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Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
*Due to the weather today's Jan 21st class is canceled Strengthen your mind body connection with fun movement patterns that stimulate the brain and heart. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Tue, Jan 14 - Apr 29
winter
3:45pm18 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Gentle dance-exercise for women living with cancer. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Wed, Jan 15 - Apr 30
winter
12pm18 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by the Comprehensive Breast Center at Mount Sinai Roosevelt and The JCC in Manhattan. To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 212.523.7275. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, Jan 16 - May 1
winter
9:30am18 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Men Only **This program is co-sponsored with Mount Sinai Beth Israel-Cancer Center. Please email RLSchine@aol.com for info (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, Jan 16 - May 1
winter
3pm18 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by the Comprehensive Breast Center at Mount Sinai Roosevelt and The JCC in Manhattan. To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 212.523.7275. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, Jan 16 - May 1
winter
6:45pm18 - 0weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Wed, Jan 22 - May 28
winter
11:30am18 - 100weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Wed, Jan 22 - May 28
winter
12:30pm18 - 100weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Fri, Jan 24 - May 30
winter
11:30am18 - 100weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Fri, Jan 24 - May 30
winter
12:30pm18 - 100weekly
Feldenkrais Method ®
Taught by Anastasi Siotas and Sonja Johansson, Feldenkrais Method Practitioners Experience the physical and mental health benefits of improved posture and coordination from the inside out. Learn practical ways to increase your body awareness, your self-image, mood, and appearance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > feldenkrais
Wed, Mar 12 - Apr 30
winter
9:30am weekly
NEW! Baby and Me Yoga
This multi-level postpartum yoga class is specifically designed to strengthen your body after giving birth, and allow you to practice yoga with your baby. You will regain the strength of your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, develop inner and outer strength, and meet other new moms and babies. Single sessions are available: $35 for members, $40 for non-members. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > prenatal & postnatal
Sun, Mar 16 - May 11
winter
3pm weekly
Prenatal Yoga: Pregnancy + Childbirth
Taught by Mary Barnes, Founder, Yoga for Two, and staff Learn from an expert how to use yoga to relieve discomfort and strengthen your body for natural childbirth or Cesarean section. This flowing prenatal yoga class will also help you safely develop the strength in your core to maintain postural integrity during and after pregnancy. All levels and stages are welcome! Single sessions are available: $35 for members, $40 for non-members. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > prenatal & postnatal
Sun, Mar 16 - May 11
winter
4:15pm18 - 0weekly
Gentle Yoga for Seniors
Learn how simple yoga postures can gently relax and strengthen the spinal muscles at the core of the body, creating a sense of ease and rejuvenation in life. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Mar 18 - May 6
winter
11am weekly
Gentle Yoga for Seniors
Learn how simple yoga postures can gently relax and strengthen the spinal muscles at the core of the body, creating a sense of ease and rejuvenation in life. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Mar 19 - May 7
winter
11:15am50 - 0weekly
MELT® Mini Self-Treatments - Spring Sessions
Taught by Liz Barkan, Fitness Expert, MELT Practitioner Alleviate common symptoms and improve your body’s efficiency in minutes a day. Release tension in your neck, back, and hips, prevent pain, heal injury, and diminish the negative effects of aging. Receive a printed MELT mini-map to use at home. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > MELT
Fri, Apr 4 - Apr 25
spring
12pm18 - 0custom
Yoga for Bone Health and Osteoporosis
This class is designed for anyone 35 and older interested in maintaining bone health and avoiding osteopenia and osteoporosis. Cathy Lilly, E-RYT500, will take students through Dr. Loren Fishman's recommended protocols from his 6+ year old "Yoga vs. Osteoporosis" clinical research. A number of study participants doing selected yoga poses have had improved scores in their second year DEXA scans. Cathy has been credited as instrumental in this progress through her teachings at Dr. Fishman's medical office. Limited to 12 (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > yoga
Wed, Apr 9 - May 21
winter
1:50pm weekly
Pilates for Buff Bones®
Created by Rebekah Rotstein Pilates for Buff Bones uses bone-strengthening techniques with posture and balance tricks. Named one of the top 5 classes in NYC by CBS and recommended by Dr. Christiane Northrup, it targets butt, hips, arms, and back, while giving the whole body a terrific workout. All levels welcome and safe for those with osteoporosis. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > pilates
Thu, Apr 24 - May 29
winter
9:30am weekly
MELT® Mini Self-Treatments - Spring Sessions
Taught by Liz Barkan, Fitness Expert, MELT Practitioner Alleviate common symptoms and improve your body’s efficiency in minutes a day. Release tension in your neck, back, and hips, prevent pain, heal injury, and diminish the negative effects of aging. Receive a printed MELT mini-map to use at home. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > MELT
Fri, Apr 25
spring
12pm18 - 0once
MBSR Alumni Refresher Evenings
Have you taken one of our classes in MBSR' Join us once a month to practice your skills and check in with the group about your successes and challenges. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Apr 27
winter
5:30pm18 - 0once
Interpersonal Mindfulness (IM):
Cultivating Presence in Relationship
With Elaine Retholtz Our lives are webs of social relationships and communication. Often, we function in our relational lives as if we are asleep; being pulled by likes and dislikes, assumptions and judgments. Developing interpersonal mindfulness leads to being more fully present and caring with others and oneself. This class is based upon the practice of Insight Dialogue. For MBSR grads or those with prior meditation experience. Please note that the all-day class that is included will be held on June 1 from 9:30am - 5pm at the JCC. Please mark this in your calendar as it is required that you attend. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Mon, Apr 28 - Jun 30
spring
7pm weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Massage is known to boost the immune system and reduce stress on the body, mind, and spirit. Receive supportive, holistic bodywork, employing massage techniques suitable for individuals undergoing treatment or for those who are post–treatment and/or surgery. We offer a caring environment to address symptom relief, pain management, and stress reduction. A prescription is required. Some medical insurance coverage is applicable for massage; please consult your insurance carrier to see if you qualify. Call 646.505.5716 to book an appointment. Cancellation fees apply if an appointment is not cancelled within 24 hours Free for individuals being treated for breast cancer in the Mount Sinai Health System $55 for JCC members living with cancer $65 for nonmembers living with cancer (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Tue, Apr 29 - Jul 1
spring
10am18 - 0weekly
The Art of Moving Freely:
An Introduction to the Alexander Technique
Experience moving with less stress and more ease! In this practical, hands-on method, individuals will learn to identify—and change—poor postural habits and apply skills for maintaining their overall health and well-being. All levels are welcome. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > alexander
Tue, Apr 29 - Jul 8
spring
6:45pm weekly
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Becoming more ‘stress-hardy’ can lead to better life-long health. The MBSR program, developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, integrates mindfulness meditation (moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness) with a profound level of inquiry into its relevance to daily life. MBSR can bring changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. This course includes instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, along with daily practice support materials. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. For more information call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by NY Insight Meditation Center. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Wed, Apr 30 - Jun 25
spring
7pm18 - 0weekly
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Are you dealing with stress, chronic illness or pain' This 8-week course includes instruction in a variety of formal mindfulness practices, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, and support for integrating mindful awareness into daily life. Modeled after the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts over 30 years ago, MBSR can bring you lasting changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. Attendance is required at one of the orientation sessions. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. Elaine Retholtz has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1988. She completed the internship in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and the Teacher Development Intensive at the Center for Mindfulness in Worcester Massachusetts. She is also a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. Elaine has been teaching the traditional 8 week MBSR program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan since 2005. She also teaches MBSR at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing and to first year students at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She teaches meditation courses at New York Insight Meditation Center, where she is an associate teacher and leads a NYIMC weekly sitting group in Queens.For more information, call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by New York Insight. Attendance is required at the orientation session, held Thursday, January 20, at 10am. Then classes begin on January 27th.The full day class, which is included in the course and is for both the morning and afternoon classes, will be held on Sunday, March 6th, from 9am to 5pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, May 1 - Jun 26
spring
9:30am18 - 0weekly
Meditation and the Skeptic: How a Group of America’s Leading Mindfulness Teachers Convinced a Jaded TV Newsman to Meditate, and Become 10% Happier
An Evening with ABC news anchor Dan Harris, Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein and Mark Epstein. It seems like everyone is talking about mindfulness and meditation nowadays, from the cover of Time magazine to a member of the US Congress to corporate leaders. But is meditation realistic for those of us with demanding jobs and ambitious goals? Is compassion incompatible with high-stakes, competitive professions? Can meditation really make you happier? Join Dan Harris, author of10% Happier, as he explores these questions and more with his friends, meditation teachers and fellow authors Mark Epstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Joseph Goldstein. Reception and book-signing with all the presenters to follow the program. Co-hosted by our friends at Mindful, a community building initiative and multimedia voice of the emerging mindfulness movement. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > meditation masters
Mon, May 5
spring
7pm once
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Strengthen your mind body connection with fun movement patterns that stimulate the brain and heart. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Tue, May 6 - Sep 2
spring
3:45pm18 - 0weekly
Healthy Bones at Any Age
Dr. Paula Rackoff, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU Langone Medical Center, Division of Rheumatology Learn what bones are made of, what they are designed to do, and how to keep them strong and functional for a lifetime. Discuss common bone diseases such as osteoporosis, osteopenia, osteoarthritis, and what you can do to stave off these conditions. This lecture is also part of our The Doctor Is In series. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > taking care of you
Tue, May 6
spring
7pm once
Healthy Bones at Any Age
Take all three classes— Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment in Men and Women, Activity + Exercise, and Delicious Dishes for Healthy Bones and SAVE! (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > taking care of you
Tue, May 6 - May 27
spring
7pm custom
Movin’ Mamas! Mom + Baby Stroller Class
Randi Stone, Co-Founder of Movin Mamas and staff. This Pilates-based cardio boot camp combines the best of Pilates with safe cardio and strength training. Classes limited to 8 so you can receive the individual attention you need. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > prenatal & postnatal
Wed, May 7 - Jun 18
spring
11am18 - 0weekly
Movin’ Mamas! Mom + Baby Stroller Class
This Pilates-based cardio boot camp combines the best of Pilates with safe cardio and strength training. Classes limited to 8 so you can receive the individual attention you need. Wednesdays meet at south end of the great lawn by the entrance to Turtle Pond. Fridays meet at the top of the Bethesda Fountain Stairs at 72nd street. Rainy days meet at the JCC. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > prenatal & postnatal
Wed, May 7 - Jun 20
spring
11am weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Gentle dance-exercise for women living with cancer. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Wed, May 7 - Sep 3
spring
12pm18 - 0weekly
Live Webinar!: Reclaim Your Family Table: A No-Stress Approach To Healthy Family Cooking for Busy Parents
Figuring out healthy and appealing packed lunches that hold up in the dead of summer is a major challenge. We’ll go over your child’s nutritional needs to get through the day, the principles of a perfect lunch, essential pantry staples, tips for picky eaters, and planning around allergies. Stacie will also share her favorite lunch packing gear and, of course, best lunch box recipes. *Note: Dr. Brodsky and Genna Singer will be available for an additional 15 minutes after class for more Q&A (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program
Wed, May 7
winter
12:30pm once
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by the Comprehensive Breast Center at Mount Sinai Roosevelt and The JCC in Manhattan. To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 212.523.7275. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, May 8 - Sep 4
spring
9:30am18 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Men Only **This program is co-sponsored with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. Please email RLSchine@aol.com for info (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, May 8 - Sep 4
spring
3pm18 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by the Comprehensive Breast Center at Mount Sinai Roosevelt and The JCC in Manhattan. To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 212.523.7275. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, May 8 - Sep 4
spring
6:45pm18 - 0weekly
Movin’ Mamas! Mom + Baby Stroller Class
Randi Stone, Co-Founder of Movin Mamas and staff. This Pilates-based cardio boot camp combines the best of Pilates with safe cardio and strength training. Classes limited to 8 so you can receive the individual attention you need. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > prenatal & postnatal
Fri, May 9 - Jun 20
spring
1:30pm weekly
MBSR Alumni Monthly Practice Group
Becoming more ‘stress-hardy’ can lead to better life-long health. The MBSR program, developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, integrates mindfulness meditation (moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness) with a profound level of inquiry into its relevance to daily life. MBSR can bring changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. This course includes instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, along with daily practice support materials. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. For more information call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by NY Insight Meditation Center. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, May 11
spring
5:30pm18 - 0once
Spring Cleanse: Green Smoothies and Juicing for Health and Weight Loss
If you are looking for an easy and effective way to do something good for your body, consider green smoothies and juicing. Gain an understanding of the health benefits of juices and smoothies as you learn what to look for in juicing equipment and blenders and discover easy, convenient recipes using organic fruits and vegetables. This class is part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, May 12
spring
7pm once
It's All Fun and Games: Activities for Brain Fitness
Join us for an interactive workshop to discover ways to improve memory via games, cognitive fitness, relaxation techniques, nutrition tips, and much more. Part of the Gural Mind Matters Series (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > mind matters
Tue, May 13 - Jun 24
spring
3:30pm weekly
Music and the Brain
Richard Isaacson, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology (Education), Director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Music affects many parts of our brain. Ambient sounds can help or even hinder our creativity. Some feel that our music choices reflect our personality. Join Dr. Richard Isaacson, musician and author of The Alzheimer’s Diet, for a lively discussion of how music can keep our brain healthy. Part of the Gural Mind Matters Series (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > mind matters
Tue, May 13
spring
7pm once
Gentle Yoga for Seniors
Learn how simple yoga postures can gently relax and strengthen the spinal muscles at the core of the body, creating a sense of ease and rejuvenation in life. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, May 14 - Jul 9
spring
11:15am weekly
Healthy Bones at Any Age
This participatory lecture/demo will teach you how weight-bearing exercises, with or without equipment, can increase bone strength, stave off bone loss, and prevent falls. Please wear loose fitting clothing. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > taking care of you
Wed, May 14
spring
7pm once
Learn How to be Healthy, Happy, and Stress-Free with Jin Shin Jyutsu®
Instructor: Alexis Brink, LMT Discover a powerful way to feel revitalized and stress-free, right at your fingertips, through the Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu®. Learn simple techniques to support optimal wellness using a gentle practice of healing touch, similar to acupressure and Reiki. Learn practical exercises for relaxation and symptom-relief, including daily protocols for health maintenance and individualized sequences for specific health concerns. Each class will focus on a particular area and you can take individual classes or all three at a discount. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, May 15
spring
7pm once
Learn How to be Healthy, Happy, and Stress-Free with Jin Shin Jyutsu®
Instructor: Alexis Brink, LMT Discover a powerful way to feel revitalized and stress-free, right at your fingertips, through the Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu®. Learn simple techniques to support optimal wellness using a gentle practice of healing touch, similar to acupressure and Reiki. Learn practical exercises for relaxation and symptom-relief, including daily protocols for health maintenance and individualized sequences for specific health concerns. Each class will focus on a particular area and you can take individual classes or all three at a discount. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, May 15 - May 29
spring
7pm weekly
Alexander Technique Semi-Private Sessions:
Intermediate Level
Geared towards those who have studied Alexander before, this class includes hands-on work to help participants achieve a healthy mind/body balance. Limited to 4. To register for single sessions, please contact Josh Herman one week in advance at 646.505.5728 or jherman@jccmanhattan.org. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > alexander
Fri, May 16 - Jul 25
spring
9:30am weekly
NEW! Baby and Me Yoga
This multi-level yoga class is specifically designed to strengthen your body after giving birth, and allow you to practice yoga with your baby. You will regain the strength of your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, develop inner and outer strength, and meet other new moms and babies. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > prenatal & postnatal
Sun, May 18 - Jun 29
spring
3pm18 - 0weekly
Prenatal Yoga: Pregnancy + Childbirth
Learn from an expert how to use yoga to relieve discomfort and strengthen your body for natural childbirth or Cesarean section. This flowing prenatal yoga class will also help you safely develop the strength in your core to maintain postural integrity during and after pregnancy. All levels and stages are welcome. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > prenatal & postnatal
Sun, May 18 - Jun 29
spring
4:15pm18 - 0weekly
Feldenkrais Method ®
Experience the physical and mental health benefits of improved posture and movementcoordination. You will learn practical ways to increase awareness of your body and create new neural pathways for more efficient action, while enhancing your mood and appearance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > feldenkrais
Wed, May 21 - Jul 23
spring
9:30am weekly
Nutrition on the Go: Free Conference Calls- Summer Sessions
Get the skinny on fasting and juicing. Explore the history and theory behind fasting and detoxing. Learn the options, so if you decide to go this route you can safely cleanse and detox your body in a healthy way. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > free for everybody > nutrition on the go
Wed, May 21
spring
8pm once
Learn How to be Healthy, Happy, and Stress-Free with Jin Shin Jyutsu®
Instructor: Alexis Brink, LMT Discover a powerful way to feel revitalized and stress-free, right at your fingertips, through the Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu®. Learn simple techniques to support optimal wellness using a gentle practice of healing touch, similar to acupressure and Reiki. Learn practical exercises for relaxation and symptom-relief, including daily protocols for health maintenance and individualized sequences for specific health concerns. Each class will focus on a particular area and you can take individual classes or all three at a discount. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, May 22
spring
7pm once
Healthy Bones at Any Age
Create delightful, easy-to-prepare recipes that support optimal nutrition for bone health, including homemade kale crisps, Mediterranean salmon salad with raisins and herbs, classic miso soup, green goddess smoothies, salmon frittata with fresh dill, and refreshing triple berry crumble. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > taking care of you
Tue, May 27
spring
7pm once
Yoga for Bone Health + Osteoporosis
This class is designed for anyone 35 and older interested in maintaining bone health and avoiding osteopenia and osteoporosis. Cathy Lilly, E–RYT500, will take students through Dr. Loren Fishman's recommended protocols from his 6+ year old "Yoga vs. Osteoporosis" clinical research. A number of study participants doing selected yoga poses have had improved scores in their second year DEXA scans. Cathy has been credited as instrumental in this progress though her teachings at Dr. Fishman's medical office. Limited to 12. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > yoga
Wed, May 28 - Jul 16
spring
1:50pm weekly
Organize Your Life
Would you love to be able to put your hands on all of your important documents and information at a moment’s notice? Find out how to organize your papers, streamline your systems, and let go of what you no longer need so you can have space for what you love. Free yourself from being overwhelmed, get control of your paperwork, and find peace by creating order. This class is part of the Gural Mind Matters Series (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, May 28
spring
2:30pm60 - 0once
Mindfulness and Work: An Evening with Sharon Salzberg
Join us for this special evening with meditation teacher, world-renowned author and friend of Makom, Sharon Salzberg. Sharon will focus her teachings during this evening from her new book, Real Happiness at Work, and help us learn to manage our stress, be more creative, feel more fulfilled, and experience the truth of success. We’ll also spend time in meditation together and there will be Q&A. Sharon will sign books after the event! (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > meditation masters
Thu, May 29
spring
7pm18 - 0once
Learn How to be Healthy, Happy, and Stress-Free with Jin Shin Jyutsu®
Instructor: Alexis Brink, LMT Discover a powerful way to feel revitalized and stress-free, right at your fingertips, through the Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu®. Learn simple techniques to support optimal wellness using a gentle practice of healing touch, similar to acupressure and Reiki. Learn practical exercises for relaxation and symptom-relief, including daily protocols for health maintenance and individualized sequences for specific health concerns. Each class will focus on a particular area and you can take individual classes or all three at a discount. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, May 29
spring
7pm once
Three Special Spring Workshops with Swami Saradananda
The Power of Breath: The Art of Breathing Well for Harmony, Happiness, and Health Your breath is your most intimate companion; acting as the essential interface between your body and mind. Improper breathing can create undue stress and make your feel lethargic. Join Swami Saradananda, author of the popular book, The Power of Breath, and learn new techniques and simple exercises so that you can experience the powerful, revitalizing and regenerating effects that breathing exercises can have on your body and mind. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Sun, Jun 1
spring
10am once
Three Special Spring Workshops with Swami Saradananda
Join us for one or all of these wonderful workshops. Take both workshops on June 1st and SAVE or take all 3 and SAVE! (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Sun, Jun 1 - Jun 1
spring
10am custom
Three Special Spring Workshops with Swami Saradananda
Take all 3 workshops and SAVE! (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Sun, Jun 1 - Jun 8
spring
10am custom
MELTed Yoga
Whitney Chapman, RYT, MELT Practitioner This revolutionary series combines the best of MELT Length and Strength Maps with Yoga Asanas (postures) to bring your body into alignment and ease. Join us for a rejuvenating and energizing experience. Some experience with Yoga or MELT is helpful. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > MELT
Sun, Jun 1
spring
12:30pm once
MELTed Yoga
Whitney Chapman, RYT, MELT Practitioner This revolutionary series combines the best of MELT Length and Strength Maps with Yoga Asanas (postures) to bring your body into alignment and ease. Join us for a rejuvenating and energizing experience. Some experience with Yoga or MELT is helpful. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > MELT
Sun, Jun 1 - Jun 8
spring
12:30pm weekly
Three Special Spring Workshops with Swami Saradananda
Session 2 Journey through the Chakras: An Inner Pilgrimage for Health and Well-Being In this workshop, Swami Saradananda offers you pragmatic ways to integrate chakra work into your daily life, including simple, powerful techniques for developing inner poise and keeping your life in balance. This is a down-to-earth approach to inner peace: yoga exercises, breathing techniques, meditations, and visualizations to help you gain deeper understanding and awareness. Swami Saradananda is the author of a number of books, including The Essential Guide to Chakras and Chakra Meditation.
more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Sun, Jun 1
spring
2pm once
Pilates for Buff Bones®
Created by Rebekah Rotstein, taught by Laura Altman Pilates for Buff Bones uses bone-strengthening techniques with posture and balance tricks. Named one of the top five classes in NYC by CBS and recommended by Dr. Christiane Northrup, it targets butt, hips, arms, and back, while giving the whole body a terrific workout. All levels welcome and safe for those with osteoporosis. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > pilates
Thu, Jun 5 - Jul 24
spring
9:30am weekly
Three Special Spring Workshops with Swami Saradananda
Session 3 Mudras for Modern Life: Gestures to Energize your Life, Enhance your Yoga and Deepen your Meditation Your body is a subtle, yet powerful, antenna that is continually receiving and transmitting subtle energy, known as prana. Mudras are hand positions that seal prana into specific channels throughout the body. As such, they are powerful tools, many of which can be done at any time, to assist you in balancing your energy, enhancing your well-being and transforming your life in a wide range of ways. As useful tools in both yoga and meditation, they can also aid you in developing an increased sense of calm in life and finding inner peace. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Sun, Jun 8
spring
10am once
MELTed Yoga
Whitney Chapman, RYT, MELT Practitioner This revolutionary series combines the best of MELT Length and Strength Maps with Yoga Asanas (postures) to bring your body into alignment and ease. Join us for a rejuvenating and energizing experience. Some experience with Yoga or MELT is helpful. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > MELT
Sun, Jun 8
spring
12:30pm once
MBSR Alumni Monthly Practice Group
Are you dealing with stress, chronic illness or pain' This 8-week course includes instruction in a variety of formal mindfulness practices, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, and support for integrating mindful awareness into daily life. Modeled after the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts over 30 years ago, MBSR can bring you lasting changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. Attendance is required at one of the orientation sessions. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. Elaine Retholtz has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1988. She completed the internship in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and the Teacher Development Intensive at the Center for Mindfulness in Worcester Massachusetts. She is also a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. Elaine has been teaching the traditional 8 week MBSR program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan since 2005. She also teaches MBSR at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing and to first year students at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She teaches meditation courses at New York Insight Meditation Center, where she is an associate teacher and leads a NYIMC weekly sitting group in Queens.For more information, call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by New York Insight. Attendance is required at the orientation session, held Thursday, January 20, at 10am. Then classes begin on January 27th.The full day class, which is included in the course and is for both the morning and afternoon classes, will be held on Sunday, March 6th, from 9am to 5pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Jun 8
spring
5:30pm18 - 0once
Cooking for Cleanse + Detox
Get your summer off to a strong start with nourishing meals that are both easy to make and filling. Recipes include za’atar flaxseed hummus, skinny kale caesar salad, pomegranate tabbouleh, Asian soba noodles with tofu, black bean burgers with nectarine salsa, chia seed pudding with mango, and more. This class is part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Jun 9
spring
7pm once
Yin Yoga + Wine on the Roof
Join us on the roof of the JCC at sunset for a yin yoga class. Yin yoga is a great complement to summer activities such as running, biking, swimming, or weight training. After class, enjoy a glass of wine or seltzer while taking in the beautiful views of the city from The Meyerson Family Roof Terrace. Class begins promptly at 6. Please arrive early and bring water. Mats are provided. In the event of rain, class will be held indoors. Space is limited. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > yoga
Tue, Jun 10
spring
6pm once
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Wed, Jun 18 - Aug 13
summer
12pm18 - 0weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Wed, Jun 18 - Aug 13
summer
1pm18 - 0weekly
Nutrition on the Go: Free Conference Calls- Summer Sessions
Join us for a review of the basics. Dispel common myths such as: eating after 7 pm means you will get fat. Learn the difference between micro and macro nutrients, as well as how to read a food label and how to determine the ideal caloric intake for your body weight and size. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > free for everybody > nutrition on the go
Wed, Jun 18
spring
8pm once
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Fri, Jun 20 - Aug 15
summer
12pm18 - 0weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Fri, Jun 20 - Aug 15
summer
1pm18 - 0weekly
Can You Prevent Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia Through Diet?
Richard Isaacson, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology (Education), Director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Worried about memory loss? Join Dr. Isaacson, author of the best-selling book The Alzheimer’s Diet, and learn how to incorporate brain-healthy dietary habits into your life. This class is part of the Gural Mind Matters Series (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > mind matters
Tue, Jun 24
spring
7pm once
How to Prevent and Relieve Osteoarthritis Naturally
Arthritis can be the result of poor diet. Come learn how a natural diet can lubricate joints, reduce inflammation, and improve flexibility. Discover which foods are notorious triggers for arthritis and which foods can soothe and relieve aching joints. Learn how eating habits may be contributing to your arthritis along with some natural remedies. Leave with a complete regimen for restoring your joints to pain-free resiliency. Part of the Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Jun 25
spring
2:30pm once
Living Life by Romancing Death
Lauren Zander, Pioneer & Founder, The Handel Method® Living life to the fullest means setting aside our fears about the end that eventually comes to us all. Death and dying deserve our love and respect, and our approach to our own mortality can shape the kind of life we choose to live every day. Join Lauren Zander for an evocative conversation around how death is portrayed in the movies and in music. Write a love letter to death and discover how romancing your death can inspire you to heal your past, clean up your finances, and find your true love. This class is part of the Gural Mind Matters Series (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > mind matters
Thu, Jun 26
spring
6:30pm once
MELT® Mini Self-Treatments - Summer Sessions
Taught by Liz Barkan, Fitness Expert, MELT Practitioner Alleviate common symptoms and improve your body’s efficiency in minutes a day. Release tension in your neck, back, and hips, prevent pain, heal injury, and diminish the negative effects of aging. Receive a printed MELT mini-map to use at home. Take all 3 sections and SAVE. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > MELT
Fri, Jul 11
summer
12pm18 - 0once
MELT® Mini Self-Treatments - Summer Sessions
Taught by Liz Barkan, Fitness Expert, MELT Practitioner Alleviate common symptoms and improve your body’s efficiency in minutes a day. Release tension in your neck, back, and hips, prevent pain, heal injury, and diminish the negative effects of aging. Receive a printed MELT mini-map to use at home. Take all 3 sections and SAVE. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > MELT
Fri, Jul 11 - Jul 25
summer
12pm18 - 0weekly
Gentle Yoga for Seniors
Learn how simple yoga postures can gently relax and strengthen the spinal muscles at the core of the body, creating a sense of ease and rejuvenation in life. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jul 16 - Aug 27
summer
11:15am weekly
Guilt-Free Flourless + Frozen Desserts
Find out how easy it is to make desserts that are light as well as flavorful. From granitas of fresh berries to creamy frozen pure banana "custard" and icy frozen grapes, this class focuses on no-sugar-added fruit indulgences. This class is part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Jul 16
summer
7pm18 - 0once
Nutrition on the Go: Free Conference Calls- Summer Sessions
Learn the perils of sugar and how to offset your sweet tooth with healthy snacks and treats. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > free for everybody > nutrition on the go
Wed, Jul 16
spring
8pm once
MELT® Mini Self-Treatments - Summer Sessions
Taught by Liz Barkan, Fitness Expert, MELT Practitioner Alleviate common symptoms and improve your body’s efficiency in minutes a day. Release tension in your neck, back, and hips, prevent pain, heal injury, and diminish the negative effects of aging. Receive a printed MELT mini-map to use at home. Take all 3 sections and SAVE. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > MELT
Fri, Jul 18
summer
12pm18 - 0once
MBSR Alumni Monthly Practice Group
Becoming more ‘stress-hardy’ can lead to better life-long health. The MBSR program, developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, integrates mindfulness meditation (moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness) with a profound level of inquiry into its relevance to daily life. MBSR can bring changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. This course includes instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, along with daily practice support materials. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. For more information call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by NY Insight Meditation Center. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Jul 20
summer
5:30pm18 - 0once
Cooking Without: Sugar, Salt, Gluten + Dairy
You know what you shouldn't eat—but it can be daunting turning what you can eat into a delicious meal. In this class, you'll prepare curry chicken salad with scallions and sweet peas, sweet chili glazed turkey meatballs on a bed of tender cabbage, grilled turkey sausage with grilled broccoli rabe, apple cake with walnuts, cranberries and a touch of chocolate, and more. This class is part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Jul 22
summer
7pm once
MELT® Mini Self-Treatments - Summer Sessions
Taught by Liz Barkan, Fitness Expert, MELT Practitioner Alleviate common symptoms and improve your body’s efficiency in minutes a day. Release tension in your neck, back, and hips, prevent pain, heal injury, and diminish the negative effects of aging. Receive a printed MELT mini-map to use at home. Take all 3 sections and SAVE. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > MELT
Fri, Jul 25
summer
12pm18 - 0once
MBSR Alumni Monthly Practice Group
Are you dealing with stress, chronic illness or pain' This 8-week course includes instruction in a variety of formal mindfulness practices, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, and support for integrating mindful awareness into daily life. Modeled after the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts over 30 years ago, MBSR can bring you lasting changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. Attendance is required at one of the orientation sessions. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. Elaine Retholtz has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1988. She completed the internship in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and the Teacher Development Intensive at the Center for Mindfulness in Worcester Massachusetts. She is also a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. Elaine has been teaching the traditional 8 week MBSR program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan since 2005. She also teaches MBSR at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing and to first year students at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She teaches meditation courses at New York Insight Meditation Center, where she is an associate teacher and leads a NYIMC weekly sitting group in Queens.For more information, call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by New York Insight. Attendance is required at the orientation session, held Thursday, January 20, at 10am. Then classes begin on January 27th.The full day class, which is included in the course and is for both the morning and afternoon classes, will be held on Sunday, March 6th, from 9am to 5pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Aug 17
summer
5:30pm18 - 0once
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