Calendar

Oct
17
Thu
(MPR) Feldenkrais® Awareness through Movement® Practice with A. Ifátólú Gardner
Oct 17 @ 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.

 

Acupuncture and Cancer with Heidi Bartlett, L.Ac., DAOM
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Are you interested in reducing your pain, nausea, dry mouth, or hot flashes? Discover how acupuncture can help with these symptoms and more during a review of the latest research. Do you want to learn how your diet can help your overall health through the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine?

This talk will be led by Dr. Heidi Bartlett, DAOM, a licensed acupuncturist, cancer survivor and owner of Be Healthy Acupuncture.

Heidi’s education includes a doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Five Branches University in San Jose, California, as well as a masters from AIMC in Berkeley, California. Her private practice is Be Healthy Acupuncture based in Oakland, California.

You can read more about Heidi’s recovery from stage 4 ovarian cancer as well as her current Traditional Chinese Medicine hospital residency here.

Registration Required

(SGR) Chair Yoga with Vicky Griffin
Oct 17 @ 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.

(SGR) Young Women with Cancer Support Group
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
18
Fri
(SGR) BAYS Mets In The City (MITC) Support Group
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) support groups are for women who were diagnosed with breast cancer younger than the age of 45. These groups are held at WCRC but led by members of BAYS.

To attend, clients should call 628-400-2297 and leave a message. Someone will return the call to complete an intake. These are not drop-in groups.

Oct
19
Sat
(MPR) ABC Soul Line Dance with Ifasina T.L. Clear
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

ABC 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.

www.clear-understandings.com.

Everyone welcome. Registration required.

(MPR) Goddess Earrings Workshop with Terri Keith
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Celebrate the Goddess in You!

Join us for a 3-part workshop celebrating the Goddess in you.

We will be making beaded goddess earrings with charms and specially – chosen beads. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring any you would like to add, plus jewelry tools if you have them. You may attend one, two or all three workshops.

Terri Keith is one of our beloved administrative volunteers who has graciously offered to share her passion for beading.  If you are experiencing some manual dexterity concerns there will be a volunteer at the workshop to help you with your beading.

Everyone welcome. Registration required.

Oct
21
Mon
(SGR) Mindful Tapping Meditation with Melbra Watts
Oct 21 @ 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.

Oct
22
Tue
(MPR) Weekly Women’s Writing Group
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Please join us for a peer-led cancer writing group. Research has shown that writing is therapeutic during cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Writing improves immune system function, reduces inflammation, and can potentially mitigate some of the stress and depression that a cancer diagnosis can bring.

Best of all, in a kind and non-judgmental group, we can write together, clarifying and/or organizing the thoughts that go with feeling overwhelmed, and then share them, so that the feelings are no longer just inside us. We will write for 20 minutes or so, and then anyone who would like to, can read and get supportive feedback.

Registration required.

(SGR) Women with Metastatic Cancer Daytime Support Group
Oct 22 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm