LOURDES WELLNESS CENTER Fall 2011: September—December
Sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes Health System, a Ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY
Making Wellness a Way of Life Since 1979
900 Haddon Avenue, Suite 100, Collingswood, NJ 08108
(856) 869-3125 www.LourdesWellnessCenter.org 1
Lourdes Wellness Center (856) 869-3125
Our Lady of Lourdes, a member of Catholic Health East, is a Catholic health system sponsored by
the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY, dedicated to its tradition of serving all with reverence,
compassion and integrity in a simple, joyful, and hospitable manner.
We strive for excellence in our stewardship to our patients, their families, the community and each
other by promoting a culture that embraces diversity.
We commit to being a transforming, healing presence within the diverse communities in which we
live and serve.
We create collaborative, caring communities who provide a full range of quality medical care and
wholistic health services.
We promote healthy communities and assure access to all, especially those most in need.
LOURDES WELLNESS CENTER
1979 1986 1993 2000 2004 2006 2008 2011
Our Lady Lourdes Lourdes The Little Integrative Lourdes The Canticle Today, we
of Lourdes Wellness Institute of Portion Family Integrative of the continue to
Medical Center Wholistic opened as a Medicine Wellness Creatures evolve to
Center expanded its Studies satellite opened its Center in Meditation better serve
became the offerings to opened its location, just doors. The Columbus, Garden of our clients.
first hospital include doors to two blocks practice, led NJ serves Peace, Our focused,
in southern massage, offer east of our by Ronald P. Burlington Healing and yet diverse
New Jersey and other certification center. The Ciccone, MD, County Wholeness approach to
to develop wholistic classes to Little Portion meets the residents, came to life, wellness is
and offer a modalities enable serves as a needs of until 2009. adjacent to unmatched
wellness soon participants wellness patients who The Little in the area.
program to followed. to share haven, a seek a Portion of We remain
their their gift of warm and physician Lourdes committed
employees massage, inviting practicing Wellness to offering
and the reflexology place to in both Center. It our
community and other attend mainstream offers a community
to help make modalities. spirituality and place for enriching
people more To date, the programs complemen- reflection, wellness
aware of the program has and tary and meditation programs to
choices they graduated experience alternative inspiration nurture the
could make more than massage care. and peaceful mind, body
to improve 1,000 and other wholistic and spirit.
their students. services. movement
Lourdes Wellness Center is proud to be a member of Lourdes Health System.
Dear Friends, Table of Contents
Wellness is waiting for you this fall at Lourdes Mission 2
Wellness Center! In fact, we’ve been bringing
wellness to the community for well over 30 years History 2
now and we just keep getting better.
Therapeutic Massage 4
There are some great improvements for this year
Corrective Muscle Therapy™ 4
that we think you’ll really enjoy.
First, you’ll notice that this program guide you’re
holding covers our fall semester from Hypnotherapy 5
September—December 2011. The good news is,
later this year you’ll receive another new Integrative Family Medicine 6
program guide with all of our spring semester
Weight Loss & Nutrition 7
offerings. That means you’ll hear from us more
often and we’ll have great flexibility in offering
Wholistic Health Notes 7
new and innovative programs year-round.
Community Lectures & Programs 8
Second, many of you told us that you just
couldn’t commit to a whole yoga series and that The Bridge for Teens 8
you needed to have the flexibility to drop-in as
your schedule allowed. Well, great news! We’ve Healthy Lifestyle Programs 9
introduced the Yoga Class Pass, allowing you to
Wholistic Movement Classes 10
purchase a package of classes up front and use
them whenever you’d like, giving you the Spirituality/Creativity Retreat 12
flexibility you asked for plus a serious discount
off the drop-in rate. Learn more on page 10. Meditation Garden 12
Lastly, as many of you may have already seen in Spirituality Programs 13
your email inbox, we are using our email
Worksite Wellness 14
newsletters and special announcements to
announce new programs and offer exciting Internship Opportunities 14
discounts all the time, like our Assisi Retreat on
page 12 or the specials we ran on massage for Institute of Wholistic Studies 15
summer. If you have not yet signed up for our
email blasts, drop us a line at 50 Plus Club 16
email@example.com to be added.
Volunteer Opportunities 16
Here’s looking forward to a wonderful fall
Wellness Resources 17
season and wrapping up another blessed year at
Lourdes Wellness Center. We look forward to Locations 18
seeing you soon!
Staff & Faculty 18
The Lourdes Wellness Center Staff
Lourdes Wellness Center (856) 869-3125 3
Lourdes Wellness Center massage therapists receive the highest Benefits of Massage:
level of training and abide by all state and local regulations. • Increases Relaxation,
All of our therapists are trained in a variety of modalities which can Endurance and Muscle Tone
be customized to your particular needs. Your therapist will consult • Reduces Headaches,
with you prior to starting your session. Inflammation in Joints,
Massages are booked by time, not type of massage. Swelling and Edema
1 /2 Hour $40 • Promotes Stress Relief
1 Hour $75 • Lowers Blood Pressure
1 1/2 Hours $110 • Helps Eliminate Toxins
2 Hours $140 from the Body
Massage appointments are held at: • Alleviates Pain from Arthritis
The Little Portion of Lourdes Wellness Center
1049 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108
To schedule an appointment, please call (856) 869-3125.
Prices include tax and are subject to change.
Please note, all of our therapists are associates of Lourdes Health System
and are not permitted to accept gratuities/tips.
“Massage at Lourdes is like no other. I feel like I am under the care of
professional, skilled and caring hands and always leave feeling like a
new person.” - Mary
Corrective Muscle Therapy ™
This technique addresses precise muscles and muscle groups. Corrective Muscle Therapy ™
It offers fast results for both pain and stressed areas. Founded on can be effective in treating:
the premise that injured areas of the body were surrounded by • Musculoskeletal Issues
muscle fibers that were dehydrated and caught together; it was • Arthritic and Rheumatic Pains
concluded that if one would rub across these fibers in a detailed • Postural Changes
manner, they would release and the healthy state of muscle would • Muscle Spasms
be restored. This technique begins gently and progresses deeply as • Lost Mobility
the outer muscle fibers relax, allowing the second and third layer of • Scar Tissue
muscle to be addressed. • Restoring Normal Function
Pricing and length of appointment is determined
by condition and course of treatment needed.
Initial Visit $50
Follow-up Visits $45 per 15-minute session
(most sessions do not exceed 15 minutes)
Corrective Muscle Therapy™ appointments are held at:
The Little Portion of Lourdes Wellness Center Frank Pileggi, Ph.D., RHP, is the Director of
1049 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108 Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies (LIWS) and
To schedule an appointment, please call (856) 869-3125. Lourdes Worksite Wellness Programs. He has
received his Masters Degree in Holistic Health
Sciences and his Doctorate in Holistic Arts and
Practices and is a nationally registered Holistic
“12 years of pain, healed in 15 minutes...incredible.” - Helen Practitioner specializing in Advanced Bodywork
“Simply amazing, almost miraculous.” - Ken and Somatic Therapies. He is the founder of Cor-
rective Muscle Therapy™, holding certificates in
“Prevented surgery and got me back on the field when everyone over 20 modalities and in Athletic Training. In
said I wouldn’t, simply INCREDIBLE.” - Jimmy addition to his studies, Dr. Pileggi spent five hon-
ored years training with the Shamans of the
Abenaki American Indians in Northern Vermont.
Acupuncture with David Yaden, CHt
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy of health maintenance Learning Skills
Tues, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Dec. 6
practiced worldwide. Acupuncture involves inserting superfine, hair-like
7:00– 9:00pm FREE
needles at pressure points on the body. This painless procedure can aid in Learn how to make your mind and
the healing of many physical limitations. body work for you while learning.
Parents of and students in middle and
Acupuncture is best known for the control of pain, however, it can be used high school welcome. Learn pre-test
to treat a wide variety of common and uncommon disorders, such as: stress busters and ways to make
• Digestive disorders like reflux, spastic colon and diarrhea studying more effective and easier.
Also, academic and lifestyle advice, for
• Respiratory disorders like sinusitis, asthma and bronchitis preparing for and transitioning to
• Neurological and muscular disorders like headaches, facial tics, neck pain, college. A guided group relaxation is
tennis elbow, arthritis, urinary and menstrual and reproductive problems. included.
Acupuncture Reduce Stress with Hypnosis
Mon, September 12, 2011
Initial Visit $95, Follow-up Visits $65
Cosmetic Acupuncture $90 This class includes discussion on the
An effective, non-surgical way to reduce the signs of aging; increases collagen common reasons/causes for stress,
including pre holiday stress, and why
production, eliminates puffiness, improves hormonal balance and tightens pores.
there are such difficult obstacles for
To schedule an appointment, please call (856) 869-3125. so many people. This class includes
general information about the health
risks inherent to stress as well as
“Acupuncture has helped me regain a sense of balance general strategies to overcome these
in my life and return to a state of health that I was challenges. A group hypnosis session
unable to achieve through conventional medicine.” - Kim is included.
Weight Loss with Hypnosis
Mon, October 3, 2011
Hypnotherapy 7:00-9:00pm $45
Learn how the mind-body connection
can make weight loss effortless!
Hypnosis fits somewhere between Full details of this lecture on Page 7.
meditation and therapy. Hypnotherapy can help you:
• Reduce Stress Quit Smoking with Hypnosis
Like meditation, you will be in a deep state Mon, November 7, 2011
of inner focus and complete outward • Lose Weight
relaxation. Hypnotherapy does not take • Quit Smoking
This class includes discussion on the
the place of traditional therapies, however, • Conquer Fears and common reasons/causes for smoking
like therapy, you will be confronting issues Phobias and why there are such difficult
and challenges, though any issue that fits • Gain Confidence and obstacles for so many people. This
Build Self-Esteem class includes general information
into a diagnostic category must be dealt about the health risks inherent to
with by a traditional therapist. • Obtain Pain Control smoking as well as general strategies
• Eliminate Headaches to overcome these challenges. A group
Private Hypnotherapy • Reduce Performance hypnosis session is included.
Available by appointment. Anxiety
Initial Visit $100 Mind-Body Health and Me
• Minimize IBS Mon, December 5, 2011
Follow-up Visits $85 • Improve Public Speaking 7:00-9:00pm $45
Group Hypnotherapy • Reduce Shyness This class will provide you with the
Classes available throughout the year for • Stop Nail Biting information and techniques you need
• Overcome Motivational to achieve mind-body balance. Every
weight loss and smoking cessation. aspect of mind-body health will be
Review calendar listings for details or call Problems examined and simple, effective
(856) 869-3125. guidance will be given on sleep, diet,
exercise and unhealthy habits. If you
suffer with weight loss, stress,
addictions or are striving to maximize
“Helped me realize that in a relaxed and controlled your personal health and well-being,
way I now can handle issues that were stressful in this workshop is for you. Learn deep
the past.” - Theo relaxation through self-hypnosis and
meditation techniques. A group
hypnosis session is also included.
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Integrative Family Medicine
Ronald P. Ciccone, MD
Integrative Health Care combines the best ideas and practices of
mainstream and alternative medicine to stimulate the body’s own
healing potentials. It neither rejects mainstream medicine nor
uncritically promotes alternative practices, but integrates the most
appropriate from both.
A Health-Focused Philosophy—
Dr. Ciccone blends alternative/complementary care with Free Lecture
mainstream allopathic medicine where safety of the
treatment/preventive option is at the forefront, and ONLY if the
plan does not deny mainstream care essential to the health of
the individual. Introduction to
With a broad-based knowledge of Alternative/Complementary Health
Care, Dr. Ciccone is receptive to listening to your treatment and Wednesday, September 28
preventive care suggestions, and will do his best to integrate your 6:30-8:00pm
suggestions where possible with mainstream allopathic medicine.
Dr. Ciccone’s diverse experience does not favor one field of Please call to RSVP:
alternative health care, and he will network with Wholistic 1-888-LOURDES
Practitioners and provide referrals where and when they seem
Featuring Clinical Expertise in:
• Chelation & Intravenous Supplementation— Sampling of Services Provided
Chelation therapy is a safe treatment to improve blood flow
without surgery, in areas like the heart, carotid arteries and (as your Primary MD or Consult)
legs. • Supplement Counseling
• Predictive Genomics, Personal Genetic Testing—
Variations in certain genes predispose us to certain diseases • Predictive Genomic Testing
and these difference can be measured. We cannot change our • Cancer Support Alternatives
genes, but we can target custom therapy to prevent the genes
from expressing the disease and its symptoms. • Chelation Therapy
• Neurotransmitters— • Homeopathic Injections
Nerve fibers do not connect, they communicate by chemicals
that are present in the spaces between them. When these for Pain
chemicals are unbalanced, anxiety, depression, ADHD, weight • Integrative Weight
gain and a number of other problems can occur. Natural amino
acid neurotransmitter precursors can be used to correct these Management Program
imbalances in the body.
“I have been to a lot of specialists and I have never, ever received the care that I get from Dr. Ciccone and his
office. He has a genuine feel for his patients and truly believes in the message he gives. Of all the many
complications and conditions I have dealt with over the years, I receive the best care I have ever gotten from
him. My sister goes to him now, my friends go to him now, I highly, highly recommend him!.” - Pat
About Dr. Ciccone:
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Dr. Ciccone, was trained locally and graduated Magna Cum Laude in Biology
from St. Joseph’s University. He earned his Medical Degree at Hahnemann University School of Medicine and completed
a traditional three year Family Practice Residency at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, PA, serving as
Chief Resident in his last year of training. For the past 24 years, Dr. Ciccone has been practicing Family Medicine and
Integrating Alternative Care. Dr. Ciccone is a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.
Weight Loss & Nutrition
Lourdes Wellness Center approaches weight loss and maintenance in a wholistic way, paying close
attention to nutrition, exercise and the emotional areas of the weight loss journey. Our varied
programs offer something for everyone, and always in a supportive and effective environment.
Eating with Mindfulness with Michelle Carlino, BA, RYT Acupuncture for Weight Loss
Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 7:30-9:00pm Initial Visit $95
$20 Follow-Up Visits $65
Mindful eating is the awareness of how the food we eat impacts our body, Acupuncture, the ancient therapy of health
emotions, mind and spiritual life. It will include gentle awareness and maintenance practiced in China, is an
breathing exercises, guided mindful eating, and time for reflection and innovative approach to weight management.
sharing. Dress comfortably; bring mat or towel. Learn how acupuncture can help you lose
weight and keep it off.
Emotional Eating & Holiday Stress with Kathryn Friedman, BS, CHHC Session length varies.
Thursday, December 1, 2011, 1:00-2:00pm
$20 Weight Loss with Hypnosis
Learn to identify why you are drawn to certain foods and find realistic Monday, October 3, 2011
coping strategies that will help you avoid overeating and making 7:00-9:00pm
unhealthy food choices during the hectic holiday season. With David Yaden, CHt
Wholistic Nutrition Counseling
$65 Learn how the mind-body connection can
make weight loss effortless!
Do you need to let go of extra weight? We often intellectually know the things we
Do you want to improve your overall health?
should do to lose weight but if the body and
Do you want to feel more energetic and focused?
subconscious mind are not in agreement
The food we eat is the foundation of our health; therefore, when our diet with this information losing weight becomes
changes for the better, all aspects of our life can change for the better. a nightmare. In this class you will first learn
Wholistic Nutrition Counseling is different. It integrates your health how to lose weight then you will be taught
history, body type, stress factors, lifestyle and personality in a process to techniques that will keep you motivated and
create more balance in your life. stress-free as the weight drops away.
You will create a personalized plan and
Using food choices to catapult change, this wholistic approach provides receive a group hypnosis session that will
support and guidance to help make strategic changes so you feel and allow you to gain greater control over you
look your best. body and subconscious. Stop trying diets
You will receive recommendations, handouts and recipes or other and start losing weight the natural way!
resources, depending on your specific needs.
Exercise Counseling $65
Benefit from a one-on-one session with a certified staff member who will
help you reach your exercise goals. Whether you are just starting to for more information or to
exercise or looking to change your routine, your session will be customized register for programs.
to your needs.
Wholistic Health Notes
Ask the Expert: M. Coleen Naylor RN, BA, HNB-BC
Wholistic Nurse, Lourdes Health System
Q: What is Wholistic Health?
A: Wholistic health views a person as a whole being; understanding that
everything is connected; body, mind and spirit. Its philosophy focuses
on looking at the whole person not just a symptom or disease. This concept
believes in empowering people to take an interest in their own health and
You can find Coleen teaching the Prepare for
to participate in self care practices such as physical exercise and relaxation Surgery program, relaxing and calming her patients
techniques like deep breathing or yoga. before surgery or performing Therapeutic Touch on
them, which is an energy treatment that helps
Health is not just the absence of disease; rather it is a state of reduce pain, eases and calms emotions while relaxing
physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. the body and accelerating the healing process.
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24th Annual Ethics Conference: “Organizational Ethics Issues Confronting Health Care Today”
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
with Philip J. Boyle , Ph.D., Vice President of Ethics
and Alan Sanders, Ph.D., Director of Ethics,
both of Catholic Health East
Organizational ethics (OE) issues confront health care managers and clinicians every day. Presenters:
Most people familiar with clinical bioethics are uncertain how to analyze and address OE problems.
This practical seminar will help participants address OE issues at your institution by providing a Philip J. Boyle, Ph.D.
method of analysis as well as the identification of more common problems. Philip Boyle is Vice President - Ethics -
Catholic Health East, a multi-institutional
Among the issues to be addressed are:
health system located within eleven
• Methods for OE analysis: Values-based discernment of cases
eastern states from Maine to Florida.
• Enron: the place of culture in OE
• Clinical bioethics as an organizational ethics issue: The Phoenix Case Alan Sanders, Ph.D.
• Conflicts of Interest: What is the problem we are trying to solve? Alan Sanders is Director of Ethics for
Upon completion this program the participants will be able to:
Catholic Health East and is responsible
for ethics education, consultation, and
• Identify means to start and sustain an OE mechanism
policy development throughout the
• Apply a values-based discernment to cases
Catholic Health East system.
• Explain the elements common to OE
• Identify the unique OE problems created by the Ethical and Religious Directives
• Discuss a range of problems found in OE
Time: Registration 8:30am, Program 9:00am-1:00pm For further
Location: Rehab Solarium, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, 1600 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ information,
Cost: $30 Pre-Registration / $35 Late Registration / $25 Students & Senior Citizens
Michele A. Piccinini
Cancellation Policy: A $10 administration fee will be charged for all cancellations after October 10, 2011. at (856) 869-3124.
FREE Lecture: Advanced Directives and Living Wills with Marie Morrissey
Thursday, October 20, 2011, 5:30-6:30pm, FREE
Held at The Little Portion, 2nd Floor, 1049 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ
Learn the practical aspects of planning your future healthcare needs so that in an emergency, your directions will be followed.
Please call to RSVP: 1-888-LOURDES
The Bridge for Teens
The Bridge is a positive lifestyle support group designed especially for adolescents.
At the weekly drop-in sessions, teens come together from all areas and backgrounds.
Teens facilitate the group and their input and suggestions are used to plan meetings and events.
Renee Pinardo, an original group member who helped launch The Bridge in 1979, has been critical to the program’s
success and now serves as the director of this nationally-recognized program.
The Bridge also offers In-Services, Workshops & Training in:
• Character Education FREE TEEN
• Group Dynamics DROP-IN SESSIONS
• Leadership Every Tuesday Night
• Communication Skills 7:30pm sharp—9:00pm
• Bullying and Violence Prevention
Lourdes Medical Center,
• Stress Management
(Vesper St. Entrance at the
corner of Ormond Ave.)
If you are in need of group training for your teenagers, students, teachers,
parents, facilitators, parishioners, coworkers or others, No registration required.
contact us at (856) 869-3122 or visit us online at www.bridge1980.com.
Healthy Lifestyle Programs
*ALL PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION*
Register anytime by calling:
1-888-LOURDES, operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
ONGOING T’ai Chi and Yoga for Fibromyalgia Head to Toe to Core
With Morris L. Siegel, RN, MA, C.Hy A Workshop for the Time Honored (50Plus)
ABC: Achieving Better Control
and Nancy Davis, E-RYT 200 Woman with Pamela West, M.Ed., and
Diabetes Self-Management Program Cheryl Alber, BA, MA
Call an ABC Education Specialist for more According to a study in the New England
Journal of Medicine, T’ai Chi greatly A new perspective in caring for your bones.
improves daily activities for people with Come find play and enjoyment in
SEPTEMBER fibromyalgia pain. T’ai Chi’s gentle, flowing movement and exercise. Take a new look
movements, in which students shift their at our wonderful capacity for moving.
With Tina Bortner, BA, ACE® Certified Group weight and breathe deeply, encourage Learn to use vibration and whole food-
Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer greater movement and improvement in oriented nutrition to support healthy bone
physical abilities. Yoga will focus on a architecture. Learn basic physiology of
This workshop outlines the components of bone building and how you can help your
blend of meditation, relaxation and the
a balanced fitness program. Learn bones! Learn to strengthen specific
slow and controlled movements of yoga.
guidelines for cardiovascular and muscles that support your bones.
Many of the asanas (postures) will be done
strengthening exercises to help you lower
seated, and will concentrate on the mind/ Class begins with a basic warm up to ease
your body fat and maintain a healthy body connection to help ease the joints, warm up muscles and build up a sense of
weight. Body Fat analysis through hand- discomfort of fibromyalgia. movement. Classes are designed as a series or
held bioelectrical impedance is provided. Mon, Oct. 3—Dec. 19 can be taken individually. Each class has a
20 participant limit, register early! 1:30-2:30 pm special theme. Additionally, selective material
Wed, Sept. 21, 5:30-6:30pm, FREE Wed, Oct. 5—Dec. 21 from previous classes will be reviewed as true
fitness is acquired by practicing these
Dreams: A Window into 2:30-3:30 pm
fundamental exercises over time.
Our Spiritual Journey Attendance required at both weekly sessions.
Oct. 29, 1:00-4:00pm, $55
With Sr. Jeanne Williams, OSF, MA 12 week series, $132
. Save the Date for Spring Sessions:
The focus of these workshops is a group Self-Massage for Chronic Knee Pain Jan. 21 & May 26, 2012
process in which the participants will With Dorothea Atkins, RN, MA, ThD, CMT;
discuss actual dreams shared in the group Angel Austin CMT; Gloria Adkins RN, CMT, NOVEMBER
in order to uncover their meaning, and Sue DiGregorio CMT, Angela Santana CMT Relaxation Techniques for a
learn how dreams reveal the Center of the Chronic knee pain effects walking, going Healthier Heart
person – the place of union with God. In up or down stairs, even rising up out of a With Tina Bortner, BA, ACE® Certified Group
the dynamic of the discussion, participants chair. If you want to learn natural, safe Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer
will deepen their understanding of how pain relief; and preventive self-care This workshop will address the adverse
dreams unfold, even though the dream techniques, then participate in a health effects that stress places on the
being discussed may not be their own. therapeutically proven self-massage body. Learn realistic coping strategies to
Prerequisite: Participation in previous technique that may improve your quality of better manage stress for a more balanced
Introductory Dream Workshops or knowledge of life. Participants will be massaging their life and a healthier heart. Blood Pressure
Jungian dream terminology and dynamics of thigh (quadriceps) muscles in a seated screening will be provided.
dream interpretation. position, with supervision. Wear or bring 20 participant limit, register early!
Mon, Sept. 19, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 11 shorts or loose fitting clothing to provide Wed, Nov. 16, 5:30-6:30pm, FREE
7:00-8:30 pm, $20 per class easy access to the upper leg.
Additionally, participants will experience: Eating with Mindfulness
Yoga Nidra for Stress Relief With Michelle Carlino, BA, RYT
With Barbara Moeller, MA, RYT • Proper use of pillows for added body support
during sleep. Mindful eating is the awareness of how the
Yoga Nidra is a powerful and systematic food we eat impacts our body, emotions,
• Use of support pillows for low back comfort.
method of inducing deep, physical, mental, mind and spiritual life. It will include gentle
and emotional relaxation. This highly • Benefits of various types of foot and hand
massages. awareness and breathing exercises,
evolved yogic science fosters harmony at guided mindful eating, and time for
the core of the unconscious and awakens • Benefits of relaxing music and deep
breathing for stress management. reflection and sharing. Dress comfortably;
true potential. Researchers across the U.S. 4 week series: Mon, Oct. 3, 10, 24, 31 bring mat or towel.
are now noting astonishing benefits of 2:00-4:00pm - or - 6:00-8:00 session Tues, Nov. 22, 7:30-9:00pm, $20
Yoga Nidra for those suffering with anxiety, 15 participant limit, register early!
insomnia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, DECEMBER
$65 for the series.
chronic fatigue, chronic pain, addiction, Emotional Eating and Holiday Stress
and many health issues. American Lung Association With Kathryn Friedman, BS, CHHC
Wed, Sept. 21, 7:00-8:15 pm, $20 Freedom From Smoking Learn to identify why you are drawn to
With Ralph Casciato certain foods and find realistic coping
OCTOBER Thurs, Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, strategies that will help you avoid
Help Yourself Alleviate Headaches Dec. 1 and Tues, Nov. 8 overeating and making unhealthy food
with Frank Pileggi, Ph.D., RHP 6:00-7:30pm, $120 for the 7 week series choices during the hectic holiday season.
Learn effective massage techniques that Includes ALA workbook Thurs, Dec. 1, 1:00-2:00pm, $20
will help relieve headache pain.
Tues, Oct. 11, 6:00-7:00pm, FREE
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Wholistic Movement Classes
*ALL PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION*
Register anytime by calling:
1-888- LOURDES, operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Regularly Scheduled Classes (descriptions on following page)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-10:00am 10:00-11:15am 2:30-3:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm 10:00-11:15am
T’ai Chi Chih Yoga for the Small Group Gentle Yoga Friday Morning Yoga
With Michelle Carlino, 21st Century Personal Training With Melanie Linton, BA, Rotating Series
BA, RYT With Barbara Moeller, MA, With Tina Bortner, BA, AAASI, ISMA With Anne Foley, RYT
(Sept. 12-Jan.9) RYT ACE® Certified Group (Sept. 12-Nov. 28)
Yoga/Pilates for the
(Sept. 13-Dec. 20) Exercise Instructor and
Personal Trainer Rest of Us
11:00am-12:00pm 12:15-1:00pm (Oct. 7-Nov. 4)
Gentle Yoga 4:15-5:15pm (Sept. 28-Nov. 30) Fit in Forty Five
With Melanie Linton, BA, T’ai Chi Chih With Melanie Linton, BA, Relax and Renew
AAASI, ISMA With Michelle Carlino, 4:00-4:45pm AAASI, ISMA (Oct. 18-Nov. 15)
(Sept. 12-Nov. 28) BA, RYT Monday/Wednesday (Sept. 12-Nov. 28)
(Sept. 13-Jan. 10) Afternoon Rotating 6:00-7:00pm
12:15-1:00pm Exercise Series 4:15-5:15pm or T’ai Chi Chih
Fit in Forty Five 5:30-6:45pm With Tina Bortner, BA, 5:30-6:30pm Ongoing Practice
ACE® Certified Group With Michelle Carlino,
With Melanie Linton, BA, Basic Yoga T’ai Chi Chuan
AAASI, ISMA Exercise Instructor and BA, RYT
With Michelle Carlino, BA, With Morris L. Siegel, RN,
Personal Trainer Third Friday of every
(Sept. 12-Nov. 28) RYT MA, C.Hy
(Sept. 13-Dec. 20) Strength Training for (Sept. 8-Nov. 10 and month
4:00-4:45pm Functional Fitness Dec. 1-Feb. 2) (Sept. 16, Oct. 21,
Monday/Wednesday 7:30-8:45pm (Sept. 12-Oct. 5) Free Introductions on: Nov. 18, Dec. 16)
Afternoon Rotating Kundalini Yoga Sept. 1 & Nov. 17
Total Body Workout
Exercise Series With Michelle Carlino, (Oct. 17-Nov. 9)
With Tina Bortner, BA, BA, RYT 7:00-8:15pm Get the series price
ACE® Certified Group (Oct. 18-Nov. 15) Cardio Sculpt & Tone Thursday Evening
Exercise Instructor and (Nov. 28-Dec. 21) Yoga Rotating Series on all classes by
Personal Trainer No class Nov. 16 or 23 With Barbara Moeller, MA, registering at
Strength Training for RYT
Functional Fitness Yoga for the 1-888-LOURDES
(Sept. 12-Oct. 5)
3 Ways to Register!
Total Body Workout BEST VALUE: Call 1-888-LOURDES and (Sept. 15-Oct. 13) Drop-In Fees:
(Oct. 17-Nov. 9) Slow Flow Yoga If you did not complete
buy the series for the best price.
Cardio Sculpt & Tone (Oct. 20-Nov. 17)
FLEXIBLITY AT A DISCOUNT: Stop by our registration with option
(Nov. 28-Dec. 21) Sun Salutations #1 or #2, you will be
No class Nov. 14 or 21 office to purchase a Yoga Class Pass and (Dec. 1)
charged the drop-in rate.
have the flexibility to drop-in whenever you Christian Yoga:
6:00-7:15pm The Advent Series Exercise—$10
Yoga for the want*.
(Dec. 8-Jan. 5)
21st Century * Pass must be purchased in advance, during office hours. T’ai Chi—$12
With Barbara Moeller, MA, DROP-IN to class anytime but miss out on No class Thanksgiving, Nov. 24
(Sept. 12-Dec. 19) the pre-registration or class card discount.
7:30-8:45pm NEW! Yoga Class Pass!
Yoga for Beginners You told us that you can’t commit to a regular schedule and need to drop-in, but you want the
With Barbara Moeller, MA,
RYT benefit of a package class price. We heard you and we’re giving you the Yoga Class Pass!
(Sept. 12-Dec.19) Purchase 5 or 10 classes at a package discount and drop-in for yoga whenever you please.
5 Class Pass $65 ($13/class, save $25) 10 Class Pass $120 ($12/class, save $60)
Stop in to buy one today at 900 Haddon Avenue, Suite 100, Collingswood, M-F 9:00am-4:30pm
Yoga Class Pass only valid for yoga classes, not valid for T’ai Chi or Exercise Classes.
Refund Policy: Participants will receive a refund, minus a 10% processing fee, if they cancel prior to program start date.
No refunds or credits will be granted if participant cancels after the program start date.
Wholistic Movement Classes
————— Yoga Classes ————— Sun Salutations ————— Exercise Classes —————
Gentle Yoga Come to enjoy this beautiful flow of Strength Training for Functional
Open and release the joints in the body movement aimed at strength, flexibility Fitness
with a gentle approach. Light movements and stamina. Traditional sun salutations Learn effective exercises that challenge all
especially designed for beginners or those as well as new and creative variations will of the major muscle groups and work them
with physical problems, performed on the be offered. in a way you would for everyday tasks and
floor in a seated and/or lying position. 1 week, $11, 7:00-8:15pm, Thurs, Dec. 1 activities. Class combines resistance
6 week series, $60, 11:00am-12:00pm training, balancing exercises, stretching,
Series: Mon, Sept. 12-Oct. 17 & Christian Yoga: The Advent Series and core conditioning and will teach you
Oct. 24-Nov. 28 Christian Yoga is an honoring and a how to work all of the muscles together for
Thurs, Sept. 15-Oct. 20 & celebration of the body as the sacred improved health and well-being.
Oct. 27-Dec. 8 tabernacle of God. This series is an
8 classes, $56, 4:00-4:45pm
experience in wholistic spirituality…an
Mon & Wed, Sept. 12-Oct. 5
Yoga for the 21st Century integration of body, mind and spirit. It is a
Increase strength and build bones, process of letting go and releasing the Total Body Workout
enhance flexibility, foster balance, relax physical and mental limitations that hinder This fun, energetic, easy to follow workout
deeply. Appropriate for all levels. access to the Divine. This program, is appropriate for all levels of fitness.
5 week series, $55, 6:00-7:15pm designed for beginners as well as Class consists of a warm-up, low-impact
Series: Mon, Sept. 12-Oct. 10, experienced practitioners, includes new aerobics, strength training, gentle
Oct. 17-Nov. 14 & Nov. 21-Dec. 19 dynamics in centering, deep breathing stretching, floor exercises, and cool-down.
Tues, Sept. 13-Oct. 11, techniques, gentle physical movement, 8 classes, $56, 4:00-4:45pm
Oct. 18-Nov. 15 & Nov. 22-Dec. 20 meditation and deep, deep relaxation. Mon & Wed, Oct. 17-Nov. 9
Take part in a new spiritual adventure…
Yoga for Beginners Christian Yoga…the body at prayer. Cardio Sculpt & Tone
This "easy-does-it yoga" is bound to gently 5 week series, $55, 7:00-8:15pm Burn calories and improve muscle tone in
stretch, strengthen, and open your entire Thurs, Dec. 8-Jan. 5 this all levels fitness class that combines
body from head to feet. You'll learn basic fun moves from Latin-inspired Zumba®
warm-ups, postures and breathing ————— T’ai Chi Classes ————— and traditional aerobics. Also includes
techniques, breaking them down into T’ai Chi Chuan toning exercises using light weights, floor
simple and accessible movements and T’ai Chi Chuan, an ancient Chinese martial exercises, and beginner yoga postures.
close each session with deep relaxation. art, consists of a series of slow, flowing, 8 classes, $56, 4:00-4:45pm
5 week series, $55, 7:30-8:45pm meditative movements that massage the Mon & Wed, Nov. 28-Dec.21
Series: Mon, Sept. 12-Oct. 10, internal organs. Time magazine called T’ai
Oct. 17-Nov. 14 & Nov. 21-Dec. 19 Chi “the perfect exercise” because these Fit in Forty Five
calming and graceful movements improve This is a fitness class that uses weights,
Basic Yoga strength, agility, increase coordination, balls, bands and the moves; kickboxing,
Bring inner and outer balance through flexibility and balance, reduce stress and weight training, pilates, yoga, will vary from
stretching, breath work, and meditation help you relax. Perfect for all ages and any class to class.
promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and fitness level. 6 week series, $42, 12:15-1:00pm
calming anxiety. Wear loose, comfortable 10 week series, $70, 4:15-5:15pm or Series: Mon, Sept. 12-Oct. 17 &
clothing and bring a towel or mat. 5:30-6:30pm Oct. 24-Nov. 28
5 week series, $55, 5:30-6:45pm Series: Thurs, Sept. 8-Nov. 10 & Thurs, Sept. 15-Oct. 20 &
Series: Tues, Sept. 13-Oct. 11, Dec. 1-Feb. 2 Oct. 27-Dec. 8
Oct. 18-Nov. 15 & Nov. 22-Dec. 20 Free Introductions: Sept. 1 & Nov. 17
Small Group Personal Training
Kundalini Yoga T’ai Chi Chih Reach your individual health goals more
Kundalini is the mother of all yogas. It Experience more abundant health, economically by exercising with a Personal
works powerfully on the nervous system harmony and balance. T’ai Chi Chih’s Trainer in a small group environment.
through the practice of various kryias gentle movements release stress by These challenging sessions will be tailored
(combinations of movement, breath, relaxing and rejuvenating the body while to your current level of fitness and
meditation, sound) to shift the bodies refreshing the mind. Used as preparation modifications will be made so all fitness
energy and have deep effects. Breathwork for prayer, this body movement meditation levels can work together in a supportive
is enriching and a deep relaxation is gives one a greater sense of clarity and and motivational setting. Have fun
included. Appropriate for all levels. interior peace. experiencing many different ways to
5 week series, $55, 7:30-8:45pm 6 week series, $49, Mon-9:00-10:00am exercise the body for a stronger, healthier,
Tues, Oct. 18--Nov. 15 or Tues 4:15-5:15pm and more balanced YOU!
Series: Mon, Sept. 12-Oct. 17, 10 week series, $140, 2:30-3:00pm
Slow Flow Yoga Oct. 24-Nov. 28 & Dec. 5-Jan. 9 Wed, Sept. 28-Nov. 30
Slow down and delve deeply into a slow Tues, Sept. 13-Oct. 18, Class caps at 4 participants, register now!
flow of breath and asana. Slow flow allows Oct. 25-Nov. 29 & Dec. 6-Jan. 10 Registrants must purchase entire 10-week
you to flow with grace, yet challenges you package. No drop-ins for this series.
as you build core strength with longer New T’ai Chi Chih Ongoing Practice
holding patterns. Join us every month to practice the
5 week series, $55, 7:00-8:15pm T’ai Chi Chih sequence.
Thurs, Oct. 20-Nov. 17 Each class, $10, 6:00-7:00pm
Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16
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Seeking the Advent Face of the Holy in Assisi, Italy
November 30—December 6, 2011
Lourdes Wellness Center Pilgrimage Retreat
Choose among the following path-offerings to focus your time in this mystical place:
• Path A: Barbara Moeller, MA, E-RYT, will lead a group in the Sacred
Practice of Christian Yoga and Meditation
• Path B: Marianne Hieb, RSM, D.Min, will offer the opportunity to engage in
Creative Expressive Prayer
• Path C: Oonagh Campbell, RSM, PG Dip Art Therapy, PG Dip Psychosocial
Counseling, guest staff from N. Ireland, brings her unique vision and gifted
presence to Days of Praise for Winter’s Whisperings
• Supplementary Offering: Helen Owens, OSF, RN, MSN, D.Min., will utilize the
material of your life to help you gaze at the giftedness of this time in your life and
formulate ways to enhance wellness as you go forward into the new year. Retreats and Creative
Conducted as a one-on-one session with additional fee. Spirituality Events
Marianne Hieb, RSM, MFA, Atr, D.Min
Selected program with shared twin room: $1600 USD & Helen Owens, OSF, RN, MSN, D.Min
Selected program with single room: $1820 USD
(Based on current exchange rate)
A $500 registration deposit is due as soon as possible to hold our block
of hotel rooms and reserve your space in your chosen program track. Registration is limited.
Call (856) 869-3125 to place your deposit today. For more information
Price includes hotel accommodations with private bath in the four star please contact us at
Hotel Giotto, breakfast and evening meals at the hotel, the use of the meeting (856) 869-3125 or
room and your chosen program track. (856) 869-3127.
Not included: airfare, local travel to Assisi from the airport, extra excursions,
personal gratuities and lunches. Travel insurance encouraged.
The Canticle of the Creatures Meditation Garden
A Meditation Garden of Peace, Healing and Wholeness
Located adjacent to The Little Portion of Lourdes Wellness Center at 1049 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
Just by setting your foot upon the path, you have become a part of the garden. You join the
creatures here whose themes are celebrated: the sun, moon, stars, wind, earth, fire and
water. Your presence here deepens the prayer for pardon and the hope for peace. You give
praise by bringing your life into this space for meditation. May your time here be a deepening
and enlightening of what you need to see and hear.
Join Us for a FREE Concert in the Garden
Sunday, September 18, 12:00-1:00pm & Wednesday, September 21, 12:00-1:00pm
Spend an hour listening to the music of Good Karma with Dave, Tracey and Corinne.
Meditate, reflect and re-energize in the beautiful surroundings.
MAKE YOUR OWN: Standing Abstract Garden Figure Choice of
With Christa and Bob Light from Slow Lane Art Canticle
Make an 18" standing abstract figure mounted on a rock or paver using air-dry clay made Sept. 24
with Paverpol. Students bring a clean rock or paver, a clean, white 100% cotton t-shirt, St. Francis
scissors and a roll of aluminum foil. Embellishments such as glass stones, beads, crystals, Oct. 15
metal objects, etc. are optional for potential inclusion in the project. The instructor will also Holy Family
bring random items for class use. “Paverpol” is an environmentally-friendly fiber hardener Nov. 12
from the Netherlands that allows you to create your own enduring outdoor sculptures.
Garden Sculptures based on the themes of the Canticle of the Creatures.
The Canticle of the Creatures Garden was thoughtfully designed by: www.TheAmazingTree.com
Spirit Alive with Sr. Ruthann T. O’Mara, SSJ
Programs at Lourdes Spirituality Center at The Little Portion, 1049 Haddon Avenue, 2nd Floor (steps)
1st Tuesday Mornings—10:00-11:00am
Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6
Donation: $10 per session
What is Christian Meditation? “Meditation is a simple process of coming to stillness of
mind and body. In meditation we are not thinking about God, but we seek to be with
God and to all God’s mysterious and silent presence to become the reality which gives
meaning and purpose to everything we do and everything we are.” John Main, OSB
These morning Meditation sessions will provide the time for the practice of prayer that
ONE-NIGHT SESSIONS will be a “simple process of coming to stillness of mind and body” so that the
participants can relate to others from that place of interior peace and freedom in their
Advent Beginnings everyday lives.
Thursday, December 8th Thomas Merton: Discovering the Hidden Ground of Love
7:00-8:30pm, Donation $15 2nd and 4th Tuesday Mornings—10:00-11:30am
Advent is a time of longing. The Advent Sept. 13, 27, Oct. 11, 25, Nov. 8, 22, Dec. 13
invitation is: get inside our longing and find Donation: $90 (or $15 per session), Book $7
inner peace. This evening retreat will do just
that! Through guided meditation, reflection Thomas Merton: Becoming Who You Already Are
and conversation the participants will find a Thursday Evenings—7:00-8:30pm
deeper peace within as the hectic month of Sept. 15, 29, Oct. 6, 27, Nov. 3, 17, Dec. 1
December and Advent begin. What better Donation: $90 (or $15 per session), Book $7
preparation for Christmas?
The Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton series invites participants to
Bereavement: Unattended Sorrow personal spiritual transformation for the sake of a more just and peaceful world. “Your
Thursday, December 15th life is shaped by the ends you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.”
7:00-9:00pm, Donation $20 Participants will reflect and dialog in these sessions and allow Merton’s search for his
true self in God encourage our own pursuit.
Long after the initial loss has passed and the
“period of grieving” has ended, an The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide for Everyday Living
unattended sorrow lingers with us, often Starting September 10th and every 1st Saturday —10:00am-12:00pm
accounting for physical, emotional and Sept. 10, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 3, Apr. 7, May 5, June 2
spiritual challenges. During these sessions, Series Donation: $180 (or $20 per session),
the participants will reflect on various tools Participants must register for the entire ten session series.
that Stephen Levine illustrates as ways to Book by Tim Gallagher not included, call for book information (856) 869-3125.
confront the sorrows with both mercy and
In this series The Discernment of Spirits, the participants will explore the clarity, and
self-acceptance and move toward a
insight of basic guidelines for discerning choices in the spiritual life today. There will
smoother path to healing the body, mind and
be input, prayer, reflection and faith sharing in these sessions. This series is for per-
spirit. Input, discussion and prayer will be
sons who would desire to deepen their spiritual lives, which is a pressing need
important components of this evening
today. Can you make time in your schedule to participate in this ten session
opportunity for spiritual growth?
Looking Ahead 2012 Individual Spiritual Direction Sessions
Lenten Retreats Spiritual Direction is a way to go deeper in one’s ordinary life. “In the midst of a
busy life, it is often difficult to notice God’s action in their daily affairs. Yet, at the
will be offered deepest level, all of us long for a more conscious experience of God’s presence
both day and evening! and love.” (Spiritual Directors International)
More Information Individual Supervision for Spiritual Directors
Forthcoming! These sessions are offered for a spiritual director who would like to meet on an
individual basis with a certified supervisor of spiritual directors for on-going growth
in the ministry with spiritual direction.
For more information on Spiritual Direction or Supervision,
please call Sr. Ruthann O’Mara, SSJ at (856) 869-3198.
SAVE THE DATE for a FREE Seminar:
Going Deeper: What is Spiritual Direction?
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 7:00-8:00pm
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Lourdes Worksite Wellness provides a broad variety of therapeutic and educational programs specific to the
needs of your company. We take pride in our ability to design a worksite wellness program tailored to
enhance the health, wellness, productivity and morale of your employees.
Let our experienced healthcare professionals organize and implement the most comprehensive,
cost-effective services for your organization.
According to a World Economic Forum report, “companies that have implemented
proactive wellness programs have experienced an average savings of $700 per employee
per year. These companies have also seen a return on investment in reduced healthcare
costs and higher productivity levels.”
Worksite Wellness programs lower absenteeism and increase productivity.
Benefits also include:
• Decreased stress
• Improved morale
• Decreased cost of medical & workers comp claims
• Enhanced employee recruitment & retention
• Strong return on investment
Worksite Wellness Offerings Include:
• Employee Health Screenings:
• Blood Pressure
• Total Cholesterol To learn more about introducing
• Body Fat Analysis Worksite Wellness to your
• Bone Density organization, and to receive a free
• Flexibility Lourdes Worksite Wellness Program Kit,
• Wholistic Education & Wellness Programs please call (856) 869-3133.
• Seated Chair Massage
• Exercise Classes
• Wellness Consulting
• Employee Health Fairs and More!
Lourdes Wellness Center has internship opportunities available to students
seeking graduate and undergraduate degrees. Lourdes Wellness Center, a
department of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, has been ranked by the Areas of Internship
American Hospital Association as one of the best hospitals in the country for Study Include:
• Wellness and Health Education
Lourdes Wellness Center has more than 30 years of wholistic education & Promotion
experience and specializes in wholistic healing, spirituality, health education, • Community Education and
community outreach, worksite wellness, integrative medicine and Alternative/Complementary
professional training for wholistic practitioners.
Modalities for Nursing and
Our Directors will work with other department directors, the intern and their Healthcare Professions
school advisor to develop specific goals, behavioral objectives and a plan to • Marketing, Public Relations
help the intern achieve these goals. Typically, a research-type project is and Special Events
included in the internship. The goal of the internship program is to help the • Public Speaking
student gain knowledge, skills, experience and the opportunity to develop a • Public Health
portfolio that will help prepare them for the workforce.
• Wholistic Education
Interested in an internship? Contact us at (856) 869-3127.
Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies
Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies (LIWS) offers various
comprehensive, spirituality-based programs that are sponsored
by Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.
For more information on any of the programs below,
call (856) 869-3134 or visit us online at www.LourdesInstitute.org.
Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies in Association with Camden County College
• Massage Therapy Certificate with Associates Degree in Applied Science (1100 Hours)
• Massage Therapy Certificate of Achievement (525 Hours)
Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies (In-House) Wholistic Programs
• Wholistic Massage Practitioner Certificate (617 Hours)
• Yoga Teacher Training (200 Hours)
• Yoga Teacher Training (500 Hours)
• Reflexology Certificate (178 Hours)
Continuing Education Courses
Students may choose from any of our courses to maintain their national certification status as well
as to update and enhance their skills. The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and
Bodywork (NCBTMB) approves Lourdes Institute as a Continuing Education Provider.
Individual Course Offerings
Select courses are also available for individuals who are interested in a specific healing modality
for personal growth or self care.
“More than just a school. The knowledge and care you receive from the instructors
and staff help you not only to become the best massage therapist you can be but
also allows you to develop yourself and promote your own personal growth.” - Sue
Student Clinics Consider a career in Wholistic Healthcare!
Available to the Public
Join us for our
Enjoy a Massage, Reflexology or Fall Open House
Yoga session performed by LIWS
students at a reduced rate!
Tuesday, October 25th
Please call LIWS for more
information at (856) 869-3134. Learn more about our programs,
Meet the instructors,
Gift certificates for the massage Enjoy a free seated chair massage
clinic are available. and more...
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50 Plus Club
Lourdes Wellness Center’s 50 Plus Club offers free health
and wellness programs for a better you!
Membership and registration are required for all programs.
To become a member, please call (856) 869-3136.
To register for a program, please call 1-888-LOURDES.
Prostate Cancer Screening
Tuesday, September 13, 10:00am-12:00pm
With Delaware Valley Urology, LLC
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Help avoid
the onset of prostate cancer, which affects 1 in 6 American men. ONGOING PROGRAMS
* Please call to schedule an appointment time. FREE Blood Pressure
Chair Exercise for Functional Fitness and Glucose Screenings*
Thursday, October 27, 2:00-3:00pm * Fasting Preferred
2nd Wednesday of every month
With Tina Bortner, BA, ACE® Certified Personal Trainer
Learn simple exercises/stretches that will help you become a Our Lady of Lourdes
more efficient performer with your activities of daily living. Medical Center, Camden
Learn gentle range of motion exercises to help ease arthritis pain. (located in the lobby across
from the Gift Shop)
Wednesday, November 2, 5:30-6:30pm Walk for Your Health!
With Parveen K. Verma, D.O., F.A.C.E. Mall Walkers Club
Celebrate American Diabetes Month by learning what puts you at the Moorestown Mall
at risk for diabetes and what lifestyle tips can be practiced for Sponsored by
overall improved health. Lourdes Health System
For membership information,
All programs held at Lourdes Wellness Center: Please call 1-888-LOURDES
900 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108, unless otherwise noted.
Membership is required to take advantage of the resources and services offered by the 50 Plus Club.
To join this FREE club, please complete the following information and mail to the address below.
NAME ___________________________________________ PHONE # _____________________________
EMAIL ADDRESS _________________________________________________________________________
Lourdes Wellness Center, c/o 50 Plus Club, 900 Haddon Avenue, Suite 114, Collingswood, NJ 08108
or call (856) 869-3136 to sign-up.
We are excited to offer those who are interested, the opportunity to become a
part of the Lourdes team by volunteering. By giving a small amount of your
time, you can contribute to the success of our programs and may even be
able to attend your favorite class or program for free!
Opportunities include: greeting participants, taking attendance, If you are interested in volunteering,
collecting program fees, supervising completion of paperwork, please contact Volunteer Services at
providing clerical & office assistance, staffing event booths and (856) 757-3784.
Wellness Resources: The Artwork of Marianne Hieb, RSM
Marianne Hieb, RSM, a Sister of Mercy, directs the Wellness Spirituality Program at
Lourdes Wellness Center. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Catholic University and a
Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Direction from Graduate Theological Foundation. She is a
registered art therapist specializing in sculpture and painting, a certified expressive
therapist and holds a certification in spiritual direction though Shalem Institute. Marianne
teaches and has written a book on Art-Journaling®, a wholistic prayer modality that she
Limited times are available for directed art-journaling® retreats at The Little Portion of
Lourdes Wellness Center. Contact Marianne to discuss the possibilities.
For more information or to purchase any of these items, please call (856) 869-3125.
Encirclings Art Cards, Giclee Prints & Inner Journeying Through
Limited Edition Lithographs Art-Journaling®
Encirclings is a series of clay These inspirational works are Inner Journeying Through Art-
sculptures that are created to mirror striking enough to frame or to send Journaling® introduces a wholistic
or to embrace mystery, to encourage to loved ones. Each card comes with journaling process that combines
and enhance discovery. They are an envelope and is blank inside for art, art therapy, design theory and
meant to be furthered by the personalized messages. There are spiritual direction.
reflection of the receiver. numerous designs and different
series, from which you can mix and Inner Journeying Through Art-
The gift of an Encircling is the gift of match. Journaling® will be of significant use
open space, of possibility, of trust in to anyone interested in wholistic
vision, of confidence in the Holy to healing, art therapists, counselors,
reveal. This gift can be given to “Creation reveals hope.
spiritual directors and anyone
another as a gift marking a In gazing at nature in her dealing with people who are
significant journey, or as a smallest detail or in a vast encountering loss, grief, resistance
confirmation of the holiness panorama, I am taught that. It or discernment issues. It will also be
revealed in the ordinary beauty and helpful for the individual looking to
mystery of the everyday.
is this mysterious reassurance
that I encounter, respond to add wholistic journaling to his or her
One of the prime functions of the own meditation, prayer or inner
and express in my art.” exploration practice.
Encirclings series is to accompany,
and eventually hold out to the
- Marianne Hieb, RSM
viewer, a sacred element of the To order, visit www.jkp.com or call
journey. To that end, Encirclings Spiritual Direction as a Work of Art (856) 869-3125. Or drop-in for a
could be taken on a retreat, signed copy.
accompany someone on a
sabbatical, be with a person prior to Perpetual Calendar
surgery or enhance any life event.
Encirclings can provide the gift of
celebrating, and helping to
illuminate the many life transitions
that bring with them opportunities of
growth and deepening. Spiritual Directors International
Symposium 1991, Keynote Address
These sculptures make unique and Chestnut Hill College
thoughtful gifts, and can also Our perpetual calendar can be used
Lourdes Wellness Chapbook Series
become important symbols making year after year to honor and
the stages of movements in your Bookstores and Retreat Centers, remember special days, it features
own spiritual journey. please inquire about discounted orders beautiful photos from the Canticle of
at (856) 869-3125. the Creatures Meditation Garden.
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The Little Portion of Lourdes
Lourdes Wellness Center Wellness Center Canticle of the Creatures
900 Haddon Avenue, Suite 100 1049 Haddon Avenue Meditation Garden
Collingswood, NJ 08108 Collingswood, NJ 08108 Adjacent to Little Portion
Lourdes Wellness Center is conveniently located between Collings Avenue and Cuthbert Boulevard, in the
Station House Office Building on Haddon Avenue in downtown Collingswood, NJ. A quick trip from
Philadelphia or South Jersey, we are one block from the Collingswood PATCO station. Our administrative
offices are located in Suite 100 and most workshops are held in Suites 422 and 312. Elevators are available.
The Little Portion of Lourdes Wellness Center, our satellite location housing our massage, reflexology and
spirituality programs, is located just two blocks east of our headquarters, at 1049 Haddon Avenue. Second
floor is only accessible by stairs. Please note program location when registering.
The Canticle of the Creatures Meditation Garden, open year-round, is located adjacent to the Little Portion.
The following members of our staff, faculty and volunteer network will be happy to help you at any time:
Cheryl Abner, BA, Masters in Holistic Beverly Chabalowski, AS, is the Coordinator Sue DiGregorio, CMP, is a graduate of LIWS
Nutrition, is a certified mat pilates instructor of Community Wellness Programs and assists and specializes in Spa Services, Therapeutic,
with training in mat, reformer, chair and the Wellness Center Administrator, the Infant, Myofascial, and Deep Tissue
cadillac pilates. Director of Community Health Education & Massage.
Wellness Programs and the Director of
Dorothea Atkins, RN, BSN, MA, ThD, CMP has Spirituality Programs. Catherine Dillon, LPN, is the office nurse for
a Doctorate in Theology with a focus on Integrative Family Medicine and a Certified
Spiritual Healing. She is an instructor for Ronald P. Ciccone, MD, is Medical Director of Technician in Autonomic Nervous System
Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies (LIWS) Integrative Family Medicine with over 25 Testing. She has over 30 years experience in
and has studied extensively in years experience combining mainstream a variety of clinical settings.
complementary medicine. She also conducts medicine with complementary practices,
classes on relaxation, and self-massage for such as IV Vitamins, Supplements, Herbs and Valerie Dolphin, BS, Master of Education has
arthritis and chronic knee pain. Chelation Therapy. been a teacher of writing for all age levels for
over twenty years. She facilitates memoir
Susan Atlas, LIWS graduate, offers deep Joanne Correia is a group exercise participant workshops and writing groups, provides
tissue, therapeutic & healing stone massage. and Volunteer for Community Wellness. individual tutoring and test preparation, and
coaches writers individually.
Angela Austin, CMP, AS, is a Certified Roberta Cream is a Volunteer for the
Massage Practitioner who is the Coordinator, Wellness Center and an Assistant to the Mary Donald, ATR, BC, LPC, is a board
Receptionist and Registrar for Lourdes Director of Spirituality Programs. certified art therapist working in the medical
Institute of Wholistic Studies (LIWS). community and helping people travel through
Judy Davidson is a Medical Assistant for life transitions.
Laurie Beck, RN, BSN, is a Wellness Screener Integrative Family Medicine with 30 years
for Worksite Wellness. varied experience in the medical field. She is Jennifer Exley is a Graduate of Bucks County
also a Certified Technician in Autonomic Technical School with a diploma in Medical
Tina Bortner, BA, ACE® Certified Group Nervous System Testing. Assisting. She has 15 years medical office
Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer. She experience.
is a Community Health Educator and Nancy Davis, ERYT200 is a yoga instructor
Worksite Wellness Coordinator. She teaches specializing in yoga for clients with fibromyal- Andrea Finley is a graduate of LIWS Studies
Group Exercise Classes and directs the 50 gia. and offers Therapeutic, Foot Reflexology,
Plus Club. Deep Tissue, Healing Stone, Tuina and
Joyce DeMarco is a T’ai Chi Practitioner and Massage.
Michelle Carlino, BA, CYT, ERYT500, CR, is a Volunteer.
Certified Christian Hatha, Kripalu Yoga Anne Foley, CYT, ERYT500, is a Certified Yoga
Teacher, a Foot Reflexologist and has AFAA Roberta DiCriscio is a Registrar, Scheduler Teacher with more than 10 years experience.
Certification in Aerobics Instruction. and Instructor. She is a certified Feng Shui
Consultant and has received certification Kathryn Friedman, BS, CHHC, is Director
Ralph Casciato, NCBTMB, is a nationally from The Art Institute of Philadelphia in Integrative Health Care, a nutritionist and a
certified Massage Therapist and graduate of Space Planning and Interior Design. Certified Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle
LIWS. He is a clinic supervisor and teacher’s Counselor.
assistant and smoking cessation instructor.
Dawn Garlic, BA is the Outreach Coordinator Sheri McLellan Krauss, Lic.Ac., M.Ac., is a Michele Piccinini is the Office Manager of
at The Bridge. She has extensive experience Nationally Licensed Acupuncturist who Lourdes Wellness Center and Secretary to
in the fields of volunteer management and received her Master’s Degree from the New the Vice President of Mission.
youth development. She currently works with E ngland Schoo l of Acupunctur e.
the weekly youth empowerment sessions and She combines Western and Eastern medical Frank Pileggi, Ph.D., RHP, is the Director of
conducts a variety of Bridge leadership research into her practice. She also offers Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies (LIWS)
workshops for adults and youth in the cosmetic acupuncture. and Lourdes Worksite Wellness Programs.
community. She has a passion for foreign He has received his Masters Degree in
missions and has traveled to Haiti and Africa. Celeste Miller, AS, is the Head Registrar/ Holistic Health Sciences and his Doctorate in
Scheduler for Lourdes Wellness Center. Holistic Arts and Practices and is a nationally
ToniLyn Hall is a Medical Receptionist for registered Holistic Practitioner specializing in
Integrative Family Medicine and has been Barbara Moeller, MA, ERYT500, is the Advanced Bodywork and Somatic Therapies.
with Lourdes for over 10 years. Director of Yoga Teacher Training at Lourdes He is the founder of Corrective Muscle
Institute of Wholistic Studies. She has been Therapy®, holding certificates in over 20
Marianne Hieb, RSM, MFA, D.Min, Author, an avid practitioner of yoga and meditation modalities and in Athletic Training.
directs the Wellness Spirituality Programs at since 1973 and has taught for over 28 years. In addition to his studies, Dr. Pileggi spent
Lourdes and is trained as a Studio Artist, Art She has received extensive training in five honored years training with the Shamans
Therapist and Spiritual Director. For the past multiple styles of yoga and is certified in of the Abenaki American Indians in Northern
20 years, she has presented workshops and Classical Hatha, Kripalu, Christian Yoga, Vermont.
retreats using Art-Journaling® as a spiritual Ashtanga, Yoga Nidra, and Yoga of the Heart
practice. for cardiac and cancer patients. Renee Pinardo, CSW, CDVC, is Director of The
Bridge, a teen support and enrichment center
Lourdes Jesukiewicz, AS, is the Registrar for Cindi Mullins, CMP, is a Certified Massage in Camden, NJ. The Bridge focuses on
Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies (LIWS). Practitioner and specializes in Therapeutic, Personal Empowerment, Wellness, Goals,
She has worked with Lourdes Health System Myofascial, Myotherapy, Neuromuscular and and Self Esteem.
since 2006. Deep Tissue Massage. She also offers
Therapeutic Touch. Lydia Reese Nevgloski, M.s. Lac. Is a
Kim Karpinski is a graduate of LIWS and nationally Certified Acupuncturist who
offers Massage, Healing Stone, Myofascial, Marie Morrissey, MA, is the Mission/Ethics received her Masters Degree from the
Trigger Point and Deep Tissue. She is also a Services Coordinator for Our Lady of Lourdes Tri-State College of Acupuncture, NYC.
Registrar/Scheduler. Medical Center. She has been She utilizes Japanese style acupuncture,
conducting training sessions on Advanced trigger-point release acupuncture, traditional
Colleen Kendrick, MSBA, is the Marketing Directives for over 15 years.
Manager at Lourdes Wellness Center. Chinese Medicine, and various classical
Karen Murphy, CMP, is a Certified Massage approaches to the healing arts. Lydia
Shelly Klink, BA, is a Registrar and Scheduler, Practitioner and Fitness Instructor specializes in acupuncture with an emphasis
a T’ai Chi Practitioner and Volunteer. specializing in Neuromuscular Therapy, on sports medicine and pain management.
Healing Stone, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, She combines Western and Eastern research
Beverly Kovac, CYT, is a Certified Yoga and philosophies into her practice.
Teacher, who substitutes and volunteers for Sports Massage and Reflexology.
Community Wellness. Coleen Naylor, RN, HNC, is a Wholistic Health Sandra Schmid, graduate of LIWS, offers
Nurse specializing in Medical Qi Gong, therapeutic and deep tissue massage.
Laura Kyle, is a Massage Therapist for
Worksite Wellness. Acutonics, Therapeutic Touch & Reflexology. Morris Siegel, RN, MA, CHt, is a Registered
Ruthann O’Mara, SSJ, MA, holds a Masters Nurse, Certified Hypnotherapist, T’ai Chi
Christa Light is the Sr. Professional Trainer Instructor, Certified Arthritis Foundation
for Paverpol USA. She travels to teach both Degree in Holistic Spirituality & Spiritual
Direction from Chestnut Hill College and Instructor & Award Winning Tai Practitioner.
individual classes and certification
workshops for new instructors. She is Certification in Supervision of Spiritual Martha Wallace, BA, AAAI/ISMA, is a Certified
frequently assisted by her husband Bob, who Directors from the Upper Room Spiritual Personal Trainer at Lourdes Associate Fitness
is a Certified Paverpol Instructor. They Center. She is certified in Hatha Yoga/ Center and the Wellness Center’s Marketing
founded Paverpol USA, Inc. in 2005. Christian Yoga. She has ministered as pas- Coordinator & Community Health Promoter.
toral associate, campus minister, principal
Melanie Linton, BS, CYTm AAASI-ISMA, is a and teacher and is currently ministering at Pamela West, M.Ed., has a Masters in Dance
Certified Shiatsu Practitioner, AAA-ASMA the Wellness Center as Spiritual Director and from Temple University and certified in Body
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Pilates Wellness Instructor. Education. She has had a private practice as
Instructor. She offers Shiatsu Pressure Point a body therapist for over 25 years.
Massage and teaches exercise classes. Diane Omillian is a Massage Practitioner
specializing in Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Jeanne Williams, OSF, MA, has her Masters
Yvonne Lombardo Brown, BS Public Health, is Foot Reflexology, Healing Stone, Pregnancy Degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling and
the Administrator of Lourdes Wellness and Myofascial Massage. offers Spiritual Direction.
Center. Yvonne is a health educator and an
American College of Sports Medicine Helen Owens, OSF, RN, MSN, D.Min, is Vice David Yaden, BA, CHt., is a Certified
Certified Exercise Physiologist with 20 years President of Mission of Lourdes Health Hypnotherapist and a member of The
experience in wellness education. System. In 1980, she founded The Bridge, International Medical and Dental
that same year, she established Lourdes Hypnotherapy Association and The American
Jane McCullen, RN is a Volunteer for Wellness Center. In 1993, Sr. Helen Board of Hypnotherapy. He has studied Zen
Community Wellness. developed the Lourdes Institute of Wholistic meditation, offers neurofeedback (EEG
Studies. Sr. Helen also offers retreat through Feedback) services and is using
Melissa McHugh, AS, CMP, is a Certified the Wellness Spirituality Programs. hypnotherapy as part of a behavioral
Massage Practitioner and specializes in anesthesia program that reduces pain for
Therapeutic, Healing Stone, Deep Tissue surgical patients at Our Lady of Lourdes
Massage, and Pregnancy Massage. Medical Center.
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