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. For more information, please call the Health & Wellness Education Center at 1-800-SWEDISH (1-800-793-3474).

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.

Select a health topic:

All classes

Cancer

Free classes and programs for cancer patients, caregivers, and the community. Topics include cancer prevention, coping, creative expression, staying active, and support groups. For any questions, please contact the Cancer Education Center at 206-386-3200 or send an email.

Patients in active cancer treatment have a weakened immune system. If you have any cold or flu-like symptoms, please do not attend the program until all symptoms are gone.

Donations from the community help to make programs like these at Swedish possible. To donate or learn more about how you can support our programs contact: Jeff Walker at 206-386-3194 or send an email.

Current classes and support groups


After Breast Cancer, What’s Next?

Make peace with impacts of cancer treatment, reduce stress cancer places on relationships, overcome fear of recurrence, renew hope and increase resilience. This series is for women who have already both completed treatment or are in active treatment.

To register, email us or call 206-386-2895.

  • Mondays, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24, 6-8 p.m.
    Swedish First Hill – TESCH Conference Room A 
  • Mondays, Mar. 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6, 6-8 p.m. 
    Swedish Issaquah – Leadership Room 
  • Mondays, Apr. 27, May 4, 11, 18, 6-8 p.m. 
    Swedish Edmonds – 4th Floor Conference Room 

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Active Women, Healthy Women

The Swedish Cancer Institute, in partnership with Team Survivor Northwest, invites you to join us for Active Women Healthy Women, a free fitness class specially designed to provide support and guidance for cancer survivors. The class will include:

  • A total body workout, utilizing exercise balls and body weight resistance 
  • A focus on flexibility, strength training and core building 
  • A range of exercises that you can practice at home, on the road or even at the office 

To register, call 206-732-8350 or email us

  • Mondays, 7-8 p.m.
    Swedish Edmonds – Main Hospital Auditorium A/B 
  • Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Swedish Issaquah – 1st Floor Flex Space 

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Art and Wellness Group

Experience the healing benefits of making art in a supportive and non-judgmental setting. These drop-in groups are open to all oncology patients, family members and caregivers. No art experience or skill is necessary to join. All material provided. Drop-ins welcome.

For more info, call 206-215-6178.

  • Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m.
    SCI Edmonds – Medical Oncology Lobby
  • Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-Noon
    SCI First Hill – Arnold Pavilion, 5th Floor Healing Forum
  • 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, 2-4 p.m.
    SCI Issaquah – Cancer Education Center

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Brain Tumor Support Group 

A drop-in support group for patients with brain tumors and their caregivers. 

For more info, call 206-320-2300.

  • 1st Tuesday of the month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Casual gatherings: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m. 
    Swedish Cherry Hill – Casey Conference Room

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Caregiver Support Group

A drop-in group for caregivers.

For more info, call 206-386-3228.

  • 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 1-2:30 p.m.
    SCI Edmonds – Radiation Oncology
  • Thursdays, 1:30-3 p.m.
    SCI First Hill – Arnold Pavilion, A-Floor West, TESH conference room C

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CLIMB Program

Emotional support for children with a parent or primary caregiver with cancer. A parent/caregiver group occurs at the same time. 

Registration required; call 425-313-4224.

  • Thursdays, Mar. 5-Apr. 2, 5:30-7:30pm
    SCI First Hill – Arnold Pavilion 

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Gentle Yoga & 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.

To register, email Erin Carper or call 206-991-2099.

  • Tuesdays, 2:30-3:45pm
    Swedish Cherry Hill – MS Center 

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Get Fit! Staying Active During and After Cancer

Join Toshiko Aramaki, fitness coach for Team Survivor Northwest and LIVESTRONG, and a cancer survivor herself, as she leads exercise classes and fitness consults for women who have finished their cancer treatment.

To register or learn more, email Toshiko.

  • Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.
    Swedish Cherry Hill – Center for Health and Wellness

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Greater Seattle Ostomy Association Group 

Support and education for individuals with an ostomy, or those facing surgery. 

For more information, call 206-784-1410.

  • 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m.
    Swedish Cherry Hill – Casey Conference Room

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Gynecological Cancers Support Group

A group for women with gynecological cancers. 

For more info, call 206-386-3228.

  • Last Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
    Swedish Cancer Institute (First Hill): TESCH Conference Room A

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Head & Neck Cancer Support Group

A drop-in group for those living with head and neck cancer. 

For more info, call 206-386-3228.

  • 4th Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    SCI First Hill – A-Floor West, TESH conference room C

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Hawaiian Hula Dancing

E komo mai - Welcome! Join Kumu Hula (instructor) JoanMarie Ke’alaileiha’aha’a Leikukuiokalani 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. 

To register, email us or call 206-386-3200.

  • Thursdays, Noon-1 p.m.
    SCI Edmonds – 2nd floor, Radiation Oncology Building

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Knit for Life

Use knitting as a healing experience to enhance the lives of cancer patients and survivors, their family and caregivers during treatment. For beginners and experienced knitters. All materials provided. 

Registration not required. For more information, call 206-386-3200.

  • Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-Noon
    SCI Edmonds – Medical Oncology
  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-Noon
    SCI First Hill – Arnold Pavilion, 5th Floor Healing Forum
  • Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.
    SCI First Hill – Arnold Pavilion, 1st Floor Lobby
  • Mondays, 1-3 p.m.
    Swedish Issaquah – Main Lobby

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Living With Cancer Support Group

A group for those living with any type of cancer. Drop-ins welcome.

For more info, call 206-386-3228.

  • 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 1-2:30 p.m.
    SCI Edmonds – Radiation Oncology
  • Thursdays, 1:30-3 p.m.
    SCI First Hill – Arnold Pavilion, A-Floor West, TESH conference rooms A/B
  • 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month, 10-11:30 a.m.
    Swedish Issaquah – 1st Floor Flex Space 

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Mindfulness Meditation 

Weekly drop-in sessions open to all.  

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Music and Wellness

Experience the healing benefits of music through activities such as listening to music, instrument playing, songwriting, and singing. This group is open to all patients, family members, and caregivers.  Drop-in's welcome. No prior music experience or confidence required.  

For more info, call 206-386-6711.

  • Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm
    SCI First Hill – Arnold Pavilion, 5th Floor Healing Forum 

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Prostate Cancer Educational Group

For more info, call Leo Ward at 425-957-7440.

  • 3rd Thursday/Month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. 
    SCI First Hill – Arnold Pavilion, A-Floor West, TESH conference room C 

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Providence Bereavement Groups in Edmonds 

Variety of groups, times, and locations. For more information, call 425-640-4404.

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Providence Bereavement Groups in Seattle & Issaquah 

Variety of groups, times, and locations. For more information, call 206-320-4000.

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Tools for Healing

This class offers a holistic perspective on healing that includes body, mind, and spirit regardless of the treatment phase or stage of cancer. We offer methods and tools to help reduce fear and anxiety for better well-being over a life-time.

To register, email us or call 206-386-3200. For more information, call Patti at 206-215-6558.

  • Thursday, Jan. 16, 6-8 p.m. 
    Swedish Issaquah – Leadership Room
    Thursday, Feb. 6, April 2, 6-8 p.m. 
    Online Webinar
  • Thursday, March 5, 6-8 p.m. 
    Swedish Edmonds – 3rd Floor Conference Room 

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THYCA: Thyroid Cancer Group

A drop-in group for education and support. For more info, call 206-708-7198.

  • 3rd Saturday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m.
    Swedish Ballard – 2nd Floor Conference Room

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Ukulele Club

Experience the therapeutic benefits of playing an instrument. This drop-in group is designed for all levels and open to patients, family members, and caregivers. No prior ukulele experience required. Drop-ins welcome.

For more information, call 206-386-6711

  • Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m.
    SCI First Hill – Arnold Pavilion, 5th Floor Healing Forum 

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Diabetes

Current classes


Prediabetes

Taught by a registered dietitian, this community education class explains how lifestyle modifications, primarily nutrition and physical activity, can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Participants are welcome to bring a support person for no additional charge.

Fee: $20 (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), age 25 or older (or age 23 or older if Asian)

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

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Cooking Class: 30 Minute Meals

30 minutes is plenty of time to learn to make a nourishing meal. Learn techniques and recipes that will make preparing weeknight meals simple, easy and fast.

Fee: $15 (includes food demonstration and meal)

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Cooking Class: I Can't Believe There are Vegetables in There!

There's more to vegetables than roasting and steaming! Learn tips and tricks to sneak vegetables into everything you cook for every meal and snack!

Fee: $15 (includes food demonstration and a sampling)

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Cooking Class: One-Pot Wonders

Cooking doesn't have to be complicated or result in mountains of dishes! In this class, you will lean to toss flavorful ingredients into just ONE pot to create complete and delicious meals that are simple to prepare and don't require making a huge mess.

Fee: $15 (includes food demonstration and a sampling)

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Cooking Class: See What You Can Do With Seaweed

Edible seaweeds contain a multitude of nutritional benefits that simply cannot be ignored. Learn to identify seaweeds you commonly see in stores, how to use them, and learn why they are an important part of your Pacific Northwest diet!

Fee: $15 (includes food demonstration and a sampling)

Register now

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Exercise

Current classes


Gentle Yoga

Classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds on the 4th Floor, Mondays, 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 or 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 and wellness

Current classes


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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Lifestyle Management for Heart Health

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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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

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Pain and Beyond

Classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds by appointment only, Fridays 3-4 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.

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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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. 


Whole Foods Market grocery store tour with a Swedish Registered Dietitian 

Take a tour at Whole Foods Market (WFM) with a Swedish registered dietitian and learn how to shop for nutritious ingredients to confidently plan healthy meals. On the day of the tour, participants will enjoy healthy samples and receive a $5 gift card to use at WFM along with a WFM reusable shopping bag.

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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

Managing Your MS Fatigue

Fatigue affects our health, work, relationships, and everything in between. Join us for this half-day workshop to help identify causes & provide tools to manage fatigue in your daily life.

For more information and to register, please call 206-991-2099 or email Erin Carper.

  • Monday, June 3, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Swedish Cherry Hill Education & Conference Center: Room B 

Fee: Free

Nutrition

Current classes


Cooking Class: 30-Minute Meals

30 minutes is plenty of time to learn to make a nourishing meal. Learn techniques and recipes that will make preparing weeknight meals simple, easy and fast.

Fee: $15 (includes food demonstration and meal)

Register now

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Cooking Class: I Can't Believe There are Vegetables in There!

There's more to vegetables than roasting and steaming! Learn tips and tricks to sneak vegetables into everything you cook for every meal and snack!

Fee: $15 (includes food demonstration and a sampling)

Register now

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Cooking Class: One-Pot Wonders

Cooking doesn't have to be complicated or result in mountains of dishes! In this class, you will learn to toss flavorful ingredients into just ONE pot to create complete and delicious meals that are simple to prepare and don't require making a huge mess.

Fee: $15 (includes food demonstration and a sampling)

Register now

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Cooking Class: See What You Can Do With Seaweed

Edible seaweeds contain a multitude of nutritional benefits that simply cannot be ignored. Learn to identify seaweeds you commonly see in stores, how to use them, and learn why they are an important part of your Pacific Northwest diet!

Fee: $15 (includes food demonstration and a sampling)

Register now

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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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Whole Foods Market grocery store tour with a Swedish Registered Dietitian

Take a tour at Whole Foods Market (WFM) with a Swedish registered dietitian and learn how to shop for nutritious ingredients to confidently plan healthy meals. On the day of the tour, participants will enjoy healthy food samples and receive a $5 gift card to use at WFM along with a WFM reusable shopping bag.

Register now

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Orthopedics

Foot / Ankle

If you are having foot or ankle problems, 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). 

Learn more

Fee: Free

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 (1-800-893-3474). 

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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

Register now


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

Register now


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

Register now


<>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

Register now


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 five-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.