Cancer CAREpoint Online Classes and Groups

Many of our programs and services are available online while our Resource Center is temporarily closed. Registration links are available below. If you have any questions or would like assistance with registration please email [email protected] or call 408-402-6611.

NEW: Recorded Video Classes

Cancer CAREpoint is now recording weekly classes that you can enjoy any time.  We’ll be recording new videos each week that will include yoga classes, qigong classes, cooking, nutrition and more.

December 2020

Online Programs & Groups

We will have our ongoing programs from December 1-19. Our regular class schedule will resume on January 4, 2020.

  • Counseling appointments will be available throughout December.
  • Unless noted, all classes are recurring. Once you register you can attend any of the class dates as noted in your registration confirmation email.
  • Classes and groups will still be closed to late arrivals after 10 minutes; we suggest signing in several minutes before the scheduled start to ensure you have time to work out any issues.

Monday Classes on Zoom

(no live classes 12/21 or 12/28, recorded classes available here and here)

Yoga Para Personas Impactadas por el Cancer – 9:00-10:00am. (No hay clase 12/21 y 12/28) Registrarse aquí.
Te invitamos a participar en esta sesión de yoga la cual te ayudará mantener tu bienestar físico, mental y espiritual. Esta clase es especial para personas que han sido afectadas por el cáncer. Todos bienvenidos, ya sea que estén comenzando su jornada, se encuentren en pleno tratamiento, sobrevivientes y cuidadores.

Massage & Movement – 12:00-1:00pm. Register
Combines basic movements, breathing, stretching, self-massage and guided relaxation.
Please have:

  • Tennis ball
  • Chair
  • Bath towel
  • A 6 ft. x 2 ft. space
  • Wear comfortable clothing

Mindful Awareness Meditation – 2:00-3:00pm. Register
Learn how to reduce stress and cultivate peace in the moment. Together, we will practice non-judgmental awareness of our thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis. All levels of experience are welcome.

Tuesday Classes on Zoom

(no live classes 12/22 or 12/29, recorded classes available here and here)

Mid-Day Meditation Break – 12:00-12:30pm. Register

Gentle Movement – 2:00-3:00pm. Register

Move to music and increase flexibility. This class has exercises in a chair and standing, but all movements can be done seated.

Please have:

  • Chair (not a soft comfortable chair)
  • Pillow
  • Hand towel, large bath towel, and two wash cloths
  • Pair of socks, rolled up into a ball
  • 2 soup cans (same size) or 2 tennis balls

Healthy Cooking for Real Life – Register

  • December 8, 3:30-4:30pm – Preparing for a Happy Healthy New Year

Wednesday Classes on Zoom

(no live classes 12/22 or 12/29, recorded classes available here and here)

Healing Through Art – (No class 12/23)  Register

Combines art, movement and mindfulness. No art experience necessary.

Supplies: White paper (any size) and any art materials you have on hand: markers, crayons, paints, glue, feathers, stickers, magazines, scissors, etc.

  • December 9, 10:00-11:00am

Notes to Self: Expressive Writing – 12:00-1:00pm Register

Make a cup of tea and join us for an exploration of how writing can help us all connect to ourselves and each other. We’ll take a little time to share moments of laughter, hope and resiliency. No writing experience necessary.

Qigong – 2:00-3:00pm. Register

Use stretching, active and passive movements, and form work to unify body, energy and mind.

Please have:

  • Chair without arms or wheels
  • Enough space on the floor for a large bath towel or yoga mat and to move your arms freely (approximately 5’x6’)

Thursday Classes on Zoom

(no live classes 12/24 or 12/31, recorded classes available here and here)

Gentle Morning Yoga – 9:00-10:00am. Register

Traditional, gentle floor yoga.

Please have:

  • Yoga mat
  • Thick blanket, thick enough to cushion knees
  •  2 Yoga blocks or 2 Tissue boxes
  • 1 Bolster or 1-2 big supportive pillows
  • Wear comfortable clothing

Healthy Eating Essentials – Register

  • December 3, 1:00-2:30pm – Immune-Boosting Nutrition for Cool Winter Months
  • December 17, 1:00-2:30pm – Tasty Ways to Add Healing Mushrooms to Your Daily Diet

Evening Yin Yoga – 5:00-6:00pm. Register

Yin Yoga is a meditative practice using passive, long-held floor poses. Yin yoga bypasses the muscles and allows you to nourish and strengthen the deeper connective tissues. Props are used to support the body and encourage release. Discover your ability to release tension and cultivate a sense of rest.

Please have:

  • Two blankets or large bath towels
  • Yoga bolster or pillow
  • Yoga mat or towel
  • Enough space on the floor for a large bath towel or yoga mat and to move your arms freely (approximately 5’x6’)

Friday Classes on Zoom

 (no live classes 12/25, recorded classes available here and here)

Qigong & Tai Chi for Stress Relief – 9:00-10:00am. Register

Combining Tai Chi & Qigong movements to create a gentle morning practice to relieve stress and foster wellness. Give yourself plenty of free space so you can move around and wear comfortable clothing.

Mid-day Meditation Break – 12:00-12:30pm. Register

Saturday Classes on Zoom

(no live class 12/26, recorded classes available here and here)

Gentle Restorative Yoga – 11:00am-12:00pm. Register

Gentle movements, breath work and restorative postures.

Please have:

  • Yoga mat
  • Thick blanket, thick enough to cushion knees
  • 2 Yoga blocks or 2 Tissue boxes
  • 1 Bolster or 1-2 big supportive pillows
  • Wear comfortable clothing

Support Groups & Counseling

To register for support groups, email us at: [email protected]

Please note: Cancer CAREpoint’s Support Groups are facilitated online using Zoom, if this is your first support group online you will be assisted with connecting to Zoom. If you are not new to our online groups, but experience any difficulty in using Zoom for groups, please let us know so we can help.  For assistance, please email us at: [email protected] or call us at: 408-402-6611.

Out of respect for all clients, latecomers arriving 10 minutes or more after the start time will not be allowed to enter the group.

Support Groups on Zoom

  • Better Together – Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm. (No group 12/21 and 12/28)
    Open to all clients. A chance for people impacted by cancer to come together in these times of uncertainty to share their coping strategies, to connect with others that are feeling isolated and to learn new ways to find motivation and inspiration.
  •  Breast Cancer Support Groups – Wed., 12/16, 3:30-5:00pm and Wed., 12/23, 6:00- 7:30pm.
    Open for breast cancer patients/survivors at any point of the journey from diagnosis through survivorship.
  • Caregivers Support Groups – Wed., 12/2 & 12/16, 6:00-7:30pm
    Open to adult loved ones (relatives or friends) of cancer patients to share exper­iences in a supportive environment.
  • Conversation & Creativity – Fri., 12/11, 10:30am-12:00pm.
    Open to all cancer patients at any stage of their journey as well as caregivers to express themselves through simple art while having meaningful discussion.
  •  Living & Thriving with Grace – Thurs., 12/24, & Mon., 12/28, 12:00-1:30pm.
    Open to those dealing with cancer recurrence or metastatic disease for support and education.
  •  Gynecologic Cancer Support Groups – Thurs., 12/3 & 12/17, 12:00-1:30pm.
    Open to gynecologic cancer patients and survivors at any point of the journey from diagnosis through survivorship.
  •  Support Group for All Cancers – Wed., 12/23, 4:00-5:30pm.
    Open to people diagnosed with all kinds of cancer at any point of the journey from diagnosis through survivorship.

All week: Counseling available by appointment (Individual, couples, family).  To schedule, email: [email protected] or call us at: 408-402-6611

Seminars & Special Events

  • Tapping for Holiday Self-Care – Thursday, December 10, 3:00-4:00pm. Register here.
    Join us as we learn and experience a practical tool that will help you quickly release stressful energies and restore Holiday “presence.” Presenter: Cynthia McDonald, Ph.D., CMHT
  • Let’s Play Bingo! – Thursday, December 17, 4:00-5:00pm. Register here.
    The bingo nights you love and miss…right from your own living room! Grab a “seat” and let the games begin! Spend some time with the Cancer CAREpoint community and unwind before the holidays.  Space is limited. Please limit to 2 cards per household.  Upon registering, you will receive your bingo cards via method of your choosing, along with instructions, rules and prize information.  Open to all clients and their adult loved ones.
  • Family CARE Art Project – Friday, December 18, 3:30-5:00pm. Register here.
    Art project to facilitate fun and communication between children and adults when a parent has cancer.  Appropriate for children age 5-18.  Class size is limited, must register before December 10.
  • Communi-Tea (Virtually) at Cancer CAREpoint – Wednesday, December 30, 2:00-3:00 pm. Register here.
    During the busy holiday time, give yourself a gift of a tea break, support and community.  Make a cup of tea and some snacks and join us over Zoom.

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