Yoga for Cancer 8 Week series

Join Roxie this fall for an 8 week yoga series dedicated to those healing from cancer. This yoga series is designed to meet the unique needs of those in treatment, survivors, and their loved ones. Yoga therapies can help to ameliorate the immediate and long-term effects of cancer and its treatment. Upon completion of this series, participants will be able to safely and effectively apply yoga practices to manage symptoms, pain, anxiety, and fatigue.

The 8 week series is offered free of charge and is accepting 10 participants. Cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones who have walked the journey with you are welcome. You will be led by a yoga therapist, Roxie Sweikar, who has completed oncology-based yoga training. With an understanding of the nature of cancer and its treatments, as well as how to safely apply practices, you leave the series with effective tools to support your health and well-being.

Each session will last 60 minutes and incorporate physical postures with plenty of modifications and props, breathing techniques, guided imagery and visualization, deep relaxation, and meditation. Some discussion, group check-in, and sharing will be included.

Holding space for each other is healing. Honoring each persons unique journey while also honoring the shared experience unites us in body, mind, and spirit.

Beginning Wednesdays @ 11:00 am on the following dates:
September 25
October 2, 9, 16, 30
November 6, 13, 20

Location is Physicians HolisticHealth Alliance, 53800 Generations Drive, South Bend.

Please contact Roxie at roxie@embraceyoga.org for registration.

I am looking forward to sharing this series with you. My own yoga practice was deeply solidified when walking with my Mom through her cancer treatment. At the end of each day, I would yearn for child’s pose where I could let my shoulders relax and drop all the weight that my heart had held that day. It grounded me, helped me surrender fear and anxiety, and allowed me to embrace each moment and lesson along the way. I look forward to offering a space for others to experience the healing practices that yoga can offer to move through life with less tension and greater ease, clearer purpose and deeper meaning.