Calendar

Feb
6
Wed
(Kitchen) The Gut: The Center to Our Well-being with Kasin Anton
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Supporting proper gut health is the key to both our mental and physical well-being. In this 1.5 hour class, you will learn how to improve and support a healthy gut, foods that support and harm digestion, and how to easily incorporate healthy habits into your life. Gut healthy food recipes will be demonstrated and tasted.

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

Everyone welcome. Registration required.

 

 

(MPR) Belly Dance for Wellness with Monica Berini
Feb 6 @ 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.

For more information about, Monica Berini, and her current projects inquire at:

www.monicaraqs.com.

Everyone welcome. Registration required.

 

(SGR) Young Women with Cancer Support Group
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
7
Thu
(MPR) Feldenkrais® Awareness through Movement® Practice with A. Ifátólú Gardner
Feb 7 @ 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
Feb 7 @ 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
Feb 7 @ 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.

Feb
8
Fri
(MPR) Amistad, Hermandad y Apoyo (A-HA!)
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Para mas informacion, por favor llame Veronica a 510.809.0209 o por correo electronico veronica@wcrc.org

(SGR) Grupo de apoyo para Latinas con Cáncer/ Latinas with Cancer Support Group
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
(Kit) Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) with Melissa Mazor / UCSF
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)

CIPN is often described by survivors as numbness, tingling and pain in the hands and feet.  This talk will focus on current knowledge about chemotherapy neuropathy and results from the presenters’ research. Topics to be discussed include: risk factors, prevention and treatment, and study results. At the conclusion, physical therapist Betty Smoot will review exercise and balance training, which is important for survivors with neuropathy in their feet.

Presenters:      Chris Miaskowski, RN, PhD, principal investigator

Melissa Mazor, RN, PhD, research nurse

Betty Smoot, DPTSc, physical therapist

Feb
9
Sat
(MPR) Mindful Self-Compassion Retreat
Feb 9 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Retreat for Mindful Self Compassion Class Participants.

Mindful Self-Compassion is designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristen Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.
The key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, which opens our hearts to suffering so we can give ourselves what we need, a sense of common humanity, which opens us to our essential inter-relatedness so we know we are not alone, and balanced mindful awareness, which opens us to the present moment, which helps us accept our experience with greater ease.
Rapidly expanding research reveals that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying interpersonal relationships.
No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend. Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or have difficulty and feel uncomfortable when treating themselves with kindness. It provides emotional strength and resilience, reduces self-criticism and isolation, and allows us all to be more authentically ourselves.

Lynne Henderson, PhD., is founder of the Shyness Institute and was director of the Stanford Shyness Clinic for 25 years. She has been a visiting scholar and lecturer in the Psychology Department at Stanford University. Lynne incorporates Mindful Self-Compassion and Compassion-Focused Therapy in her clinical work and teaches MSC.