Classes & Programs

Better health begins with you—and it starts right here. We have classes for all ages and skill levels

Current Classes

Gentle Pilates

This gentle Pilates mat class combines the fundamentals of core engagement and proper posture and alignment to achieve an overall balanced body. More

$120 for 6-week session; $22 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 19 - October 24 Tuesdays: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour
October 31 - December 05 Tuesdays: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour

Exercise/Movement

Chair Yoga

Many of us find it difficult to get on and off the floor but that doesn’t have to keep you from doing yoga. More

$90 for a 6-week session
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 12 - July 10 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT Call to register
July 17 - August 14 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT Call to register
September 11 - October 23 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT
October 30 - December 04 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT
December 11 - January 29 Monday: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT

Essentrics: Gentle

Essentrics Gentle is a full-body, rebalancing exercise program designed to help you slowly build strength, flexibility and mobility, and reawaken the power of your 650 muscles. More

$90 for 5-week session; $20 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
July 17 - August 21 Mondays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register
August 08 - September 05 Tuesdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew Call to register
August 08 - September 05 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register
August 10 - September 07 Thursdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew Call to register
August 28 - October 02 Mondays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
September 12 - October 17 Tuesdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
September 12 - October 10 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
September 14 - October 12 Thursdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
October 16 - November 13 Mondays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
October 17 - November 14 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
October 19 - November 23 Thursdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
October 24 - November 21 Tuesdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
November 20 - December 18 Mondays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
TDB
November 28 - January 02 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
November 28 - January 02 Tuesdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
November 30 - December 28 Thursdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew

Essentrics: Stretch and Tone

Essentrics Stretch and Tone is a unique full-body workout that strengthens and lengthens your muscles simultaneously, resulting in longer, leaner, stronger muscles without using weights or equipment.  More

$90 for 5-week session; $20 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
July 17 - August 21 Mondays: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register
August 08 - September 05 Tuesdays: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register
August 08 - September 05 Tuesdays: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew Call to register
August 10 - September 07 Thursdays: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew Call to register
August 28 - October 02 Mondays: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
September 12 - October 17 Tuesdays: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
September 12 - October 10 Tuesdays: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
September 14 - October 12 Thursdays: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
October 16 - November 13 Mondays: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
October 17 - November 14 Tuesdays: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
October 19 - November 16 Thursdays: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
October 24 - November 21 Tuesdays: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
November 20 - December 18 Mondays: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
November 28 - January 02 Tuesdays: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
November 28 - January 02 Tuesday: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
November 30 - December 28 Thursdays: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew

Gentle Yoga

This class is for the new student of yoga, and for those with a tight body, stiffness, injury or recovering from illness or surgery. More

$90 for six-week session
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 30 - August 04 Fridays: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Sorry, class is full
August 11 - September 22 Fridays: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Call to register
September 23 - October 28 Saturdays: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
September 29 - November 03 Fridays: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
November 04 - December 09 Saturdays: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
November 10 - December 22 Fridays: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA

I Am Not Just Parkinson's

If you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), you are likely experiencing many emotions and have many questions. More

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
May 05 Friday: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
TDB Sorry, class is full

Movement as Medicine: An Introduction to Essentrics

Millions of American adults suffer from chronic musculoskeletal pain such as back spasms, throbbing joints and arthritis aches. The good news is that chronic pain does not have to be an inevitable consequence of aging, illness or injury. More

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 13 Wednesday: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina GatesLauren Mayhew
September 13 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina GatesLauren Mayhew

Nia - FREE INTRO

Not sure if Nia is right for you? Come to this free class to discover this transformative program. Pre-registration required. More

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 14 Thursday: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich

Nia - Get Fit, Have Fun!

A cardio-dance workout that's fun and gets you fit in 60 minutes.  More

$90 for a 6-week session; $17 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 21 - October 26 Thursdays: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich
November 02 - December 14 Thursdays: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich

Osteofitness

This evidence-based class targets osteoporosis by building new bone through progressive strength training targeted at the spine, hip and wrists without bisphosphonates.  More

$352 for an 8-week, 16-class session

PLEASE NOTE: Tuesday class is 1:45-2:45 pm and Thursday class is 2:45-3:45 pm

Discounts not applicable for this program.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 13 - August 15 Tuesdays, Thursdays: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB Call to register
August 22 - October 19 Tuesdays, Thursdays: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB
October 24 - December 21 Tuesdays, Thursdays: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB

Osteofitness FREE Introductory Lecture

Get a SNEAK PEAK at this evidence-based class that targets osteoporosis by building new bone through progressive strength training targeted at the spine, hip and wrists without bisphosphonates. More

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
August 16 Wednesday: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB
October 18 Wednesday: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB

Pilates Core Awareness

A small-group personal training setting, limited in size to allow for more one-on-one individual attention.  More

$120 for a six-week session

$22 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
July 11 - August 15 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour Call to register
August 29 - October 03 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour
October 10 - November 14 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour
November 21 - January 02 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour

Pilates Mat — Private Training Group

This small-group class is based on Stott Pilates®, a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by Joseph Pilates.  More

$120 for a six-week session

$22 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
May 31 - July 05 Wednesdays: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich Call to register

Qigong Basics for Everyday Wellness

Learn the elements of Qigong practice and energize your life while reducing stress. More

$112 for an eight-week series; $16 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
March 25 - May 20 Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michael Leacher, MA Call to register
June 03 - July 29 Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michael Leacher, MA Call to register
November 04 - December 16 Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michael Leacher, MA

Qigong: Beginner

Qigong integrates gentle physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intentions to reduce stress, build stamina and increase vitality.  More

$112 for an eight-week series; $16 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
May 25 - July 13 Thursdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Carolyn McDonald Call to register

Qigong: Beginner & Intermediate/Advanced Level

Reduce stress, build stamina and balance and increase vitality. More

$112 for an eight-week series; $16 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
July 05 - August 23 Wednesdays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register
August 30 - October 18 Wednesdays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
October 25 - December 20 Wednesdays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
December 27 - February 14 Wednesday: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing style of yoga practice offering simple yet powerful postures designed to infuse one's entire being with a profound sense of relaxation. More

$90 for a 6-week session; no drop-ins
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 20 - October 25 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
November 01 - December 13 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA

Self-Defense: Seirenkai Jujitsu for High School to Adult

Learn physical and verbal techniques for self-defense in these ongoing Japanese martial arts classes. More

$150 for a 10-week series; $250 for both Jujitsu and Karate (for returning students only); or 20% discount for additional family members. To receive discounts, please call to register: 1-978-287-3777.

Attend one trial class with no commitment: call for details.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 02 - June 18 Sundays: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Johanna GlazerLen Glazer Call to register
September 17 - December 10 Sundays: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Johanna GlazerLen Glazer

Self-Defense: Seirenkai Jujitsu for Youth (Elementary to middle school)

Learn physical and verbal techniques for self-defense in these ongoing Japanese martial arts classes. More

$150 for a 10-week series; $250 for both Jujitsu and Karate (for returning students only); or 20% discount for additional family members. To receive discounts, please call to register: 1-978-287-3777.

Attend one trial class with no commitment; call for details.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 02 - June 18 Sundays: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Johanna GlazerLen Glazer Call to register
September 17 - December 10 Sundays: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Johanna GlazerLen Glazer

Self-Defense: Seirenkai Karate for High School to Adult

Learn physical and verbal techniques for self-defense in these ongoing Japanese martial arts classes. More

$150 for a 10-week series; $250 for both Karate and Jujitsu (for returning students only); or 20% discount for additional family members. To receive discounts, please call to register: 1-978-287-3777.

Attend one trial class with no commitment; call for details.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 06 - June 08 Thursday: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Stephen Lisauskas Call to register
September 21 - December 14 Thursdays: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Stephen Lisauskas

Strength & Conditioning for Seniors

As we age, muscles and bones naturally weaken, but strength is vital to our ability to function.  More

$120 for an 8-week session; $17 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 12 - May 31 Wednesdays: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Emerson Hospital Health Center - Westford
Jamie Goldstein, PT, DPT Call to register

Strength, Balance & Conditioning for Seniors

Based on Healing Motion for Life, this class focuses on conditioning the core and balance by learning how to move the body in a healthy way to strengthen, avoid injury and reinforce proper movement principles. More

$90 for a 5-week session; $20 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 27 - October 25 Wednesdays: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich
November 01 - December 06 Wednesdays: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich

Tai Chi Basics for Everyday Wellness

Learn a short, extensible form of this ancient practice as reduced pain and to promote balance and overall strength. More

$112 for an eight-week series;16 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 03 - July 29 Saturdays: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michael Leacher, MA Call to register

Tai Chi Beginner

Tai chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, is practiced to achieve therapeutic benefits such as reduced pain and to promote balance and overall strength. More

$112 for an eight-week series;16 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 28 - August 16 Wednesdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Nonny Levy, LICSW Call to register
August 23 - October 11 Wednesdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Nonny Levy, LICSW
October 18 - December 13 Wednesdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Nonny Levy, LICSW
December 20 - February 03 Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Nonny Levy, LICSW

Tai Chi Beginner (Short Form)

Tai chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, is practiced to achieve therapeutic benefits such as reduced pain and to promote balance and overall strength. More

$112 for an eight-week series; $16 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
July 27 - September 14 Thursdays: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Sorry, class is full
September 21 - November 09 Thursdays: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
November 16 - January 11 Thursday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD

Tai Chi for Rehab

Often described as “the perfect exercise,” this beginner’s class is designed for adults of all ages and physical abilities, including those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, generalized weakness, COPD and cancer. More

$90 for a 6-week series;17 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 08 - July 13 Thursdays: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Emerson Hospital Health Center - Westford
Trudy Goldstein, PT Call to register
August 10 - September 14 Thursdays: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Emerson Hospital Health Center - Westford
Trudy Goldstein, PT Sorry, class is full
September 28 - November 02 Thursdays: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Trudy Goldstein, PT
November 09 - December 21 Thursdays: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Emerson Hospital Health Center - Westford
Trudy Goldstein, PT

Tai Chi: Intermediate/Advanced Level

Tai chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, is practiced to achieve therapeutic benefits such as reduced pain and to promote balance and overall strength. More

$112 for an eight-week series; $16 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
July 05 - August 23 Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register
July 06 - August 24 Thursdays: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register
August 30 - October 18 Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
August 31 - October 19 Thursdays: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
October 25 - December 20 Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
October 26 - December 21 Thursdays: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
December 28 - February 15 Thursday: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
December 28 - February 14 Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD

Yoga & Meditation

Improve flexibility and strength while reducing stress and tension. More

$90 for six-week session; $17 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 05 - July 17 Mondays: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Pam Vlahakis, RYT, MEd, RD Call to register
September 11 - October 23 Mondays: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Pam Vlahakis, RYT, MEd, RD
October 30 - December 04 : 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Pam Vlahakis, RYT, MEd, RD

Yoga & Meditation - TWO WEEK SESSION

Improve flexibility and strength while reducing stress and tension. More

$30 for 2-week session; $17 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
July 24 - July 31 : 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
TDB Call to register

Yoga for Beginners

This class is for the new student of yoga, beginners, or those who have taken yoga in the past. More

$90 for 6-week session; $17 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 22 - June 03 Saturdays: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Kim Genest, Certified Yoga Teacher Call to register
June 17 - August 05 Saturdays: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Kim Genest, Certified Yoga Teacher Call to register
September 09 - October 28 Saturdays: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Kim Genest, Certified Yoga Teacher
November 04 - December 16 Saturdays: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Kim Genest, Certified Yoga Teacher

Special Conditions

Fitness for Parkinson's

Classes include stretching, core strengthening and balance training customized to the needs and levels of the class.  More

$180 for 8 weeks (8 sessions, once a week)

$260 for 6 weeks (12 sessions, twice a week)

Concord classes are held at the Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies, 310 Baker Ave.

Westford classes are held at the Emerson Hospital Health Center, 133 Littleton Rd.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 12 - October 19 Mondays, Wednesdays: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Holland, PT Call to register
September 12 - October 19 Mondays, Wednesdays: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Holland, PT Call to register
October 06 - December 01 Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Emerson Hospital Health Center - Westford
Melissa PT, DPT Campbell Call to register
October 06 - December 01 Thursdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital Health Center - Westford
Julie Lorden, PT, DPT Call to register

I Am Not Just Parkinson's

If you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), you are likely experiencing many emotions and have many questions. More

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
May 05 Friday: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
TDB Sorry, class is full

Parkinson's Movement: Healing Movement to Music for Parkinson's and Movement-Related Disorders

This class uses various dance techniques and styles to address balance, flexibility, movement range and rhythm in a safe and enjoyable environment.  More

$130 for 7-week session

$148 for 8-week session

$20 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
March 16 - April 27 Thursdays: 10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich Call to register
May 04 - June 29 Thursdays: 10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich Call to register
July 13 - July 27 Thursdays: 10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich Call to register
September 07 - October 19 Thursdays: 10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich
October 26 - December 21 Thursdays: 10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich

Yoga Healing for Concussions

Through mindful breathing and gentle stretches, yoga allows the body and mind to rest and renew, offering much needed time for physical and mental healing. More

$90 for a 6-week session; $17 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 12 - October 17 Tuesdays: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT
October 31 - December 05 Tuesdays: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT

Sports Performance

Baseline Concussion Testing for Athletes (ages 10 and above)

The Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center is offering free baseline concussion testing for athletes ages 10 and above. More

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 04 Tuesday: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center
April 04 Tuesday: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center
April 04 Tuesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center

Healthy Eating/Cooking

Brain Healthy Cooking

Eating a diet rich in brain healthy foods can reduce inflammation, regulate blood sugar, promote heart health and may have an effect on delaying the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.  More

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
May 22 Monday: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Maryellen King Sorry, class is full

Nia - FREE INTRO

Not sure if Nia is right for you? Come to this free class to discover this transformative program. Pre-registration required. More

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 14 Thursday: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich

Infant & Childcare

Basics of Infant Feeding

This unique class provides valuable information on typical feeding development, including the motor development that supports feeding.  More

$30 per person/$50 couple
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
October 06 Friday: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
TDB

Breastfeeding Class

Learn breastfeeding techniques and common concerns about breastfeeding. More

$50/couple $45 if you are also taking any of the prenatal childbirth classes.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
August 29 Tuesday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC Sorry, class is full
September 21 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
September 21 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
October 19 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
November 14 Tuesday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
December 14 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC

Breastfeeding Program - Elearning ~ *NEW

The Breastfeeding eLearning Education Program is an option for those parents who cannot attend conventional classes or would like home-based education. It may also be used as a “refresher” course or to reinforce what you learned from your instructor if you took an in person class. More

$35.00
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 01 : 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
TDB

Infant Care

Learn infant care basics and enhance your parenting skills. More

$50/couple $45 if you are also taking any of the prenatal childbirth classes
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
August 09 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN Sorry, class is full
September 13 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
October 11 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
November 08 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
December 13 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN

Infant CPR Anytime

This class provides information and practice needed to perform infant CPR and relieve choking. More

$50 per session (fee includes one kit and class session for up to two participants)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 12 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT
October 10 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT
November 14 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT
December 12 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT

Infant Massage: Level I

Massage improves engagement, bonding, attachment, weight gain and sleep, and decreases colic pain.  More

$20 per class (includes up to 2 caregivers and 1 child); each additional child $10
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
March 09 Thursday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Mary Evans, PT, MS, DPT, CEIS
April 06 Thursday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Hospital Health Center - Westford
Mary Evans, PT, MS, DPT, CEIS
May 04 Thursday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Mary Evans, PT, MS, DPT, CEIS
June 01 Thursday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Hospital Health Center - Westford
Mary Evans, PT, MS, DPT, CEIS
September 14 Thursday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Mary Evans, PT, MS, DPT, CEIS
October 05 Thursday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Mary Evans, PT, MS, DPT, CEIS
November 02 Thursday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Mary Evans, PT, MS, DPT, CEIS

Infant Massage: Level II

Massage improves engagement, bonding, attachment, weight gain and sleep, and decreases colic pain.  More

$20 per class (includes up to 2 caregivers and 1 child); each additional child $10
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
March 23 Thursday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Mary Evans, PT, MS, DPT, CEIS
April 27 Thursday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Hospital Health Center - Westford
Mary Evans, PT, MS, DPT, CEIS
May 18 Thursday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Mary Evans, PT, MS, DPT, CEIS
June 15 Thursday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Hospital Health Center - Westford
Mary Evans, PT, MS, DPT, CEIS
September 28 Thursday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Mary Evans, PT, MS, DPT, CEIS
October 19 Thursday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Mary Evans, PT, MS, DPT, CEIS
November 16 Thursday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Mary Evans, PT, MS, DPT, CEIS

Kids & Teens

Babysitting Training

One-day class for ages 10-13 covers everything you need to know to be a great babysitter! Certificate of participation awarded upon completion. More

$50 for a single session
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
August 12 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN
September 16 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN
October 14 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN
November 11 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
TDB
December 09 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN

Family & Me Yoga (2.5-6)

A super fun, unique, and friendly class where a variety of ages are welcome.  More

$138 for a 6-week session (includes parents and one child); each additional child $60; $25 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
May 07 - June 18 Sundays: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Julia Walderzak Call to register
September 24 - October 29 Sundays: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Julia WalderzakH2K Happy Healthy Kids Studio
November 12 - December 17 Sundays: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Julia WalderzakH2K Happy Healthy Kids Studio

Family Mindfulness Series (all ages)

Everyone is invited to join this fun-filled exploration of mindfulness through the modalities of movement, meditation, games and relaxation. More

$350 for a 6-week session (includes parents and one child)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 30 - November 04 Saturdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ivy Child International

GirlPower! Be Who You Are™ - An Empowerment Workshop for Girls 8-12

Now in its 10th year, GirlPower! empowers girls in fun and creative ways to discover strengths and make connections with other girls. This year's theme, "Inspirational Women" explores the lives of women who made a difference, who overcame challenges and influenced society. More

$115
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
October 22 Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich

Intro to the Power of Mindfulness Series (11-14)

Discover the power of mindfulness in boosting performance. This introductory series combines mindful movement, meditation, breathing exercises and other mindful activities to help your child relieve stress, strengthen muscles, improve self-regulation and adopt healthy habits. More

$475 for an 8-week session (for one child)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 27 - November 15 Wednesdays: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ivy Child International

Self-Defense: Seirenkai Jujitsu for Youth (Elementary to middle school)

Learn physical and verbal techniques for self-defense in these ongoing Japanese martial arts classes. More

$150 for a 10-week series; $250 for both Jujitsu and Karate (for returning students only); or 20% discount for additional family members. To receive discounts, please call to register: 1-978-287-3777.

Attend one trial class with no commitment; call for details.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 02 - June 18 Sundays: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Johanna GlazerLen Glazer Call to register
September 17 - December 10 Sundays: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Johanna GlazerLen Glazer

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Breastfeeding Class

Learn breastfeeding techniques and common concerns about breastfeeding. More

$50/couple $45 if you are also taking any of the prenatal childbirth classes.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
August 29 Tuesday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC Sorry, class is full
September 21 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
September 21 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
October 19 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
November 14 Tuesday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
December 14 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC

Breastfeeding Program - Elearning ~ *NEW

The Breastfeeding eLearning Education Program is an option for those parents who cannot attend conventional classes or would like home-based education. It may also be used as a “refresher” course or to reinforce what you learned from your instructor if you took an in person class. More

$35.00
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 01 : 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
TDB

HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method

This is a unique program using hypnosis to achieve an easier, safer, more comfortable natural birth. More

$250/couple, includes text book and CDs (Tour included)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 10 - October 08 Sundays: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Linda E Donalds, Board Certifed Hypnotist
November 05 - December 10 Sundays: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Linda E Donalds, Board Certifed Hypnotist

Prenatal Childbirth Class

Make informed decisions about your upcoming childbirth experience in this five-week class. More

$165/couple (tour included)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
October 04 - November 02 Wednesday: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Janice Greene, RN, CCE

Prenatal Childbirth Class - One day

Prepare for labor and delivery in this fast-paced teaching environment. More

$165/couple (tour included)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
August 19 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Holly West, RN, BSN, CCE Sorry, class is full
September 09 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Holly West, RN, BSN, CCE
September 23 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Janice Greene, RN, CCE
October 07 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Janice Greene, RN, CCE
October 28 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Joyce Maiore, BS, RN, CCE
November 04 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
November 18 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Joyce Maiore, BS, RN, CCE
December 02 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
December 16 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Janice Greene, RN, CCE

Prenatal Yoga for a Healthier Pregnancy

Led by certified prenatal yoga instructor, this mixed-level yoga class teaches postural strengthening, safe stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques. More

$90 for six-week session; $17 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
May 15 - June 26 Mondays: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michele O'Toole, RYT, RN, BSN Call to register
July 10 - August 14 Mondays: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michele O'Toole, RYT, RN, BSN Call to register
September 11 - October 23 Mondays: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michele O'Toole, RYT, RN, BSN
October 30 - December 04 Mondays: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michele O'Toole, RYT, RN, BSN
December 11 - January 29 Mondays: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michele O'Toole, RYT, RN, BSN

Sibling Prep - for children (ages 3-4)

Help your youngsters prepare for the arrival of a new sibling. More

$25 for one child, $30 for two or more children
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 30 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Vicky Hopley, CCLS
December 02 - December 02 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room B
TDB

Sibling Prep - for children (ages 5 - 6)

Help your youngsters prepare for the arrival of a new sibling. More

$25 for one child, $30 for two or more children
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 30 Saturday: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Vicky Hopley, CCLS
December 02 - December 02 Saturday: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room B
TDB

Tour Sign Up

Free tours of the Birthing Center are given on a regular basis. More

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
August 09 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
September 13 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN Sorry, class is full
October 07 Saturday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
October 11 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
November 04 Saturday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
November 08 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
December 02 Saturday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
December 13 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN

Natural Therapies

How to Detox in 10 Days

Discover all you need to know to cleanse all systems in your body, remove cravings, strengthen your immune system, sleep better, alleviate joint pain and re-boot for weight loss. More

$45
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 26 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Leland, Certified Holistic Health Coach
October 11 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Leland, Certified Holistic Health Coach

Reiki: Level I Training

Discover this hands-on energy therapy that can be used to encourage relaxation, manage pain, provide comfort and promote overall wellness. More

$145
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 10 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Libby Barnett, MSW Sorry, class is full
October 14 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
TDB

Reiki: Level II Training

Discover this hands-on energy therapy that can be used to encourage relaxation, manage pain, provide comfort and promote overall wellness. More

$160
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 11 Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Libby Barnett, MSW Sorry, class is full
October 15 Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Libby Barnett, MSW

Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART)

Developed at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Mind Body Institute, the Stress Developed by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program helps participants achieve greater quality of life and an enhanced sense of well-being. More

$375 plus cost of manual ($50); includes 8 weekly 2-hour group sessions and a private intake and discharge visit.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 27 - November 15 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Amanda Venti McLain, MD

Tong Ren Therapy

Tong Ren is based on a belief that disease is related to interruptions, or blockages, in the body’s natural flow of chi, neural bioelectricity, blood, or hormones, and seeks to remove these blockages, restoring the body’s natural ability to heal itself, even when illnesses are chronic, debilitating, or otherwise untreatable.  More

$112 for an 8-week session; $16 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 29 - August 17 Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register
August 24 - October 12 Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
October 19 - December 14 Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD

Yoga for Happy Feet

Learn how to correct, prevent, and minimize bunions, hammer toes, and flat feet, strengthen toes, arches and ankles, and improve balance.  More

$35
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
October 01 Sunday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT

Stress Management

Breathing, Movement & Meditation for Inner Peace

What can we do to free ourselves from the self-imposed stress and worry that clouds our natural sense of happiness and well-being? More

$90 for a 3-week session
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
December 03 - December 17 Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michael Leacher, MA Call to register

Chair Yoga

Many of us find it difficult to get on and off the floor but that doesn’t have to keep you from doing yoga. More

$90 for a 6-week session
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 12 - July 10 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT Call to register
July 17 - August 14 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT Call to register
September 11 - October 23 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT
October 30 - December 04 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT
December 11 - January 29 Monday: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT

Day of Mindfulness - Transform Stress into Life Success

In this day-long retreat, we will avail of the practice of mindfulness to help us find the habitual ways we go into stress reactions, understand why we do this and then transform these habits into more life-affirming patterns.  More

$110
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 08 Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard

Deepening Your Mindfulness Practice & More

This program is for those who have attended the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program or have an established practice. Whether your practice has faded a little and needs to be reignited, or your practice can be enhanced by practicing in a group, this program is for you. More

$300 for 6-week session, plus CDs
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 30 - June 04 Sundays: 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Patricia Howard Call to register
May 02 - June 06 Tuesdays: 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard Call to register
August 08 - September 12 Tuesdays: 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard Call to register
August 13 - September 17 Sundays: 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Patricia Howard Call to register
September 19 - October 10 Tuesdays: 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
September 24 - October 22 Sundays: 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Patricia Howard

Family Mindfulness Series (all ages)

Everyone is invited to join this fun-filled exploration of mindfulness through the modalities of movement, meditation, games and relaxation. More

$350 for a 6-week session (includes parents and one child)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 30 - November 04 Saturdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ivy Child International

Intro to the Power of Mindfulness Series (11-14)

Discover the power of mindfulness in boosting performance. This introductory series combines mindful movement, meditation, breathing exercises and other mindful activities to help your child relieve stress, strengthen muscles, improve self-regulation and adopt healthy habits. More

$475 for an 8-week session (for one child)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 27 - November 15 Wednesdays: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ivy Child International

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing our awareness to our experience in the present moment. In cultivating this practice we can drop into a deeper consciousness where we access our wisdom, insight and innate healing ability.  More

$20
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 12 Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
September 17 Sunday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Patricia Howard

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (8-week program)

A highly-effective program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. More

$540 for eight-week session (plus $45 for required course materials/CD from the instructor)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 19 - November 07 Tuesdays: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
September 24 - November 19 Sundays: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Patricia Howard

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing style of yoga practice offering simple yet powerful postures designed to infuse one's entire being with a profound sense of relaxation. More

$90 for a 6-week session; no drop-ins
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 20 - October 25 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
November 01 - December 13 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA

Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART)

Developed at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Mind Body Institute, the Stress Developed by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program helps participants achieve greater quality of life and an enhanced sense of well-being. More

$375 plus cost of manual ($50); includes 8 weekly 2-hour group sessions and a private intake and discharge visit.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 27 - November 15 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Amanda Venti McLain, MD

Self-Help/Support/Learning

Family Mindfulness Series (all ages)

Everyone is invited to join this fun-filled exploration of mindfulness through the modalities of movement, meditation, games and relaxation. More

$350 for a 6-week session (includes parents and one child)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 30 - November 04 Saturdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ivy Child International

Freedom From Smoking®

Community-based Freedom From Smoking group clinics will help you learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction so you can enjoy the benefits of better health, extra money in your pocket and healthier relationships. More

$100 for 8, 90-minute sessions
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
January 16 - February 27 Mondays: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Claire Rindenello, RRT Call to register
April 10 - May 22 Mondays: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Claire Rindenello, RRT Call to register
September 18 - October 30 Mondays: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Lovejoy Conference Room
Claire Rindenello, RRT

Preparing for Hip Replacement

This free two-hour class will provide the information you need to prepare for surgery, cope with hospitalization and plan for rehabilitation services after you have left the hospital. More

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
August 23 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
September 20 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
October 25 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
November 29 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
December 12 Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB

Preparing for Knee Replacement

This free two-hour class will provide the information you need to prepare for surgery, cope with hospitalization and plan for rehabilitation services after you have left the hospital. More

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
August 23 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
September 20 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
October 25 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
November 29 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
December 12 Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB

Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART)

Developed at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Mind Body Institute, the Stress Developed by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program helps participants achieve greater quality of life and an enhanced sense of well-being. More

$375 plus cost of manual ($50); includes 8 weekly 2-hour group sessions and a private intake and discharge visit.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 27 - November 15 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Amanda Venti McLain, MD

Understanding Dementia in the Real World

This free seminar explores what dementia is and how to recognize it, the challenges a person with dementia, their family and caregivers may face, and practical tools and techniques to support those with dementia. More

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
May 15 Monday: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Maryellen King