Yoga and Cancer classes are different from regular yoga classes you would typically find at your local studio.  They are even different from classes that are called "gentle” or “restorative.”  Yoga and Cancer was specifically designed to provide therapeutic benefits to cancer patients and survivors in a relaxed and supportive environment. Specific movements and postures along with mindful breathing and meditation techniques help manage stress and support the immune system. Yoga and Cancer will help you build strength, improve flexibility and range of motion and support the health of the cardiac and lymphatic systems.

Commonly Asked Questions about Yoga and Cancer Classes

Where are the Yoga and Cancer classes?

Classes are offered throughout the New Hampshire Seacoast and southern Maine area at yoga studios who generously donate their space weekly to our program. See the classes page for studio specific information.

Do I need yoga experience? 

No yoga experience is necessary to attend a class.  Classes are suitable for those newly diagnosed, in cancer treatment or surgical recovery. The class is also open to caregivers and those in bereavement.  Classes are accessible to everyone, even if your energy is low.  Chairs are available as needed.

What do I wear and bring to class? 

You simply wear comfortable clothing! Please bring a yoga mat and water. All props such as blankets, bolsters, straps and blocks are provided as well as chairs if needed.  If you don’t have a yoga mat, you may borrow a studio mat especially for the first class but it is highly recommended to have your own if you continue to participate in the classes.

What time are the classes and how long are they?

Class times vary depending on the location of the class. All Yoga and Cancer classes are one hour. See classes for schedule.

How much are Yoga and Cancer classes?

All classes are free unless otherwise noted.

How do I sign up?

There is no need to pre-register for a class.  Please arrive to your first class about 10-15 min early to meet your instructor and fill out a one page studio waiver. Your instructor will also want to speak to you about your cancer and your particular interest in the class so your specific needs can be addressed.

How many classes do I need to attend?

There is no commitment to attend future classes.  You may attend as few or as many classes as you wish at any location.