Wellness Classes

Wellness Classes

Educational programs and classes are also offered at the Women's Center. We believe when women learn more about their own health and wellness they feel empowered to take an active role in managing their health throughout the stages of life.

For the latest information and schedule for our Wellness programs, click here.

We offer the following wellness classes: 

Mind, Body, and Wellness
Open to women and men, unless otherwise noted

Ageless Therapeutic Yoga for Balance and Fall Prevention
This class will practice balance, flexibility and strengthening exercises appropriate for older adults who can walk on their own with or without an assistive device (i.e. cane or walker).  We will work on strengthening core postural muscles needed for safe standing, walking, bending and reaching.

When: Monday afternoons, 12 to 1 p.m.
Location: Washington Women’s Center conference room, suite 145
Class size: Limited to 10
Fee: $40 per month
Call: (510) 608-1301 to register or for more information    

Heartfulness Meditation
Heartfulness meditation is a simple method to connect you with this inner knowing.  Experience a practical way to uncover the heart's unlimited resource by listening and following your inner self through meditation. Come and experience the beauty of the heart! 

When: Thursday Afternoons, 12 to 1 p.m.: September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13
--OR--
    Thursday Afternoons, 12 to 1 p.m.: October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17
Location: Washington Women’s Center conference room, suite 145
Class size: Limited to 25
Fee: Complimentary for five sessions
Call: (510) 608-1301 to register or for more information    

Healing Touch
Join us to experience techniques that replenish and balance you. The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the body.  As a complementary modality, Healing Touch often reduces pain, swelling, nausea, and other physical issues while finding your relaxed state.  

When: Tuesday afternoons, 12 to 1 p.m.: September 20, 27; Ocotber 4, 11, 18, 25
Location: Washington Women’s Center conference room, suite 145
Class size: Limited to 25
Fee: $30 for six sessions
Call: (510) 608-1301 to register or for more information    

Knowledge at Noon

Early Detection and Prevention of Female Cancers
A physician specializing in the treatment of cancer will provide information on the latest screening guidelines along with lifestyle changes you can make to decrease your risk of cancer.  

When: Tuesday, September 13, 12 to 1 p.m.
Location: Washington Women’s Center conference room, suite 145
Call: (510) 608-1301, registration required 

Evening Lecture Series

Women Empowering Women
Join Dr. Victoria Leiphart as she guides you through a 30 minute short lecture followed by one hour open discussion regarding women’s issues. Topics of discussion may include preventive health care, menopause, day to day stress, coping as a caregiver, changing roles, and more.

When: Third Thursday evening of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Class size: Limited to 25
Call: (510) 608-1301, registration required

Restoring Balance
Are you feeling stressed out?  Join Dr. Victoria Leiphart as she guides you through this three week series providing individualized, practical steps to incorporate mindfulness, exercise, and healthy nutrition into your life to reduce stress.   

When: Wednesday evenings, 7 to 8:30 p.m.                          
Location: Washington Women’s Center conference room, suite 145
Class Size: limited to 20 
Fee: $45 for three weeks 
Call: (510) 608-1301 to register or for more information

Mindful Meditation and Yoga
Gayle Rusch will explore the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practices established by Jon Kabat-Zin at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Each week will include a new mediation technique and a mindful yoga practice that coordinates awareness of the breath. Take advantage of this opportunity to develop a committed meditation practice with the support of a loving community.

When: Monday evenings, 7 to 8 p.m.
Location: Washington Women’s Center conference room, suite 145
Class Size: limited to 25
Fee: $40 per month 
Call: (510) 608-1301 to register or for more information    

Candlelit Yoga
Rejuvenate your spirit while stretching in restorative yoga poses amidst candlelight. This class is perfect to relax those aching muscles and refresh your mind and body. You will be lead through gentle yoga streches and emerge refreshed. All levels welcome. No prior yoga experience necessary. 

When: Wednesday evenings, 7 to 8 p.m.
Location: Washington Women’s Center conference room, suite 145
Class size: Limited to 15
Fee: $60 for six sessions

PROGRAMS FEATURING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.  

“Keep it Moving” Exercise Program 
We offer active aging group exercise classes (open to women and men) designed to help seniors and older adults maintain their cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility.

When: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 4 to 5 p.m.
Location: Washington Women’s Center conference room. suite 145
Class Size: limited to 18
Fee: $48 for six weeks (12, one-hour classes)
Call: (510) 608-1301 to register or for more information  

Zumba Gold 
Active older adults (men and women) who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity as you sitting in a chair.

When: Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Washington Women’s Center conference room, suite 145
Class Size: Limited to 18
Fee: $60 for six weeks
Call: (510) 608-1301 to register or for more information  

Tai Chi Program
This exercise program uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines for every fitness level. Tai chi is an ancient practice proven to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical wellness.  Women and men welcome.

When: Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Washington Women’s Center conference room, suite 145
Class Size: Limited to 18
Fee $60 for six weeks
Call: (510) 608-1301 to register or for more information  

Ladies Choice Program
Get into shape by joining the Ladies Choice Program. We offer our clients an individualized exercise program in a comfortable, friendly environment. For women only. 

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: Cardiac Rehab Gym, Washington West, 2nd floor, suite 210
Class Size: limited to 25
Fee: $50 per month
Call:  (510) 608-1301 to register or for more information  

Gentle Yoga for Health and Healing
This class is intended for women seeking a gentle program to support their overall health as well as the healing process. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Each class will include the basic principles of movement, structural alignment and breathing awareness.

When: Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m.
Wednesdays, 2 to 3 p.m.
 Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. or 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.
--OR--
Fridays, 10 to 11 a.m. (chair only)
Location: Washington Women’s Center conference room, suite 145
Class Size: limited to 12
Fee: $60 for six weeks
Call: (510) 608-1301 to register or for more information   


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