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. This support program has been made possible through the generosity of community donations and is offered as an introduction to yoga. Possible benefits for cancer patients include improvements in overall quality of life, mood, sleep quality and reduced stress and fatigue. Our yoga teachers are senior facilitators with at least 350 hours training.
- Life Now Yoga is a gentle program offered at an introductory level for 6 weeks. Classes run for 1 hour each week.
- Life Now Yoga is offered to people who have been diagnosed with cancer in the last 5 years. Primary carers are also welcome to attend.
- So we can help more people to experience the many benefits of yoga, participants are invited to attend the Life Now Yoga for a maximum of three terms.
Interested in participating in a Life Now Program?
Upcoming Yoga classes
Please note all programs require a minimum number and details are subject to change.
|Program||Time||Day||Start date *#
|Glen Forrest||11:00am||Friday||16 August|
|Margaret River||11:30am||Friday||23 August|
|Shenton Park||5:30pm||Wednesday||23 October|
# Registrations close two weeks after the start date. Please complete an expression of interest to be informed of future classes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To talk to a cancer support nurse about Life Now or another community support program call 13 11 20 and select 'speak to a nurse'.
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.