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Group Classes

The Integrative Medicine Center offers services in two locations:

Clinical Consultations

  • Individual consultations are available at the Integrative Medicine Center: free-standing facility located east of the Clark Clinic main entrance, near valet parking, room R1.2000
    Address: 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX, 77030

Group Classes

  • Group classes are available at the Mays Clinic, floor 2, near Elevator T, Room ACB2.1005
    Address: 1220 Holcombe Blvd. (at Bertner), Houston, TX 77030
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Registration  is strongly suggested, but not required for some programs. Requirements are noted in program descriptions below. Remember to arrive early if you are participating for the first time so that you may complete the registration process. Call ahead to reserve your space! 

Group classes calendar is featured in our monthly Newsletter.

For more information:


Note: Please confirm the time and location before arriving to class, as the schedule may change. 


Social Programs

Expressive Arts 

Held every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 2 - 4 pm

These fun classes help you explore issues in a creative way and make it easier to convey feelings or experiences that may be difficult to express in words.  Classes include:  Paint Your Own Pottery, Beading, Mosaic Mania, Chinese Ink Art, Digital Photography, Watercolor Transfer and more!

Laughter for Health

Held every Wednesday, 12:00 - 1 pm (except on 5th Wednesday of the month)

Laughter for health combines yogic deep breathing, stretching, simulated laughter exercises and cultivated child-like playfulness.  Participants report reduction in stress, blood pressure, depression and more. Join Chaplain Stephen Findley for this uplifting class. Please bring a bottle of water to class. 

Look Good, Feel Better 

Held every 1st Thursday, 10 am - 12:00

This program is presented by trained, licensed cosmetologists that help patients adjust to temporary or permanent changes in their appearance. If it is your first time attending the class, you will receive a complementary makeup kit, head cover and wig! You must pre-register for this program by calling 713-792-6039.

Support Groups

Professionally-led support groups meet at the Integrative Medicine Center for education, group discussion, guest speakers and supportive sharing for patients, family and friends.

See a complete list of support groups at MD Anderson

The Celebration Singers

Held every Tuesday, 5 - 7 pm

Are you a cancer survivor or caregiver who enjoys singing? If you are, this special choir is for you! The group's purpose is to make beautiful music, have fun and provide inspiration to the newly diagnosed and the long-term survivor. Please contact the choir's director, Michael Richardson, M.T.-B.C. (music therapist at MD Anderson) at 713-563-0858 for rehearsal information or to join!


Mind-Body Programs

Music for Health 

Held every Thursday, 2 - 3 pm

In a workshop-like atmosphere, discover new ways to reduce stress, improve mood, and decrease fatigue! Each week learn a different skill and how to use your favorite music to improve your health.
Facilitator: Michael Richardson, M.T.-B.C.


PIKNIC is an informal educational forum for MD Anderson patients, caregivers, faculty and staff who want to learn more about issues relevant to cancer. Sessions are led by experts from MD Anderson or the Houston community, whose topics range from meditation techniques to cancer treatment news. The topics may change, please call 800-345-6324 for the latest schedule.


Held every Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Experience this ancient Chinese system of self care using meditation, breath, and movement to balance the body's energy flow. 

Therapeutic Group Drumming

Held every Wednesday, 2 - 3 pm

Learn drumming techniques from around the world. Express yourself in a safe creative music making environment. No experience required!

Tibetan Bon Meditation 

Held every Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting the mind, body, and heart, through breath, sound and movement practices. Class method rotates weekly and consists of:

  • Power of Breath
  • Sacred Sounds
  • Movement & Breath (9:30 -11 am)

Please see calendar for details or contact our clinic at 713-794-4700 
Facilitator: Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D.

Yoga (Hatha) 

Held every Friday, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Stretch your mind as well as your body by learning the postures, breathing exercises, and meditation which comprise yoga. Classes can be done on a mat or chair.

Yoga for Health 

Held every Wednesday, 10:30 -11:30 am

Learn ancient Indian Patanjali-based yoga practices of gentle stretching, breathing, and meditation to experience relaxation through the balance of Mind-Body-Breath.



Get Moving 

Held every Monday, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Get moving with Nia! Recharge and energize with uplifting music and a blend of yoga, dance and martial arts. Positively shape the way you feel and think. Any fitness level is welcome. Facilitator: Carla Warneke


Held every Monday, 1 - 2 pm

Come learn and practice a series of exercises in deep muscle strengthening that improve skeletal alignment and overall flexibility. Comfortable, flexible clothing is required. This class is mat based (floor activity is involved.)
Facilitator: Sarah Mifsud

Tai Chi

Held every Tuesday, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Find balance and strength through continuous flowing movements that link mind to body.

Brief Relaxation Massage 

The chair massages, generously funded by Angie's Spa, will be offered 1st & 3rd Mondays and 2nd & 4th Fridays of every month. 

Please call the scheduling team for more information at 713-794-4700


Cooking Classes

Nutrition Lectures 

Held every 2nd Wednesday, 3 - 4 pm

A registered dietitian provides instruction on nutrition recommendations during cancer treatment, for cancer prevention, and for optimal health. Education emphasizes a whole foods, plant-based diet. The instructor will also address frequently asked questions such as: Does sugar feed cancer? Are organic foods healthier? Are soy foods safe?

Cooking for Optimal Health

Held every 4th Wednesday, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

A registered dietitian instructs the class on preparing recipes consistent with the whole foods, plant-based diet. A different theme is chosen each month addressing patients’ frequently asked questions. Previous themes include: foods tolerated during cancer treatment, cooking with turmeric, and cooking with legumes. Each participant will receive the class recipes as well as food samples.


Currently on hold

Learn to prepare recipes from MD Anderson’s “@TheTable” online cookbook, emphasizing quality recipes that can be enjoyed by the entire family.


Programs for Kids

Activities for pediatric inpatients and outpatients ages 3-12 years and their caregivers.

Address: M D Anderson Main Building, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, 77030

Little Yogis

Held every Tuesday, 11:00 -12:00, in G9.3329 Activity Room

Experience a fun and unique combination of simple yoga postures with breathing, relaxation, guided imagery, and yoga games. Yoga brings confidence, strength, and balance while helping children to relax and improve sleep. 

Making Music

Held every Wednesday, 11:00 - 12:00, in G9.3329A Playroom

Express thoughts and feelings by playing instruments, learning new songs and creating musical stories. 


Acupuncture, Exercise and Physical Activity, Health Psychology, Meditation
Music Therapy, Nutrition, Oncology Massage, Physician consultation

Request an Appointment

Integrative Medicine Center Entry

The Integrative Medicine Center and its services are available to all current MD Anderson patients.

To request an appointment:

  • Call 713-794-4700
  • Online
  • Ask your MD Anderson physician or nurse to submit an internal request

Newsletter with Group Classes Calendar

Inside Integrative Medicine is a free monthly newsletter with the latest news on complementary therapies, research and a monthly activities calendar for the Integrative Medicine Center.

Integrative Medicine Center - Reviews of Therapies

Do you have questions about your supplements, herbs, vitamins or other complementary therapies? Please check their indications as well as side effects here.

Remember to talk to your physicians about any therapies you use to provide them with a complete picture of how you manage your health.

FIM Evening Events

"Spices and Health"

Lecture and Book Signing

Featuring: Bharat Aggarwal, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Monday, April 20, 2015
6–7:30 pm

See flier for details.

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