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 5.

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Location

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

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Infants & Kids

Infants & Kids

Childbirth & Parenting Education

Kids - Learn & Grow Strong with Us!

Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR
Friday, July 7 | 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. Download the flyer.


Cooking Classes for Kids!

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 required.
  • Register online by clicking on the class below, or call 440.356.0670, option 5.
  • NOTE: If registering online, please register in the parent’s name. 
  • When registering, download the consent forms and return to the Wellness Center main office at least three (3) business days prior to class.
  • Download a flyer for the May - August classes.

Tour of Italy
Ages:
Kids ages 7 to 14
Dates/Time: Wednesday, June 21 – Friday, 23 | 10:30 to 1 p.m.
Cost: $99 + $25 supply fee payable to Chef Amee the first day

Chef Amee had the pleasure of traveling through Tuscany and Venice and learning about the Mediterranean cuisine. She will share stories of her travels while teaching young chefs for three classes how to make some of her favorite recipes including pasta from scratch, homemade meatballs, and Italian cream sodas. 

Cool Food on the Lake
Ages: Kids ages 7 to 14
Dates/Time: Wednesday, July 12 – Friday, July 14 | 10:30 to 1 p.m. 
Cost: $99 + $25 supply fee payable to Chef Amee the first day 

 Few things remind us of summer more than a good old-fashioned picnic. If your summer includes a camping trip or spending time at the beach, your young chef won’t want to miss this session. They will work with Chef Amee for three classes learning how to create picnic recipes like Sweet Chicken Salad, Watermelon Sorbet and Rainbow Popcorn. 

Back to School Lunches & Snacks
Ages: Kids ages 7 to 14
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.


Family Exercise Classes 

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.

Mom & Baby Yoga (Infants 6 weeks to crawlers)
Day/Time: Wednesdays | 6-week sessions: May 3 – June 7 or July 5 – Aug. 9 | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 
Cost: $60 a session (1 parent/1 baby) 

Description: This 6-week session, led by Jill Prok, E-RYT 200, will help you regain strength, relieve stress and bond with your baby. You will learn techniques to soothe and support your baby’s growing body, as well as fun, playful ways to incorporate your 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 to register. Bring a small blanket and toy for your baby and a yoga mat for yourself.

Cooking

Cooking

Charmed Kitchen 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
  • 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 title below, or call 440.356.0670, option 5 to register over the phone!


Gourmet Vegetarian
Monday, May 8 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due that evening
Cooking without meat does not mean your food has to be tasteless or boring. In fact you can create terrific gourmet meals and your guests will never miss the meat. In class you will learn how to make nutritious foods elegant, too.

Fruit for Dinner
Monday, May 15 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due that evening
Fruit is just not for snacking anymore. If you are looking for tasty ways to zip up your dinner why not try using fruits and fruit sauces? By adding fruit you can make dinner special any night of the week.

Foods of Italy
Monday, June 5 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
A country of diverse regions, people and cuisine, Italy has long been the home of great cooking. From classics like polenta, risotto and tiramisu to earthy country dishes this class will expose you the foods of Italy in all their many forms.

Mediterranean Cooking
Monday, June 12 | 7 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
With a beautiful climate and access to the sea the foods of the Mediterranean will awake your senses. From the Grecian Isles to foods of the Middle East you will get a chance to try some tasty, simple dishes that you can easily duplicate at home.

Jams and Jellies 
Monday, June 19 | 7 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
Making homemade jams and jellies can be very rewarding and fun, too. You’ll learn the basics of jams, jellies, preserves, conserves and marmalades. There will be food to sample in class and everyone will have loads of recipes and a jar of preserves to take home.

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.

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. 


MAY

Be in Control – Safe Driving for Teens and Adults
Thursday, May 11 | 6:30 to 8 p.m. 
Free

Moms and Dads, bring your new driver to this important talk with the Ohio State Highway Patrol who will discuss the following and take your questions:

  • Distracted driving
  • Sharing the road with bicycles
  • Rules for teens including the number of passengers allowed and restricted driving times
  • Specific driving tips for summer safety and much more!

This presentation is brought to you by Fairview Hospital Trauma Center, the Northern Ohio Trauma System (NOTS) and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5. 

Acupuncture - An Effective Tool to Quit Smoking
Thursday, May 18 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
 
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.

Advance Directive & Living Will Workshop
Monday, May 22 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. OR 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Free  

Be in control of your health care!  Come to this free workshop led by Dr. Joshua Crites, Cleveland Clinic Bioethicist, to learn about an advance directive and living will (legal documents that allow you to convey your wishes when you are too ill or injured to speak for yourself). All attendees will leave with a packet of forms. Advance registration is required.  Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Why Heart Health Matters
Wednesday, May 31 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Free

When it comes to overall health, your heart is one of the most important organs to keep healthy. Cleveland Clinic Cardiologist Anthony Vlastaris, MD, will provide information on heart disease prevention, cholesterol, risks, as well as the latest in the treatment of cardiovascular disease and current cardiovascular research. Dr. Vlastaris will also take your questions at the end of the presentation. Advance registration is required.  Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


JUNE

Healthy Eating with Type 2 Diabetes
Thursday, June 1 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Free

If you have type 2 diabetes, lifestyle changes CAN improve your health and lower your risk of heart disease or stroke. Come to this important talk presented by Cleveland Clinic dietitian Andrea Dunn, RD, LD, CDE. She will discuss why there is no ‘diabetic diet’ and what you should be eating (and when). Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Mindfulness for Beginners
Saturday, June 3 | 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
$25

Learn the basics of mindful living.  It’s really easy!  We will explore techniques to be in the present and go inside to quiet the mind and relax the body. This course is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

The Caregiver’s Compass:  How to Navigate Caring with Balance
Tuesdays | June 6 & 20 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
 
$45

This course will focus on the opportunities and challenges of caregiving with practical tools for reflection, growth and control in caring for a loved one. This course is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Healthy Choices Event: Fit Tips
Wednesday, June 7 | 7 to 8 p.m.
Free

Sharon Mack of Wild Tree and Megan Osysko, fitness coach and trainer, will present Fit Tips for staying healthy and trim through the summer. This evening will focus on how to navigate all the temptations of summer, while incorporating meal planning, activities and nutrition! Please contact Sharon Mack at 440.623.9000 to register. 

Let's Talk Vinaigrette
Thursday, June 8 | 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
$15 + $8 food fee per person due that evening

Join us for an evening with The Olive Scene to learn 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. Come hungry as there will be an appetizer, salad, and main dish to taste and try. 

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
  • Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

All About Your Brain
Monday, June 26 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Free (Includes Stroke Risk Assessment)

Please join Jayashree Sundararajan, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute at Fairview Hospital as she shares timely information about your brain including healthy aging of your brain, risk behaviors that can be modified and understand and recognize stroke signs and symptoms, so you will know what to do if you or someone around you may be having a stroke. This event includes a free blood pressure screening and stroke risk assessment. The screening starts at 6:30 p.m., the talk will begin at 7 p.m. Space is limited.Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Ask the Pharmacist
Wednesday, June 28 | 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
FreeWhy do I need to take all of the medication? What are the side effects? Do I take them with food or on an empty stomach? Can I split this pill in half? How can I save money on my medications? Get answers from Fairview Hospital pharmacist, Donald Zabriskie, RPh about your medications. Bring your list of your current medications and your questions. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


JULY

Human Trafficking – What You Need to Know
Tuesday, July 11 | 6 to 8 p.m.

Free

Human Trafficking is code for slavery — involuntary servitude, debt bondage, or peonage. Sadly, thousands of Northeast Ohio children, women, and men are enslaved to commercial sex or forced labor annually. Please join us for this timely update presented by Renee Jones of the Renee Jones Empowerment Center. She will discuss how and where they are recruited; who is at risk (everyone!), and she will also share a personal story from a survivor. This presentation is brought to you by Fairview Hospital Trauma Center, the Northern Ohio Trauma System (NOTS) and Renee Jones Empowerment Center. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Awaken Your Intuition – Discover Your Inner Voice
Tuesdays, July 18 & 25 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.

$60 (includes workbook)

Discover and develop your inner knowing. Intuition is a natural ability you can use for every day self-reflection, confidence and critical thinking. This course is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

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 5.


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 5.

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 5.

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 5 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 5 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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.


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: May 15 – June 12 (No class May 29) | June 14 – July 10 (no class July 10) | July 17 – Aug. 9 | Aug. 14 – Sept. 11 (no class Sept. 4)
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.

Series

Series

Total Joint Pre-Operative Education Class

Dates/Time: Wednesdays | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | April 26 | May 10 | May 24 | June 7 | June 21 | July 19 | Aug. 9 | Aug. 23
Dates/Time: Wednesdays | 1 to 2:30 p.m. | July 5
Cost: 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 or call 216.476.9005. Download the flyer.


Reiki Training Classes (Download the flyer)

Animal Reiki
Date/Time:
Saturday, April 29 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Cost: $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.


 

A Matter of Balance* (download the flyer) (Registration is CLOSED - CLASS IS FULL)
Dates/Time: May 9 – June 27 | 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning 8-week program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.

You will learn to:

  • View falls as controllable
  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance

Who should attend?

  • Anyone concerned about falls
  • Anyone interested in improving balance flexibility and strength
  • Anyone who has fallen in the past
  • Anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns

Space is very limited. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

*A Matter of Balance Program is licensed by MaineHealth. This program is made possible in part by an Older Americans Act Grant from Ohio Department of Aging through Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, volunteers, and gifts to the Fairhill Annual Fund.

Meditation

Meditation

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! (Download a flyer for the Meditation series)

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


Mindfulness for Beginners 
Date/Time: Saturday, June 3 | 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
Cost: $25
Learn the basics of mindful living. It’s really easy!  We will explore techniques to be in the present and go inside to quiet the mind and relax the body. This course is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Awaken Your Intuition – Discover Your Inner Voice
Dates/Time:
Tuesdays, July 18 & 25 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost:
$60 (includes workbook)
Discover and develop your inner knowing. Intuition is a natural ability you can use for every day self-reflection, confidence and critical thinking. This course is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

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 5.

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 5.

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 5.

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 5.


Wellness Center Tai Chi Classes

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

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.

Arthritis and Fall Prevention
Day/Time:
Fridays | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Cost: $40 for a six-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, taught by Michael Stadul, 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 5.


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 offered by 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.

Prenatal Yoga
Day/Time:
Wednesdays | May 10 – June 14 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $65 for six (6) classes
Prenatal yoga, led by Carole Lesko, provides gentle stretching, increased circulation, improved breathing and focused energy through imagery and meditation. It will soothe and empower you while providing a powerful relaxation and pain management tool for your delivery. No make-up classes will be available. 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 offered by Mary-Martha Corrigan

Qigong for Everyone
Day/Time:
Tuesdays (ongoing) (No class July 4, 11) | 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 July 4, 11) | 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 July 5, 12) | 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 | April 6 – 27 (Must register by March 23, 2017) or June 1 - 22 (Must register by May 18) | 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 March 23, 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 5 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 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 holiday, it will be canceled.