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Healing through Cancer & Chronic Illness

  • CORE/El Centro 130 W Bruce St #300 Milwaukee, WI, 53204 United States (map)

A Spanish interpreter is available.  Please contact instructor or CORE before coming to class if you need translation. Please contact instructor before your first class.

Class Description

A guided Yoga experience designed to honor the needs of each individual student exactly where they are in treatment and recovery.  In a safe and comfortable atmosphere, we will explore movement, breathing and meditation practices as tools to access the innate wisdom of our own bodies and make empowered choices in healing.  Developed by a nurse from evidence-based research, the intention of this offering is to teach self-regulating techniques that can relieve the distressing side effects of cancer and chronic illness physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically while offering joy in daily living.

Participants of the class can expect the following:

  • Confidentiality in communicating medical and all pertinent information essential for the instructor to know
  • Welcoming environment that encourages community building
  • Body awareness and breathing practices
  • Slow, gentle movements to improve blood flow, range of motion, and flexibility in joints and muscles 
  • Explanation of physiological benefits of the breathing, movement and meditation 
  • Guided imagery and conscious use of the mind and the imagination
  • Guided relaxation practices
  • Meditation practices

Benefits include:

  • Reducing muscle tension and habituated tension patterns 
  • Promoting self healing and functional improvements
  • Decreasing anxiety and depression
  • Improving overall health and feelings of well being
  • Reducing neuropathy and lymphedema
  • Improving sleep 
  • Reducing sense of isolation

Who should attend?

In an effort to create a safe and comfortable environment and experience for students experiencing cancer, classes are open to those in treatment and recovery only. Participants can wear loose, comfortable clothing. You are welcome to participate if:

  • You can move independently
  • Your needs can be addressed in a group setting
  • Your surgical incisions are healed

Before Your First Session

All classes are offered on a drop-in basis.  First class is free. Additional classes are $8 per class or sliding fee scale of  $10 – $35.00 for a month of unlimited classes. Please contact instructor before your first class. 


Later Event: March 17
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