Yoga has been practised for thousands of years. It is a whole body philosophy, involving stretching, breathing exercises, postures and meditation. Yoga can help to improve overall wellbeing and fitness by increasing muscle strength, bone density, cardio-vascular fitness, flexibility, balance and co-ordination. Possible benefits for cancer patients include improvements in overall quality of life, reduced fatigue, reduced stress, anxiety and depression and improved sleep and mood.
Life Now Yoga is a free introductory 6-week yoga course, delivered by senior yoga instructors. Our gentle classes run for 1 hour each week. Life Now Yoga is offered to people who have been diagnosed with cancer, or experienced a recurrence, secondary or progression, in the last 5 years. Primary carers are also welcome to attend.
This support program has been made possible through the generosity of community donations and is offered as an introduction to yoga. So we can help more people to experience the many benefits of yoga, participants are invited to attend Life Now Yoga for a maximum of three terms.
Interested in participating in a Life Now Program?
To express interest in participating, complete the Life Now Expression of Interest form or you can talk to a cancer support nurse by calling 13 11 20 and selecting 'speak to a nurse'.
Upcoming Life Now Yoga Classes
Term 4 2019
Life Now Yoga classes are currently underway for Term 4 2019. See Term 4 class details below:
|Program||Details||Start date *#
|Albany||Thursdays - 10:45am||7 November|
|Busselton||Wednesdays - 11:15am||9 October|
|Clarkson||Tuesdays - 5:30pm||15 October|
|Mandurah||Mondays - 2:00pm||14 October|
|Fremantle||Mondays - 12:00pm||14 October|
|Rossmoyne||Mondays 11:30am||21 October|
|Shenton Park||Wednesdays 5:00pm||23 October|
|Yokine||Wednesdays 10:10am||16 October|
* Details are subject to change and minimum numbers are required.
# Registrations close two weeks after the start date. Please subscribe to the Life Now e-newsletter to be informed of future classes by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research and yoga information
- Wellness after cancer treatment "What does wellness mean to me?" This webinar discusses 'wellness' and provides information and strategies of things you can do to work towards feeling well. It also highlights benefits and current research into yoga for cancer patients and cancer survivors.