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A great way to try something new!

with Rita

Saturdays: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
July 15 - August 5
August 12 - September 2
Four weeks: $64 for each course

With its emphasis on the link between breath and movement, yoga is the ideal exercise for those touched by cancer currently or in the past. This short course is designed to provide a practicum for cancer patients and survivors using the Yoga for Cancer (y4c) methodology. In addition to providing a general sense of well-being, strengthening the body, and improving flexibility, the y4c specific benefits include:
- Improving awareness of the breath and its calming effect on the body and mind
- Detoxifying the body through twists and the "squeeze and soak" action
- Strengthening the immune system, reducing the risk of cancer recurrence
- Improving cardiovascular circulation to enhance circulation of fluids
- Managing and preventing risk of lymphedema
- Managing weight gain
- Reducing anxiety, fear, and depression symptoms

The classes will focus on addressing the main cancer treatment side effects through stretches, twists, gentle backbends and restorative inversions with appropriate modifications. Please check with your doctor before enrolling. No previous yoga experience required. Please bring your own mat or a clean towel to cover the mats provided by the studio.

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