Tae Kwon Do for Children & Adults

Karate Picture 4Please visit our schedules page for complete information on class dates and times. 

Try a class for free!  Call 216.765.4470 or stop by during a scheduled class. 


TKD Fun Fusion

Pandas: Ages 3-5 years old 

TKD Fun Fusion for our Pandas group is a blend of yoga and basic martial arts skills for ages 3-5 years that meets once a week. The small classes use special teaching methods and a cognitive behavioral approach to teach life skills. Every child can benefit by learning or just brushing up on patience, focus, kindness, honesty and respect.

Karate Picture 3This fitness fun program will also increase balance, coordination, flexibility, agility and character building, with a loving approach.

Enhanced by a licensed school psychologist, get ready to have your child sit still longer, show good manners, solve problems on their own and learn the skills to move on to advanced martial arts classes. See client stories for the rave reviews.


Tae Kwon Do - Classes for ages 6-Adult:

Karate Picture 2Tae Kwon Do, referred to as TKD originated in South Korea and has become the most popular form of marital arts in the US. Unlike other martial arts, TKD is an Olympic sport, it is also linear and emphasizes high kicking and jumping kicks and does not use weapons. See our Martial Arts page for more on the advantages and learn more.




Therapeutic movement program for children with attention issues Ages 6-16  

An affordable, unique and innovative program designed to develop self control, concentration and confidence for children and teens with behavioral or learning difficulties. Professionals suggest both group therapy and martial arts for Karate Picture 5attention issues. You get both in this program! TKD Fusion was originated by Insight’s Michelle Martin, a licensed school psychologist and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and can only be found at Insight.





  • Taught by licensed school psychologist Other martial arts programs have as many as 25 kids per instructor.
  • Small class size 1:2 to 1:8
  • Methodology in teaching (i.e. chunking, visual/tactile, mneumomics, choral   response, games, etc)
  • Emphasis on skills and philosophy-not sparring
  • Reward system in many layers
  • Group consulting component

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Adult Beginner/Intermediate Ages 16 and up

Get a healthy body and learn how to protect yourself. Just a few of the advantages of TKD at any age, and if that’s not enough, how about lower stress, increased strength, stamina, flexibility and concentration. Try a class for free!


Monday, May 7 from 7-9:00pm 

Creating Time: Reinvent the Clock
& Reclaim Your Life  

Take an inspiring journey beyond time management to time metamorphosis!   


In this dynamic workshop, Marney Makridakis, author of the new book Creating Time, invites you to learn how to literally create time through creative concepts, ideasand projects. Marney provides a gentle step-by-step guide to help you control your experience of time and use it in a way that consistently supports you and the highest vision of your life.  
After an inspiring introduction and overview, you’ll be guided to pinpoint your biggest time challenges, and learn new, fresh approaches for partnering with time in a new way. Some of the practical tools given to address specific scenarios include: 
  • Creative approaches and hands-on projects that you can do with your children to create a new sense of time at home
  • Techniques to change your sense of time while you’re working, and how to positively influence your colleagues to do the same
  • Tools to consciously control the flow of time to your best advantage
And much more!

You can finally drop all the archaic view and limitations of time that have held you back from fully embracing the wild beautiful truth: time is not a defined line; it is instead a vibrant, completely moldable, layered, multi-faceted work of art that is in your artistic hands to create and design, each and every day. 
Workshop Fee: $35/person

Marney K. Makridakis is the author of Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life (New World Library). She founded the ArtellaLand.com online community for creators of all kinds and the print magazine Artella. A popular speaker and workshop leader, she created the ARTbundance approach of self-discovery through art. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Visit her online at http://www.artellaland.com.
"Marney is a powerful speaker and skillful teacher with an extremely well developed blend of both right- and left-brained approaches. She is highly professional, brilliantly intuitive, and a gifted visionary who is immensely skilled at distilling information, sharing it, and supporting her listeners and
students in every direction. Her creative approach to time is life-changing, full of practical and magical ways to feel free, flowing, inspired, and gifted with time in your life."

— SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy), bestselling author and artist

Is something eating you? Or is it something you're eating?

The Role of Nutrition in Mental/Emotional & Physical Health

Sponsored by

The Ohio Department of Mental Health, Insight Learning & Wellness Center and David Santoro Ph.D.

An innovative workshop for health practitioners and those interested in advancements in nutrition  

Friday, July 29 from 9:00am - 5:00 pm
hosted by INSIGHT Learning & Wellness Center 


You are invited to learn how advances in nutrition, food selection and preparation can help prevent and reduce major diseases.   

Workshop content features diet and lifestyle breakthroughs you need to know.   

Topics to be covered
  •     Recent research into ways to reverse major disease through diet & lifestyle changes
  •     Learn what your lab results don't tell your doctor
  •     The food/brain connection: Poor nutrition & addictive behaviors
  •     The alkaline diet:  What it is, why it works & how to get started
  •     Super foods: What they are & how to incorporate them into your daily life

Featuring a Panel of Experts
  •     Tom Frazier, Living Foods Chef
  •     Martha Hackett MD
  •     Margaret McKenzie, MD, OBGYN, Co-Author of YOU: Having a Baby with Dr. Oz
  •     David Santoro Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist
  •     Cindy Wheatcraft, Ph Diet Coach

Margaret McKenzie, MD, is a licensed OB/GYN and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic and Case School of Medicine for the last 17 years. She uses an integrative approach to the care of the female patient. Her passionate interests include using the "Food as Medicine" approach to the care of her patients and helping patients achieve long term weight management as they age. Dr. McKenzie co-authored YOU: Having a Baby with Dr Oz which provided her new insights into the growing field of epigenetics and how it changes our approach to helping patients manage their risk factors for disease. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Women's Health and blogs for Sharecare.com and Discovery Health.com.
Dr. Santoro is a licensed  psychologist and holistic therapist who maintains a private practice in Beachwood Ohio and utilizes nutritional guidelines to address a host of mental/emotional problems.  He is a National Board Certified Fellow Hypnotherapist and a member of the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists.  Dr. Santoro is a reviewer for the Journal of Mental Health Counseling and a Professor Emeritus at Cleveland State University.

Martha Hackett, MD is a family practice physician and owner of Bijou Medi Spa and Hackett Medical Group. Dr. Hackett graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1979 and has been practicing family medicine in Mentor for over 30 years.

Tom Frazier is a lifestyle coach and living food chef with more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant, retail and food production industries. He has extensive experience in the study of raw and vegan food preparation and lifestyle and has shared his knowledge through seminars over the past 10 years. He is committed to collaboration with sustainable local businesses that positively impact the citizens of Northeast Ohio.

Cindy Wheatcraft is the owner of the Creative Healing Center in Chagring Falls and a Ph Miracle Diet Coach. She is  an expert on the alkaline diet, having been educated under Dr. Robert Young, developer of the Ph Miracle Diet.
Course Objectives

Upon Completion of this Course the Participant will be able to:
  • Define the term Wellness and its measurements beyond typical laboratory testing
  • Understand the basis of disease and describe the possibilities for disease prevention and reversal through diet, superfoods and lifestyle.
  • Describe the impact of food on the neurochemistry on the brain.
  • Understand the importance of a nutritional assessment as it relates to addiction or substance abuse problems.
  • Explain the differences between an alkaline and acidic diet and the emotional and physical impact of each and methods of preparation.
Workshop Details

Friday, July 29, 2011 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

  • $95 by July 28th
  • $100 at the door
Call 216.765.4470 to register

Lunch Option:
Join Chef Tom and watch him whip up a great alkaline lunch for $10.00 fee. Or feel free to bring a lunch.

Insight Learning and Wellness Center
25901 Emery Road, Cleveland, OH 44128

A dramatic play group for adults…that’s right no kids allowed on this play date!

In this group experience you will engage in dramatic techniques (using movement, sound, and role-play) to encounter other adults in a playful manner.  

Summer Sessions: 7-8pm: June 7, July 19, Aug 9

•    Have fun
•    Connect with people
•    Feel alive
•    Reduce stress
•    Increase creativity
•    Be in the present moment
•    Increase flexibility
•    Increase spontaneity


This is a play group for adults whose spirits long to play.  Be prepared to move and engage in dramatic play (movement, sound, role-play) with other adults.  This is not an improv class and no acting experience is required.  It is only necessary that you have the innate human capacity to play and think you would enjoy doing so again.  

The group structure will be based on a modality of drama therapy, developmental transformations, which has been in use for 30 yrs (www.developmentaltransformations.com).  The experience is something like free association in action.  The objectives of the technique are to increase one’s flexibility to better cope with the instability of being, or daily turbulence of being alive. 
Powerful Play is a flexibility practice for the spirit/body/mind, like yoga or meditation, but its basis is social interaction rather than solitary practice.  Playing may help you feel vivacious, reduce stress, increase creativity, enhance relationships, improve your work ethic, help you sleep better, and address other common maladies attributed to modern living.  

Play has long been regarded as the human way of learning new tasks and processing emotional experiences. Children play for hours as they are learning about social interaction, motor skills, practicing new social roles, and just having fun.  As adults, play tends to transform into more subtle forms, manifesting as conceptual thinking, imagination, storytelling, jokes, or sublimated into structured activities like sports. 
However, this does not mean that adults do not need or want to play in an embodied manner, it is only that they are not given space and permission to do so.  Drama therapist, Sue Jennings writes, “…play is something people have to do,” Modern American adult life consists of 40 hour work weeks, few vacations, bills, kids, relationship drama, a recession, and the list of stressors goes on and on.  Do yourself a favor and take a break.  Play, be present, enjoy life, enjoy other people.  

Please join drama therapist, Nicole Brucato, IMFT, RDT for an experience you won’t forget and revive your spirit.  Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely.  This is a monthly group, membership is open, and commitment is on a per session basis.  

Summer Sessions: 7-8pm: June 7, July 19, Aug 9
$15 per session
Please call Nicole to register: 216-586-IMFT (4638)

Empowered Helping Professionals
An inspirational process group for health care and healing professionals.

This group is intended to help you feel inspired and reinvested in your career in caring for others.

Summer session: 6 session series
7:00 - 8:30pm, June 2, 16, 30; July 18, 25; August 4


  • Reduce stress
  • Prevent burn-out
  • Feel inspired
  • Meet other invested professionals
  • Be heard
  • Increase creativity
  • Grow professionally
Every mental and physical health care professional is personally impacted by their clients’ or patients’ struggles and triumphs; it’s what makes the work so rewarding.  However, it can also feel burdensome at times tackling intense problems every day.  We have all been taught not to take the work home, but what happens when taking a walk just doesn’t cut it?  

The Group:
In this process group you will have the opportunity to join other helping professionals to support each other in expressing reactions to your work in a safe, supportive, and contained environment.  The group process will employ drama therapy techniques (role-play, scenes, and sound and movement exercises) to explore in depth the emotional impact of your profession.  Through supportive and creative sharing, you will feel inspired and reinvested in your work.

This group will be appropriate for mental health practitioners, doctors, nurses, massage and occupational therapists, and other professionals whose primary responsibility is the care of others.  

The Leader:
Nicole Brucato, IMFT, RDT is an independent marriage and family therapist and registered drama therapist currently practicing at a local non-profit mental health agency providing intensive in-home therapy services, as well as providing treatment to clients in private practice at Insight.  She has survived and even enjoyed working  in a number of challenging settings including in-patient psychiatric, residential treatment, inner-city schools, and mental health agencies serving low-income and underserved populations.   Nicole believes strongly in the importance of self care, humor, creativity, play, and group support in maintaining your own health and happiness while providing excellent care for other people.

The Commitment:  
$80 with registration for all 6 sessions, otherwise $15 per session.  
Please contact Nicole Brucato to reserve your spot (only 10 spaces available):  216-586-IMFT (4638)

Reconnect with your vision

Insight Wellness is proud to offer the Heal the Healer Workshop Series for those in helping professions. These unique seminars are open to all who are open to experiencing real transformation and integration of mind, body and soul, led by Licensed Clinical Social Workers trained in traditional modalities as well as Jungian, Gestalt and Transpersonal psychologies.
  • Do you find yourself constantly nurturing others yet feeling depleted?
  • Are you ready to take a giant leap forward in your mental, physical and spiritual journey?
  • How far have you gone in healing the personal wounds that brought you to do the work you do?
  • Are you ready to do deep work that will take you to a totally new personal and professional level?
This course will help you realize where you are in your own personal growth and take you the next level. Give yourself the gift of being nurtured by others. Sign up for each course within the series separately.


Personal and professional transformation through:  
  •     Release of blockages of emotional energy and personal wounds
  •     Release unwanted behavior patterns
  •     Accelerated growth in professional work
  •     Transformation in personal relationships
  •     Learn to connect with yourself and your clients through the heart center
  •     Higher level of consciousness and spirituality  
  •     Approach clients with deeper compassion for deeper healing


Workshops are open to all and well suited for those in helping professions such as :  
  •     Health Care Professionals   
  •     Psychologists
  •     Social Workers
  •     Counselors
  •     Hospice Caregivers
  •     Nurses
  •     Doctors
  •     Acupuncturists and energy workers
  •     Addiction Counselors
  •     Home attendants
  •     Teachers
CEU credits may be available.


Transforming Yourself Through Chakra Work - Level 1
Fridays starting 5/27      Class meets on select Fridays from 9 am to Noon. Open to 14 participants. 

In this 9-session, bi-weekly, 3-hour workshop, participants will explore and experience how the chakras impact the physical, mental, emotional, developmental and spiritual levels of our being.

Each session includes a group meditation, an introduction to the chakra discussed as well as group and individual processes that include inner child work, energy medicine and trance work to access and heal material from the unconscious.

Participants will be given assignments and reading material between sessions. This workshop is designed for self-development and growth and professional skills.

Dates: 5/27, 6/10, 7/8, 8/5, 8/19, 9/2, 9/16, 10/7  

Fee: $425 ($400 if paid in full by May 10th) Less than $18 per hour!

Instructed by: Zivia Bairey

This class continues with a Level II course starting in October and running through Feb. 2012.  Open to participants of Level I, the course will help them to deepen their exploration of the chakras and experience greater personal healing.

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Integral Breath Therapy 
Sundays starting 7/10     Class meets monthly on Sundays for 5 months from 9 am to 3 pm 

Breath therapy is a natural healing method that uses high vibrational energy to reduce stored emotions and past trauma that may be preventing you from living fully and reaching your highest potential.

This form of conscious connected breathing can help create physical, mental and spiritual well -being and strengthen the immune system by allowing 'Life- force', 'Chi' 'Prana' to enter our body.

Conducted in a safe environment, participants embark on a self-healing powerful journey that will uncover and process deep emotional issues and find new solutions that begin to have a strong positive influence on every aspect of their life.

The group meets for five, 6-hour sessions on Sundays 9-3 pm with a 30 minute break. This workshop is designed for self-development and growth and not as training to teach this material.  Open to 20 participants.  

Dates: July 10, August 21, September 18, October 23, November 13

Fee: $600 ($570 if paid by 6/10) Less than $20/hour!

Instructed by: Zivia Bairey and Tom Gigliotti

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Learn to Manage Your Energy 
Fridays starting 7/15      Class meets on Fridaysvfrom 9 am to Noon. Open to 14 participants. 

In this 3-hour bi-weekly workshop you will learn techniques to manage and protect your energy field and attain clarity about what is 'yours' and 'what is not yours' in your exchange with others in your personal as well as professional life.

You will learn about the subtle energy bodies, and how they become permeable to others, leaving us depleted, tired, and even ill from contact with others.

This hands-on workshop will help you feel greater vitality and will give you practical every day tools to live more fully from the work you do. There will be much personal work, in order to gain more clarity of the unconscious mechanisms that may come into play when we interact with others.

Dates: 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 8/26, 9/9, 9/23  

Fee: $265 ($235 if paid in full by June 15th) Less than $18 per hour!

Instructed by: Zivia Bairey 

Register: Call 216.765.4470 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.