symptoms, or have already come down with something. It is also a wonderful way to address common allergy symptoms. Students will also learn the powerful Sinus/Ear Formula. This class is directed by Tricia Gilbert, M.Div BCC LMT. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Introduction to Holistic Health
Day & Time: Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30


Description: Understand your capacity for self-healing. Explore natural healing choices: mind/body practices, manual and energy therapies and traditional Eastern systems. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Meditation and Mindfulness for Pain Relief
Day & Time: Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30


Description: Chronic pain associated with a variety of conditions can be disabling, restricting your freedom and disconnecting you from relationships and your environment. Fortunately, research has confirmed that meditation is highly effective treatment for pain. You will learn a variety of meditations that will relax you enabling you to be comfortable throughout the day while returning to a more normal life. This session is effective for those who have never meditated before, or attempted to and found it to be difficult and frustrating, as well as those who are experienced in meditation. This class is directed by Mello Mitchell. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Meditations to Love the One You’re With (You!)
Day & Time: Thursday, Oct. 5 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $20


Description: Often we forget to love the most important person in our life – our self. Whether we feel we’re not deserving, or don’t place importance on loving ourselves, we expect others to fill the void within us. The meditations that you will experience will help you to learn to love yourself while working through the process with kindness and gentleness. Learning to love yourself will enhance your wellbeing, improve both your confidence and outlook on life, as well as allow you to love and be loved more easily. This class is directed by Mello Mitchell. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


How to Use Imagery for Health and Healing
Day & Time: Tuesdays, Oct. 24 and Nov. 7 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $60 (includes workbook)


Description: Understand the effects of imagery on health. Explore your imagery abilities. Learn how to use the natural power of your imagination for personal growth and health. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Acupressure for Anyone: Head and Neck Formulas
Day & Time: Monday, Nov. 13 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $30


Description: In our culture a high priority is placed on being able to think and respond quickly and clearly, not just intellectually, but physically, emotionally and spiritually as well. The free flow of energy in the head and neck is crucial for obtaining and maintaining this clarity. In this workshop we introduce three acupressure formulas that will help open the pathways of communication between the head and the rest of the body. Students will learn and practice the Basic Neck Release, the Head Formula and the Special Headache Release. This class is directed by Tricia Gilbert, M.Div BCC LMT. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Reiki Level 2
Day & Time: Saturday, Nov. 18 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $150 (You will use the manual from Level 1 training)


Description: 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. This class is directed by Rev. Elyse Berry. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


See the Aura – Your Personal Energy Signature
Day & Time: Tuesday, Dec. 5 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 (includes workbook)


Description: If you’ve ever felt immediately uncomfortable or comfortable in meeting someone, you’ve probably sensed a person’s aura. Now you can learn to actually see and measure the aura –
energy field – with simple techniques. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.
Tai Chi & Yoga

Tai Chi & Yoga

Wellness Center Yoga Classes

Chair Yoga 
Day/Time: Mondays (ongoing) | 10:15 to 11 a.m. 
Cost: $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 or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Family Yoga
Ages: Children ages 5+. One parent per two children.
Day/Time:
Thursdays (ongoing) | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $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. Advance purchase of a 10-class card is recommended. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Gentle Yoga
Day/Time:
Tuesdays and Thursdays (ongoing) | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  
Cost: $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 or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

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

Take advantage of this deep relaxation class, led by Jill Prok, E-RYT 200. The class 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 or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Wellness Center Tai Chi Classes with Michael Stadul

You do not need prior experience to start a session!

Balance
Day/Time:
Tuesdays | 9:30 to 10:30 a .m.
Cost: $40 for a six-week session / $33 for the five-week session 

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 (click on the session) or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Arthritis and Fall Prevention
Day/Time:
Fridays | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Cost: $40 for a six-week session / $27 for the four-week 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 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 (click on the session) or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Cleveland Clinic Yoga Class

Cleveland Clinic Wellness Yoga Level 2
Day/Time:
Mondays (ongoing) | 5 to 6 p.m.
Cost: $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: General Public, register here online.  Cleveland Clinic employees, register here online.


Yoga for You Classes with Carole Lesko

Circle Yoga
Day/Time:
Monday (ongoing) | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $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
Day/Time: Mondays (ongoing) | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $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
Day/Time:
Fridays (ongoing) | 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Cost: $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.


Qigong and Yoga Classes with Mary-Martha Corrigan

Qigong for Everyone
Day/Time:
Tuesdays (ongoing) (No class Sept. 5 or Nov. 21) | 6 to 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 (ongoing) (No class Sept. 5 or Nov. 21) | 6 to 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 (ongoing) (No Class Sept. 6 or Nov. 22) | 10 to 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.

 Zhineng Qigong
Day/Time:
Four Thursdays | Sept. 28 - Oct. 19 (Must register by Sept. 14) | 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $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 216.703.0777 to register by Sept. 14, 2017. 

Support Groups

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.

Fairview Hospital Breastfeeding Support  Group
Mondays and Fridays | 1 p.m. to 3 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 4 for more information.
(Note: this group DOES NOT meet in January or February)

Postpartum Depression Support Group (POEM for Moms) 
Every Tuesday | 7 p.m. to 8:30 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.
Some meetings are held off-site. Call 440.356.9104 for more information.

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