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.
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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 email@example.com or call (814) 868-0867 EXT. 271 Clinics held every Friday. See Holistic schedule for times.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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/Certified Prenatal Instructor Members: $24 / Non-Members $48 REGISTRATION REQUIRED Must have 6 participants to hold class. Keep an eye for the new session starting in May 2018.
Weight To Go
In this class you will learn ways to be mindful to support your journey with weight management. It’s about embracing your eating plan. Nutrition educational class providing healthy living tips and tricks to keep you on your path to wellness. Schedule
Living A Course In Miracles
Listen to meditative music, discuss “A Course in Miracles” and participate in energy healing every Thursday in the Holistic Center. We embrace the principles of honesty, open-mindedness, forgiveness and unity, which we believe provide opportunity to experience new loving thoughts about our self and the world. Free & Open to the Community
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. Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00pm.
Chromatic Dance starts in vibrant stillness and explores the exhilarating effects movement has on our mind & body. Classes are an exploration through Eastern & Western forms of movement. No prior experience needed. Only a willingness to embrace the movement from within. Saturdays May 5th – July 7th 12:30pm – 1:30pm Members: Free / Non-Members: $64 *Registration Required Instructor: Alethea Boldini
Crystallize Your Life Experience well being and explore the chakras, their associated colors along with the metaphysical stones that will help to enhance and balance them in this four part series. Members $45 / Non-Members $50 *Registration Required. Participants and encouraged to purchase their crystals, stones and pendulums before the workshop. Thursdays May 3rd, 10th, and 31st 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Dream Workshop Spend some time learning some of the basic meanings of your dreams, then participate in a guided meditation that will have a variety of symbolism that will leave you understanding more about yourself. Workshop includes a lesson on dreams, metaphors and what they mean and how we can use our dream for the interpretation of self. Instructor: Caryn Hall, CHT Members $10 / Non-Members $20 *Registration Required
Kidding Around Yoga (KAY)
KAY is designed to motivate children to be active, build confidence, develop mindfulness, and help them manage the spectrum of emotions children experience. A typical Kidding Around Yoga class incorporates singing, jogging, limbo-ing, dancing, games and so much more. Ages 5-8 years. Registration is required – space is limited. Members Free / Non- Members $48. Must have 6 participants to hold class. Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:15pm Classes starting Summer 2018
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. Schedule
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.
Open Community Events
The Gift Of Miracles – ACIM Support Group 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. Thursdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm *No Registration Required / Open to the Community
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.