Rochester-May 2012 Support Groups, Workshops & Classes


Circle of Hope Support Group
Wednesday, May 30th, 5:30-7:00pm
Join us in sharing and creating a supportive community with others on their path toward fertility. We welcome you to join us this month in the CNY Healing Arts Lobby for an uplifting evening of sharing thoughts and ideas. Emily Horowitz, Mental Health Counselor, will facilitate this support offering. No fee to attend. Please RSVP 585-244-1280 ext. 2
Offerings at CNY Healing Arts Call 585.244.1280 ext.2
Yoga for Fertility Class
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15pm
Join Erin McCollough, RYT & LMT, for this yoga class that is designed for women and couples who are trying to conceive. Yoga for Fertility uses specific yoga practices to help stimulate and tone the reproductive system. We welcome friends and family to attend too! Fee is $15/class, 8 for $88 or 10 for $100. Pre-registration encouraged at
585-244-1280 ext. 2

Fertile Friends Peer Group
Wednesdays, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 & 5/23 6:00-7:00pm
This is a non-facilitated peer group for individuals on their path toward fertility. Please feel free to stop in and enjoy a cup of tea and make new friends. This is the time to be open and share stories with one another, lean on one another for support, and to know you are not alone on this journey. No Fee. No RSVP required.
Partner Yoga
Sunday, May 6th 5:00-6:15pm – Fee $32/couple
Yoga means union. Join Christa Tyson to develop greater trust, sensitivity and understanding as we sustain our partners with our presence, breath, and support through Partner Yoga. Most importantly, it is FUN! In poses and exercises, partners rely on each other’s support to keep correct body alignment, balance, and concentration. *This class is best suited for those in an off-cycle (not in stimulation & not possibly pregnant). RSVP required by Friday, May 4th at 4pm.
Meditation & Movement
Tuesday, May 8th 5:15-6:15pm – Fee $20
With Shelley Szymko-Carroll, L.Ac: Calm & de-stress with gentle movements that are used to open and relax the mind making meditation easy to achieve. We will use simple visualizations to focus the mind and instill relaxation & peace. For beginners, as well as those who meditate regularly. RSVP required at 585-244-1280 ext. 2.
Yoga in the Breeze under the Trees!
Wednesday, May 16th 4:30-5:45pm – Fee $10 (“rain date” Wed May 23rd)
Join Christa Tyson. Weather permitting, we will practice an all-levels, all-welcome, gently-moving yoga class in the courtyard under the massive trees. Please call us on the day of the event to confirm that the weather is suitable for the class to be held.
Please RSVP at  585-244-1280 ext. 2

Fertile Foods & Supplements
Thursday, May 17th 6:00-8:00pm – No fee to attend
Shelley Szymko-Carroll, L.Ac, will discuss how a healthy diet can improve fertility and increase your chances for pregnancy: key nutrients and the recommended dosages of supplements, how sugar, caffeine, and dairy products may affect fertility, and the benefits for some women to eat gluten-free. Male nutritional and supplement recommendations will also be given so that both partners are maximizing your chances to conceive. Handouts will be provided, Q&A included. Women and men welcome to attend. Please RSVP at 585-244-1280 ext. 2
Rest and Restore!: A Restorative Yoga Workshop
Tuesday, May 22nd 4:45-6:00pm – Fee $16
In this workshop with Christa Tyson you will completely restore your body and mind with a deliciously slow practice. Restorative postures held for longer periods of time,fused with breath and meditation allow for the release of both physical and mental tension. A long, guided savasana (relaxation) will also be offered. RSVP required at 585-244-1280 ext. 2