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 Call to register
October 31 - December 05 Tuesdays: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour Call to register

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  
September 11 - October 23 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT Call to register
October 30 - December 04 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT Call to register
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  
October 16 - November 13 Mondays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Sorry, class is full
October 17 - November 14 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register
October 19 - November 16 Thursdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew Call to register
October 24 - November 21 Tuesdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew Call to register
November 20 - December 18 Mondays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
TDB Call to register
November 28 - January 02 Tuesdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
November 28 - January 02 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
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  
October 16 - November 13 Mondays: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register
October 17 - November 14 Tuesdays: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register
October 19 - November 16 Thursdays: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register
October 24 - November 21 Tuesdays: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew Call to register
November 20 - December 18 Mondays: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register
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  
November 10 - December 22 Fridays: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Sorry, class is full
November 11 - December 30 Saturdays: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Call to register
December 29 - February 02 Fridays: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
January 13 - February 17 Saturdays: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA

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  
November 02 - December 14 Thursdays: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich Call to register

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  
August 29 - October 19 Tuesdays, Thursdays: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB Call to register
October 31 - December 21 Tuesdays, Thursdays: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB Call to register

Osteofitness (Burlington)

Learn how to prevent falls and improve balance and mobility. More

TBD
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
October 01 - November 02 : 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB Sorry, class is full
November 08 - December 31 : 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB Sorry, class is full

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  
October 10 - November 14 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour Call to register
November 21 - January 02 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour 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  
November 04 - December 16 Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michael Leacher, MA Call to register

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  
October 25 - December 20 Wednesdays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register
January 03 - February 21 Wednesdays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD

Self-Defense: Seirenkai Jujitsu Kids (1st grade through 5th grade)

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  
September 17 - December 10 Sundays: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Johanna GlazerLen Glazer Call to register

Self-Defense: Seirenkai Jujitsu Middle School through 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  
September 17 - December 10 Sundays: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Johanna GlazerLen Glazer Call to register

Self-Defense: Seirenkai Karate for Middle 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  
September 21 - December 14 Thursdays: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Stephen Lisauskas Call to register

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  
November 01 - December 06 Wednesdays: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich Call to register

Tai Chi Beginner (Long 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  
August 23 - October 11 Wednesdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Nonny Levy, LICSW Call to register
October 18 - December 13 Wednesdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Nonny Levy, LICSW Call to register
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 Call to register
September 21 - November 09 Thursdays: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Sorry, class is full
November 16 - January 11 Thursday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register

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; no drop-ins
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 28 - November 02 Thursdays: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Emerson Hospital Health Center - Westford
Trudy Goldstein, PT Sorry, class is full
November 09 - December 21 Thursdays: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Emerson Hospital Health Center - Westford
Trudy Goldstein, PT Sorry, class is full

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  
October 25 - December 20 Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register
October 26 - December 21 Thursdays: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register
January 03 - February 15 Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
January 04 - February 22 Thursdays: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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  
October 30 - December 04 : 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Pam Vlahakis, RYT, MEd, RD 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  
September 09 - October 28 Saturdays: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Kim Genest, Certified Yoga Teacher Call to register
November 04 - December 16 Saturdays: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Kim Genest, Certified Yoga Teacher Call to register

Special Conditions

Fitness for Parkinson's - Advanced

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)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 19 - November 07 Tuesdays: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Holland, PT Call to register
November 21 - January 16 Tuesdays: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Holland, PT Call to register

Fitness for Parkinson's - Intermediate

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)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 18 - November 13 Mondays: 2:45 PM - 3:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Holland, PT Call to register
November 20 - January 22 Mondays: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Holland, PT Call to register

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 Call to register
October 31 - December 05 Tuesdays: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT Sorry, class is full

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

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  
January 19 Friday: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Abagail Brayton-Chung, MS, OTR/LMarahu Falcon George, CCC-SLP
March 30 Friday: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Abagail Brayton-Chung, MS, OTR/LMarahu Falcon George, CCC-SLP

Breastfeeding Class

Learn breastfeeding techniques and common concerns about breastfeeding. More

$50/couple; $45 if you also register for the Prenatal Childbirth class or the HypnoBirthing class.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
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
January 04 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
February 08 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
March 15 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
April 12 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
May 10 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
June 05 Tuesday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC

Infant Care

Learn infant care basics and enhance your parenting skills. More

$50/couple; $45 if you also register for the Prenatal Childbirth class or HypnoBirthing class.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
December 13 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN Sorry, class is full
January 10 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
February 07 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
March 14 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
April 11 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
May 09 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
June 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  
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 Sorry, class is full
January 09 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT
February 13 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT
March 13 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT
April 10 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT
May 08 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT
June 12 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT

Soon to be Grandparents Class

Haven't cared for a baby in a while? Learn the new baby care "rules" in this fun class. More

$30/couple
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
November 16 Thursday: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Peggy Kleimon, RN, CCE Sorry, class is full
January 25 Thursday: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Peggy Kleimon, RN, CCE
March 22 Thursday: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Peggy Kleimon, RN, CCE

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  
November 11 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
December 09 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Jeri Ravis, RN
January 20 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN
February 24 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN
March 24 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN
April 24 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN

Self-Defense: Seirenkai Jujitsu Kids (1st grade through 5th grade)

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  
September 17 - December 10 Sundays: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Johanna GlazerLen Glazer Call to register

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Breastfeeding Class

Learn breastfeeding techniques and common concerns about breastfeeding. More

$50/couple; $45 if you also register for the Prenatal Childbirth class or the HypnoBirthing class.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
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
January 04 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
February 08 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
March 15 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
April 12 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
May 10 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
June 05 Tuesday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC

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  
November 19 - December 10 Sundays: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Linda E Donalds, Board Certifed Hypnotist Call to register
January 14 - February 18 Sundays: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Linda E Donalds, Board Certifed Hypnotist
March 11 - April 15 Sundays: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Linda E Donalds, Board Certifed Hypnotist
May 06 - June 10 Sundays: 6:30 PM - 9:00 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  
January 03 - January 31 Wednesdays: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
May 09 - June 06 Wednesdays: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Ellen Harland, 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  
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 Sorry, class is full
December 16 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Janice Greene, RN, CCE Sorry, class is full
January 13 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
January 27 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
February 10 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Joyce Maiore, BS, RN, CCE
February 24 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Joyce Maiore, BS, RN, CCE
March 03 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
March 24 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Joyce Maiore, BS, RN, CCE
April 14 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Joyce Maiore, BS, RN, CCE
April 28 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
May 05 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Joyce Maiore, BS, RN, CCE
May 19 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Ellen Harland, 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  
October 30 - December 04 Mondays: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michele O'Toole, RYT, RN, BSN Call to register
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  
December 02 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room B
Vicky Hopley, CCLS Sorry, class is full
January 06 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Vicky Hopley, CCLS
March 03 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Vicky Hopley, CCLS
May 12 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Vicky Hopley, CCLS

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  
December 02 Saturday: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room B
Vicky Hopley, CCLS
January 06 Saturday: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Vicky Hopley, CCLS
March 03 Saturday: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Vicky Hopley, CCLS
May 12 Saturday: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Vicky Hopley, CCLS

Tour Sign Up

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

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
December 02 Saturday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE Sorry, class is full
December 13 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN Sorry, class is full
January 10 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN Sorry, class is full
January 27 Saturday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
February 07 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
March 10 Saturday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
March 14 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
April 11 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
April 28 Saturday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
May 09 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
May 19 Saturday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
June 13 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
June 23 Saturday: 12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE

Natural Therapies

Massage Therapies

Massage therapy with Beverley Ikier. By appointment only. For more information or to schedule, call 781-229-1967. More

TBD
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
TBD
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB TBD

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  
March 10 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Libby Barnett, MSW

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  
March 11 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 Call to register

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  
October 19 - December 14 Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register

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  
September 11 - October 23 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT Call to register
October 30 - December 04 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT Call to register
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  
September 19 - October 31 Tuesdays: 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard Call to register
September 24 - November 12 Sundays: 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Patricia Howard Call to register

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 Call to register
September 24 - November 19 Sundays: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Patricia Howard Call to register

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 Call to register

Self-Help/Support/Learning

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  
September 18 - October 30 Mondays: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Lovejoy Conference Room
Claire Rindenello, RRT Call to register

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  
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  
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 Call to register