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The YMCA of Greater Erie has led community-based health and well-being programs for more than 150 years.  The triangle in our logo is a symbol of a person’s essential unity-spirit, mind and body.  And it is with a steadfast commitment to our holistic approach that we offer a variety of mind/body programs to give participants the opportunity for self discovery and growth.  Our goal is to help students achieve better physical and emotional health through their practice.

Levels vary from beginner to advanced.  Classes include Pranayama (breath), Guided Meditation, and Stress Relief Techniques.

All classes are led by an experienced, certified instructor who will address the skill level of each student.  We offer a safe environment to relax, renew and restore both the body and mind.

Educational workshops, Reiki clinics, breastfeeding support group and special events are held monthly.We invite you to check out the positive effects of Prenatal Yoga.  The practice is appropriate for all trimesters of pregnancy, however, it is important to consult with your physician /midwife before starting any exercise program.

We also offer the Kidding Around Yoga program (at Glenwood and Eastside Ys) which is a fun and engaging Yoga experience geared towards our littlest Yogis.  All equipment is provided and each class runs 60 minutes.

We invite you to join our classes and experience an overall transformation.

Upcoming Events/Support Group                                                     

REIKI Clinic

This clinic offers energy healing Reiki, Pranic and Touch Therapy to name a few.  The benefits are stress and pain relief and an overall healing – mind, body, emotion, soul.  It helps with conventional treatments from  your doctor and is practiced in operating rooms now.  Come and experience a peaceful healing.  For more information email cheris12see@aol.com or call (814) 868-0867 EXT. 271   Clinics held every Friday. Download more information about Reiki  .

Private Yoga Sessions

Fertility & Pre-Natal, Therapeutic, Athletic Performance, Restorative -For pricing and scheduling contact:  Ledys Negron, CYT, TRM, Holistic Coordinator (814) 868-0867 ext. 271 or lnegron@ymcaerie.org

Prenatal Yoga

Next Session in March 2019.

This program, conducted in a calm, peaceful environment will help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort.  Yoga can also alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, swelling, back pain and varicose veins.  Instructor:  Ledys Negron, CYT, TRM/Certified Prenatal Instructor

Members: $16 / Non-Members $32

REGISTRATION REQUIRED  Must have 6 participants to hold class.

The Sound of Spirit

Friday, December 21st 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Join us as we welcome in the Spirit of the Holidays with a Sound Bath!  Lay down and get comfortable as we relax our mind and body and tune into our spirit.  Bathe in the frequencies of tuning forks and singing bowls as we allow natural healing to occur within us and invite inner peace and harmony into our lives this holiday season!

FREE for Y  Members only.

8 Pieces Of Brocade

This Qi Qong practice is used to improve organ function and overall well being.  The forms serve various purposes and repeated  7-10 times depending on which ones are being preformed.

 TAI-CHI

Tai-Chi originally developed for self-defense, has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that helps with stress reduction, balance and promotes serenity through gentle flowing movements.

Free – Members Only

Registration Required – 15yrs. & Up.

Using Jade to Create Wheels to Wellness

Saturday January 12th
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Explore the jade family and start your new year by rejuvenating your physical and emotional wellness.  Using a combination of lecture and experiential exercises, participants will develop their vision for physical and emotional wellness, assess the vibrancy of their Root and Sacral Chakras and discover how red and orange jade affects the energy system.

This is the first in a series of exploring the properties of jade and wellness wheels.

Fee: $10 for members / $15 for non-members

Open Community Events 

The Course Of Miracles – ACIM Support Group
Thursdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm                                                                                           

Miracles are natural expressions of  prayers and desires for healing.  They are needed to create a change in perception that result in experiences of Love, instead of fear.  Miracles can flow through us as easy as breathing  To experience a meaningful and fulfilling life it is important to rely upon their infinite power to make decisions.  Supporting this process of trust is the purpose of this Group.

*No Registration Required / Open to the Community

Namaste First!

Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00pm.

Bring your body, mind & spirit to a state of peaceful and joy living by learning meditation.  Join this new program for an overall state of well-being.  Instructor:  Tim Bickel

Free and Open to the Community.

Santa Workshop

Family Fun time at the Glenwood Y!  Join Lisa Rose of VeganCheers while she shows kids along with their parent’s creative ways to make healthy snacks for this holiday season.  This class will have a hands on approach focusing on exposing children to foods that encourage and inspire healthful eating.  Santa will stop for some snack sampling!

Saturday, December 15th 11:00am – 1:00pm in the Holistic Center.

Members: $10 / Non-Members: $15

                                                                                                                               

The Glenwood Y Holistic Centers hosts a number of events that are open to the community.  Our calendar is always evolving so check back often.   Additional events are added to our current events section.