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Fairview Hospital Wellness Center offers group exercise programs for your entire family and educational classes 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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Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
440.356.0670, option 5

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Classes & Programs

Childbirth and Parenting Education

NEW! Mom & Baby Yoga
Wednesdays (ongoing) | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
$50 for a 10-class card

Join us for a nurturing yoga practice filled with ways to enhance bonding and make babies happier and more comfortable in their bodies. Learn practices designed specifically to soothe and support baby's growing body, as well as yoga postures to increase your strength and flexibility and help relieve stress. 

  • Dads and caregivers are welcome to register, too 
  • Bring a small blanket and toy for your baby and a yoga mat for yourself
  • Infants 6 weeks to crawlers 

Register online at fairviewhospital.org/wellnesscenter (search calendar using Mom & Baby Yoga) or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Cook with us! Mondays | 7 to 9 p.m.

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 and lots of sample to taste in class.  Make sure you come hungry and bring a container for leftovers!


Sushi for All | Monday, June 13 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Hands On!
Cost: $15, plus $10 food fee due the evening of class

Sushi is fun to eat and is not hard to make, with a little practice. In this class you'll get a hands-on chance to roll your own using some typical and untypical ingredients. From the California Roll to Sweet and Sour Sushi (made with chicken!) you will get a chance to have some fun and see sushi in a whole new way. There is no raw fish served in this class. 


Jams and Jellies | Monday, June 27 | 7 to 9 p.m. | Hands On!
Cost:
$15, plus $9 food fee due the evening of class

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 a jar of preserves to take home. 


Preserve It | Monday, Aug. 15 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15, plus $8 food fee due the evening of class
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, pie fillings and much more. 


Totally Terrific Tomatoes | Monday, Aug. 22 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15, plus $8 food fee due the evening of class

They are powerhouses of nutrition and very versatile. Fresh, cooked or dried they can be used in salads, sauces, soups and more. In class we will learn how to make the most of this tasty food. You will also learn how to preserve fresh tomatoes by dehydrating, freezing and canning. 

Guest Cooking & Instructional Classes

The Wellness Center invites local chefs and entrepreneurs to share their talents and recipes! 


Life’s Healthy Essentials with Sharon Mack

Easy Summer Salads using Essential Oils 
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 25 | 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 (includes food fee)  
Registration: Advance registration is required.  Register by calling Sharon Mack at 440.623.9000.

Description: Enjoy the fresh fruits of summer with a honey lime dessert salad, strawberry almond salad with raspberry lime vinaigrette, herbed pasta salad, and quinoa tabbouleh! All salads are vegetarian and can be adapted to be vegan. 

Essential Desserts! Quick and Delicious Desserts Using Essential Oils
Date & Time:
Wednesday, July 27 | 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 (includes food fee)  
Registration: Advance registration is required.  Register by calling Sharon Mack at 440.623.9000.

Description: Summertime meals prepared with essential oils will delight your guests! Learn  how to make fresh strawberry coconut cream kabobs, wild orange truffles, fruits cream with cinnamon almond granola and a refreshing strawberry citrus slush. 

The Root Café

Drink Your Vitamins and Minerals
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 8 | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $10, plus a $5 tea fee payable to the Root Café that evening
Registration: Advance registration is required. Call 440.356.0670, option 5 to register by phone or click on the date to register online.

Description: Join us for a special workshop led by Julie Hutchison, owner of Root Café in Lakewood. You will learn extraction methods of a variety of different plants while achieving the best flavor in your cup.  Tea can be made from the tea plant (camellia sinensis), herbs, barks, roots, flowers & dried fruits.  Many cultures use tea for medicine, refreshments, rituals & nutrition. She will brew Chinese & Japanese teas as well herbs that can grow in this region.  There will be samples of all of the brewed teas, as well as 2 oz. bags you can choose from!   

Learn how to save a life with us

CPR: Heartsaver AED Course*
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5 for the most up-to-date schedule.


CPR for Infant and Child
Dates & Time:
Weeknights 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Saturdays 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $30 per person
Registration: For dates and to register, check the online calendar or call Childbirth Education at 440.356.0347.

Description:
The CPR for Family and Friends course targets parents, grandparents, family members and other caregivers who want to learn rescue skills for infants and children, since you are the first person to react in a child’s emergency.


*The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association; any fees charged for such a course do not represent an income to the Association.

Educational & Instructional Programs


MAY
Functional Medicine and Nutrition
Date & Time: Friday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 
Registration: Advance registration is required. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the date to register online.

Description: Nutrition comprises the foundation of functional medicine treatment as the food choices a person makes may shift their health from illness to wellness. Join Cleveland Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Liz DeJulius as she explains the role of nutrition in functional medicine and how food can be used as a primary tool to treat problems such as acne, asthma, digestive disorders, migraines, and more. 


JUNE

Soothe your Anxious Mind
Date & Time:
Wednesday, June 1 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost:$25
Registration: Advance registration is required. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the date to register online.

Description: Bad days make us jumpy, antsy, and easily distracted. When your brain gets knotted up, simple practices can make space for being mindful and calming down. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. 


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Date & Time:
Thursday, June 23 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Cost: Free
Registration: Advance registration is required. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the date to register online.

Description: For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join Steffani Baker from the Alzheimer’s Association to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.


Revitalize Your Skin with Essential Oils

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 29 | 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 (includes materials)
Registration: Advance registration is required.  Register by calling Sharon Mack at 440.623.9000.

Description: Let’s face it; we could all use a little pampering.  This class, led by Sharon Mack, will help you get started! You will learn how to use essentials to create an after sun soothing lotion; an aromatherapy foot soak and an essential lavender neck wrap. Ahhhh…


JULY

5 Minutes to Fabulous
Date & Time:
Wednesday, July 13 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 
Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online at www.theartistryofyou.com/events or call Pat at 440.212.2269.

Description: This interactive personal image presentation by Pat Gibson utilizes actual clothing and accessories from a local vendor to demonstrate your inner and outer health, personal style, color and more! It is both fun and informative and you will learn more about how to dress your unique figure.  Pat will empower you to embrace the essence of your uniqueness and individuality while showing you how to enhance and discover your own fabulous style.  You will receive a take home booklet on how to build a “capsule” wardrobe and how to assess if a garment will be flattering to your unique figure. 


Stroke: Signs, Symptoms and Prevention
Date & Time:
Thursday, July 14 | 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration: Advance registration is required. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the date to register online.

Description: Every year more than 800,000 Americans have a new or recurrent stroke. It is the fifth leading cause of death, and the number one reason for disability. Jayashree Sundararajan, MD, from Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute will share information that everyone needs to know about strokes - what causes them, signs and symptoms, and how to prevent them. She will also discuss services available at Fairview Hospital, including their new service of emergent interventional procedures for stroke. 


Are You Hearing? Restoring the Sounds of Life
Date & Time: 
Thursday, July 14 | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration: Advance registration is required. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the date to register online.

Description: Cleveland Clinic audiology specialist, Valerie Pavlovich Ruff, Au.D., CCC-A and Susan Kasunick , M.A., CCC-A will discuss hearing loss, its impact on your life and what can be done about it! 


Five Good Minutes in Your Body
Date & Time:
Tuesday, July 26 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Cost: $25
Registration: Advance registration is required. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the date to register online.

Description: Reconnect with your body in just five minutes a day! Easy mindfulness practices will help you recharge your body and release tension and stress. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. 


August

Self-Defense Training Class for College Students
Date & Time: Monday, Aug. 1 | 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration: Advance registration is required. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the date to register online.

Description: Come learn basic Streetwise Self Defense and Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) techniques at this free event. Participants will learn basic strikes, kicks and blocks. They also will learn what to do if an attacker grabs, chokes or holds them. The moves are easy to learn and execute. While this event will be geared toward women off to college, it is open to men and women over the age of 18. Rocky River Police and Riverview Martial Arts and Fitness will conduct the training class. 


Creative Visualization: The Art of Mental Imagery to Produce Positive Change and Directions in Life 
Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug. 3 and 17 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $65 (includes a workbook)
Registration: Advance registration is required. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the date to register online.

Description: Use the natural power of your imagination to create or change what you want in your life. Visualization is successfully used in all fields to increase personal mastery of life. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. 


Back to School with Essential Oils!
Date & Time: 
Wednesday, Aug. 31 | 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 (includes materials)
Registration: Advance registration is required.  Register by calling Sharon Mack at 440.623.9000.

Description: In this class, you will create a festive fall scrub; a protecting and moisturizing hand sanitizer; a yoga mat and gym bag spray and a solid perfume, all using essential oils!
Educational & Instructional Series

Your Monthly Meditation Experience 
Cost: $15 per session
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click the date below to register online. Reservations are required for each session. 

Description:
These open sessions with guided meditation and focused topical discussions will be offered once a month on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. through 2016. Join us to experience calm and relaxation. These sessions are directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN.

Those new to or practiced in meditation are welcome!


Reiki Training – Level 1 through Master 
Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-invasive form of hands-on, energy based healing. It works with the body’s natural energy to support healing and balance physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Common issues addressed with Reiki include anxiety, pain, spiritual and emotional distress, and nausea. These sessions are directed by Reiki Master, Chaplain Elyse Berry.

Reiki Level 1 
Date & Time:
 Saturday, July 30 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $150 (plus $20 for the manual – payable to instructor at first 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.

Reiki Level 2 

Date & Time:
Saturday, Aug. 13  | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $150 (uses Level 1 manual) 
Description: Reiki Level 2 will go more in-depth into learning about Reiki and will teach you more advanced techniques. Level 1 is a prerequisite. A certificate of completion will be provided. 

Reiki Master
Date & Time: Saturday, August 27 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $150 (plus $20 for the manual – payable to instructor at first class)
Description: Reiki Master is the most advanced class. You will learn the Master techniques, including how to attune others to Reiki, and will then be qualified to teach Reiki classes. Levels 1 and 2 are prerequisites. A certificate of completion will be provided. 

Registration:
Advance registration required. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the date above to register online.


SEVA Stress Release: Part 2 (For Others) 
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 11 | 6:00 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $25 per person
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the date above to register online.

This is part two of our introductory training. Our special form of acupressure touch is reviewed, and students learn to give acupressure to others. The Seva Stress Release is demonstrated and practiced in two new ways: seated in chairs and lying comfortably on massage tables. After taking modules one and two, students have enough information and skill to practice easily on themselves, as well as with family and friends. Prerequisite: SEVA: Acupressure for Stress Relief: Part One

The Seva class is directed by Rev. Tricia L. Gilbert, MDiv, BCC, Director of Spiritual Care and Healing Services at Fairview hospitals.

Continuing Education Credits Available through: AHNA: American Holistic Nurses Association; NCBTMB: Massage Therapists; NCCAOM: Acupuncturists & Asian Bodywork Therapists. 


SEVA Stress Release Part 1 and Part 2
Date and Time: 
Saturday, June 18 OR Saturday, Aug. 13 | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $75 per person
Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online at fairviewhospital.org/wellnesscenter or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Description: Seva Stress Release Part 1: This three hour class teaches an acupressure protocol (The Seva Stress Re-lease) that can be used for self-care, addressing a wide range of needs, including general relaxation and wellbeing or extreme shock and stress. This dynamic and interactive workshop allows the participant to ful-ly experience the Seva Stress release through demonstration and hands-on practice. Workshop partici-pants learn a unique touch method, various effective acupoints and how to use this protocol for self-care. In this workshop participants learn about the healing and transforming power of acupressure, practice tech-niques to use for self-care, and take home skills they can use for the rest of their life.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes At the completion of the workshop participants will be able to: • Discuss the importance of self-care • Demonstrate touch method used in Soul Lightening Acupressure • Locate and access 15 specific acupoints • Demonstrate and return demonstration the Seva Stress Release for self-care during lab practicums • Describe and practice therapeutic presence and relationship interactions with others Prerequisites: This is an entry level workshop for professional healthcare providers and non-professionals. There are no prerequisites for this class.

SEVA Stress Release Part 2: Our special form of acupressure touch is reviewed, and students learn to give acupressure to others. The Seva Stress Release is demonstrated and practiced in two new ways: seated in chairs and lying comfortably on massage tables. After taking modules one and two, students have enough information and skill to practice easily on themselves, as well as with family and friends.

Continuing Education Credits available through: AHNA: American Holistic Nurses Association; NCBTMB: Massage Therapists; NCCAOM: Acupuncturists & Asian Bodywork Therapists.



The Total Joint Pre-Op Education Class 

Dates & Times: Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. | May 4, May 18; June 8, June 22; July 20; Aug. 10, Aug. 24
Wednesdays | 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | July 6
Cost: Free
Registration: Advance registration is required. Click on the calendar and search by date to register online or call 216.476.9005.

This pre-surgical class is for patients having a total hip or total knee replacement. Presented by the staff in the Rehabilitation Department, attendees will learn what to expect during the surgery, hospital stay and recovery. Free. Registration required. 

Group Exercise Classes

Ab Attack!

Days & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays (ongoing) | 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Click on the calendar and search by day to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register

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 Fitness

Cost: $35 for 10-class card 
Registration: Click on the calendar and search by day to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register

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. Advance registration is required.

Barre Flow | Tuesdays (ongoing) | 7:00 to 8:00 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: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (No Saturday classes May 28 - Sept. 3)
Time: 9 to 9:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Click on the calendar and search by day to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register

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: Tuesdays & Thursdays (ongoing class)
Time: 10 to 10:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Click on the calendar and search by date to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register

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.
Fridays | 5:15 to 6 p.m. (No Friday classes May 27 - Sept. 2)
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Click on the calendar and search by day to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register

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®

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. (childcare available)
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: $179* for unlimited classes May 2 thru Aug. 31 at the Wellness Center and the Lakewood location OR $20 off of a class bundle.
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! *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: March 16 – April 11 (No class 4/13); April 18 – May 11; April 18 – May 11; May 16 – June 13 (No class May 30); June 15 – July 13 (No class July 4);
July 18 – Aug. 10; Aug. 17 – Sept. 14 (No class Sept. 5)<
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.

Kids - Learn and grow strong with us!

Safe Sitter® Babysitting Class 
Dates: Saturday, June 25 OR Friday, July 15
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $60 per student
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the dates above to register online.

Description: 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. 


Parents: Register your kids for these summer cooking classes to expand their knowledge about delicious food from around the world! 
Thyme to Cook Vol. 2: Around the World
Date & Time:
Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15 | 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $135 per child + $25 supplies fee to pay directly to instructor on first day of class
Registration: Advance registration required. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the date to register online.

Description: 
In Thyme to Cook Vol. 2, Rachel Kingsbury, owner of The Grocery in Ohio City, who sources products from local Ohio farmers and local food start-ups, will take students ages 11 to 14 on a cultural cooking journey through four countries: Greece, China, Mexico and India! Students will be presented with a menu for each country. The group will review the ingredient lists and discuss similarities and differences. The purpose of this discussion is to showcase shared ingredients and introduce spices and herbs. The students will leave Thyme to Cook with one to three recipes per culture, an herb and spice guide and starter spice kits. Space is limited. 


Breakfast Around the World
Date & Time: 
Tuesday, Aug. 2 – Thursday, Aug. 4 | 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $99 per child + $25 supplies fee to pay directly to Chef on first day of class
Registration: Advance registration required. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the date to register online.

Description: 
Kids ages 7 to 12, join us for this fun filled time with Chef Instructor Amee Hoge as she leads you through a 3-day workshop designed around breakfast recipes her travels around the world including France, England, and Germany! This class will equip you to learn proper knife skills, how to use herbs and spices creatively, safety and how to be helpful in the kitchen. At the end, you will enjoy a three-course meal made by your own hands. The menu will include chocolate croissants, poached eggs on toast and cinnamon muffins. Space is limited. 


Family Exercise Classes

Family Yoga
Day & Time: Thursdays (ongoing) | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Cost: $50 for a 10-class card  
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or search the calendar and register online.

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. 

Children ages 5+. LIMIT: One parent per two children (Or you have to purchase an additional card). Download the flier.


Mom & Baby Yoga (Infants 6 weeks to crawlers) 
Day & Time: Wednesdays (ongoing) | 10 to 11 a.m.
Cost: $50 for a 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or or search the calendar and register online.

Description: 
Join us for a nurturing yoga practice filled with ways to enhance bonding and make babies happier and more comfortable in their bodies. Jill Prok, E-RYT 200, will teach you practices designed specifically to soothe and support baby's growing body, as well as yoga postures to increase your strength and flexibility and help relieve stress. Dads and caregivers are welcome to register, too! 

Bring a small blanket and toy for your baby and a yoga mat for yourself. Infants 6-weeks to crawlers. One pass will allow two adults and one infant or one adult and two infants. Download the flier.

Plant-Based Cooking
Life’s Healthy Essentials with Sharon Mack

Easy Summer Salads using Essential Oils 
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 25 | 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $20 (includes food fee)  
Registration: Advance registration is required.  Register by calling Sharon Mack at 440.623.9000.

Description: Enjoy the fresh fruits of summer with a honey lime dessert salad, strawberry almond salad with raspberry lime vinaigrette, herbed pasta salad, and quinoa tabbouleh! All salads are vegetarian and can be adapted to be vegan. 

Essential Desserts! Quick and Delicious Desserts Using Essential Oils 
Date & Time: Wednesday, July 27 | 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $20 (includes food fee)  
Registration: Advance registration is required.  Register by calling Sharon Mack at 440.623.9000.

Description: Summertime meals prepared with essential oils will delight your guests! Learn  how to make fresh strawberry coconut cream kabobs, wild orange truffles, fruits cream with cinnamon almond granola and a refreshing strawberry citrus slush. 


The Root Café

Drink Your Vitamins and Minerals
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 8 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $10, plus a $5 tea fee payable to the Root Café that evening
Registration: Advance registration is required. Call 440.356.0670, option 5 to register by phone or click on the date to register online.

Description: Join us for a special workshop led by Julie Hutchison, owner of Root Café in Lakewood. You will learn extraction methods of a variety of different plants while achieving the best flavor in your cup.  Tea can be made from the tea plant (camellia sinensis), herbs, barks, roots, flowers & dried fruits.  Many cultures use tea for medicine, refreshments, rituals & nutrition. She will brew Chinese & Japanese teas as well herbs that can grow in this region.  There will be samples of all of the brewed teas, as well as 2 oz. bags you can choose from!   


Yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi Classes

Mom & Baby Yoga
Day & Time:
Wednesdays | Ongoing | 10 to 11 a.m.
Cost: $50 for a 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.

Description: Join us for a nurturing yoga practice filled with ways to enhance bonding and make babies happier and more comfortable in their bodies. Learn practices designed specifically to soothe and support your baby’s growing body, as well as yoga postures to increase your strength and flexibility and help relieve stress. Dads and caregivers are welcome to register, too. Bring a small blanket and toy for your baby and a yoga mat for yourself. Infants 6 weeks to crawlers.


Gentle Yoga 
Day & Time: Thursdays | Ongoing | 11 a.m. to Noon (No class Aug. 25)
Cost: $50 for a 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.

Description:
This class is appropriate for beginners and intermediate level yogis and will help establish a strong foundation for your yoga practice. This class is slower paced with a focus on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses, offering modifications and breath awareness. Postures will be held for longer periods of time. 


Chair Yoga 
Day & Time: Mondays | Ongoing | 10 to 11 a.m. (No class May 30 and July 4)
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.

Description:
Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to include flexibility, balance, and range of movement.


Family Yoga
Day & Time:
Thursdays | Ongoing | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 for a 10-class card
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.

Description: This class presents an opportunity to cultivate emotional and physical bonding within your family. Family yoga includes postures for the whole family, including age and intensity level appropriate variations to accommodate all of the students in the class and make sure that everyone has fun! Children agaes 5+. One parent per two children.


Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention 
Day & Time: Fridays, Session 1:  June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8 | Session 2:  July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19 | 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Cost: $40 for a six week session  
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the session above to register online.

Description: Are you one of the 70 million people in the U.S. who suffer from some type of arthritis, including pain, stiffness and fear of falling?  If so, this class can give you valuable techniques to better cope with this potentially disabling illness. Come prepared to participate in this six week series of simple exercises that are part of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program taught by Michael W. Stadul. The Tai Chi for Arthritis program is easy to learn, enjoyable and provides many health benefits in a relatively short period of time. Please wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes. 


Tai Chi Balance
Day & Time: 
Tuesdays, Session 1: June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12 | Session 2: July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23 | 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $40 for a six week session  
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.

Description: Tai Chi Balance, taught by Michael W. 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. 

Cleveland Clinic Yoga Classes


Therapeutic Yoga Class
Day & Time:
Wednesdays | Ongoing | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $12 per class | 5-class pass: $55 | 10-class pass: $100
Registration: Call 216.448.4325, option 4 to register for this class or register online.

Description: If you find traditional yoga poses uncomfortable, this 60-minute chair yoga class is designed specifically for you. Come discover the powerful benefits that yoga can bring.

Wellness Yoga Level 2
 
Date & Time: Mondays (Ongoing) | 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $12 per class | 5-class pass: $55 | 10-class pass: $100
Registration: Call 216.448.4325, option 4 to register for this class or register online.

Description: This class will incorporate 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. 


Yoga for You
Day &Time: Mondays | Ongoing |  6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $72 for every 6 classes. If more than one class is taken in a week, the fee is $6 per class.
Registration: Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270 to register.

Description: 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. I encourage you to come and try a class to see if it suits your needs. It may be the life changer you’ve been hoping for. We look at each student to see what you’re capable of at the time. When your body feels ready to receive a challenge we can help show you how. There is no competition in yoga, everyone listens to their body. We will learn stretching, breathing techniques, mediation and everyone enjoys the relaxation/ meditations. 


Yoga as Therapy
Day &Time: Fridays | Ongoing | (No class Nov. 27) | 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Cost: $72 for every 6 classes If more than one class is taken in a week, the fee is $6 per class.
Registration: Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270 to register.

Description: 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. 


Gentle Yoga & Qigong
Dates & Time: 
Wednesdays | Ongoing | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $15 per class or $60 per month
Registration: Call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.661.6789 to register for this class.

Description:
Make your years truly golden with this refreshing morning class, which includes breath practice, meditation, Hatha Yoga and Qigong. Experience well-being, clarity and self-awareness. Bring a mat and blanket.


Qigong for Everyone
Dates & Time: 
Tuesdays | Ongoing | 6 to 6:45 pm 
Cost: $13 per class or $10 per class for 2 or more classes
Registration: Call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.661.6789 to register for this class.

Description:
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.


Qigong Plus
Dates & Time:
Tuesdays | Ongoing | 6 to 7:30 p.m. 
Cost: $15 per class or $13 per class for 2 or more classes
Registration: Call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.661.6789 to register for this class.

Description:
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).


Zhineng Qigong
Dates:
Thursdays, April 7 - 28 (Must register before March 24, 2016 for the April session) | 6 to 9 p.m. 
            Thursdays, June 2 - 23 (Must register by May 19) | 6 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $195, plus $30 material fee payable to instructor at first class
Registration: Call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.661.6789 to register for this class. 

Description:
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. 

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.


Breastfeeding Support  Group
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursdays 5 p.m. to 7 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.


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.
Call 440.356.0670, option 5 for more information.


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