John Theurer Cancer Center Yoga Free Program
Patients at The John Theurer Cancer Center are being prescribed free yoga classes by oncologists to complement radiation and chemotherapy treatment. The goal is to empower cancer patients to manage pain that may cause anxiety and depression.
At the John Theurer Cancer Center, we pay upmost attention to efficacy and impact while keeping abreast of the growing body of research that examines – and supports – the use of yoga and meditation for treatment purposes. Yoga helps us provide integrated, “whole person” approaches to recovery and healing.
With help from Kula for Karma, a nonprofit organization who partners with hospitals to create custom-tailored programs for patients, we offer cancer patients important adjunct therapies, including a gentle beginner yoga class incorporating breathing techniques, guided relaxation, meditation to calm and focus the mind, and postures to facilitate flexibility and balance.
Yoga is meant to complement, not replace, traditional medical and psychological treatment. Typically programs are offered in a weekly, 45-60 minute group format.
Speak to your Physician or Advanced Practice Nurse about yoga. Classes at no-cost are offered:
Tuesday 11:00am – 12:00pm; 6:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday 11:00am to 12:00pm (chair yoga class); 6:00pm-7:00pm