230 NE Ninth Street Bend, Oregon 97701  541.382.4401

The Center for Wellbeing & Wisdom

A Space of Grace for All Seeking Healing, Hope, and Purpose

We believe mind, body, soul and community are intricately connected with one another. Our Christian faith inspires this ministry of wellness, but we do not impose our faith on anyone nor assume faith for anyone. We practice Spacious Christianity, and our culture provides a welcoming environment for everyone, without discrimination for any reason such as race, religion, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, (dis)ability, or marital status. All are welcome.

“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.“ ~ Rev. Dr. Steven Koski, Lead Pastor

 

CO-ED COMMUNITY CLASSES FOR ALL:

Fees are requested to cover the cost of instructors. However, if cost prohibits your participation, please join and pay as you are able. All classes are held at First Presbyterian’s Center for Wellbeing and Wisdom, located on the first floor and accessible by elevator.

GENTLE YOGA:

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

Instructor: Laura Donahue

MONDAYS: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAYS: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

COST: $8 per class

CHAIR YOGA:

Specifically designed for individuals with mobility constraints, chair yoga helps improve flexibility and to develop a more quiet, peaceful, and focused mind. All equipment is provided.

Instructor: Laura Donahue

WEDNESDAYS: 11 a.m. – noon

COST: $8 per class

TAI CHI FOR BETTER BALANCE:

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

Instructor: Julie Carda

TUESDAYS: 1 – 2 p.m. (8 movements)

THURSDAYS: 1 – 2 p.m. (24 movements)

COST: $5 per class

AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT:

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.

Instructor: Teresa Sabo

THURDAYS: 9 – 10 a.m.

COST: $10 per class

REIKI:

Reiki is hands on prayer focusing on 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:

MONDAYS: 1 – 2 p.m.

WEDNESDAYS: 3 – 4 p.m.

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 FOR PARKINSON’S:

Build stamina through repetition, reduce falls, and improve your brain functionality. All abilities are welcome; moves are modified to accommodate all levels. Classes are for 12-week sessions, but you may begin at any time.

TUESDAYS: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAYS: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

COST: $60 for one class per week; $120 for two classes per week

DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S:

Improve balance, brain fitness, and have fun moving to live music provided by pianist Jonathan Shepherd! Classes are for 12-week sessions, and you may begin at any time. We start with dancing by trained dance instructors Julie Carda and Ashley Trottier, followed by social time and refreshments.

FRIDAYS: 10:30-11:45 a.m. plus social hour

COST: $8 per class; $96 for 12 weeks

For more information on each class or to join, please contact Sherry Smith, Office Coordinator, at 541-382-4401 or [email protected]

ALL ARE WELCOME @ FIRST PRES

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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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