, Newburyport, MA


October 18, 2013

Health Beat: Amesbury healing center hosting open house this weekend


There is an entry fee of $20, and registration is available after 10 a.m. on the day of the event or at For more information, call 978-500-9023.

Discussion to focus on options after mastectomy

Plastic surgeon Dr. Michele Sasmor will give a free talk on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. on breast reconstruction options and results after mastectomy.

Sasmor is part of the multidisciplinary team at the new Gerrish Breast Care Center at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.

The discussion will be held in the Higgins Conference Room at the hospital, 25 Highland Ave.

Gentle yoga to help cancer survivors

Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivors is offered on the second Sunday of every month at Roots to Wings Yoga & Healing Center.

The workshops will include gentle, mindful stretching and supported restorative poses and dialogue with other cancer survivors. Each session will be modified to meet the needs of participants, determined in preregistration interviews.

Sessions will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., and the fee is by donation. To set up an interview or for more information, call 978-985-4166 or email

Roots to Wings is located at 1 Lunt St., Byfield.

Community yoga classes in Amesbury

The following community karma yoga classes will be offered at the People’s Yoga Co-Op in Amesbury on a pay-by-donation basis. All classes are drop-in and held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at 36 Main St., the studio’s new home.

Tonight, Hip Opening Yoga with Paula Wilson, and Oct. 25, Ballroom Dancing with Ivana Ruzkova.

The studio is in the process of renovating new space at the front of the second floor of 36 Main St. and plans to move there permanently next month. Classes are currently being held in the back of the second floor, next to Workspace 36.

For more information, call 508-333-4160 or visit

Library offers free exercise classes

Free weekly tai chi is held every Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Newburyport Public Library.

No experience is necessary to join the classes, which are led by Kathleen Kondylas. Participants should wear comfortable clothing.

To sign up, call 978-465-4428, email or visit the second floor of the library.


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