Classes & Programs

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

Current Classes

Hands of Light® Workshop

Learn about the Brennan Healing Science in a Hands of Light workshop, an enlightening system of personal transformation that combines spiritual and psychological processes with powerful, loving hands-on healing techniques.  More

$325
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 29 - July 01 Saturday, Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard

Exercise/Movement

Aston Kinetics® Fitness for Living

Aston Kinetics® is a specialized system of exercise and movement education that uniquely engages body awareness to promote strength, flexibility, natural alignment and ease of movement, enabling a balanced use of body to decrease risk of falling and injury, and for improved performance and increased benefit during all life activities. More

$90 for a 4-week session
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
January 23 - February 13 Tuesdays: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Shirley Lynch, MS, OTRL, CLMT Sorry, class is full
February 20 - March 13 Tuesdays: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Shirley Lynch, MS, OTRL, CLMT Call to register
April 10 - May 08 Tuesdays: 5:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Shirley Lynch, MS, OTRL, CLMT 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  
February 05 - March 19 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT Call to register
March 26 - April 30 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT Sorry, class is full
May 07 - June 11 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT

Dance Fitness & Flow

Get fit, lose weight, strengthen and condition, de-stress and have fun!  More

$90 for a 6-week session

$75 for a 5-week session

$17 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
March 01 - April 05 Thursdays: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich Call to register
April 12 - May 10 Thursdays: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich Call to register
May 17 - June 14 Thursdays: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich

Essentrics Restore, Release & Rebalance (formerly Essentrics Gentle)

Essentrics Restore, Release & Rebalance (formerly 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  
March 27 - April 24 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register
April 23 - May 21 Mondays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
April 24 - May 29 Tuesdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
April 26 - May 24 Thursdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
May 08 - June 05 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
May 31 - June 28 Thursdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
June 04 - July 09 Mondays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
June 05 - July 10 Tuesdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
June 12 - July 10 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
July 12 - August 09 Thursdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
July 16 - August 13 Mondays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
July 17 - August 14 Tuesdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
July 24 - August 21 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates

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  
February 08 - March 08 Thursday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew Sorry, class is full
February 13 - March 13 Tuesdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew Call to register
February 20 - March 20 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register
March 05 - April 09 Mondays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register
March 15 - April 12 Thursdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew Call to register
March 20 - April 17 Tuesdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew Call to register
March 27 - May 01 Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register

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  
February 08 - March 08 Thursdays: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew Call to register
February 13 - March 13 Tuesdays: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew Call to register
February 20 - March 20 Tuesdays: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register
March 05 - April 09 Mondays: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register
March 15 - April 12 Thursdays: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew Call to register
March 20 - April 17 Tuesdays: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew Call to register
March 27 - May 01 Tuesdays: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates Call to register
April 23 - May 21 Mondays: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
April 24 - May 29 Tuesdays: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
April 26 - May 24 Thursdays: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
May 08 - June 05 Tuesdays: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
May 31 - June 28 Thursdays: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
June 04 - July 09 Mondays: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
June 05 - July 10 Tuesday: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
June 12 - July 17 Tuesdays: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
July 12 - August 09 Thursdays: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
July 16 - August 13 Mondays: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates
July 17 - August 14 Tuesdays: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lauren Mayhew
July 24 - August 21 Tuesdays: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Severina Gates

Gentle Barre

A ballet-inspired class that integrates elements of Pilates, dance, yoga, cardio and strength training.  More

$90 for a 5-week session; $20 drop-in

discounts do not apply
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 13 - May 11 Fridays: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich Call to register
May 18 - June 15 Fridays: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich

Gentle Evening De-Stress Yoga

Wind down after a busy day with accessible, low-impact yoga stretches. Learn to free yourself of tension with special yoga breathing and meditation techniques. More

$90 for six-week session

$75 for a 5-week session

no drop-ins
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
March 14 - April 11 Wednesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Call to register
April 25 - May 23 Wednesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
May 30 - June 27 Wednesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
July 18 - August 22 Wednesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA

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  
February 23 - March 30 Fridays: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Sorry, class is full
February 24 - March 31 Saturdays: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Call to register
April 06 - May 11 Fridays: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Sorry, class is full
April 07 - May 12 Saturdays: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Call to register
May 18 - June 22 Fridays: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
May 19 - June 23 Saturdays: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
July 20 - August 24 Fridays: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
July 21 - August 25 Saturdays: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA

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: The times for the Tuesday/Thursday session are different. The Tuesday class is from 1:45-2:45 pm and the Thursday class is from 2:45-3:45 pm

Discounts not applicable for this program.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
March 12 - May 10 Mondays, Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB Call to register
March 12 - May 10 Mondays, Thursdays: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB Call to register
March 13 - May 03 Tuesdays, Thursdays: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB Sorry, class is full
May 07 - July 02 Mondays, Thursdays: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB
May 07 - July 02 Mondays, Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB
May 08 - June 28 Tuesdays, Thursdays: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB
July 09 - August 30 Mondays, Thursdays: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB
July 09 - August 30 Mondays, Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB
July 10 - August 30 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  
April 25 Wednesday: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB
June 20 Wednesday: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB

Osteofitness FREE Orientation

Learn more about 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  
May 02 Wednesday: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Beverley Ikier, BCMTB
June 27 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  
January 30 - March 06 Tuesdays: 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour Call to register
March 13 - April 17 Tuesdays: 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour Call to register
April 24 - May 29 Tuesdays: 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour
June 05 - July 10 Tuesdays: 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour
July 17 - August 21 Tuesdays: 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour
August 28 - October 16 Tuesdays: 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour
October 23 - November 27 Tuesdays: 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour
December 04 - January 22 Tuesdays: 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Lori Seymour

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  
April 14 - May 19 Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michael Leacher, MA Call to register

Qigong for Seniors

The gentle, fluid movements of qigong train the mind to direct the body’s energy, or chi, to any part of the body, helping to improve balance and blood pressure, build strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, enhance endurance and reduce stress More

$90 for a 6-week series; $17 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
February 01 - March 08 Thursdays: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Carolyn McDonald Call to register
March 15 - April 19 Thursdays: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Carolyn McDonald Call to register
May 24 - June 28 Thursdays: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
TDB
July 12 - August 16 Thursdays: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Carolyn McDonald
August 23 - September 27 Thursdays: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Carolyn McDonald

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  
February 28 - April 18 Wednesdays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register
April 25 - June 13 Wednesdays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
June 20 - August 15 Wednesdays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
August 22 - October 10 Wednesdays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
October 17 - December 05 Wednesdays: 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  
February 28 - April 04 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Sorry, class is full

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  
January 07 - March 11 Sundays: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Johanna GlazerLen Glazer Call to register
April 08 - June 17 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  
January 07 - March 11 Sundays: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Johanna GlazerLen Glazer Call to register
April 08 - June 07 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  
January 11 - March 29 Thursdays: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Stephen Lisauskas Call to register
April 12 - June 21 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 25 - June 13 Wednesdays: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital Health Center - Westford
Kristin Wood, PT

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  
February 21 - March 28 Wednesdays: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich Call to register
April 04 - May 02 Wednesdays: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich Call to register
May 09 - June 06 Wednesdays: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich

Tai Chi Advanced 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  
February 14 - April 04 Wednesdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Nonny Levy, LICSW Call to register
April 11 - May 30 Wednesdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Nonny Levy, LICSW Call to register
June 06 - August 01 Wednesdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Nonny Levy, LICSW
August 08 - September 26 Wednesdays: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Nonny Levy, LICSW

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  
April 17 - May 22 Tuesdays: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michael Leacher, MA 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  
February 14 - April 04 Wednesdays: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Nonny Levy, LICSW Call to register
April 11 - May 30 Wednesdays: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Nonny Levy, LICSW Call to register
June 06 - August 01 Wednesdays: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Nonny Levy, LICSW
August 08 - September 26 Wednesdays: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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  
January 18 - March 08 Thursdays: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register
March 15 - May 03 Thursdays: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register
April 12 - May 31 Thursdays: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register
May 10 - June 28 Thursdays: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
June 07 - July 26 Thursdays: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
July 05 - August 23 Thursdays: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
August 02 - September 20 Thursdays: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
August 30 - October 18 Thursdays: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
September 27 - November 15 Thursdays: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
October 25 - December 20 Thursdays: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
TDB
November 29 - January 17 Thursdays: 12:30 PM - 1:30 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; no drop-ins
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
January 25 - March 01 Thursdays: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Emerson Hospital Health Center - Westford
Trudy Goldstein, PT Sorry, class is full
March 15 - April 19 Thursdays: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Emerson Hospital Health Center - Westford
Trudy Goldstein, PT Call to register
May 03 - June 07 Thursdays: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Trudy Goldstein, PT
June 21 - August 02 Thursdays: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Trudy Goldstein, PT
August 16 - September 20 Thursdays: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Trudy Goldstein, PT

Tai Chi: Intermediate/Advanced

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  
February 28 - April 18 Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register
March 01 - April 19 Thursdays: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register
April 25 - June 13 Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
April 26 - June 14 Thursdays: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
June 20 - August 15 Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
June 21 - August 09 Thursdays: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
August 16 - October 04 Thursdays: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
August 22 - October 10 Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
October 11 - December 06 Thursdays: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
October 17 - December 05 Wednesdays: 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

$120 for an 8-week session

$17 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
March 05 - April 09 Mondays: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Pam Vlahakis, RYT, MEd, RD Call to register
April 23 - June 04 Mondays: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Pam Vlahakis, RYT, MEd, RD
June 11 - July 30 Mondays: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Pam Vlahakis, RYT, MEd, RD

Yoga for Arthritis

This gentle yoga class helps move your joints through their full range of motion, increasing flexibility and muscle strength, helping reduce joint pain, and lower stress and tension.  More

$90 for a 6-week session; $17 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
May 17 - June 14 Thursdays: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT

Yoga for Back Pain

Based on Dr. Robert Saper’s study at Boston Medical Center, this therapeutic yoga class empowers those with chronic back pain to take control of their own healing journey.  More

$90 for a 6-week session; $17 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
January 22 - March 05 Mondays: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Charlotte Ott, RYT Call to register
March 12 - May 07 Mondays: 6:30 PM - 7:45 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  
February 17 - March 31 Saturdays: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Kim Genest, Certified Yoga Teacher Call to register
April 07 - May 19 Saturdays: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Kim Genest, Certified Yoga Teacher Call to register
May 26 - June 30 Saturdays: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Kim Genest, Certified Yoga Teacher

Yoga for Building Bones

New research shows that in addition to yoga’s many other health benefits, it also improves bone density in the spine, hips and femur. More

$90 for a 6-week session

$75 for a 5-week session

no drop-ins
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
January 17 - February 28 Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Call to register
February 24 - March 31 Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Call to register
March 07 - April 11 Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Sorry, class is full
April 07 - May 12 Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Call to register
April 25 - May 23 Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
May 19 - June 23 Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
May 30 - June 27 Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
July 18 - August 22 Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
July 21 - August 25 Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA

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

$240 for 8 weeks (8 sessions, once a week)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
November 21 - December 16 Tuesdays: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Holland, PT Call to register
January 08 - February 28 Mondays, Wednesdays: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Holland, PT Call to register
March 05 - April 11 Mondays, Wednesdays: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Holland, PTSamantha Sawicki, PT, DPT Call to register
April 23 - June 04 Mondays, Wednesdays: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Holland, PTSamantha Sawicki, PT, DPT
June 11 - July 23 Mondays, Wednesdays: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Holland, PTSamantha Sawicki, PT, DPT
July 30 - September 10 Mondays, Wednesdays: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Holland, PTSamantha Sawicki, PT, DPT

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  
November 20 - January 22 Mondays: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Holland, PT 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  
January 11 - February 22 Thursdays: 10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich Call to register
March 01 - April 12 Thursdays: 10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich Call to register
April 19 - May 31 Thursdays: 10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich Call to register
June 07 - June 21 Thursdays: 10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich

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

Conscious Cooking for Your IBS

Your IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) has probably left you searching for lasting solutions. While each of us may have different symptoms and triggers, there are some simple ways to effectively manage them and avoid flare ups.  More

$60
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
May 03 Thursday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Clare Harlow, MSW, Certified Career and Life Coach

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  
May 02 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Leland, Certified Holistic Health Coach

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
Abigail Brayton-Chung, MS, OTR/LMarahu Falcon George, MA, CCC-SLP
March 10 Friday: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Marahu Falcon George, MA, CCC-SLPAbigail Brayton-Chung, MS, OTR/L
March 30 Friday: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Abigail Brayton-Chung, MS, OTR/LMarahu Falcon George, MA, CCC-SLP
May 11 Friday: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Marahu Falcon George, MA, CCC-SLPAbigail Brayton-Chung, MS, OTR/L
August 10 Friday: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Marahu Falcon George, MA, CCC-SLPAbigail Brayton-Chung, MS, OTR/L

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  
May 10 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC Sorry, class is full
June 05 Tuesday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
July 05 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
August 28 Tuesday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
September 13 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
October 11 Thursday: 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  
May 09 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN Sorry, class is full
June 13 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN Sorry, class is full
July 11 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
August 08 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
September 12 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
October 10 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  
May 08 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT Sorry, class is full
June 12 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT Sorry, class is full
July 10 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT
August 14 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT
September 11 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT
October 09 Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Johanna Morse, CCRT

Infant Massage and Motor Development: 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 sibling $10
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
March 10 Saturday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Mary Evans, PT, DPT, MS, CEIS
April 05 Thursday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Mary Evans, PT, DPT, MS, CEIS
May 03 Thursday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Mary Evans, PT, DPT, MS, CEIS
June 14 Thursday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Mary Evans, PT, DPT, MS, CEIS

Kids & Teens

Babysitting Training

One-day class for ages 10-15 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  
March 24 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN
April 28 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN Sorry, class is full
May 26 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN
June 23 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN
July 14 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN
August 11 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN
September 22 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN
October 20 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN
November 10 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Jeri Ravis, RN
December 15 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  
January 21 - March 04 Sundays: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Julia Walderzak Call to register

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

Our spring GirlPower! workshop integrates nature and the outdoors and a discussion of women in Concord who have made a difference. More

$80 includes program, supplies and snacks ($5 discount for two family members or previous participant; call 978-287-3777 for discount)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 29 Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susanne Liebich

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

Discover the power of mindfulness in boosting performance. As your children’s lives become more demanding, mindfulness is an effective tool to help them cope and succeed.  More

$60 for one child or $100 for two (sibling or friend)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
March 25 Sunday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ivy Child International

Mother & Daughter Kickboxing (7-13)

Experience one hour of fitness fun with your daughter! More

$138 for a 6-week session (includes mom and daughter); each additional child $60; $25 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
January 21 - March 04 Sundays: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Julia Walderzak Sorry, class is full

Pre/Teen Kickboxing (12-16)

This class welcomes all fitness levels from the experienced athlete to teens starting their workout journey.  More

$120 for a 6-week session; $22 drop-in
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
January 17 - February 28 Wednesdays: 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Julia Walderzak Call to register

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  
January 07 - March 11 Sundays: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Johanna GlazerLen Glazer Call to register
April 08 - June 17 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  
May 10 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC Sorry, class is full
June 05 Tuesday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
July 05 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
August 28 Tuesday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
September 13 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC
October 11 Thursday: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Michelle Stolow, MAT, IBCLC

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  
May 16 - June 13 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  
April 14 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Joyce Maiore, BS, RN, CCE Sorry, class is full
April 28 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE Sorry, class is full
May 05 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Joyce Maiore, BS, RN, CCE Sorry, class is full
May 19 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
June 09 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Holly West, RN, BSN, CCE
June 23 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
July 14 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Janice Greene, RN, CCE
July 28 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Joyce Maiore, BS, RN, CCE
August 11 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Janice Greene, RN, CCE
August 25 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
September 08 Saturday: 12:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Joyce Maiore, BS, RN, CCE
September 22 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
October 13 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Janice Greene, RN, CCE
October 27 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  
February 12 - March 26 Mondays: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michele O'Toole, RYT, RN, BSN Call to register
April 02 - May 14 Mondays: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michele O'Toole, RYT, RN, BSN Call to register
May 21 - July 02 Mondays: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Michele O'Toole, RYT, RN, BSN

Sibling Prep - for children (ages 3-4 1/2)

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  
April 21 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 Sorry, class is full
September 15 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  
April 21 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
September 15 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  
April 28 Saturday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE Sorry, class is full
May 09 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN Sorry, class is full
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: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
July 11 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
August 08 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
August 25 Saturday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
September 12 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
September 22 Saturday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE
October 10 Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Helen Farrah, BSN, RN
October 27 Saturday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clough Birthing Center
Ellen Harland, RN, CCE

Natural Therapies

Acupuncture Therapies

Acupuncture Therapies More

TBD
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
February 26 - December 31 : 12:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
TDB Sorry, class is full

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  
May 02 Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Linda Leland, Certified Holistic Health Coach

Mind-Body Connection & Your Health

We have all heard that the mind and body are connected but most of us continue to treat each separately. Did you know that every thought you think has an impact on your wellness and can contribute to illness?  More

$30
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
March 15 Thursday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Fran Spayne, MA

Muscular Therapy

Muscular 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  
June 09 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Libby Barnett, MSW

Reiki: Level II Training

In Reiki II, you learn ancient symbols and protocols to strengthen your Reiki skills, send Reiki long distance to people and situations, and heal emotions.  More

$160
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 10 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

$450; includes 8 weekly 2-hour group sessions, a private intake and discharge visit and manual.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
February 07 - April 11 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Amanda Venti McLain, MD Sorry, class is full
May 02 - June 20 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  
March 01 - April 19 Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Call to register
April 26 - June 14 Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
June 21 - August 09 Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD
August 16 - October 04 Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD

Tui Na Therapy

Tui Na therapy provided by Dr. Ming Wu. More

TBD
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
January 01 - December 31 Thursdays: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ming Wu, PhD Sorry, class is full

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  
March 18 Sunday: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT Sorry, class is full
May 06 Sunday: 12:00 PM - 1:30 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  
February 05 - March 19 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT Call to register
March 26 - April 30 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT Sorry, class is full
May 07 - June 11 Mondays: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Susan Chormann, CYT

Day of Mindfulness

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

$145
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 21 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 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 29 - June 03 Sundays: 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
May 01 - June 05 Tuesdays: 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
July 08 - August 12 Sundays: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
July 10 - August 14 Tuesdays: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard

Gentle Evening De-Stress Yoga

Wind down after a busy day with accessible, low-impact yoga stretches. Learn to free yourself of tension with special yoga breathing and meditation techniques. More

$90 for six-week session

$75 for a 5-week session

no drop-ins
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
March 14 - April 11 Wednesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Call to register
April 25 - May 23 Wednesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
May 30 - June 27 Wednesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA
July 18 - August 22 Wednesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA

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

Discover the power of mindfulness in boosting performance. As your children’s lives become more demanding, mindfulness is an effective tool to help them cope and succeed.  More

$60 for one child or $100 for two (sibling or friend)
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
March 25 Sunday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Ivy Child International

Live Cello Peaceful Yoga Workshop

In some traditions it is believed that wooden musical instruments hold the emotions of every note that has ever been played on it.  More

$35; discounts do not apply
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 07 Saturday: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
John Calabria, CYT Sorry, class is full

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  
April 20 Friday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
April 22 Sunday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
April 24 Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
June 24 Sunday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
June 26 Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
August 19 Sunday: 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
August 21 Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
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  
January 21 - March 11 Sundays: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard Call to register
January 23 - March 13 Tuesdays: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard Call to register
April 29 - June 24 Sundays: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
May 01 - June 19 Tuesdays: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
May 04 - June 22 Fridays: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
July 08 - August 26 Sundays: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
July 10 - August 28 Tuesdays: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction FREE INTRO

Attend a free SNEAK PEAK of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program. More

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 22 Sunday: 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
April 24 Tuesday: 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
April 27 Friday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
June 24 Sunday: 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Patricia Howard
June 26 Tuesday: 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
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  
February 28 - April 04 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Laraine Lippincott, CYT, MEd, MFA Sorry, class is full

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

$450; includes 8 weekly 2-hour group sessions, a private intake and discharge visit and manual.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
February 07 - April 11 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Amanda Venti McLain, MD Sorry, class is full
May 02 - June 20 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Amanda Venti McLain, MD

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  
January 15 - March 05 Mondays: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Lovejoy Conference Room
Claire Rindenello, RRT Call to register
April 23 Monday: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Lovejoy Conference Room
Claire Rindenello, RRT

Mind-Body Connection & Your Health

We have all heard that the mind and body are connected but most of us continue to treat each separately. Did you know that every thought you think has an impact on your wellness and can contribute to illness?  More

$30
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
March 15 Thursday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Fran Spayne, MA

Neck & Shoulder Mobility Yoga Workshop

Do you find yourself hunched over your phone, computer or desk? Do you feel tight, sore, experience limited mobility, headaches or TMJ? Upper body neck and shoulder tension can be so chronic that it starts to feel normal. More

$35
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
April 22 Sunday: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
John Calabria, CYT

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  
April 18 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers
May 16 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers
June 20 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers
July 18 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers
August 15 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers
September 19 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers
October 17 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers
November 07 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers
December 19 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers

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  
April 18 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers
May 16 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
June 20 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers
July 18 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers
August 15 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers
September 19 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers
October 17 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers
November 07 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
Multiple Speakers

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

$450; includes 8 weekly 2-hour group sessions, a private intake and discharge visit and manual.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
February 07 - April 11 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Amanda Venti McLain, MD Sorry, class is full
May 02 - June 20 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Amanda Venti McLain, MD