WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital’s Healing HeARTS initiative is part of a growing recognition in healthcare that the arts can exert a powerful effect on the healing process. Since its inception in 2015, Healing HeARTS has guided the development of a healing environment within WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital that is intended to promote wellness and self-healing through the arts and reduce stress and anxiety for patients, visitors, and employees.
All classes held at the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street.
Wednesdays, January 2-30
Vinyasa means “breathe synchronized movement.” We will use flowing sequences and sun salutations to warm the body to reach new levels of flexibility, strength, balance, and peace in our poses and practice. This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate yogis
Brenda Insalaco, 200 RYT
$45 ($50 non-members) OR $15/class
Tai Chi Chih
Tuesdays, January 22-March 12
T’ai Chi Chih is a mindfulness practice designed to enhance awareness, inner stability, and balance. Studies using evidence-based research show positive effects on the immune system, arthritis, depression as well as other physical, mental and emotional aspects of life. The movements are done slowly standing or seated. It is not a martial art nor is it a religion.
$85 ($95 non-members)
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Yoga Nidra – Guided Meditation
Wednesday, January 30
Yoga Nidra is said to be five times more restorative than regular sleep. This relaxing practice starts with simple yoga postures followed by guided meditation while lying on the floor. This workshop is available to all. You can be experienced in yoga or meditation or brand new to it and is appropriate for anyone looking to find a bit of peace.
Misty Stillman 500 E-RYT
$15 ($20 non-members)
Picture the Blues: Photography for Healing, Feb. 12-Mar. 19, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Artistic expression is a helpful way to work with feelings of sadness, the blues, or depression. Discover photography as an expressive form while learning techniques that can be used with your camera or cellphone to take pictures that represent your journey. A group exhibition opportunity is available, along with helping a community research project about depression.