Quest for Healthy Living – Three-part series about the importance of essential oils in healthy living. Each class is $5 and is held at 2 p.m. at On Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. Jan. 16: Slim and Trim with Essential Oils; Jan. 23: Cleaning the Natural Way; Jan. 30: Essential Beauty to Gorgeous, Glowing Skin (tips for men, too). Call (509) 979-2223 to reserve a spot and for more information.
“Get Your Groove On” Classes for Seniors – Balance is Core: Strength exercises for upper body, core and lower body. Balance exercises are included, followed by relaxing stretch exercises. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 14-March 25, 8:10-8:55 a.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 1104 W. Heroy Ave. Cost is $29. Aerobic Dance and Exercise: Boost your metabolism, tone and strengthen your muscles, and improve your flexibility and balance. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 15-March 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Room 205, Spokane Valley. Cost is $36. Chair Yoga: Class uses chairs and standing modifications of yoga. No floor work. Ideal for those with arthritis. Fridays, Jan. 18-March 15, 10-11:30 a.m., at Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Cost is $26. Yoga: Reduce stress, regain range of motion and mange pain in your muscles, bones and joints through proper breathing, a complete stretching workout and a relaxation exercise. Wednesdays, Jan. 9-March 27, 6:30-7:45 p.m. at CenterPlace, or 10-11:30 a.m. at Corbin Senior Activity Center. Cost is $32 for evening class or $36 for morning class. Yoga Intermediate: Held Tuesdays, Jan. 15-March 12, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, 218 W. Crawford Road, Deer Park. Cost is $26. Tai Chi Intermediate: Healing art integrates body, mind, heart and spirit. Thursdays, Jan. 10-March 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at CenterPlace. Cost is $26. Zumba: Combine Latin and international rhythms to get your body energized and in shape. Suited for all shapes, sizes, ages and experience levels. Held Wednesdays, Jan. 9-March 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Corbin Senior Activity Center. Cost is $26. Call (509) 279-6027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Holiday Heroes Community Blood Drive – Visit Inland Northwest Blood Center to donate blood and receive a retro T-shirt and be entered to win a dream vacation. To make an appointment and for more information call (800) 423-0151 or visit www.inbcsaves.org.
Health Beauty Spa Show - Participants can pamper themselves with a buffet of sample spa sessions available for $5 per mini-treatment. Admission is $7. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m., at Spokane Community College’s Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. Call (509) 218-6519, visit www.healthybeautyshow.com, or email creativeedgemarketing@ gmail.com for more information.
Tai Chi for Health - Participants can take a variety of tai chi classes. Classes begin Jan. 7, and meet Monday through Wednesday through March 25. For a full schedule and details, call Bob or Cindy Petet at (509) 468-0683 or email email@example.com. Cost $75 per person or $65 for Valley Senior Center members.
Get Your Groove On – Seniors can get in shape and have fun in the Institute of Extended Learning’s ACT 2 program. Classes include back fitness, Pilates and total body fusion. Classes begin Monday. For a full list of classes, details and cost, visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2.
Immaculate Heart Retreat Center – Prayer ministers Thea Loughery and Sarah Compton from Transformed Hearts Ministries will present Awaken My Heart, a spiritual and emotional women’s retreat Jan. 11-13. The retreat will offer restored hope from shame, trauma and all the wounds of life. Cost is $185 per person with accommodations and five meals or $100 for commuters (programs and meals only). On Jan. 18-20, Methodist pastors Anne Cronin Tyson and C. Karen Covey Moore will lead a Beauty From Ashes retreat on suicide bereavement. Cost for two nights and five meals is $185 per person, $280 a couple or $100 for commuters (meals only). A related workshop, “Offering Hope/Fostering Healing,” will be held Jan. 23, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The workshop is for pastors, ministers, counselors, youth leaders, spiritual directors, teachers and others who minister to families during times of loss and will give participants the tools necessary to guide those who have experienced the loss of a loved one through suicide. Cost is $35 per person and includes lunch. To register and for more information call (509) 448-1224 or visit www.ihrc.net.
Zumba Gold with Sandy – Seniors, active older adults, boomers, and beginners can have fun and get in shape, too, in this class. Chair options are also available. All classes begin with a warm-up, followed by practice drills and the last 20 minutes will be devoted to core strength, stability, flexibility and balance. Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. Classes start Jan. 9. Cost is $10/month. To register and for information call (509) 270-0053.
Zumba Class with Sandy – Boomers, beginners, and others can workout at the Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 Northwest Blvd. All classes start with a warm-up. Classes are Mondays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m. Classes begin Jan. 14. Cost is $30/6 weeks. To register and for information call (509) 270-0053.
Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreats – A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentation, accommodations, meals and more with others who have been or are on the same journey. Retreats are: Jan. 25-27, March 15-17, and May 17-19. Suggested donation is $195, $15 due at time of registration will be applied to total. Held at St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.sjfconline.org/ womensretreatsforcancersurvivors.html for more information and to register.
Dog/People Blood Drive Inaugural Event – You and your dog can donate blood to help save lives. Human donations are for the Inland Northwest Blood Center, and canine blood is stored at the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank for use locally. Those interested in donating blood or who have an eligible dog (healthy, 60 pounds or older, and 1-6 years old) should call the clinic at (509) 535-3551 to sign up. Feb. 9, 1-5 p.m., at Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic, 2829 E. 27th Ave.
Parenting Children of Divorce – Learn how divorce or separation affect children at different developmental stages, how to create a supportive climate for children reducing the affects of damaging conflict and gain communication skills to help handle conflict. Held the first and third Tuesday of the month, 6-9 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org for more information.
Prepared Child Birth Classes – Six-week, 12-hour course is for those already pregnant and covers topics including prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, pain management, breathing, Cesarean birth, post-delivery care, infant CPR, newborn care and lactation. Classes are held 7-9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, or in a condensed eight-hour format on select Saturdays. Cost is $60 per person/couple, preregistration is required. Held at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5446 or email email@example.com to register and for more information.
Free Developmental Screenings – For infants and toddlers under age 3 living in Spokane County. Screenings include: language, physical strength and coordination, vision, hearing, feeding and behavior. Several sites are available. To make an appointment, call the Spokane Regional Health District’s Infant Toddler Network at (509) 324-1651.
Lactation Counseling Services – For new moms and babies up to one year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, 1st floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost varies, most insurances cover lactation consults. Call (509) 473-5706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
La Leche League – The breast-feeding support group meets the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., call (509) 484-0340 for more information; the first Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, call (509) 244-4191 or (509) 258-6850; and the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at New Moon Family Wellness Center, 906 S. Cowley St., call (509) 484-0340 for more information. Visit www.lllaofwa.org/la-leche-league-spokane for more information about the group.
Free Health Baby Weight Checks - For new moms and babies up to one year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, 1st floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour – Meets at noon the first and third Saturday of each month or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY for more information or to make an appointment.
Parenting Classes – For single parents of children up to three years old, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance Program. Call for times and dates. Held at 12 E. Fifth Ave. Free and open to the public. For registration and more information, call (509) 455-4986.
Breast Cancer Support – The group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., in the Radiation Oncology Department Conference Room. Call (509) 474-5490 for information.
Breast Cancer Wellness Group – Support group meets Mondays, noon-1 p.m. at Kootenai Cancer Center, 1440 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. Call (208) 619-4138 for information.
Cancer and Community Charities – Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Lunch is served at noon for $8. For more information call (208) 773-4909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Support Group – Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 2. Cost is free. Call (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 head wear. The group meets twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.
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.
Center of Calm Yoga – Yoga Level 1: Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Gentle/Back Care Yoga: Tuesdays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Tai Chi : Tuesdays, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Cost is by donation. A cu-Yoga: Wednesdays, 7-8:15 a.m., and Thursdays, 5 p.m. Cost is $11 per class or $40 for four classes. Held at 307 W. Francis Ave. Call (509) 998-1062 or visit www.centerofcalm.com for more information and to register.
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. Sundays, 5-6:30 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.
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 www.moontreeyoga.com.
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. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per class. Call (509) 928-3863 for more information. 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, 3-4 p.m., cost is $10 per session or $50 per series of six. Hatha Yoga: For students of all ages, fitness levels and experience. Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Cost is $10 per session or $30 per four-week series. Classes are in the Exercise Room at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, ext. 112, or visit www.sjfconline.org 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 www.sunfloweryoga.net for 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 www.therenewalroom.com for more information.
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