Exercise, Meditate, Recreate!

Take your mind off your disease and get the emotional and physical strength you need right now!
Our certified instructors will help you or your caregiver learn how relieve stress and take an active role in your own health and well-being.

Now Offering A Combination Of Virtual And Hybrid Attendance

  • Attendance at an orientation session is required prior to joining a group.
  • Look below to see where the class is physically meeting. 
  • You can join most groups virtually.  We are One Hope Connections and we want to be convenient no matter where you live.
  • Comfortable clothing and physician approval is recommended   
  • All Mind Body classes are for those age 18 and over.

Weekly Classes

Gentle Yoga – Bethesda (hybrid)

  • Mondays, 10 – 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m., led by Amy Morrison, RYT-200
  • Wednesdays, 10 – 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., led by Amy Morrison, RYT-200

Pink Ribbon Pilates – Bethesda (hybrid)

  • Mondays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., led by Johnnette Armstrong, Certified Pink Ribbon Pilates Instructor
  • Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., led by Carole Moskowitz, Certified Pink Ribbon Pilates Instructor

Pink Ribbon Pilates – Landover (hybrid in Bethesda)

  • Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., led by Johnnette Armstrong, Certified Pink Ribbon Pilates Instructor

This class is designed for cancer survivors. Healthy lifestyle and positive body image are part of the experience as participants are challenged to regain strength and mobility.

Mind-Body Boxing – Landover (hybrid in Bethesda)

  • Thursdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Eric Govan (Professional boxer, Master Trainer, Founder at Mind/Body Boxing), will teach you to heighten your mental, physical and spiritual strength through
boxing fitness, yoga and meditation.

Tai Chi – Bethesda (virtual only)

  • Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that is practiced as a system of exercise, and that consists of a series of postures performed slowly and continuously with relaxed abdominal breathing.  It is sometimes called moving meditation and it can be practiced without any special equipment. It’s sure to help with joint flexibility, balance, and calming the mind. Instructed by Charles Votaw.

Strength & Balance – Bethesda (virtual only)

  • Fridays, 10:00 – 11 a.m.

Carole Moskowitz will lead you in a unique exercise class designed to improve your strength, balance, and posture, as well as your sense of well-being!  All levels of fitness are welcome. Chairs available.

Yin & Restorative Yoga for Wellness – (virtual only)

  • Mondays, 7:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This yoga class offers a gentle and nurturing sanctuary. Rooted in the principles of Yin and Restorative Yoga, the class is designed to foster deep relaxation, inner healing and renewal. Through gentle postures, breathwork and mediation, participants are invited to embark on a journey of self-care, compassion and restoration. Led by Sherry Steine.


BI-MONTHLY CLASSES

Expressive Art – Bethesda (in-person only)

  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Facilitator Judy Goldstein provides new opportunities every month for participants to express themselves through
art. No art experience is necessary.

Hypnosis for Symptom Reduction – Bethesda (virtual only) 

  • 1st Thursday of each month, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Bethesda)
  • 3rd Thursday of each month, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Bethesda)

Hypnosis has been shown to decrease pain, anxiety and stress as well as other symptoms related to cancer treatment.  Certified hypnotherapist Don Pelles will teach self-hypnosis techniques that will assist in the management of these symptoms.

Stretch! – Bethesda (hybrid)

  • 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month,  from 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Taught by Pink Ribbon Pilates Instructor, Carole Moskowitz, this gentle class will increase mobility and help loosen tight muscles.

Guided Meditation – Bethesda (virtual only)

  • 2nd & 4th Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 pm

May Benatar, PhD, LCSW-C leads this weekly group.  Modern science has confirmed that a meditation practice actually changes the brain, strengthens immunity, reduces anxiety, and lowers blood pressure.  Join May and learn the skill that once acquired will benefit you in mind, body and spirit.

Relaxation & Tranquility – Bethesda (virtual only) 

  • 1st & 3rd Friday of each month, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Let your body feel relaxation and your mind experience tranquility.  Led by Larry Bricker, M.Ed. & Reiki Master, you will learn techniques to minimize pain, reduce stress and increase feelings of wellness.   


MONTHLY CLASSES

Me-Time Meditation (virtual)

  • 1st Monday of each month, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

There are many physical and emotional benefits to meditation. This class will help to relax your body and mind. The instructor, Adie Olfus, will focus on breath and inner self through an interactive meditation.

Katy’s Book Club – Bethesda (hybrid)

  • 1st Wednesday of each month, 2-3 p.m.

Facilitated by Marlene Hayman, this group will read and discuss books recommended by participants. 

 

Looking for More Groups or Other Activities?

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