Living Well at Home with Virtual Wellness Classes
Well-being programs to keep you healthy and relaxed while at home.
As your guide to living well, our goal is to help you gain a healthier mindset, lower stress and anxiety levels, sleep better, and learn how to approach life in this uncertain time.
Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, we’ve got you covered with Zumba®, yoga, guided mindfulness, and wellness sessions. All are available at no cost to you and will be easy to access via Zoom.
Note: You will be able to access these webinars immediately if you have Zoom downloaded on your device. If you have not downloaded Zoom, the links will take you to Zoom’s home page to download the tool. Once you’ve downloaded and launched Zoom on your device, you will be prompted to enter your name and email in order to join the webinar, but you are not required to enter your real name or email. Please know that HPI is not responsible for the availability, privacy or security of the Zoom platform. We recommend that you use caution when sharing any personal or identifying information with online meeting applications, including any interactive features.
Yoga – Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:15pm (ET)
Zumba – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15pm (ET)
Moving your body is essential to keeping your body and mind resilient. Whether you like to dance it out with a live Zumba® class or take a deep breathe with a calming live yoga session, you can join in right from your living room.
» To access the Monday and Wednesday sessions, visit https://zoom.us/j/528276681.
» To access the Tuesday and Thursday sessions, visit https://zoom.us/j/959837402.
Guided Mindfulness Sessions
Mind the Moment – Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30am to 8:50am (ET): Mindfulness can help us feel connected and get centered. Experiment with short bursts of mindfulness instruction, followed by mini meditations, led by a team of expert instructors.
» To access the Tuesday sessions, visit https://zoom.us/j/946535238.
» To access the Friday sessions, visit https://zoom.us/j/580279161.
Access past mindfulness sessions at any time by visiting the Mind the Moment YouTube Channel.
Taught by Soraya Doherty, Owner and Creator of RAQISA® Fitness & Health RAQ THE BARRE, these live classes involve full body workouts that can help you to increase strength, mobility and flexibility. These exercises can be done using your body weight alone or with a ball and band.
RAQ The Barre® 101 – Thursday, July 30, 2020, from 1:00pm to 1:30pm (ET): Classical RAQ THE BARRE® series mixing cardio core barre, mat work, and a fun cool down with simple hip-happy dance moves!
» To access all sessions, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88213176780.
Health and Wellness Webinars
Intro to Reiki – Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from 1:00pm to 1:30pm (ET): Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing, it dates to the early 19th century. It is based on the idea that energy flows through all of us and that physical and mental pain can be a blockage or imbalance of energy. Reiki is a technique to encourage the flow of energy. A Level II Usui Reiki practitioner will go over the history of Reiki, its uses and benefits, and what a patient can expect in a typical session. This is a great session for anyone curious about energy healing and learning more about Reiki.
Balancing Work and Family – Wednesday, August 12, 2020, from 1:00pm to 1:30pm (ET): Juggling the demands of children, home, a partner, work and community can be overwhelming. This program focuses on how to manage these many important responsibilities. By reducing our stress level, learning how to set priorities, delegating and managing time more efficiently, we are able to achieve a better balance. Topics covered in this program include examining our expectations, personality dynamics that interfere with reducing our stress and managing our time.
Healthy Appetizers and Mocktails – Wednesday, August 19, 2020, from 1:00pm to 1:30pm (ET): The summer season is in full swing with lots of opportunities for time on your deck! In this live cooking demo, you’ll learn how to make some summer mocktails that you can enjoy! We’ll also make some quick and healthy appetizers. You’ll leave with several recipes for both appetizers and mocktails!
Enjoy Healthy Cookouts – Wednesday, August 26, 2020, from 1:00pm to 1:30pm (ET): No better time than now to fire up the grill for a cookout! In this food demo, you’ll learn some tips to make your grilling healthier, as well as some delicious side dishes to go along with your grilling!
Chocolate, Green Tea and Strawberries – Wednesday, September 2, 2020, from 1:00pm to 1:30pm (ET): What do they have in common? This session discusses how the phytochemicals in foods can heal and help prevent disease.
Stress Relief Techniques at Home – Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 1:00pm to 1:30pm (ET): We will review common areas of tension while identifying why these areas become chronically problematic. We will demonstrate how proper breathing techniques can play a significant role in reducing our overall stress and muscle tension, especially in the upper body. Learn how to define pressure points and trigger points. Demonstrations will include how to relieve some of the most common and accessible trouble areas. In addition, recommendations and demonstrations will be provided utilizing a few inexpensive tools to use from home.
Teatime: Healthy Bites for When You’re Feeling Stressed – Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 1:00pm to 1:30pm (ET): We’ll make a healthy treat or two together like Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites, and then mindfully eat together with a cup of tea. You’ll discover how much enjoyment you can get from a small bite when you eat it mindfully.
Sleep for Health – Wednesday, September 23, 2020, from 1:00pm to 1:30pm (ET): Sleep is an essential component for maintaining good health. Sleep helps restore both the body and mind. Lack of sleep contributes to higher levels of stress, irritability, lack of concentration and even weight gain. This program will review the different phases of sleep (REM and non- REM) and describe common sleep problems or forms of insomnia. There can be many causes of sleep disturbance, but the most frequent cause is worry and anxiety. This program will also outline what you can do to help prevent sleep disturbance and how best to handle the problem once you have gone to bed.
Retro Recipes: Making Healthy Comfort Food – Wednesday, September 30, 2020, from 1:00pm to 1:30pm (ET): Sometimes when you’re stressed all you want is comfort food. In this demo, we’ll make a quick, healthier and delicious versions of classics such as Tuna Noodle Casserole and American Chop Suey.
» To access all sessions, visit https://zoom.us/j/996948529.
Access past health and wellness webinars at any time by visiting the well-being webinar playlist on YouTube.