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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Upcoming Events/Support Groups

Holistic Energy Healing

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.  See Holistic schedule for times.

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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

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.  Schedule

Weight Management With EFT

Emotional Freedom Technique teaches you how to utilize meridian tapping points and acupressure points to help reduce anxiety and stress. 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

Namaste First!

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 wellbeing.  Instructor:  Tim Bickel   Free and Open to the Community.  Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00pm.

Crystal Workshop

Bringing in the sun with Body Grids & Crystal Points.  Add to the New Year holistic ways to bring clarity, energy, flexibility and self-expression by learning body grids layout and releasing negativity using Crystal Points.  Material:  1 Crystal Point, 3 Citrines and 3 Quartz Point.  Crystal & Crystal Points will be available at the event for an additional cost.  Presenter:  Marg Mechlenburg, Crystal Healer, RMT, Certified Intuitive.  Fee:  Members $10 / Non-Members $15.  Open to the Communmity. Saturday, January 27th  1:30-2:30pm.

Energization, Yoga & Pranayama

Revitalize yourself with this unique practice combination of energization, movement, breath, meditation and chanting to set your path for a peaceful and bright NEW YEAR!  Instructor:  Robert Brandt and Ledys Negron.  Fee:  Members $15 / Non-Members $20.  Fees from this event will be donated to the YMCA FOOD & FUN BUS.

Kids Mediation And Craft Class Fall Schedule

A fun creative practice to inspire kids to be open to meditation through breathing techniques, art and sound, and help them relax and feel calm.  For ages 7 – 12 years old  Schedule  

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 in the New Year.

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 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.