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    May 2016      

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10:30am

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level I, Mon, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

For those who are new to fitness, this class will help to improve strength, flexibility and stamina and is appropriate for those with neuropathy, balance and low energy issues. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online to first class. Registration is required. Note: No class May 30. Instructor: Nancy Ryan MA Ed., A.C.E.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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12:00pm

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level II, Monday, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

This series is for people who have taken level I and have been recommended to progress to Level II. We'll use a combination of standing and floor exercises to improve strength and endurance. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online) to first class. Registration Required Instructor: Jenny Townsend ACE.

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12:30pm

Breast Surgery Pre (IAH-CCC)

Breast Surgery Preparation at Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH-CCC)

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, undergarments, and more. Family/friends welcome. To register call 703-504-3019.

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2:00pm

Level II Exercise: (FC)

Level II Exercise: Chair-Based, Mon, May 2-Jun 20 (FC)

THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES ON MAY 23 and MAY 30, 2016. LEVEL I EXERCISE IS A PREREQUISITE. This class will help to increase heart rate, range of motion, flexibility and tone and strengthen muscles. Instructor: Susan Gilmore, MS - ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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3:00pm

Level III Exercise (FC)

Level III Exercise: Keeping Fit, May 2-Jun 20 (FC)

PREREQUISITE: LEVELS I & II EXERCISE. ThIS class offers a combination of standing and floor exercises. Instructor: Susan Gilmore, MS - ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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6:00pm

Good Grief, Fair O (FO-LWC)

Good Grief, Fair Oaks, April-May 2016 (FO-LWC)

Grief is a normal, healthy and healing emotion. This group was previously scheduled to begin on April 4 but will now begin on April 11 and go for seven weeks. This group is appropriate for those who have experienced the death of a loved one from cancer within the last 6 months to two years. Discussion topics include:Ÿ the process of grief; accepting and expressing one’s emotions; dealing with children, family and friends; role and life style changes; coping with special dates; Ÿcommunity resources; and more. You must be able to attend the first two meetings and be willing to make an eight week commitment. Facilitated by Karen Archer, MSW and Maureen Broderick, LCSW.

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7:00pm

Gentle Yoga, Eveni (FC)

Gentle Yoga, Evening, Mar 2016 (FC)



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7:00pm

Gentle Yoga, PM, L (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga, PM, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. These movements improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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9:30am

Functional Movemen (FO-LWC)

Functional Movement, Fair Oaks, April-May 2016 (FO-LWC)

Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to help you do everyday activities safely and efficiently. Using medicine balls, dumbbells, and BOSUs, you will challenge your movement system to make everyday activities easier, reduce your risk of injury and improve your quality of life. Instructor: Dan Mileska, MS, PES, CES.

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10:00am

Brain on Ink: (FC)

Your Brain on Ink: Journaling for Greater Well-Being, April - May 2016 (FC)

Decades of research clearly establish the transformative power of journal writing. In this six-week series, you will learn at least 10 different journaling techniques to offer greater insight, awareness and well-being. Informed by the newer findings in neuroscience, the journal exercises will also offer options to work with ‚Äúchemo brain.‚ÄĚ No prior writing experience is necessary and your entries will stay safely private. You will leave with a tool box of techniques that will help you author the next chapters of your life story. Instructor Deborah Ross LPC, CJT, is a licensed psychotherapist, certified journal therapist and author. Participation requires regular attendance. Class size is limited. Bring a journal or note book. Suggested reading: Journal to the Self, by Kathleen Adams.

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11:00am

Walking for Wellne (FO-LWC)

Walking for Wellness at Fair Oaks, Mar-May 2016 (FO-LWC)

Walking is a great form of exercise. Enhance your fitness and enjoy the camaraderie of walking with others. Facilitator: Jenny Townsend A.C.E.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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11:00am

Gentle Yoga, AM, L (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga, AM, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. These movements improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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12:30pm

Fitness for Wellne (FO-LWC)

Fitness for Wellness at Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

This class will help improve strength, flexibility and stamina through a combination of standing and floor exercises. Registration is required.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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1:00pm

Tai Chi (FC)

Tai Chi, Fairfax, Feb-May 2016 (FC)

This series uses slow, fluid body movements to enhance wellness, longevity and internal peace. Students will learn simple steps and then build upon them to perform more complex movements. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes. Registration required.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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2:30pm

Launching into Fit (FC)

Level I Exercise, Launching into Fitness, April 2016 (FC)

For those who are new to LWC's exercise program, this exercise series will help to assess your fitness level, improve strength, flexibility and stamina. Two classes are required after which you may progress to Level II or higher classes. If you've had surgery within the last 6 weeks a note from your doctor is necessary before you may begin class. Registration and a signed waiver (available online) is required before you can participate in class. NO NEW REGISTRANTS AFTER July 26, 2016. Instructor: ACSM certified Cancer Exercise Trainer Susan Gilmore, MS. If you have any questions contact her at susan.gilmore@inova.org

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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6:00pm

Loss of a Child (FC)

Loss of a Child: Bereavement Support Group for Parents (FC)

Many parents that have lost a child feel alone in their grief. This group will help to break down that isolation, bringing parents together to share their common sorrows and exceptional strengths in an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and support. Participants will find the opportunity for education, support and companionship. Please note: This series is for parents who have lost a child or teen to cancer within the last 2 years. We generally recommend a waiting period of three months before attending a bereavement support group. Individual counseling is available at Life with Cancer in the interim. Attendance at all 8 sessions is recommended as each group session builds on the previous group. Facilitators: Rebecca McIntyre, LCSW, OSW-C and Jean McCaw, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT. For questions or to register, contact Rebecca McIntyre at rebecca.mcintyre@inova.org or call 703.698.2524. NOTE: No class May 10.

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6:30pm

Planning Ahead: Co (FC)

Planning Ahead: Completing the Circle of Life (FC)

This four-week series is for anyone, wherever you are in your cancer experience. Sessions with physicians, lawyers, an oncology therapist, a nurse navigator will provide information and strategies on estate care planning and value setting, dealing with a chronic disease, creating a written legacy, making health-care decisions, reviewing the circle of life. Check back for final schedule of weekly topics and speakers.

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7:00pm

Zumba - Bilingual (FC)

Zumba - Biling√ľe/Bilingual (FC)

Zumba es una fusión de ritmos latinos y pasos fáciles de seguir. Nuestro objetivo es simple: Queremos que hagas ejercicio, y que lo disfrutes. Incorpora rutinas de ritmos rápidos y lentos con ejercicios de resistencia, con esta combinación que tonifica el cuerpo, y el sistema cardiovascular. Agregando un poco de sabor Latino y entusiasmo en esta mezcla ayudan a levantar el ánimo, y bienestar en general. Para más información, llamar a 703-698-2526. Si está asistiendo por primera vez en 2016, favor de firmar un permiso antes de empezar la primera clase.

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7:00pm

Zumba! (FC)

Zumba! (FC)

Please register under "Zumba - Biling√ľe/Bilingual". Zumba combines slow and fast 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 well being.



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7:00pm

Knitting and Croch (FC)

Knitting and Crocheting Circle (FC)

Past, new, experienced and inexperienced participants are welcome to join us monthly on the first Tuesday and/or third Friday. Work on your own project or one to donate. All supplies will be provided. Facilitator: Carolyn Sam, M.Ed. Please register.

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10:00am

Yoga Nidra, Fair O (FO-LWC)

Yoga Nidra, Fair Oaks, May 2016 (FO-LWC)

This class is a blend of gentle and restorative Yoga stretches, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation. The practices will help calm the nervous system, release and alleviate physical and emotional stress and anxiety restoring balance and calm connecting us with our inner healing forces. Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation technique that can bring about deep healing, mental clarity, reduced levels of stress, and peace of mind. Class is open to all levels. Please bring a yoga mat, pillow and blanket.

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10:30am

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level I, Wednesday, ILH, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

For those who are new to fitness this class will help to improve strength, flexibility and stamina and is appropriate for those with neuropathy, balance and low energy issues. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online to first class. Registration is required. Instructor: Nancy Ryan MA Ed., A.C.E.

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12:00pm

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level II, Wednesday, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

This series is for people who have taken level I and have been recommended to progress to Level II. We'll use a combination of standing and floor exercises to improve strength and endurance. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online) to first class. Registration Required. Note: No class May 30. Instructor: Jenny Townsend ACE.

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2:00pm

Level II Exercise: (FC)

Level II Exercise: Chair-Based, Wed, May 4-Jun 22 (FC)

LEVEL I EXERCISE IS A PREREQUISITE. Continuation of series that will help to increase heart rate, range of motion, flexibility and tone and strengthen muscles. Instructor: Susan Gilmore, MS - ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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3:00pm

Meditation and Gui (FC)

Meditation and Guided Imagery, Wednesday (FC)

Join us for a relaxing exploration of the power and benefits of meditation, a practice that can reduce stress and offer healing. Each weekly session begins with breath-work and a relaxation technique that leads into a guided meditation. Come to one or come to all sessions, but please register by preceding day. Facilitator: Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT. Come to any or all sessions, but please register by preceding day.

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3:00pm

Cross-Train Challe (FC)

Cross-Train Challenge (FC)

THERE WILL BE NO CLASS ON MAY 25, 2016 or June 1, 2016. If you crave variety this is the class for you! Fusing together different intensities and types of movement we'll keep your body guessing as you get stronger. You must be able to get up and down from the floor and be 2 months post-surgery. Instructor: Susan Gilmore, MS - ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer.

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3:00pm

Core Strengthening (FO-LWC)

Core Strengthening-Fair Oaks May-June 2016 (FO-LWC)

Build core strength and stability by focusing on the abdominal, back, pelvis, and hip muscles. Exercises will help with posture, daily functional activities, and overall strength and balance. Bring a yoga mat. This class is for those currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years. Preference to new participants. Instructor: Jackie Le

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5:30pm

Breast Ca, Falls C (IFMC)

Breast Cancer Group at Falls Church (IFMC)

This group is for women newly diagnosed with stage 0-3 breast cancer, or are no more that 2 years out of active treatment. Join others who are sharing information, making decisions about treatment, and learning how to best navigate survivorship. Register online at www.lifewithcancer.org or call 703.698.2526. Facilitators: Corinne Cook, LCSw, OSW-C and Marsha Komandt, RN, BSN, OCN.

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6:00pm

Living with Breast (44084 RP)

Living with Breast Cancer: Exercise, Apr-May 2016 (44084 RP)

This six week exercise series complements the Living with Breast Cancer education series which directly follows. Jenny Townsend, ACE, will teach exercises to increase strength, flexibility and restore balance after breast cancer surgery. Physician approval is required if you have had surgery within six weeks.

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6:30pm

Lung Cancer Group (FC)

Lung Cancer Group (FC)

Join other patients, survivors, family members and friends to discuss the challenges of living with lung cancer and its treatments. Facilitators: Carrie Friedman, RN, BS, OCN and David McGinness, MSW, LCSW.

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7:00pm

Cutaneous Lymphoma (FC)

Cutaneous Lymphoma Support Group (FC)

Individuals with all forms and stages of cutaneous lymphoma, and their support partners, are welcome to attend our monthly meetings to connect with and learn from others who share this disease. To register go to http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1318969/DC-Patient-Networking-Event-RSVP.

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7:00pm

Living with Breast (44084 RP)

Living with Breast Cancer: Educational Seminars Part 4 (44084 RP)

Exploring Genetic Counseling with Genetic Counselor, Kim Rutledge, MS, GC. Please register

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7:00pm

Stronger Body Afte (FO-LWC)

Stronger Body After Cancer, May-July 2016 (FO-LWC)

This class will help you build a stronger body with the use of bands, medicine balls, light weights, and low impact body weight exercises. This class will help build muscle, teach you the proper way to exercise, and can be modified for all physical strengths and limitations. This class is for new participants currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years.

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10:30am

Drumming for Well- (FC)

Drumming for Well-Being, AM, Mar-Apr 2016 (FC)

Therapeutic drumming can boost the immune system, reduce stress, induce a state of calm and focused awareness. No experience necessary and all instruments are provided. Facilitator: Jennifer Brothers, Oncology Therapist Intern. Please register by previous day.

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10:30am

Feldenkrais, May 2 (FO-LWC)

Feldenkrais, May 2016 (FO-LWC)

This is a gentle and precisely focused exercise method. Participants report increased mobility, improved flexibility, coordination and balance, and a decrease in pain throughout their body.  Potential benefits include reduced stress and anxiety as you experience new and unusual sequences of movements that will help you gain not only a deeper sense of yourself but a richer connection between your brain and your body. Bring a yoga mat and blanket/towel. This class is for new participants currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years.

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11:00am

Mindfulness (44084 RP)

Mindfulness (44084 RP)

Blending meditation, breath work and deep relaxation, the practice of mindfulness can boost the immune system, increase positive emotions, reduce negative emotions and stress, and improve memory and attention skills.

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12:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (ILH-PER)

Breast Surgery Preparation at Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH-PER)

If you are scheduled for a mastectomy or lumpectomy with reconstruction at Inova Loudoun Hospital, this educational class will help you prepare for surgery. You will receive an overview of what to expect from our oncology nurse navigator, physical and occupational therapists and oncology social worker. Registration is required; no exceptions. Family member may attend. Contact Christine Stone RN, MSN, OCN at 703-858-8867 or christine.stone@inova.org

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1:00pm

Tai Chi at Fair Oa (FO-LWC)

Tai Chi at Fair Oaks, Mar-May 2016 (FO-LWC)

*Note: No class Thursday, April 28. This series uses slow, fluid body movements to enhance wellness, longevity and internal peace. Students will learn simple steps and then build upon them to perform more complex movements. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes. Registration required. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed ‚ÄúPhysical Activity Waiver‚ÄĚ (available online) to first class.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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1:00pm

Gentle Yoga, AM, F (FC)

Gentle Yoga, AM, Fairfax (FC)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. These movements improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit.

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2:00pm

Meditation and Gui (FC)

Meditation and Guided Imagery, Fairfax 2016 (FC)

Join us for a relaxing exploration of the power and benefits of meditation, a practice that can reduce stress and offer healing. Each weekly session begins with breath-work and a relaxation technique that leads into a guided meditation. Come to one or come to all sessions, but please register by preceding day. Facilitator: Jenn Fay, RYT. Please register by preceding day.

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2:30pm

Compassion Cultiva (FC)

Compassion Cultivation, April-June 2016 (FC)

Cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones are invited to learn practices to support one’s own health, to increase self-compassion and self-care to reduce stress and anxiety and enhance connections with others. Sam Lolak, MD, psychiatrist/psycho-oncologist and certified teacher for Compassion Cultivation Training will facilitate this program, developed at Stanford University. Participation requires regular attendance and home meditation practice. Space is limited and Registration is required.

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3:00pm

Gentle Yoga, Fair (FO-LWC)

Gentle Yoga, Fair Oaks, Mah-Jun 2016 (FO-LWC)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles to improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit. Bring a yoga mat.This class is for those currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years. Preference to new participants

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5:30pm

Yoga for Breast Ca (FC)

Yoga for Breast Cancer, Mar 31-May 5 (FC)

Note: No class April 28. Breast Cancer patients/survivors are invited to learn yoga poses designed especially for you! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket and water bottle. Registration is required. Physician approval is required if you have had surgery within six weeks. If attending for the first time in 2016, please bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online) to first class. Instructor: Catherine Syron, RYT.

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00:00pm

Coalesce: An Advan (FC)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group, 2016 (FC)

Meet weekly with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. Prior screening is required as this is a closed group; please call facilitator, Shara Sosa, 703.698.2522.

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10:15am

Restorative Yoga (FC)

Restorative Yoga (FC)

This class uses bolsters, blocks, and blankets to support the body so you can easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. Please bring a blanket. If attending for the first time in 2016, please bring a signed waiver to first class.

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10:30am

Zumba Gold, Loudou (44084 RP)

Zumba Gold, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

* No Class May 30. Zumba Gold focuses on all the elements of Zumba- fitness, cardiovascular, muscular conditioning and flexibility, but at a gentler pace, while maintaining the enthusiasm of the music. Registration required.

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12:00pm

Functional Movemen (44084 RP)

Functional Movement, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to help you do everyday activities safely and efficiently.Using medicine balls, dumbbells, and BOSUs, you will challenge your movement system to make everyday activities easier, reduce your risk of injury and improve your quality of life. Note: No class May 27.

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8:00am

Raccoon Run (Fairfax)

16th Annual Mantua Raccoon Run - 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk (Fairfax)

Kick off Mother's Day weekend with a great family experience! The Manatua Elementary School Kids Care Club's 16th Annual Mantua Raccoon Run. This year's race course is certified! All proceeds benefit Life with Cancer. For more information go to www.raccoonrun.org.

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12:30pm

Mother's Day Brunc (Union Street)

Mother's Day Brunch (Union Street)

We Will Survive Cancer, a 401 3C organization, is hosting a brunch for mothers facing cancer at the Union Street Public House in Old Town, Alexandria. In addition a limited number of appointments are available for makeup touch ups, Tu-Ahn Boutique, also in Old Town. For more information and to register contact Gayela at wewillsurvivecancer.com, 202-257-7930 or Kimberly Wilde Warfield at kimberly@Wewillsurvivecancer.com.

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6:30pm

Lobster Extravagan (Fairfax)

Lobster Extravaganza 2016! (Fairfax)

Have a blast and help raise funds in support of the Life with Cancer program -- whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing information, education and support. You can help by purchasing a sponsorship package, making a donation to the live or silent auctions or purchasing a ticket. We hope to see you at the 18th Annual Lobster Extravaganza!

For more information go to www.lobsterextravaganza.org.

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10:30am

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level I, Mon, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

For those who are new to fitness, this class will help to improve strength, flexibility and stamina and is appropriate for those with neuropathy, balance and low energy issues. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online to first class. Registration is required. Note: No class May 30. Instructor: Nancy Ryan MA Ed., A.C.E.

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12:00pm

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level II, Monday, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

This series is for people who have taken level I and have been recommended to progress to Level II. We'll use a combination of standing and floor exercises to improve strength and endurance. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online) to first class. Registration Required Instructor: Jenny Townsend ACE.

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2:00pm

Level II Exercise: (FC)

Level II Exercise: Chair-Based, Mon, May 2-Jun 20 (FC)

THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES ON MAY 23 and MAY 30, 2016. LEVEL I EXERCISE IS A PREREQUISITE. This class will help to increase heart rate, range of motion, flexibility and tone and strengthen muscles. Instructor: Susan Gilmore, MS - ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer.

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3:00pm

Level III Exercise (FC)

Level III Exercise: Keeping Fit, May 2-Jun 20 (FC)

PREREQUISITE: LEVELS I & II EXERCISE. ThIS class offers a combination of standing and floor exercises. Instructor: Susan Gilmore, MS - ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer.

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4:00pm

Look Good...Feel B (FO-LWC)

Look Good...Feel Better at Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

A beauty professional will teach women in active treatment how to manage the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy, radiation or other forms of treatment. First time registrants will receive a makeup kit. Family members/friends should not register. Co-sponsored with American Cancer Society, National Cosmetology Association and Personal Care Products Council.

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6:00pm

What to Expect Dur (FC)

What to Expect During Chemotherapy (FC)

An oncology nurse navigator will explain what to expect during chemotherapy treatments, how to prepare for your visit, tips for managing side effects, and resources available during treatment and into survivorship.

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6:00pm

Good Grief, Fair O (FO-LWC)

Good Grief, Fair Oaks, April-May 2016 (FO-LWC)

Grief is a normal, healthy and healing emotion. This group was previously scheduled to begin on April 4 but will now begin on April 11 and go for seven weeks. This group is appropriate for those who have experienced the death of a loved one from cancer within the last 6 months to two years. Discussion topics include:Ÿ the process of grief; accepting and expressing one’s emotions; dealing with children, family and friends; role and life style changes; coping with special dates; Ÿcommunity resources; and more. You must be able to attend the first two meetings and be willing to make an eight week commitment. Facilitated by Karen Archer, MSW and Maureen Broderick, LCSW.

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6:30pm

Caregiver Connecti (ILH-R)

Caregiver Connection-Loudoun (ILH-R)

Caregiving for someone with cancer has many challenges and often there is limited time for oneself. Connecting with others in similar situations provides an opportunity to share information and relieve some of the physical and emotional stress that comes when assuming a caregiving role. Registration is required.

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6:30pm

Reiki for Relaxati (FC)

Reiki for Relaxation at Fairfax (FC)

A level three certified Reiki practitioner will help you experience the benefits of this ancient practice involving the positioning of hands along the body to direct energy, release tension and discomfort, and enhance well-being. Dress comfortably and bring a blanket. Schedule your appointment online on or after the first business day of the month at 9:15 am. If you need to cancel your appointment please notify us at 703-698-2526, ASAP or by the morning of your appointment, so that either someone else can take your place or we can inform the Reiki practitioner. If you miss two appointments without prior notice we will need to refer you to Reiki practitioners in the community. We understand things happen from time to time and will certainly consider extenuating circumstances

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7:00pm

Caregiver Connecti (FC)

Caregiver Connection-Fairfax (FC)

Meet for ongoing support in dealing with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn coping strategies and information related to cancer and its treatments. Please register by preceding Friday. Facilitator: Molly Boehm, MSW, LCSW.

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7:00pm

Gentle Yoga, PM, L (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga, PM, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. These movements improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit.

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7:30pm

Reiki for Relaxati (FC)

Reiki for Relaxation at Fairfax (FC)

A level three certified Reiki practitioner will help you experience the benefits of this ancient practice involving the positioning of hands along the body to direct energy, release tension and discomfort, and enhance well-being. Dress comfortably and bring a blanket. Schedule your appointment online on or after the first business day of the month at 9:15 am. If you need to cancel your appointment please notify us at 703-698-2526, ASAP or by the morning of your appointment, so that either someone else can take your place or we can inform the Reiki practitioner. If you miss two appointments without prior notice we will need to refer you to Reiki practitioners in the community. We understand things happen from time to time and will certainly consider extenuating circumstances

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9:30am

Functional Movemen (FO-LWC)

Functional Movement, Fair Oaks, April-May 2016 (FO-LWC)

Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to help you do everyday activities safely and efficiently. Using medicine balls, dumbbells, and BOSUs, you will challenge your movement system to make everyday activities easier, reduce your risk of injury and improve your quality of life. Instructor: Dan Mileska, MS, PES, CES.

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10:00am

Brain on Ink: (FC)

Your Brain on Ink: Journaling for Greater Well-Being, April - May 2016 (FC)

Decades of research clearly establish the transformative power of journal writing. In this six-week series, you will learn at least 10 different journaling techniques to offer greater insight, awareness and well-being. Informed by the newer findings in neuroscience, the journal exercises will also offer options to work with ‚Äúchemo brain.‚ÄĚ No prior writing experience is necessary and your entries will stay safely private. You will leave with a tool box of techniques that will help you author the next chapters of your life story. Instructor Deborah Ross LPC, CJT, is a licensed psychotherapist, certified journal therapist and author. Participation requires regular attendance. Class size is limited. Bring a journal or note book. Suggested reading: Journal to the Self, by Kathleen Adams.

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10:30am

Spirituality Quest (NMP)

Spirituality Quest Group, National Memorial Park (NMP)

Cancer survivors and caregivers are invited to join us for our spring field trip to the National Memorial Park where we will enjoy the beauty of the sculptured figures of the Fountain of Faith, by the great Swedish sculptor Carl Mille. Location: 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22041. For directions, go to www.nationalalfh-mp.com. Please register by the preceding day.

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10:30am

Coalesce II (FC)

Coalesce II (FC)

Meet weekly with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. Prior screening is required as this is a closed group; please call facilitator, Micheline Toussaint, 703.698.2521.

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11:00am

Walking for Wellne (FO-LWC)

Walking for Wellness at Fair Oaks, Mar-May 2016 (FO-LWC)

Walking is a great form of exercise. Enhance your fitness and enjoy the camaraderie of walking with others. Facilitator: Jenny Townsend A.C.E.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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11:00am

Gentle Yoga, AM, L (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga, AM, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. These movements improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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12:30pm

Fitness for Wellne (FO-LWC)

Fitness for Wellness at Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

This class will help improve strength, flexibility and stamina through a combination of standing and floor exercises. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Tai Chi (FC)

Tai Chi, Fairfax, Feb-May 2016 (FC)

This series uses slow, fluid body movements to enhance wellness, longevity and internal peace. Students will learn simple steps and then build upon them to perform more complex movements. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes. Registration required.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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1:30pm

Zentangle, May 201 (44084 RP)

Zentangle, May 2016 (44084 RP)

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. Take a mental vacation from cancer and enjoy the experience of Zentangle. All supplies will be provided, but if you have attended this class in the past, please bring your kit to this session.

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5:00pm

What to Expect Dur (FO-LWC)

What to Expect During Chemotherapy (FO-LWC)

An oncology nurse navigator will explain what to expect during chemotherapy treatments, how to prepare for your visit, tips for managing side effects, and resources available during treatment and into survivorship.

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6:00pm

Brain Tumor Group, (FC)

Brain Tumor Group, Fairfax, 2016 (FC)

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. Facilitators: Vera Hirshman, RN, and Micheline Toussaint, LCSW.

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6:00pm

Prostate Ca, Loudo (LCSC)

Us Too Prostate Cancer Support Group, LCSC, 05-2016 (LCSC)

This month's meeting will feature a video presentation by Dr. Dan Margolis; topic of discussion is prostate imaging. Please join us for this monthly meeting to learn and share with others. Facilitator: Roberta Quirk, MSW, 703-858-8857.

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6:30pm

Young Women with B (IAH-CCW)

Young Women with Breast Cancer, Alexandria 2016 (IAH-CCW)

A group for women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with stages 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. If attending for the first time call, 703.698.2522.

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6:30pm

Planning Ahead: Co (FC)

Planning Ahead: Completing the Circle of Life (FC)

This four-week series is for anyone, wherever you are in your cancer experience. Sessions with physicians, lawyers, an oncology therapist, a nurse navigator will provide information and strategies on estate care planning and value setting, dealing with a chronic disease, creating a written legacy, making health-care decisions, reviewing the circle of life. Check back for final schedule of weekly topics and speakers.

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7:00pm

Zumba - Bilingual (FC)

Zumba - Biling√ľe/Bilingual (FC)

Zumba es una fusión de ritmos latinos y pasos fáciles de seguir. Nuestro objetivo es simple: Queremos que hagas ejercicio, y que lo disfrutes. Incorpora rutinas de ritmos rápidos y lentos con ejercicios de resistencia, con esta combinación que tonifica el cuerpo, y el sistema cardiovascular. Agregando un poco de sabor Latino y entusiasmo en esta mezcla ayudan a levantar el ánimo, y bienestar en general. Para más información, llamar a 703-698-2526. Si está asistiendo por primera vez en 2016, favor de firmar un permiso antes de empezar la primera clase.

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7:00pm

Zumba! (FC)

Zumba! (FC)

Please register under "Zumba - Biling√ľe/Bilingual". Zumba combines slow and fast 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 well being.



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7:30pm

US Too, Prostate C (FC)

US Too, Prostate Cancer Group, Fairfax Chapter, May 2016 (FC)

Join us for a group panel discussion on active surveillance.

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10:00am

Yoga Nidra, Fair O (FO-LWC)

Yoga Nidra, Fair Oaks, May 2016 (FO-LWC)

This class is a blend of gentle and restorative Yoga stretches, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation. The practices will help calm the nervous system, release and alleviate physical and emotional stress and anxiety restoring balance and calm connecting us with our inner healing forces. Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation technique that can bring about deep healing, mental clarity, reduced levels of stress, and peace of mind. Class is open to all levels. Please bring a yoga mat, pillow and blanket.

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10:30am

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level I, Wednesday, ILH, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

For those who are new to fitness this class will help to improve strength, flexibility and stamina and is appropriate for those with neuropathy, balance and low energy issues. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online to first class. Registration is required. Instructor: Nancy Ryan MA Ed., A.C.E.

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12:00pm

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level II, Wednesday, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

This series is for people who have taken level I and have been recommended to progress to Level II. We'll use a combination of standing and floor exercises to improve strength and endurance. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online) to first class. Registration Required. Note: No class May 30. Instructor: Jenny Townsend ACE.

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12:30pm

Breast Surgery Pre (FO-LWC)

Breast Surgery Preparation Class at Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

A nurse navigator will explain what you need to know before, during and after mastectomy surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, undergarments, and more. Family members/friends welcomed. Please register. (family members do not need to register).

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12:30pm

Your Story (FC)

Making Sense of Your Story 2016 (FC)

This monthly group provides an opportunity for those who are out of treatment to explore the impact that the cancer experience has had on their lives ‚Äď through guided imagery, meditation, art therapy, psychodrama, yoga and journaling. Attendance at all sessions is encouraged. No online registration. To register call Micheline Toussaint at 703-698-2521 or Jean McCaw at 703.698.2537.

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1:00pm

Fighting Cancer wi (IAH-CCW)

Fighting Cancer with a Fork-IAH (IAH-CCW)

Deb Rowland, RD, CSO, dietitian and certified specialist in oncology nutrition will provide an overview of nutritional recommendations for cancer patients and survivors. Please register with Deb Rowland, RD, 703-504-7923.

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2:00pm

Level II Exercise: (FC)

Level II Exercise: Chair-Based, Wed, May 4-Jun 22 (FC)

LEVEL I EXERCISE IS A PREREQUISITE. Continuation of series that will help to increase heart rate, range of motion, flexibility and tone and strengthen muscles. Instructor: Susan Gilmore, MS - ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer.

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3:00pm

Cross-Train Challe (FC)

Cross-Train Challenge (FC)

THERE WILL BE NO CLASS ON MAY 25, 2016 or June 1, 2016. If you crave variety this is the class for you! Fusing together different intensities and types of movement we'll keep your body guessing as you get stronger. You must be able to get up and down from the floor and be 2 months post-surgery. Instructor: Susan Gilmore, MS - ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer.

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3:00pm

Core Strengthening (FO-LWC)

Core Strengthening-Fair Oaks May-June 2016 (FO-LWC)

Build core strength and stability by focusing on the abdominal, back, pelvis, and hip muscles. Exercises will help with posture, daily functional activities, and overall strength and balance. Bring a yoga mat. This class is for those currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years. Preference to new participants. Instructor: Jackie Le

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5:30pm

Head and Neck Canc (IFMC)

Head and Neck Cancers Group (IFMC)

Current and former head and neck cancer patients and their significant others are invited to learn from and connect with one another. Facilitator: Corinne Cook, LCSW, and a Radiation Oncology team member. For more information contact, corinne.cook@inova.org.

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5:30pm

Breast Ca, Fair Ok (FO-Rad Onc)

Breast Cancer Group at Fair Oaks (FO-Rad Onc)

This group is for women newly diagnosed with stage 0-3 breast cancer, or are no more that 2 years out of active treatment. Join others who are sharing information, making decisions about treatment, and learning how to best navigate survivorship. Register online at www.lifewithcancer.org or call 703.698.2526. Facilitators: Maureen Broderick, LCSW and Gale Towery, RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN.

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5:30pm

Caregiver Connecti (FO-LWC)

Caregiver Connection at Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

Meet for ongoing support in dealing with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn coping strategies and information related to cancer and its treatments. Please register by preceding Monday. Facilitator: Karen Archer, MSW.

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6:00pm

Breast Ca, Mt Vern (IMVH-CC)

Breast Cancer Group at Inova Mount Vernon (IMVH-CC)

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. Register online at www.lifewithcancer.org or call 703.698.2526. newly diagnosed, making decisions about treatment and currently in treatment. Please register. Facilitator: Oncology Nurse Navigator, Michele Reddick, RN, BSN and Molly Boehm, MSW.

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6:00pm

Living with Breast (44084 RP)

Living with Breast Cancer: Exercise, Apr-May 2016 (44084 RP)

This six week exercise series complements the Living with Breast Cancer education series which directly follows. Jenny Townsend, ACE, will teach exercises to increase strength, flexibility and restore balance after breast cancer surgery. Physician approval is required if you have had surgery within six weeks.

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7:00pm

Living with Breast (44084 RP)

Living with Breast Cancer: Educational Seminars Part 5 (44084 RP)

Lymphedema Risk Factors and Treatment, with Jennifer Willey, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA and Sara Kent, PT, DPR, CLT-Lana. Also Managing Treatment Side Effects with Gale Towery, RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN. Please register.

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7:00pm

Stronger Body Afte (FO-LWC)

Stronger Body After Cancer, May-July 2016 (FO-LWC)

This class will help you build a stronger body with the use of bands, medicine balls, light weights, and low impact body weight exercises. This class will help build muscle, teach you the proper way to exercise, and can be modified for all physical strengths and limitations. This class is for new participants currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years.

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10:30am

Feldenkrais, May 2 (FO-LWC)

Feldenkrais, May 2016 (FO-LWC)

This is a gentle and precisely focused exercise method. Participants report increased mobility, improved flexibility, coordination and balance, and a decrease in pain throughout their body.  Potential benefits include reduced stress and anxiety as you experience new and unusual sequences of movements that will help you gain not only a deeper sense of yourself but a richer connection between your brain and your body. Bring a yoga mat and blanket/towel. This class is for new participants currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years.

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11:00am

Mindfulness (44084 RP)

Mindfulness (44084 RP)

Blending meditation, breath work and deep relaxation, the practice of mindfulness can boost the immune system, increase positive emotions, reduce negative emotions and stress, and improve memory and attention skills.

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11:30am

Orientation to Lif (FC)

Orientation to Life with Cancer (FC)

Take a tour and learn about our many programs, classes, groups and services for children and adults. Please register by preceding day. Can't make a scheduled orientation? Just call Life with Cancer Connect 703.206-LIFE (5433) and arrange a personal tour.

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12:00pm

Living with Advanc (ILH-PER)

Living with Advanced Disease, Evening, ILH (ILH-PER)

Men and women are invited to join us as we explore and learn ways to learn to live with advanced cancer and the many questions and life decisions that come along with the diagnosis. Monthly registration is required. Registration is required.

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12:00pm

Living with Advanc (ILH-PER)

Living with Advanced Disease, Day, Loudoun (ILH-PER)

Men and women are invited to join us as we explore and learn ways to learn to live with advanced cancer and the many questions and life decisions that come along with the diagnosis. Monthly registration is required.

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1:00pm

Tai Chi at Fair Oa (FO-LWC)

Tai Chi at Fair Oaks, Mar-May 2016 (FO-LWC)

*Note: No class Thursday, April 28. This series uses slow, fluid body movements to enhance wellness, longevity and internal peace. Students will learn simple steps and then build upon them to perform more complex movements. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes. Registration required. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed ‚ÄúPhysical Activity Waiver‚ÄĚ (available online) to first class.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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1:00pm

Gentle Yoga, AM, F (FC)

Gentle Yoga, AM, Fairfax (FC)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. These movements improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit.

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2:00pm

Meditation and Gui (FC)

Meditation and Guided Imagery, Fairfax 2016 (FC)

Join us for a relaxing exploration of the power and benefits of meditation, a practice that can reduce stress and offer healing. Each weekly session begins with breath-work and a relaxation technique that leads into a guided meditation. Come to one or come to all sessions, but please register by preceding day. Facilitator: Jenn Fay, RYT. Please register by preceding day.

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2:30pm

Compassion Cultiva (FC)

Compassion Cultivation, April-June 2016 (FC)

Cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones are invited to learn practices to support one’s own health, to increase self-compassion and self-care to reduce stress and anxiety and enhance connections with others. Sam Lolak, MD, psychiatrist/psycho-oncologist and certified teacher for Compassion Cultivation Training will facilitate this program, developed at Stanford University. Participation requires regular attendance and home meditation practice. Space is limited and Registration is required.

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3:00pm

Gentle Yoga, Fair (FO-LWC)

Gentle Yoga, Fair Oaks, Mah-Jun 2016 (FO-LWC)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles to improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit. Bring a yoga mat.This class is for those currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years. Preference to new participants

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5:30pm

Yoga for Breast Ca (FC)

Yoga for Breast Cancer, May 12-Jun 9 (FC)

Breast Cancer patients/survivors are invited to learn yoga poses designed especially for you! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket and water bottle. Registration is required. Physician approval is required if you have had surgery within six weeks. If attending for the first time in 2016, please bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online) to first class. Instructor: Catherine Syron, RYT.

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6:30pm

Women's Survivorsh (ILH-R)

Women's Survivorship Group (ILH-R)

Many women who have completed treatment find it difficult to resume life as they knew it prior to cancer. Through discussion, problem solving, art and other modalities, this group will help you gain insight and balance to your life after cancer. Facilitator: Saundra Weller, LCSW, OSW-C.

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00:00pm

Coalesce: An Advan (FC)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group, 2016 (FC)

Meet weekly with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. Prior screening is required as this is a closed group; please call facilitator, Shara Sosa, 703.698.2522.

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10:15am

Restorative Yoga (FC)

Restorative Yoga (FC)

This class uses bolsters, blocks, and blankets to support the body so you can easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. Please bring a blanket. If attending for the first time in 2016, please bring a signed waiver to first class.

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10:30am

Zumba Gold, Loudou (44084 RP)

Zumba Gold, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

* No Class May 30. Zumba Gold focuses on all the elements of Zumba- fitness, cardiovascular, muscular conditioning and flexibility, but at a gentler pace, while maintaining the enthusiasm of the music. Registration required.

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12:00pm

Advanced Disease (IFOH-1)

Living with Advanced Disease, Fair Oaks (IFOH-1)

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. Feel free to bring your lunch and join others who can support you on this road. Please call 703.391.3758 for more information. Registration encouraged.

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12:00pm

Functional Movemen (44084 RP)

Functional Movement, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to help you do everyday activities safely and efficiently.Using medicine balls, dumbbells, and BOSUs, you will challenge your movement system to make everyday activities easier, reduce your risk of injury and improve your quality of life. Note: No class May 27.

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10:00am

Carcinoid Cancer G (FC)

Carcinoid Cancer Group (FC)

Meet with other carcinoid cancer patients and their adult loved ones to share experiences and learn from one another in this patient-led monthly meeting. For more information email mitchmberger@msn.com.

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2:00pm

Change your Age Wo (FO-C&D)

Change your Age Workshop at Fair Oaks (FO-C&D)

This movement-based program weaves in cognitive challenges that will help keep both your brain and your body youthful. The Change Your Age program leverages new and unusual movements to help generate new brain cells. Potential benefits include improved strength, increased mobility, while learning how to avoid injuries. The program is based on the Feldenkrais Method and taught by Monica Browne, GCFP. Bring a yoga mat and a blanket or towel. This workshop is for new participants.

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10:30am

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level I, Mon, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

For those who are new to fitness, this class will help to improve strength, flexibility and stamina and is appropriate for those with neuropathy, balance and low energy issues. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online to first class. Registration is required. Note: No class May 30. Instructor: Nancy Ryan MA Ed., A.C.E.

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12:00pm

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level II, Monday, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

This series is for people who have taken level I and have been recommended to progress to Level II. We'll use a combination of standing and floor exercises to improve strength and endurance. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online) to first class. Registration Required Instructor: Jenny Townsend ACE.

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2:00pm

Level II Exercise: (FC)

Level II Exercise: Chair-Based, Mon, May 2-Jun 20 (FC)

THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES ON MAY 23 and MAY 30, 2016. LEVEL I EXERCISE IS A PREREQUISITE. This class will help to increase heart rate, range of motion, flexibility and tone and strengthen muscles. Instructor: Susan Gilmore, MS - ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer.

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3:00pm

Level III Exercise (FC)

Level III Exercise: Keeping Fit, May 2-Jun 20 (FC)

PREREQUISITE: LEVELS I & II EXERCISE. ThIS class offers a combination of standing and floor exercises. Instructor: Susan Gilmore, MS - ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer.

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5:30pm

Breast Cancer Grou (IAH-CCW)

Breast Cancer Group at Alexandria (IAH-CCW)

This group is for women newly diagnosed with stage 0-3 breast cancer, or are no more that 2 years out of active treatment. Join others who are sharing information, making decisions about treatment, and learning how to best navigate survivorship. Register online at www.lifewithcancer.org or call 703.698.2526. Facilitators: Michelle Ferretti, MSW and Gerry Higgins, MSN, RN-BC, OCN.

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6:00pm

Good Grief, Fair O (FO-LWC)

Good Grief, Fair Oaks, April-May 2016 (FO-LWC)

Grief is a normal, healthy and healing emotion. This group was previously scheduled to begin on April 4 but will now begin on April 11 and go for seven weeks. This group is appropriate for those who have experienced the death of a loved one from cancer within the last 6 months to two years. Discussion topics include:Ÿ the process of grief; accepting and expressing one’s emotions; dealing with children, family and friends; role and life style changes; coping with special dates; Ÿcommunity resources; and more. You must be able to attend the first two meetings and be willing to make an eight week commitment. Facilitated by Karen Archer, MSW and Maureen Broderick, LCSW.

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7:00pm

Look Good... (FC)

Look Good...Feel Better - Fairfax (FC)

A beauty professional will teach women in active treatment how to manage the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy, radiation or other forms of treatment. First time registrants will receive a makeup kit. Family members/friends should not register. Co-sponsored with American Cancer Society, National Cosmetology Association and Personal Care Products Council.

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7:00pm

Gentle Yoga, PM, L (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga, PM, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. These movements improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit.

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7:00pm

Gentle Yoga, PM, F (FC)

Gentle Yoga, PM, Fairfax (FC)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. These movements improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit. Note: No class May 30.

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9:30am

Functional Movemen (FO-LWC)

Functional Movement, Fair Oaks, April-May 2016 (FO-LWC)

Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to help you do everyday activities safely and efficiently. Using medicine balls, dumbbells, and BOSUs, you will challenge your movement system to make everyday activities easier, reduce your risk of injury and improve your quality of life. Instructor: Dan Mileska, MS, PES, CES.

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11:00am

Walking for Wellne (FO-LWC)

Walking for Wellness at Fair Oaks, Mar-May 2016 (FO-LWC)

Walking is a great form of exercise. Enhance your fitness and enjoy the camaraderie of walking with others. Facilitator: Jenny Townsend A.C.E.

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11:00am

Gentle Yoga, AM, L (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga, AM, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. These movements improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit.

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11:45am

Multiple Myeloma, (FC)

Multiple Myeloma, May 2016 (FC)

This monthly meeting is for patients and families to get together to discuss, learn and share the challenges of living with multiple myeloma. Our May meeting willl feature Dipti Patel-Donnely, MD who will talk on "Managing Infections in Individuals with Multiple Myeloma." Light lunch; please register.

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12:00pm

Fighting Cancer wi (FO-Rad Onc)

Fighting Cancer with A Fork-Fair Oaks (FO-Rad Onc)

Deb Rowland, RD, CSO, dietitian and certified specialist in oncology nutrition will provide an overview of nutritional recommendations for cancer patients and survivors. Please register.

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12:30pm

Fitness for Wellne (FO-LWC)

Fitness for Wellness at Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

This class will help improve strength, flexibility and stamina through a combination of standing and floor exercises. Registration is required.

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12:30pm

Breast Surgery Pre (IAH-CCC)

Breast Surgery Preparation at Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH-CCC)

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, undergarments, and more. Family/friends welcome. To register call 703-504-3019.

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1:00pm

Tai Chi (FC)

Tai Chi, Fairfax, Feb-May 2016 (FC)

This series uses slow, fluid body movements to enhance wellness, longevity and internal peace. Students will learn simple steps and then build upon them to perform more complex movements. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes. Registration required.

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4:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (ILH-PER)

Breast Surgery Preparation at Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH-PER)

If you are scheduled for a mastectomy or lumpectomy with reconstruction at Inova Loudoun Hospital, this educational class will help you prepare for surgery. You will receive an overview of what to expect from our oncology nurse navigator, physical and occupational therapists and oncology social worker. Registration is required; no exceptions. Family member may attend. Contact Christine Stone RN, MSN, OCN at 703-858-8867 or christine.stone@inova.org

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6:00pm

Loss of a Child (FC)

Loss of a Child: Bereavement Support Group for Parents (FC)

Many parents that have lost a child feel alone in their grief. This group will help to break down that isolation, bringing parents together to share their common sorrows and exceptional strengths in an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and support. Participants will find the opportunity for education, support and companionship. Please note: This series is for parents who have lost a child or teen to cancer within the last 2 years. We generally recommend a waiting period of three months before attending a bereavement support group. Individual counseling is available at Life with Cancer in the interim. Attendance at all 8 sessions is recommended as each group session builds on the previous group. Facilitators: Rebecca McIntyre, LCSW, OSW-C and Jean McCaw, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT. For questions or to register, contact Rebecca McIntyre at rebecca.mcintyre@inova.org or call 703.698.2524. NOTE: No class May 10.

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6:30pm

Young Women with B (FC)

Young Women with Breast Cancer, Fairfax, 2016 (FC)

A group for women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with stages 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. If attending for the first time call, 703.698.2522.

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6:30pm

GYN Cancers Group- (FO-LWC)

GYN Cancers Group-Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

Women diagnosed with ovarian, cervical, and endometrial cancers are invited to drop in, share experiences, and learn from one another. Facilitators: Molly Kisiel, RN, BSN, CPHON and Maureen Broderick, MSW, LCSW.

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6:30pm

Planning Ahead: Co (FC)

Planning Ahead: Completing the Circle of Life (FC)

This four-week series is for anyone, wherever you are in your cancer experience. Sessions with physicians, lawyers, an oncology therapist, a nurse navigator will provide information and strategies on estate care planning and value setting, dealing with a chronic disease, creating a written legacy, making health-care decisions, reviewing the circle of life. Check back for final schedule of weekly topics and speakers.

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7:00pm

Zumba - Bilingual (FC)

Zumba - Biling√ľe/Bilingual (FC)

Zumba es una fusión de ritmos latinos y pasos fáciles de seguir. Nuestro objetivo es simple: Queremos que hagas ejercicio, y que lo disfrutes. Incorpora rutinas de ritmos rápidos y lentos con ejercicios de resistencia, con esta combinación que tonifica el cuerpo, y el sistema cardiovascular. Agregando un poco de sabor Latino y entusiasmo en esta mezcla ayudan a levantar el ánimo, y bienestar en general. Para más información, llamar a 703-698-2526. Si está asistiendo por primera vez en 2016, favor de firmar un permiso antes de empezar la primera clase.

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7:00pm

Zumba! (FC)

Zumba! (FC)

Please register under "Zumba - Biling√ľe/Bilingual". Zumba combines slow and fast 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 well being.



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10:00am

Yoga Nidra, Fair O (FO-LWC)

Yoga Nidra, Fair Oaks, May 2016 (FO-LWC)

This class is a blend of gentle and restorative Yoga stretches, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation. The practices will help calm the nervous system, release and alleviate physical and emotional stress and anxiety restoring balance and calm connecting us with our inner healing forces. Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation technique that can bring about deep healing, mental clarity, reduced levels of stress, and peace of mind. Class is open to all levels. Please bring a yoga mat, pillow and blanket.

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10:30am

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level I, Wednesday, ILH, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

For those who are new to fitness this class will help to improve strength, flexibility and stamina and is appropriate for those with neuropathy, balance and low energy issues. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online to first class. Registration is required. Instructor: Nancy Ryan MA Ed., A.C.E.

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12:00pm

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level II, Wednesday, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

This series is for people who have taken level I and have been recommended to progress to Level II. We'll use a combination of standing and floor exercises to improve strength and endurance. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online) to first class. Registration Required. Note: No class May 30. Instructor: Jenny Townsend ACE.

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12:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (FC)

Breast Surgery Preparation, Fairfax (FC)

A nurse navigator will explain what you need to know before, during and after mastectomy surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, undergarments, and more. Family members/friends welcomed. Please register. (family members do not need to register).

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2:00pm

Level II Exercise: (FC)

Level II Exercise: Chair-Based, Wed, May 4-Jun 22 (FC)

LEVEL I EXERCISE IS A PREREQUISITE. Continuation of series that will help to increase heart rate, range of motion, flexibility and tone and strengthen muscles. Instructor: Susan Gilmore, MS - ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer.

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3:00pm

Meditation and Gui (FC)

Meditation and Guided Imagery, Wednesday (FC)

Join us for a relaxing exploration of the power and benefits of meditation, a practice that can reduce stress and offer healing. Each weekly session begins with breath-work and a relaxation technique that leads into a guided meditation. Come to one or come to all sessions, but please register by preceding day. Facilitator: Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT. Come to any or all sessions, but please register by preceding day.

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3:00pm

Cross-Train Challe (FC)

Cross-Train Challenge (FC)

THERE WILL BE NO CLASS ON MAY 25, 2016 or June 1, 2016. If you crave variety this is the class for you! Fusing together different intensities and types of movement we'll keep your body guessing as you get stronger. You must be able to get up and down from the floor and be 2 months post-surgery. Instructor: Susan Gilmore, MS - ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer.

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3:00pm

Core Strengthening (FO-LWC)

Core Strengthening-Fair Oaks May-June 2016 (FO-LWC)

Build core strength and stability by focusing on the abdominal, back, pelvis, and hip muscles. Exercises will help with posture, daily functional activities, and overall strength and balance. Bring a yoga mat. This class is for those currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years. Preference to new participants. Instructor: Jackie Le

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5:30pm

Breast Ca, Falls C (IFMC)

Breast Cancer Group at Falls Church (IFMC)

This group is for women newly diagnosed with stage 0-3 breast cancer, or are no more that 2 years out of active treatment. Join others who are sharing information, making decisions about treatment, and learning how to best navigate survivorship. Register online at www.lifewithcancer.org or call 703.698.2526. Facilitators: Corinne Cook, LCSw, OSW-C and Marsha Komandt, RN, BSN, OCN.

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6:00pm

Living with Breast (44084 RP)

Living with Breast Cancer: Exercise, Apr-May 2016 (44084 RP)

This six week exercise series complements the Living with Breast Cancer education series which directly follows. Jenny Townsend, ACE, will teach exercises to increase strength, flexibility and restore balance after breast cancer surgery. Physician approval is required if you have had surgery within six weeks.

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7:00pm

Living with Breast (44084 RP)

Living with Breast Cancer: Educational Seminars Part 6 (44084 RP)

Survivorship Tools for the Breast Cancer Journey with Doreen Grzelak, NP-C, AOCN.

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7:00pm

Stronger Body Afte (FO-LWC)

Stronger Body After Cancer, May-July 2016 (FO-LWC)

This class will help you build a stronger body with the use of bands, medicine balls, light weights, and low impact body weight exercises. This class will help build muscle, teach you the proper way to exercise, and can be modified for all physical strengths and limitations. This class is for new participants currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years.

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10:30am

Drumming for Well- (FC)

Drumming for Well-Being, AM, Mar-Apr 2016 (FC)

Therapeutic drumming can boost the immune system, reduce stress, induce a state of calm and focused awareness. No experience necessary and all instruments are provided. Facilitator: Jennifer Brothers, Oncology Therapist Intern. Please register by previous day.

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10:30am

Feldenkrais, May 2 (FO-LWC)

Feldenkrais, May 2016 (FO-LWC)

This is a gentle and precisely focused exercise method. Participants report increased mobility, improved flexibility, coordination and balance, and a decrease in pain throughout their body.  Potential benefits include reduced stress and anxiety as you experience new and unusual sequences of movements that will help you gain not only a deeper sense of yourself but a richer connection between your brain and your body. Bring a yoga mat and blanket/towel. This class is for new participants currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years.

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11:00am

Mindfulness (44084 RP)

Mindfulness (44084 RP)

Blending meditation, breath work and deep relaxation, the practice of mindfulness can boost the immune system, increase positive emotions, reduce negative emotions and stress, and improve memory and attention skills.

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12:30pm

Art Therapy (FC)

Healing through Art Therapy, Fairfax, 2016 (FC)

Experience the power of your creativity through art therapy, relaxation and guided imagery. This group provides opportunities for reflection and personal growth while creating with a variety of art media and approaches. This group is for those currently in treatment, out of treatment within 2 years, caregivers and bereaved within 2 years. Artistic ability is NOT required. Please register by the previous Tuesday. Facilitator: Art therapist Jean McCaw, ATR-BC, LCPAT.

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1:00pm

Tai Chi at Fair Oa (FO-LWC)

Tai Chi at Fair Oaks, Mar-May 2016 (FO-LWC)

*Note: No class Thursday, April 28. This series uses slow, fluid body movements to enhance wellness, longevity and internal peace. Students will learn simple steps and then build upon them to perform more complex movements. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes. Registration required. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed ‚ÄúPhysical Activity Waiver‚ÄĚ (available online) to first class.

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1:00pm

Gentle Yoga, AM, F (FC)

Gentle Yoga, AM, Fairfax (FC)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. These movements improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit.

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2:00pm

Meditation and Gui (FC)

Meditation and Guided Imagery, Fairfax 2016 (FC)

Join us for a relaxing exploration of the power and benefits of meditation, a practice that can reduce stress and offer healing. Each weekly session begins with breath-work and a relaxation technique that leads into a guided meditation. Come to one or come to all sessions, but please register by preceding day. Facilitator: Jenn Fay, RYT. Please register by preceding day.

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2:30pm

Writing Your Memor (FC)

Writing Your Memories 2016 (FC)

Monthly meeting for those who completed previous 4 week series, giving you the opportunity to remember and capture some of your favorite memories in writing. Facilitator: Lynn Magrum, MSN, CANP, AOCN. Please register, ASAP

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2:30pm

Compassion Cultiva (FC)

Compassion Cultivation, April-June 2016 (FC)

Cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones are invited to learn practices to support one’s own health, to increase self-compassion and self-care to reduce stress and anxiety and enhance connections with others. Sam Lolak, MD, psychiatrist/psycho-oncologist and certified teacher for Compassion Cultivation Training will facilitate this program, developed at Stanford University. Participation requires regular attendance and home meditation practice. Space is limited and Registration is required.

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3:00pm

Gentle Yoga, Fair (FO-LWC)

Gentle Yoga, Fair Oaks, Mah-Jun 2016 (FO-LWC)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles to improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit. Bring a yoga mat.This class is for those currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years. Preference to new participants

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5:30pm

Yoga for Breast Ca (FC)

Yoga for Breast Cancer, May 12-Jun 9 (FC)

Breast Cancer patients/survivors are invited to learn yoga poses designed especially for you! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket and water bottle. Registration is required. Physician approval is required if you have had surgery within six weeks. If attending for the first time in 2016, please bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online) to first class. Instructor: Catherine Syron, RYT.

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6:00pm

Prostate Ca, Alex (IAH-CCW)

Us Too Prostate Cancer Support Group, Alexandria Chapter (IAH-CCW)

Meet with others to share experiences and to learn from one another in these monthly meetings. Facilitator: Gerry Higgens, MSN, RN-BC, OCN.

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7:00pm

Acupuncture (FC)

Ask the Expert: Acupuncture (FC)

Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. National Cancer Institute research indicates acupuncture can improves immune system function, reduce the need for drugs to control pain, reduce nausea and vomiting side effects from chemotherapy, help relieve hot flashes for patients with breast and prostate cancer, reduces cancer related fatigue, and more. Special guest speaker Colleen Blanchfield, MD, Full Circle Neuropsychiatric Wellness Center will talk about the benefits of acupuncture especially for treatment side effects such as pain, neuropathy, and nausea.

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00:00pm

Coalesce: An Advan (FC)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group, 2016 (FC)

Meet weekly with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. Prior screening is required as this is a closed group; please call facilitator, Shara Sosa, 703.698.2522.

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10:15am

Restorative Yoga (FC)

Restorative Yoga (FC)

This class uses bolsters, blocks, and blankets to support the body so you can easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. Please bring a blanket. If attending for the first time in 2016, please bring a signed waiver to first class.

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10:30am

Zumba Gold, Loudou (44084 RP)

Zumba Gold, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

* No Class May 30. Zumba Gold focuses on all the elements of Zumba- fitness, cardiovascular, muscular conditioning and flexibility, but at a gentler pace, while maintaining the enthusiasm of the music. Registration required.

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12:00pm

Functional Movemen (44084 RP)

Functional Movement, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to help you do everyday activities safely and efficiently.Using medicine balls, dumbbells, and BOSUs, you will challenge your movement system to make everyday activities easier, reduce your risk of injury and improve your quality of life. Note: No class May 27.

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1:00pm

Knitting and Croch (FC)

Knitting and Crocheting Circle (FC)

Past, new, experienced and inexperienced participants are welcome to join us monthly on the first Tuesday and/or third Friday. Work on your own project or one to donate. All supplies will be provided. Facilitator: Carolyn Sam, M.Ed. Please register.

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11:30pm

Healthy Cooking wi (44084 RP)

Healthy Cooking with Anu, ILH, May (44084 RP)

Too tired to cook but still want to eat healthy? Registered Dietitian, ANu Kaur, MS, RD will share tips and ideas that can simplify meal planning and eating healthy and yummy foods that nourish your body. Cooking demo included. Registration required.

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8:30am

Melanoma Symposium (FC)

Melanoma Symposium (FC)

In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month we will hold a Saturday Symposium featuring Dr. Donald Trump, CEO, Inova Schar Cancer Research Institute, presenting opening remarks; Dr. Venna, discussing the relationship between moles and melanoma; Dr. Lucey, presenting on sun protection; Dr Bijelic, on surgical management; and Dr. Jang on medical management. In addition Tiffani DeMarco, CGC, will discuss genetic factors; Christina Gustavson, NP, will discuss survivorship care; and Marsha Komandt, RN, BSN, OCN, will present on LWC’s patient support group. Continental breakfast and a buffet lunch with the faculty will be served. Registration is required by May 18.

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10:30am

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level I, Mon, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

For those who are new to fitness, this class will help to improve strength, flexibility and stamina and is appropriate for those with neuropathy, balance and low energy issues. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online to first class. Registration is required. Note: No class May 30. Instructor: Nancy Ryan MA Ed., A.C.E.

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12:00pm

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level II, Monday, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

This series is for people who have taken level I and have been recommended to progress to Level II. We'll use a combination of standing and floor exercises to improve strength and endurance. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online) to first class. Registration Required Instructor: Jenny Townsend ACE.

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5:00pm

Breast Ca, Loudoun (ILH-R)

Breast Cancer Group at Loudoun (ILH-R)

This group is for women newly diagnosed with stage 0-3 breast cancer, or are no more that 2 years out of active treatment. Join others who are sharing information, making decisions about treatment, and learning how to best navigate survivorship. Register online at www.lifewithcancer.org or call 703.698.2526. Questions? Contact saundra.weller@inova.org or call 703.858-8466.

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6:00pm

Good Grief, Fair O (FO-LWC)

Good Grief, Fair Oaks, April-May 2016 (FO-LWC)

Grief is a normal, healthy and healing emotion. This group was previously scheduled to begin on April 4 but will now begin on April 11 and go for seven weeks. This group is appropriate for those who have experienced the death of a loved one from cancer within the last 6 months to two years. Discussion topics include:Ÿ the process of grief; accepting and expressing one’s emotions; dealing with children, family and friends; role and life style changes; coping with special dates; Ÿcommunity resources; and more. You must be able to attend the first two meetings and be willing to make an eight week commitment. Facilitated by Karen Archer, MSW and Maureen Broderick, LCSW.

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6:30pm

Living with Advanc (ILH-R)

Living with Advanced Disease, Evening, ILH (ILH-R)

Men and women are invited to join us as we explore and learn ways to learn to live with advanced cancer and the many questions and life decisions that come along with the diagnosis. Monthly registration is required. Registration is required.

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7:00pm

Gentle Yoga, PM, L (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga, PM, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. These movements improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit.

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9:30am

Functional Movemen (FO-LWC)

Functional Movement, Fair Oaks, April-May 2016 (FO-LWC)

Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to help you do everyday activities safely and efficiently. Using medicine balls, dumbbells, and BOSUs, you will challenge your movement system to make everyday activities easier, reduce your risk of injury and improve your quality of life. Instructor: Dan Mileska, MS, PES, CES.

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10:30am

Coalesce II (FC)

Coalesce II (FC)

Meet weekly with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. Prior screening is required as this is a closed group; please call facilitator, Micheline Toussaint, 703.698.2521.

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11:00am

Gentle Yoga, AM, L (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga, AM, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. These movements improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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12:00pm

Breast Ca, Fairfax (FC)

Breast Cancer Group at Fairfax (FC)

This group is for women newly diagnosed with stage 0-3 breast cancer, or are no more that 2 years out of active treatment. Join others who are sharing information, making decisions about treatment, and learning how to best navigate survivorship. Register online at www.lifewithcancer.org or call 703.698.2526. Facilitator: Shara Sosa, LCSW.

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1:00pm

Tai Chi (FC)

Tai Chi, Fairfax, Feb-May 2016 (FC)

This series uses slow, fluid body movements to enhance wellness, longevity and internal peace. Students will learn simple steps and then build upon them to perform more complex movements. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes. Registration required.

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6:00pm

Loss of a Child (FC)

Loss of a Child: Bereavement Support Group for Parents (FC)

Many parents that have lost a child feel alone in their grief. This group will help to break down that isolation, bringing parents together to share their common sorrows and exceptional strengths in an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and support. Participants will find the opportunity for education, support and companionship. Please note: This series is for parents who have lost a child or teen to cancer within the last 2 years. We generally recommend a waiting period of three months before attending a bereavement support group. Individual counseling is available at Life with Cancer in the interim. Attendance at all 8 sessions is recommended as each group session builds on the previous group. Facilitators: Rebecca McIntyre, LCSW, OSW-C and Jean McCaw, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT. For questions or to register, contact Rebecca McIntyre at rebecca.mcintyre@inova.org or call 703.698.2524. NOTE: No class May 10.

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6:00pm

Pediatric Oncology (FC)

Pediatric Oncology Parent Night- May 2016 (FC)

Topic TBD

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6:30pm

Planning Ahead: Co (FC)

Planning Ahead: Completing the Circle of Life (FC)

This four-week series is for anyone, wherever you are in your cancer experience. Sessions with physicians, lawyers, an oncology therapist, a nurse navigator will provide information and strategies on estate care planning and value setting, dealing with a chronic disease, creating a written legacy, making health-care decisions, reviewing the circle of life. Check back for final schedule of weekly topics and speakers.

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7:00pm

Zumba - Bilingual (FC)

Zumba - Biling√ľe/Bilingual (FC)

Zumba es una fusión de ritmos latinos y pasos fáciles de seguir. Nuestro objetivo es simple: Queremos que hagas ejercicio, y que lo disfrutes. Incorpora rutinas de ritmos rápidos y lentos con ejercicios de resistencia, con esta combinación que tonifica el cuerpo, y el sistema cardiovascular. Agregando un poco de sabor Latino y entusiasmo en esta mezcla ayudan a levantar el ánimo, y bienestar en general. Para más información, llamar a 703-698-2526. Si está asistiendo por primera vez en 2016, favor de firmar un permiso antes de empezar la primera clase.

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7:00pm

Zumba! (FC)

Zumba! (FC)

Please register under "Zumba - Biling√ľe/Bilingual". Zumba combines slow and fast 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 well being.



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10:00am

Yoga Nidra, Fair O (FO-LWC)

Yoga Nidra, Fair Oaks, May 2016 (FO-LWC)

This class is a blend of gentle and restorative Yoga stretches, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation. The practices will help calm the nervous system, release and alleviate physical and emotional stress and anxiety restoring balance and calm connecting us with our inner healing forces. Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation technique that can bring about deep healing, mental clarity, reduced levels of stress, and peace of mind. Class is open to all levels. Please bring a yoga mat, pillow and blanket.

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10:30am

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level I, Wednesday, ILH, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

For those who are new to fitness this class will help to improve strength, flexibility and stamina and is appropriate for those with neuropathy, balance and low energy issues. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online to first class. Registration is required. Instructor: Nancy Ryan MA Ed., A.C.E.

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12:00pm

Fitness for Wellne (44084 RP)

Fitness for Wellness, Level II, Wednesday, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

This series is for people who have taken level I and have been recommended to progress to Level II. We'll use a combination of standing and floor exercises to improve strength and endurance. Register for either or both classes. If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online) to first class. Registration Required. Note: No class May 30. Instructor: Jenny Townsend ACE.

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12:30pm

Breast Surgery Pre (FO-LWC)

Breast Surgery Preparation Class at Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

A nurse navigator will explain what you need to know before, during and after mastectomy surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, undergarments, and more. Family members/friends welcomed. Please register. (family members do not need to register).

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3:00pm

Core Strengthening (FO-LWC)

Core Strengthening-Fair Oaks May-June 2016 (FO-LWC)

Build core strength and stability by focusing on the abdominal, back, pelvis, and hip muscles. Exercises will help with posture, daily functional activities, and overall strength and balance. Bring a yoga mat. This class is for those currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years. Preference to new participants. Instructor: Jackie Le

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4:00pm

Breast Ca & Nutrit (FO-LWC)

Breast Cancer and Nutrition: What do we really know? (FO-LWC)

Join us for an evening with Mary Wilkinson, MD, who will shed some light on how to sort out all the claims online, in the news, and from your friends, to make the best decisions for your health

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5:30pm

GYN Cancers Group, (FC)

GYN Cancers Group, Fairfax, 2016 (FC)

Women diagnosed with ovarian, cervical, and endometrial cancers are invited to drop in, share experiences, and learn from one another. Facilitators: Rebecca McIntyre, MA, MEd, LCSW, OSWC and Christine Bloom, MSN, RN.

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6:30pm

Colorectal Cancer (44084 RP)

Ask the Experts: Colorectal Cancer (44084 RP)

Dr. Ajay Dar, board certified medical oncologist, will discuss "New research and Advances in Colorectal Cancer Therapy" and Dr. Kate Khalifeh, board certified colon and rectal surgeon, will discuss "Surgical Modalities in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancers". Registration required. Light refreshments provided.

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6:30pm

Reiki for Relaxati (FC)

Reiki for Relaxation at Fairfax (FC)

A level three certified Reiki practitioner will help you experience the benefits of this ancient practice involving the positioning of hands along the body to direct energy, release tension and discomfort, and enhance well-being. Dress comfortably and bring a blanket. Schedule your appointment online on or after the first business day of the month at 9:15 am. If you need to cancel your appointment please notify us at 703-698-2526, ASAP or by the morning of your appointment, so that either someone else can take your place or we can inform the Reiki practitioner. If you miss two appointments without prior notice we will need to refer you to Reiki practitioners in the community. We understand things happen from time to time and will certainly consider extenuating circumstances

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7:00pm

Stronger Body Afte (FO-LWC)

Stronger Body After Cancer, May-July 2016 (FO-LWC)

This class will help you build a stronger body with the use of bands, medicine balls, light weights, and low impact body weight exercises. This class will help build muscle, teach you the proper way to exercise, and can be modified for all physical strengths and limitations. This class is for new participants currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years.

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7:30pm

Reiki for Relaxati (FC)

Reiki for Relaxation at Fairfax (FC)

A level three certified Reiki practitioner will help you experience the benefits of this ancient practice involving the positioning of hands along the body to direct energy, release tension and discomfort, and enhance well-being. Dress comfortably and bring a blanket. Schedule your appointment online on or after the first business day of the month at 9:15 am. If you need to cancel your appointment please notify us at 703-698-2526, ASAP or by the morning of your appointment, so that either someone else can take your place or we can inform the Reiki practitioner. If you miss two appointments without prior notice we will need to refer you to Reiki practitioners in the community. We understand things happen from time to time and will certainly consider extenuating circumstances

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10:30am

Feldenkrais, May 2 (FO-LWC)

Feldenkrais, May 2016 (FO-LWC)

This is a gentle and precisely focused exercise method. Participants report increased mobility, improved flexibility, coordination and balance, and a decrease in pain throughout their body.  Potential benefits include reduced stress and anxiety as you experience new and unusual sequences of movements that will help you gain not only a deeper sense of yourself but a richer connection between your brain and your body. Bring a yoga mat and blanket/towel. This class is for new participants currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years.

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11:00am

Mindfulness (44084 RP)

Mindfulness (44084 RP)

Blending meditation, breath work and deep relaxation, the practice of mindfulness can boost the immune system, increase positive emotions, reduce negative emotions and stress, and improve memory and attention skills.

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2:00pm

Meditation and Gui (FC)

Meditation and Guided Imagery, Fairfax 2016 (FC)

Join us for a relaxing exploration of the power and benefits of meditation, a practice that can reduce stress and offer healing. Each weekly session begins with breath-work and a relaxation technique that leads into a guided meditation. Come to one or come to all sessions, but please register by preceding day. Facilitator: Jenn Fay, RYT. Please register by preceding day.

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2:30pm

Compassion Cultiva (FC)

Compassion Cultivation, April-June 2016 (FC)

Cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones are invited to learn practices to support one’s own health, to increase self-compassion and self-care to reduce stress and anxiety and enhance connections with others. Sam Lolak, MD, psychiatrist/psycho-oncologist and certified teacher for Compassion Cultivation Training will facilitate this program, developed at Stanford University. Participation requires regular attendance and home meditation practice. Space is limited and Registration is required.

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3:00pm

Gentle Yoga, Fair (FO-LWC)

Gentle Yoga, Fair Oaks, Mah-Jun 2016 (FO-LWC)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles to improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit. Bring a yoga mat.This class is for those currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years. Preference to new participants

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5:30pm

Yoga for Breast Ca (FC)

Yoga for Breast Cancer, May 12-Jun 9 (FC)

Breast Cancer patients/survivors are invited to learn yoga poses designed especially for you! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket and water bottle. Registration is required. Physician approval is required if you have had surgery within six weeks. If attending for the first time in 2016, please bring a signed Participation Waiver (available online) to first class. Instructor: Catherine Syron, RYT.

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6:00pm

Orientation to Lif (FC)

Orientation to Life with Cancer (FC)

Take a tour and learn about our many programs, classes, groups and services for children and adults. Please register by preceding day. Can't make a scheduled orientation? Just call Life with Cancer Connect 703.206-LIFE (5433) and arrange a personal tour.

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6:45pm

Reiki at Loudoun (44084 RP)

Reiki for Relaxation at Loudoun (44084 RP)

A certified Reiki practitioner will help you experience the benefits of this ancient practice involving the positioning of hands along the body to direct energy, release tension and discomfort, and enhance well-being. Dress comfortably and bring a blanket. If you need to cancel your appointment, please call ASAP, or by the morning of your appointment, 703.698.2526. Reiki at Life with Cancer: What you should know Life with Cancer is fortunate to host an active and no cost Reiki program for individuals with cancer and their loved ones. The program is made possible through the work of practitioners who volunteer their time. Most of them arrive after a long day at work, and some come from a distance. In the interest of maintaining this programs and offering Reiki to as many people as possible, we ask that you follow the following guidelines for participation:   1. To make an appointment, register online at www.lifewithcancer.org. 2. If you are unable to keep your appointment call ASAP, or by the morning of your appointment, so that someone else may take your place 2. If you miss two appointments without prior notice we may suspend further appointments for a two month period. We understand things happen from time to time and will certainly consider extenuating circumstances Thank you for helping us to maintain a successful Reiki program

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7:00pm

Spiritual Support (CUMC-1)

Spiritual Support Group (Christ United Methodist Church) (CUMC-1)

A faith-based support group for those newly diagnosed, in remission, or who have been dealing with cancer for some time; family members are welcome. Questions? Contact Dana Neese, Christ United Methodist Church, 703.690.3401.

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7:30pm

Young Adult Group (FC)

Young Adult Group (FC)

This is not your grandmother's support 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: Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C and Ray Wadlow, MD. Please register.

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00:00pm

Coalesce: An Advan (FC)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group, 2016 (FC)

Meet weekly with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. Prior screening is required as this is a closed group; please call facilitator, Shara Sosa, 703.698.2522.

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12:00pm

Advanced Disease (IFOH-1)

Living with Advanced Disease, Fair Oaks (IFOH-1)

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. Feel free to bring your lunch and join others who can support you on this road. Please call 703.391.3758 for more information. Registration encouraged.

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11:00am

Gentle Yoga, AM, L (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga, AM, Loudoun, Spring 2016 (44084 RP)

Gentle Yoga uses movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. These movements improve flexibility of the spine and general range of movement. Joints are lubricated as bone density strengthens. Concentration is improved along with balance. The focused simple breathing techniques greatly improve lung function. These benefits are felt on every level, mind, body, and spirit.

If attending for the first time in 2016, bring a signed waiver to first class.

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6:00pm

Loss of a Child (FC)

Loss of a Child: Bereavement Support Group for Parents (FC)

Many parents that have lost a child feel alone in their grief. This group will help to break down that isolation, bringing parents together to share their common sorrows and exceptional strengths in an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and support. Participants will find the opportunity for education, support and companionship. Please note: This series is for parents who have lost a child or teen to cancer within the last 2 years. We generally recommend a waiting period of three months before attending a bereavement support group. Individual counseling is available at Life with Cancer in the interim. Attendance at all 8 sessions is recommended as each group session builds on the previous group. Facilitators: Rebecca McIntyre, LCSW, OSW-C and Jean McCaw, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT. For questions or to register, contact Rebecca McIntyre at rebecca.mcintyre@inova.org or call 703.698.2524. NOTE: No class May 10.

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7:00pm

Zumba! (FC)

Zumba! (FC)

Please register under "Zumba - Biling√ľe/Bilingual". Zumba combines slow and fast 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 well being.



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Location Key:


 44084 RP:
  44084 RP, 44084 Riverside Parkway, Ste 400, Lower Level , Leesburg, VA, 20176    Map It

 CUMC-1:
  Christ United Methodist Church, 7600 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station, VA, 22039    Map It

 Fairfax:
  Fairfax, Fairfax, VA

 FC:
  Life with Cancer Family Center, 8411 Pennell Street, Fairfax, VA, 22031    Map It
www.lifewithcancer.org

 FC:
  Life with Cancer Family Center, 8411 Pennell St, Fairfax, VA, 22031-4505    Map It

 FO-C&D:
  Fair Oaks Cancer Center, Conference Rooms, Conference Rooms, Lower Level, 3580 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22033    Map It

 FO-LWC:
  Fair Oaks Cancer Center, Life with Cancer Suite, Lower Level, Suite 005, 3580 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22033    Map It

 FO-Rad Onc:
  Fair Oaks Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology, Lower Level, Suite, 001, 3580 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22033    Map It

 IAH-CCC:
  Inova Alexandria Hospital-Cancer Center Conference Room, 4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA    Map It

 IAH-CCW:
  Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center Waiting Room, 4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA, 22304    Map It

 IFMC:
  Inova Fairfax Medical Campus- Radiation Oncology Conference Rm., 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA, 22042    Map It

 IFOH-1:
  Inova Fair Oaks Hospital-Conference Room 1, 3600 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA    Map It

 ILH-PER:
  Inova Loudoun Hospital Patient Education Room, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, VA    Map It

 ILH-R:
  Inova Loudoun Hospital-Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Parkway, Ste. 100, Leesburg, VA, 20176    Map It

 IMVH-CC:
  Inova Mount Vernon Hospital-2nd Floor, Conf. Rm C., 2501 Parker's Lane, Alexandria, VA, 22306    Map It

 LCSC:
  Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, VA, 20165    Map It

 NMP:
  National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA, 22041    Map It

 Union Street:
  Union Street Public House, 121 Union Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314    Map It


Massage Forms and Physical Activity Waivers  

Colorectal Surgery Education by appointment
Learning what to expect during and after your colorectal surgery can help reduce your anxiety and improve your recovery experience. An oncology nurse navigator will explain: What to expect throughout your hospital stay; requirements for going home; recovery process; tips for pain management; common concerns after surgery; and community resources. To schedule an appointment, contact Molly Kisiel, molly.kisiel@inova.org or 703.391.3758.

New Physical Activity Participants:  
If attending for the first time in 2015, please download and complete the following form before your first class:
Physical Activity Waiver
2015 Physical Activity Waiver

New Oncology Massage Participants:  
Please download and complete the following forms before your appointment:
- Massage Intake Form
- Massage Waiver and Release (English) ¬† ¬†¬†¬†(en Espa√Īol)