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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.

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"Art holds out the promise of inner wholeness."

Insight Painting Creativity Workshop

Over a four-week period, Smith Center Executive Director Shanti Norris will lead you through simple but profound exercises that will open up your creative process as you paint, draw or collage your way to relaxation, new ideas, insights and fun in the company of a lively community.

You don't need to be an artist or consider yourself artistically gifted to reap the benefits of discovering your creative self in a safe and nurturing environment. This class will focus on the journey (the process) over the destination (the output). Supplies are provided. Participants are encouraged to take part in all 4 classes, but you may attend individual sessions, if desired.

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. 

Insight Painting
 
 
 
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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 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.

Weekly Gentle Morning Yoga
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 

Come out on Thursday, July 10th at 6pm and enjoy a fun-filled, hands-on workshop with Altered Ego art quilt artist Gwendolyn Aqui-Brooks. Work with reclaimed materials, such as exotic fabrics, ribbons, netting, buttons, safety pins, sequins, etc.

We ask that you bring your imagination, working hands, and a willingness to enjoy the process of creating a unique mini art quilt. See you there!

Please note, there is a $15 fee to cover the costs of supplies, and registration is required to attend this event.

Registration for this event is now CLOSED. If you would like to be notified in the chance that a space opens up, please email anthony@smithcenter.org.

Mini Art Quilt Workshop
 
 
 
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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.

Weekly Gentle Morning Yoga
 
 
 

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 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.

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
 
 
 
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FreeFlow Dance-Movement Class Join us at Smith Center to experience the simple pleasure of moving to the sounds of beautiful music in the company of others. Come to one, or better yet, all of our Energy Flow classes. Enjoy the benefits to your body, mind and spirit of gentle, flowing and life-affirming movements. Based on principles of breath, organic movement, and the eternal rhythms of nature, this class offers plenty of opportunity for play, expression, exploration, and stress-release for people of every age and stage of life. The class will be offered every third Saturday this summer.

  • July 19
  • August 16
  • September 20

About Cynthia Word
Cynthia Word is the Founder and Artistic Director of Word Dance. Cynthia began her Modern Dance training at the University of Illinois and later received her Master in Fine Arts from The George Washington University, where she served on the teaching faculty. Word Dance Theater creates Isadora Duncan-based dance/theater productions, blending compelling story, live music, and the dances of Isadora Duncan to create theatrical productions that are powerfully engaging to audiences. Her most recent creation, co-produced with the Department of Performing Arts at Georgetown University, is the award-winning Once Wild: Isadora in Russia, which had its world premiere May 2013 at the Davis Performing Arts Center, Washington DC.

Photo Credit: Theo Kossenas/Media4Artists

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 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.

Energy Flow
 
 
 
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DC Young Adult Cancer Community

Join us at this month’s meeting of the DC Young Adult Cancer Community! Enjoy a light dinner, a facilitated group support session, and a chance to meet other young adult cancer survivors.

This group is designed for participants from ages 19-39 at any point in the cancer journey. Significant others are welcome! Please RSVP below to help us plan.

The DC Young Adult Cancer Suport Community is an initiative of:

  • Cancer Support Community
  • George Washington University Hospital/Medical Faculty Associates
  • First Descents
  • Hope Connections for Cancer Support
  • Howard University Hospital
  • Leukemia Lymphoma Society
  • Life with Cancer
  • Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Nueva Vida
  • Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
  • Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
  • Virginia Hospital Center
  • Washington Cancer Institute at Medstar Washington Hospital Center
  • Young Survival Coalition (DC Chapter)

Smith Center is located at 1632 U Street, in Northwest DC. Both the Dupont Circle (red) and U Street (green) metro stops are an easy walk (about 1/2 mile) and street parking is also available on Saturdays. 

Young Adult Cancer Community Meet-Up
 
 
 
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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.

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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Sharon Marroquin

Join us for a healing workshop being offered in partnership with We Will Survive Cancer.

How can movement heal? Dance, the language of the body, allows us to go beyond our regular cognitive capacities and find a deep and wordless understanding.

In this workshop, Sharon will lead us through a series of gentle warm-up exercises, followed by a guided movement improvisation. She will also share the process that led to the creation of The Materiality of Impermanence, a dance performance based on her experience with Breast Cancer.

No dance experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. We will work with bare feet or socks. Registration is limited, please RSVP to help us plan.

About Sharon Marroquin
A four-year breast cancer survivor, Sharon has been listed several times as one of the top ten dance events by the Austin Chronicle, and is a three-time winner of the Austin Critic’s Table Award for Outstanding Choreographer. Her most recent production, The Materiality of Impermanence, garnered awards for Best Dance Concert and Best Dancer. Sharon is a firm believer in the power of art to transform lives. Learn more about Sharon in this Copastyle.com interview.

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 acccessible to everyone.

Movement & Healing Workshop
 
 
 
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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.

Weekly Gentle Morning Yoga
 
 
 
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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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