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Know the 10 Signs of Dementia – Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter. Learn the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if you or someone you know has signs of the disease. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Dec. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Deaconess Health and Education Center, Classroom 266, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Call (509) 473-3390 for more information.

Prepared Childbirth, Extended – Eight hours of education. Covers prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, practice of pain management techniques, cesarean-section births, tour of birthing room, post delivery care, and basic newborn care. Cost is $75, includes a support partner. Held Thursdays in January, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at CHER Diabetes Education Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit to register and for more information.

Pain Management – Cold laser therapy is a drug free, pain free way to reduce pain, increase circulation, decrease inflammation, and encourage the body to heal itself by the use of light. Jan. 6, 11 a.m., at 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Donations requested. Call (509) 327-1584, email, or visit to register and for more information.

Pre-Diabetes Class – Two-part class series for those who are or who know someone who is at risk for or has been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. All participants receive a free testing meter. Jan. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., or Jan. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Cost is $30, includes a support partner. Visit to register and for more information.

Strength Training Synopsis – Danny O’Dell will speak about strength training with aerobics, balance and flexibility. Donations requested. Jan. 13, 11 a.m., at 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Call (509) 327-1584, email, or visit to register and for more information.

Health Beauty Spa Show – Benefits the YWCA’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program. Participants can pamper themselves with a buffet of sample spa sessions including massage, skin care, anti-aging treatments, hair removal, manicures, hairstyles, facials and more. Sample spa treatments are available for $5 each, mini-treatment. Admission is $7. Jan. 14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Jan. 15, noon-5 p.m., at Spokane Community College’s Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. Call (509) 218-6519, visit, or email for more information.

Center of Calm YogaGentle/Back Care Yoga: Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Yoga Level 1: Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $9 at the monthly rate or $10 per class. Held at 307 W. Francis Ave. Call (509) 998-1062 or visit for more information and to register.


Baby Care – Hands-on course developed to help parents through the first year of parenthood focuses on the care of infants, diapering, comforting, safety issues, feeding and infant massage. Today, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $25. Visit to register and for more information.


Fall Classes for Adults – Balboa Dance: Learn the basics of Balboa, a partner dance popularized in the 1930s and ’40s. Held Mondays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13, 6-7:30 p.m., at Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave. Cost is $39. Turbo Kick: Class combines intense kickboxing and dance moves. Held Mondays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Southside Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Cost is $39. Aerobic Dance and Exercise: Fun and fitness with a variety of upbeat dance routines choreographed for the non-dancer. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 10-March 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Room 205. Cost is $87. Zumba: Combines Latin and international rhythms. Open to all shapes and sizes, beginners, or those new to cardio exercise. No dance experience needed. Held Tuesdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 16, 6-7 p.m., at Hillyard Center, 4410 N. Market St., Room 109. Cost is $69. Also held Thursdays, Jan. 12-Feb. 9, 5:20-6:20 p.m., at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Room 205. Cost is $35. PiYo: Combines the mind-body practices of yoga and Pilates, principles of strength training, conditioning, dynamic movement and stretch. Held Tuesdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Spokane Falls Community College, 2917 W. Fort George Wright Drive, Building 13, Room 104. Cost is $35. Yoga: Tone and strengthen the body, learn to breathe properly and relax naturally. Held Tuesdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 14, 6-7 a.m., at Corbin Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Cost is $39. Call (509) 279-6030 or email for more information about any of these classes.

FallProof Balance and Mobility Training – 10-week class to help improve your mobility and increase your confidence. Held Tuesdays and Fridays, Jan. 10-March 16, 2-3 p.m., at Touchmark on South Hill, 2929 S. Waterford Drive. Preregistration is required by Dec. 31. Call (509) 536-2929 to register and for more information.

Tai Chi Classes – Basic Tai Chi Sun Style: 10-week class is held Mondays, Jan. 9-March 26 (no class Jan. 16 and Feb. 20), 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cost is $75. Intermediate Sun Style Tai Chi: 10-week class is held Mondays, Jan. 9-March 26 (no class Jan. 16 and Feb. 20), 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $75. Basic Yang Style: 10-week class is held Mondays, Jan. 9-March 26 (no class Jan. 16 and Feb. 20), 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cost is $75. Basic Tai Chi Sun Style: 10-week class is held Tuesdays, Jan. 3-March 6, 10-11 a.m. Cost is $75. Tai Chi Short Form and Qigong: 11-week class is held Tuesdays, Jan. 3-March 13, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $75. All classes are held at CenterPlace Valley Senior Center’s upstairs dance floor, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, except for Tuesday Basic Tai Chi Sun Style, held at Rockwood at Hawthorne, 101 E. Hawthorne Road. Call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 499-0683 or email to register and for more information.

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – Simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age or level of fitness. Each class features physical exercises, breathwork and meditation. Held Sundays, 1:30-2:45 p.m., and Tuesdays, 7:15-8:30 p.m., at Harmony Yoga, 1717 W. Sixth Ave., Suite 5. Cost is $15 per drop-in or $65 for a five-class pass. Multiple class passes available for a discounted rate. Call (509) 869-5162 for more information.

Zumba Fitness Classes – Spokane Parks and Recreation offers eight different Zumba classes each week at four locations. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit for more information and to register.

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support – Meets Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. at Providence Cancer Center at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 474-5490 for information.

Breast Cancer Support – The group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the Holy Family Hospital ER Conference Room, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 474-5490 for information.

Breast Cancer Wellness Group – Support group sponsored by Kootenai Health meets Mondays, noon-1 p.m. at Kootenai Cancer Center, 1440 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. For more information, call (208) 619-4138.

Cancer and Community Charities – Meets the second Wednesday of each month, Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie Ave. For time and information call (208) 659-2064 or email

Cancer Support – The Providence Cancer Support Services group hosts a “telehealth” meeting for the education and support and cancer patients and their caregivers on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Medical Center Doctors Building Suite 120, 105 W. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information.

Cancer Support Group – Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, room six, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost is free. Call Beryl Anderson at (509) 474-5490 for more information.

Look Good… Feel Better – A program offered by the American Cancer Society to help women diagnosed with cancer learn how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other headwear. The group meets twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.

Reiki Healing Arts – Cancer support for patients and caregivers. Meets the third Wednesday each month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Reiki Healing Arts, 1042 W. Mill Ave., Suite 103, Coeur d’Alene. Free. Call (208) 665-5862 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Chiropractic care

Free Scoliosis Screening – Enlist professional expertise to your service group or club. Call Loren C. Miller at (509) 327-3393.

Free Scoliosis Screening – The progression of scoliosis can be slowed or stopped and reversed in most cases without surgery. Utilize this opportunity to have your child evaluated. Call Mark Guthrie at (509) 327-8188.


Breathing, Relaxation and Meditation – Six-week series for individuals, caretakers and family members living with ALS, cancer, or other chronic conditions, Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-noon, at Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. Donations accepted. Call (509) 838-3575, email, or visit

Center of Calm Yoga Experience rejuvenating, meditative yoga that calls on the mind and spirit to support the physical postures. Individualized instruction by experienced teachers. Classes are held Mondays, 4-5:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, 5:15-6:30 p.m.; and Thursdays, 10-11:15 a.m. Tai chi classes are Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Cost is $36 per month (four sessions) or $10 per drop-in, first class is free. Held at 307 W. Francis Ave. Call (509) 998-1062 or (509) 953-6372 for more information and to register.

Free Public Reiki Clinics – Held the fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Appointments can be made by calling (208) 660-9117 or (208) 659-2566.

Free Yoga Class for Veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq – Held Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-noon, at Jezreel Fitness, 321 W. Hastings Road. No experience required and disabilities welcome. Participants should bring veteran I.D. and a yoga mat (some mats are available). Contact Mary Beth at (509) 999-6520 or email to register and for more information.

Stretch Up Yoga Classes – Pilates/Stretching: Traditional Pilates mat work, focusing on strengthening the core, followed by stretching. Multilevel class; meets Mondays, 9-10 a.m., and Thursdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Eight-week class, cost is $5 per class. Gentle Yoga: Introduces the basic principles of alignment while stretching and strengthening the body, working on balance, strength, and flexibility. Beginner class, ideal for those dealing with fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, weight concerns, chemotherapy, or other restrictions. Meets Mondays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Eight-week class, cost is $5 per class. Yoga Flow: Workout focusing on strength and flexibility. Multilevel class. Held Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Eight-week class, cost is $5 per class. Cost for drop-ins, $8 per class. All classes are held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Shafer Road, Spokane Valley. Participants should bring their own mats. Call (509) 928-7088 to register and for more information.

Hatha Yoga Classes - Gentle and Back Care Yoga Class: Held Thursdays, at 10:45 a.m. Level 1: Held Mondays, at 4 p.m. Cost: $36 for four sessions or $10 per drop-in. Held at Center of Calm, 307 W. Francis Ave. Call (509) 998-1062 or visit

Hatha Yoga – Small classes for all skill levels. Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m.; St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $30 per four-week series or $10 per class. Call (509) 483-6495 for the schedule and for more information or visit

Moon Tree Gentle Yoga Classes – Exploring meditation: For all levels, meets Mondays, 7-8 p.m., $10/class with enrollment or $15 drop-in. Chair yoga: For seniors, people in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility, meets Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $10 per class with enrollment, $15 drop-in. Classes held at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine, Suite D. To register, call (509) 481-3134 or visit

Northwest Tai Chi Classes – Tai chi classes – Now offered on Thursday afternoons at the Kroc Center, 1675 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 667-1865 for more information. Tai chi/Quigong classes – Held Thursday evenings at the Gardenia Center, 400 Church St., Sandpoint. Call (208) 255-8099 for more information.

Restorative Yoga – Learn restorative postures to engage the parasympathetic nervous system and to heal and rejuvenate the body. Meets Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. No experience necessary; drop-ins are encouraged. $10 requested donation. Main Street Yoga, 20 W. Main Ave. Call (509) 869-0817, email, or visit for more information.

Rockwood Neighborhood Yoga Basics – Basic Hatha yoga classes for all levels. Meets Saturdays, 8-9 a.m., and Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m., at 505 E. 24th St. Cost is $5 for the first class, and $65 for 10 classes. Call (509) 869-4121 for more information.

St. Joseph Family Center Classes – Mindfulness Meditation – Learn the practice of mindfulness meditation to calm the mind and open the heart. Guided 30-minute meditation, teaching and discussion. All levels of experience welcome. Held Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per class. Call (509) 928-3863 for more information. Held at St. Joseph Family Center. Qi-Gong – The art of combining slow movements and breath to increase energy and improve health, enhance confidence, relieve depression, firm the body, and alleviate symptoms of asthma, back pain and other conditions. Fridays, 4-5 p.m., cost is $8 per session or $40 per series of six. T’ai Chi Chih – Healing meditation through strategic body movements, teaches 19 gentle moves. Wednesdays, Sept 2-Dec. 8, 4-5 p.m. Cost is $8 per session or $40 per series of six. Hatha Yoga – For students of all ages, fitness levels and experience. Poses are adapted to fit your body and skill level. Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Cost is $8 per session or $24 per four-week series. Classes are in the Exercise Room at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, ext. 12, or visit for more information.

Sunflower Yoga Iyengar Method – Learn yoga poses, breath practices and meditation to decrease stress and improve well-being. Quality, safe instruction with a certified Iyengar instructor. Day and evening classes available. Call (509) 535-7369 or visit for more information.

The Renewal Room – New yoga and Pilates studio, now offering on-going classes in yoga, Pilates, yin, and Pilates/yoga fusions. Located at 321 W. Hastings Road. Call (509) 413-6445 or visit for more information.

Workout and Yoga – Free workout sessions followed by a yoga class. Held Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., at the Whitman County Library’s basement meeting room, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Call (509) 288-0681 for more information.

Yoga/Pilates with Larkin Barnett – Classes utilize Larkin Barnett’s core breathing and cues. Held at Grassroots Spa, 1303 S. Grand Blvd., on Mondays, 5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m.; Thursdays, 12:15 p.m.; and Fridays, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Cost is $20 per drop-in, $169 for 10 classes, or $289 for 20 classes. Email or call (509) 474-0213 for more information.

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