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Community Wellness is proud to offer a wide range of classes in a number of topic areas to help improve the quality of life for members of the MIT community.

Our classes are offered in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with knowledgeable instructors. Classes are kept small and suitable for all levels of experience.


Spring 2014 registration:

    Registration for Spring-2014 wellness classes is now available.

  1. Click the “register” button beneath the class you’d like to register for, complete the form on the following page, and click the “register” button on that page. If you wish to register for more than one class, you must register separately for each one.

  2. You will then be directed to our secure online credit card payment site. Once your payment has been processed you will receive a confirmation email. Checks and cash are not accepted.

  3. Your registration is not confirmed until you receive the payment confirmation email from us.

Class minimums must be met for classes to run. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. A 100% refund will be offered to those who withdraw at least one week prior to the start of a class. After that time, refunds will only be given under special circumstances.

Spring 2014 Wellness Classes

NEW PARENTS

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

GETTING READY FOR BABY PREPARATION CLASSES

NEWBORNS & INFANTS CLASSES

PRENATAL CLASSES


WELLNESS

MIND/BODY CLASSES (NEW CLASSES)

HEALTH COACHING

MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION CLASSES

WEIGHT WATCHERS CLASSES


LINCOLN LABORATORY IN LEXINGTON, MA

Lincoln Laboratory Wellness Classes


NEW PARENTS

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

Childbirth Preparation (Dec 2014 due dates) (Tuesdays 7-9pm)

This class consists of six sessions, and covers the stages of labor and delivery, rehearsals of exercises, relaxation and breathing technique, what to expect at the hospital, a tour of Mount Auburn Hospital, and much more. One registration per couple.

Please note: This class is available only to MIT Traditional Health Plan members and MIT Choice members with a MIT Medical OBGYN.

First Class: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Class Time: 7:00pm

Last Class: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Number of Classes: 6

Spaces Remaining: 7

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$0.00
Student
$0.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$0.00

Childbirth Preparation (Nov 2014 due dates) (Wednesdays 7-9pm)

This class consists of six sessions, and covers the stages of labor and delivery, rehearsals of exercises, relaxation and breathing technique, what to expect at the hospital, a tour of Mount Auburn Hospital, and much more. One registration per couple.

Please note: This class is available only to MIT Traditional Health Plan members and MIT Choice members with a MIT Medical OBGYN.

NO CLASS WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014

First Class: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Class Time: 7:00pm

Last Class: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Number of Classes: 6

Spaces Remaining: 7

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$0.00
Student
$0.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$0.00

Childbirth Preparation (October 2014 due dates) (Tuesdays 7-9pm)

This class consists of six sessions, and covers the stages of labor and delivery, rehearsals of exercises, relaxation and breathing technique, what to expect at the hospital, a tour of Mount Auburn Hospital, and much more. One registration per couple.

Please note: This class is available only to MIT Traditional Health Plan members and MIT Choice members with a MIT Medical OBGYN.

First Class: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Class Time: 7:00pm

Last Class: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Number of Classes: 6

Spaces Remaining: Class is Full

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$0.00
Student
$0.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$0.00

Childbirth Preparation (September 2014 due dates) (Wednesdays 7-9pm)

This class consists of six sessions, and covers the stages of labor and delivery, rehearsals of exercises, relaxation and breathing technique, what to expect at the hospital, a tour of Mount Auburn Hospital, and much more. One registration per couple.

Please note: This class is available only to MIT Traditional Health Plan members and MIT Choice members with a MIT Medical OBGYN.

First Class: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Class Time: 7:00pm

Last Class: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Number of Classes: 6

Spaces Remaining: Class is Full

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$0.00
Student
$0.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$0.00

GETTING READY FOR BABY PREPARATION CLASSES

Getting Ready for Baby (June 2014 due dates)

This class is held from 10:00–12:30 p.m. This single-session class offers basic information on the fundamentals of care during your baby’s first days and weeks. Open to everyone in the MIT community.

First Class: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Class Time: 10:00am

Last Class: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Number of Classes: 1

Spaces Remaining: 5

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$50.00
Student
$50.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$50.00

Getting Ready for Baby (October 2014 due dates)

This class is held from 10:00–12:30 p.m. This single-session class offers basic information on the fundamentals of care during your baby’s first days and weeks. Open to everyone in the MIT community.

First Class: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Class Time: 10:00am

Last Class: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Number of Classes: 1

Spaces Remaining: 8

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$50.00
Student
$50.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$50.00

Getting Ready for Baby (September 2014 due dates)

This class is held from 10:00–12:30 p.m. This single-session class offers basic information on the fundamentals of care during your baby’s first days and weeks. Open to everyone in the MIT community.

First Class: Saturday, August 2, 2014

Class Time: 10:00am

Last Class: Saturday, August 2, 2014

Number of Classes: 1

Spaces Remaining: 6

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$50.00
Student
$50.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$50.00

Getting Ready for Baby July 2014 due dates)

This class is held from 10:00–12:30 p.m. This single-session class offers basic information on the fundamentals of care during your baby’s first days and weeks. Open to everyone in the MIT community.

First Class: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Class Time: 10:00am

Last Class: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Number of Classes: 1

Spaces Remaining: 6

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$50.00
Student
$50.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$50.00

NEWBORNS & INFANTS CLASSES

Mommy & Me Yoga

Mom and Baby Yoga classes focus on restoring strength and vitality and bringing comfort to your postpartum body through asanas, (postures), relaxation and breathing techniques. In this class we will focus in particular on relieving stress and strain from the neck, shoulders, arms and hands while rebuilding strength through the core. You will learn to do yoga with your baby in a playful and loving way incorporating songs and games which creates a unique and joyful experience. Mom and Baby Yoga is also a chance to reconnect with the supportive community that you may have found in Prenatal Yoga, or to connect with a new community of mothers and babies. Yoga is the practice of uniting mind, body and spirit, and sharing this special time with your baby creates a peaceful and fun hour that will last long after the class is over. Open to all levels, including beginners. Babies 4 weeks to crawling are welcome!

First Class: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Class Time: 2:30pm

Last Class: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Number of Classes: 5

Spaces Remaining: 9

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$67.00
Student
$36.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$53.00

PRENATAL CLASSES

Prenatal Yoga (gentle to moderate level) - Wednesdays

This class prepares your body for childbirth with gentle to moderate postures (asanas) that stretch, strengthen and tone muscles. Breathing techniques help with focus, and meditation connects us with our inner self and to our baby. Mats provided; wear comfortable clothing. Led by Celeste Lemieux.

First Class: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Class Time: 4:15pm

Last Class: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Number of Classes: 5

Spaces Remaining: 10

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$67.00
Student
$36.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$53.00

Prenatal Yoga (gentle to moderate level) - Wednesdays

This class prepares your body for childbirth with gentle to moderate postures (asanas) that stretch, strengthen and tone muscles. Breathing techniques help with focus, and meditation connects us with our inner self and to our baby. Mats provided; wear comfortable clothing. Led by Celeste Lemieux.

First Class: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Class Time: 4:15pm

Last Class: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Number of Classes: 5

Spaces Remaining: 10

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$67.00
Student
$36.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$53.00



WELLNESS

MIND/BODY CLASSES (NEW CLASSES)

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

Movement is essential to the developing brain of infants. Research shows that we are never too old to create new connections in the brain. Awareness Through Movement lessons are verbally guided movement sequences which help to clarify fundamental biological movement patterns and bring us closer to our potential. By slowing down, reducing your effort, and becoming more aware of your habits in movement, more of your whole self becomes involved in every action. Previously unseen possibilities become available. Your system becomes more efficient and free to move with ease and spontaneity. Benefits include: Increased flexibility in body and mind, reduced pain and stress, improved posture and overall well being. Led by Tiffany Sankary. NO CLASS FRIDAY, MARCH 28 and MAY 16, 2014

First Class: Friday, March 21, 2014

Class Time: 2:00pm

Last Class: Friday, June 6, 2014

Number of Classes: 10

Spaces Remaining: 4

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$135.00
Student
$72.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$108.00

HEALTH COACHING

Health Coaching Class

Professional coaches have long been recognized for their skills in helping athletes and executives perform at their best. Now professional health and wellness coaches are helping members of the MIT community to reach their optimal levels of health and well-being. Join us for this 8 session course that can help you quit smoking, improve your eating habits, become more active, improve your sleep or find greater balance. You will explore why these changes are important to you, identify the challenges that get in the way, and create new strategies to help you move confidently towards your goals. Led by Wellcoaches® Certified Health & Wellness Coaches, Lauren Mayhew and Ashley Norwood.

This class meets at MIT Medical in E23-501

First Class: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Class Time: 11:30am

Last Class: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Number of Classes: 8

Spaces Remaining: 1

Location: E23-501

Cost:
Employee
$108.00
Student
$57.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$85.00

MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION CLASSES

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (Mondays 11:30-12:30 pm)

This 10-week program teaches participants how to use their innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress, pain and illness. The program includes guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, gentle stretching and mindful yoga, group dialogue and daily home assignments. Research indicates that mindfulness practices can be highly effective in a wide variety of ways including lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy and enthusiasm for life, and improved self-esteem. Come join us to learn how to decrease your stress by applying mindfulness to your everyday life! Led by Ashley Norwood in Room E23-319.

No Class Monday, April 21, 2014

First Class: Monday, April 7, 2014

Class Time: 11:30am

Last Class: Monday, June 23, 2014

Number of Classes: 10

Spaces Remaining: 4

Location: E23-319

Cost:
Employee
$135.00
Student
$72.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$107.00

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (Wednesdays 5:15-6:45 pm)

This 10-week program teaches participants how to use their innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress, pain and illness. The program includes guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, gentle stretching and mindful yoga, group dialogue and daily home assignments. Research indicates that mindfulness practices can be highly effective in a wide variety of ways including lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy and enthusiasm for life, and improved self-esteem. Come join us to learn how to decrease your stress by applying mindfulness to your everyday life! Led by Ashley Norwood in E23-319.

First Class: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Class Time: 5:15pm

Last Class: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Number of Classes: 10

Spaces Remaining: 5

Location: E23-319

Cost:
Employee
$135.00
Student
$72.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$107.00

WEIGHT WATCHERS CLASSES

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers works because it’s not a diet. At meetings, you will find the latest information on eating right and living healthy. You’ll get the guidance and support you need to succeed and stay on track. You’ll learn how to eat right and live healthy! Weekly meetings take place at Koch Building on Wednesdays from 11:45-12:15 in the fourth floor conference room.

Monthly fee is $39.95.

First Class: Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Class Time: 11:45am

Last Class: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Number of Classes: 20

Spaces Remaining: 14

Location: Koch Building

Cost:
Employee
$0.00
Student
$0.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$0.00



LINCOLN LABORATORY IN LEXINGTON, MA

Lincoln Laboratory Wellness Classes

Mindfulness Meditation AT Lincoln Laboratory (Lexington)

Description

Mindfulness is a concentrated state of awareness that can help us see and respond to situations with clarity. It's gaining popularity as a wellness practice both inside the workplace and out.

Three decades of scientific research suggest that mindfulness can positively, and often profoundly affect people's ability to reduce their medical symptoms and psychological distress. Regular practice actually creates observable, physical changes in the brain-changes the impact thought patterns and the body's physical response to stress. In this class, participants will learn about and practice mindfulness meditation.

First Class: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Class Time: 12:00pm

Last Class: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Number of Classes: 7

Spaces Remaining: Class is Full

Location: Lincoln Laboratory Lexington, MA Room S4-550

Cost:
Employee
$35.00
Student
$35.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$35.00

Weight Watchers at Work- Lincoln Laboratory- Lexington, MA

Experience the convenience of Weight Watchers meeting at your workplace.

Please attend the information session to figure out which is the best fit for you.

Sessions will begin Wednesday January 22nd

Savings for Success Plan (BEST VALUE): 17-Week Series†* with 19 weeks of free e-Tools** is $186.00 per person (this breaks down to $10.94 per week). Minimum requirement is 20 participants. To qualify for the 19wks of free et-Tools, members must join at the beginning of the meeting series. The At Work program must be paid upfront; however, if the members are responsible for covering the fees themselves, then we do allow 3 upfront payments by check of $62 each that would be deposited one month apart (on weeks 1, 5 & 10) or a lump sum payment by cash, check or credit card. This is a value of over $94.00 when compared to our standard pricing and the cost of e-Tools.

12-Week Series†* with 14 weeks of free e-Tools** is $156.00 per person (this breaks down to $13.00 per week). Minimum requirement is 15 participants. To qualify for the 14wks of free e-Tools, members must join at the beginning of the meeting series. The At Work program must be paid upfront; however, if the members are responsible for covering the fees themselves, then we do allow 3 upfront payments by check of $52 each that would be deposited one month apart (on weeks 1, 5 & 10) or a lump sum payment by cash, check or credit card. This is a value of over $44.00 as the normal cost of e-Tools is $14.95 per month.

First Class: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Class Time: 12:00pm

Last Class: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Number of Classes: 12

Spaces Remaining: 39

Location: AC-120

Cost:
Employee
$0.00
Student
$0.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$0.00


Community Wellness at MIT Medical

E23-205
617-253-1316
M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
wellness@med.mit.edu