Support for the Cancer Journey
Therapeutic Yoga is a gentle movement practice that focuses on reducing stress and promoting holistic health. Medical research has shown that the regular practice of yoga techniques positively affect the health of body and mind in a variety of ways.
Originating in India, this approach integrates gentle movements, mindful stretching, deep breathing, and relaxation techniques to promote overall wellness. Yoga will help activate your parasympathetic nervous system’s ability to support your healing process. You will make gains in strength, flexibility, immune function and stress reduction.
No prior experience is needed. Our experienced instructors are registered graduates of a Yoga Alliance teacher-training program and can modify the practice to include all levels of fitness. All are welcome. Come and learn how yoga can help you to create, stimulate, and maintain an optimum state of physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Our certified instructors include Joanna Cashman, RN, E-RYT and Maureen Oar, RYT. Joanna is the founder of the Radiant Health Yoga teacher training program and a faculty member at the Harmony Hill Cancer Retreat Center and Wild Grace Arts/Center for Yoga & Dance while Maureen is at Yoga Loft. Both teachers offer Therapeutic Yoga classes for Cancer Survivors in studios located in downtown Olympia. These instructors have met all the educational requirements needed to be registered with the national Yoga Alliance and have pursued additional studies in the therapeutic applications of yoga. They are skilled at adapting yoga poses to meet the needs of any level of health and fitness and will support you in modifying your practice appropriately. Anyone living with cancer, survivors and caregivers are welcome. No prior yoga experience is required. Come and learn how yoga can help you to create, stimulate, and maintain an optimum state of physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Class time: Tuesdays 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Wild Grace Arts Yoga and Dance Studio and Thursdays 5:20 p.m.-6:50 p.m. at Yoga Loft.
Location: Tuesday class — Wild Grace Arts Yoga and Dance Studio, 507 Cherry St SE, Olympia, WA.
Thursday class — Yoga Loft, 219 Legion Way SE, Suite 202, Olympia, WA 98501.
Price: Eight-class card for $80 (participants have 12 weeks to attend 8 classes). Yoga mats available for $15.
: Call (360) 412-8951. Participants can register to start at any time in the currently running series.