Life University

Group Hero imageYMCA support groups offer hope and provides a place for genuine relationships. Our groups, workshops, and seminars are based on research and Christian principles. People of diverse faiths or no faith are welcome and assured spiritual safety. Find help in navigating some of the most challenging and joyful aspects of life. 

Life University classes might be right for you if:

  • There’s an area of your life that you wish you could change.
  • You’re struggling with a relationship.
  • You’re having a hard time finding meaning in your life.
  • You’re in a challenging situation.
  • Your life isn’t where you want it to be.

Making Change Stick Workshops

Making change stick (orange)If you struggle to break old habits, feel stuck in a cycle of behavior or are contemplating change, the Making Change Stick Workshop is a great place to begin.

This hour and a half workshop helps you learn the research-based process of holistic change and gives you direction on where and how to start. Leave with the tools you need to make the change you’ve always wanted.

No cost to YMCA members or community members

Thursday, January 10, 5:30-7pm
Tuesday, January 15, 6:30-8pm
Saturday, January 26, 9:30-11:30am
Tuesday, February 5, 5:30-7pm
Tuesday, February 19, 6:30-8pm
Tuesday, March 5, 6-7:30pm
Friday, March 15, 10-11:30am
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 For information or to register visit the Welcome Center of your local YMCA or contact Melissa Davidson at or 360-307-4057.  

Journey to Healthy Living

If you are struggling with your relationship to food and your body, Journey to Healthy Living provides support to help you achieve peace with your body and lifestyle.

This class includes moderate physical activity, book discussion, journaling, and food education within a supportive environment.This group presents a new way of thinking about the way food and body image interact with your mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

$50 YMCA member
$65 Community member

Class Information: 
No classes currently available at the Bremerton Y

For information or to register visit the Welcome Center of your local YMCA or contact Melissa Davidson at or 360-307-4057.  

JacQuie finds encouragement through Journey to Healthy Living

For most of her life, JacQuie struggled with her feelings of self-worth, and relied on eating as a form of control. Recognizing that she needed help breaking unhealthy habits, she decided to participate in Journey to Freedom Healthy Living.

Journey to Healthy Living_2015_JacQuie Blake“I had a place to go where we were all safe to talk,” said JacQuie. “Everyone could say their thoughts and feelings uninterrupted and unchallenged, and that was encouraging.”

Journey to Healthy Living provides group support for those searching to find freedom from food issues, eating disorders, and negative body image.

This small group guides participants to achieve peace with their bodies and lifestyle.Since completing Journey to Freedom, JacQuie has been able to take control of her eating and enjoys making disciplined choices for nourishment. She has even begun taking care of her brother to help him make healthy eating choices.

“I am a different person now,” said JacQuie. “I get such happiness when I say no to unhealthy choices, and yes to healthy ones. Now that’s empowerment!”

For information or to register for any of the groups below visit the Welcome Center or contact Melissa Davidson at or 360-307-4077.  

Community members are welcome to participate in all Life University classes and are required to sign our guest waiver and present Photo ID upon entering our facilities. Additional fees may apply. 

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