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Wellness Center

Mind & Body

We will be offering Sound Bowl, Yoga and Nutrition Demo classes once a month.


Mt. SAC: Breathwork with Robert van der Heyden

Woman Breathing

In this breathwork class you will learn about functional breathing along with self assessment tools to check in with yourself daily.  Based on your stress levels you will learn breathing techniques to shift from anxious/stressed state (fight or flight) to a rest and recovered state giving you more clarity and a sense of calm when ever you need it.  Each class will start with an assessment of your breathing, a review of functional breathing techniques, and finally a guided breathwork session. This class is a perfect tool for changing a midday slump or transitioning from work to home life. Some of the benefits of breathwork include: boosted immunity, increased self-awareness, increased joy and happiness, improved concentration, increased energy, faster recovery from physical exertion, improved sleep, more focus and mental clarity.

Robert van der Heyden is a resiliency and breath coach. He is a certified in Wim Hof, XPT, and is a Oxygen Advantage instructor. 

Mt. SAC: Safe and Effective Circuit Training with Evan

Circuit Training

Research tells us that 75% of those who made new year’s resolutions to exercise more have already stopped exercising. 75%!!! A major contributing factor to these discarded resolutions is a lack of proper knowledge and training. Showing up to the gym (or your home gym) is of course step 1, but if you do not know how to safe and effectively exercise in order to gain muscle while losing fat mass, you will end up either injured or disappointed in your results. Evan will guide you through a circuit exercise class that you can easily do from home to start back on those fitness goals. He will show you modifications for all levels as you go and provide suggestions for how to take it up a notch when you feel ready so that you continuously challenge your body. Grab some medium size hand weights (or water bottles), your shoes and a towel and let’s get moving!

Mt. SAC: Pound Drumming Workout with Lorraine

Pound Drumming

Rockout Your Workout! YOU become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way to rockout your workout! This class is designed for all fitness levels, ages & abilities.  

Recommended Equipment: Ripstix, drumsticks or any 2 batons, wooden spoons or spatulas


Mt. SAC: Self-Massage and Sound Bowl with Carla

Sound Bowl

Start your month with a deep breath and a calm mind with Carla Fountain. Sound bowl therapy utilizes crystal quartz bowls to create tones and pitch that have been shown to enhance feelings of calm and help guide you into a deeper state of meditation and well-being. Sit or lay in a comfortable space and let the sounds lead your relaxation. We recommend having a quiet space along with props, such as large pillows or bolsters, blankets and eye masks. These are not mandatory but may be helpful to keep you relaxed and comfortable.

Mt. SAC: Yoga Flow with Brandee Aquino

Virtual Yoga

It’s time for a mid-month, mid-week flow & stretch with Brandee Aquino! This gentle yoga flow is great for any level of yoga experience, from beginners to experts. Within our yoga classes we will unify mind-body awareness through gentle postures and breathing techniques on the mat to promote flexibility, core strength and a peaceful state of mind. You will need a yoga mat. Yoga blocks are not necessary but may be helpful.

Mt. SAC: Hatha Yoga with Sarah


Hatha Yoga is the polar opposite of a Vinyasa Flow. Where Vinyasa focuses on consistent movement, Hatha prioritizes deep, static holds. Sara will guide you through a series of poses that you hold and breathe into in order to feel a more restorative stretch and achieve a deeper sense of calm.

Disclaimer: Check with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program. By participating in these classes, you are participating at your own risk. Mt. SAC is not liable for any injuries or illness related to your participation.