YOGA+meditation for anyone touched by cancer
I am a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), and professionally-trained Yoga 4 Cancer teacher. I received Advanced Oncology Yoga Teacher training by Y4C Founder Tari Prinster, to teach evidenced-based Oncology Yoga. I studied Yoga for Seniors at Duke Integrative Medicine. I’m a Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, trained in Vodder technique by Klose Training. I offer weekly classes, including Yoga for Cancer and Meditation, sponsored by Cancer Support Community. Other classes include Yoga+Meditation for Everyone and Exploring Mind Body & Breath. I also offer private yoga and meditation sessions.
Duke Integrative Medicine creators/instructors Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff completed a study on the effects of yoga on pain and stress in women with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Their findings confirm that yoga practice (especially meditation) is associated with “acute improvements in pain.”
A yoga practice is about staying in the present moment, developing your inner resources, inner strengths, to increase your capacity to tolerate distress. In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Sutra 1.2 says Yoga Stops the Whirrings of the Mind. Meditation is yoga, breath is yoga, movement is yoga, right living, right actions, this is all yoga.
Research shows that yoga and meditation boost the immune system, strengthen bones, increase flexibility, and reduce discomfort from side effects of cancer treatment, improving overall well-being. Yoga and meditation can renew the body, lower stress, bring a sense of inner calm, and be an important aid to your body in its recovery. Book a private session via Zoom, FaceTime or Skype, or in-person for anyone who is fully-vaccinated. Find a class.