Healthy Lifestyle

Our healthy lifestyle programs offer techniques and skills to reduce stress and promote healing for both patients and their families.  Please consult your physician or healthcare provider before beginning any healthy lifestyle programs.

Program Options – Available Days & Times

The rest in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep that you can ever have. When the mind becomes free from agitation, is calm and serene and at peace, meditation happens. Join us to experience peace.

Join certified Yoga instructor Diana Guy and explore the benefits of traditional yoga practice! Energizing, calming, simple movements, spacious breathing and a soothing deep relaxation!

Has an injury or limitations set you back? Chair yoga is your opportunity to let wellness take over. Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Participants will perform postures and breathing exercises with the aid of a chair. You can experience the many benefits of yoga without having to get up or down from the floor. Benefits include increased balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion, and stress reduction. This is a class designed for all levels and ages.

This dance class is for everyone – from novice to advanced. Participants will explore various styles of recreational, cultural, and social dance with this introductory course to the basic terms, steps, and concepts of each style.

Come, join in the fun, and learn the meaning of each rhythm and how it can shift the energy in your life.  Drums will be provided.   Beginners with no drumming experience are welcome!

A fun movement program to help cancer survivors reduce or prevent lymphedema and increase their range of motion–all while lifting their spirits!

Join us as we learn some easy -to-follow dance steps to some fun music! You can even join from a chair! Enjoy the benefits to your mental, physical, and emotional health as well as social connection and friendship!

Join us for a meditation class designed for all meditation levels. Whether you are trying meditation for the first time or wish to try something different, this is the class for you. We will focus on various types of meditation such as Mindfulness, Guided, and breathwork to leave you with a sense of calm and connection. Healthy lifestyle classes can help people affected by cancer to keep their strength up, reduce stress, and promote optimum health and survivorship.

This 6 week program is designed to transform your relationship with stress, open pathways to better health, & get enjoyment of life.  Mindfulness helps us pay attention to our life moment by moment.  We can learn to adopt a perspective toward our life that rests on curiosity, reducing anxiety or fear so that we are more fully present to our life for ourselves & our loved ones.

Join us for a brief, ten minute meditation to start your day.

Join Josie Caruso for a mix of Pilates and meditation to strengthen and release.

Improve your body awareness, posture, flexibility and agility in this refreshing mind-body workout.

Reiki Share and Mini Sessions are offered to all cancer survivors and their loved ones. Come experience this natural healing energy to help support your mind, body, and soul. You will leave feeling reduced stress and anxiety while experiencing an inner peace.  All are welcome, including those who would like to share their Reiki skills with others. A dedicated group of Reiki practitioners lead a guided meditation followed by mini session.  Reiki is done fully clothed, and can be done sitting, as well as laying on a table.  The group energy is amazing!

Restorative yoga is a relaxing and stress reducing practice that uses props like yoga blocks, blankets, and bolsters to provide a safe and effective way to relax and reduce stress.  Class is practiced at a slow, gentle pace, with a focus on the breath.  It is appropriate for all levels.

Join certified yoga instructor, Michelle Ward, to bring your mind, body, and spirit to balance through breathing, movements, stretching, and relaxation. Focus on body awareness and develop mobility, strength, and flexibility according to body needs. This class is suitable for all levels.

Join us for a special one hour yoga and aromatherapy event! All abilities welcome and chairs will be provided.

Ancient Chinese movements and meditation to calm the mind, improve balance, and the immune system.

Follow along and learn the slow healing movements of Tai Chi for Health from Certified Tai Chi for Health Instructor Kristin Dietsche. Tai Chi is a mind/body exercise from China that has received a great deal of attention recently for its amazing medical benefits. Feel better and more relaxed after just one class and see your balance, strength, and stamina improve from exercising slowly. Movements can be done seated or standing, and they can be modified for all fitness levels and abilities. Wear closed flat shoes like a gym shoe and loose comfortable clothing.

Being active is important to staying healthy, and walking is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to get moving. As an added benefit, walking together increases motivation and provides an opportunity for socializing. Staff at the Mercy Medical building and OHC are also welcome to attend. This will be a great way to ask questions or learn about topics while working out! Participants will meet in the demo kitchen for sign-in and to fill water bottles.  We will then proceed to the walking track.

Therapeutic, safe class for those in treatment and beyond.  Learn how to relieve side effects like fatigue, neuropathy, lymphedema, and more.  Standing and floor postures and movements will be adapted and modified to meet the students’ needs and will include the use of a chair as a “prop” and seated poses as needed.  Ends with a deep relaxation practice that encourages healing and improves vitality.  Class is practiced at a slow, gentle pace, with a focus on the breath.  It is appropriate for all levels.

Low intensity Zumba class, suitable for all levels of fitness.