Yoga for Wellbeing After Cancer

Support Your Healing with Yoga

relax | breathe | nurture

These courses have been suspended during the Covid-19 lockdown. We look forward to resuming as soon as possible. 

As the saying goes, a journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step, and a cancer diagnosis is a bit like this. As the dust begins to settle, it can be helpful to put yourself in a supportive and positive environment with others who share some of the same challenges and "get you". Integrating yoga and relaxation techniques into your daily routine will support your recovery and enhance the quality of your life - physically, mentally and emotionally.

Here's what we'll do...

Each week a topic will be discussed including the impact of stress, the relaxation effect, strategies for a good night's sleep, emotional healing, anxiety and mind management, harnessing the power of mind for healing. You'll also learn the 7 essential elements of health as taught by the Gawler Foundation.

 

The class includes three components:

 

1. Gentle yoga postures which are centred on a simple, yet profound series of joint rotations that will help stimulate circulation and free the body’s natural vital energy. This series of exercises is accessible to all so don’t worry if you have never been to a yoga class before.

 

2.  Breathing practices which will help you feel grounded and centred. They actively put you in the ‘green zone’ for healing, which means they stimulate the side of the nervous system that is responsible for resting and digesting, healing and feeling. You will also learn to breath using the full capacity of the lungs so you can nourish the body with every breath you take.

 

3.  Yoga Nidra,  a guided relaxation practice, which you do lying on the floor or sitting in a chair. This practice is deeply restorative and allows the body to come back to its own natural balance physically, mentally and emotionally. 

 

Nurturing, healing, and informative this 8-class series will give you tools from yoga to help your healing process, restore joy and purpose, create calmness and peace of mind. 

  • evidence based

  • easy to learn

  • useful everyday

  • theory and practice.

 

Learning Outcomes:

 

You will:

  • Learn gentle yoga practices and simple mindfulness techniques to promote relaxation in the body and calmness in the mind.

  • Clarify your priorities and what is important to you now.

  • Understand the impact of stress. 

  • Learn how to manage your energy.

  • Learn to optimise your breathing.

  • Learn techniques for harnessing the power of mind. 

  • Learn how to use imagery for healing.

  • Re-kindle hope and re-connect with what makes your heart sing. 

  • Be introduced to the concept of lifestyle ‘medicine’ - things that you can do for yourself - to improve the quality of your life.

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Satyananda (Holistic) Yoga Teacher | Member Yoga Australia

Diploma of Satyananda Yoga Training

BA Eng & Phil, Dip Ed

Dip Remedial Massage

Dip Natural Nutrition

Mindfulness Teacher Training Level 1 & 2

 Sangita  loves sharing yoga and meditation for people living with cancer, as this has been part of her own journey, and has ultimately been the catalyst for positive change and personal growth in her life. These rich and informative sessions draw on Sangita's training at the Gawler Foundation.

“Being diagnosed with cancer can be a profoundly stressful experience.  Yoga teaches us how to relax the body and calm the mind, and can help us find a sense of joy and purpose in life again.  The practices of yoga and meditation support our wellbeing on every level - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.”

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