Events and Classes

Camp Breathe Easy

Camp Breathe Easy Summer Day Camp for Kids with Asthma. Join us this summer for lots of fun! We will help kids learn about their asthma while participating in many great camp activities such as sports, crafts, camp songs and more!

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This proven conditioning program was created to aid in improving running efficiency while reducing the risk of common ailments such as plantar fasciitis, knee and IT band pain, shin splints and low back pain.

Let our expert, Laurie Lasseter, RRCA Running Coach, ACE Personal Train and multiple marathon runner, teach you the proper way to incorporate the most effective training exercises into your current routine to get & keep you running your best!

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Knockout Parkinson's

Lead by our veteran Parkinson's expert, Connie Truesdale, Certified Rock Steady Boxing (R) Instructor and veteran Personal Trainer, will have you conditioning your way towards improved health with the NEW non-contact, boxing and circuit training-based fitness curriculum!

No prior boxing experience is required, however this program is meant to be rigorous and challenge the participant past their comfort zone...which according to current research has been proven to be neuro-protective and delay the progression of symptoms!

Workouts may include agility, balance, core strength, focus mitts, heavy bags and circuit training with weights. Boxing gloves are provided though having a personal pair is recommended.

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Wellness House: Rehab Strategies for Cognitive Issues due to Cancer Treatment

Don't wander lost in the fog! Come learn about chemotherapy's very real cognitive side effects - often referred to as "chemo brain" - and some useful rehab strategies. Program offered at no cost to people directly impacted by cancer. Registration is required.

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Adaptive Parkinson's Yoga, Thursday

More Parkinson's patients are turning to Alternative Therapies like Yoga to increase their overall quality of life (QoL). Yoga represents a non-pharmacologic approach to PD and research on the benefits of yoga showed improvements in the following areas: Mobility, Balance, Strength, Flexibility, Mood and Sleep. This weekly offering will include yoga postures, breath techniques, and guided visualization to support those who live with PD or other chronic progressive movement disorders. The class will be led by Gina Cox, RYT 500 or Adrienne Ann Ilseman, CYT, who became passionate about the field of yoga theraputics in her advanced 500 hour training through the Healing Yoga Foundation
Class meets on Thursday for 12 weeks in the YPT room.

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Free Your Shoulders Workshop, Sunday

Release tension in your shoulders, neck and back. You deserve it.
Julie Groves, RYT will guide you through this workshop. Regular yoga practice provides a splendid array of benefits that include stress reduction, increased flexibility, strength, better balance, posture, body awareness and enhanced overall sense of well-being. Explore yoga poses (asanas) designed to create more freedom in the areas of the shoulders, upper back, neck and chest. These areas of the body hold a great deal of tension. Open the gateway to the heart by freeing the shoulders. All levels welcome.

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Special Event, Conservation Foundation: Wellness and its Role in Prevention

Please join Amish Doshi, MD, with Edward Medical Group and on staff at Edward Hospital, to explore the health benefits of a wellness focused lifestyle, in the serene setting of the Conservation Foundation grounds. Dr. Doshi will discuss habits that constitute a healthy lifestyle, including nutrition and activity, as well as the powerful benefits of time spent in nature. As a conclusion to the discussion, we will take a nature walk on the property.

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Lunch and Learn: American Heart Associations Life Simple 7

The American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 program, is an identified list of life habits that will help you achieve optimal heart health. Any person can make these changes and even slight improvements can make a big difference. Please join Michael Brottman, MD, cardiologist on staff at Elmhurst Hospital, to learn more about Life’s Simple 7 and how you can use it to make positive changes in your own life.

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College-Bound Mother/Daughter Self-Defense, Sunday

This class is specifically for girls 17 to 18 years-old who are preparing to leave for college. Campus safety and the dynamics of date rape are discussed along with concerns relevant to the college experience. Physical skills taught include escaping from grabs and holds, striking, kicking and blocking.

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