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1:00pm

Art Therapy/Long-t (Zoom)

Art Therapy for Long-Term Survivors (Zoom)

Experience the power of your creativity through art therapy, relaxation, and mindfulness using our virtual platform! Join us as we engage in the creative process and stay connected during quarantine. No prior artistic experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive and creative community. Consider compiling any of the following materials in preparation for the group: paper, drawing/writing utensils, and any preferred art medium, such as paint, colored pencils, pastels, or collage materials. * This group is for those off treatment or bereaved for more than 2 years. Facilitator: Jane Woo, MA, ATR-BC. Registration is required to receive Zoom invite.

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1:00pm

Cardio & Core (Zoom)

Cardio & Core 2021 (Zoom)

Using your own body weight and light resistance, this class will help build endurance, and stamina, whilst strengthening all the muscles that make up your core. If you’re looking to get your heart and total body stronger, this class is for you! If you do not have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

Gentle Yoga -Zoom (Zoom)

Gentle Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

Blending gentle movement to increase flexibility and stamina, breath work and guided relaxation to help restore balance and harmony to your body and mind. You'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

3:00pm

Mindfulness Based (Zoom)

Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery- 3/1/21 - 4/12/21 (Zoom)

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. Facilitators: David McGinness, LCSW, OSWC and Elise Schneider, LCSW. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

 
10:00am

Music Therapy (Zoom)

Music Therapy 2021 (Weekly) (Zoom)

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music to further development, emotional, physical, and social goals in an individual. Music therapy can help support the physical and psycho-social needs of patients and family members who are dealing with cancer. This weekly group will offer the opportunity to discover how the healing nature of rhythm and sound can be integrated into your cancer experience. Sessions may include music meditation, guided visualization, live improvisation, drumming, toning, song writing and song sensation. No past music experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive, creative community. Registration is required. Facilitated by: Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC.

CLASS Details...>>


11:00am

Meditation (Zoom)

Meditation &Guided Imagery - 2021 (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks, and blankets to support your body, you will easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work, and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you do not have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

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11:00am

Drop in MBCR AM (Zoom)

Drop In Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery Meditation 2021 - AM (Zoom)

For those that completed the 6-session Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Program. This monthly meditation group is designed to support continued learning from MBCR Series. Registration is required. Facilitator: Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, OSW-C.

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1:00pm

Yoga Sculpt - AM (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body wor kout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness.Have a small towel and water available. Registration is required.

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2:30pm

StayStrong AM (Zoom)

Stay Strong (Zoom)

Need to build muscle and strength as well as maintain your cardio fitness? StayStrong is what you’re looking for. This all level class builds muscle and strength by incorporating weights and body weight to get and keep you strong. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

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5:00pm

Ask a Dietitian (Zoom)

Ask a Dietitian - Zoom (Zoom)

Nutrition can be a complicated science, and confusion surrounding what you choose to eat can become stressful! Registered Dietitian, Lauren Fay, will be available to answer your nutrition-related questions. She will provide evidence-based answers to clarify any confusion you may have. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

Young Women MBC (Zoom)

Young Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer 2021 (Zoom)

Women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with metastatic breast cancer are invited to meet with others to learn how to best navigate survivorship. If attending for the first time call Maureen Broderick 703-391-4180 or Shairna Curtis 703-391-4575. Registration required.

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7:00pm

Zumba -Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba - Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba combines slow and fasat rhythms with resistance training, while toning the body and cardiovascular system. Adding some Latin flavor and enthusiasm to the mix, it can help to lift your mood and improve your general sense of wellbeing. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

7:15pm

Good Grief (Zoom)

Good Grief Jan 19 - March 9, 2021 (Zoom)

This eight-week series provides an opportunity to join with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one with cancer within the past two years. We will discuss and explore the grieving process, accepting and expressing emotions, supporting children and other family members, changes in role and lifestyle, and coping with special dates. Facilitator: Sarah Brooks, LPC. Registration is required. For information contact Sarah Brooks, LPC, 703.472,4963 sarah.brooks@inova.org

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

 
11:00am

Barre Tone - Zoom (Zoom)

Barre Tone - Zoom (Zoom)

Jazz up your routine and have fun with the latest trend in a full body workout. Barre Tone is ideal for those who want to sculpt, strengthen, and increase flexibility, while enjoying the infusion of dance. Please have a sturdy chair and a mat available. Small ball or weights optional. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Pancreatic CA Grou (Zoom)

Pancreatic Cancer Group 2021 (Zoom)

Join us as we explore ways to learn to live with pancreatic cancer and the many questions and challenges that come along with diagnosis and treatment. For patients only. Facilitators:  Karen Archer, MSW, LCSW and Shairna Curtis, RN, BSN, OCN

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1:00pm

Launch into Fitnes (Zoom)

Launch into Fitness-ZOOM (Zoom)

(Jan 6-27, 2021) An energizing workout combining cardio, strength and flexibility all modified to accommodate anyone with balance issues, recent surgeries or are just getting back into exercise. Participants move at their own pace. The class can be done while seated or standing. If you don't have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

Yoga Nidra (Zoom)

Yoga Nidra Mindfulness Meditation (Zoom)

Experience deeper levels of relaxation with this meditative practice that can be done lying down or seated. This meditation is for all levels and no experience is required. Blankets, pillows, and towels may be used as supportive props. Registration is required.

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3:00pm

Colorectal Surgery (Zoom)

Colorectal Surgery Pre-op Education - Loudoun (Zoom)

If you are scheduled for colorectal surgery at Inova Loudoun Hospital, this class will help you prepare. An oncology nurse navigator, an ostomy nurse, and a registered dietitian will present an overview of what to expect. Family members may attend without registration. Facilitator: Mary Kay Mecca RN, BSN, OCN. Questions? Contact MaryKay.Mecca@Inova.org or call 703.858-6615.

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5:30pm

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FO (Zoom)

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration required.

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6:00pm

FO Young Women BC (Zoom)

Young Women with Breast Cancer 2021, FO (Zoom)

Women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer and from diagnosis up to two years completion of active treatment, are invited to meet with others to learn how to best navigate survivorship. If attending for the first time call Maureen Broderick 703-391-4180 or Shairna Curtis 703-391-4575. Registration required.

CLASS Details...>>


6:00pm

EZ Tai Chi (Zoom)

EZ Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

Paired with a tai-chi-based warm-up and cool down exercise EZ Tai Chi addresses the key components of fitness while relieving tension, stress and improving balance. Using the "Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi" protocol, you’ll learn 5 easy-to-remember movements that can be practiced at home, work or while traveling. Registration is required

CLASS Details...>>


FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

6:00pm

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

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6:30pm

Lung Cancer (Zoom)

Lung Cancer Group 2021 (Zoom)

Join other patients, survivors, family members and friends to discuss the challenges of living with lung cancer and lung cancer treatments. Facilitators: Carrie Friedman, RN, BSN, OCN, and David McGinness, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required.

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6:30pm

FC Breast CA Group (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Group Fairfax Area 2021 (Zoom)

For women with stage 0-3 breast cancer who are no more than two years out of active treatment. Meet with others to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Register is required. Facilitators: Laura Kaminski, BSN, RN, OCN & Tyler Pudleiner, MSW.

CLASS Details...>>


FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

6:45pm

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

CLASS Details...>>


7:00pm

Look Good,,. Feel

Look Good... Feel Better - Virtual Class

Look Good Feel Better Live! Virtual Workshops provide live instruction, tips, and tricks for dealing with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment during a free one-hour, online workshop with a licensed beauty professional. Please select one ONE workshop date and sign up right away to ensure a spot. Once you sign up through Life with Cancer you will be sent a link to register for the class. Skin care and makeup kits will be mailed prior to the class, so you must register at least TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

CLASS Details...>>


FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

7:30pm

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

CLASS Details...>>


 
11:00am

Cardio Drumming (Zoom)

Cardio Drumming - Zoom (Zoom)

An energetic, full-body workout that’s just plain fun! You don’t need drum sticks or drums, just enthusiasm, and a willingness to move! Plan to substitute plastic kitchen utensils in lieu of drumsticks or, just use your arms. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


1:00pm

Buff Bones (Zoom)

Buff Bones - Daytime (Zoom)

Fun and functional, this workout helps build stronger bones as well as tone and fine-tune major muscle groups for strength and total-body conditioning. You’ll build strength by performing different types of movements using hand weights, bands, exercise balls and body weight. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

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2:30pm

Restorative Yoga (Zoom)

Restorative Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body, you'll easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you don't have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

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6:30pm

Melanoma (Zoom)

Melanoma Group 2021 (Zoom)

Patient and family members are invited to come together to discuss the challenges, and experiences following a Melanoma diagnosis. Registration is required. This group is facilitated by Kelly Conen Jablonski, MSW.

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6:30pm

Yoga Sculpt - AM (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body wor kout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness.Have a small towel and water available. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


 
00:00pm

Coalesce (Zoom)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Sarah Brooks MA, LPC at Sarah.Brooks@inova.org or call 703.698.2526.

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10:30am

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Easy to follow choreography that promotes balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come prepared to sweat! Registration is required.

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12:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ISCI (Zoom)

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: lymph node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, showering, moving comfortably, bra/prosthesis options, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration is required. Facilitator: Laura Kaminski, RN, BSN, OCN.

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1:30pm

Tai Chi (Zoom)

Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

This ancient practice embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

1:00pm

Art Therapy-Zoom (Zoom)

Healing Through Art Therapy - Zoom (Zoom)

Experience the power of your creativity through art therapy, relaxation, and mindfulness using our virtual platform! Join us as we engage in the creative process and stay connected during quarantine. No prior artistic experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive and creative community. Consider compiling any of the following materials in preparation for the group: Paper, drawing/writing utensils, and any preferred art medium, such as paint, colored pencils, pastels, or collage materials (i.e. magazines, scissors, glue). *This group is for those currently in treatment, out of treatment within 2 years, caregiver and bereaved within 2 years. Facilitator: Jane Woo, MA, ATR-BC. Registration is required to receive Zoom invite.

CLASS Details...>>


1:00pm

Cardio & Core (Zoom)

Cardio & Core 2021 (Zoom)

Using your own body weight and light resistance, this class will help build endurance, and stamina, whilst strengthening all the muscles that make up your core. If you’re looking to get your heart and total body stronger, this class is for you! If you do not have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required

CLASS Details...>>


1:00pm

Need Sleep? (Zoom)

Need Sleep? (Zoom)

Insomnia is identified as one of the primary concerns of patients with cancer and caregivers. Learn evidence based tools for getting back to sleep. Registration is required. For more information contact instructor: Darah Curran,LCSW, 703-206-5435, darah.curran@inova.org.

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

Gentle Yoga -Zoom (Zoom)

Gentle Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

Blending gentle movement to increase flexibility and stamina, breath work and guided relaxation to help restore balance and harmony to your body and mind. You'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

3:00pm

Mindfulness Based (Zoom)

Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery- 3/1/21 - 4/12/21 (Zoom)

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. Facilitators: David McGinness, LCSW, OSWC and Elise Schneider, LCSW. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

4:00pm

Look Good,,. Feel

Look Good... Feel Better - Virtual Class

Look Good Feel Better Live! Virtual Workshops provide live instruction, tips, and tricks for dealing with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment during a free one-hour, online workshop with a licensed beauty professional. Please select one ONE workshop date and sign up right away to ensure a spot. Once you sign up through Life with Cancer you will be sent a link to register for the class. Skin care and makeup kits will be mailed prior to the class, so you must register at least TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

CLASS Details...>>


7:00pm

FC Caregiver (Zoom)

Caregiver Connection, FC (Zoom)

Meet for ongoing education in dealing with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn coping strategies and information related to cancer and its treatments. Facilitators: Rebecca H. DiPatri, BSN, RN, OCN and Tyler Pudleiner, MS. Registration required 48 hours in advance.

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10:00am

Music Therapy (Zoom)

Music Therapy 2021 (Weekly) (Zoom)

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music to further development, emotional, physical, and social goals in an individual. Music therapy can help support the physical and psycho-social needs of patients and family members who are dealing with cancer. This weekly group will offer the opportunity to discover how the healing nature of rhythm and sound can be integrated into your cancer experience. Sessions may include music meditation, guided visualization, live improvisation, drumming, toning, song writing and song sensation. No past music experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive, creative community. Registration is required. Facilitated by: Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC.

CLASS Details...>>


10:30am

Spirituality Quest (Zoom)

Spirituality Quest March 2021 (Zoom)

"Spiritual Celebration of the Unknown" We will be exploring the power of the unknown. "You can look at the unknown as a place of fear and loss. You can look at the unknown as a realm of possibility and progress. The reality is, it’s both" – Esther Perel “Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.” Anonymous

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10:30am

Coalesce II (Zoom)

Coalesce II: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group 2nd Tuesday (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT, OSW-C: micheline.toussaint@inova.org, 703.698.2521 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

CLASS Details...>>


11:00am

Meditation (Zoom)

Meditation &Guided Imagery - 2021 (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks, and blankets to support your body, you will easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work, and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you do not have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

CLASS Details...>>


FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

1:00pm

Mindfulness Based (Zoom)

Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery- 3/9/21 - 4/27/21 (Zoom)

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. Facilitators: Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, OSW-C, and Maureen Broderick, LCSW. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

1:00pm

Yoga Sculpt - AM (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body wor kout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness.Have a small towel and water available. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


2:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FO (Zoom)

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration required.

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

StayStrong AM (Zoom)

Stay Strong (Zoom)

Need to build muscle and strength as well as maintain your cardio fitness? StayStrong is what you’re looking for. This all level class builds muscle and strength by incorporating weights and body weight to get and keep you strong. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


6:00pm

Weight Mgmt after (Zoom)

Weight Management after Breast Cancer Group (Zoom)

Achieving a healthy weight after your diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer can be challenging. Meet with others who share a similar challenge, learn strategies and gain support to help you achieve your goals. Registration is required through lauren.fay@inova.org. No online registration.

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6:30pm

ILH Prostate Group (Zoom)

US Too Prostate Group - Loudoun 2021 (Zoom)

Join other men for an opportunity to network and learn about valuable prostate cancer information and resources. Facillitated by volunteer and survivor Joel Blanchette. Registration required.

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6:30pm

IAH Young Women BC (Zoom)

Young Women with Breast Cancer Group, 2021, IAH (Zoom)

Women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer are invited to meet with others to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Registration is required. Facilitators: Karen Sachse, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, and Jenna Sangastiano, LPC.

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7:00pm

Zumba -Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba - Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba combines slow and fasat rhythms with resistance training, while toning the body and cardiovascular system. Adding some Latin flavor and enthusiasm to the mix, it can help to lift your mood and improve your general sense of wellbeing. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


7:00pm

Drop In MBCR - PM (Zoom)

Drop In Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery Meditation 2021 - PM (Zoom)

For those that completed the 6-session Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Program. This monthly meditation group is designed to support continued learning from MBCR Series. Registration is required. Facilitator: Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT, OSW-C

CLASS Details...>>


FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

7:15pm

Good Grief (Zoom)

Good Grief Jan 19 - March 9, 2021 (Zoom)

This eight-week series provides an opportunity to join with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one with cancer within the past two years. We will discuss and explore the grieving process, accepting and expressing emotions, supporting children and other family members, changes in role and lifestyle, and coping with special dates. Facilitator: Sarah Brooks, LPC. Registration is required. For information contact Sarah Brooks, LPC, 703.472,4963 sarah.brooks@inova.org

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

7:30pm

US Too Prostate (Zoom)

US Too Prostate Support Group FC March 2021 (Zoom)

This monthly group provides an opportunity to share and learn from other survivors both in and out of treatment. Spouses/Partners/Loves Ones are welcome. Registration is required. Dr. Sermsak Lolak, MD, FACLP, a psychiatrist at Life with Cancer, will speak on "Coping Strategies for Prostate Cancer Patients." For additional information or questions, please contact Us Too Coordinator Steve Haracznak at steveh5pit@aol.com.

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11:00am

Joyful Belly Dance (Zoom)

Joyful Belly Dance (Zoom)

Immerse yourself in the music, rhythms, patterns, and pure joy of Middle Eastern belly dance! Learn shimmies, belly rolls, undulations, isolations, and more as you feel your body getting stronger, more relaxed, and more limber. Belly dance is an amazing workout, a ton of fun, and absolutely beautiful! Wear comfortable clothing and bare feet. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Launch into Fitnes (Zoom)

Launch into Fitness-ZOOM (Zoom)

(Jan 6-27, 2021) An energizing workout combining cardio, strength and flexibility all modified to accommodate anyone with balance issues, recent surgeries or are just getting back into exercise. Participants move at their own pace. The class can be done while seated or standing. If you don't have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

Yoga Nidra (Zoom)

Yoga Nidra Mindfulness Meditation (Zoom)

Experience deeper levels of relaxation with this meditative practice that can be done lying down or seated. This meditation is for all levels and no experience is required. Blankets, pillows, and towels may be used as supportive props. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


5:30pm

FO Breast CA Group (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Group Fair Oaks Area 2021 (Zoom)

For women with stage 0-3 breast cancer who are no more than 2 years out of active treatment. Meet with others to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Facilitator: Maureen Broderick, MSW, LCSW & Kaitlyn Hegarty, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration required.

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5:30pm

FC Head and Neck (Zoom)

Head and Neck Cancer Group - FC (Zoom)

This group is open to patients, survivors and loved ones impacted by a diagnosis of head and neck cancer. Join us to connect with and learn from one another while discussing the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. FC facilitators: Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C & Zenaida Ferguson, RN, BSN.

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6:00pm

EZ Tai Chi (Zoom)

EZ Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

Paired with a tai-chi-based warm-up and cool down exercise EZ Tai Chi addresses the key components of fitness while relieving tension, stress and improving balance. Using the "Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi" protocol, you’ll learn 5 easy-to-remember movements that can be practiced at home, work or while traveling. Registration is required

CLASS Details...>>


7:00pm

LGBTQIA+ Group (Zoom)

LGBTQIA+ Virtual Cancer Group (Zoom)

"This virtual group is for individuals living with cancer or survivors who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our monthly meeting will be a safe, inclusive place for individuals within this community to connect, receive encouragement and build community. . Please register to join us! Facilitator: Kaitlyn O’Donnell, LCSW (she/they), 703-206-5433, kaitlyn.odonnell@inova.org

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7:00pm

LGBTQIA+ Group (Zoom)

LGBTQIA+ Virtual Cancer Group (Zoom)

"This virtual group is for individuals living with cancer or survivors who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our monthly meeting will be a safe, inclusive place for individuals within this community to connect, receive encouragement and build community. . Please register to join us! Facilitator: Kaitlyn O’Donnell, LCSW (she/they), 703-206-5433, kaitlyn.odonnell@inova.org

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11:00am

Cardio Drumming (Zoom)

Cardio Drumming - Zoom (Zoom)

An energetic, full-body workout that’s just plain fun! You don’t need drum sticks or drums, just enthusiasm, and a willingness to move! Plan to substitute plastic kitchen utensils in lieu of drumsticks or, just use your arms. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


1:00pm

Advanced Cancer FO (Zoom)

Living Well With Advanced Cancer 2021 FO (Zoom)

Join us as we explore ways to learn to live with advanced cancer and the many questions and life decisions that come along with an advanced cancer diagnosis. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Facilitator: Karen Archer, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C & Kaitlyn Hegarty, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration required.

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1:00pm

Buff Bones (Zoom)

Buff Bones - Daytime (Zoom)

Fun and functional, this workout helps build stronger bones as well as tone and fine-tune major muscle groups for strength and total-body conditioning. You’ll build strength by performing different types of movements using hand weights, bands, exercise balls and body weight. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

Restorative Yoga (Zoom)

Restorative Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body, you'll easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you don't have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

CLASS Details...>>


5:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ISCI (Zoom)

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: lymph node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, showering, moving comfortably, bra/prosthesis options, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration is required. Facilitator: Laura Kaminski, RN, BSN, OCN.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

6:00pm

Women Survivorship (Zoom)

Women Cancer Survivors Group, Less than 3 yrs., Loudoun 2021 (Zoom)

For women in maintenance therapy or completed treatment within the last 3 years: Many women who have completed treatment find it difficult to resume life as they knew it prior to cancer. Facilitated by oncology therapist, Julie Ackerman and Oncology Nurse Navigator, Christine Stone, this group is designed to help you gain insight and balance in your life through discussion, problem-solving and various other modalities. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

IAH Prostate Group (Zoom)

Us Too, Prostate Cancer Group, Alexandria Area (Zoom)

This monthly group provides an opportunity to share and learn from other survivors both in and out of treatment. Spouses/Partners/Loved ones welcome! Registration is required This monthly group provides an opportunity to share and learn from other survivors both in and out of treatment. Spouses/Partners/Loved ones welcome! Registration is required.

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6:30pm

StayStrong AM (Zoom)

Stay Strong (Zoom)

Need to build muscle and strength as well as maintain your cardio fitness? StayStrong is what you’re looking for. This all level class builds muscle and strength by incorporating weights and body weight to get and keep you strong. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

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00:00pm

Coalesce (Zoom)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Sarah Brooks MA, LPC at Sarah.Brooks@inova.org or call 703.698.2526.

CLASS Details...>>


10:30am

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Easy to follow choreography that promotes balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come prepared to sweat! Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


1:30pm

Tai Chi (Zoom)

Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

This ancient practice embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required.

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10:00am

Carcinoid Cancer (Zoom)

Carcinoid/Neuroendocrine Cancer Support Group 2021 (Zoom)

Meet with other patients and their adult loved ones to share experiences and learn from one another in this patient-led monthly meeting for those with carcinoid tumors, a type of neuroendocrine tumors. For more information email cacsnets@gmail.com.

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10:30am

Myelodysplastic (Zoom)

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Support Group (Zoom)

This patient-led support group provides patients, caregivers, and families a safe place to explore the emotional aspects of MDS, share with others, and to hear from local MDS-related healthcare professionals. Light refreshments. To register email Brian.S.Anderson65@gmail.com or call 703.984.9379.

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10:00am

Leukemia and Lymph (Zoom)

Leukemia and Lymphoma Group (Zoom)

Patient and/or their caregivers are invited to meet for ongoing education in dealing with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn coping strategies and information related to cancer and its treatments. Facilitators: Sarah Brooks, LCSW, and Jillian Powers, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required by previous Friday.

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1:00pm

Cardio & Core (Zoom)

Cardio & Core 2021 (Zoom)

Using your own body weight and light resistance, this class will help build endurance, and stamina, whilst strengthening all the muscles that make up your core. If you’re looking to get your heart and total body stronger, this class is for you! If you do not have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

Gentle Yoga -Zoom (Zoom)

Gentle Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

Blending gentle movement to increase flexibility and stamina, breath work and guided relaxation to help restore balance and harmony to your body and mind. You'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

3:00pm

Mindfulness Based (Zoom)

Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery- 3/1/21 - 4/12/21 (Zoom)

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. Facilitators: David McGinness, LCSW, OSWC and Elise Schneider, LCSW. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

5:00pm

Proton Therapy (Zoom)

Proton Beam Therapy: A New Frontier in Precision Radiotherapy (Zoom)

Proton therapy is a novel technology to deliver radiation treatment to help kill cancer cells while minimizing the dose to nearby normal organs and thus minimizing the risk for toxicity in the short-term and long-term to patients receiving therapy. Dr. Rao will discuss how this technology works and highlight the considerations for treating patients with proton therapy. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

IAH Breast Cancer (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Group 2021 Alexandria Area (Zoom)

Current and former breast cancer patients and survivors are invited to learn, share and discuss ways of meeting the challenges of breast cancer. Registration is required. Karen Sachse, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, and Jenna Sangastiano, LPC.

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10:00am

Music Therapy (Zoom)

Music Therapy 2021 (Weekly) (Zoom)

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music to further development, emotional, physical, and social goals in an individual. Music therapy can help support the physical and psycho-social needs of patients and family members who are dealing with cancer. This weekly group will offer the opportunity to discover how the healing nature of rhythm and sound can be integrated into your cancer experience. Sessions may include music meditation, guided visualization, live improvisation, drumming, toning, song writing and song sensation. No past music experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive, creative community. Registration is required. Facilitated by: Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC.

CLASS Details...>>


11:00am

Meditation (Zoom)

Meditation &Guided Imagery - 2021 (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks, and blankets to support your body, you will easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work, and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you do not have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

CLASS Details...>>


12:00pm

Fighting Cancer (Zoom)

Fighting Cancer with a Fork- Fair Oaks (Zoom)

A Registered Dietitian and certified specialist in oncology nutrition will provide an overview of nutritional recommendations for cancer patients and survivors. Registration required.

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12:00pm

Multiple Myeloma (Zoom)

2021 Multiple Myeloma Open Discussion (Zoom)

This monthly meeting is designed for patients and families to get together to discuss, learn, and share the challenges of living with multiple myeloma. Facilitator: Rebecca H. DiPatri, BSN, RN, OCN®, Oncology Nurse Navigator. Co-sponsored with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Registration is required for this virtual meeting and the Zoom link will be emailed the day before the meeting.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

1:00pm

Mindfulness Based (Zoom)

Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery- 3/9/21 - 4/27/21 (Zoom)

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. Facilitators: Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, OSW-C, and Maureen Broderick, LCSW. Registration is required.

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

1:00pm

Yoga Sculpt - AM (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body wor kout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness.Have a small towel and water available. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

StayStrong AM (Zoom)

Stay Strong (Zoom)

Need to build muscle and strength as well as maintain your cardio fitness? StayStrong is what you’re looking for. This all level class builds muscle and strength by incorporating weights and body weight to get and keep you strong. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


3:00pm

Triple Negative BC (Zoom)

Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) - 2021 (Zoom)

Those with Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) are invited to join us for a presentation by Dr. Lauren Mauro, INOVA medical oncologist, to discuss the latest TNBC research findings. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

Young Women MBC (Zoom)

Young Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer 2021 (Zoom)

Women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with metastatic breast cancer are invited to meet with others to learn how to best navigate survivorship. If attending for the first time call Maureen Broderick 703-391-4180 or Shairna Curtis 703-391-4575. Registration required.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

6:00pm

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

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6:30pm

FC Young Women BC

Young Women with Breast Cancer 2021-FC

Women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer are invited to meet with others to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Registration is required. If attending for the first time, please call 703.698.2526.

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6:30pm

FC Young Women BC

Young Women with Breast Cancer 2021-FC

Women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer are invited to meet with others to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Registration is required. If attending for the first time, please call 703.698.2526.

CLASS Details...>>


FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

6:45pm

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

CLASS Details...>>


7:00pm

Zumba -Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba - Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba combines slow and fasat rhythms with resistance training, while toning the body and cardiovascular system. Adding some Latin flavor and enthusiasm to the mix, it can help to lift your mood and improve your general sense of wellbeing. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

7:30pm

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

CLASS Details...>>


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11:00am

Barre Tone - Zoom (Zoom)

Barre Tone - Zoom (Zoom)

Jazz up your routine and have fun with the latest trend in a full body workout. Barre Tone is ideal for those who want to sculpt, strengthen, and increase flexibility, while enjoying the infusion of dance. Please have a sturdy chair and a mat available. Small ball or weights optional. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Launch into Fitnes (Zoom)

Launch into Fitness-ZOOM (Zoom)

(Jan 6-27, 2021) An energizing workout combining cardio, strength and flexibility all modified to accommodate anyone with balance issues, recent surgeries or are just getting back into exercise. Participants move at their own pace. The class can be done while seated or standing. If you don't have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


2:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ISCI (Zoom)

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: lymph node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, showering, moving comfortably, bra/prosthesis options, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration is required. Facilitator: Laura Kaminski, RN, BSN, OCN.

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

Yoga Nidra (Zoom)

Yoga Nidra Mindfulness Meditation (Zoom)

Experience deeper levels of relaxation with this meditative practice that can be done lying down or seated. This meditation is for all levels and no experience is required. Blankets, pillows, and towels may be used as supportive props. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


6:00pm

Veterans w/ CA (Zoom)

Veterans with Cancer (Zoom)

Meet for ongoing education and to learn coping skills in dealing with challenges of being a Veteran with cancer. Facilitated by Courtney Weaver, MSW, LCSW & Kaitlyn Hegarty, RN, BSN, OCN.

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6:00pm

Brain Tumor Group (Zoom)

Brain Tumor Group (Zoom)

Adult patients and family members are invited to share and learn ways to meet the challenges of living with primary malignant or benign brain tumors at this monthly meeting. Registration is required. Facilitators: Alicia Gray, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C and Mary Kay Mecca, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

EZ Tai Chi (Zoom)

EZ Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

Paired with a tai-chi-based warm-up and cool down exercise EZ Tai Chi addresses the key components of fitness while relieving tension, stress and improving balance. Using the "Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi" protocol, you’ll learn 5 easy-to-remember movements that can be practiced at home, work or while traveling. Registration is required

CLASS Details...>>


7:00pm

Look Good,,. Feel

Look Good... Feel Better - Virtual Class

Look Good Feel Better Live! Virtual Workshops provide live instruction, tips, and tricks for dealing with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment during a free one-hour, online workshop with a licensed beauty professional. Please select one ONE workshop date and sign up right away to ensure a spot. Once you sign up through Life with Cancer you will be sent a link to register for the class. Skin care and makeup kits will be mailed prior to the class, so you must register at least TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

CLASS Details...>>


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11:00am

Cardio Drumming (Zoom)

Cardio Drumming - Zoom (Zoom)

An energetic, full-body workout that’s just plain fun! You don’t need drum sticks or drums, just enthusiasm, and a willingness to move! Plan to substitute plastic kitchen utensils in lieu of drumsticks or, just use your arms. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


1:00pm

Buff Bones (Zoom)

Buff Bones - Daytime (Zoom)

Fun and functional, this workout helps build stronger bones as well as tone and fine-tune major muscle groups for strength and total-body conditioning. You’ll build strength by performing different types of movements using hand weights, bands, exercise balls and body weight. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

Restorative Yoga (Zoom)

Restorative Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body, you'll easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you don't have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

CLASS Details...>>


6:00pm

Just for the Guys (Zoom)

Just for the Guys Support Group 2021 (Zoom)

Cancer impacts relationships, work, self-image, and so much more – and some things are better kept between us guys. Join us in a place where you will be among brothers who truly understand. Note this group is for men with cancer not caregivers. Facilitator: David McGinness, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

Buff Bones (Zoom)

Buff Bones - Daytime (Zoom)

Fun and functional, this workout helps build stronger bones as well as tone and fine-tune major muscle groups for strength and total-body conditioning. You’ll build strength by performing different types of movements using hand weights, bands, exercise balls and body weight. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


6:00pm

Colorectal Ca/Adv (Zoom)

Colorectal Cancer Group, Advanced Stage 2021 (Zoom)

This group is for any patient living with metastatic colorectal cancer and/or their family caregivers. Join us as we explore how to live well with an advanced cancer diagnosis and cope with associated challenges. Facilitator: Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C

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00:00pm

Coalesce (Zoom)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Sarah Brooks MA, LPC at Sarah.Brooks@inova.org or call 703.698.2526.

CLASS Details...>>


10:30am

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Easy to follow choreography that promotes balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come prepared to sweat! Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


1:30pm

Tai Chi (Zoom)

Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

This ancient practice embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


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1:00pm

Cardio & Core (Zoom)

Cardio & Core 2021 (Zoom)

Using your own body weight and light resistance, this class will help build endurance, and stamina, whilst strengthening all the muscles that make up your core. If you’re looking to get your heart and total body stronger, this class is for you! If you do not have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

Gentle Yoga -Zoom (Zoom)

Gentle Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

Blending gentle movement to increase flexibility and stamina, breath work and guided relaxation to help restore balance and harmony to your body and mind. You'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

3:00pm

Mindfulness Based (Zoom)

Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery- 3/1/21 - 4/12/21 (Zoom)

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. Facilitators: David McGinness, LCSW, OSWC and Elise Schneider, LCSW. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

4:00pm

Teen Art Therapy (Zoom)

Art Therapy for Teens in Treatment - 2021 (Zoom)

Connect virtually with other teens who are also impacted by cancer, while making intentional art. Artistic ability is not necessary – just a willingness to explore your creative side! Facilitator: Jane Woo, MA, ATR-BC. Register by sending email to the instructor: jane.woo@inova.org

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5:30pm

ILH Breast CA Grp (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Group 2021 Loudoun (Zoom)

This group is for women diagnosed with stage 0-3 breast cancer, no more than 2 years out of active treatment. Join others who are sharing information, making decisions about treatment, and learning how to best navigate survivorship. Facilitators: Christine Stone RN, 703-858-8867 and Sarah Bremen, MSW. Registration is required.

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10:00am

Music Therapy (Zoom)

Music Therapy 2021 (Weekly) (Zoom)

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music to further development, emotional, physical, and social goals in an individual. Music therapy can help support the physical and psycho-social needs of patients and family members who are dealing with cancer. This weekly group will offer the opportunity to discover how the healing nature of rhythm and sound can be integrated into your cancer experience. Sessions may include music meditation, guided visualization, live improvisation, drumming, toning, song writing and song sensation. No past music experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive, creative community. Registration is required. Facilitated by: Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC.

CLASS Details...>>


10:30am

Coalesce II, 4th T (Zoom)

Coalesce II, 4th Tue (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows.The group has limited enrollment. For more information, contact facilitator Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT, OSW-C at micheline.toussaint@inova.org

CLASS Details...>>


11:00am

Meditation (Zoom)

Meditation &Guided Imagery - 2021 (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks, and blankets to support your body, you will easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work, and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you do not have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

CLASS Details...>>


1:00pm

Yoga Sculpt - AM (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body wor kout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness.Have a small towel and water available. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


2:00pm

Bladder CA Group (Zoom)

Bladder Cancer Group (Zoom)

This group is open to all bladder cancer patients as well as their caregivers to provide connection for the community of bladder cancer patients, as well as provide psychoeducation for bladder cancer patients and their families on both local and national resources, treatment changes and clinical trials. Facilitators: Karen Sachse, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, and Jenna Sangastiano, LPC.

CLASS Details...>>


2:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FO

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration required.

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

StayStrong AM (Zoom)

Stay Strong (Zoom)

Need to build muscle and strength as well as maintain your cardio fitness? StayStrong is what you’re looking for. This all level class builds muscle and strength by incorporating weights and body weight to get and keep you strong. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


7:00pm

Zumba -Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba - Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba combines slow and fasat rhythms with resistance training, while toning the body and cardiovascular system. Adding some Latin flavor and enthusiasm to the mix, it can help to lift your mood and improve your general sense of wellbeing. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


7:00pm

Young Adult Group (Zoom)

Young Adult Group (Zoom)

This is not your grandmother's group! We talk about the things that no one else wants to talk about: dating, employment, fertility, and anything else that affects people in the 18-39 age range. Facilitators: Jennifer Bires, LCSW, OSW-C and Eric Cohen, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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11:00am

Joyful Belly Dance (Zoom)

Joyful Belly Dance (Zoom)

Immerse yourself in the music, rhythms, patterns, and pure joy of Middle Eastern belly dance! Learn shimmies, belly rolls, undulations, isolations, and more as you feel your body getting stronger, more relaxed, and more limber. Belly dance is an amazing workout, a ton of fun, and absolutely beautiful! Wear comfortable clothing and bare feet. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


1:00pm

Launch into Fitnes (Zoom)

Launch into Fitness-ZOOM (Zoom)

(Jan 6-27, 2021) An energizing workout combining cardio, strength and flexibility all modified to accommodate anyone with balance issues, recent surgeries or are just getting back into exercise. Participants move at their own pace. The class can be done while seated or standing. If you don't have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

Yoga Nidra (Zoom)

Yoga Nidra Mindfulness Meditation (Zoom)

Experience deeper levels of relaxation with this meditative practice that can be done lying down or seated. This meditation is for all levels and no experience is required. Blankets, pillows, and towels may be used as supportive props. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


5:30pm

Caregiver FO & ILH

Caregiver Connection - FO & ILH

Meet for ongoing education in dealing with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn coping strategies and information related to cancer and its treatments. Facilitator: Karen Archer, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C & Shairna Curtis, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration required.

CLASS Details...>>


5:30pm

BrCa Navigation (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Navigation - FO (Zoom)

Have you recently been diagnosed with Breast Cancer? If so, come learn breast cancer terminology, how doctors determine your treatment plan, what kind of questions to ask your doctor, and how to organize medical information. This class will leave you feeling informed and empowered to be an active participant in your treatment planning process. Facilitator: Kaitlyn Hegarty, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration Required.

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5:30pm

GYN Group (Zoom)

Gynecologic Cancer Group (Zoom)

Women diagnosed with ovarian, cervical, and endometrial cancers are invited to this monthly group to share experiences and learn from one another. Facilitators: Leigh Ann Caulkins, LCSW and Emily Hirsch, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


6:00pm

EZ Tai Chi (Zoom)

EZ Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

Paired with a tai-chi-based warm-up and cool down exercise EZ Tai Chi addresses the key components of fitness while relieving tension, stress and improving balance. Using the "Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi" protocol, you’ll learn 5 easy-to-remember movements that can be practiced at home, work or while traveling. Registration is required

CLASS Details...>>


6:00pm

FO Head and Neck

Head and Neck Cancer Group - FO

This group is open to patients, survivors and loved ones impacted by a diagnosis of head and neck cancer. Join us to connect with and learn from one another while discussing the challenges of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Facilitators: Amy Bohnslav, RN, OCN and Maureen Broderick,LCSW, OSW-C.

CLASS Details...>>


6:00pm

FO Head and Neck (Zoom)

Head and Neck Cancer Group - FO (Zoom)

This group is open to patients, survivors and loved ones impacted by a diagnosis of head and neck cancer. Join us to connect with and learn from one another while discussing the challenges of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Facilitators: Amy Bohnslav, RN, OCN and Maureen Broderick,LCSW, OSW-C.

CLASS Details...>>


6:30pm

The Circle of Life (Zoom)

The Circle of Life: How the Body Dies (Zoom)

Oncology Nurse Eric Cohen, RN, MSN, OCN, will present how our bodies go full circle from birth until death, the changes in body functions that occur and what to expect. He will demystify the dying process.

CLASS Details...>>


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11:00am

Cardio Drumming (Zoom)

Cardio Drumming - Zoom (Zoom)

An energetic, full-body workout that’s just plain fun! You don’t need drum sticks or drums, just enthusiasm, and a willingness to move! Plan to substitute plastic kitchen utensils in lieu of drumsticks or, just use your arms. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


1:00pm

Advanced Cancer FO (Zoom)

Living Well With Advanced Cancer 2021 FO (Zoom)

Join us as we explore ways to learn to live with advanced cancer and the many questions and life decisions that come along with an advanced cancer diagnosis. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Facilitator: Karen Archer, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C & Kaitlyn Hegarty, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration required.

CLASS Details...>>


1:00pm

Buff Bones (Zoom)

Buff Bones - Daytime (Zoom)

Fun and functional, this workout helps build stronger bones as well as tone and fine-tune major muscle groups for strength and total-body conditioning. You’ll build strength by performing different types of movements using hand weights, bands, exercise balls and body weight. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

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2:30pm

Restorative Yoga (Zoom)

Restorative Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body, you'll easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you don't have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

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4:00pm

Look Good,,. Feel

Look Good... Feel Better - Virtual Class

Look Good Feel Better Live! Virtual Workshops provide live instruction, tips, and tricks for dealing with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment during a free one-hour, online workshop with a licensed beauty professional. Please select one ONE workshop date and sign up right away to ensure a spot. Once you sign up through Life with Cancer you will be sent a link to register for the class. Skin care and makeup kits will be mailed prior to the class, so you must register at least TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

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5:00pm

Nutrition: Survivo (Zoom)

Survivorship Nutrition (Zoom)

Are you familiar with the latest evidence based recommendations for survivorship nutrition? Registered Dietitian, Lauren Fay, will review the latest evidence, and provide ideas and resources on how to adjust your own diet to help decrease the risk of cancer recurrence. Registration is required.

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6:30pm

Yoga Sculpt - AM (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body wor kout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness.Have a small towel and water available. Registration is required.

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Coalesce (Zoom)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Sarah Brooks MA, LPC at Sarah.Brooks@inova.org or call 703.698.2526.

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10:30am

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Easy to follow choreography that promotes balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come prepared to sweat! Registration is required.

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11:00am

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ISCI (Zoom)

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: lymph node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, showering, moving comfortably, bra/prosthesis options, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration is required. Facilitator: Laura Kaminski, RN, BSN, OCN.

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1:30pm

Tai Chi (Zoom)

Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

This ancient practice embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required.

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9:00am

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

9:45am

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

10:30am

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

3:00pm

Mindfulness Based (Zoom)

Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery- 3/1/21 - 4/12/21 (Zoom)

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. Facilitators: David McGinness, LCSW, OSWC and Elise Schneider, LCSW. Registration is required.

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

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10:00am

Music Therapy (Zoom)

Music Therapy 2021 (Weekly) (Zoom)

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music to further development, emotional, physical, and social goals in an individual. Music therapy can help support the physical and psycho-social needs of patients and family members who are dealing with cancer. This weekly group will offer the opportunity to discover how the healing nature of rhythm and sound can be integrated into your cancer experience. Sessions may include music meditation, guided visualization, live improvisation, drumming, toning, song writing and song sensation. No past music experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive, creative community. Registration is required. Facilitated by: Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

1:00pm

Mindfulness Based (Zoom)

Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery- 3/9/21 - 4/27/21 (Zoom)

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. Facilitators: Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, OSW-C, and Maureen Broderick, LCSW. Registration is required.

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

1:00pm

Look Good,,. Feel

Look Good... Feel Better - Virtual Class

Look Good Feel Better Live! Virtual Workshops provide live instruction, tips, and tricks for dealing with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment during a free one-hour, online workshop with a licensed beauty professional. Please select one ONE workshop date and sign up right away to ensure a spot. Once you sign up through Life with Cancer you will be sent a link to register for the class. Skin care and makeup kits will be mailed prior to the class, so you must register at least TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

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CLASS/GROUP REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Our calendar goes to the printer two months before it's published. If program updates or cancellations occur after it goes to the printer, the updates or cancellations will not be printed. You will find the most accurate program listing in the online calendar which is updated as soon as changes occur.

LWC programs are designed for patients and their loved ones. Interested professionals should contact Drucilla.Brethwaite@invoa.org.

-Classes, groups & counseling are FREE

-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL GROUPS & CLASSES. Registration enables us to appropriately plan for materials and to contact you in case the class is cancelled or postponed.

-If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by completing the online cancellation form or calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.