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Wellness Center

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center offers group exercise classes, yoga and Tai Chi; cooking classes for adults and kids; meditation and holistic classes and educational classes that focus on your health and well-being. From trending health topics, to a holistic approach as well as traditional forms of exercise, we’ve got you covered!

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

FAMILY YOGA is BACK!  

Family Yoga (Ages 5+)
Days/Time: Tuesdays | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Cost: $50 for 10 classes

This FUN class provides an opportunity to cultivate bonding, wellness, and mindfulness! Practice yoga together in an engaging, developmentally appropriate manner to help your child build confidence and self-esteem, as well as a strong and healthy body. Family yoga includes posture variations to accommodate all of the students in the class.Children ages 5+! $50 for a 10-class card (good for one year from date of purchase) will admit two (2) adults and one (1) child or one (1) adult and two (2) children to attend the class. Please complete a release form for each participant (See PDF link on the registration page) and give to your instructor at your first class (This is required for all new participants)  Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


New Session of Mom & Baby Yoga (Infants 6 weeks to crawlers) added!
Days/Time: Wednesdays | 6-week session: March 7 - April 11 | 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 
Cost: $60 a session (1 parent/1 baby)
Join Lyndsey Needham, RYT-200 and Certified Yoga Therapist, for a 6-week yoga session that 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. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Baby’s First Massage - Learn to give your baby a massage!
Dates/Time:
March 13 or April 10   | 10 a.m. 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, March 10 | 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.


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

An Irish Celebration
Date/Time:
Saturday, March 17 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Cost: $20 + $10 supplies fee due the day of class
 

Chefs, join us for a St. Patrick's Day Celebration with Irish Recipes! You’ll learn how to make crispy bacon, cabbage and noodles, shamrock pretzels, and minty leprechaun smoothies.

Cinco de Mayo!
Date/Time:
Saturday, May 5 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $20 + $10 supplies fee due the day of class
 

Mexican cuisine is much more than tacos! Chefs, join us to learn how to make chicken enchiladas, sweet pineapple salsa and chips and sopaipillas drizzled in honey.

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. 


Childbirth & Parenting Education

Gardening & Cooking

Gardening & Cooking

The following classes are presented by Judi Strauss of the Charmed Kitchen

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

Gardening Classes

Urban Gardening
Day/Time: Thursdays | March 1 - March 22 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $50 for the four-part series (or pay $15 per class below)

Become plant-strong in 2018! You don’t need a huge garden to reap the benefits. Join us for an in-depth series directed by Charmed Kitchen’s Judi Strauss, who started her career working in the horticulture department of the OSU Extension Service. You will learn what you need to know before you start and be ready to plant a garden this spring (yes, spring will come!). Handouts will be provided at each class. 

Seed Starting
Day/Time: Thursday, March 1 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 

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

Perennial Gardening
Day/Time: Thursday, March 8 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 

Tired of replanting annuals every year? Maybe you've always wanted an English cottage garden? In this class you'll get introduced to the world of perennials. From soil prep to site selection, bloom times and light requirements we'll cover many specific perennials suitable for Northern Ohio.

Vegetable Gardening
Day/Time: Thursday, March 15 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 

In this class you will learn the basics of starting a vegetable garden. Among the topics discussed will be site selection, planning, soil preparation and improvement, recommended varieties, mulching and space saving techniques.

Herb Gardening
Day/Time: Thursday, March 22 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 

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


Cooking 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 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 to avoid cancellation due to low enrollment
  • Call 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone!

Whole Grain Baking
Monday, Jan. 29 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee

Whole grain breads and other baked goods don’t have to be heavy or “grainy” in texture. If you know the proper procedure, you can make 100% whole grain bread that has great texture, and that does not resemble and doorstop. Some grains work better than others, and we’ll learn about that in class, too. If you are trying to get away from white flour- this class will teach you about whole grain alternatives.

Cooking with Leafy Greens
Monday, Feb. 12 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee

We know we should eat them but many of us just aren’t sure what to do with leafy green vegetables. This class will give plenty of tasty recipes using all sorts of greens. From delicate salad greens to the hearty winter greens you will learn how to prepare them all. Collards, beet greens, kale, broccoli rabe, spinach, chard, dandelion greens and many more.

Soups of the World
Monday, Feb. 19 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee

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, Feb. 26 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee

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!

Vegetarian Cooking
Monday, March 5 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.   
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee

Vegetarian Cooking: Watching your cholesterol? Looking for an alternative to meat and potatoes? In this class you will learn the basics of eating meatless meals including ‘protein pairing’ and how to make food the family will enjoy, too. Whether you are already a vegetarian or just want a change of pace this class will give you a lot of information and plenty of good food.

Seafood Made Easy
Monday, March 12 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $10 food fee

Do you enjoy seafood when dining out but face disappointment when preparing it at home? If you know a few basics cooking seafood need not be difficult. From Salmon Quiche to Creole Jambalaya you will get a chance to taste several seafood dishes and learn how to make it right every time.

Taste of Asia
Monday, March 19 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee

In this class you’ll get an introduction to Asian cooking from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. You’ll get to try several dishes in class and will get recipes to take home. Besides cooking techniques there will be a discussion of various Asian ingredients and where to find them.

Marvelous Mushrooms
Monday, March 26 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee

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

Fruit for Dinner!
Monday, April 9 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee

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.

Sauces for All Occasions
Monday, April 16 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee

From pasta to meat and vegetable dishes, this class will give you plenty of recipes for spicing up your food with sauces.  From basics to the exotic, you will get a chance to taste several easy-to-make sauces that are sure to please.  If you are looking for ways to make dinner more interesting, you might want to check out this class.

Homemade Pasta (Hands On)
Monday, April 23 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee

This dinner time staple is more popular than ever. In class you’ll learn how to make fabulous pasta from scratch. Among the pastas we’ll try are carrot, broccoli, and sesame, whole wheat, sour cream and many more. There will be some hands-on pasta rolling and some recipes for using store bought pasta, too.

Cooking With Tortillas
Monday, April 30 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee

If the only time you eat a tortilla is at a Mexican restaurant be prepared to be pleasantly surprised. The flour and corn tortillas in the dairy counter at your grocery store can be used for everything from appetizers to breakfast, sandwiches to desserts. You'll learn how to make Mexican and non-Mexican dishes including a baked egg roll! Tortillas are easy to use and can make cooking easier.

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. 


FEBRUARY


A Heart Healthy Diet
Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 4 p.m. to 5 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.

Have Diabetes? Tips for Healthy, Happy Feet 
Wednesday, Feb. 21 | 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Free


Diabetics are at risk for foot complication including nerve/circulation problems, foot deformities, ulceration, and gangrene. If the condition is severe enough it could require hospitalization and even amputation. Come to this presentation by Dr. Alexander Craig and Dr. Grace Craig, physicians and surgeons of the foot and ankle. They will discuss how diabetes may impact the health of one's feet and the importance of doctor’s role in preventing foot complications. The doctors will also educate attendees how to inspect their feet for potential problems and strategies to manage complications from diabetes. 

MARCH


Golf Fitness – Feeling Your Best on the Course
Tuesday, March 6 | 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. 
$10 


The seminar will focus on information and tips on feeling your best on and off the course. Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy Physical Therapists Jeffrey J. Ciolek, PT, ATC, COMT, Titleist Performance Institute-Certified Medical Professional-Level 3 and Jeffrey Sords PT, DPT, Titleist Performance Institute-Certified Medical Professional-Level 2, will review and demonstrate how mobility and stability that can impact your golf performance and help you prepare for the upcoming season. Learn from these experienced clinicians about strength, flexibility and power can supercharge your game and recover from injuries. 

Your Brain and Aging: The (Almost) Fountain of Youth
Thursday, March 22 | 10:30 a.m. to Noon
Free


Do you feel like your brain is getting slower or less precise with age? If you're over 45 (or even 35, according to some very recent studies), your brain is in decline! Come discover how to take advantage of your brain's capacity to change and improve itself through the science of brain plasticity. You'll learn techniques to help slow down—and even reverse—this process of brain aging.
This class is directed by psychologist Dr. Jean Alvarez.

APRIL


Non-Surgical Options for Treating Joint Pain 
Tuesday, April 3 | 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
FREE


Troubled by joint paint? Having the right diagnosis is the first step to helping you decrease pain and inflammation and increase your ability to enjoy everyday activities. Join orthopaedic surgeon Jesse Templeton, M.D. of Orthopaedic Associates, Inc., to learn about non-surgical options for treating joint pain.

Boost Brain Function with Neurofeedback
Thursday, April 5 | 10:30 a.m. to Noon
Free


Are you bothered by insomnia, ADD, anxiety, depression, memory problems or any other issue rooted in the brain? Neurofeedback is not a treatment for any specific emotional or physical condition, but is a way of helping the brain learn to self-regulate. Nothing is done TO the brain—it simply receives feedback about its own activity—and very often, symptoms like these simply go away. Come to this program to learn more, ask your questions, or experience a brief session. This class is directed by psychologist Dr. Jean Alvarez.

How To Follow Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Tuesday, April 10 | 6 p.m. to 7 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 American’s 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.
Exercise

Exercise

Ab Attack!

Days & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Click to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone.
Description: Strengthening the muscles of your abdomen is key to overall core strength, stability and performance in your daily life. Come to this 30-minute class to develop a stronger, firmer core with abdominal, oblique, and lower back exercises.


Barre Flow and Flex Classes

Days & Time: See below
Cost: $35 for 10-class card 
Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone.
Description: Our barre classes, led by Charlotte Petrie, IFTA, will tone, lengthen, and sculpt your whole body and improve your balance, all while having fun working out! Both classes are designed to complement each other and can accommodate all levels. Wear long pants and socks and bring a mat to class.

Barre Flow | Tuesdays (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s Barre Flow class will focus on balance and flexibility that includes a 15-20 minute stretch with lighter intensity and no cardio. Participants use small and large balls, resistance bands and yoga straps.

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


Fitpaths (Ages 50+)

Days & Time: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays | 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 | 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or Fridays | 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4, to register over the phone.
Description: A full body workout to include warm up, low impact aerobics, strength training and stretching. Suitable for all ages. Work at your own pace and leave feeling refreshed. Please bring a mat or towel and a water bottle.


Jazzercise® 

Morning schedule:
Monday – Thursday | 8 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 9:30 a.m. (childcare available*)
Saturday, Sunday | 10 a.m.

New nighttime schedule: 
Monday – Thursday | 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday | 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $179**
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 a.m. 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.

**Through April 30, 2018. New customers only or those not attending in six months or more.


Ballroom/Latin Dance Class

Days & Time: Thursdays | 7:30 p.m. 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.

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

Deep Relaxation
Days & Time: Thursdays (ongoing) | 12 p.m. 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 Lauren Fraley, 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: Mondays | 6:30 p.m. 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.


JANUARY


A New Year’s Meditation: Tap the Power of Intention for 2018
Day/Time: Saturday, Jan. 6 | 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Cost: $20

Description: Experience reflection and meditation to set your highest goals for the year to come. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4. 

How to Balance your Body’s Energies
Day/Time: 
Saturday, Jan. 27 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 (includes workbook)


Description: You can balance your energy and feel more alert with simple exercises. Energy test for food substance sensitivity and learn a daily five minute routine to strengthen your immune system. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


FEBRUARY


Maintaining Wellness with Music
Day/Time: 
Saturday, Feb. 10 | 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Cost: Free 


Description: Improve your health and wellness through the power of music! Join Liz Germano, MT-BC, Reiki Master, for a drum circle, improvisation, music listening, relaxation and breathing techniques. Research has shown that music can improve coping skills and techniques for managing stress and also improve overall physical and mental wellness. Participants will learn and identify three new coping skills for managing stress using music and/or relaxation techniques. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Mindful Living 24/7: A Practical Guide
Day/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
$25


Description: 
Mindful living increases your peace and calm.  It’s really easy! Simple steps to be in the present and ‘do one thing at a time’ will quiet your mind. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


MARCH


Reiki Level 1
Day/Time: Saturday, March 24 | 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. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Wellness from Within: A Guide to Holistic Health & Self-Care
Day/Time: 
Saturday, March 24 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 


Description: Introduction to Holistic Health. We will explore natural healing choices:  mind/body practices, energy therapies and traditional Eastern systems for optimal wellness. Advance registration is required. Register online call 440.356.0670, option 4.


APRIL


Animal Reiki
Day/Time: 
Saturday, April 21 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $150 + $10 for the manual payable to the instructor the day of class.


Description: 
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 4.

The Worry Solution:  Practical Techniques to Stop Runaway Stress 
Day/Time: Saturday, April 28 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 (includes workbook)


Description: 
How to use your healing intuitive mind to turn stress and anxiety into peace and calm for better health. Based on the work of Martin Rossman, M.D. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.
Total Joint

Total Joint

Total Joint Pre-Operative Education Class

Dates/Time:
Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Jan. 17; Feb. 14; April 18
Dates/Time: Wednesday | 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | March 14
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.

Tai Chi & Yoga

Tai Chi & Yoga

Wellness Center Yoga Classes

Family Yoga (Ages 5+)
Days/Time: Tuesdays | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Cost: $50 for 10 classes

This FUN class provides an opportunity to cultivate bonding, wellness, and mindfulness! Practice yoga together in an engaging, developmentally appropriate manner to help your child build confidence and self-esteem, as well as a strong and healthy body. Family yoga includes posture variations to accommodate all of the students in the class.Children ages 5+! $50 for a 10-class card (good for one year from date of purchase) will admit two (2) adults and one (1) child or one (1) adult and two (2) children to attend the class. Please complete a release form for each participant (See PDF link on the registration page) and give to your instructor at your first class (This is required for all new participants)  Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Chair Yoga 
Day/Time: Mondays (ongoing) | 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. 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: Tuesdays and Thursdays (ongoing) | 11 a.m. to Noon  Cost: $50 for a 10-class card or pay a $10 drop-in fee (exact cash only) 

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 recommended.  Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Deep Relaxation
Day/Time:
Thursdays (ongoing) | Noon 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 Lauren Fraley, 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

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

Tai Chi Balance
Day/Time:
Tuesdays | 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Cost: $40 for a six-week session

 2018

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.


Tai Chi Arthritis and Fall Prevention
Day/Time: Fridays | 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Cost: $40 for a six-week session  

 2018

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.


Tai Chi Ch’uan Wu Style
Day/Time: Mondays | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost:
$50 for an 8-week session 

Tai Chi Ch’uan Wu style is a classical form of Chinese exercise characterized by slow, gentle rhythmic movements of ancient martial arts origin. Graceful movements promote physical fitness, flexibility and general health. Advance registration is required. Register online (click on the dates 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: 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 p.m. 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 p.m. 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 a.m. 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) | 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
Day/Time:
Four Thursdays | April 5 - 26, 2018 (Must register by March 22, 2018) | 6 p.m. 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 22, 2018. 

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 | 2:30 p.m. to 4 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 p.m. 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.