Led by certified Yoga 4 Cancer instructors, Oncology Yoga is designed to address the specific needs of cancer patients and survivors. It applies to all cancer types and stages. This class incorporates physical postures, breathing techniques, and mindfulness exercises.
Yoga 4 Cancer Certified Instructors are trained to recognize the limitations/fluctuations in strength, mobility (range of motion), breath capacity, and energy levels during and after treatments, and modify the poses and sequences per each individual’s needs. This customized approach ensures safety and promotes optimal effectiveness for cancer patients/survivors.
This class is intended for cancer patients, cancer survivors and caregivers. Yoga for Cancer is a supportive alternative therapy for your healing journey.
Some of the benefits include:
-Build strength and flexibility
-Strengthen the immune system
-Support lymphatic function
-Reduce cancer related fatigue
-Improve sleep and reduce anxiety
-Improve psychological well-being
-Increase bone density
-Help manage common side effects like lymphedema, constipation and neuropathy
Certified Y4C Instructor, Sandra Kaplan, will mindfully and skillfully guide you through a supportive and safe practice.
No prior yoga experience required.
Yoga mats and props are available, however you are welcome to bring your own. Wear clothes you are comfortable moving in.
Classes are currently offered every Wednesday, starting in October 2022. You can attend one class or attend weekly. There is no commitment as we understand circumstances can change during your treatment and healing.
You can register online at lakesareayoga.org/classes or call 218-829-7029 for questions.
Our current class rates apply.
*Patient discounts and funding may be available through your treatment facility. Please contact your facility to inquire.