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Yoga for Symptom Management

Yoga for Symptom Management is for cancer patients who have significant adverse symptoms, such as pain, instability, or mobility problems that require a gentle, modified approach to care. The primary objective of this type of yoga session is symptom relief. In a discreet and respectful manner, the professional yoga leader will request information about the symptom being experienced so that each members needs may be accommodated as required. Throughout the class, the leader will provide instruction and demonstration of various yoga poses and incorporate meditation and breathing techniques. Members may follow to the extent that they are able. Modifications in the pose or techniques, such as using a chair instead of the floor, or using a pillow, are incorporated to meet each member’s needs. Yoga for Symptom Management is offered on a drop-in basis, once a week.

Although each Wellspring centre offers many Yoga sessions each week, we request that members attend only one session a week in order to accommodate demand.

Drop in program

Drop-In Program: This program requires no ongoing commitment and is especially helpful for those who are not feeling well, are in treatment or are coping with symptoms that make commitment difficult.

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Program Details

Upcoming Dates:

  • Mon May 1, 2017: 12:45pm - 2:15pm
  • Wed May 3, 2017: 12:45pm - 2:15pm
  • Mon May 8, 2017: 12:45pm - 2:15pm
  • Wed May 10, 2017: 12:45pm - 2:15pm
  • Mon May 15, 2017: 12:45pm - 2:15pm
  • Wed May 17, 2017: 12:45pm - 2:15pm
  • Wed May 24, 2017: 12:45pm - 2:15pm
  • Mon May 29, 2017: 12:45pm - 2:15pm
  • Wed May 31, 2017: 12:45pm - 2:15pm
  • + 54 More!

Category:

Coping Skills

Designed For:

Patients, Caregivers, Volunteers

Access:

Drop-In

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