HEALING YOGA FOR CANCER
Being diagnosed with cancer can be a confusing, frightening and stressful time in anyone’s life. A regular practice of gentle yoga can help to relieve stress, restore the spirit, relax the body, and may even ease the side effects of various treatments.
This class blends gentle active and restorative yoga, mindful breath, mudras which will stimulate your body’s natural healing ability and relaxation to bring balance to the body, mind and emotions. We conclude with Yoga Nidra meditation, which guides body and mind into a state of deep relaxation.
The class is appropriate for anyone who is living with any type of cancer; whether you have just been diagnosed, are receiving treatments, or are in remission. No prior experience with yoga is required. Please acquire physician’s permission as the practice may be unsafe for you at this time.
Hatha Yoga is done on a mat and uses postures (asana) and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. Hatha Yoga encourages proper alignment of the body and is excellent for increasing flexibility, developing strength, improving body awareness, building concentration and calming the mind. Recommended for students of all levels.
GENTLE HATHA YOGA
A calming, stress-relieving yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body. Asanas are practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail. Recommended for all levels looking for a soothing, relaxing, and restorative experience, especially those newer to yoga or working with special concerns or injuries.
YIN W/ REIKI
A practice based on the principle of activating your body’s natural healing process to restore physical and emotional well-being. In this class we weaves the powerful practices of Hatha, Yin and Restorative Yoga with Reiki energy mini-treatments, to experience ultimate transformation.
Reiki is a Japanese technique where the Reiki practitioner lays her hands-on, or above, areas of the body to aid in healing, stress reduction and relaxation.
This class is a great for anyone looking to reduce stress, release tightness and gain strength in a safe and gentle way.
YOGA WITH HEALING TOUCH
A practice based on the principle of activating your body’s natural healing process to restore physical and emotional well-being.
In this class we weaves the powerful practices of Hatha, Yin and Restorative Yoga with Healing Touch energy, to experience ultimate transformation.
Healing Touch non-invasive techniques utilize the hands to clear, energize and balance the human and environmental energy fields thus affecting physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and healing. Recommended for students of all levels.
Restorative Yoga uses props (bolsters, blankets, belts, blocks and chairs) to modify traditional yoga poses. The supportive postures, gently stretches and flexes the spine in all directions while opening the body to deep relaxation and healing. The class is ideal for those going through stressful times, suffering from chronic pain, illness, injury or major life changes.
This gentle yoga practice make yoga accessible to everyone with support of a chair. You’ll practice postures that focus on lengthening/tone the muscles while improving your posture and circulation. This style is perfect for those whom have difficulty standing, limited mobility or sever aches and pains. No yoga mat required. Recommended for students of all levels.
DEEP RELAXATION YOGA: RESTORATIVE & YOGA NIDRA
Connect to what is essential and meaningful in your life through Restorative Yoga, Pranayama, and Yoga Nidra. Clear your mind, relax your body and learn valuable mindfulness skills for reducing stress and finding balance in your life. Recommended for students of all levels.
Yoga Nidra is a beautiful and ancient practice of complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation while still maintaining awareness at the deeper levels. It is a form of pratyhara one of the limbs on the eight-fold path of yoga in which the mind withdraws from the senses and turns inward.
Yoga Nidra takes you deep inside to a threshold state between sleep and wakefulness, a state in which you are very receptive and connected to your intuition. It enables you to find answers within to your problems and concerns. It increases creativity and inspiration and enables you to live a peaceful and meaningful life. Recommended for students of all levels.