230 NE Ninth Street Bend, Oregon 97701  541.382.4401

Center For Wellbeing

A Space of Grace for Those Who Seek Healing, Hope and Purpose

“The illness of one impacts the well being of all. The wholeness of one impacts the health of the world. Our vision to be a vital presence and resource for healing and wholeness, welcoming and accessible was the catalyst to create The Center for Wellbeing. It allows us to partner with healers to support individuals, provide for deeper relationships in our community and connect with the world. Everyone is welcome.“ ~Steven Koski, Lead Pastor

We believe mind, body, soul and community are intricately connected with one another. Our culture provides a welcoming environment for everyone, without discrimination for any reason such as race, religion, color, gender, gender identity or gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status or sexual orientation.

Our Christian faith inspires this ministry of wellness, but we do not impose our faith on anyone or assume faith for anyone. We practice Spacious Christianity.

COMMUNITY WELLNESS CLASSES 

All classes are held at First Presbyterian’s Center for Wellbeing which is located on the lower level and accessible by elevator from the main floor. Men and women of all ages are welcome at our co-ed classes.

For more information on each class or to join, please contact First Presbyterian at 541-384-4401 or send an email to [email protected]

GENTLE YOGA

Instructor: Laura Donohue

Gentle stretching will improve flexibility and help to develop a more quiet, peaceful and focused mind. Gentle Yoga is great for older adults and all equipment is provided.

MON: 9:30 – 10:30 am

WED: 9:30 – 10:30 am

WED: Chair Yoga 11 am – noon

COST: $8.00 per class

TAI CHI FOR BETTER BALANCE

Instructor: Julia Carda

Build stamina through repetition, reduce falls and improve brain function. Begin with the 8 movement class and continue to advance your skills to the 24 movement class.

TUES: 1 – 2 pm; 8 movement

THUR: 1 – 2 pm: 24 movement

COST: $5 per class

AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT

Instructor: Anita Elsey

The Feldenkrais Method is a gentle, very deliberate and focused series of movements to improve the day-to-day functioning of your body. Mats are provided.

THUR: 9 – 10 am

COST: $10 per class

The Wellness Center is a mission of First Presbyterian Church and fees are requested to cover the cost of instructors. However, if cost prohibits your participation, please join and pay as you are able.

REIKI

Reiki is hands on prayer whose focus is the life force energy present in all creation. This energy flows through our bodies allowing us to release tension. Reiki therapy helps us be more receptive to the benefits of medicine, rest and other therapies. Two practitioners, using hand positions to focus the healing energy can be done by touching the body or placed above the body at the patient’s request and can be offered while you rest in a chair or on a massage table. You will receive God’s love expressed through the hands of the trained practitioners.

Sessions are 45 minutes in length and are available on:

MON: 1 – 2 pm

WED: 3 – 4 pm

COST: Prayer sessions are no charge but donations are appreciated to help provide training for Reiki practitioners.

WELLNESS CLASSES FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S

Instructors have prepared classes specifically designed for people with limitations and challenges unique to Parkinson’s Disease.

TAI CHI

Classes help to prevent falls and improve brain function. All abilities are welcome. Classes are for 12 week sessions and may begin at any time.

TUES: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

THURS: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

$60.00 for 12 week session
$120 for two sessions per week

If cost is a concern, please join and feel free to pay over time. We can also work with you on scholarship options.

DANCE

Improve balance, brain fitness and have fun moving to live music. Classes are for 12 week sessions and may begin at any time. We start with dancing and then follow with social time and refreshments.

FRIDAY: 10:30-11:45 am plus social hour

$96.00 for 12 week session

If cost is a concern, please join and feel free to pay over time; $8 per class.

For more information on each class or to join, please contact First Presbyterian at 541-384-4401 or send an email to [email protected]

ALL ARE WELCOME

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CENTER FOR WELLBEING LOCATION

230 NE Ninth Street Bend, OR 97701
Located between Wilson and Franklin behind Bend High School.

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