Prenatal Yoga
March 1, 8, 15, 22 and April 5, 12
Wednesday evenings, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., Nature Conference Room, Memorial Hospital Childbirth Center
Cost is $80.

Classes are taught by Sara Bolen, a master level yoga instructor and yoga therapist with a specialty in pregnancy. Come create some space for you and your baby with pregnancy yoga. The practice of yoga while pregnant can allow you to be comfortable in your body during this special time of growth and change.

This class will offer a variety of postures that will build strength and bring relief to some of the common discomforts that can occur with pregnancy. In addition to the postures, we will work with breathing and meditation. This will increase body awareness and assist you in creating a deeper bond between you and your baby.

The class will also give you a handful of pain coping strategies to take with you into your birth experience and give basic information on how to care for your body postpartum. A prenatal yoga experience offers an excellent opportunity to build community with other pregnant women in the area.

To register: Email sarajanebolen@gmail.com or call 574.220.7786.

 

diabetesHow Diabetes Affects the Eyes – Diabetes Support Group
Thursday, March 2
6 p.m., Elkhart General Hospital Auditorium A

Kevin Egan, OD, will be the guest speaker at the next Elkhart General Hospital Diabetes Support Group meeting. The event is free and open to the public; no registration is necessary, walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 574.523.3297.

Click on the image for additional event details to download or print.

 

Look Good … Feel Better Program
Monday, March 6
5 to 7 p.m., Private Dining Room, Elkhart General Hospital. Please park in the patient-visitor parking garage. Enter through the Arcade Avenue/Gift Shop Entrance and follow the directional signs.

Space is limited; RSVPs are required. Additional workstops are planned for Monday, July 10 and Monday, Nov. 6 at Elkhart General Hospital.

To register, call the American Cancer Society toll-free at 877.499.4673. For more information, visit www.beaconhealthsystem.org.

Hope is beautiful. And so is every woman being treated for cancer. Through the Look Good … Feel Better program, caring professionals in the beauty industry teach women how to look and feel their best during cancer treatment. In one free two-hour workshop, participants will learn simple beauty techniques for skin and nail care, makeup application, and techniques for managing hair loss. Participants will also receive a complimentary bag of makeup from leading cosmetic companies to use in the session and at home.

 

Assorted Fruits and Vegetables BackgroundTaste of Health
Monday, March 27
3 to 5 p.m., Pfeil Innovation Center, South Bend
Fee: $15

Presentation: Carra Richling, RD, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine will educate attendees about the latest food trends, including vegetarian, vegan and Ornish Friendly (low-fat, plant based) foods, business aspects or financial viability.

Demonstration: Chef Dennis Malone, MSW, Executive Chef for Preventative Medicine Research Institute and Ornish Lifestyle Medicine programs, will demonstrate Ornish friendly methods for cooking and sample vegetarian foods.

Who should attend: Registered dietitians, chefs, food service staff, restaurant owners, culinary students, Ornish graduates and participants, YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program graduates and participants, and anyone interested in the plant-based food movement.

To register, send cash or check to: Karen Sommers, Memorial Hospital, 615 N. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601. Call 574.647.5218 or email: ksommers@beaconhealthsystem.org.