Calendar

Aug
7
Wed
(MPR) Gentle Yoga Wednesdays with Rotating Instructors
Aug 7 @ 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.

(Kitchen) Cooking Club: Superfood Smoothies and Non-Dairy Milks with Evelyn Thai
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Superfood Smoothies and Non-Dairy Milks (vegetarian/vegan)

with Evelyn Thai, NC,BCHN

Boost your intake of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants with easy-to-digest smoothies that can help increase energy, strengthen the immune system, and nourish your body.

Registration required.

(MPR) Belly Dance for Wellness with Monica Berini
Aug 7 @ 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.

 

Aug
8
Thu
(MPR) Feldenkrais® Awareness through Movement® Practice with A. Ifátólú Gardner
Aug 8 @ 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 8 @ 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) Monthly Expressive Arts Group with Francisca Lizana
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our group offers an opportunity to delve into art-making, as we listen to music and work in the company of other wonderful women. We use a variety of materials to collage including painting. The aim is to enjoy the process of making your own art without the pressure of producing a finished piece.

Francisca Lizana, MFT, is from Chile and is fully bilingual in both Spanish and English.  She received a Fine Arts Bachelor Degree (Chile) an MA in Design & Media Arts (England), and an MA in Counseling Psychology, specialized in Expressive Arts Therapy, through the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

www.franciscalizana.com.

Everyone welcome. Registration required.

Aug
10
Sat
(All of WCRC) Latina Wellness Conference
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Para registrarse, por favor vaya aquí: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/PXC22Y9
Favor de registrarse antes del 2 de agosto del 2019.

Registration is open for this year’s Latina Wellness Gathering titled, “Nourishment for the Body and Soul: A Gathering for Latina Women Living with Cancer.” The event is free and lunch will be provided. Supporters and loved ones are welcome.

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Women’s Cancer Resource Center 2908 Ellsworth Street Berkeley, CA 97405
*This event will be entirely in Spanish.*

To register, please go here: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/PXC22Y9
Please register by August 2, 2019.

For more information, please call Veronica at 510-809-0209 or 510-809-0215 and leave your name and phone number.

Aug
12
Mon
(SGR) Conscious Dreaming Tones to Relax and Restore with R. Consuelo Inez
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Conscious Dreaming Tones to Relax and Restore

Open all your sensory pathways, enliven your mood with R Consuelo Inez, Certified Sound healer. We will tone into waking dream states with the native drum and balancing the nervous system through vibrations of the Fibonacci tuning forks, Tibetan bowls and chimes at a frequency that helps with creativity, learning and memory.
Everyone welcome. Registration required.

 

(SGR) Mindful Tapping Meditation with Melbra Watts
Aug 12 @ 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.

Aug
13
Tue
(MPR) Gentle Hatha Yoga with Vanessa Doherty
Aug 13 @ 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.