‘Sisters on Track’ Film Screening and Discussion

Virtual Newton, MA

Join a special screening of ‘Sisters on Track’, the story of three young female athletes who excelled on their track and field team while living in a homeless shelter with their single mother. Discussion and Q&A will focus on mentorship, community and youth mental health, and how caring adults can best support the students and student-athletes in their […]

Down Under Yoga Ascension Program – Refugees and Asylum Seekers

FFF Newton, MA

Education: Refugees & Asylum Seekers - from Turning a Blind Eye to Collective Responsibility with Dr. Chivi Kapungu, Ph.D. Physical Practice: Flow Foundations with Anjali Mehta. Dr. Chivi Kapungu is a Senior Lecturer at MIT in Women and Gender Studies and Brain Cognitive Sciences. She is also a staff psychologist at the Bedford VA Medical […]

Down Under Yoga Ascension Program – The Strong Black Woman

FFF Newton, MA

Education: The Strong Black Woman: When do we get to rest? With Dr. Rachelle Calixte, Ph.D. Physical Practice: Slow Flow & Meditation with Dr. Sabbi Lall, Ph.D. Dr. Rachelle Calixte is a Psychologist and Recovery Services Manager at the Bedford VA Medical Center. Her clinical interests include serious mental illness, multicultural frameworks, and reducing barriers to […]

Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Heart Health Now

FFF Newton, MA

Improve your cardiovascular health and wellbeing with simple and sustainable lifestyle habits including exercise, nutrition, mindfulness and more. Co-hosted by the NWH Cardiovascular Council and the Newton Mended Hearts Program Thursday, February 17, 2022 7-8:30pm Click Here to Register   Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash

Down Under Yoga Ascension Program – Maternal Health

FFF Newton, MA

Education: Maternal Health & Instilling hope in BIPOC children: What we know, what we don't know, and what we should be talking about with Ashley Mitchell & Char Willingham. Physical Practice: Vinyasa Flow with Franny Diaz & Sound Bath with Char Willingham Ashley Mitchell  is the founder of 'Courage Campaign', featured by NBC in "Black fitness stars who […]

Down Under Yoga Ascension Program – Closing Event

FFF Newton, MA

Education: Anti-Blackness in Education. Movements towards collective consciousness with Ashley Houston-King. Program closing remarks by Dr. Stephen Gresham Physical Practice: Vinyasa Flow with Stephen Gresham Ashley Houston-King is a doctoral student in Education with both research and social justice interests in racism and anti-racism in education. Dr. Stephen Gresham is a Psychologist and the Associate Director of […]

Rise and Shine Stretch and Balance

Virtual Newton, MA

Start your day with a non-aerobic routine of stretch and strengthen exercises to improve health, posture and balance for seniors. Exercises will require a sturdy chair. A yoga strap or stretch band is ideal for an optimal experience but not required. Co-hosted by the NWH Elder Care Services Council and the West Suburban YMCA Tuesday, […]

Calm Baby, Calm Mom, Calm Pregnancy

Zoom Newton, MA

Offered by Char Willingham & Kate Robinson of Down Under Yoga Studio This workshop provides an opportunity for expectant moms to release physical and mental tension while teaching tools helpful for Labor and Birth. The ability to deeply relax directly impacts both the length and pain of a woman’s labor. With deep relaxation, moms can […]

Healthy Kids Day at the West Suburban YMCA!

West Suburban YMCA 276 Church St, Newton

For 30 years, Healthy Kids Day has been where fun and play become lifelong memories. Healthy Kids Day is a national Y initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The West Suburban YMCA's annual community event is free to attend and open to all. Our goal is to engage kids and families and inspire […]


Put Your Oxygen Mask on First: Thriving Through the Post-Partum Period

This three-part lunch and learn series will help new moms navigate the physical, emotional, and social changes that come with the birth of a new baby. Hosted by the NWH Maternity Services Council Thursdays, May 12, 19 & 26, 2022 Noon-12:45 p.m. Register (registration will admit access to all sessions) Photo by Ignacio Campo on Unsplash