Health Classes at Swedish

FEATURED CLASSES

Sip Away the Chill: Bone Broths and Soup Stocks to Make the Best Soup Ever!


Swedish/Issaquah
Wed., Nov. 28
6-7:30 p.m.


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Heartsaver First Aid, CPR & AED


Swedish/First HIll
Sun., Sept. 9
9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


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CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers


Swedish/Issaquah
Sat., Aug. 18
9 a.m.-Noon


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Swedish offers a variety of health education classes to help you manage your health conditions and to continue on your path to wellness. For more information please call the Health & Wellness Education Center 1-800-SWEDISH (1-800-793-3474).

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Your classroom location will be provided to you in a confirmation email. Please carefully check the directions to the campus and the classroom prior to each class.

Class Descriptions

Diabetes

Cancer

Exercise

General Health

Heart Health

Multiple Sclerosis

Nutrition

Orthopedic Classes

Parenting Classes

Safety

Weight-Loss Education

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

Note: Classes without links do not require registration.

Diabetes

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: $40 (Includes One Support Person)

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Diabetes Prevention Program

This 12-month program consists of weekly classes during the first 4 months, then meetings once or twice per month for the remainder of the year.

  • Led by Swedish Edmonds Diabetes Educators
  • All classes are Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. starting July 11 at Verdant Wellness Center
  • Need to attend one free info session prior to class
  • Intended for people who are committed to making lifestyle changes and documenting their activity

Are you Eligible?

  • 18 years of age or older
  • People at risk of developing diabetes or diagnosed with pre-diabetes (not already diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes)
  • People who are overweight with a Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥ 25 (or ≥ 23 if Asian)

For more information or to register for one of the free info sessions, please call 425-640-4395.

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Cancer

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

Online Registration - Please note, some classes require a phone call or email to register (see descriptions below) 

Active Women, Healthy Women

Women of all fitness levels are encouraged to join this certified instructor led class. From cancer patients to survivors, there is an exercise activity appropriate for you. Co-sponsored by Team Survivor Northwest, this class focuses on stretching, strength training and cardio-workouts. This class is offered in Edmonds and Issaquah on a weekly basis. For more information or to register, please call (206) 732-8350. 

Swedish Issaquah – 1st Floor Yoga Flex Space, Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm
Swedish Edmonds – 4th Floor Conference Room, Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm

Fee: Free 

#BloodFacts Coffee Break Webinar Series

The Swedish Cancer Institute and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have partnered to provide live webinars for hematology patients and caregivers. To register, please visit: http://www.lls.org/washingtonalaska

Online Webinar – Topic: #EatingWellWithLymphoma
Thursday, April 19th, Noon-12:30pm

Fee: Free

Gentle Yoga and Wellness Skills 

Mind-body educator, Sharon, teaches students to develop good breathing patterns, integrated with balanced, healthy posture and a peaceful state of mind. This gentle introductory class is appropriate for all mobility levels and those who are new to yoga. Transitioning to the floor is optional; wheelchairs are welcome. This class is offered at the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center on a weekly basis. For more information or to register, please call 206-991-2099 or send us an email.

Swedish MS Center - Hedreen Wellness Studio, Tuesdays, 2:30-3:45pm

Fee: Free 

Get Fit! Staying Active During and After Cancer Treatment

Toshiko Aramaki, fitness coach for Team Survivor Northwest and LIVESTRONG, and a cancer survivor herself, will be leading Saturday exercise classes and fitness consults for patients who have finished their cancer treatment. For more information or to register, please call Meridithe Mendelsohn at 206-215-1743.

Swedish Cherry Hill – James Tower, Center for Health & Wellness, Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am  

Fee: Free

Hawaiian Hula 

E komo mai - Welcome! Join hula instructor, JoanMarie Ke'alaileiha'aha'a Hughes to learn the basics of Hula dancing and storytelling (standing or seated) while working your core, arms, and legs at the same time. No prior dance experience required. This class is offered on a weekly basis in Edmonds. To registerclick here and scroll to the appropriate class. 

Swedish Edmonds – Radiation Oncology 2nd Floor Conference Room, Thursdays, Noon-1:00pm

Fee: Free

Harmony Hill Cancer Wellness Program

Join us for an ongoing monthly learning series to explore what it means to live with cancer and heal as a survivor. Each month skilled facilitators share new tools and resources to increase personal resilience and wellbeing through interactive group discussions, journaling, expressive arts and much more. Developed by Harmony Hill as a 10-month wellness program for cancer patients, survivors and companions, participants will benefit the most by attending the full series, though drop-ins are welcome as space allows. Come find meaning, support and connection with others on the cancer journey. 

January – Opening Circle: Introductions
February – Mindfulness, Treatment and Beyond
March – Growing with Emotions
April – Healing Through Music
May – Reframing Our Thoughts and Beliefs
June – Healing Through Art and Gratitude
July – Self Care
August – Relationships and Communication
September – Healing Grief, Loss and Disappointment
October – Closing Circle: Honoring and Celebrating our Journeys

To registerclick here and scroll to the appropriate class. 
To learn more, please contact Meridithe Mendelsohn at 206-215-1743

Swedish Ballard – Conference Room 3N
First Thursday of every month, 6:00-8:30pm

Swedish Edmonds – 3rd Floor Conference Room
Second Thursday of every month, 6:00-8:30pm

Swedish Issaquah – 1st Floor Flex Space
Third Thursday of every month, 5:00-7:30pm

Fee: Free

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. Registration is required. For more information and to register, call 1-800-277-2345. 

Swedish Edmonds – 3rd Floor Conference Room 
Monday, May 14, 6:00-8:00pm
Monday, July 16, 6:00-8:00pm
Monday, September 17, 6:00-8:00pm 
Monday, November 19, 6:00-8:00pm  

Swedish First Hill – A-Floor West, TESH Conference Room A/B
Monday, April 16, 1:00-3:00pm
Monday, May 21, 1:00-3:00pm
Monday, June 18, 1:00-3:00pm
Monday, July 16, 6:00-8:00pm
Monday, August 20, 6:00-8:00pm
Monday, September 17, 6:00-8:00pm 
Monday, October 15, 6:00-8:00pm 
Monday, November 19, 6:00-8:00pm 
Monday, December 17, 6:00-8:00pm

Swedish Issaquah – 1st Floor Flex Space
Monday, May 28, 1:00-3:00pm 
Monday, July 23, 1:00-3:00pm 
Monday, September 24, 1:00-3:00pm 
Monday, November 26, 1:00-3:00pm 

Fee: Free

Mindfulness Meditation at the Frye Art Museum 

These weekly drop-in sessions, held Wednesdays from 12:30-1:00 pm, are open to all who are interested in learning how to live with more present moment awareness. This is an opportunity for those who are brand new to meditation, as well as for those who have previous experience.

Please contact the Frye Art Museum at 206-622-9250 for any questions. Registration is not required.

Frye Art Museum – Auditorium, Wednesdays, 12:30-1:00pm

Fee: Free 

Modified Mat & Chair Pilates

Pilates is a system of gentle exercises that stretch, tone, and lengthen the muscles. This class is designed to improve posture, flexibility, balance, and core strength and is appropriate for all mobility levels and those who are new to Pilates. Transitioning to the floor is optional; wheelchairs are welcome. No registration required. 
For more information or to RSVP, send us an email or call 206-991-2099.

Swedish MS Center - Hedreen Wellness Studio, Mondays & Fridays – Mat: 10:00-11am; Chair: 11:00am-Noon

Fee: Free

PCC: Walk, Talk, and Taste Tour: Foods that Help Prevent the "Big C"

Learn basic nutrition principles and sample delicious foods that may help prevent cancer. A PCC Nutrition Educator will share tips to incorporate more cancer-preventing-foods into your daily diet, and answer your food and nutrition questions in this fun, informal class. You will leave with new recipe ideas, tips for eating well on a budget, and a PCC coupon to help you put what you learn into practice. To register, call 1-206-545-7112 or visit www.pcccooks.com.

Issaquah PCC – 1810 12th Ave NW, Thursday, May 24, 7:00-8:30pm
Greenlake Village PCC – 450 NE 71st St, Tuesday, June 19, 7:00-8:30pm

Fee: Free

Sound Generations Community Dining Program

Join us for a nutritious meal prepared by a Sound Generations chef. This monthly lunch & educational series focuses on cancer prevention. Please RSVP minimum two weeks prior to each event: call 206-386-3200 or email SCI.Education@swedish.org

The Cancer Connection - Nutrition & Exercise
Ballard NW Senior Center
5429 32nd Ave NW, Seattle WA
Friday, May 11, Noon-1:00pm 
Self-Care, Stress Reduction, and Caregiver Resources 
International Drop-In Center
7301 Beacon Ave S, Seattle WA
Friday, June 8, 11:30am-12:30pm 
Skin Cancer Awareness 
Greenwood Senior Center 
525 N. 85th St, Seattle WA
July 13, Noon-12:45pm
Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center 
18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155
August 10, 11:30-12:30pm 
Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center 
18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155
August 10, 11:30-12:30pm 

SCI’s Toolbox for Quitting Tobacco 

A health education specialist will explain 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 and how to avoid them, and lastly, will provide real life strategies to successfully quit tobacco long-term. 

Currently, no group classes are scheduled. Please check out the variety of community resources available to support individuals in their journey to become tobacco-free.

Survivorship Classes and Events

Click here for info.


Exercise

Gentle Yoga

Classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds on the 4th Floor, Mondays and Wednesdays 5:15-6:30 p.m.. (excluding holidays).

This easy alternative to regular yoga utilizes a chair for help in transitioning to and from the floor, and for certain exercises. New patients please come to class 5 minutes early for first session.

Fee: $15/class or $130 for a 10 class card, payable in class by check or cash only.

For more information or to register, please call 425-640-4140

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Lifestyle Management

Classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds.

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. Hours are flexible.

Fee: $90 for 16 Sessions

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

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Therapeutic Flow Yoga

Classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds on the 4th Floor, Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:45-5 p.m. (excluding holidays).

Yoga provides stress relief, exercise, stretching and strengthening, balance and peace of mind. For beginning and intermediate students. New patients please come to class 5 minutes early for first session.

Fee: $15/class or $130 for a 10 class card, payable in class by check or cash only. 

For more information or to register, please call 425-640-4140

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General Health

Fall Prevention/Steady on Your Feet

This class includes recommendations for maintaining good balance and performing daily activities safely, home and community safety tips, and community resources for staying fit.

Fee: Free

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - 8 Week Series

Mindfulness based stress reduction offers you instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga and a range of strategies to manage stress and physical symptoms.  This eight week class is designed to complement your medical care or help you manage the day to day stresses of life.  

Fee: $375/person (optional day retreat included).

For more information or to register, please  call 206-386-2035 or email Carolyn.McManus@swedish.org 

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Pain and Beyond

This class teaches coping techniques for people with pain-limiting conditions. Topics include an overview of the anatomy and physiology of pain, stress management, pacing, goal setting and logging, home therapies, nutrition and supplements, and hope, happiness and healing. Guided imagery, relaxation and gentle exercise are also covered.

Fee: $10/ per class

For more information or to register, please call 425-640-4140.

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Heart Health

Nutrition classes

10 weeks – $250*

Hosted by a registered dietitian, classes are designed to promote plant-based eating patterns focusing on the Mediterranean diet. Participants will learn to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, beans, nuts and seeds into their meals. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, sample new foods and take home delicious and nutritious recipe ideas.

The class meets for 10 weeks on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon. 

For more information and to register, call 206-320-3300.

An introduction to mindfulness for stress reduction

10 weeks – $150* 

Mindfulness meditation and the application of mindfulness to daily life can help reduce stress. Hosted by Carolyn McManus, MPT, this 10-week series of classes covers mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga and a range of self-care strategies to manage stress, difficult emotions and physical symptoms.

The class meets for 10 weeks on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 


 *Register for both nutrition and mindfulness classes for a discounted rate of $375.

For more information and to register, call 206-320-3300.

Get Moving exercise consultation

$200 
The purpose of the exercise consultation is to evaluate an individual’s cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and general strength with the intention of building an exercise prescription to address deficiencies found during the assessment and/or update an existing exercise program. This visit includes medically supervised exercise with EKG monitoring and blood pressure checks. Results will be written up and reviewed with the participant. 

For more information and to register, call 206-320-3300.

Struggling with a tobacco habit? 

Help is available!

Click here to download a tobacco cessation booklet, or give us a call to request a copy 

Click here for a list of community resources available to support you 

To schedule a tobacco cessation medical consultation, please contact your primary care provider, or call 206-320-3300. 

Lifestyle Management 

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: $90 for 16 Sessions

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


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Multiple Sclerosis

Additional information about the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center

Wellness resources and educational programs offered at the Swedish MS Center


Nutrition

No Recipe? No Problem! Prep Your Pantry to Make Meals from Foods Found in your Own Kitchen

Learn how to use a basic recipe template and adapt it based on what you have available in your pantry and fridge. Plus, gain tips on essential ingredients to keep handy in your pantry, fridge or freezer for quick, stress-free cooking.

Fee: $15

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Sip Away the Chill: Bone Broths and Soup Stocks to Make the Best Soups Ever!

Learn to prepare bone broths and vegetable stocks from a variety of simple ingredients. Then learn to transform each stock into a hearty soup to nourish both body and spirit.

Fee: $15

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The Magic of Batch Cooking

Cook once to save time, money, and reduce food waste! Learn how to get healthy and delicious meals on the table faster with batch cooking.

Fee: $15

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The Wonderful World of Beans

Legumes are economical, nutritious and delicious! Learn tips on how to prepare them to enhance their digestion and discover how to incorporate beans into everything from appetizers to sweet treats and snacks!

Fee: $15

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The TQI Diet: To Quiet Inflammation

The TQI Diet focuses on our personal relationships with food and the important role it plays in health and weight loss issues. One of the key feature to this diet is the lack of calorie restrictions and portion control.

In this five-class series:

  • Learn how to use food to quiet inflammation and and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Discover additional benefits of this diet plan including: weight loss, pain relief, lowered cholesterol and improved sleep.

Fee: $180 for the five-class series

For more information and to register, please visit www.toquietinflammation.com.

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Orthopedic Classes

Caring for Your Back: Surgical and Nonsurgical Options

Spinal stenosis, scoliosis, slipped discs and other common spine problems can affect your ability to move well. Learn the hows and whys of back pain, as well as options for surgical and nonsurgical relief.

Fee: Free

Registration required

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Foot / Ankle

If you are having Foot or Ankle problem(s), you’ll want to attend this important class. Dr. Mark Reed will discuss the top 5 foot and ankle conditions, including Ankle Replacement and how to treat with non-surgical and surgical options.

Fee: Free

Registration required

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Preoperative Joint Seminar (scheduled surgery)

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. This class is strongly recommended for patients scheduled to have a joint replacement surgery at Swedish Issaquah or the Swedish Orthopedic Institute (Downtown Seattle). 

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Fee: Free

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Parenting

Growing Up: 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.)

* Each additional child may be registered and paid separately for $5 by calling 1-800-SWEDISH (893-3474). 

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Safety

CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers

This course is designed to provide healthcare providers working in and out of a wide variety of hospital settings the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.  Participant certifications are valid for two years.

**This class provides both INITIAL and RENEWAL BLS Certification requirements for Health Care Providers.**

Fee: $60

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Fall Prevention/Steady on Your Feet

This class includes recommendations for maintaining good balance and performing daily activities safely, home and community safety tips, and community resources for staying fit.

Fee: Free

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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.

*This class does not provide Healthcare  Provider BLS Certification for doctors, nurses, CNAs, or other Licensed Healthcare Providers.

Fee: $85/person.

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Weight-Loss Education

Nonsurgical Weight Loss Seminars

Swedish Weight-Loss Services offers treatment of obesity without surgery. Attend this free class to learn about the nutrition fundamentals of non-surgical weight loss, and to learn about our treatment options. This seminar will examine the risks of medically significant obesity, and the non-surgical treatment options available to you. To learn more, click here or call 206-215-2090.

Fee: Free

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Surgical Weight Loss Seminars

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. This free seminar will examine the risks of medically significant obesity, how a partnership with our bariatric health experts can help, and the surgical treatment options available to you. You will also have the opportunity to have your questions and concerns answered by one of our Bariatric Surgeons. To learn more, click here or call 206-215-2090.

Fee: Free

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The TQI Diet: To Quiet Inflammation

The TQI Diet focuses on our personal relationships with food and the important role that plays in health and weight loss issues. One of this diets key features is the lack of calorie restrictions and portion control.

In this 5 class series you will:  

  • Learn how to use food to quiet inflammation and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Discover additional benefits of the TQI Diet including: weight loss, pain relief, lower lowered cholesterol and improved sleep.

Fee: $180 for the 5-class series

For more information and to register, please visit www.toquietinflammation.com

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