Yoga has been practised for thousands of years. It is a whole body philosophy, involving breathing work, stretching 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, mood, sleep quality and reduced stress and fatigue.
- Our yoga teachers have at least 350 hours training and hold current registration with Yoga Australia.
- Yoga is offered to people newly diagnosed with cancer or currently undergoing or recovering from treatment.
- Life Now Yoga is a gentle program offered at an introductory level for 6 weeks. Classes run for 1 hour each week, and primary carers are also welcome to attend.
Download a copy of the Cancer Council’s Yoga information sheet (pdf 1593Kb).
Upcoming Yoga classes in 2019 (6 week program)
|Program||Time||Day||Start date **
|Glen Forrest||11am||Friday||10 May|
** Registrations close two weeks after the start date. Please complete an expression of interest to be informed of future classes.
This support program has been made possible through the generosity of community donations and is offered as an introduction to yoga. To experience the many benefits of yoga, people are invited to attend the Life Now Yoga for a maximum of three programs.
To register for a yoga program or for more information, please call Cancer Council on 13 11 20 and select 'speak to a nurse' or complete and submit an Expression of Interest form.
* If you are interested in attending Life Now Yoga but find that there isn't a program located nearby, please feel free to send your suggestions for future Life Now yoga locations to us at email@example.com or submit an Expression of Interest and selecting 'Yoga'. A Life Now coordinator will be in contact soon.
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.