Sonoma County Family YMCA

1111 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 545-9622

Health and Wellness Programs

Book Club

"Getting Real", By Susan Campbell, PhD

Information Session Thursday Sept. 26 6PM

Book Club meeting dates:
Thursdays; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov. 7, 14, 21
6 PM - 7:15 PM

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Are you ready to:

  • Improve your communication skills
  • Have better relationships
  • Focus more on relating than on controlling
  • Live a more honest life

We will learn the 10 truth skills, practice them, take self-assessment quizzes, play the Getting Real card game, and get real to enhance our relationships and our lives!
Stop hiding your feelings, holding back your truth and living under shoulds and the fear of sharing with the world your beautiful true self!

Book Club Suggested donation $20.00 includes Group Facilitation and workbook

Y members and non-members welcome!

Prepare for Safe Surgery/Hospitalization

Monday, Oct 7 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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Sooner or later, illness or injury will face you and/or your loved ones, and land you in the hospital. it’s important to know in advance what steps you can take to:

  • Prevent Mistakes
  • Prevent Infection
  • Stay safe & Calm
  • Insure you get the right medications
  • Choose the right physician/hospital

This knowledge will speed your healing, plus help ensure your medical experience is free of complications or unnecessary unpleasantness.

Gail Raborn, CHt has been a Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Interactive Imagery Therapist, Intuitive & Seminar Leader for over forty years. She specializes in work with  physical & emotional healing, plus prepares clients for safe surgery & medical procedures. Gail works by telephone, Skype, & in her Santa Rosa office.

GET THE COACHES’ PERSPECTIVE: Leading a Values Driven Life

Tuesday Oct. 8th 6 PM - 7 PM & Wednesday Oct. 16th 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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Together, we will:

  • Define core values
  • Provide steps to identify your core values
  • Compare your values to how you live your life
  • Brainstorm ideas to live more aligned with, and focused on, your values
Presentation will be held in our Training and Conference Center, Administrative Offices, 1101 College Ave Ste. 230 2nd floor, on the corner of College and North


Reduce Stress for a Fuller & Happier Life

Tuesdays Oct.15, Nov.19, Dec.17
10:30 AM - 11:45 am

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Mindfulness is being in the present, not obsessing about the past or worrying about the future. The concept of mindfulness is a fundamental aspect of Buddhism and is now being studied and practiced independently all over the world. Scientific studies have shown that it reduces stress and improves health.

During this class students will experience mindfulness with simple body movements, breathing and posture to feel and experience the benefits of being in the present.

Students will learn to develop:

  • Mental Focus
  • A Calm mind
  • A Relaxed body
  • Being Centered and Grounded
  • A Positive attitude
  • Increased awareness
Pre-register in our Member Center, or online at
No cost to register!

Plantar Fasciitis

Health & Wellness Presentation

Thursday October 17 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Learn what the Physical Therapist has to say about Plantar Fasciitis

  • What is it?
  • What causes it?
  • Treatment
  • Prevention

Kyle Coggins, graduated from the University of the Pacific in 2003 with a BA in Sports Science with a focus on sports medicine. He continued his post graduate education in Stockton obtaining a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2005 from UOP.
Kyle has worked his entire career in outpatient orthopedics focused on spinal dysfunction, posture dysfunction, post-operative rehabilitation, and industrial rehabilitation. Kyle focuses on utilizing manual therapy techniques and selective exercises to restore the body’s biomechanical function to optimize tissue healing.
If he’s not chasing around his four little children, you may find Kyle hiking one of the many beautiful, scenic trials of Sonoma County.

Pre-register in our Member Center, or online at
No cost to register!

(707) 571-7615
(707) 539-5256

Relax, Restore & Revive

One Day Retreat

Saturday October 19, 9 AM - 6 PM

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$65 Facility Members
$75 Program Members
$85 Non Members
Preregistration is required.

Is your day to day life busy, overscheduled, stressful, and lacking in quality time for yourself? Or is it filled with wide open space that you don’t know how to fill, leaving you a little lonely, feeling disconnected and aimless? Either way, or something else all together, you picked up this flyer, something is calling you to attend to this one day retreat, where you can:

  • Have time and space to reconnect with yourself
  • Cultivate connection with others along the path
  • Play and create
  • Shift into a more relaxed, focused state and gain a clearer sense of your next steps for living the life you want

Retreat Day at a Glance

  • Welcome Activity
  • Guided Meditation
  • Coaching & Journaling
  • Simple Yoga
  • Partner Activity
  • Lunch
  • Vision Boarding
  • Life Coaching
  • Claiming and Closing
Sign up at 1111 College Ave, (707) 545-9622, or online at

Medicare Annual Choices and Changes

Wednesday October 23, 3 PM - 4:30 PM

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Attend to:

  • Get educated so you can make informed choices
  • Learn which Part D premiums and formularies are changing
  • Understand Advantage Plan changes
  • Learn how to pay less for your medications
  • Understand Advantage plans and your Medicare
For more information and to sign up, contact HICAP (707) 526-4108



Train for a 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon in a fun, safe, supportive, coached group designed to meet your needs.

Weds. & Sat. Aug. 7th—Oct. 19th
Culminating in the Cloverdale Vineyard Races Oct 20th (separate entry fee for race)
Group meets:
Weds. @ 5:30pm with Aimee, leaves from the Y
Sat. @ 8:30am with Rose, meets in various locations

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See if you qualify for the
YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

If so, sign up now for the next session starting Wednesday July 31, 2019.

Not sure?

Take a Risk Assessment or contact your healthcare provider, now!

Need more information?

Contact Nicole Martinovich, Program Coordinator
(707) 545-9622 ext.3412

See our flyer here.


A program where you choose what wellness means to you, and we help you get there.

Create and sustain habits that will keep you feeling good into the fall, the new year, and beyond!

There is no time like the present to get on track with your health and well-being.

Individualized goal setting & community support to help you to flourish.

With a small group of 8-10 people, we will focus on components of a healthy lifestyle including: goal setting, movement, nutrition, stress management, and finding balance.

Sample topics include:

  • Sustainable habit change
  • Planning for challenges
  • Mindful eating
  • SMART-ER goal setting
  • Tracking changes
  • Stress management
  • Problem solving
  • Safe principles of exercise
  • Healty nourishment

Information Session

Wednesday Sept. 4th

Program Dates

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7:15pm
Weds. Discussion; Mon. fitness activity

$120 for YMCA members
$135 for Program Members
$150 for non-members

For more information, contact:
Nicole Martinovich, Program Coordinator
(707) 545-9622 ext.3412

Rachel Marcus, Health and Wellness Coordinator
545-9622 ext 3122

See our flyer here.

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Every month we host a diverse series of FREE Health & Wellness presentations that are open to the community.  Our presentations have brought in local professional experts to discuss a variety of topics such as Medicare, estate planning, essential oils, osteoporosis, to name a few.

If you would like to share a health & wellness topic please contact Nicole Martinovich, 707.545.9622 x3412 or

See Events for presentations coming soon.  Click on More Info. 

Health Coaching Services

Why Work with a Health Coach?  Health Coaches work to empower clients to live their best life, according to the client's terms.  (Health Coaching Application)

  • To clarify health-related goals
  • Discover strengths and challenges
  • Learn new strategies to solve problems
  • Use active learning to develop a path toward greater health and happiness
  • Accountability, motivation, and fun!
  • Get out of a rut

Nicole Martinovich is an ACE Certified Health Coach, SCW Certified Lifestyle & Behavior Coach and has completed Core 100 with Robbins-Madanes Training

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