Virtual Yoga for Cancer Classes

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Yoga for Cancer

Virtual Yoga Classes for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Join certified Yoga for Cancer (Y4C) instructor Laura Woodall in a class designed specifically for cancer patients and survivors. This class combines components of flexibility, movement, strength, balance and breathing to avoid lymphatic fluid accumulation, aid in managing side effects and improve overall mental and physical wellbeing.Yoga

Laura Woodall, a cancer survivor, began instructing yoga in 2003. “I approach teaching with awareness and compassion, drawing upon knowledge of anatomy and physical limitations. My intention is that we practice yoga with a sense of compassion and humor toward ourselves, and that our yoga practice deepens our sense of gratitude for all that we have in our lives,” shared Woodall.

Yoga classes for Duke cancer patients and survivors are easily accessible (see below) and offered at no cost.

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program (DCPSP) has wanted such a program for years. “Thanks to the generosity of Donna Bernstein, this dream has developed into a reality,” said Mallori Thompson, Administrative Director of the DCPSP. “Through these classes, we want to encourage and inspire participants as they explore yoga while building a skill set that helps them in their journey toward optimal health and awareness.”

The classes, hosted by the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, will be held on Zoom at noon every second and fourth Tuesday. Click to register. Learn more by emailing cancersupport@duke.edu or calling 919.684.4497.