These programs are available for people living with cancer and for their family members. There is no charge for these programs, but donations are gratefully accepted to help defray our operating expenses.
Art Classes -
Guided Imagery – Drop-in group for relaxation and guided imagery techniques
Healthy Steps – A trained LEBED movement and dance instructor, who is also a psychotherapist, will lead groups in this low impact exercise to improve overall health. Periodic Schedule – 6 weeks in winter; 6 weeks in the spring.
Horticulture Therapy -
Knitting - Did you know that knitting is the new yoga? If you knit or crochet or want to learn come join us on Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:00 pm.
Tai Chi - A chinese exercise system that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind.
Writing – Read, write, and share the power of prose, assisted by a professional writer. Call for more information and the current schedule.
Yoga – Learn the basics of Yoga, deep breathing and concentration. Three different instructors offer day and evening classes. Deidre Americo offers Vinyasa Yoga on Mondays at 1:30 pm; Marc Howard features the Kripalu Method from 1:00 to 2:00 on Tuesdays; Joe Gillotti conducts classes at 5:45 on Tuesdays & 12:00 pm on Fridays. Rochelle Schwartz has a changing schedule.
Please call for availability of spots for each instructor and to confirm a class is being held on a particular date, as there are sometimes weather-related cancellations or a waiting list.
Reiki – The ancient art of dislodging blocked energy flow to bring relaxation and reduce stress. Our dedicated Reiki space provides a scenic view and calm atmosphere, where a certified master level Reiki practitioner who is also a licensed mental health counselor sees clients by appointment.
What is Energy Work?
- It is a light touch therapy to balance energy in the body.
- Energy Therapy complements traditional medical care.
- It promotes recovery from surgery and can minimize effects from chemotherapy.
- It supports the immune system and overall sense of health and well-being.
Ann's Place offers Reiki Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Sessions run in 45 minute increments. Call 790-6568 to schedule an appointment.