Yoga is a mind and body practice with origins in ancient Indian philosophy. The various styles of yoga typically combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. There are numerous schools of yoga. Hatha yoga, the most commonly practiced in the United States and Europe, emphasizes postures (asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayama). Some of the major styles of hatha yoga are Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vini, Kundalini, and Bikram yoga.
Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health - Yoga
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Ridley-Tree Cancer Center yoga classes are currently being taught online. Yoga instructor, Cheri Clampett, shows how to use household items to make yoga props.
The Ridley-Tree Cancer Center offers a variety of wellness programs to support patients from diagnosis, through treatment and life after treatment. Most programs are offered free-of-charge. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Wellness classes are currently being offered online via Zoom. For more information including who qualifies for Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Wellness Programs & Classes and how to register, visit the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center website or call (805) 879-5678. To view the full, up to date schedule of programs, see the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center calendar.
A restorative class featuring supported yoga postures, breath work and guided imagery to help manage side effects, reduce stress and support healing.
Schedule: Mondays 2:15pm - 3:15pm, Wednesdays 3:15pm - 4:15pm
This class incorporates restorative yoga (supported poses), gentle yoga, guided imagery and breath work to support the body in clearing stress, so it can focus on healing.
Schedule: Fridays 11:00am - 12:00 noon
Yoga for Resilience in Challenging Times
Join us for gentle strengthening and slow mindful stretches to support wellness. Guided relaxation, breath work and self massage included.
Schedule: Fridays 9:45am - 10:45am
Yoga for Strength and Empowerment
Geared for those seeking to reduce stress and restore strength as part of their cancer recovery process.
Schedule: Wednesdays 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Relieving Stress Through Tai Chi Yoga
Combining Tai Chi and Yoga into a single practice creates a unique opportunity in which one may explore the profound influences on the body, mind and spirit. The meditative practice can help relieve stress and tension and increase energy flow.
Schedule: Mondays 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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