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Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness Programs

Bay Area Cancer Connections nurtures individuals who seek physical and emotional wellness. We invite you to participate in our exercise programs, explore complementary therapies like meditation, or attend one of our creative expression workshops. Our skilled and caring facilitators will support you in reaching your health and wellness goals.

“These are the best nutrition classes I have been to!”
Fran

 

Exercise Programs

Yoga for Healing and Recovery

Mondays
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Jido Lee Ferguson

Light Atheltic Stretch & Release (LASR) yoga using mat or chair, blocks, and straps. Moderate yoga flow for all levels.

Free of charge. Drop-in.

 

Healthy Steps
Wednesdays
8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

Susie Danzig, BFA

Bring a friend! Healthy Steps is an exercise program designed to open up the lymphatic system, improve range of motion, reduce scar restriction, and more.

Free of charge. Drop-in.

Pilates Matwork

Fridays
12:00-12:45 p.m.

Rachel Peters, PT, MS, OCS

This class focuses on postural alignment, flexibility, and core strengthening. Exercises and the flow of class are designed to address limitations specific to breast cancer-related surgeries and subsequent treatments. All levels welcome. If you’re currently undergoing treatment please request clearance from your physician before attending.

Free of charge. Drop-in.

Tai Chi & Qi Gong 6-Week Series

Thursdays: September 7, September 14, September 21, September 28, October 5, and October 12
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Linda Adler, MPH, M.A.

Are you looking for a new and creative way to help reduce your stress? According to the Mayo Clinic, “tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions.”

Join us for this new six-week program that goes beyond the traditional tai chi movements and teaches you how to unleash your own inner power. You’ll also learn new ways to sustain your own practice beyond class and into the future!

Free of charge. Drop-in.

Complementary Therapy Programs

Mindfulness Meditation

Second and fourth Wednesdays
Introduction at 5:00 p.m.
Meditation from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Dorote Lucci, M.A.

Stress and pain are nearly unavoidable in our daily lives, but this stress can often leave us feeling frustrated, tense, and overwhelmed. It can affect our overall health. In this class, you will learn to respond to stress with mindful, nonjudgmental awareness of our bodies and minds, instead of with irritability and self-criticism. The techniques you will learn aim to support you in alleviating stress and anxiety. Learn how to be fully present in the moment and focus attention on your immediate experience, to bring calmness and clarity to your life.

Free of charge. Drop-in.

Healing & Guided Imagery

First and Third Wednesdays
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Mary Horngren, CMHT

Mary will guide you through deep relaxation techniques for mind and body, helping you to tap into your own healing powers and lower your stress level. CD audio recordings are available for loan in our library.

Free of charge. Drop-in.

Healing Touch

Third Friday
1-hour appointment
6:30-8:30 p.m.

This non-invasive, bio-field energy approach uses the hands to clear and balance the body’s energy. This technique helps restore balance, decreases pain and anxiety, and accelerates healing.

Free of charge. Call (650) 326-6686 to schedule your appointment.

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