Willis-Knighton Classes & Events

Click on a class name for more information. You may register online and pay any charges with a credit card. This is handled by a secure site credit card processor. Willis-Knighton does not collect or keep your credit card information. You may also register by calling (318) 212-8225 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (except holidays). Charges due must be paid in advance.

Note: For classes eligible for a refund, the refund policy requires you to call at least one week in advance to cancel. Refunds will be issued, less a $10 administrative fee.

WK Prenatal Classes
Education is critical as you take this new step in your life. The Willis-Knighton Prenatal Education Program is designed to help guide expectant parents through this exciting phase of their lives. If you are a mother, father or grandparent anticipating the arrival of a new baby, please take a few minutes to review the Frequently Asked Questions before selecting classes. This section includes guidelines about when the classes should be taken, who should attend and other helpful information. Please contact the Prenatal Education office at (318) 212-2556 if you have any questions or need additional information.
 
AHA Family & Friends CPR
American Heart Association Family & Friends CPR is ideal for new or expectant parents, grandparents, babysitters and anyone interested in learning how to save a life. This course includes instructions for life-saving CPR and relief from choking for adults, children and infants.
This friends and family class does not officially certify you in CPR.

**EVERY PERSON ATTENDING THE CLASS MUST REGISTER.

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or online.

Fee: $25.00

Breast-feeding Class
An in-depth review of breastfeeding for new or experienced mothers. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants demonstrate the proper techniques to hold and latch your baby when breastfeeding to ensure the most effective results.
Questions and concerns will be addressed such as: Do I have enough milk? What should I look for? What do I need to breastfeed? What if I need to pump? A companion or the labor support person is invited to accompany mothers and learn their role in the feeding process.

Registration Information: The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. This class is "per couple", so one enrollment covers the mother and companion.

PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or online.

Fee: $20.00

Build a Better Body
The experts teach moms-to-be about proper nutrition and exercise routines to follow during each trimester of pregnancy. This class prepares you for the lifestyle and physical changes during pregnancy. It's best to take this class during the first trimester of your pregnancy, but any time is acceptable to enroll. After this class, a free trial of prenatal yoga is offered to moms who wish to participate. Prenatal yoga is optional. If you love prenatal yoga, the six-week session officially begins the following
week.
Pre-Registration required.

Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

Free:




Childbirth Preparation
A class designed to prepare expectant parents for the birth of their child in a hospital setting. This class covers basic breathing and relaxation techniques, what to expect during labor and delivery, options for managing pain, preparation for the postpartum period and more. Parents will complete the class online at their own pace and may attend a live session with the instructor to review and practice techniques.

Register to take this class at 24 weeks or later. For mothers expecting multiples, register to take this class at weeks 20 to 24.

Materials - Online access to "The Gift of Motherhood: Your Personal Journey through Prepared Childbirth," and a healthy meal.

Participants should bring two bed pillows to class.

Registration Information:

The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes.

This class is "per couple", so one enrollment covers the mother and companion/labor support person.

PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or online.

Fee: $60.00

Childbirth Preparation Express
An alternate version of Childbirth Preparation in a full day class. The express class covers the same material in a more concise format and does not include online access to class content.

Materials - "The Gift of Motherhood: Your Personal Journey through Prepared Childbirth," and a healthy breakfast and light lunch. Participants should bring two bed pillows to the class.

Registration Information: The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes.

This class is "per couple", so one enrollment covers the mother and companion/labor support person.

PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

Fee: $45.00




Childbirth Preparation for Teens
A tailored childbirth preparation class offered for expectant teen mothers (younger than 20) and her companion/labor support person. This class will prepare the mother for childbirth in a hospital setting, discuss all option for pain control, and prepare her for the postpartum period.

This class is offered free of charge for those younger than 20 years of age.

Registration Information: This class is "per couple" so one enrollment covers the mother and companion/labor support person.

The mother should register under her name and complete the areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. If the mother is attending alone, just type ALONE in the field for the companion. If a companion is attending with the mother, type that person's name in the companion blank.

Please enroll ONLY the mother.

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

Free:

Grandparents Class
New and expectant grandparents will learn the latest information about newborn care, safety in the home, and how to respond in case of an emergency. We will discuss their role in the new grandchild's life and the importance of this special relationship. Extended family members who wish to learn more about caring for the new addition to the family are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments are provided.

Free

Registration Information: A separate registration is required for each grandparent attending.

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

How to Strengthen the Prenatal Core
How to strengthen the core during pregnancy: A strong core during pregnancy helps
minimize back pain, helps mom push during labor, reduces incontinence and helps mom rehab more quickly after her baby is born.
In this 60-minute class, you'll learn through demonstration and discussion:

* Why prenatal core training is important

* Five safe and effective core and pelvic floor exercises that you can do while pregnant

* Abdominal exercises to avoid while pregnant

*The neutral spine and why it's important

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

Fee: $10

Mother/Baby Yoga
Bring your infant with you for a gentle yoga class that focuses on the needs of a new mother including gentle core work, overall body toning, and rejuvenating yoga postures. You will interact with your baby during class, share some mama/baby yoga poses and participate in infant massage. This is a place where your baby can be free to nurse, nap, play and bond with you.

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

Fee: $60.00

Newborn Care
This class will prepare new parents for what to expect immediately after the birth of the baby and help them to transition into caring for the baby at home. Attendees will learn the basics of care such as diapering and bathing. We will also discuss how to create a safe environment for baby, recognize indicators of baby's health, and respond to emergencies. It is recommended to attend the Breast-feeding Class for additional information regarding feeding your baby.

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

Fee: $20.00

Postnatal Abs: Core Restore
A common concern for many new moms is getting rid of the "postpartum belly." Resuming intense exercise too quickly is detrimental to restoring the body to its pre-pregnancy state. Correct exercise technique and body alignment will help your body heal and get those muscles working properly again. Learn through demonstration and discussion:

* How your abdominals change during pregnancy

* What is "Diastasis recti," that "separation" or "gap" between your abdominal muscles that you may experience and how to check for it.

* How posture can affect your core restoration

* Five safe and effective exercises to help "flatten the belly" and restore the core (Guess what? No crunches involved!)

Fitness Center membership is not required.

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

Fee: $10.00

Prenatal Tour (Pierremont)
This class gives couples a first-hand look at the patient rooms and areas of the hospital where care is delivered to mother and newborn. Information covers admission procedures and what to expect as a patient. A walking tour is included and mothers can pre-register at this time. To ease the process of pre-registration, please bring the completed patient preadmission form (located in the Prenatal Education Book), a copy of your driver's license and a front and back copy of your insurance card. The Prenatal Tour must be taken at the location where you are delivering. Register to take this class week 26 or later.
Registration information: This class is "per couple" so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes.

PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

Prenatal Tour (South)
This class gives couples a first-hand look at the patient rooms and areas of the hospital where care is delivered to mother and newborn. Information covers admission procedures and what to expect as a patient. A walking tour is included and mothers can pre-register at this time. To ease the process of pre-registration, please bring the completed patient preadmission form (located in the Prenatal Education Book), a copy of your driver's license and a front and back copy of your insurance card. The Prenatal Tour must be taken at the location where you are delivering. Register to take this class week 26 or later.
Registration information: This class is "per couple" so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes.

PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

Prenatal Tour with Epidural Education (Bossier)
The Prenatal Tour with Epidural Education *Required course for those delivering at WK Bossier Health Center.
This class includes "anesthesia education" and information regarding the epidural process.

Couples get a first-hand look at the patient rooms and areas where care is provided to mother and newborn. It includes a walking tour and the opportunity to pre-register. To ease the process of pre-registration, please bring the completed patient preadmission form (located in the Prenatal Education Book), a copy of your driver's license and a front and back copy of your insurance card. Register to take this class at week 26 or later.

Registration information:

This class is "per couple" so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes.

PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or online.

Prenatal Yoga
This class is designed to take pregnant women through a safe yet challenging practice modified for specific needs through each
trimester. Learn to stretch and strengthen your body, focus and relax your mind, control breathing and develop awareness. The relaxed and nurturing environment is a wonderful way to connect to your growing baby and honor your changing body during this special time.

Fitness Center membership is not required

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

Fee: $60.00

Siblings Class
This class is for soon-to-be brothers and sisters ages 3 and up. Topics discussed include what the baby will look like, preparation for taking the baby home, what to expect from a new baby and how to help mom and dad. Children will receive "Our New Baby...and ME!" coloring book and tour the nursery and postpartum unit.

Each child should bring a stuffed animal or doll to participate in diapering and swaddling. This is recommended for children whose mothers are at week 26 or later. A parent must attend with the child. Light refreshments are provided.

Registration Information: A separate enrollment is required for each child. This class covers both the child and the parent. It is not necessary to enroll the parent.

PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE CHILD.

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.




WK Pregnancy/Postpartum Fit
This 60-minute total body conditioning class for expectant
and postpartum moms is the ultimate "head-to-baby-to-toe" workout
to help you prepare for the "sport of motherhood."
Interval programming includes cardio, strength training,
core and pelvic floor conditioning, yoga based cool
down and an active relaxation segment. Physician clearance is required to participate.

Fitness Center membership is not required.

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

Fee: $60.00

WK Stroller Fitness Class
Buckle baby in the stroller and meet us at the park for this high intensity workout! You'll do fat burning, strength training and stretching exercises using the stroller for balance and resistance. The fresh air will energize you and the ride will entertain baby. This is a great workout for new moms.

Additional Tips for Class:

* You will need a stroller with brakes that work.

* You must strap baby into the stroller.

*During class keep at least one hand on the stroller or make sure that the brakes are set.

* Bring a water bottle.

* Make sure that your stroller is not over packed but do bring a toy or snack for baby.

* Dress accordingly for the weather. Proper footwear, absorbent socks and a good sports bra will maximize your comfort. (We do not recommend exercising in a nursing bra unless it is a specially designed nursing sports bra.)

Classes will be held at local park (check the website for location) at 6:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

COST - FREE FOR NEW MOTHERS

Physical clearance is required to attend any physical fitness classes during pregnancy

WK Kids & Teens
These programs are developed for children, adolescents and teens. Please refer to the class to determine the appropriate age range for each class. Note: Siblings Classes are listed as a part of the Prenatal Classes.
 















WK Support Groups
Support groups are designed for people dealing with specific health concerns. A facilitator is available for each class.
 
40 Minus: A Plus for Young Adults Living With Cancer
This is a peer support and education-based group for young adults living with cancer in the Ark-La-Tex region. The
purpose of this group is to build relationships among young adult patients and family members, enhance coping
stategies, offer support in aquiring a sense of control and increase their "living with cancer" knowledge base.
Ultimately, this group focuses on improving the quality of life and facilitiating a supportive environment through the
cancer journey.

Free:

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or online.

Amputee Support Group
Support group for those who have experienced an amputation, their family and friends.

Class will not meet if the RSVPs include only students.

Allied Health Students registration by phone ONLY

Free:

No registration required




Bereavement Support Group - Adult
This group is designed to offer encouragement to caregivers as they discuss the emotional challenges and other concerns often faced by the loss of a loved one. Space limited.

Free

Register on line or by calling (318) 212-8225

Bereavement Support Group - Children & Adolescents
This group is designed to help children and adolescents struggling with the death of a loved one.

Please call (318) 212-8225 for an appointment as classes are held ONLY as needed.
















General Cancer Support Group
This Support group is designed to assist patients and their loved ones as they discuss the emotional challenges and other concerns often faced by patients with cancer. Space limited.

Free: Lunch provided

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or online.




Heart to Heart Women's Cardiovascular Support Group
This is designed especially for women with heart-related illness. A monthly group discussion of topics related to heart disease in women.



Will not meet if the RSVP's include only students.

Allied Health Students registration by phone ONLY

Pre-Registration required: Call (318) 212-8225 or online.







Look Good, Feel Better
This two hour, hands-on workshop includes a 12-step skin care/make-up application lesson, demonstration of options for dealing with hair loss and nail techniques. Patients also use and take home complimentary cosmetic kits in their appropriate skin tones with helpful instruction booklets.

Female cancer patients ONLY

Free:

Reservations are required, lunch provided for all noon meetings.

PLEASE CALL 1-800-227-2345 TO MAKE RESERVATIONS.



















Stroke Support Group
Monthly support group for people who have suffered a stroke. Caregivers are also welcome to attend.

No registration required.

Free:




WK Fitness & Wellness Centers
These camps take place at WK Fitness & Wellness Centers and are open to members and non-members. More information on each class is available by calling the fitness & wellness centers. Our regular class schedule for members is available by visiting the Fitness & Wellness Center Web site.
 






Baby Boomer FitCamp
This camp is focused on you -your balance, bones, strength, and flexibility. "Let the sunshine in" and start "Groovin" with the tunes of your era. You'll get some "RESPECT" for a healthier you.

Registration is required.

Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

Fee: $60 (Member) / $250 (Non-Member)













HEAT FitCamp
HEAT stands for High Energy Athletic Training. Instructors take participants through an intense workout including athletic drills and a variety of cardiovascular exercises. Group personal training at its best. Meets for 6 Weeks.

Pre-Registration is required.

Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

Fee: $60 (Member) / $250 (Non-Member)































TRX FitCamp
Created by U.S. Navy Seals, the TRX uses a system of straps and webbing to create a total body workout using your own body weight. These exercises are shown in progressions so that anyone can join and work his or her own way up to the more advanced moves. Camp meets for six Weeks.

Pre-Registration is required.

Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.

Fee: $60 (Member) / $250 (Non-Member)




The Oaks of Louisiana
The Oaks of Louisiana offers a variety of classes tailored to the needs and interests of the senior community.
 












































































































Entertainment Events
The Oaks of Louisiana hosts cultural programs and entertainment events that are open to the public.

Reservations required for nonresidents.

Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.































Lectures
Join us as we attain personal growth and self-discovery of various topics. The public is invited.

Reservations required for nonresidents.

Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.






















Religious Services
The Oaks of Louisiana offers a variety of spiritual services each week conducted by our chaplain and clergy from throughout the community. The services listed here are open to the public. Reservations are not required unless otherwise noted in the description.































Spiritual Programs
Local Bible scholars offer insight into the Scriptures through a variety of Bible studies and discipleship classes. Reservations required for nonresidents.

























Unviersity at The Oaks Weekly Lectures
This entertaining and informative lecture series will focus Prohibition in North Louisiana. Dr. Cheryl White will examine the social and political conditions at home during this fascinating time in American history.

Reservations required for nonresidents.

Call (318) 212-8225 or register online.
















WK Community Education Classes
These classes feature physicians and other healthcare professionals presenting programs about health and wellness topics for adults.
 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































WK Joint Replacement Camp
Are you considering joint replacement surgery? Get all the answers to your questions by attending this informative seminar. From an overview of procedures, to preparing for surgery, to hospital stay and what to expect when you awake as well as your after care, this seminar will give you the necessary information about joint replacement surgery.

Participants will learn about the entire joint replacement process from pre-admission planning, surgery and follow up outpatient therapy.

Will not meet if the RSVPs include only students.

Allied Health Students registration by phone ONLY

Free

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Please call (318) 212-8225 or register on line

WK Tobacco Treatment Clinic Seminar
A tobacco cessation program designed to help individuals stop tobacco use and dependence. Make 2017 the year you quit for good.

Will not meet if the RSVPs include only students.

Allied Health Students registration by phone ONLY

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Call (318) 212-8225 or register online

Fee: $0.00 WK employees

Fee: $30 Non-WK employee

Fee: $0.00 Smoking Cessation Trust members

Fees are covered for members of the Smoking Cessation Trust
(for more info on the Trust, go to www.SmokingCessationTrust.org)



















WK Screenings, Special Events & Health Fairs
 





































































WK Training & Development
 































































WK Behavioral Medicine Professional Education
 












The Ethics of Self Care
Why Recharging Your Tank is Vital to Your Practice

This is a continuing education class for licensed mental health professionals at a master's level or above.

Free:

3 Contact hours of continuing education

Seating limited to 40

Reservations required by calling (318) 212-8225 or register online