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.

If you have questions about our programs or registration check out our FAQ page or email programs@healthynewalbany.org.

Nature Programs

Little Stepper Hikes for Families

Little Stepper Hikes for Families

1st Saturday of the month

Get outside with the whole family! These Little Stepper Hikes are a wonderful opportunity to enjoy fresh air and light exercise – with a planned activity that families can complete at their own pace!

Photo credit: Sarah Higgiston

World of Wonder (WOW) Nature Classes for Preschoolers

World of Wonder (WOW) Nature Classes for Preschoolers

2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month at 10:00am

Join instructor Molly Scott for outdoor adventures designed for children ages 3 – 5 to explore and connect with nature through movement, sensory play and seasonal activities. 

Photo credit: Sarah Higgiston

Mindful Nature Walks

Mindful Nature Walks

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the Month at 11:30am

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. The walks are suitable for all!

Photo credit: Sarah Higgiston

Nourish Cooking Programs

Demo Class: Warm Drink Mixes

Demo Class: Warm Drink Mixes

Sunday, January 24th, 2:00-3:30pm

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have hot chocolate, chai latte, and matcha latte drink mixes at the ready so you can warmly power through our cold and damp Ohio winters in the comfort of your own kitchen? Join instructor, Sharon Dunn, for a demonstration class and make your own mixes to take home.

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Kitchen How-to: The Art of Plating (Virtual)

Kitchen How-to: The Art of Plating (Virtual)

Sunday, February 7th, 2:00-3:15pm

Take your plating of your carefully prepared meal to the next level with a few simple techniques taught by Sharon Dunn. We will discuss some basic plating principles and practice a few skills to up your food presentation game.

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Blue Zone® Pet Owners

Blue Zone® Pet Owners

Thursday, February 18th, 6:30-8:30 pm

The research with the Blue Zones (and other healthful living thinking) shows the value of pet ownership and how that relationship can improve physical and emotional health. In this cooking class, instructors Eileen Pewitt and Debbie Hodgson will be showing us how we can best nourish our furry friends, who also nourish our own lives!

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Cooking in the Blue Zone®

Cooking in the Blue Zone®

Sunday, February 21st, 2:00-4:00 pm

Join instructor Sharon Dunn as she explores more about the food philosophies of the Blue Zone and see what a day of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in the Blue Zone look and taste like. This class will be a combination of demonstration and hands-on technique.

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Education & Discussion Programs

Lunch & Learn: Perspectives on Race & Diversity (Virtual)

Lunch & Learn: Perspectives on Race & Diversity (Virtual)

Wednesday, February 10th, 12:00-1:30 pm

Details and link to register coming soon.

Lunch & Learn: The Importance of Children's Mental Health (Virtual)

Lunch & Learn: The Importance of Children's Mental Health (Virtual)

Wednesday, March 10th, 12:00-1:30 pm

Details and link to register coming soon.

Ask the Expert: What is SAD? (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Ask the Expert: What is SAD? (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Wednesday, January 27th, 6:30-7:30pm

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) typically affects 5% of American adults each winter – over 16 million people! Join us virtually as we welcome Dr. Samar McCutcheon to explain just what SAD is, how it can impact our lives, and what we can do to prevent/treat it.

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Ask the Expert: How do I live a life of purpose?

Ask the Expert: How do I live a life of purpose?

Thursday, February 25th, 6:00-7:00 pm

How do we find purpose in our lives? We set goals, we move toward them, but do we feel deeply connected to the meaning in what we do? Are we living in our purpose now? If not, how do we connect with purpose and tap into it this year? Join us for this workshop led by Certified High Performance Coach, Debra Kalinosky.

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Ask the Expert: What is Functional Nutrition? (In-person & Virtual)

Ask the Expert: What is Functional Nutrition? (In-person & Virtual)

Thursday, March 25th, 6:00-7:00 pm

Feeling confused, have questions, or need a better understanding about how food can optimize your health? Join OSU Registered Dietitian, Molly Linek, as she unpacks the therapeutic impact of food and answers your functional nutrition questions!

Click here to register for the in-person event

Click here to register for the virtual event

Integrative Programs

Healthy New You Wellness Series

Healthy New You Wellness Series

Saturdays at 10:00am

Healthy New You Wellness Series at Jorgensen Farms allows you to experience different modalities of personal wellness and care. Register for one or two sessions that sound interesting to you, or enjoy all four.

Photo credit: Sarah Higgiston

Integro Sound Bath

Integro Sound Bath

Saturdays at 5:00pm

Dr. Sandra Solano, M.D. will invite the sounds of the Himalayan Singing Bowls to immerse you in a unique experience of vibration and sound.  Enjoy the sounds of a full therapeutic set bringing you to a quick state of deep relaxation.

Photo Credit: Sarah Higgiston

Reiki Level 1 Training & Attunement

Reiki Level 1 Training & Attunement

Saturday March 20th and Sunday March 21st, 12:00-4:00pm

In this training with Lori Bower participants will receive the Level 1 attunements and learn how to treat yourself and others. You will explore the origins of reiki, the reiki principles, the human energy system, hand positions for self treatment, and practice giving and receiving reiki. Participants who complete training will receive Level 1 Reiki Certification

Yoga Foundations

Yoga Foundations

Mondays at 10:00am &/or Fridays at 10:00am

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.

Photo credit: Sarah Higgiston

Power Vinyasa Flow

Power Vinyasa Flow

Mondays at 6:30pm

Our Power Yoga class, led by Lexi Schoessow, will tone, strengthen and purify your body. This class is designed to hit every aspect of your physical fitness, while creating mindfulness, and awareness of your body. Modifications offered for less intense and more advanced pose options.

Photo Credit: Sarah Higgiston

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Tuesdays at 10:30am &/or Thursdays at 4:00pm

Come move through a variety of gentle yoga poses using the support of a chair to improve balance, flexibility, and strength. Chair Yoga is a gentle class and suitable for adults of any age or fitness level.

Photo Credit: Sarah Higgiston

Urban Zen

Urban Zen

Tuesdays at 6:30pm &/or Wednesdays at 10:00am

Join our experienced instructor, Lori Bower, for an hour 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.

Photo credit: Sarah Higgiston

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