Perfect for people who want to get some serious core work done. Pull up a chair and tone your entire body. Zumba Sentao® combines strength and resistance training with innovative dance moves, using a chair as your dance partner. A high intensity workout that focuses on defining your muscles, improving overall cardiovascular health, and burning major calories in the process. This is a unique way to challenge the muscles of the body without having to lift weights.
Guided Meditation is an invaluable tool for enhancing health and well-being, both physical and mental. Those who participate in the group will find respite from the stress of current life, a means of increasing the body’s natural healing capacities, and a deeper understanding of self.
Feldenkrais® Mondays 2:00 – 3:00 pm Andrew Heffernan, GCFP
The Feldenkrais (FEL den krice) Method® is a remarkable muscular-skeletal reeducation that reduces or eliminates pain while creating a vibrant awareness of effective, pleasurable movement, sensing, and thinking in our everyday lives. The method uses gentle, highly precise movement explorations to cultivate this awareness, evoking these beneficial changes by accessing and harnessing the extraordinary repatterning power of the human central nervous system.
Crochetherapy & Knittervention Mondays, 4:00-6:00 pm Maranda Ngue Is yarn work therapeutic? Heck Yes! Knitting and crocheting have been known to calm the mind with meditative qualities, focus attention, as well as create beautiful (and functional) art! Learn about the wonders of utilizing needles and yarn to reduce anxiety and create a wonderful sense of wellbeing.
Walking for Wellness at the Rose Bowl Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays 5:00 pm from October 1 through March 31 6:00 pm from April 1 through September 30 Join Vicki McCarron and Holly Rundberg and walk for good health. Call 626-796-1083 for further information about this group.
Pilates at Noon Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:00 pm Kelly Etter, Certified Pilates Instructor . Pilates is a unique exercise system which builds an incredibly high degree of abdominal and back strength, flexibility of spine and limbs, improved concentration, and coordination of breath with motion. This class focuses on the restorative qualities of the exercise system for those in recovery.
Dynamic Strength Training Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:15 pm Brandon Flowers and Rick Caputo, Certified Fitness Trainers. Personalized instruction to improve strength, endurance, and expand range of motion utilizing resistance bands and yoga balls. This class is geared towards individuals in current treatment or early stage of recovery.
Foto Fun with your Smart Phone Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00 pm Catherine Bicknell Learn how to utilize the powerful tools in a smart phone to create better quality pictures and see the world from a new perspective – all with your phone! No experience necessary to join this group.
Photography Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm Catherine Bicknell, Professional Photographer Bring you camera or smart phone to learn the tricks of the trade to produce the best photographs possible. Students are invited to explore the world through the camera lens and produce beautiful art for all to enjoy.
Tai Chi Wednesdays: 5:00pm - 6:00pm John Di Lullo, Instructor Bring your body and soul together each Wednesday. Flowing and gentle movement of the mind and body for concentration and balance throughout your being.
Journaling and Poetry Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Thursdays, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Teri Poet, writer and poet Join others in a guided workshop in expressive writing and poetry. Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of writing personal thoughts that lead to insight and inner strength towards healing.
Watercolor Painting Thursdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm Richard Gutschow, local working artist. Relax, have fun, and let your inner artist emerge! Realize the therapeutic benefits of relaxing and creating with paper, brush, and color. Supplies for beginners provided.
Qi Gong Thursdays, 12:30 - 1:30pm Robert Chu, L.Ac. Qi Gong helps balance and purify the body’s energy flow. Easy movements leave you refreshed and focused.
Mindfulness for Health Thursday, 1:30 – 2:30 pm Sylvia Homes, Louise Wannier, and Jo Anne Kindler This practice group will introduce the principles of Mindfulness and offer both silent and guided meditation exercises and encourage group discussion to encourage participants to deepen their awareness. No prior meditation experience needed.
The Resilience Toolkit Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm Karen Colasuonno The Resilience Toolkit consists of a suite of movement and mindfulness tools that help you develop an embodied understanding of your stress and relaxation cycles. With this knowledge, you can effectively choose from The Toolkit menu of carefully selected practices that quiet stress activation. Reduce unwanted symptoms of stress, cultivate a sense of peace and safety within the body, and respond to the challenges of life with more ease and balance. The Resilience Toolkit supports your new knowledge and skills by applying scientifically supported methods to help you develop a robust and sustainable practice to effect real positive change over time.