Summer Wellness Classes

HOWARD WEBMedical Research
w/Howard Jacobson, MPH, PhD

Healthy Gut, Healthy Life, Wed 3:30-5PM, 5/10 & 5/17
Hear the latest research about how to repair our gut microbiome and reclaim our health through diet, supplementation, and lifestyle changes.
Preventing Cancer, Wed 3:30-5PM, 5/24 & 5/31
We’ll discuss the metabolic theory of cancer and why it changes everything. We’ll examine diet and lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer. And we’ll get skills for shopping, storing, and preparing a delicious “anti-cancer” diet.
Drop Your Bad Health Habits, Wed 3:30-5PM, 6/7 & 6/14
This class draws on behavioral science, psychology, and the secrets of people who have lost hundreds of pounds and completely transformed themselves.

leifFermenting Fresh Food
w/Leif Diamant, MED, LPC
Sat 10:30AM-1:30PM, 6/3
Fermentation not only preserves food, but by providing antioxidants and diversifying digestive microorganisms it also protects and generates human health through detoxification of certain foods, improving digestibility, and strengthening the immune system.

stewart-walkerMassage Therapy
w/Stewart Walker, LMBT

Head, Neck & Shoulder
Sat 10:30AM-5PM, 6/17
Whether for your spouse, your roommate, or friends, there is nothing more soothing than to receive a massage after a long day at the office. This is your opportunity to learn casual massage techniques for relaxation and pain reduction.

Meditation to Quiet the Mind & Open the HeartMEDITATION - JON S
w/Jon Seskevich, RN, BSN, BA, CHTP

Sat 4-6:30PM, 6/24
A workshop for healing and resiliency. Simple techniques will be provided. The traditional concepts of awareness in mind/body techniques will be expanded to “loving awareness,” and sitting and walking meditation approaches will be discussed and practiced.

Summer Health Classes at WHS

hj-headphones-2016Preventing Cancer: Your Best Odds Lifestyle
Tues 7:45-9:10PM, 3-class series, beginning 7/19
In this informative series, Howard Jacobson, PhD, draws upon the latest research to share a new understanding of cancer prevention. The good news is, we now know how to prevent 70-95% of all cancers. Not through “early detection,” which has nothing to do with prevention, but through diet and lifestyle strategies. Learn more…

How to Defeat High Blood Pressure the Natural Way
Tues 7:45-9:10PM, 3-class series, beginning 8/16
Learn about dietary lifestyle strategies, developed from the latest research, that have been proven safe and effective in defeating high blood pressure. Learn more…

Healthy Gut, Healthy Life: Heal Your Microbiome & Improve Your Digestion
Tues 7:45-9:10PM, 3-class series, beginning 9/13
Science has recently discovered the importance of our gut microbiome-the trillions of tiny critters that live in the digestive tract and do most of the heavy lifting in our digestion. Learn more…

AHA CPR Training

CPR for flyerWith another round of changes to AHA CPR protocols, it may be time for you to refresh your skills. We are again teaching two levels (see below). MELANIE DEAN, M.Sc., CSCS, our Exercise Physiologist and Fitness Instructor, is AHA-certified to teach both of these potentially life-saving courses.

Friends & Family (F&F)
Tuesday, June 14 from 2-4 PM
Know what to do in an emergency for your family, friends or loved ones. Participants will learn to perform CPR and emergency choking procedures on adults, children and infants. Course includes manual and course participation card.

Basic Life Support Provider Certification (BLS)
Initial or Renewal - Tuesday, June 28 from 2-5 PM.

The BLS Instructor-led course teaches both single and team basic life support skills for application in both pre-hospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.

Students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. And they work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

-Updated science and education from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines Update
for CPR and ECC
-Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
-Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity
-Video-based course with real world scenarios

Updated 2015 manuals must be purchased prior to class. CPR masks are available for purchase.

Tai Chi / Qigong

Our popular “Focus on Wu/Hao Style Class” begins again Wednesday, June 1, with a 10-class series. Students from this class just joined our senior level Tai Chi class and are doing great! If you’ve taken a Tai Chi class before, you’ll find this “Focus” class a great refresher.

Transformative Experience

We were fortunate to have Tom Spector teach a 3-class series on Meditation & Healing here this month. He is a gifted teacher of meditation who has a unique way of using the process of meditation to transform negative emotions. This technique is centered on the breath. For me personally, this class served as a powerful reawakening. I believe it had an important impact on the other participants as well.
-Stewart Walker

New Classes

fundamentalsTai Chi/Qigong Fundamentals
with Dr. Jay Dunbar

10-class series, Wednesdays 6:00-7:10PM
Begins March 23rd
Experience Tai Chi and Qigong in a 10-class series that explores the basics of breathing, movement, and the ancient philosophy that informs both these practices. Read more…

TOM SPECTOR - MB EDITEDMeditation and Healing
with Tom Spector, PhD

3-class series, Tuesdays 7:45-8:45PM
Begins March 29th
This three-part Meditation and Healing course is designed for people with any level of experience. Learn what to do when you mind won’t let you meditate. Read more…

JYOTI WEBSITE4Yoga for Low Back with Jyoti Shah, E-RYT
6-class series, Saturdays 10:00-11:30AM
Begins April 9th
This Low Back Program Series is based on the two largest most definitive studies and research conducted on the treatment of chronic lower back pain. Read more…

More MELT Method at WHS!

LEIGH JOHNSON WEBMELT Method Advanced Techniques
6-class series, 10/8-11/12
Thursdays 7:30-8:45 PM

This class expands on the concepts of the MELT methodologies and will address the individual needs of participants. Advanced techniques for lengthening tense tissues and MELT NeuroStrength methods will be included. There will also be a special focus on areas like rotator cuff and IT band, depending on individual needs. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of The MELT Method to follow the maps in the last chapter, and to take notes on advanced techniques. Registration required. Click here


SHOSHANNA WEBAyurveda Classes with Shoshanna DiBetta
3-class series, 10/6, 10/13 & 10/20
Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 PM

Ayurveda is an ancient healing system that emphasizes the vitality and well-being of each individual. These goals are achieved through balanced lifestyle dietary choices.

This series will begin with a free introductory class. Basic concepts and health benefits of Ayurveda will be discussed. Each of the following three classes will cover one of the Three Doshas, or Constitutional Types, in detail. You will learn to recognize the qualities of the elements that make up your own constitution and which lifestyle and food choices are most beneficial for you. Learn more. Register here…


Healing QigongTai Chi/Qigong Fundamentals
10-class series
Wednesdays 6:00-7:10 PM
Next series begins 9/9

Experience Tai Chi (Taijiquan) and Qigong in a 10-class series that explores the basics of breathing, movement, and the ancient philosophy that informs both these practices.

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art and system of meditative movement used worldwide for fitness, stress reduction, balance, and well-being. Principles of motion based on Yin and Yang, body mechanics, proper alignment, knee safety, and whole body coordination serve as an introduction to further study. Registration required. Click here


4-class series
Thursdays 7:30-8:45 PM
9/10, 9/17, 9/24 & 10/1

Learn how to hydrate your connective tissue to address chronic pain and common discomfort caused by injury or day-to-day stresses. The MELT Method allows you to maintain your body in a more balanced state, where metabolism, tissue repair and rejuvenation are supported and amplified.

MELT may also improve your sleep, reduce inflammation and diminish chronic body pain. In this class you will learn how to MELT yourself at home, following MELT Maps to help you sequence the moves to focus on your individual body needs. Come experience how good you can feel. New and previous participants of MELT can attend this class. Registration required. Click here