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Exercise at the Zakim Center

Upcoming Exercise Classes

  • Chair Yoga Flow

    • Event Begins: 24 May, 2022 - 11:00 AM
      Event Ends: 24 May, 2022 - 11:45 AM
  • Yoga Flow

    • Event Begins: 24 May, 2022 - 04:30 PM
      Event Ends: 24 May, 2022 - 05:15 PM
  • Chair Yoga Flow

    • Event Begins: 25 May, 2022 - 02:00 PM
      Event Ends: 25 May, 2022 - 02:45 PM

Juliana G. Berfield, PhD, E-RYT 500, CPT

Juliana joined the Zakim Center in 2017 as a Movement Instructor. Since 2000, she has taught various movement classes including Yoga, Mat Pilates, Aerobics, Step, Kick Boxing, Core, Muscle Conditioning, and Resist-a-Ball ® class styles. Juliana has certifications in Yoga (E-RYT 500), Personal Training (ACE-CPT), Mat Pilates (Physicalmind Institute®), Yoga for Cancer (y4c®), Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra, Cancer Exercise Specialist (CETI), and Senior Fitness Specialist (ACE).

Exercise Programs and Consultations Available!


Mind/Body Movement Programs

The Zakim Center offers a variety of virtual exercise and mind/body movement programs, including free classes in dance, qigong, tai chi, yoga, strength training, and aerobics. These therapies, which include mind/body, meditation, and breathing techniques, can ease tired muscles, reduce stress, and increase positive energy. Sessions are for adult patients at all fitness levels.


Exercise Consultations

Exercise holds benefits for everyone, and a growing number of studies show that cancer patients in particular can gain valuable benefits from regular exercise, including reducing fatigue, improving mood, reducing anxiety, and helping to maintain a healthy weight. Patients can meet with Dana-Farber's exercise physiologist, Nancy Campbell, who can answer fitness-related questions and provide personalized exercise tips. Consults are available for patients with any cancer diagnosis. Email the Zakim Center to schedule a consultation now!


Nancy Campbell, MS

Nancy Campbell is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist in the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Nancy provides personalized exercise consultations for patients through the Zakim Center. She also teaches several strength training based exercise classes for patients and survivors via Zoom. Nancy has been a part of over 15 research studies looking at the benefits of exercise and healthy living for cancer survivors. She has been at Dana-Farber since 2005, is a certified ACE Personal Trainer and has the American College of Sports Medicine Cancer Exercise Trainer certification. 

Yoga Videos

  • Gentle Yoga Flow (April 14, 2022)

    22 Apr, 2022
    This 45-minute joyful flow (vinyasa) is a practice that connects movement to breath in a sequence of yoga poses. The class is designed to promote a...
  • Chair Stretch & Strength (April 13, 2022)

    22 Apr, 2022
    This 45-minute class is done seated in a chair or standing with the support of a chair. The focus of the class is calming the mind and stretching a...
  • Chair Yoga Flow (Mar 23, 2022)

    12 Apr, 2022
    This 45-minute chair yoga invites you to find movement in a way that is gentle and supportive. The practice invites awareness into the body and act...
  • Chair Stretch & Strength (Mar 23, 2022)

    12 Apr, 2022
    This 45-minute class is done seated in a chair or standing with the support of a chair. The focus of the class is calming the mind and stretching a...

Ramel “Rami” Rones

Rami Rones is a gold medalist, award-winning martial artist in both the U.S. and China. With 16 years of experience leading Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation classes, he focuses on helping individuals with conditions such as cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia, aging, injuries, and stress. Rami is a consultant on mind/body therapies at Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools, and is the co-author of numerous publications. In addition to his work at the Zakim Center, Rami also lectures and instructs in the techniques of the Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation philosophies in hospitals, institutions, and schools around the world.

Read more of Rami's story here!

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