About Us

About Us

Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital Wellness Center offers group exercise classes, yoga and Tai Chi; cooking classes for adults and kids; meditation, holistic 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

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

Sept. 4: 0-6 Months
Oct. 2: 7-12 Months
Nov. 6: 1-2 years old
Dec. 4: 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!
Mornings: Tuesdays: Sept 10; Oct 8; Nov 12; Dec 10 | 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.


Safe@Home by Safe Sitter®
Dates/Time:
 Thursday, Sept. 12 or Tuesday, Oct. 22 | 6 to 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, Sept. 14 or Nov. 30 | 9 a.m. to 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® - it's ANOTHER NEW session with a NEW bundle, NEW music, and NEW fun!! (SOLD OUT)
Zumbini! Fall Session

Dates/Time: Thursdays, Sept. 12 – Oct. 24 | 10 to 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.


Baby’s First Foods
Date/Time:
Thursday, Oct. 3 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Nutrition during the first year of your baby’s life is important for proper growth and development. Join us for a class led by a certified Pediatric Registered Dietitian from Cleveland Clinic Children’s to learn about proper introduction of solid foods and how to prepare fresh and nutritious homemade baby foods. The dietitian will also discuss common food allergies. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Your Picky Eater – The Toddler
Date/Time: Thursday, Dec. 12 | 6 to 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

Things to Note:

  • Your food fee is due at class - payable to the instructor
  • These classes are mostly demonstration (unless noted)
  • You will receive a handout with recipes
  • Advance registration of at least one week prior to the scheduled class is strongly suggested to avoid cancellation due to low enrollment

Register online by clicking on the class(es) listed below or call the Wellness Center Main Office at 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone.


Eat Well. Live Healthy.

Cooking Class with The Olive Scene

Classic Comfort Food
Day/Time:
Thursday, Oct. 24 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost:
$15 (+ 8 food fee due that evening)

Our customers keep asking, so we are offering a delicious and fun way to spend an evening with The Olive Scene. Cooler temperatures and shorter days means fall has officially arrived, so it’s time to get reacquainted with comfort foods, and add a twist of health. Anne, from The Olive Scene, will share some of their crowd-pleasing recipes for healthy comfort foods that are packed with flavor. Whether you can’t make anything but toast or you know your way around the kitchen, you’ll want to join us! You will 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 to reserve a spot in the “Classic Comfort Food” cooking class. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Educational & Holistic

Educational & Holistic

  • 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.

Cleveland Clinic Functional Medicine Health Talks

Functional medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease. We’re delighted to offer informative health talks presented by Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine the first Friday of each month.

Optimize Health by Catching Some ZZZ’s: Simple Steps to Achieving a Great Night’s Sleep
Date/Time: Friday, Oct. 4 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Cost: $10
Sleep is the mind and body’s repair time. Without a good night’s sleep, hormones go haywire, thoughts are cloudy and tasks become jumbled and inefficient. A good night’s sleep is just a few simple steps away. Join Functional Medicine Health Coach and Registered Dietitian, Kerry Fairchild as she provides simple, evidenced based tactics for achieving deep restorative sleep.Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Healthy Holiday Game Plan
Date/Time: Friday, Nov. 1 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Cost: $10
Holiday weight gain and carb coma is not inevitable. Imagine how you’d feel if you stuck with your fitness and nutrition goals throughout the holiday – Energized? Empowered? Happier? Ready to deeply relax and enjoy time with family and friends? Join Manager of Health Coaching and Nutrition, Center for Functional Medicine dietitian Lindsay Malone as she reviews how to set up your Holiday game plan to thrive rather than survive this holiday season.Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Optimize Health by Taming the Stress Response
Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 6 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Cost: $10 (Note: there was an error for pricing in the September-December catalog)
Stress impacts your body and mind. Being able to recognize the underlying causes of stress and symptoms can help you manage and even eliminate them. Stress that is not managed can contribute to many health issues including obesity, heart disease and high blood sugar. Join Functional Medicine Health Coach Amy Harrison as she walks through simple strategies to tame stress throughout your day to optimize health. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee? Join us for a free educational program!

Moving Smarter
Date/Time:
Mondays | August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18 or December 16 | 5 to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Moving Smarter is a FREE educational program 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. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


September


Pharmacy Brown Bag Session
Date/Time: Thursday, Sept. 19 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: Free
Do you have questions for a pharmacist? Do you know why you are taking each of your medications? Are you concerned about side effects? Are you concerned about any drug interactions? Come to our pharmacy brown bag session and get your questions answered by Cleveland Clinic Pharmacist, Cristal Stoll, Pharm.D., R.Ph. Bring in your medications and a pharmacist will review each medication with you. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

You CAN Win the Battle Over Pain
Date/Time: Thursday, Sept. 19 | 6 to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
If you live with chronic pain, you understand how it can control your life. Come to this talk presented by Cleveland Clinic Physical Therapist, Dr. Ian Stephens, who will share evidence-based strategies that help ‘retrain your brain’ and understand how to better manage your pain and reduce your fear of movement. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


The Fourth Trimester for Women - Practical Tips from a Physical Therapist
Date/Time:
Monday, Sept. 23 | 12 to 1 p.m.
Cost: Free
Delivering a baby is just the beginning. 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 Cleveland Clinic physical therapists, Drs. Katie Coughlin and Jill Dubbs, 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
  • 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.

Discover Your Natural-Born Intuition
Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 28 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 (includes workbook)
Learn how to awaken and develop your inner wisdom. This is a dynamic workshop where you can recognize your gifts, your modes of information to hearing, seeing, feeling, and just knowing. Let’s unlock it and practice simple exercises to access and develop intuitive skills for greater insight and creativity. This class is led by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, APN, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Maybe it’s a Heart Attack! Why you should call 911

Date/Time: Monday, Sept. 30 | 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free
In an emergency, seconds matter; being knowledgeable and prepared can make all the difference. For nearly five decades, 911 has served as the vital link between the American public and emergency services. Join Linda Turner MSN, RN from Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital and first responders from the city of Rocky River as they teach you what to do if someone near you is having a heart attack. During this interactive session you will learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of a heart attack, and how to quickly take action in an emergency situation. 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.


October


Living with Essential Tremors
Date/Time:
Tuesday, Oct. 1 | 6 to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Essential tremors (ET) affects about 4 percent of adults 40 years of age and older. Living with ET can be stressful and challenging. Come to this informative talk presented by Michal Gostkowski, DO, a movement disorders neurologist with Cleveland Clinic Center for Neurological Restoration. He will discuss practical tips for someone living with ET to make their day-to-day life easier and maintain an active social life and when physician-prescribed treatments are recommended. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Self-Defense Class with Riverview Martial Arts and Fitness
Date/Time: Monday, Oct 7 | 6 to 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.

New! Men Facing Grief
Date/Time:
Mondays, Oct. 14, 21, 28 | 2 to 3:30 pm.
Cost: Free
This three session group is for men who want to express their grief in a supportive environment and find a pathway forward in their healing process. Advance registration is required. Seating is limited. For reservations, please call 330.668.4672.

Quickie Ways to Banish Your Stress
Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 30 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $20
This fun class introduces you to easy techniques and practices to beat worry, stop second-guessing yourself and learn to calm down. Short-cut your stress on the spot to reduce wear and tear on the mind and body. This class is led by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, APN, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


November


Healthy Aging of Your Brain
Date/Time: Tuesday, Nov. 5 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free
Please join Shumei Man, M.D., Ph.D., 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 will begin at 6:30 p.m., the talk will begin at 7 p.m.

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

Discover your Psychic Potential (AKA your gut feelings & instincts)
Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 14 | 6:30 to 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
Date/Time:
Thursday, Nov. 14 | 6 to 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, Nov. 19 | 6 to 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, Dec. 5 | 6:30 to 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.
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 | 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. | 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®

Celebrate 50 years! Jazzercise is the original dance party workout. Blending dance with Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and strength training, one 55-minute session can burn up to 800 calories. The results? Long, lean muscles and an undeniable mood boost. You’ll love all of our formats.

In addition to our original Dance Mixx we offer Core, Strength, Fusion and Interval Training. Mix and match formats to keep your body and mind challenged. A fitness program for all ages and fitness levels, men and women!

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: Jazzercise all summer (August 31) for only $159*
*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.

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

Monday, September 23: You Can Let Go Now!
Many of us suffer from control issues. Have you been told you are ‘controlling’?  It can help greatly to get beyond it and ask what it is that is fearful. Anxiety usually motivates the desire to control. At this session, you will learn exercises and guided reflection to increase awareness and help to release the urge to control others or your physical space.

Monday, Oct. 28: The Secret to Success is Stillness!
At this session, we will explore a model that can illustrate how you can go beyond surface-level success to deeper satisfaction in work and life (Newbigging, 2014). Inner stillness can increase the quality of experience. Exercises and reflection will direct you from the ‘content’ to the ‘context’ of your experience.

Monday, Nov. 11: Greater Love and Compassion
More than anything else, love and compassion uplift and transform your life.  They reduce anger, hatred and jealousy, while expanding your heart and mind. Guided exercises, such as Tonglen, for self and others can deepen awareness to be more generous with your love and compassion.

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.

Orthopaedic Educational Classes

Orthopaedic Educational Classes

Total Joint Pre-Operative Education Class

Dates/Time:

  • Wednesdays | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | September 11, December 11
  • Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. | October 16, November 13

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: View Available Dates and Times in Our Events Calendar
Cost: Free

Moving Smarter with OA is a FREE educational program 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.

Tai Chi & Yoga

Tai Chi & Yoga

Wellness Center Yoga Classes

Chair Yoga
Day/Time: Every Monday | 10:15 a.m. to 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 | 11 a.m. to 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.


Wellness Center Tai Chi Classes

Please Note: You do not need prior experience to start a session.

Classes with Martha Lois

Tai Chi Wu Style (New Offering)

  • Session 1 | Wednesdays, Sept. 11 – Oct. 23 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Session 2 | Wednesdays, Oct. 30 – Dec. 11 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $49 for a 7-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


Classes with Michael Stadul

Tai Chi Balance

  • Session 6 | Tuesdays, Sept. 3 – Oct. 22 | 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. | $56
  • Session 7 | Tuesdays, Oct. 29 – Dec. 17 | 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. | $56

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.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

  • Session 6: Fridays, Sept. 6 – Oct. 25 | 10 to 11 a.m. | $56 (8-week session)
  • Session 7: Fridays, Nov. 8 – Dec. 20 (no class Nov. 29) | 10 to 11 a.m. | $49 (7-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 date above) or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Cleveland Clinic Yoga Class

Cleveland Clinic Wellness Yoga | Traditional
Day/Time:
Mondays (ongoing) | 5 p.m. to 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 | 6:30 to 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 | 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 | 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 (ongoing) | 6 p.m. 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) | 6 p.m. 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) | 10 a.m. 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
Date/Time: Four Thursdays | Oct. 3 – 24 (must register by Sept. 19) | 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $195 + $30 materials fee payable to instructor at first class

Empower yourself. Learn to work with your body’s energy system to profoundly improve your health and well-being. Course includes 3 CDs and instructional handouts. To register, please contact Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.703.0777. You must register by Thursday, Sept. 19!

Support Groups

Support Groups

Alzheimer's Support Group

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

Call 1.800.272.3900 for more information.


Fairview Hospital Breastfeeding Support Group

Meeting Date: Mondays and Fridays
Time: 1 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 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 canceled.