Health Classes at Swedish

Health Classes at Swedish

Swedish offers a variety of health education classes to help you manage your health conditions and to continue on your path to wellness.

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Class Descriptions

Diabetes
Diabetes Cooking Classes
Prediabetes

Cancer

Exercise 
Chair-Supported Yoga
Exercise for a Healthy Heart
Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

General Wellness
Advanced Care Planning Workshop
Compassion Cultivation Training
Essential Tremor Seminar 
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Heart Health
Exercise for a Healthy Heart

Multiple Sclerosis
Beginners Gentle Yoga
Chair Aerobics
Music Therapy

Nutrition
Fundamentals of Flavor
Healthy Hearty Appetizers
Healthy Weight Series
Sprout into Spring with the flavors of Green
 

Orthopedic Classes
Caring for Your Back: Surgical and Nonsurgical Options
Joint Replacement: The Right Choice for You?
Joint Journey Seminar
Preoperative Joint (Scheduled Surgery)
Relief for Your Shoulder Pain 

Pain Management
Pain and Beyond
Relief for Your Shoulder Pain

Parenting Classes
All About Puberty
Childbirth, Parenting and Family Classes

Safety
AARP Smart Driver Course
Concussions and Youth Sports
Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED

Weight Loss
Swedish/Edmonds
Swedish/First Hill
Swedish/Issaquah 
Healthy Weight Series
Nonsurgical Weight Loss Services 
Surgical Weight Loss Services

Women's Health
Woman to Woman: Your Changing Body


Below are some of the classes we offer regularly. Click on 'Register now' to see current offerings.

Note: Classes without links either do not require registration.

 

DIABETES

Diabetes Cooking Classes
Keeping diabetes guidelines in mind, Bastyr University dietetic interns will show you how to make delicious meals that are loaded with nutrients, without a lot of fat, salt or sugar. 

Fee: $15.

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Prediabetes
This class will explain risk factors and how to lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 60% through dietary and lifestyle changes. Participants are welcome to bring a support person for no additional charge. 

Fee: $35 (includes one support person) 

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CANCER

For more information, call the Cancer Education Center at 206-386-3200

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Active Women, Healthy Women
From cancer patient to survivor, there is an exercise activity appropriate for you. The class is co-sponsored by Team Survivor Northwest and focuses on stretching, strength training and cardio workouts. This class is offered in Issaquah and Edmonds on a weekly basis. For more information or to register, please call the Program Manager at (206) 732-8350.

Fee: Free

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After Breast Cancer: What’s Next?
An eight-week group for women to learn practical life-skills to help rebuild after breast cancer treatment is completed.
 
Fee: Free

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After Cancer Treatment: What’s Next?
An eight-week group designed for men and women to learn practical life-skills to help rebuild after cancer treatment is completed. 
 
Fee: Free

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Anti-Cancer Lifestyle
Explore ways to increase your resistance to cancer with health educator Carol Robl. Learn how to create an anticancer lifestyle by eating beneficial foods, protecting yourself from environmental threats and enhancing your physical and emotional wellbeing.
 
Fee: Free

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Chair Yoga
Registered yoga instructor Ann Ford offers a modified traditional yoga class for cancer patients and those with other chronic illnesses. Chair yoga increases blood circulation, flexibility, range of motion, balance and overall energy, and explores light meditation and breathing techniques, too.  Six sessions.

Fee: Free

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Does Sugar Feed Cancer?
Join this class sponsored in partnership with Northwest Natural Health. When you’re eating to beat cancer, do you need to completely shun sugar? There’s more to the concept of “sugar feeds cancer” than stowing the sugar bowl and declining dessert. You will learn about the role of insulin resistance in cancer growth, why cancer cells prefer sugar, and nutrition strategies for stabilizing blood sugar.

Fee: Free

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Don’t Keep Putting It Off
Oncology Social Worker, Sylvia Farias, MSW, leads a discussion on end-of-life planning (medical power-of-attorney, living wills, and hospice).  Relevant handouts provided.
 
Fee: Free

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Hair Alternatives
Come join appearance consultant, Janet Bowman for a drop-in session that addresses issues experienced with chemotherapy. Find new ways to address eyebrows, eye lashes and hair loss and learn how to create hair alternatives with scarves, hats and accessories.
 
Fee: Free

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Healing the Whole Person
Join health educator Carol Robl in exploring ways of enhancing the lives of cancer survivors through healing. Based on Dr. Jeremy Geffen’s “seven levels of healing” as described in his book The Journey through Cancer: Healing and Transforming the Whole Person; this course addresses not only physical healing but also mental, emotional and spiritual healing. Family and friends are also welcome.

Fee: Free

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Gentle Yoga
Create balance in the body, breath and mind in this therapeutic class with registered yoga instructor, Ann Ford. No experience necessary. Bring a mat and blanket. Six sessions.

Fee: Free

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 Look Good, Feel Better
This American Cancer Society class focuses on skin care, cosmetics, hair care and hair loss and is designed for women undergoing cancer treatment.
 
For more information and to register, call 206-215-6557

Fee: Free

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Mindfulness and Cancer
Join this class sponsored in partnership with Harmony Hills. Mindfulness meditation practice is becoming increasingly popular as a scientifically proven way to aid in healing from illness and to mitigate the effects of stress from our modern way of life.  In this class, participants will engage in simple mindfulness practices such as movement and sitting meditation and learn simple ways to incorporate mindfulness into daily life.  Participants will learn why mindfulness is “good medicine” for the body and soul and will be introduced to helpful ways to start their own mindfulness practice.  

Fee: Free

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Music and Wellness
Join us for a music and wellness class.  This class will focus on the use of music for relaxation, wellness, pain and anxiety reduction.  No prior music background or experience necessary. 

Fee: Free

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Put Out the Fire – The Cancer-Inflammation Connection
Join this class sponsored in partnership with Northwest Natural Health. Chronic inflammation has a negative impact on every part of the body. It also contributes to many long-term diseases, including cancer. An anti-inflammatory diet is a nourishing, delicious way to eat that promotes healing and optimal wellness. In this class you will learn about the causes of chronic inflammation, how chronic inflammation impacts the stages of cancer development, and how to apply the principles of an anti-inflammatory diet to your life.

Fee: Free

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Thyroid Disorders & Cancer: Prevention, Screening and Knowing the Warning Signs
This class will present and discuss the risk factors, signs, and symptoms of thyroid disorders and cancer.  Particular focus will be placed on the use and utility of office-based ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of thyroid cancer. A hands-on demonstration and screening exam using portable ultrasound will be performed.

Fee: Free

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Tools for the Journey
Join this class sponsored in partnership with Harmony Hills. A two hour workshop which offers practical resources and strategies for how to live fully despite the challenges of cancer.  This includes breath work, guided imagery, group support and information about healing books and resources.  This program will be facilitated by a licensed professional with an extensive background in working with those affected by cancer.  Each attendee will take home materials which will include information around self-care, as well as other helpful resources.

Fee: Free

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Your Tool Box for Quitting Tobacco – How to Quit for Good
Learn from a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist how nicotine affects the body, how the brain develops dependence, and why it can be so challenging to quit cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.  This class will also help participants identify the signs and symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, how to avoid the unpleasant symptoms of quitting, and gain real life strategies in successfully quitting tobacco long-term.

Fee: Free

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EXERCISE 

Chair-Supported Yoga
Classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds on the 4th Floor, Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm. (excluding holidays).

This easy alternative to regular yoga utilizes a chair for help in transitioning to and from the floor, and for certain seated exercises.

Fee: $12/class, payable in class by check or cash only. First class is free.

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Exercise for a Healthy Heart
This is a medically supervised exercise and education program for individuals living with, or at risk of developing, heart disease. Individuals with heart disease, diabetes/prediabetes and high blood pressure or cholesterol will benefit from the program, which focuses on controlling risk factors and making positive lifestyle changes.  Fee: $0

 For more information to register, call 425-640-4330.

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Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds on the 4th Floor, Mondays and Wednesdays 4-5:15p.m. (excluding holidays).

Yoga provides stress relief, exercise, stretching and strengthening, balance and peace of mind. For beginning and intermediate students.

Fee: $12/class, payable in class by check or cash only. First class is free.

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GENERAL WELLNESS

Advanced Care Planning Workshop
Our workshops are the 2nd Saturday of every month.  The workshops are from 9-11:30 a.m. at Swedish/Edmonds, 4th Floor, Auditorium B.

Do you know what healthcare treatments you would and would not want if you could not speak for yourself? Join us for a free advance care planning workshop.

For more information or make a reservation, please call 425-640-4460.


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Compassion Cultivation Training
This eight-week course helps you develop compassion, empathy and kindness for yourself and others. Learn to reduce stress, increase well-being and enhance your relationships through compassion education, discussion and listening/communication exercises.  Fee: $325/person


For more information or to register, call Diane Hetrick at 206-386-6888 or email diane.hetrick@swedish.org.

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Essential Tremor Seminar
What’s Shaking?
If you know someone who shakes -- it could be Essential Tremor (ET).
Guest speakers Dr. Ryder Gwinn and Dr. Sindhu Srivatsal explain causes, diagnosis, research and treatment options for ET.

Registration required. Please visit www.essentialtremor.org/seminars

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
If you have a chronic or stress-related medical condition, this program will help you maximize what you can do to heal yourself and manage the day to day stresses of life.   Fee: $375/person.


For more information and to register, call Swedish Outpatient Rehabilitation at 206-386-2035 or click here.

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HEART HEALTH

Exercise for a Healthy Heart
This is a medically supervised exercise and education program for individuals living with, or at risk of developing, heart disease. Individuals with heart disease, diabetes/prediabetes and high blood pressure or cholesterol will benefit from the program, which focuses on controlling risk factors and making positive lifestyle changes.  Fee: $0

For more information and to register, call 425-640-4330.

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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Find more information about the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center Here

Beginners Gentle Yoga
Gentle yoga is a slow-paced, 6-week introductory class for people with MS and related neurological diseases who are new to yoga. Fee: Free for the first 6-week session! $12/person/class or $60/person/series ($10/class) for continuing students.

For more information and to register, call 206-320-2200.

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Chair Aerobics
Functional and fun aerobic exercises for people living with MS who prefer seated exercise. Led by MS specialist, Bobbie Severson, ARNP. 8-week series. Free.

For more information and to register, call 206-320-2200.

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Music Therapy
Practicum students from Seattle Pacific University bring music therapy to the MS Center to sing, share, play and meditate with music. Music therapy blends movement and music in activities to help increase flexibility and mobility, improve mood, decrease stress and have fun. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 10-week series. Free.

For more information and to register, call 206-320-2200.

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NUTRITION

Fundamentals of Flavor
Discover how to enhance the flavor of whole foods by balancing the five basic tastes—sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and savory (umami). Learn how to harmonize these qualities through recipes tailored to support heart health and diabetes management. No dish will lack luster once you uncover the skills needed to consistently create satisfying sensations!

Fee: $15

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Healthy Hearty Appetizers
Join us as we share some ideas for healthy appetizers that could make you the favorite host or guest at holiday parties, football games and dinner parties this year! Plus these nutrient-rich nibbles will have the added bonus of providing balanced carbohydrates and protein for managing diabetes.

Fee: $15

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Healthy Weight Series
In this 3 series class you will learn the tools to eat well and maintain a healthy weight.  Whether you want to lose weight or learn how to maintain your weight, or your family’s weight, this series is for you!

In this class, you will gain:

  • Tools for everyday life including: Shopping lists and recipes, how to read a food label, proper portion control, and mindful eating techniques

  • An understanding of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals

  • An understanding of your own relationship with food

Fee: $68  for the 3 class series (includes you and one guest)

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Sprout into Spring with the flavors of Green
Spring is a time of vibrancy and renewal as tender greens sprout from the Earth boasting an array of purifying flavors and nutrients.  Join us as we celebrate springtime bounty by demonstrating how to prepare Spring Greens in a variety of different diabetes-friendly dishes. As we highlight the flavors of the season, you are sure to walk away inspired to eat nourishing fresh foods.


Fee: $15

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ORTHOPEDIC  CLASSES

Caring for Your Back: Surgical and Nonsurgical Options
Spinal stenosis, scoliosis, slipped disks and other common spine problems can affect your ability to move well. Learn about a variety of treatment options, including surgery and methods for nonsurgical relief. (Formerly titled "Spine Problems: Surgical and Nonsurgical Options.") Free.

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Joint Replacement: The Right Choice for You?
If you have arthritic joint pain and are considering joint replacement, you’ll want to attend this important class. An orthopedic surgeon will discuss hip- and knee-replacement surgery. Free.

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Joint Journey seminar
Seminars  daily,  Tuesday-Friday  from 1:15-2:15pm at  Swedish Orthopedic Institute (601 Broadway), main floor conference room. 

This one hour seminar will  inform you about what to expect before surgery, during your hospital stay and for the first several weeks after surgery. This class will include recommendations on how to prepare your home for a comfortable recovery.  Free

This class is strongly recommended for patients scheduled to have a joint replacement surgery at the SOI on First Hill.  Preoperative Joint (Scheduled Surgery)

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Relief for Your Shoulder Pain
This class will present an overview of shoulder anatomy, common injuries to the shoulder (including sports injuries), how to prevent injury and surgical/nonsurgical solutions to common injuries. Free.

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PAIN MANAGEMENT

Pain and Beyond
Pelople with painful conditions will learn coping techniques.  Free.  For more infromation and to register,  call 425-640-4140.

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Relief for Your Shoulder Pain
This class will present an overview of shoulder anatomy, common injuries to the shoulder (including sports injuries), how to prevent injury and surgical/nonsurgical solutions to common injuries. Free.


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PARENTING

All About Puberty
This class provides a perfect opportunity to build a bridge with your 9- to 12-year-old to demystify the challenges of puberty. The focus of this fun, interactive class is to open and enhance communication between parents and preteens and explain the physical and emotional changes ahead. Taught in partnership with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest.

Fee: $35 per family (includes one child and up to two adults; $5 for each additional child).

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Childbirth, Parenting and Family Classes

When it comes to having a baby, you can count on Swedish for complete support. We offer a wide variety of classes and seminars to help you through your pregnancy and the first few months after your baby's birth. We recommend registering for classes that will finish 4-6 weeks before your due date.

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SAFETY

AARP Smart Driver Course
The all-new AARP Smart Driver Course is an eight-hour classroom refresher for motorists ages 50 and older.  A certificate is awarded upon completion of all eight hours, and drivers age 55 and over  may be eligible for insurance discounts. 

Fee:  $15 for AARP members (membership number required), $20 for non-members. 
Fee is payable in class by check payable to AARP.

To Register:

Edmonds: Call (877) 846-3299 or click here

Issaquah: 

Nov.  22-    Bill Stokes           425-868-5467

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Concussions and Youth Sports
This class will provide concussion education and information about signs and symptoms, risk factors and prevention, baseline testing and when to seek medical attention.  All parents, coaches and volunteer coaches of youth athletes are encouraged to attend.

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Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED
Learn how to save a life using proper first aid, automated external defibrillator (AED) and CPR techniques for adults, children and infants. Participant certifications are valid for two years.


Fee: $40-70/person.

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WEIGHT LOSS

Click here for classes on healthy eating and dieting.

Click here for weight loss seminar listings.

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Healthy Weight Series
In this 3 class series you will learn the tools to eat well and maintain a healthy weight.  Whether you want to lose weight or learn how to maintain your weight, or your family’s weight, this series is for you!

In this class, you will gain:

  • Tools for everyday life including: Shopping lists and recipes, how to read a food label, proper portion control, and mindful eating techniques
  • An understanding of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals
  • An understanding of your own relationship with food

Fee: $68 for the 3 class series (includes you and one guest)

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Nonsurgical Weight Loss Services
Whether you feel ready to start a weight loss program now or are unsure about what path to take, you can learn a lot – and get answers to your questions – at our free informational seminar. The seminar will examine the risks of medically significant obesity, how a partnership with our bariatric health experts can help, and the non-surgical options available to you.  For more information call: 425-640-4400

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Surgical Weight Loss Services
Whether you feel ready to start a weight loss program now or are unsure about what path to take, you can learn a lot - and get answers to your questions at our free informational seminar.  The seminar will examine the risks of medically significant obesity, how a pertnership with our bariatric health experts can help, and the surgical options available to you.  For more information call: 425-640-4400

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Women's Health

Woman to Woman: Your Changing Body
From motherhood to menopause our bodies go through phases of change. Join this discussion with women’s health experts to learn how to care for your body as you age. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and learn from a naturopathic physician and experts from the emerging urogynecology field. Bring your questions and girlfriends.  Fee: $0

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