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Smith Center's U Street location in NW Washington DC - Near Dupont CircleSmith Center programs focus on the concept of healing at its broadest level: as an integrative process that encompasses the entire spectrum of our existence—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Healing evokes our potential for wholeness, making our perspectives larger and wiser. It helps us to find meaning and explores our most fulfilling ways of being, relating and creating in the world.

See what is coming up this month with our September PDF calendar. For programs in October through December, view our Fall Cancer Support Programs PDF calendar. We invite you to print the calendars to post at home or at work, and to share with others.

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*Please note that this program now begins at 6pm on Wednesdays.

Therapeutic yoga class for cancer recovery and stress relieftEvening Yoga and Relaxation classes are open to anyone interested in attending. Participants will learn various techniques to help reduce stress and balance mind, body and spirit. Each class is formatted to include gentle postures (asanas), progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and an introduction to meditation. Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy. All levels welcome.

About the Instructor:
Alaina Sadick, RYT-500, draws inspiration from more than a decade of study and practice with gifted teachers from around the world. She has completed hundreds of hours of training in various styles of yoga and its therapeutic applications—with a particular focus on healing in the face of cancer. Her gentle, approachable style includes mindful asana, meditation, and pranayama with an emphasis on natural flow and integration. In addition to her weekly public and private classes in DC, she has taught abroad through Anahata International, an organization committed to bringing yoga and other wellness services to communities affected by conflict around the world. With dedication and an open heart, she is honored to share the transformative power of yoga with those affected by cancer and stress at Smith Center.

Learn more about therapeutic yoga and other stress reducing activities help you through cancer.

We welcome newcomers who would like to try the class. Please email programs@smithcenter.org or call 202.483.8600 to schedule a trial class.

See a Smith Center yoga class here and learn about how cancer survivors turn to yoga for peace and relief.

Weekly Gentle Evening Yoga
 
 
 
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Therapeutic yoga class for cancer recovery and stress relieft

Mindful Yoga classes are open to anyone interested in attending. Participants will learn various techniques to help reduce stress and balance mind, body and spirit. Each class is formatted to include gentle postures (asanas), progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and an introduction to meditation. Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy. All levels welcome.

About the Instructor:
Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200 and Certified Herbalist has studied yoga for over 25 years and has been fortunate to study with dedicated and gifted practitioners who have shared their own evolving philosophies to guide Kiersten to her current understanding of healing within a yoga practice.

Over the last decade, Kiersten has developed yoga programs and has provided a place for healing in communities of underprivileged and special needs children, teens and adults with drug addiction and those struggling with body image. It was five years ago, when Kiersten was introduced to teaching people who are affected by cancer and landed within a community who was looking for meaning and hope in an unfair world. Working with an extraordinary group of people has given Kiersten a new perspective and deep gratitude every day and hope that healing is possible even when the odds feel like they are against you.

Kiersten invites you on a journey of healing to help guide you to a place where yoga will make a real difference in your life. Kiersten’s goal for you is that you feel better when you leave class- mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, then you may have felt when you stepped through the door to begin your practice.

Learn more about therapeutic yoga and other stress reducing activities help you through cancer.


We welcome newcomers who would like to try the class. Please email programs@smithcenter.org or call 202.483.8600 to schedule a trial class.

 

See a Smith Center yoga class here and learn about how cancer survivors turn to yoga for peace and relief.

Weekly Mindful Yoga
 
 
 
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July 14, August 18, September 8

Qigong for healing from cancerUsing Taoist meditation and visualization, learn to release negative sensations often associated with a cancer diagnosis, including fear, pain and despair, from our body, mind and spirit. The evening features a guided meditation and simple, flowing Qigong exercises, which use movement, breath and intention to further help the movement of Qi (energy) through the entire energy body. The benefits include increased vitality, an enhanced immune system, and a greater sense of well-being.

The sessions are based on both Vipassana and Taoist meditation practices.

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

To register, please select the suggested cost option below, or call Kiersten Gallagher or Ali Decker at 202.483.8600 to pay a different amount of your choosing.

Meditation & Qigong
 
 
 
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*Please note that this program now begins at 6pm on Wednesdays.

Therapeutic yoga class for cancer recovery and stress relieftEvening Yoga and Relaxation classes are open to anyone interested in attending. Participants will learn various techniques to help reduce stress and balance mind, body and spirit. Each class is formatted to include gentle postures (asanas), progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and an introduction to meditation. Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy. All levels welcome.

About the Instructor:
Alaina Sadick, RYT-500, draws inspiration from more than a decade of study and practice with gifted teachers from around the world. She has completed hundreds of hours of training in various styles of yoga and its therapeutic applications—with a particular focus on healing in the face of cancer. Her gentle, approachable style includes mindful asana, meditation, and pranayama with an emphasis on natural flow and integration. In addition to her weekly public and private classes in DC, she has taught abroad through Anahata International, an organization committed to bringing yoga and other wellness services to communities affected by conflict around the world. With dedication and an open heart, she is honored to share the transformative power of yoga with those affected by cancer and stress at Smith Center.

Learn more about therapeutic yoga and other stress reducing activities help you through cancer.

We welcome newcomers who would like to try the class. Please email programs@smithcenter.org or call 202.483.8600 to schedule a trial class.

See a Smith Center yoga class here and learn about how cancer survivors turn to yoga for peace and relief.

Weekly Gentle Evening Yoga
 
 
 
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Therapeutic yoga class for cancer recovery and stress relieft

Mindful Yoga classes are open to anyone interested in attending. Participants will learn various techniques to help reduce stress and balance mind, body and spirit. Each class is formatted to include gentle postures (asanas), progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and an introduction to meditation. Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy. All levels welcome.

About the Instructor:
Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200 and Certified Herbalist has studied yoga for over 25 years and has been fortunate to study with dedicated and gifted practitioners who have shared their own evolving philosophies to guide Kiersten to her current understanding of healing within a yoga practice.

Over the last decade, Kiersten has developed yoga programs and has provided a place for healing in communities of underprivileged and special needs children, teens and adults with drug addiction and those struggling with body image. It was five years ago, when Kiersten was introduced to teaching people who are affected by cancer and landed within a community who was looking for meaning and hope in an unfair world. Working with an extraordinary group of people has given Kiersten a new perspective and deep gratitude every day and hope that healing is possible even when the odds feel like they are against you.

Kiersten invites you on a journey of healing to help guide you to a place where yoga will make a real difference in your life. Kiersten’s goal for you is that you feel better when you leave class- mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, then you may have felt when you stepped through the door to begin your practice.

Learn more about therapeutic yoga and other stress reducing activities help you through cancer.


We welcome newcomers who would like to try the class. Please email programs@smithcenter.org or call 202.483.8600 to schedule a trial class.

 

See a Smith Center yoga class here and learn about how cancer survivors turn to yoga for peace and relief.

Weekly Mindful Yoga
 
 
 

Art from an early Smith (Farm) Center Cancer Retreat

The work of Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is based on a single, profound idea: That each of us has the innate ability to heal, even in the face of life’s most serious challenges. We believe that healing is possible for everyone.

Join Smith Center Executive Director and Co-founder Shanti Norris in an exploration of healing. Discover how integrative cancer care – conventional medical treatments combined with the best complementary therapies – can support healing on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Consider the strengths you’ve drawn on in the past to heal from life’s challenges and how you can apply those same strengths to living with and beyond cancer. Get in touch with the things that make your heart sing and how they can be part of your pathway to healing.

Please RSVP to help us plan! 

Dimensions of Healing with Cancer
 
 
 
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*Please note that this program now begins at 6pm on Wednesdays.

Therapeutic yoga class for cancer recovery and stress relieftEvening Yoga and Relaxation classes are open to anyone interested in attending. Participants will learn various techniques to help reduce stress and balance mind, body and spirit. Each class is formatted to include gentle postures (asanas), progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and an introduction to meditation. Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy. All levels welcome.

About the Instructor:
Alaina Sadick, RYT-500, draws inspiration from more than a decade of study and practice with gifted teachers from around the world. She has completed hundreds of hours of training in various styles of yoga and its therapeutic applications—with a particular focus on healing in the face of cancer. Her gentle, approachable style includes mindful asana, meditation, and pranayama with an emphasis on natural flow and integration. In addition to her weekly public and private classes in DC, she has taught abroad through Anahata International, an organization committed to bringing yoga and other wellness services to communities affected by conflict around the world. With dedication and an open heart, she is honored to share the transformative power of yoga with those affected by cancer and stress at Smith Center.

Learn more about therapeutic yoga and other stress reducing activities help you through cancer.

We welcome newcomers who would like to try the class. Please email programs@smithcenter.org or call 202.483.8600 to schedule a trial class.

See a Smith Center yoga class here and learn about how cancer survivors turn to yoga for peace and relief.

Weekly Gentle Evening Yoga
 
 
 
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Therapeutic yoga class for cancer recovery and stress relieft

Mindful Yoga classes are open to anyone interested in attending. Participants will learn various techniques to help reduce stress and balance mind, body and spirit. Each class is formatted to include gentle postures (asanas), progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and an introduction to meditation. Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy. All levels welcome.

About the Instructor:
Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200 and Certified Herbalist has studied yoga for over 25 years and has been fortunate to study with dedicated and gifted practitioners who have shared their own evolving philosophies to guide Kiersten to her current understanding of healing within a yoga practice.

Over the last decade, Kiersten has developed yoga programs and has provided a place for healing in communities of underprivileged and special needs children, teens and adults with drug addiction and those struggling with body image. It was five years ago, when Kiersten was introduced to teaching people who are affected by cancer and landed within a community who was looking for meaning and hope in an unfair world. Working with an extraordinary group of people has given Kiersten a new perspective and deep gratitude every day and hope that healing is possible even when the odds feel like they are against you.

Kiersten invites you on a journey of healing to help guide you to a place where yoga will make a real difference in your life. Kiersten’s goal for you is that you feel better when you leave class- mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, then you may have felt when you stepped through the door to begin your practice.

Learn more about therapeutic yoga and other stress reducing activities help you through cancer.


We welcome newcomers who would like to try the class. Please email programs@smithcenter.org or call 202.483.8600 to schedule a trial class.

 

See a Smith Center yoga class here and learn about how cancer survivors turn to yoga for peace and relief.

Weekly Mindful Yoga
 
 
 
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Energy Flow
 
 
 
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Therapeutic yoga class for cancer recovery and stress relieft

Morning Therapeutic Yoga classes are open to anyone interested in attending. Participants will learn various techniques to help reduce stress and balance mind, body and spirit. Each class is formatted to include gentle postures (asanas), progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and an introduction to meditation. Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy. All levels welcome.

About the Instructor:
Corrin Bennett, MS, E-RYT 500, IYTA, has been an active practitioner and educator in mind/body wellness since 1971. She holds an M.S. degree in dance/movement psychotherapy and has over 25 years of experience and training in yoga and meditation. As a certified Integral Yoga teacher focusing on the therapeutic benefits of yoga, Corrin’s gentle and supportive approach guides participants in accessing their inner experience of wholeness and healing. She has presented mind/body wellness seminars throughout the U.S. and Europe for various organizations including the American Cancer Society, Kaiser Permanente, the Women’s Physicians Summit of the American Medical Association, Saarbrucken University, and the German/American Institute. In addition to her work at Smith Center, Corrin maintains a private practice specializing in therapeutic stress management, life affirming coaching, and yoga therapy to support others on their life journey.

Learn more about therapeutic yoga and other stress reducing activities help you through cancer.


We welcome newcomers who would like to try the class. Please email programs@smithcenter.org or call 202.483.8600 to schedule a trial class.

 

See a Smith Center yoga class here and learn about how cancer survivors turn to yoga for peace and relief.

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Weekly Gentle Morning Yoga
 
 
 
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Conversations with a Cancer CoachJoin Carole O’Toole, Smith Center’s Director of Integrative Navigation, for an informal conversation about how to take the best possible care of yourself when you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Each month, Carole will share her practical wisdom and answer your questions about selecting your medical and complementary practitioners, understanding and choosing complementary therapies, how to advocate for yourself, and how to access your own healing process. Come early or stay late and relax in our comfortable “nook” area, where you can enjoy a cup of tea, browse our library books, and connect with others.

Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are acccessible to everyone.

To register, please select the suggested cost option below, or call Kiersten Gallagher or Ali Decker at 202.483.8600 to pay a different amount of your choosing.

Conversations with a Cancer Coach
 
 
 
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*Please note that this program now begins at 6pm on Wednesdays.

Therapeutic yoga class for cancer recovery and stress relieftEvening Yoga and Relaxation classes are open to anyone interested in attending. Participants will learn various techniques to help reduce stress and balance mind, body and spirit. Each class is formatted to include gentle postures (asanas), progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and an introduction to meditation. Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy. All levels welcome.

About the Instructor:
Alaina Sadick, RYT-500, draws inspiration from more than a decade of study and practice with gifted teachers from around the world. She has completed hundreds of hours of training in various styles of yoga and its therapeutic applications—with a particular focus on healing in the face of cancer. Her gentle, approachable style includes mindful asana, meditation, and pranayama with an emphasis on natural flow and integration. In addition to her weekly public and private classes in DC, she has taught abroad through Anahata International, an organization committed to bringing yoga and other wellness services to communities affected by conflict around the world. With dedication and an open heart, she is honored to share the transformative power of yoga with those affected by cancer and stress at Smith Center.

Learn more about therapeutic yoga and other stress reducing activities help you through cancer.

We welcome newcomers who would like to try the class. Please email programs@smithcenter.org or call 202.483.8600 to schedule a trial class.

See a Smith Center yoga class here and learn about how cancer survivors turn to yoga for peace and relief.

Weekly Gentle Evening Yoga
 
 
 
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Therapeutic yoga class for cancer recovery and stress relieft

Mindful Yoga classes are open to anyone interested in attending. Participants will learn various techniques to help reduce stress and balance mind, body and spirit. Each class is formatted to include gentle postures (asanas), progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and an introduction to meditation. Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy. All levels welcome.

About the Instructor:
Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200 and Certified Herbalist has studied yoga for over 25 years and has been fortunate to study with dedicated and gifted practitioners who have shared their own evolving philosophies to guide Kiersten to her current understanding of healing within a yoga practice.

Over the last decade, Kiersten has developed yoga programs and has provided a place for healing in communities of underprivileged and special needs children, teens and adults with drug addiction and those struggling with body image. It was five years ago, when Kiersten was introduced to teaching people who are affected by cancer and landed within a community who was looking for meaning and hope in an unfair world. Working with an extraordinary group of people has given Kiersten a new perspective and deep gratitude every day and hope that healing is possible even when the odds feel like they are against you.

Kiersten invites you on a journey of healing to help guide you to a place where yoga will make a real difference in your life. Kiersten’s goal for you is that you feel better when you leave class- mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, then you may have felt when you stepped through the door to begin your practice.

Learn more about therapeutic yoga and other stress reducing activities help you through cancer.


We welcome newcomers who would like to try the class. Please email programs@smithcenter.org or call 202.483.8600 to schedule a trial class.

 

See a Smith Center yoga class here and learn about how cancer survivors turn to yoga for peace and relief.

Weekly Mindful Yoga
 
 
 
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Therapeutic Writing Workshop While most of us don’t think of ourselves as poets, in a safe space and with the guidance of a gifted facilitator, we can unleash the poetry that resides within us. The benefits of creative expression as a path to healing are well known. Join us to experience the powerful, mysterious and often surprising gifts that emerge as you listen to poetry, participate in simple exercises to get the juices flowing, and then begin to write. You may not think of yourselves as a poet when you arrive, but you may just think so when you leave.

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

To register, please select the suggested cost option below, or call Kiersten Gallagher or Ali Decker at 202.483.8600 to pay a different amount of your choosing.

Poetry as a Path to Heart and Healing
 
 
 
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Therapeutic yoga class for cancer recovery and stress relieft

Morning Therapeutic Yoga classes are open to anyone interested in attending. Participants will learn various techniques to help reduce stress and balance mind, body and spirit. Each class is formatted to include gentle postures (asanas), progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and an introduction to meditation. Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy. All levels welcome.

About the Instructor:
Corrin Bennett, MS, E-RYT 500, IYTA, has been an active practitioner and educator in mind/body wellness since 1971. She holds an M.S. degree in dance/movement psychotherapy and has over 25 years of experience and training in yoga and meditation. As a certified Integral Yoga teacher focusing on the therapeutic benefits of yoga, Corrin’s gentle and supportive approach guides participants in accessing their inner experience of wholeness and healing. She has presented mind/body wellness seminars throughout the U.S. and Europe for various organizations including the American Cancer Society, Kaiser Permanente, the Women’s Physicians Summit of the American Medical Association, Saarbrucken University, and the German/American Institute. In addition to her work at Smith Center, Corrin maintains a private practice specializing in therapeutic stress management, life affirming coaching, and yoga therapy to support others on their life journey.

Learn more about therapeutic yoga and other stress reducing activities help you through cancer.


We welcome newcomers who would like to try the class. Please email programs@smithcenter.org or call 202.483.8600 to schedule a trial class.

 

See a Smith Center yoga class here and learn about how cancer survivors turn to yoga for peace and relief.

dc yoga, cancer support, dc cancer support yoga, community yoga, yoga for cancer patients, yoga for caregivers, dc yoga for cancer paitients, dc yoga for caregivers, dc cancer support, holistic dc cancer suppport, washington dc yoga, gentle yoga dc, gentle yoga washington dc, dc gentle yoga for cancer support, holistic cancer care

Weekly Gentle Morning Yoga
 
 
 
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