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Gentle Restorative Yoga for People with Cancer & Cancer Survivors – In-Person

  • Venue & Location

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    The Y Community Hub
    805 W. Franklin
    Boise, ID 83702
  • Fee & Registration

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    Free, Registration Required

Description

Yoga offers deeply relaxing, restoring, and therapeutic exercises consisting of gentle, mindful movements, breathing techniques, essential oils, Reiki healing touch, and/or a nourishing body awareness meditation. 

Scientific studies show yoga provides many medical and psychological benefits, including: 

MEDICAL BENEFITS 

  • Ease of symptoms related to treatment 
  • Improved sleep and energy 
  • Restored strength and range of motion 
  • Improved lymphatic flow 
  • Decreased joint and muscle pain 

PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS 

  • Reduced stress, anxiety, and depression 
  • Increased sense of well-being and mindfulness 
  • Healthy coping strategies 
  • Develop a sense of community and support 

Join us in-person every week. You will be provided a total of 12 in-person classes at no cost. At the completion of 12 in-person classes, you may transition to the virtual class and attend as often as you would like. 

In-Person: Tuesdays: 10:00am – 11:15am Thursdays: 4:30pm – 5:45pm 

All props provided.

Language(s)

English

Registration

Prerequisites

This class is for current St. Luke’s Cancer Institute patients undergoing treatment or who have completed treatment within the last two years. 

This class is not open to the community. 

You must be 18 years of age or older, be at least 6 weeks post-surgery, and not have any drains or open wounds (excluding ostomies/urostomies). 

You need to be able to get to the floor and back to standing without assistance. You must complete a St. Luke's consent form as well as a YMCA consent prior to your first class.

Registration Instructions

Registration is required for each individual class. 12 in-person classes provided to each patient. Upon completion of 12 in-person classes, the patient may continue attending the virtual class option. 

If you need assistance getting to the class, your support person is free to wait in the waiting area. There is water, tea, and coffee available. 

Please wear comfortable clothing you can easily move around in. You are free to be barefoot or wear socks during class.

Please call to register.

(208) 381-9000