Newest Six-Week Session: Tuesdays Jan. 7 from 6:15 – 7:15pm.
Cost: $95 for the full six-week session. Purchase the y4c class card option here or purchase a drop-in for a single class. To create community and get the most out of the series it is best to attend all six classes. We realize, however, that life can get in the way, so feel free to join the class as your schedule allows by purchasing a drop-in here.
About the Class:
This class is held weekly and is designed for cancer survivors/thrivers as well as caregivers. No prior yoga experience is required. Wherever you are on your treatment journey, you’re invited to attend.
Current scientific research reports that yoga may improve treatment outcomes for cancer patients. Results from over 100 clinical trials, involving more than 10,000 cancer patients have reported that yoga improved the physical and psychological symptoms, quality of life, and markers of immunity of the patients. Read more here. Tari Prinster, a cancer survivor and master yoga teacher, developed the y4c methodology to help cancer patients of all ages lessen treatment side effects and enrich their lives. This unique approach focuses on stimulating the immune system through movement, building strength, improving flexibility, reducing anxiety and boosting overall well-being.
Mounting evidence shows that this class may:
- help maintain strong immune system
- build muscle strength
- improve your bone density
- create self confidence
- provide solutions for treatment side effects
- reduce stress
- improve your sleep
- give you a sense of well-being
- cultivate hope
- provide a supportive community
- create a path to a longer, happier healthier life
“I’d highly recommend the yoga4cancer class with Fran Healey for both cancer survivors and those currently in treatment. Fran, as a cancer survivor, truly understands what we are going or have gone through, and creates a comfortable and safe environment. She is an extremely knowledgeable and excellent yoga instructor and really focuses on ways yoga can help strengthen our immune system and overall health. I love the small class size and the way Fran understands and attends to our individual needs and circumstances.”
“As a 2 -year post breast cancer thriver, I participated in several of Fran’s yoga4 cancer series and I highly recommend it for anyone who has experienced cancer. My participation in the class gave me an unexpected benefit -not only did I gain more physical flexibility and strength, but also a deeper respect and appreciation for my body. Fran played a huge role in this as she is a wonderful teacher—she thoughtfully prepares her classes, clearly explains and breaks down the poses and flows, and has a warm and engaging personality. The classes are interesting as each week we focused on different body systems. Plus the class is taught in such a way that you are able to practice certain poses at home. Another unique feature of this class series is that there is a special camaraderie being with others who know cancer firsthand. All in all, my participation has made me a lifelong proponent of yoga and I highly recommend this series for new or seasoned yoga students!”