News Release

June 23, 2008

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Celebrate Women Programs: July 2008

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Celebrate Women, the free women’s health membership program of the University of Connecticut Health Center, provides valuable health and wellness information to the community. A variety of programs are being offered in July.

Tai Chi for Health and Healing: Discover the health benefits and how relaxed you will feel with the deep breathing and slow movements of Tai Chi. Instructor Risa Brophy has training in medical Qigong – movements used to balance energy for disease prevention and healing. Those new to the series can try the first class without obligation. Registration is required for the series or a single class. Starting July 8, the class will be held on four consecutive Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Keller Auditorium, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington. The cost is $39 for the four-week session or $12 per class.

Gentle Yoga: This class is based on EMBODYOGA, an innovative approach to the study of yoga. Women in all stages of breast cancer recovery are welcome to join instructor Michal Lomask, who is a breast cancer survivor herself. The practice gives rise to an intimate self-knowledge, acceptance, contentment, and general feeling of well being. The class will be held Saturday, July 12, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the The Inner Kur, 36 LaSalle Road, West Hartford. Space is limited. Call 860-236-8800 to register.

No Child is Safe from Drugs:  This program is to enlighten parents who have an impressionable child or teenager about the different kinds of drugs available to kids, how they are attained, what to do if you suspect your child is on something, how to get help, and more. The talk will be held Monday, July 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Henry Low Learning Center, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington. The lecture can also be viewed live at

Move Better – Feel Better: Do you want better posture and balance? Would you like to move easier? This workshop includes a practical demonstration and overview of the Alexander Technique, a method used to improve posture, manage pain, and increase motion. Instructor Sara Miller has helped dancers, actors, and musicians attain mastery of the body. The workshop will be held Wednesday, July 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Henry Low Learning Center, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington.

Community Fitness Event: This program is for men, women, boys, and girls who are at least 14 years old and would like to take advantage of a full morning of fitness and fun. Classes will be held on Saturday, July 19 and include Yoga/Pilates Flow at 8:30 a.m., Zumba at 9:30 a.m., and Chiseled at 10:30 a.m. at CoreFitness, Inc., 32 Whiting Street, Plainville. Visit for class descriptions. The cost is $5 per person. To register, call 860-793-6683. Participants are entitled to a free 30-minute wellness consultation (to be scheduled on another date).

Registration for these programs is required. The programs are free unless otherwise noted. Call 866-433-6253 or 860-679-8899. For more information, visit the Celebrate Health web site:

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