Wellness Program

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Tai Chi for Beginners

Participants will become proficient and able to implement a daily practice with a solid foundation of basic Tai Chi concepts. Join for the series or pop in for a single session to learn practices that may help our community alleviate stress and encourage peaceful living. 

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Workshop Series Duration: 6 Weeks Classes (October 5, October 12, October 19, October 26, November 2, November 16)

  • Series I: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Series II: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Class Sessions:  (October 5, October 12, October 19, October 26, November 2, November 16)

  • Thursdays, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Thursdays, 6:00pm - 7:00 pm


  • $20 per class;
  • $100 for the entire series

About the Instructor

Kai Lewis is an instructor of Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation and several South East Asian styles of martial arts. He has also completed his 200 yoga teacher hours and continues his studies in anatomy, massage, reflexology and sports science medicine. His interests lie in the practical methods of martial arts, healing, meditation, and yoga and applying these arts and their applications in a modern context. He currently teaches several public classes and is part of the MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Center team, sharing the health benefits of Tai Chi and Qi Gong with the hospital's cancer patients, caregivers and staff.

Questions? Contact publicprograms@thehealthmuseum.org for more information. 


Mindfulness Classes at The Health Museum | January-March 2018

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Mindfulness is learning to pay attention to the present moment with an openness, curiosity and kindness. It is something that we do naturally. Most often, however, we are caught in habit energy where we are thinking about events of the past or future or caught in judging the present, taking us out of our experience. Over the last 25 years, mindfulness practices have been studied widely in America and shown to reduce stress, lessen suffering from anxiety, depression and physical pain, boost the immune system, improve our sense of well-being, and actually change the structure and function of the brain. Come join Dr. Ann Friedman, a psychologist and certified mindfulness instructor, to learn more about mindfulness.


ADULTS - 6 classes series

On Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 7:15pm from January 16 to February 27, 2018 (skipping February 13th),


  •  $250
  • Members get a $25 discount. Become a member today and enjoy exclusive benefits



CHILDREN with Parent/Caregiver & TEENS - 6 classes series

On Sundays, from January 21 to March 4 (skipping Sunday, Feb. 18)

  • Children Ages 6-8, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
  • Children Ages 9-12,  2:30 -3:30  pm
  • Teens, 4:00 - 5:00 pm


Cost :

  • $250 for Child + Parent and only $75 for a second child 
  • $250 for Teen
  • Members get a $25 discount. Become a member today and enjoy exclusive benefits


Learn how to focus your attention and let go of stressful thoughts and emotions.
You will learn a specific way of paying attention to your breath, body, thoughts, feelings and to the world around you. The way of paying attention is powerful because when you can observe your thoughts and feelings, then you can choose how you act. You can also learn how to bring relaxation to your body when you are feeling stress and anxiety.


Questions? Contact publicprograms@thehealthmuseum.org for more information. 

Ann Friedman, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist who served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Counseling Psychology Graduate Program for over ten years. Ann holds both a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston. She completed her Residency in Clinical Psychology at U.T. Medical School and her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Since 2007, Ann has studied mindfulness intensively with various national teachers. In 2015, she received a Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) of the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine at UCLA.  She is now in a program to become an affiliate teacher with UCLA.  Ann has also completed courses on teaching children and teens, including Sitting Like a Frog with Eline Snell and The Still Quiet Place by Dr. Amy Saltzman

Ann currently teaches mindfulness classes for adults, teens, and for caregivers and their children through her company, Mindful Being, P.C. at The John McGovern Houston Health and Medical Science Museum and Rothko Chapel, as well as in her private office.