Mind, Body, Spirit classes are designed to promote relaxation, well-being and a sense of balance in one's life. Learn about techniques such as meditation, mindfulness and integrative practices that can provide restoration in times of stress and illness.

Pre-registration is required. Click on the program title under Upcoming Events for detailed information and to register.

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Half-Day Mindfulness Workshops

These four-hour workshops provide the opportunity to practice mindfulness techniques by focusing on the present moment. Workshop topics rotate and include the following:

  • Unplug and Recharge – This program provides the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of mindfulness techniques including meditation, mindful walking/eating and gentle yoga stretches.

  • Restorative Sleep – This program discusses how mindful awareness of inner thoughts can help quiet worry and promote healthy sleep.

  • Tea and Serenity – A program on using tea time for quiet reflection and relaxation. A clinical dietitian shares health benefits of tea including its cancer fighting properties.

  • Healthy Habits – This program highlights strategies on building healthy habits such as trying to lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more or snack less.

  • Mindful Walking – This program involves practicing mindfulness techniques through a guided walk in a natural setting.

Introduction to Mind, Body, Spirit

These programs rotate and include the following:

  • Reflexology – Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet. This presentation includes an overview of reflexology and a demonstration where participants can experience a reflexology mini session.

  • Acupuncture – Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that stimulates areas of the body with gentle use of thin needles to help treat a variety of medical conditions. This presentation provides information on the potential benefits of how acupuncture can help manage common symptoms experienced by cancer survivors.

  • Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) – A class in which participants learn about UZIT, a technique that combines restorative yoga poses, small gentle movements, use of aromatherapy and reiki. Yoga mats, blankets and chairs will be used to support body position.

  • Self-Shiatsu and Acupressure – Shiatsu (which means finger pressure) combines acupressure, joint rotation and stretching. Learn easy self-shiatsu practices in a group setting.

Mindfulness in Motion Series

Offered biannually, this eight-week series offers guided mindfulness, meditation, community sharing and gentle yoga-inspired stretches within a structured curriculum.

Tai Chi

A 10-week series that involves movements performed in a slow focused manner accompanied by deep breathing. This class will combine discussion about this natural movement with opportunity to practice introductory techniques.

Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) Series

A 6-week series that combines restorative yoga poses, small gentle movements, use of aromatherapy and reiki. Each week will focus on a different symptom that UZIT may help with including: pain, anxiety, nausea/constipation, insomnia, exhaustion and a review. Yoga mats, blankets and chairs will be used to support body position.

Upcoming Events

Tai Chi for Beginners

1/27/2020 6:00:00 PM - 1/27/2020 7:30:00 PM

Introduction to Acupuncture

1/27/2020 6:30:00 PM - 1/27/2020 7:30:00 PM

Mindfulness in Motion

2/19/2020 11:00:00 AM - 2/19/2020 12:00:00 PM

Unplug and Recharge: A Morning of Mindfulness

3/7/2020 9:30:00 AM - 3/7/2020 1:30:00 PM

Introduction to Urban Zen Integrative Therapy

3/23/2020 5:30:00 PM - 3/23/2020 6:45:00 PM

Tai Chi for Beginners

3/30/2020 3:15:00 PM - 3/30/2020 4:45:00 PM

Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Series

4/6/2020 6:00:00 PM - 4/6/2020 7:15:00 PM

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