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Exercise and Fitness

Exercise is not just a weight loss tool — it's an effective "medicine" for disease prevention and treatment.


Community Education
Red Wing, MN Virtual

This ongoing weekly class includes a gentle movement practice, relaxation techniques and breathing practices to reduce pain, improve sleep, increase energy, restore balance, and improve your attitude and overall quality of life. The class is personalized to meet participant needs. For these yoga poses, participants will sit in a chair and stand using a chair for balance. This class may help people with chronic health conditions, such as pain, diabetes, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and arthritis.

Participants register for six sessions to be used within nine weeks. Michele Hoffman, a Mayo Clinic Health System Integrative Medicine & Health certified yoga therapist, will teach the classes on Zoom.

Registered participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting.

Community Education
Red Wing, MN In Person

Research shows that yoga therapy can be very effective in reducing or eliminating chronic low back pain. This weekly class includes gentle yoga techniques that will get you moving again improve quality of life.

Michele Hoffman, a Mayo Clinic Health System Integrative Medicine & Health certified yoga therapist, will teach the classes in person.


Community Education

This six-week virtual Zoom class, which is open to anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one and is grieving, can help relieve the physical, mental, social and spiritual symptoms of grief. Class combines the benefits of a grief support group — education, support, connection with others — with yoga practices for self-care — breathing practices, gentle movement and meditation. The emphasis of this class will not be on physical exercise (asana). Participants will utilize the deeper tools of yoga to help create a safe space for grief and connect with their deepest selves in a compassionate way.

Kathy Bang, retired Hospice social worker, and Michele Hoffman, a Mayo Clinic Health System Integrative Medicine & Health certified yoga therapist, will teach the class on Zoom.

Registered participants will receive a link to the zoom meeting. Class size is limited.

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