Wellness and Exercise Classes

The Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute hosts a variety of classes every week to help people with MS stay fit, relax and connect with others in the MS community. Classes are free and offered to all individuals living with MS. Caregivers, family members and non-Swedish patients with MS also are welcome.

Music Therapy

A blend of music and song with lighthearted activities combined with movement and relaxation exercises to promote stress reduction and self-expression. All mobility levels welcome; no music background required.

  • Date/Time: Wednesdays
  • Instructor: Betsy Hartman, MT-BC
  • Group Sessions: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Private Sessions: 9:00 -- 10:30 a.m. by appointment
Free | RSVPs Recommended

Gentle Yoga & Wellness Skills

A gentle introductory class appropriate for all mobility levels and those new to yoga. Transitioning to the floor is optional; wheelchairs are welcome.

  • Instructor: Sharon Lightfoot-Pound
  • Date/Time: Tuesdays, 1-2:15 p.m. & 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Free | RSVPs Recommended

Pilates

A gentle introductory class appropriate for all mobility levels and those new to Pilates. Transitioning to the floor is optional; wheelchairs are welcome.

  • Instructors: Anna Leslie and Nicole Pieratt
  • Date/Time: Fridays, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Free | RSVPs Recommended

Get Back Your Music Sessions

Piano, guitar and drum sessions for practicing musicians, former practicing musicians and learning musicians who have lost the ability to play due to their neurological condition. Sessions are provided by a musician who has overcome the challenges of MS through his own music therapy.

  • Instructor: Phil See 
  • Date/Time: Thursdays by appointment 
  • Fee: FREE

Book Club

Join us for once-a-month book club meetings at the MS Center. Read the book, read a couple of chapters, listen on tape or just show up to listen and connect with others in the MS Community.

  • Date/Time: Select Wednesdays of the month; email or call for details 

Free | RSVPs Required