Wellness Centers & Programming

Peaceful Cairn

Mono County Behavioral Health invites all community members to visit our wellness centers in Walker or Mammoth Lakes. These centers host a variety of free activities each week, including yoga, support groups, arts and crafts, and youth programs. Additional free programming is available in Bridgeport and Benton. 

Sierra Wellness Center 

181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes

 

Walker Wellness Center 

107655 Highway 395 in Walker

 


 

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2022 Spring Wellness Programming

Mental Health Awareness Month - May 2022

 
2022 Suicide Awareness 5Kish Walk

Mammoth Brewing Company
18 Lake Mary Drive, Mammoth Lakes
May 22, 2022
8:00am-12:00pm
Register now for the first-ever Suicide Awareness 5kish Walk. Raise awareness, learn about resources, build community resiliency, and honor loved ones lost. This free event will start and finish at Mammoth Brewing Company and includes aid stations provided by Mammoth Mountain, The Warming Hut, and Stellar Brew. Live music will be provided after the walk by Pidder Padder and a raffle will be held to raise funds for Wild Iris and Shine, two local non-profits providing resources to individuals at risk for suicide.  Please bring a photo, note, or memento if you would like to contribute to the community memorial wall.  Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-suicide-awareness-5kish-walk-registration-298850980327  

Reaching In: How to Strengthen Your Community for Suicide Prevention

Join MCBH Director Robin Roberts and Mono County Sheriff Ingrid Braun for a community discussion on loss, awareness, prevention, and resilience.
June Lake: May 9, 2022, June Lake Community Center, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mammoth Lakes: May 11, 2022, Forest Service Auditorium, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Bridgeport: May 19, 2022, Memorial Hall, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Wellness Center Open House

Meet your wellness associates, check out our facilities, and learn about our free wellness programs offered throughout the year to Mono county residents. Free food, giveaways, and more!
Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Walker Wellness Center: 107655 Highway 395
Bridgeport: Memorial Hall, 73 North School Street
Sierra Wellness Center: 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes

Stress Management Class

Join Drew Schwartz for three virtual classes and develop a quick and easy personalized system to process stress in a healthy way. Establish a strong foundation today in order to resist burnout in the future.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join via zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3958507262

Intro to Mental Health First Aid - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID

Join Susi Bains from Shine to learn about warning signs of suicide, assess urgency, and learn how to connect with resources.
Mammoth Lakes: Wednesday, May 25, 2022; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm or 5:00 pm 8:00 pm; Civic Center 1290 Tavern Road Bridgeport: Thursday, May 26, 2022; 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Memorial Hall 73 North School St
Register by emailing Susi Bains at sbains@shinehelp.org.

Free Yoga

Join MCBH for free yoga in Walker, Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes, and Crowley Lake
Walker: Fridays in May, 12:00 pm at Walker Park
Bridgeport: Mondays in May, 12:00 pm at Bridgeport Park
Mammoth Lakes: Tuesdays and Thursdays in May, 1:30 pm at the Sierra Wellness Center
Crowley Lake: Thursdays (May 5, May 12, May 19), 8:00 am or 5:00 pm at the Crowley Community Center

Benton Wellness

 
Benton Social + Games - May 2022 - CANCELED for May

Tribal Community Center
567 Yellow Jacket Road
May 26, 2022
5:30-7:00 pm
Please join Mono County Behavioral Health for a community potluck. We will provide the main, if you are able and willing, please bring an appetizer, side, or dessert to share (not required). 

*held the last Thursday of the month, alternating locations between the Tribal Community Center and the Benton Community Center. We hope you will join us!

Benton Community Center (58869 Hwy 120): Thursday, June 30, 2022, Thursday, August 25, 2022, Thursday, October 27, 2022

Benton Tribal Community Center (567 Yellow Jacket Road): Thursday, May 26, 2022, Thursday, July 28, 2022, Thursday, September 29, 2022, Thursday, November 17, 2022

Bridgeport Wellness

Senior Breakfast Club 

May 2022 - June 2022
Mondays, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bridgeport Park
Join for coffee, light breakfast, community, and conversation at the park.

Yoga in the Park

May 2022 - June 2022
Mondays, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bridgeport Park
Gentle Vinyasa Flow for healing and gentle stretch. All abilities welcome. Please bring a mat or towel.

Afternoon Tea

May 2022 - June 2022
Tuesdays, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Memorial Hall
Everyone is welcome for tea, a light snack, and good company.

Walk & Talk

May 2022 - June 2022
Wednesdays, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Meet at Memorial Hall
Let it all out and get some endorphins with this brisk walk around town. 

Elementary Mindfulness

May 2022 - June 2022
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Memorial Hall
Limited Enrollment
A mindfulness group for the young ones in our community. Ages 5-10 only. Preregistration required. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis, limited space available, please email Tajia at trodriguez@mono.ca.gov to register.

Clubhouse Live

May 2022 - June 2022
Thursdays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fridays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Memorial Hall
It is a conscious, safe, and brave space only for students between the ages of 11 and 18. Preregistration required. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis, limited space available, please email Tajia at trodriguez@mono.ca.gov to register.

Crafters Circle

May 2022 - June 2022
Memorial Hall
73 North School St, Bridgeport, CA
May 4, 2022 & June 1, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Bring what you are working on and get together with other crafters for a fun evening together.

Bridgeport Social - 2nd Friday of each month 

Ongoing
Memorial Hall
73 North School St, Bridgeport, CA
May 13, 2022 & June 10, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Please join Mono County Behavioral Health for a community potluck. We will provide the main, if you are able and willing, please bring an appetizer, side, or dessert to share (not required). 

Hiking- 2nd Saturday of each month 

May 2022 - June 2022
Meet at Memorial Hall
73 North School St, Bridgeport, CA
May 14, 2022 & June 11, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join Tajia for a gentle hike on local trails. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet at Memorial Hall to caravan to the trailhead. The whole family is welcome.

 
MAC Adult Art Classes - Abstract watercolor flower cards, with Kristi Day

Friday, May 27, 2022
Memorial Hall
73 North School St, Bridgeport, CA
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
During this one-hour class in Bridgeport, teaching artist Kristi Day will lead us through painting abstract flowers on cards using bright and colorful watercolors.
In this class, MAC will provide:
– All supplies needed to paint and decorate 2 pots each
– Snacks and beverages (please bring your own re-usable water bottle)
– A totally fun time!
Join us! Let's create together!
Limited space available, register here: https://monoarts.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/monoarts/event.jsp?event=219&

Crowley Lake Wellness

STOTT Pilates Matwork 

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2022
Tuesdays, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Crowley Lake Community Center
Classic Pilates matwork with a contemporary twist. Mobilize, lengthen and strengthen the whole body with emphasis on core stability. Must bring your own mat.

Stretch & Relax

May 5, 12, 19, 2022
Thursdays, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Crowley Lake Community Center
Gentle warm-up, joint mobility, and flexibility followed by a short guided relaxation. Must bring your own mat.

Yin Yoga Stretch

May 5, 12, 19, 2022
Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Crowley Lake Community Center
Yin is a passive style of yoga, focusing on hips and spine. Poses (asana) are held up to 5 minutes in a very relaxed manner. Must bring your own mat.

June Lake Wellness

June Lake Social  - 2nd Thursday of each month

June Lake Community Center
90 W Granite Avenue, June Lake
May 12, 2022 & June 9, 2022
5:30-7:00 pm
Please join Mono County Behavioral Health for a community potluck. Meet, mingle and connect with your fellow community members while enjoying a free meal. We will provide the main, if you are able and willing, please bring an appetizer, side, or dessert to share (not required).  

 

Mammoth Lakes Wellness

Clubhouse Live

Ongoing
Tuesdays and Fridays, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
Free afterschool program for middle and high school students. Snacks, activities, and help with homework are provided. 

Yoga and Guided Meditation

Ongoing
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30-2:45 pm
No class on May 26, 2022
Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
Bring a towel or yoga mat and relax your mind and body. 

Sunday Senior Doughnut Drop-In

Ongoing
Sundays 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Various Locations Join us for coffee, a light breakfast, community, and conversation on Sunday mornings. 
May 1: Looney Bean
May 8: Stellar Brew
May 15: Black Velvet
May 22: Mammoth Coffee Roasters

Open Space Hang

Ongoing
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
No meeting on June 15, 2022
Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
Join us for a sober evening of games, music, and community.

LBGTQIA+ Potluck - 2nd Tuesday of each month

May 10, 2022 & - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
Gather, meet, support, and eat!

Parents of LBGTQIA+ Support Group - 3rd Tuesday of each month -

May 17, 2022 & June 21, 2022 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
Parents of LBGTQIA+ children gather for support, community, and learning.

 

Walker Wellness

Walker Socials - Last Friday of Every Month - May

May 27, 2022
5:00-7:00 pm
Walker Wellness Center
107655 Highway 395, Walker, CA
Join MCBH at the Walker Wellness Center for a FREE community dinner/potluck.

Men's Mindful Meditation Group

May 2022
Wednesdays, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
No class on June 8, 2022
Walker Wellness Center
Allow your mind and body to reset. 

Family Yoga

Ongoing
Wednesdays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
No class on June 8, 2022
Walker Wellness Center
Work on stretching, flexibility, and mindfulness with fun games and music at Family Yoga every Wednesday at the Walker Wellness Center. Please bring a mat or towel.

Parent Project

Ongoing
Wednesdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Walker Wellness Center
No class on June 8, 2022
This one is for all the parents who struggle to hold the line with their kids. Join Miss Betty and other parents for a weekly parenting support group at the Walker Wellness Center every Wednesday evening.

Homeschool Social Group  

May 2022
Thursdays, 11:00am-12:30pm
Walker Wellness Center
No class on June 9, 2022
Mingle with other homeschool families as you learn about mindfulness, yoga, and craft projects. Light lunch will be served. 

Summer Fun Group  

June 2022
Thursdays, 11:00am-1:00pm
No class on June 9, 2022
Walker Wellness Center
Family fun with games, yoga, lunch and more!

Intro to Ukulele

June 16, 2022 - July 20, 2022
Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Walker Wellness Center
Learn to play the ukulele with Ms Betty. This class is for beginners only. Limited space available. Please email Betty at bhathaway@mono.ca.gov to register.

Mommy & Me Yoga

Ongoing
Thursdays, 9:15 am - 10:00 am
No class on June 9, 2022
Walker Wellness Center
Work on stretching, flexibility, and mindfulness with fun games and music. Please bring a mat or towel.

Ladies' Yoga

June 2022
Thursdays, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
No class on June 9, 2022
Walker Wellness Center
Work on stretching, flexibility, and mindfulness with fun games and music. Please bring a mat or towel.

Yoga at the Park - canceled

May 2022
Fridays, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - canceled
Walker Park
Work on stretching, flexibility, and strength. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wildflower Hikes

June 2022
Fridays, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
No class on June 10, 2022
Meet at the Walker Wellness Center
Come search for local wildflowers on this family friendly hike. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet at the Walker Wellness Center to caravan to the trailhead.

Nutrition and Cooking

June 15, 2022 - July 20, 2022
Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Walker Wellness Center
Join Ms Betty and CSS for a 6-week nutrition and cooking class on Wednesdays at the Walker Wellness Center. For more information or to sign up, contact Crystal at crystaltovarcss@gmail.com.

 

Updated May 11, 2022.

 

More Information

For more information on Wellness Center activities and how to access them, please call 760-924-1740.

 

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2022 Mental Health Awareness Month
Stress Management Class - online
Stress Management Class - Spanish flyer
Reaching In: How to strengthen your community
Reaching In: How to strengthen your community
2022 Suicide Awareness 5Kish Walk
Sierra Wellness Calendar - May 2022
Sierra Wellness Calendar - May 2022 - Spanish
Walker Wellness Center Calendar May 2022
Walker Wellness Center Calendar June 2022