CANCER CARE PROGRAMS AT JCC MANHATTAN

cancer fittness A partnership of JCC Manhattan, BreastLink New York, and Mount Sinai West. This innovative program is designed to share the latest in health and wellness programs, while also bringing complementary care to those living with breast or ovarian cancer. Based on scientific findings about the importance of a plant-based diet and regular exercise for healing, our robust program includes a range of classes, lectures and events. Topics include nutrition, massage, yoga and aerobics which have been shown to help you deal with the side effects of cancer and boost healing.

To get started, click the register for classes button in the upper right.


Cancer Support Massage
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Prices Vary

Ellen Wertheim, Clinical Director, JCC Oncology Massage Program

Call 646.505.5716 to book an appointment.
Receive supportive, holistic bodywork, employing massage techniques suitable for individuals undergoing treatment or for those who are post–treatment and/or surgery. A prescription is required. Some medical insurance coverage is applicable for massage; please consult your insurance carrier to see if you qualify. Please note that you will be charged for your scheduled massage unless canceled due to medical emergency

*Three free sessions are offered for those being treated for breast cancer by BreastLink New York or in the Mount Sinai Health System.


Please note: you will be charged a cancellation fee for any program that has a cost unless canceled due to medical emergency.

 

 

Yoga + Nia Brain + Body Fitness for Women
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  • Tue, Sep 05 - Tue, Jan 16
  • 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by BreastLink New York, Mount Sinai and JCC Manhattan.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Moving for Life
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  • Wed, Sep 06 - Wed, Jan 17
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by BreastLink New York, Mount Sinai and JCC Manhattan.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Ai Chi: Flowing Aquatic Energy Program for Women Living with Cancer
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  • Thu, Sep 07 - Thu, Jan 18
  • 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by BreastLink New York, Mount Sinai and JCC Manhattan.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Yoga for Men Who Are Cancer Survivors
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  • Thu, Sep 07 - Thu, Jan 18
  • 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Jerry Snee, CYI

This program is co-sponsored with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center.

Please email rlschine@aol.com for more info.

Healing Yoga for Women Living with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
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  • Thu, Sep 07 - Thu, Jan 18
  • 06:45 PM - 08:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the BreastLink New York, Mount Sinai West and JCC Manhattan.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Moving for Life: Gentle Cardio Workout
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  • Sat, Sep 09 - Sat, Jan 20
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by the BreastLink New York, Mount Sinai West, and JCC Manhattan.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

The Surprising Myth of Focus
winter
  • Wed, Jan 10 - Wed, Jan 10
  • 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
  • $30 members / $35 public

Srini Pillay, MD

Most people believe that extreme focus is the key to success. Yet recent research demonstrates the exact opposite. Grit is vastly overrated - too much focus debilitates the brain - and we would benefit tremendously from productive unfocusing, as have such luminaries as Einstein, Picasso, Jobs, and Gates. Dr. Pillay, a brain and success expert, will discuss learning research-based techniques to productively unfocus so that you re-energize your brain and enhance your creativity, memory, clarity, and predictive abilities.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

 

The Happiness Workout: Nurture a Happier Immune System
winter
  • Tue, Jan 16 - Tue, Jan 16
  • 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
  • $15 members / $20 public

Beth Kaplan Bongar

Learn how to use your breath to turn your body into a powerful, healthy machine. Experience your diaphragm as a breathing pump that strengthens the immune system and promotes the flow of positive healing oxygen into your body and brain.

FREE for those being tested or treated for breast cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646-505-5734 to register for this offer.

Cancer Support Massage
winter

Prices Vary

Ellen Wertheim, Clinical Director, JCC Oncology Massage Program

Call 646.505.5716 to book an appointment.
Receive supportive, holistic bodywork, employing massage techniques suitable for individuals undergoing treatment or for those who are post–treatment and/or surgery. A prescription is required. Some medical insurance coverage is applicable for massage; please consult your insurance carrier to see if you qualify. Please note that you will be charged for your scheduled massage unless canceled due to medical emergency

*Three free sessions are offered for those being treated for breast cancer by BreastLink New York.


Please note: you will be charged a cancellation fee for any program that has a cost unless canceled due to medical emergency.

 

 

Yoga + Nia Brain + Body Fitness for Women
winter
  • Tue, Jan 23 - Tue, Mar 20
  • 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer and are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Moving for Life
winter
  • Wed, Jan 24 - Wed, Mar 21
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer and are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Ai Chi: Flowing Aquatic Energy Program for Women Living with Cancer
winter
  • Thu, Jan 25 - Thu, Mar 22
  • 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer and are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Yoga for Men Who Are Cancer Survivors
winter
  • Thu, Jan 25 - Thu, Mar 22
  • 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Jerry Snee, Certified Yoga Instructor

This program is co-sponsored with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center.

Please email rlschine@aol.com for more info.

Healing Yoga for Women Living with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
winter
  • Thu, Jan 25 - Thu, Mar 22
  • 06:45 PM - 08:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer and are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Moving for Life: Gentle Cardio Workout
winter
  • Sat, Jan 27 - Sat, Mar 17
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer and are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Longevity Mediterranean Kitchen
winter
  • Mon, Jan 29 - Mon, Jan 29
  • 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • $85 members / $95 public

Chef Talia Segal Fidler

Learn a variety of cooking techniques and tips for eating healthy while implementing the principles of the Mediterranean diet. After this class, you will be able to entertain your friends and family with a table full of fast and easy dishes that are colorful, delicious, and nutritious. Menu may include eggplant pie; broccoli salad with ginger vinaigrette; zucchini in yogurt sauce; Sicilian green beans; lemony lentil and quinoa salad; Latin kale; Israeli salad; shakshuka; roasted red pepper hummus with za'atar pita chips; and fruit and tahini crumble.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

Introduction to Meditation
winter
  • Mon, Jan 29 - Mon, Jan 29
  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • $18 members / $20 public

We've set time aside just for beginners so you'll be extra comfortable. Join members of the Makom faculty in evening or afternoon sessions and learn the basics of meditation, understand what it means to develop a practice, and still have time for questions.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

The Science + Practice of Meditation for Brain Health
winter
  • Sun, Feb 04 - Sun, Feb 04
  • 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  • $30 members / $35 public

Sheldon Lewis + Monique Class, APRN

Discover how meditation can facilitate neurogenesis and neuroplasticity. Mindfulness increases gray matter in the brain and enhances memory processes and mood. Practice different forms of meditation to facilitate the integration of your brain.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

 

Simplified Bowls for Every Meal
winter
  • Mon, Feb 05 - Mon, Feb 05
  • 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • $85 members / $95 public

Chef Kim Pistone

Whether you are cooking for one or looking to meal prep a week of varied lunches, this class is for you.  Learn to create easy, portionable meals with Chef Kim. Menu may include veggie poke bowls; caprese gnocchi salad; Mediterranean couscous with falafel; quinoa taco salad with roasted vegetables; hot chocolate overnight oats; and matcha chia seed pudding.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

Restorative Mind, Body + Food Retreat - Building Immunity (Women Only)
winter
  • Sun, Feb 11 - Sun, Feb 11
  • 11:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • $135 members / $145 public

Jessica Li Phillips, Integrative Chef and Wellness Consultant, Yoga Instructor E-RYT 500 + Caroline Kohles, Nia Movement Educator

If you are like so many women, giving so much to others but having little time to nourish yourself, this day is for you. Give yourself the gift of a mini-retreat focused on a whole-body approach to self-care and inspired living. Experience movement through yoga and Nia dance, meditation for stress relief, and mindful eating of food you cook yourself. Conversation will focus on the role of nutrition in your life, reducing inflammation in your diet, and creating a healthier kitchen. Prior to the program, each participant will have the opportunity for a 15-minute one-on-one health intake with health coach Jessica Li Phillips.

Limited to 12 participants.

Part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program

Massage for Cancer Care and Beyond
winter
  • Sun, Feb 11 - Sun, Feb 11
  • 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Ericka Clinton, LMT, Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences

Living with and surviving cancer can take a toll on the body of those managing the disease
and those that care for them. Discover safe, simple, easy-to-learn massage techniques you can do with a family member, friend, or partner to support them as they fight and heal. You will be fully clothed for this class.

Limited to 8 groups of 2 people.

Free for those living with cancer. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

 

 

Healing for the Body + Soul (Women Only)
winter
  • Mon, Feb 12 - Mon, Feb 12
  • 06:45 PM - 09:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Katherine Hamer, Christine Dimmick + Courtney Bauer

Join us for an evening of healing with? Katherine Hamer, certified singing bowl teacher, Christine Dimmick, founder of The Good Home Company, and Courtney Bauer, founder of Anya. Participants will learn powerful techniques to nurture vitality and expand the breath. Through meditation, aromatherapy, healing sound, and movement, participants will take a journey designed to calm and relax the body and soul.

To register for this offer please call 646-505-5708.

Joy Juice: An Uplifting Performance About Chemo, Cancer + Good Fortune
winter
  • Sun, Feb 25 - Sun, Feb 25
  • 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  • $10 for Everyone

Danny Alotta

The day 17-year-old Danny Alotta walked out of his home for his first round of chemotherapy, he said to his parents, "It's time for my Joy Juice." Today, Joy Juice is the name of his memoir, one-person show, and foundation, which provides fashion makeovers to teens with cancer. Join us for an evening of "joy." Danny will perform his one-person show, and teens living with cancer will receive makeovers and free clothes to participate in a runway how and photo shoots. Teens and young adults (ages 15-25) in remission or living with cancer who want to participate should contact Danny at joyjuice.org@gmail.com . Join us for a reception with Danny after the show. Joy Juice will be available for purchase and signing after the show. All proceeds will support the JCC's Shirley Kohn Annual Spa Day for Women Living with Breast or Ovarian Cancer.

Optimizing Sexual Wellness and Pelvis Health
winter
  • Tue, Feb 27 - Tue, Feb 27
  • 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D., Total Urology Care of New York, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine

Cancer treatments can affect your sexual health and enjoyment, sometimes causing uncomfortable dryness and painful intercourse. You do not have to live with these problems. In this informative session on pelvic health, learn how you can prevent or reverse problematic symptoms.

 

Followed by a social hour, where we will serve fun mocktails and healthy snacks.

Introduction to Self-Hypnosis: Pain Management
winter
  • Thu, Mar 01 - Thu, Mar 01
  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • $35 members / $40 public

Lisa Ludovici, Certified Medical Support Hypnosis Practitioner, New York Veterans Administration Harbor Healthcare System

Self-hypnosis is a self-induced, altered state of mind that anyone can learn. It is a natural and scientifically researched method shown to reduce and eliminate pain, accelerate healing, and bring about positive change. Learn how to use self-hypnosis to help control your mental and physiological response to pain, change your perceptions of your body, and speed healing.

Don't Miss the Second Class - Introduction to Self Hypnosis: Weight Loss - May 22, 7-9pm Click Here to Register

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646-505-5734 to register for this offer.

Get a Good Night's Sleep
winter
  • Thu, Mar 08 - Fri, Mar 09
  • 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  • $18 members / $20 public

Bernice Todres

There are few things more stressful and unnerving than the inability to sleep. Now is the time to find the relief you've been looking for. Bernice Todres has been helping people use the techniques of mindfulness meditation to address this critical issue for many years.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646-505-5734 to register for this offer.

Walk for Life
winter
  • Sun, Mar 11 - Sun, Mar 11
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Sonja Johansson, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Walk for Life is a highly effective program designed by Ruthy Alon, a leader in the Feldenkrais Method, to improve comfort and efficiency in walking. Walking can one of life's most rewarding pleasures and involves some of our most important neurological patterns. We'll discuss walking poles, which are exremely useful for reviving the primal function of our arms and enhancing the ballistic factor of propulsion by transmitting a counter-force, leading to restored flexibility and articulation of the upper back and, ultimately, improved posture.

Quick + Healthy Weeknight Meals
winter
  • Tue, Mar 13 - Tue, Mar 13
  • 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • $95 members / $105 public

Chef Kim Pistone

Students attending this class will learn quick and healthy recipes that never cut corners when it comes to great taste. Enjoy creating smoky white bean and sage soup; homemade turkey sausage and sautéed peppers; mushroom Bolognese over grilled zucchini wedges; baked salmon croquettes with easy faux cream sauce; and velvety dairy-free macaroni and cheese.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

Introduction to Meditation
winter
  • Thu, Mar 15 - Thu, Mar 15
  • 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  • $18 members / $20 public

We've set time aside just for beginners so you'll be extra comfortable. Join members of the Makom faculty in evening or afternoon sessions and learn the basics of meditation, understand what it means to develop a practice, and still have time for questions.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

This Passover, Let My Weight Gain Go!
winter
  • Tue, Mar 20 - Tue, Mar 20
  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • $35 members / $40 public

Marjorie Spitz, Health Coach, NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Part of celebrating the festical of Passover is enjoying special symbolic foods and delicacies. Between the elaborate get-togethers, interrupted exercise routine, and kugel and jelly rings, by the end of the holiday, we are often experiencing fatigue, bloat, and weight gain. This year embrace the spiritual aspects of the holiday and enjoy family and friends without sacrificing your health, weight, or energy level. In this fun interactive workshop, learn and integrate simple strategies to keep your health goals on track in a fun participatory, and supportive way. Walk away with tips and tricls to enjoy all the treats Passover has to offer, while simultaneously treating yourself well through prioritizing and maintaining your own needs for exercise, diet, and lifestyle choices.

Part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program

Moving for Life: Gentle Cardio Workout
spring
  • Sat, Mar 24 - Sat, Jun 02
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Yoga + Nia Brain + Body Fitness for Women
spring
  • Tue, Mar 27 - Sat, May 26
  • 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Mastering Time
spring
  • Tue, Mar 27 - Tue, Mar 27
  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • $25 for Everyone

Laurie Gerber, Co-President, The Handel Group

Is time not on your side? Do your days feel like a battle to beat the clock, make deadlines, uphold standing commitments, prioritize chores, and avoid seemingly unavoidable distractions? If any of this rings true (and it's not your reminder alarm), come to this workshop to discover simple, fun solutions to help you achieve the mastery of time. You'll learn to organize yourself, plan brilliantly, and most importantly, find ease in everyday activities as well as your most heartfelt endeavors.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

Moving for Life
spring
  • Wed, Mar 28 - Wed, May 30
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Ai Chi: Flowing Aquatic Energy Program for Women Living with Cancer
spring
  • Thu, Mar 29 - Thu, May 31
  • 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Yoga for Men Who Are Cancer Survivors
spring
  • Thu, Mar 29 - Thu, May 31
  • 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Jerry Snee, CYI

This program is co-sponsored with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center.

Please email rlschine@aol.com for more info.

Healing Yoga for Women Living with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
spring
  • Thu, Mar 29 - Thu, May 31
  • 06:45 PM - 08:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Healing for the Body + Soul (Women Only)
spring
  • Mon, Apr 16 - Mon, Apr 16
  • 06:45 PM - 09:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Katherine Hamer, Christine Dimmick + Courtney Bauer

Join us for an evening of healing with? Katherine Hamer, certified singing bowl teacher, Christine Dimmick, founder of The Good Home Company, and Courtney Bauer, founder of Anya. Participants will learn powerful techniques to nurture vitality and expand the breath. Through meditation, aromatherapy, healing sound, and movement, participants will take a journey designed to calm and relax the body and soul.

 

 

 

The Astonishing Truth About Exercise
spring
  • Tue, Apr 17 - Tue, Apr 17
  • 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
  • $30 members / $35 public

Wendy A. Suzuki, PhD, Center of Neural Science, New York University

We all know that getting off the couch and exercising is good for our bodies. Dr. Suzuki will explain why working out is also good for your brain. In this session, you will learn how exercise can transform your mood, memory, attention, and imagination. Blending personal experience, science narrative, and practical advice, Dr. Suzuki will demonstrate the connection between exercise and overall health and well-being.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

Creative Vegetarian Cooking
winter
  • Mon, Apr 23 - Mon, Apr 23
  • 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • $85 members / $95 public

Chef Kim Pistone

Even the most committed carnivores won't be able to resist these inventive dishes. Enjoy making recipes that may include escarole, bean, and barley soup; Mediterranean galette filled with oven-roasted zucchini, red onion, tomatoes, and asparagus; baked sweet potato wedges served with ginger crème fraiche; insalata mista; corn bread; and baked phyllo filled with apples, honey, and cinnamon.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

Fight Fat After 40
spring
  • Tue, Apr 24 - Tue, Apr 24
  • 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • $18 members / $25 public

Joanne Gerr, LCSW

Learn about the nutritional, physiological, and emotional aspects of staying fit and slender after 40. Discuss evidence-based lifestyle changes, food choices, and exercise patterns that help people stay slim through this decade and beyond.

Part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program

Restorative Mind, Body + Food Retreat - Detox + Recharge (Women Only)
spring
  • Sun, Apr 29 - Sun, Apr 29
  • 11:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • $135 members / $145 public

Jessica Li Phillips, Integrative Chef and Wellness Consultant, Yoga Instructor E-RYT 500 + Caroline Kohles, Nia Movement Educator

If you are like so many women, giving so much to others but having little time to nourish yourself, this day is for you. Give yourself the gift of a mini-retreat focused on a whole-body approach to self-care and inspired living. Experience movement through yoga and Nia dance, meditation for stress relief, and mindful eating of food you cook yourself. Conversation will focus on the role of nutrition in your life, reducing inflammation in your diet, and creating a healthier kitchen. Prior to the program, each participant will have the opportunity for a 15-minute one-on-one health intake with health coach Jessica Li Phillips.

Limited to 12 participants.

Part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program

Healthy Bones at Any Age
spring

Prices Vary

May is osteoporosis month. Clifton M. Jackson, MD, Assistant Professor, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine, Park Avenue Endocrinology & Nutrition, Linda Rose Iennaco, creator of Balance & Bones™, and Jackie Topol, MS, RD, Nutritionist, have teamed up to teach you everything you need to know about keeping your bones healthy.

Tue, May 1 7-8pm - Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment - Lecture

Tue, May 15, 7-8:30pm - Eating for Bone Health - Lecture and Cooking Demo

Wed, May 23, 7-8:30pm - Activity and Exercise for Healthy Bones - Lecture/Demo

Change Your Brain with Meditation
spring
  • Sun, May 06 - Sun, May 06
  • 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  • $30 members / $35 public

Sheldon Lewis 

Meditation is one of the few activities that create new neural connections, improve brain function, and activate the "happy" areas of the brain. In this experiential class, beginners and pros alike will benefit from practicing different types of meditation that can help calm the nervous system, boost positive emotions, and lower anxiety.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646-505-5734 to register for this offer.

 

Spring Reset
spring
  • Mon, May 07 - Mon, May 07
  • 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • $85 members / $95 public

Jackie Topol, MS, RD, Nutritionist

Get your summer off to a great start by learning key foods and recipes to help you reach your health and wellness goals.  Registered dietitian Jackie Topol will guide you through her "therapeutic cooking" techniques to create nourishing meals that are easy to make and filling.  Menu may include green goddess smoothie; garlicky kale hummus; sushi roll edamame salad; saffron chickpeas with greens and quinoa; lemon-tarragon salmon over asparagus; green pea burgers with harissa mayo; and coconut chia seed pudding with mango. 

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

Introduction to Meditation
spring
  • Mon, May 07 - Mon, May 07
  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • $18 members / $20 public

We've set time aside just for beginners so you'll be extra comfortable. Join members of the Makom faculty in evening or afternoon sessions and learn the basics of meditation, understand what it means to develop a practice, and still have time for questions.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

Introduction to Self-Hypnosis: Weight Loss
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  • Tue, May 22 - Tue, May 22
  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • $35 members / $40 public

Lisa Ludovici, Certified Medical Support Hypnosis Practitioner, New York Veterans Administration Harbor Healthcare System

Self-hypnosis is a self-induced, altered state of mind that anyone can learn. It is a natural and scientifically researched method shown to reduce and eliminate pain, accelerate healing, and bring about positive change. Learn how to use self-hypnosis to help control your mental and physiological response to pain, change your perceptions of your body, and speed healing.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646-505-5734 to register for this offer.

 

Open the Door to Calm and Close the Door to Pain - Breathing Workshop
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  • Tue, May 29 - Tue, May 29
  • 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Kathleen Booker, Breathing Technician

A cancer diagnosis comes with layers of stress, pain, anxiety and worry. Learn breathing techniques to easily propel yourself up any mental, physical or emotional mountain. These techniques can be used anytime or anywhere. Practices support those newly diagnosed, in treatment or remission. Your breath is a tool for life. Come alone or bring your spouse/partner and/or caregivers.

 

Followed by a social hour, where we will serve fun mocktails and healthy snacks.

 

JCC Shirley Kohn Spa Day for Women Living with Breast or Ovarian Cancer: A Free Day of Pampering and Renewal
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  • Sun, Jun 03 - Sun, Jun 03
  • 08:45 AM - 05:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Participate in a variety of mind/body programs designed to lift your spirits and improve your well-being. Enjoy a diverse program of activities including yoga, massage, Reiki, Moving for Life, Nia, and meditation specifically designed for women in treatment for cancer. Learn helpful tips on how to stay balanced and centered in the midst of treatment. Day includes a light, healthy lunch where you can enjoy the camaraderie of others. Dietary laws observed.

Co-sponsored by BreastLinkNY, JCC Manhattan, SHARE, Sharsheret, Young Survival Coalition, The Nia Technique and Movin' On Aerobics. This program has been named in loving memory of Shirley Kohn by the support of her friends and family. This program is made possible by generous support from Sandy and Ron Diamond in memory of Paul and Ethel Diamond. 

Morning Section:

8:45am-1pm

Afternoon Section:

1:15-5:30pm

Registration begins Wed, Apr 11. For more information, or to sign up, call 646.505.5734 after Apr 11.

 

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