Programs & Events
Programs & Events
Healthy New Albany offers a wide variety of classes, community programs, and events – all about enjoying life while improving health! Our programs are open to everyone (no residency or membership restrictions).
Some of our programs are one-time events and some are a series of classes on a specific day and time for a set number of weeks. Rest assured we are taking all necessary health and safety precautions including adequate social distance in each program or event. Many of our offerings take place outdoors, while others take place in our spaces at the Philip Heit Center or at a beautiful property on Avis Rd. The Philip Heit Center is equipped with an HVAC system that meets the strict compliance standards for air flow and filtration required by The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. We are confident that we can safely welcome you indoors for our programs and events.
See the list of active programs below and follow each link to register through RecDesk, our online registration system.
World of Wonder: Nature Classes for Preschoolers
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month through December
Join instructor Molly Scott for outdoor adventures in Rose Run Park. These classes are designed for children ages 3 – 5 to explore and connect with nature through movement, sensory play and seasonal activities.
- I Am Not Scared… of Spiders, Snakes, and Bats! Tuesday, October 13th, 10-11 am in Rose Run Park
- Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere… Tuesday, October 27th, 10-11 am in Rose Run Park
- Furry Forest Friends: Tuesday, November 10th, 10-11 am in Rose Run Park
- Do Trees Talk?: Tuesday, November 24th, 10-11 am in Rose Run Park
- I Love Winter Birds: Tuesday, December 8th, 10-11 am in Rose Run Park
- Winter Solstice: Celebrate the Sun! Tuesday, December 22nd, 10-11 am in Rose Run Park
Mindful Nature Walks
1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month through December
Rejuvenate yourself with mindful nature walks. Deepen your connection with nature while walking in a slow relaxed way, quieting the mind and engaging your senses. Free to attend. Pre-registration required.
Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am &
Come move through a variety of gentle yoga poses, using a chair! Jane Rabe will lead you through seated and standing poses that use the support of a chair to improve balance, flexibility, and strength. This class also includes breathing practices to encourage relaxation and mindfulness. Chair Yoga is a gentle class and suitable for adults of any age or fitness level.
- Tuesdays, November 10th – December 8th, 10:30-11:30am inside the Philip Heit Center
- Tuesdays, November 10th – December 8th, 10:30-11:30am virtual (via Zoom)
- Thursdays, November 12th – December 10th, 4:00-5:00pm inside the Philip Heit Center
- Thursdays, November 12th – December 10th, 4:00-5:00pm virtual (via Zoom)
Lunch & Learn: Fitness is Fashionable
Wednesday, October 21st, 12-1 pm
Join us for a “Fashion Show” featuring different types of fitness apparel provided by Columbus Running Company. Their staff will also highlight the various benefits to different apparel and shoe items while working out. Free to attend! Pre-registration required.
Join our experienced instructor, Lori Bower, as she guides you through yoga fundamentals and breathing exercises to promote relaxation and improve flexibility and stability. This is a multi-level yoga class and modifications will be made so everyone can participate.
Yoga for Back Care
Come learn basic yoga postures that can help increase flexibility and strengthen the muscles in the back with our experienced instructor, Lori Bower. This 4-week series is perfect for anyone who experiences back pain to learn exercises to do at home!
Join us for an hour of relaxing and restoring for anyone feeling anxious, stressed, or exhausted. Urban Zen is a blend of gentle movements, restorative yoga poses, breath practices, aromatherapy, and guided meditation leaving you feeling calm, relaxed, and revitalized. Open to everyone – no yoga experience necessary. Instructed by Lori Bower.
- Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm (in-person), October 27th – December 1st, at Philip Heit Center
- Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm (virtual), October 27th – December 1st, via Zoom
- Wednesdays 10-11am (in-person), October 28th – December 2nd, at Philip Heit Center
- Wednesdays 10-11am (virtual), October 28th – December 2nd, via Zoom
Energy Codes Workshop
Date and time TBD
More information coming soon.
Lunch & Learn: Social Determinants of Health with the New Albany Food Pantry
Wednesday, November 11th, 12-1 pm
Join the leaders of the New Albany Food Pantry as they provide more information around the social determinants of health and how our community is affected.
"Om" for the Holidays
Tuesday, December 8th, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Join our experienced instructor, Lori Bower, for a calming Urban Zen practice. The practice will begin with the soothing sounds of nature provided by Jolyn Gallagher (Music Therapist). Allow the rhythmic sounds of nature to promote relaxation and bring you into a reflective state. Then journey through restorative yoga postures, breath work, meditation and essential oils to invite space and clearing within to balance your mind, body and spirit. Open to everyone – no yoga experience necessary.
December Retreat: Winter Solstice
Monday, December 21st *time TBD*
Join us for our December holistic retreat taking place at a beautiful property on Avis Road. More information coming soon.
Studio 55+: Tech Day with Generation Connects
Date and time TBD
Anyone age 55 and older is invited to join us for a special Studio 55+ Tech Event with Generation Connects. More information coming soon.
Lunch & Learn: Slow Down for the Holidays
Wednesday, December 16th, 12-1 pm
Join Lori Bower as she gives you some helpful tools to help you slow down and enjoy the holiday season.
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