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 patients with cancer and are open to the community. Click the links 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; however, we understand that you might miss sessions or join once the series is already underway due to priorities in your care. We encourage patients and family members to participate in all sessions but also welcome anyone who can only join 1 class.

See All Expressive Arts Events

Meditation Techniques Instructional Course

Two-hour training course resulting in a 20-minute meditation practice. This meditation practice is a powerful way to reconnect with our inner self and experience the universal love and peace that is our true nature.

See All Meditation Technique Events

UC San Diego Centers for Integrative Health Resources

Mindfulness and Compassion Resources

Access guided audio and video meditations and mindfulness programs, including mindful poetry, podcasts and research.

See UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness Resources

Community Exercise Programs

Livestrong at the YMCA

Since 2007, Livestrong has partnered with the YMCA to promote the importance of physical activity after a cancer diagnosis. This 12-week program — offered at little to no cost — is designed to help cancer survivors improve their strength and quality of life. Individuals meet with a trainer for one-on-one training. Service is available for individuals living with a cancer diagnosis or post-treatment. The trainer focuses on strength, increasing flexibility, endurance, balance, confidence and self-esteem. If you are interested in finding a YMCA close to you, call 855-220-7777. The hotline is offered in English and Spanish.

Find a YMCA Class near You

North County Cancer Fitness for In-Person, Virtual and On-Demand Exercise Classes

Find a North County Cancer Fitness Class  

Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Be Well provides weekly Zoom and in-person yoga for cancer recovery classes tailored to meet the needs of patients in all stages of treatment and recovery. Classes focus on using the breath to create peace and harmony in the body while safely and mindfully improving strength, balance and flexibility. All Be Well classes are led by certified Be Well Yoga for Cancer Recovery teachers. Classes are available in English and Spanish.

Be Well Yoga Classes

Moving for Life for Virtual Exercise Classes

Find a Moving for Life Class

2Unstoppable Exercise Video Library

Find an Exercise Video for Your Level

Medical Disclaimer

Note: These are potential resources you may find helpful. This is not an exhaustive list nor an endorsement of any group. Contact organizations directly for details, and consult your treatment team if you have any questions or concerns about using one. These resources do not take the place of your treatment team. We update this list regularly, but if any resource is no longer available or missing from this list, please let us know at MCCSupportServices@health.ucsd.edu.