Cancer Council Life Now Yoga

Yoga classes

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 **
Albany TBC TBC October
Busselton 11.15am Wednesday 13 March
Clarkson 6pm Tuesday 7 May
Geraldton 1pm Wednesday 8 May
Glen Forrest 11am Friday 10 May
Mandurah 2pm Monday 6 May
Margaret River TBC TBC TBC
North Coogee
12pm Monday 6 May
Rossmoyne
11.30am Monday 6 May
Shenton Park
5.30pm Wednesday 1 May
Wangara 3pm Monday 11 March
Yokine 8.30am Wednesday 8 May

*   Details are subject to change and minimum number required
** 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 cissinfo@cancerwa.asn.au or submit an Expression of Interest and selecting 'Yoga'. A Life Now coordinator will be in contact soon.

 

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