Yoga has many benefits, but it is especially beneficial to those that have been diagnosed with cancer. Yoga and meditation has been known to enhance physical and emotional wellness, establish reconnection in the body, heal the heart, reduce anxiety, enhance quality of life, boost immunity, combat fatigue, manage neuropathies, and improve strength, flexibility, and mobility. 

Research studies performed at several cancer centers have shown that yoga and meditation can help improve patient outcomes, particularly as it relates to quality of life. 

Benefits of Yoga for Cancer Survivors

  • Decreased stress and pain, and increased well-being
  • Improved quality and quantity of sleep
  • Restored strength and range of motion, improved lymphatic flow
  • Enhanced energy, digestion, joint health, circulation, respiration, and endocrine function
  • Camaraderie with other (wonderful) yogi-survivors
  • Soothe anxiety and increase sense of stability
  • Empowering as you navigate treatment 

Pre-Requisites & Information

Classes include postures that safely stretch, strengthen, and relax the body. Group class is appropriate for:

  • Students who are reasonably mobile and can move independently
  • Those whose which can be addressed in a group setting
  • Students whose surgical incisions are healed and whose platelet counts are at least 20,000

The class is taught by Alicia Barry E-RYT and YACEP, a two time cancer survivor and devoted yogi.