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.
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 (hybrid)
- 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.
Knitting, Stitch & Chat – Bethesda (virtual only)
- Fridays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Kathryn Winsberg, with 42 years of knitting experience and endless patience, leads this weekly group. In addition to knitting, lovers of all forms of stitch craft and handiwork are welcome to attend. Experience is not required.
Strength & Balance – Bethesda (virtual only)
- Fridays, 10:00 – 11 a.m.
Carole Moskowitz will lead you in an 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 Yoga – Bethesda (virtual only)
- Mondays, 8 – 9 p.m.
These days, multitasking is an art form. But days of multitasking often evolve into nights without sleep. This class will help you relax and create stillness at the end of your busy day so that you can retrain your nervous system for deep, uninterrupted sleep. So, dim the lights, get cozy, and get ready for a session of Yin yoga, a class that will carry you straight to bed. Instructed by Angela Gore – Curry, CYT.
Mindfulness for Well-Being – Bethesda (virtual)
- 1st 1st Tuesday of each month, from 1:30 pm -2:30 pm
Join instructor Stacey Fannon, for this new class where you will learn mindfulness exercises like body scanning, visualization, guided meditations, mindful movements, and tasks designed to reduce anxiety, stress, depression, blood pressure, and pain, to improve sleep, and to increase mental well-being.
Reiki & Chakra Balancing – Bethesda (in-person only)
- 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing practice rediscovered in the 1980s in the US, in which the body’s 7 chakras, or energy centers, are stimulated and balanced to promote deep relaxation and healing.
Every Reiki and Chakra Clearing Class is designed to provide opportunities for participants to open and balance chakras for themselves and significant others, learn about each chakra and it’s role in our well being, and participate in a group Reiki sharing experience.
Marsha Bisker has been a Reiki Master/practitioner for well over a decade. She has also completed the Healing Arts program offered at the University of Maryland’s Center for Integrative Medicine.
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 (hybrid)
- 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.
Katy’s Book Club – Bethesda
- 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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