Health and Wellbeing
Yoga Classes – Adult & Youth
Using traditional yoga postures and breath awareness, yoga serves to build a participant’s strength, increase their self-esteem, reduce stress, promote flexibility, and improve balance. Classes at RCH focus on core strength and can accommodate all levels of participation. When needed, instruction is translated into Spanish so that each detail is easily understood and individuals are able to freely express themselves through the various postures. Two yoga classes are offered each week and yoga is also incorporated into the activities of the after-school program as well as the summer Junior Green Youth Farm.
Stretching & Meditation
The best way to add exercise to your life is by doing it with a friend! With the help of our DePaul nursing interns, RCH organizes weekly groups to encourage our community to get active. We work to improve our health and wellness with stretching and meditation.
Hand drumming has increasingly gained recognition for its role in contributing to the wellness movement. Playing drums is a physical activity that brings together people of all ages and cultures. A drum is an instrument everyone can play – it is a medium of non-verbal communication – and it’s fun! RCH offers monthly drumming sessions conducted by Helen Bond, a dynamic teacher who teaches the healing power of drumming with the use of Djembe, authentic West African drums. Drum circles at RCH increase individual well-being, reduce stress and provide neighbors with an opportunity to get to know one another better and to relate in new ways.
Providing information, chaperones and transportation, Roberti Community House encourages our neighbors to enjoy the free outdoor programs available in our area. In partnership with Lake County Nature Network, RCH chaperones field trips to various organized forest preserve walks. Additionally, RCH helps our neighbors participate in Zumba classes on the beach.