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Wellness is a core part of our Waterford Place programming. Nutrition, movement and yoga help to build strong bodies to aid in the recovery during and following treatment. Our programs emphasize a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity and plant-based nutrition.

All movement programs will be live virtual classes. No experience necessary. To register, please call 331-301-5280.

Weekly Virtual Movement Programs

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Tai Chi/Moving Meditation
11:30 to 12:30 p.m. - Gentle Movement

5 to 6 p.m. - Gentle Yoga

5 to 6 p.m. - Restorative Yoga

Tai Chi/Moving Meditation

Mondays • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Kristi Niedzwiecki, ACE Certified Fitness Instructor
Center yourself as you become aware of your own energy, while relaxing and strengthening your body without injury or strain. Tai chi is an ancient form of meditative exercise that helps to harmonize mind and body. A simplified routine is taught with traditional postures and slow soft movements. Register Online

Gentle Movement

Mondays • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Judy Siek, 500 eCYT and Certified Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor
This virtual beginner movement class will assist in improving balance, increasing range of motion, strengthening muscles and building strength and resilience for daily life. Register Online

Gentle Yoga

Tuesdays • 5 to 6 p.m.
Mary Keane, RYT200
Achieve a higher state of mindfulness while building strength and balance. This virtual class will help participants managing cancer to tap into their individual mind-body connection to improve overall wellness. Modifications are offered so that everyone can participate safely. Props used in this class include blankets, yoga blocks/books, strap/belt and a chair. Register Online

Restorative Yoga

Wednesdays • 5 to 6 p.m.
Chitra Singh, Certified Yoga Instructor
Restorative yoga is a calming, therapeutic yoga that uses props to support the body for the purpose of cultivating relaxation and balance. Each restorative pose will be held for five to six minutes to release tension and deepen relaxation. Props used in this virtual class include bolster/blankets, yoga blocks/books, strap/belt and a chair. Register Online

Nutrition Consultations

By appointment only
Michelle Cordes, MS, RD, LDN, Rush Copley Medical Center
Virtual nutrition consultations are available for anyone diagnosed with cancer at any stage of diagnosis. Our registered dietitian will discuss basic meal preparation and current diet trends and assist you in managing treatment side effects and increasing intake of healthier food options.

Healing Kitchen: Vegan Lobster Rolls

Thursday, September 10 • 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Carly Smitherman MS, RDN, LDN
Learn how to make vegan lobster rolls in this 30-minute cooking demonstration. This is a perfect recipe to satisfy seafood cravings! The recipe and a recording of the demonstration will be available after the class. Register online or call 331-301-5280.

Gentle Yoga with Mary Keane

Enjoy gentle yoga with Yoga and Wellness Leader Mary Keane, RYT200. You will need two pillows and two blankets for this four-part workout. Achieve a higher state of mindfulness while building strength and balance.
Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV

Low Impact 30-minute Workout

Work out without stressing your joints. Judy Siek, certified Pilates and group fitness instructor, leads you through this effective but safe 30-minute, low impact workout.

Yoga/Restorative Yoga


Tai Chi/Moving Meditation

Make a Difference

Waterford Place is free of charge to participants; however it is entirely supported by philanthropy meaning that every gift matters. There are many fundraising, corporate giving, individual donation, wish list and volunteer opportunities. Learn more about ways to give.