Please contact instructor before coming to your first class to complete an intake form, or if you need translation. A Spanish interpreter is available.
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.
As a part of CORE's Thriving with Cancer Program, this class is donation based if you are enrolled in the program. Please see the front desk to enroll. A movement class pass is also available on a sliding scale fee based on income.
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
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
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