Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional delivery network and a leader in values based, not-for-profit health and elder care. We sponsor hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder care organizations throughout New England.

As a member of Covenant Health, our hospital’s mission is to care for the whole person, which means we address the health of each patient’s mind, body, and spirit. When it comes to finding a sense of balance, we realize what works for one person may not work for another. We trust our Mind-Body Health class offerings will give you the tools you need to discover your own sense of life balance.

YogaCaps: Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer

Tuesdays, noon–1:00 p.m. Ongoing.
For more information or to register, please call YogaCaps, Inc. directly at 603.674.3770.
Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer is specially designed by YogaCaps, Inc., a non-profit that supports people living with cancer. Participants will learn seated yoga poses to help relieve tension and anxiety, rebuild strength, and restore range of motion. You’ll also learn to manage the side effects of cancer treatment and medication as naturally as possible. Feel free to bring a friend or family member with you.

Gentle Yoga

Classes meet once per week beginning the week of September 10. This is a six-week program. Whether you are new to yoga or have been practicing for a lifetime, your overall health will improve through the connection of mind, body, and soul. Yoga offers relaxation while improving concentration, equilibrium, mobility, vitality, and self-image. Fee: $50.

St. Joseph Hospital Family Medical Center, 208 Robinson Road, Hudson
Mondays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. 

St. Joseph Hospital, 172 Kinsley Street, Nashua
Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. or Fridays, 5:00–6:00 p.m.

Milford Medical Center, 442 Nashua Street, Milford
Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Mind-Body Healing

Wednesdays, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
September 26 or November 14

This is a one-time class. Cheryl Lucas, MEd, will enlighten you on the mind-body connection as it relates to fear, anxiety, and pain. She’ll address how to manage chronic health problems, general anxiety, and other issues that may impact your everyday life. You’ll learn to identify your reactions to stress and how to more effectively address them. By implementing strategies to tap into your inner strength, you’ll be empowered to leverage the undeniable mind-body connection. Fee: $20

Mindfulness Fundamentals for Stress Reduction

Thursdays Beginning October 25, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
This is a four-week series. You’ll learn basic techniques for improving overall well-being by incorporating mindfulness and deepening self-awareness in your everyday life. This course is based on the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Stress Reduction Training Program. It combines class lessons, group discussion, and guided practice to cover topics including stress reactivity, working with emotional intensity, developing a daily practice routine, and more. Fee: $40 for the four-week series. Register Now!

Practices for Inner Peace

Saturday, October 27 • 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
This day is dedicated to peace, quiet, and the awakening of your natural healing potential through classic yoga, gentle qi gong, meditation, and self-massage. Valerie Forde-Galvin, MACP, will teach you how to improve your strength and flexibility, harmonize body-mind-spirit, strengthen your immune system, and balance your body’s energy, all while remaining in the moment. Fee: $40. Register Now!

“I really enjoyed the pacing of the class. Instructions were very clear and atmosphere was quite soothing.” 

“It’s low impact yoga with high impact results. It’s hard to believe one hour of yoga is so beneficial”

“My yoga classes have helped me have less Rheumatoid Arthritis pain and stiffness.  After the closing meditation, I feel totally relaxed and at peace.”