CANCER CARE PROGRAMS AT Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

cancer fittness A partnership of Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and Breastlink New York. This innovative program is designed to share the latest in health and wellness programs, while also bringing complementary care to those living with breast 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.


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 04 - Tue, Jan 15
  • 04:00 PM - 06:15 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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
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  • Wed, Sep 05 - Wed, Jan 16
  • 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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
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  • Thu, Sep 06 - Thu, Jan 17
  • 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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
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  • Thu, Sep 06 - Thu, Jan 17
  • 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Jerry Snee, CYI

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

Please email jerrysnee@msn.com for more info.

Healing Yoga for Women Living with Cancer
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  • Thu, Sep 06 - Thu, Jan 17
  • 06:45 PM - 09:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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
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  • Sat, Sep 08 - Sat, Jan 19
  • 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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.

Get a Good Night's Sleep
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  • Thu, Dec 13 - Thu, Dec 13
  • 01:30 PM - 03:30 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.

Jin Shin Jyutsu: Self-Help for the Cancer Patient
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  • Sun, Dec 16 - Sun, Dec 16
  • 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  • $35 members / $45 public

Alexis Brink

A cancer diagnosis can leave one feeling afraid and powerless. Tthe Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu provides a program to help those who have been diagnosed regain command of their body, mind, and spirit. You will walk away from this workshop with specific tools to help promote healing within the body. This course is designed for people currently undergoing treatment for cancer, who have recently completed treatment, and caregivers.

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 

 

 

Medical Cannabis for Pain Management + More
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  • Tue, Dec 18 - Tue, Dec 18
  • 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Dara Huang, M.D., Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical cannabis is used more and more often as treatment for chronic pain and to combat the side effects of chemotherapy, but it is still controversial and not lawful in all states. Dr. Huang, will discuss the science and history of medical cannabis, how it differs from marijuana, and when and how it can be helpful for symptom relief for particular health conditions. She will also discuss the required administrative process to get a cannabis prescription in New York State.

 

Special Event with Dr. Neal Barnard: The Power of Diet in Overall Health and Disease Prevention
winter
  • Thu, Jan 10 - Thu, Jan 10
  • 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • $35 members / $40 public

Neal Barnard, M.D., Physician + Founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Introduction by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams

Join us to learn how a plant-based diet can heal the body and prevent disease. Dr. Barnard, an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science, will discuss the science behind plant-strong diets, explain gluten sensitivity, and reveal the long-term consequences of the popular paleo and ketogenic diets. Learn what his ground-breaking research has revealed about diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer's prevention. As a political advocate for transparency in the food industry, Dr. Barnard will highlight the ethical conflict of interest within the mandate of the USDA, the governmental agency meant to protect the health of the American public while promoting the meat and dairy industries. Find out why this matters to your health and what you can do about it.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, who successfully reversed his Type 2 diabetes through diet, will introduce Dr. Barnard and share his own health story. Cosponsored by Plant Powered Manhattan.

Part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 

Hearty Vegetarian Winter Meals
winter
  • Mon, Jan 14 - Mon, Jan 14
  • 08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • $85 members / $95 public

Chef Irene Yager

Warm away the winter chill with these delicious hearty vegetarian recipes that each work as meals on their own.  Menu may include smoky black bean quesadillas; butternut squash gratin with onions and sage; vegetable coconut-cashew curry; warm asparagus salad with arugula and walnut vinaigrette; mushroom enchiladas with epazote and green chili; ziti with oven-roasted tomato sauce; sesame noodles with grilled tofu; chickpeas in tangy tamarind sauce; and roasted winter fruits.

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 

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 22 - Tue, Mar 26
  • 05:00 PM - 05:15 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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.

Urban Yoga Peace Retreat
winter
  • Tue, Jan 22 - Tue, Jan 22
  • 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • $40 for Everyone

Jackie Prete

The practice of Anusara Yoga helps us find inner peace through breathing, meditation, and restorative poses. In this workshop, you will also learn about the ancient science of Ayurveda, a traditional practice of self-care that integrates body, mind, and spirit. You will take home daily practices to help you feel more vibrant, sleep better, and improve your digestion and well-being.

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breast link New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 

Moving for Life
winter
  • Wed, Jan 23 - Wed, Mar 27
  • 01:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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.

Gentle Water Aerobics for Women Living with Cancer
winter
  • Thu, Jan 24 - Thu, Mar 28
  • 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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 24 - Thu, Mar 28
  • 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Jerry Snee, CYI

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

Please email jerrysnee@msn.com for more info.

Healing Yoga for Women Living with Cancer
winter
  • Thu, Jan 24 - Thu, Mar 28
  • 07:45 PM - 08:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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 26 - Sat, Mar 30
  • 12:00 PM - 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.

Introduction to Meditation: Watch your Life Transform
winter
  • Mon, Jan 28 - Mon, Jan 28
  • 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • $18 members / $20 public

Have you been hearing a lot about meditation these days? Are you interested in learning more about it and the impact it may have on your life? Join a member of the Makom faculty to learn the basics of meditation, understand what it means to develop a practice, and still have time for questions. We’ve set aside time every month just for beginners so you’ll be extra comfortable in the group.

Finally Full, Finally Slim: Weight Is About More than Food
winter
  • Thu, Jan 31 - Thu, Jan 31
  • 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • $25 for Everyone

Lisa R. Young, PhD, RDN

It's no wonder obesity rates are at an all-time high. We are surrounded by oversized food portions. We try one fad diet... and then another. But weight is about more than food. Internationally recognized nutritionist Lisa Young can help. She believes in addressing the whole person - mindset, environment, habits and life - and offers research-based advice that avoids fad dieting and helps you permanently lose weight by right-sizing portions without eliminating entire food groups. Lisa R. Young is adunct professor of nutrition at New York University. Her latest book, Finally Full, Finally Slim: 30 Days to Permanent Weight Loss One Portion at Time, is available for sale after the lecture.

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 

 

How to Roast Simple Sheet Pan Suppers
winter
  • Sun, Feb 03 - Sun, Feb 03
  • 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
  • $95 members / $105 public

Jackie Topol, MS, RD, Nutritionist

Learn tricks and tips for creating nutritious, delicious complete meals baked together on one sheet pan. Each student will mix and match proteins including salmon, chicken, and tofu; a variety of colorful vegetables; and internationally inspired seasonings to roast their own individual trays. While mains are roasting, we will also prepare three whole-grain side dishes.

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 

Safer Medication Choices for Pain
winter
  • Tue, Feb 05 - Tue, Feb 05
  • 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Neel Mehta, M.D., Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology + Medical Director of Pain Management, Weill Cornell Medicine

America’s opioid epidemic is one of the biggest problems the country faces. More than 2.5 million Americans are currently addicted to these powerful drugs, with one of the results being that many of us have become fearful of pain medication. Learn how the medical profession identifies and classifies pain as well as about the medications used to treat it. Nonpharmacological alternatives to pain management will be addressed as well.

Kick Your Sugar Habit
winter
  • Wed, Feb 06 - Wed, Feb 06
  • 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • $25 for Everyone

Diane Insolia, RD, CDN

Got a major sweet tooth? Learn how this could be connected to various health issues, such as headaches, digestive problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. We will discuss cravings for sweets and carbohydrates, why they can occur, and steps that will help you take charge of your health and curb your sugar craving for good!

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 

Hypnosis + Pain Management
winter
  • Tue, Feb 12 - Tue, Feb 12
  • 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • $35 members / $40 public

Lisa Ludovici, Clinical Hypnosis Practitioner

Learn tips and techniques to help you  identify ineffective patterns of thought and behavior and replace them with healthier habits. Research has shown that hypnosis can help reduce anxiety and stress, assist with overcoming fears and phobias, and change certain behaviors and habits. It has also been used to reduce pain, help improve sleep, and increase self-image and self-confidence.

Participants will be required to sign a release waiver.

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 

Cancer Defense: A Whole-Person Approach to Healing
spring

Prices Vary

Marisa Harris, Cancer Coach + Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

A cancer diagnosis will often set off a tidal wave of fear, anxiety, and confusion.
At such times, most of us believe our ability to recover is solely in the hands of physicians and medicine. Twenty years ago, diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, Marisa Harris learned that a patient’s participation plays a critical role in getting and staying well. As a result of her experience, Harris decided that her life’s goal would be to teach cancer patients how they, too, can play a critical role in their recovery. If you are highly motivated to do all you can to discover your own healing potential, these programs are for you.

Open to those living with cancer, friends, and family members. Take one or all.

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 

Restorative Mind, Body + Food Retreat (Women Only)
winter
  • Sun, Mar 10 - Sun, Mar 10
  • 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 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, health coaching, and mindful eating of a seasonally focused menu we'll cook together. 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 10 participants.

Part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 

Gentle Healing Yoga + AI Stretch for Anxiety, Depression + Trauma
winter
  • Mon, Mar 18 - Mon, Mar 18
  • 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • $15 members / $20 public

Anubha Elaine Boudouris

Learn simple postures to uplift your spirit, improve your mood, and gentley begin to release the trauma held in the body as a result of illness, surgery, or daily living. Enjoy the release that comes from safely stretching and opening the body through yoga and safe active isolated (AI) stretches.

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 

Turkish Vegetarian Delicacies
winter
  • Mon, Mar 18 - Mon, Mar 18
  • 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • $85 members / $95 public

Chef Jennifer Abadi

The cuisine of Turkey combines some of the best flavors from the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Join Jennifer Abadi, Middle Eastern food expert and author of A Fistful of Lentils: Syrian-Jewish Recipes from Grandma Fritzie's Kitchen, for a healthy vegetarian meal that will reflect this unusual Eurasian combination of ingredients. Menu may include spicy feta dip with garlic, paprika, and dried mint; creamy pea soup with onions and mint; white bean stew with olive oil, tomatoes, and garlic; baked eggplant halves with onions, sweet peppers, garlic, and parsley; and semolina pudding with butter and pine nuts.

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 



 

The Inner Wisdom of Cravings Workshop
winter
  • Tue, Mar 19 - Tue, Mar 19
  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • $35 members / $40 public

Meribel Goldwin, MS

Food cravings are powerful manifestations of our inner wisdom. Unfortunately, sometimes we don't know how to listen to this wisdom. In this class,we'll learn to distinguish between physiological and emotional cravings and explore our individual carbohydrate-rich and sweet cravings to understand what they represent. Participants will outline transformational steps to lead to greater  happiness.

 

Jin Shin Jyutsu: Self-Help for the Cancer Patient
winter
  • Sun, Mar 24 - Sun, Mar 24
  • 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Alexis Brink

A cancer diagnosis can leave one feeling afraid and powerless. Tthe Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu provides a program to help those who have been diagnosed regain command of their body, mind, and spirit. You will walk away from this workshop with specific tools to help promote healing within the body. This course is designed for people currently undergoing treatment for cancer, who have recently completed treatment, and caregivers.

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 

 

 

Healing for the Body + Soul (Women Only)
spring
  • Mon, Mar 25 - Mon, Mar 25
  • 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.

Pre-registration required.

 

 

 

Yoga + Nia Brain + Body Fitness for Women
winter
  • Tue, Apr 02 - Tue, Jun 04
  • 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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
spring
  • Wed, Apr 03 - Wed, Jun 05
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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.

Organize Your Life
winter
  • Wed, Apr 03 - Wed, Apr 03
  • 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • $20 members / $25 public

Jennifer Zwiebel, Professional Organizer
Locate important documents and information at a moment's notice. Find out how to organize, streamline, and let go of what you don't need to make space for what you love.

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 

Protein-Obsessed: Separating the Hype from the Truth
spring
  • Wed, Apr 03 - Wed, Apr 03
  • 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
  • $25 for Everyone

David Dunaief, MD

Protein in all its forms - animal, plant, and synthetic - seems to be at the top of most of today's nutrition headlines. In this thought-provoking session, we'll discuss the most recent scientific claims, learn how much protein the human body really needs, and discover ways to incorporate it into your diet and balance your nutrient intake.

Part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 

Gentle Water Aerobics for Women Living with Cancer
spring
  • Thu, Apr 04 - Thu, Jun 06
  • 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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, Apr 04 - Thu, Jun 06
  • 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 jerrysnee@msn.com for more info.

Healing Yoga for Women Living with Cancer
spring
  • Thu, Apr 04 - Thu, Jun 06
  • 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 Marlene Meyerson 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
spring
  • Sat, Apr 06 - Sat, Jun 08
  • 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.

Change Your Brain with Meditation
spring
  • Sun, Apr 07 - Sun, Apr 07
  • 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.

 

Massage for Cancer Care and Beyond
winter
  • Sun, Apr 14 - Sun, Apr 14
  • 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  • $45 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 646-505-5728.

 

 

Self-Care 101: Small Steps to Release Stress
spring
  • Sun, May 05 - Sun, May 05
  • 01:15 PM - 03:30 PM
  • $15 members / $20 public

Whitney Chapman, RYT

In this age of overdoing, not enough time, and generally stressful lives, learn simple techniques that you can practice in less than five minutes a day to improve the care you give yourself. Discover practical tricks and tips to address dietary and sleep issues and communication roadblocks to help you stay centered and balanced.

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied. 

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 Haley Harzynski, RD/CDN, have teamed up to teach you everything you need to know about keeping your bones healthy.

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

Thu, May 16, 7-8:30pm - Eating for Bone Health - Lecture and Cooking Demo

Wed, May 22, 7-8:30pm - Activity and Exercise for Healthy Bones - Lecture/Demo

Joy Juice: An Uplifting Performance About Chemo, Cancer + Good Fortune
spring
  • Sat, May 11 - Sat, May 11
  • 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • FREE 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.

Mastering Time
spring
  • Wed, May 15 - Wed, May 15
  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • $25 for Everyone

Laurie Gerber, Head Coach, HG Life

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.

 

 

JCC Shirley Kohn Spa Day for Women Living with Breast or Ovarian Cancer: A Free Day of Pampering and Renewal
spring
  • Sun, Jun 23 - Sun, Jun 23
  • 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.

Keynote speaker: TBA

Priority goes to first time attendees and those currently in treatment.
Co-sponsored by BreastlinkNY, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, SHARE, Sharsheret, Young Survival Coalition, 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 and by Christine Schwarzman in honor of the good work of Caroline Kohles.

Morning Section:

8:45am-1pm

Afternoon Section:

1:15-5:30pm

 

Registration Begins, Thursday April 11th.

Pre-registration required. Call 646.505.5728 beginning April 11th.  

Please leave your name, number and a good time to reach you on the message machine.
Our registrar, Jennifer Terrell, will call you back. Please note, you will not be officially registered until you speak with Jennifer.

 

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334 amsterdam ave at 76th st
new york, ny 10023 | 646.505.4444
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