Yoga for Cancer Care
Yoga for Cancer Care offers Yoga practices to nourish the minds, bodies and spirits of people whose lives have been affected by cancer, empowering them to be active participants in their own well-being. YFCC offers private sessions, classes, workshops and retreats, both on-site and in outreach settings. Classes are appropriate for any level of ability or experience, and are tailored to meet the needs of the individual and or class. Classes include, but are not limited to, yoga postures (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), meditation and visualizations to encourage healing, strength and inner peace. YFCC retreats are held throughout the year under the direction of Kelly Harth. Our retreats provide the participant an opportunity for relaxation, for community support to learn and experience yoga and complementary therapies in a safe and supportive environment. Please note that both classes and retreats are open to support partners as well as patients. A diagnosis of cancer brings stress and numerous difficulties into a person's life. Lives are prone to fall out of balance on on many levels. Clinical evidence has shown that yoga practices can help relieve pain, fatigue, and sleep disruptions related to diagnosis or the treatment itself. A sense of empowerment results when the individual relieves these side effects thru his/her efforts. On an emotional level these efforts can result in an improved sense of well being and a reduction in stress. On a physical level flexibility, strength and balance are developed. These are key components to improving quality of life. Research supporting the benefits of yoga in cancer care is ongoing. Many cancer centers have incorporated yoga as part of their Complementary or Integrative Care services in recognition of the increased sense of well being in both the patient, families and support partners. It is in this same spirit that YFCC brings classes and retreats to this population.
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.
Additional classes offered throughout Somerset and Hunterdon Counties
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