Healthy Lifestyle Classes
Physical activity and attending to the mind-body connection has been shown to:
- Reduce stress, depression, and anxiety
- Help individuals manage pain from the side-effects of treatment
- Increase a general sense of well-being
CSCLA’s volunteer instructors pay special attention to the needs and physical capabilities of the class attendees and are there to support community members that may be actively in treatment. Caregivers can also use these classes to care for their own physical and emotional health as they care for their loved ones.
In this class, participants will be guided through gentle, pleasant, functional movement patterns. As connections between breath and unnecessary muscular effort are explored, participants will notice their stress melt away, flexibility increase, and posture improve.
Join this class to practice gratitude and recognize the blessings in all things, including oneself. Through guided meditation and breathwork, participants will create a mind-body connection that may aid in reducing stress and depression, improving sleep, and increasing patience, energy, happiness, and self-acceptance.
Join together in community to practice mindful self-compassion. These practices cultivate the ability to hold ourselves with kindness and compassion while being present for whatever arises. This drop-in class incorporates a 5-10 minute introduction with a 25-minute meditation and 10-minutes of sharing.
Qi Gong is a low impact, mind-body practice that integrates meditation with movement. All levels are welcome.
Reiki Healing Experience
Reiki is life force energy that promotes stress relief, anxiety release, and mind, body, and spirit healing. This Reiki class will consist of a short guided meditation to induce a receptive state, followed by reiki focused on each individual’s need in the moment. Reiki experiences are a wonderful way to set aside some time that is just for you!
T’ai Chi is slow-moving, gentle, relaxing and meditative. Recent research suggests that it improves sleep quality, balance, energy and feelings of well-being (mayoclinic.com). CSCLA members report a decrease in stress that lasts long after class has ended.
No experience is necessary for this easy, beginner yoga class.
Join this class to stretch, strengthen, breathe, and move consciously and with love. Modifications and the use of props enable all to participate, no matter their physical condition. Each class includes a few minutes of poetry reading or yoga philosophy and discussion. Participants will need a yoga mat, 2-3 blankets or towels, and a sturdy chair.
Therapeutic Yoga is a gentle yoga class designed to assist students in managing side effects and boosting immunity. Participants will learn modifications for poses based on their ailments that they can bring with them to other yoga classes. Focus and attention will be on the breath – a vital tool in calming the nervous system and bringing the body back into balance.
Yoga of Breath
Yoga of Breath, also known as Pranayama yoga, is a unique and gentle yoga class that teaches participants how to still the mind through breath regulation while attaining deeper awareness of the body and mind. Join this online class to increase oxygen intake, release tension and to promote clarity of mind and feelings of physical well-being!
Tuesday Qi Gong
*Sponsored by: Tower Hematology Oncology
**Sponsored by: Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
See calendar for additional quarterly offerings!