Calendar

Jul
26
Fri
LGBTQIA Open House & Caregiver Panel
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What constitutes caregiving? How does being LGBTQIA impact one’s experience as a caregiver? What feelings are “normal” for caregivers? How can caregivers find support?

Join the Women’s Cancer Resource Center, in partnership with the Pacific Center, for our LGBTQIA Open House and Caregiver Panel. We will have three panelists (Ayanna Flechero, Roman Rimer, and Malkia Devich-Cyril)
who have inhabited the role of caregiver for their partners, loved ones, and other LGBTQIA individuals in our community. The panelists will share their experiences and reflections. The panel will be moderated by Cheryl Espinosa-Jones, MFT. In addition, we will
have a resource fair with local community organizations and their offerings.

Starting at 6p, we will nosh on food, share LGBTQIA-centered space, and have time for attendees to visit the resource fair. The panel will follow.
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Registration is appreciated.

Jul
29
Mon
(SGR) Mindful Tapping Meditation with Melbra Watts
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Are you trying to reduce your stress? Consider tapping it out! Participants will learn an easy tapping sequence of acupressure points and be guided in tapping through layers of stress and into greater health and wellbeing. For women who have/had cancer and those women who are cancer care supporters!

Melbra Watts is an energy medicine health coach she provides coaching and training in wellness and holistic development to individuals and groups to help reduce stress, improve performance and lower healthcare costs. Everyone welcome. Registration is required for each individual class date.

Jul
30
Tue
(MPR) Gentle Hatha Yoga with Vanessa Doherty
Jul 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Hatha Yoga is a gentle, traditional practice that encompasses breathing techniques, meditation and mindful movement. While stretching and strengthening the body, it can reduce stress and increase energy flow.

A yogi since 1994, Vanessa Doherty began teaching yoga in 2010. Certified in the traditional practice of Hatha Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Reiki.

Everyone welcome. Registration required.

(SGR) Women with Metastatic Cancer Daytime Support Group
Jul 30 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
(SGR) Women with Metastatic Cancer Support Group – Evening
Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Jul
31
Wed
(SGR) Holistic, Integrative and Alternative Medicine Support Group
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
(MPR) Gentle Yoga Wednesdays with Rotating Instructors
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Class instruction by Bonnie Maeda, Katherine McStravick,  Lee Mitchell, Debbie Gilman, Vanessa Doherty and Susana Renaud

Everyone welcome. Registration required.

Aug
1
Thu
(MPR) Feldenkrais® Awareness through Movement® Practice with A. Ifátólú Gardner
Aug 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

 Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® practice.

In each class, Ifátólú verbally guides you through a series of slow, gentle and integrated movements of the Feldenkrais® method. Calling upon your body’s capacities of neuroplasticity, each Feldenkrais® lesson helps you (a) more consciously & joyously inhabit your bodily self, (b) experience greater freedom & ease in your everyday movements, and (c) have more options (a wider range of possibilities) when engaging in any learning activity.

Through the Feldenkrais® method, movement becomes a practice of healing and joyous self-discovery — come experience it for yourself! Everyone is welcome!
A. Ifátólú Gardner, MD, MPH, Ph.D. is a healer, scholar, educator, & Indigenous spiritual elder (Iyánífá). She is also a dancer, yogini, & Feldenkrais ® practitioner and has experience teaching various somatic practices, including the Dunham technique, Qi Gong, Yoga, and the Feldenkrais® method.

Discovering the Feldenkrais® method after a rupture in her health in 2007, Ifátólú
enjoyed the lyricism of the movements, and immediately noticed greater ease in her
everyday movement and a wondrously renewed sense of her body as a source of joy. She was hooked! Entering the FRTI Berkeley professional Feldenkrais® training program in 2009, Ifátólú was certified – and began – teaching Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® classes in 2011.
All of Ifátólú’s work is an expression of her deep appreciation, & ongoing exploration, of the healing and transformative powers of somatic practices and of ancient indigenous wisdom traditions.

Classes are performed lying, sitting, &/or standing. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Everyone welcome. Registration required.

 

(SGR) Chair Yoga with Vicky Griffin
Aug 1 @ 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.

Registration required.

(MPR) Therapeutic Coloring Club with Dolores Moorehead
Aug 1 @ 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.