Mind & Body Wellness Classes

Virtual Support

UC San Diego Health classes and support groups are held via Zoom videoconferencing. Please register before attending using the links below to receive more information.

These classes and services are adapted as needed for cancer patients and are open to the community. Click the links for dates, then choose a date for more info and registration details.

Expressive Arts Workshop

These workshops help patients tell their stories through different types of art. They are designed to assess, support and strengthen resilience and improve quality of life in oncology patients and caregivers. Each type of art is usually presented through a series of six to eight weekly workshops. We encourage you to participate in all sessions within a particular series.

Contact: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®, at acolfi@health.ucsd.edu or 858-735-5708


Gentle Zumba

Gentle dance fitness class for cancer recovery and prevention. Playful, easy, good-for-body-mind-spirit class for patients, caregivers, adapted to each participant's abilities and limitations.

Contact: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®, at acolfi@health.ucsd.edu or 858-735-5708



A powerful way to reconnect with our inner selves. It brings about a natural integration of body, mind and spirit. Open to patients, family members and caregivers.

Contacts: Christina Jones, HHP, CMT, RYT, and Ravi Halker at meditate.iam@gmail.com or 619-246-6339


Tai Chi

Gentle, moving meditation, calms the mind, strengthens the body and energizes the spirit.

Contact: Dan Halpain, Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Asian Bodywork Therapist, at dan@holistichealthworks.com


Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Yoga and mindfulness practices are tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients in all stages of treatment and beyond. Classes focus on using the breath to create peace and harmony in the body will safely and mindfully improving strength, balance and flexibility.

Contact: Mary Baker, Be Well Therapy, at info@bewelltherapy.net