December 2019


    Mount Sinai Calm offers free yoga classes for staff, faculty, and students. Registration is not required and mats are provided. Specific locations and times are listed here. To join the weekly Yoga update, email or


    The ICARE Team is a peer support program for health care workers who have experienced a stressful, work-related event, usually clinical in nature. The program is now available throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. Employees seeking support through the ICARE Team should click here (navigate to ICARE Team SharePoint and click on your sites page).


    Tuesdays at 6:30pm Mount Sinai West, Main Lobby

    We want you to be confident that you will have a warm, comfortable setting for labor, delivery, and recovery.

    Knowing what to expect when it comes time for labor and delivery can ease any anxiety you may have about the birth process, especially if this is your first baby. Expectant parents, this complete maternity experience will guide you through what to expect from your first steps into the hospital until you leave our maternity unit with your beautiful baby.

    Free, for adults only, convenient tours of all the obstetrics facilities at Mount Sinai West, including the Labor and Delivery Suite and the Postpartum Suites, are available twice a week, on weeknights.

    It is extremely rare for tours to be cancelled, but if extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances occur, there will be a message posted by 4pm day of the tour.

    No registration required.  Tours begin promptly from the Main Lobby.  The tour hostess will meet guests on the right side of the Main Lobby .  We respectfully request you to arrive 10 minutes early.  Tour length is approximately 2 hours.


    Mondays at 11:30am Mount Sinai West, Lesch Conference Room, Third Floor

    Take time to meditate. No need to register. Feel free to stop by for as long as you like.


    Do you have any maternity or baby clothing that you’re looking to donate? Please donate to Mom to Mom, a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded by a Mount Sinai medical student. We are collecting new and lightly used maternity and baby clothing (if used, please ensure it is recently washed), as well as other pregnancy necessities. Clothing can be dropped off directly to the Ob/Gyn Social Work office on the E level of the Klingenstein Pavilion (1176 Fifth Avenue). If you have any questions, contact Melissa Hill at or


    Tuesday, December 3, 5:30 pm Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health 234 East 85th Street, Lower Level

    Gabriela Lupatkin is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Yoga provides a unique opportunity to connect with your breath and allow your body to relax. Join us for a restorative yoga class where we will pay special attention to our breath while enjoying relaxing and rejuvenated yoga poses. This specific class, Chair Yoga, is possible for anyone to do. All levels welcome. 212-241-8597.


    Thursday, December 19, 5:30 pm Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health 234 East 85th; Lower Level

    Mindfulness is a program to help create lifestyle changes through anxiety and stress reduction. Mickie Brown, RN HN-BC, is a holistic nurse certified in mind body medicine and a qualified mindfulness based stress reduction teacher. No charge for cardiac rehab participants. Space is limited, but reservations are recommended: 212-241-8597.


    Tuesday, December 10, 5:15pm 5 East 98th Street, Third Floor

    We look forward to another season of learning about diabetes and implementing healthy self-care for those with type 2 diabetes.

    • Tuesday, December 10: Diabetes and Stress Management, Diabetes technology updates, and a cooking demo

    If you have a blood glucose meter, bring it to all classes.  Additionally, bring any medication you may require if you plan to sample the food from the cooking demo. We encourage participants to attend all classes, but this is not mandatory. If you would like to attend, RSVP to Camilla Levister at .This class is open to employees, patients, and the general public.