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Healthy Aging

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Evening Session
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Evening Session


with Molly Montgomery, LCPC

The eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is designed to help you cope more effectively with both long and short term stressors. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, MBSR has been scientifically proven to enhance the ability to manage and reduce pain levels, and improve focus, resilience and the capacity to recover more quickly from challenging life events.

Instruction involves mindful meditation practices, discussion, gentle stretching and yoga (appropriate for all ability levels).

For more information on the class and requirements, visitĀ

Please note all 8-week MBSR class participants must attend an Orientation ahead of each session as well as an All-day Saturday retreat toward the end of each session

  • Spring Orientation is Tuesday, Apr. 7, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Spring Retreat is Saturday, May 16, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Summer Orientation is Tuesday, June 30, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Summer Retreat is Saturday, Aug. 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pump Up Your Pelvic Floor


with Susan Ramsey, PT, MA

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Did you know that regular pelvic floor muscle exercises can help:

  • Improve bladder and bowel control
  • Decrease pain during labor and childbirth
  • Improve recovery from gynecological surgery, prostate surgery, and childbirth
  • Increase sexual sensation
  • Increase social confidence and quality of life

This class will teach participants how to find, feel, and move their pelvic floor muscles. We will learn specific exercises to strengthen and relax the muscles and how to incorporate those exercises into a daily routine. This class is open to men and women of all ages and stages of life, including pregnancy.

Advanced Pelvic Power


with Susan Ramsey, PT, MA

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 6, 2020 at 4:30 pm

This class is designed for people who have already taken the 'Pump Up Your Pelvic Floor' class.

Now that you know how to find, feel, and move your pelvic floor muscles, it's time to apply that knowledge to exercise. In this class, you will learn a core exercise sequence that you can do at home. You will also learn how to use your core during other types of exercise, like yoga, weight training, and more.

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