Schedule

Please note that due to COVID-19 we are temporarily cancelling ALL in-person classes and meetings until further notice. Meditation classes and SMART Recovery classes will resume ONLINE at their regular times. See below for details on how to access these classes.
 

We are still supplying Narcan kits to anyone in need. To get a kit click here.

 

If you are struggling while in isolation, please reach out. We will do our best to help, or to connect you to resources who can.​

To learn more about our activities, scroll down this page or select a program using the menu on the right.

Our classes are open to the public. Someone does not have to be in recovery or have a history of substance use to attend, and no one who attends our programs has to identify themselves in any particular way. We only ask that those who attend our programs be caring and compassionate toward other attendees. For more information click here.
 

Many of our classes also allow "drop-ins," this means you can come to the classes that fit your schedule and you do not have to commit to consistent attendance. If it is your first class, please try to be on time or discuss your schedule with us first. 

We do our best to keep our classes affordable. The terms "by donation" and "pay what you can" or "pay what feels good" are all ways of saying that payment is NOT required to attend a class. However, our instructors are volunteering their time for free, and any donation you give goes directly to them. By paying what you can afford to pay, no matter how little, you keep the class going and keep it affordable for everyone. Remember, every dollar counts! 

Many of our programs are sanctioned by the Kalamazoo Drug Court. This means that someone who is in a drug court program can get papers signed when coming to classes like guitar, meditation, and yoga just as they do at NA or AA.

For cancellations related to weather, check WWMT. We leave all other cancellations up to our instructors. The best way to know about last minute cancellations is to sign up for text reminders, they may also be reflected on our calendar.

 

Beginning Guitar

Tuesdays: 6:30 - 7:30pm

*class temporarily cancelled until further notice

Beginning Guitar is led by experienced guitarist and luthier Steve Stover. This class is friendly to both beginners and more experienced guitarists who want to play guitar with others. A few guitars are available for use at each session, so please bring your own if you have one. To donate a guitar click here.

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome, 18+
Cost: by donation (suggested $5 - $15)
Drug Court Sanctioned

 

Boxing

Saturdays: 1:30 - 2:30pm

*class temporarily cancelled until further notice

This class is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of boxing. We will cover footwork, punching, and defensive movements while doing drills and group exercises.

Participants are not required to purchase equipment, however boxing gloves and handwraps are highly recommended for consistent attendees. Equipment is available for purchase through Title Ten Boxing in Portage, MI.

 

Please wear fitness and movement appropriate clothing.
 

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome, 18+
Cost: by donation
Drug Court Sanctioned

 

Meditation

Mondays: 11am - 12:15pm

*class HELD ONLINE until further notice (instructions below)

This class is designed to introduce you to yourself. We will explore this through a basic mindfulness and meditation technique, and by studying Buddhist principles. 
Beginner and seasoned practitioners welcome. 
Chairs supplied. Cushions are limited, so bring yours if you have one.

 

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome, 18+
Cost: by donation (suggested $5 - $15)
Drug Court Sanctioned

 

Tai-Chi

Saturdays: 10 - 11am

*class temporarily cancelled until further notice

Drop in for Tai Chi classes led by Matu Kurzawa. No previous experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes and socks or soft shoes.

Matu teaches Dr. Roger Jahnke's Tai Chi Easy five, which is a technique that uses five movements opposed to the tradition 108. This simplified approach is designed to still afford the practitioner many benefits of Tai Chi. Matu also teaches Qigong, which is a mind-body-spirit practice that improve's one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self massage, sound, and focused intent.

 

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome, 18+
Cost: by donation (suggested $5 - $15)
Drug Court Sanctioned

 

 

Yoga

*class temporarily cancelled until further notice

Tuesdays: 1 - 2pm
Thursdays: 6:30 - 7:30pm

This gentle yoga class focuses on deepening the mind-body connection while building strength and flexibility. This is a restful and calming class that is appropriate for all levels. Asana (poses), pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation practices will be included in every class. Yogis of all levels are welcome.

This class primarily focuses on Hatha Yoga but occasionally features Kundalini yoga.

Please wear comfortable, stretchy, or loose-fitting clothing. 

We have yoga mats, blocks, straps, and blankets available on site, but you can also bring your own.

 

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome, 18+ 
Cost: by donation (suggested $5 - $15)
Drug Court Sanctioned

 

SMART Recovery

Mondays: 5:30 - 6:30pm

*class HELD ONLINE until further notice (instructions below)

SMART stands for Self Management And Recovery Training. This program helps individuals gain independence from an addiction to either a substance or activity. If you are receiving medication assisted treatment, struggling with addiction, or in early or long term recovery, then this program is for you.

This is NOT a 12 step program, but all recovery pathways are welcome.
Instead, this program advocates for individual choice based on teaching four points: 

1. Building, enhancing, or maintaining motivation to abstain.

2. Coping with urges. 

3. Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

4. Balancing momentary and enduring satisfactions.

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome, 18+ 
FREE
Drug Court Sanctioned

Classes cancelled on observed holidays

To access chat on a smartphone:

    Download the "free conference call" app

    Press "Join" or "+" to enter meeting ID: copenetwork

    Enter access code: 648404

To access chat on a computer:
    Go to www.freeconferencecall.com 

    Go to "Online Meetings" and click "Join Meeting"

    Enter meeting ID: copenetwork

    Click "Join Online Meeting"

    You will be asked for a name and email address

 

Either of these will give you video and audio access, you can also enter chat questions.

 

To access the class via a phone call:    

    Dial: 515-606-5187
    Enter a
ccess number: 648408  
    Meeting ID: copenetwork

Alternatively you can check SMART Recovery global online at  www.smartrecovery.org  

    Here you can access many forums and online groups.

 

FAN Meetings

*meetings temporarily cancelled until further notice

FAN Meetings are a support group style meeting for families, friends, and community members affected by addiction to learn more about addiction and how they can help themselves or their loved ones with recovery. It is also an opportunity for someone with lived drug use/addiction/recovery experience to receive community and peer support. Abstinence or recovery is not required to attend. 

Due to the nature of the topic, we like to keep the room 18+ but can make exceptions for someone who is younger depending on the circumstances. 

For accommodation requests or any questions, or to speak with the facilitator beforehand to get a feel for the group and how it may benefit you, contact Nancy at 269-330-3643.


FREE

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome

Coffee & basic refreshments provided. 

Speaking or sharing is NOT required to attend
Drug Court Sanctioned

Kalamazoo County Meeting:

The first Thursday of every month and the third Monday of every month: 7-9pm

held at COPE Network
2705 Virginia Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49004

Berrien County Meeting:

The third Thursday of every month: 7-9pm
held at Carol's Hope
4032 M139, St. Joseph