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

Para registrarse, por favor vaya aquí:
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:
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.

(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.

(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.

(MPR) Gentle Yoga Wednesdays with Rotating Instructors
Aug 14 @ 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.

(MPR) Medical Qigong with Willow Lune
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The gentle yet powerful art of Qigong uses our breath, body movement, sound and meditation. All of these elements combined will help to stimulate the body’s natural healing. We will learn techniques which will help to boost our immune system, reduce stress, improve our sleep patterns and help us to feel better overall.

Willow Lune is a certified Medical Qigong instructor.  She believes it is very important that she help her students with self-empowerment  so that they can be more energized and at peace.

Everyone welcome. Registration required.

(MPR) Lifting the Fog: A Chemo Brain Discussion with Epic Care Oncologist Dr. Natalie Marshall 
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Lifting the Fog: A Chemo Brain Discussion with Epic Care Oncologist Dr. Natalie Marshall 

Trouble recalling information or notice a general mental ‘clouding’?  If so, you’re one of many cancer patients who report experiencing some kind of cognitive impairment often referred to as chemo brain.

Join Dr. Marshall at Women’s Cancer Resource Center to learn more about chemo brain, including what causes it, how to manage it, and options for treatment and support.

Chemo brain can start before, during or just after cancer treatment and is associated with a variety of cancer treatments, not just chemotherapy. Common symptoms include forgetfulness, slower thinking or processing information, difficulty concentrating or recalling details or words, trouble multitasking, and more. Whether subtle or extreme, you’re likely well aware of the difference chemo brain makes in your thinking and the impact to every day life.

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Everyone welcome. Registration required

(MPR) Feldenkrais® Awareness through Movement® Practice with A. Ifátólú Gardner
Aug 15 @ 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 15 @ 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) ABC (All Bodies Centered) Soul Line Dance with Ifasina T.L. Clear
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

ABC (All Bodies Centered) Soul Line Dance class, with instructor Ifasina T. L. Clear, centers people of size and people with disabilities to encourage movement and joyful body engagement. The class has seated modifications and other modifications for varying ranges of motion to dance and move together in one space.

Everyone welcome. Registration required.