December 2017 – January 2018

(SGR) Mindful Tapping Meditation with Melbra Watts
Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Are you trying to reduce your stress? Consider tapping it out! Participants will learn an easy tapping sequence of acupressure points.

Melbra Watts is an Energy Medicine Health Coach who provides coaching and training in wellness and holistic development. Everyone welcome. Registration required.

(Kitchen) Cooking Club: Healthier Holiday Eating
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year filled with special events, family, and tradition. However, it can also be a particularly stressful time filled with large amounts of processed foods. In this class, we will create a plan for healthy eating over the holidays. Learn how to decrease stress, and enjoy the foods and holidays to the fullest while maintaining your health. Recipes and cooking will ensue with nutrition consultant Kasin Anton. Everyone welcome. Registration required.

(Multi-Purpose Room) Gentle Yoga with Bonnie Madea, Katherine McStravick, Lee Mitchell, & Christine Selleaze
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This class includes a gentle asana practice as well as a restorative poses. No previous experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing. Especially for women who have/had cancer. Women supporters may attend as space allows. Everyone welcome. Registration required.

(Kitchen) Cooking Club: Mindful Eating with Kasin Anton and Melbra Watts
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through conscious meal preparation, food tasting and group discussion, experience nourishing yourself in a deeper way for greater satisfaction and better health. In this 2-hour workshop, we will explore our relationship with food, consider how food choices affect our mind, body and energy, and learn strategies to curb cravings, update traditional habits and beat holiday stress. Join us to discover the keys to making nutritional changes that calm the body, strengthen the immune system, and contribute to optimum health. Everyone welcome. Registration required.

Kasin Anton is a nutrition consultant, focusing on holistic nutrition with an emphasis on understanding how foods can harm or heal the body.

Melbra Watts is an Energy Medicine Health Coach who provides coaching and training in wellness and holistic development to individuals and groups to reduce stress.

(Multi-purpose Room) Sketchbook Circle with Margo Rivera-Weiss
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This monthly class focuses on keeping a (daily) sketchbook or visual journal. Each session will focus on a different topic with a demo and/or examples. In December 2017 we will include a brief discussion of the many different options when choosing a sketchbook. Beginning in January 2018 we will review disposable pens. In February we will review fountain pens and in March we will review specialized pens. You are always welcome to work independently on your own project.

Basic supplies provided or bring your own sketchbook or favorite supplies.

Join artist Margo Rivera-Weiss who will guide you through starting or continuing your sketchbook.  Everyone welcome. Registration required.

(Multi-purpose) Belly Dance for Wellness with Monica Berini
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Monica Berini is a San Francisco based belly dance instructor at the Alonzo King Lines Dance Center. Monica teaches Egyptian raqs and old-school pan-Arab diaspora style belly dance. These belly dances provide Monica and her students with ‘farha’—never ending joy, which is at the heart of the style. Everyone welcome. Registration required.

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(SGR) Chair Yoga with Vicky Griffin
Jan 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

vicky_chair_yogaThis class offers a gentle sequence of seated poses, guided relaxation, breathing practices and meditation. For women with cancer and their supporters.

(Multi-purpose Room) Therapeutic Coloring Club with Dolores Moorehead
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy a relaxing evening with coloring books, crayons, markers and colored pencils. We will color, chat, laugh, and tap into our meditative spirits. Basic supplies provided but please bring along your favorites. Everyone welcome. Registration required.

(Multi-purpose Room) Color is Healing with Ruth Block
Jan 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Start the New Year creatively as you expand your color-mixing repertoire and discover new possibilities using watercolor.  Join artist Ruth Block to see what’s up her sleeve this time as she demonstrates this magical medium full of delightful surprises.

We can never learn and practice enough of the fundamental principles of luscious watercolor painting. For all levels, regardless of experience. Basic materials provided. Everyone welcome. Registration required.

(SGR) Mindful Self-Compassion with Lynne Henderson
Jan 9 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Rapidly expanding research reveals that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, less anxiety, depression, and stress. Self-compassion will help with good maintenance of healthy habits such as diet, exercise and satisfying interpersonal relationships.
This 8 week course along with one on-site retreat will be based on the groundbreaking research of Kristen Neff and the clinical research of Christopher Germer. Their research teaches the core principals and practices which will enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.
Lynne Henderson, PhD., is the founder of the Shyness Institute she was also the director of the Stanford Shyness Clinic for 25 years and a visiting scholar and lecturer in the Psychology Department at Stanford University.