If you have been struggling to find your feet and re-connect with life either during or after cancer treatment then these classes may be for you. Did you know that almost one in two people suffer from significant mental health issues after a cancer diagnosis and treatment? Dealing with worrying thoughts and emotions can be overwhelming. You can lose your confidence and feel at a loss to know what is next. These classes will give you a safe place to land, pause and reflect.
The techniques and ideas offered are practical and evidence-based. They draw from the modern-day understanding of The Gawler Cancer Foundation and the ancient philosophy of Yoga.
01/ Yoga for Cancer Wellbeing
Support healing and find peace of mind
Nurturing, healing and informative, these classes will give you tools to support the healing process, restore joy and purpose, create calmness and peace of mind.
Each class includes:
Gentle yoga postures and breath awareness
Woven together with themes to create harmony in body, emotions & mind
Evidence-based interventions to give you the best chance of being well
1/ Gentle yoga postures which are centred on a simple series of joint rotations that 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 activates the relaxation response. You will learn to breathe 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 is deeply restorative and allows the body to come back to its own natural balance physically, mentally and emotionally.
The practices of yoga and mindfulness support our wellbeing on every level - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
This course runs according to need. So please register your interest below by contacting us, to find out when the next program will take place. A minimum of 6 participants is needed.
02/ Private Consultation
Find the support you need for your healing journey
Melissa is available for private sessions either in person or via zoom to help you use lifestyle interventions - including diet, exercise, meditation & gentle yoga - to support your healing and recovery.
Contact us to make an appointment.
What people say
"A relaxing, worthwhile course for those interested in well-being after cancer. It was great to do activities as a group and to hear a little of everyone’s story. Wonderful!"
Margaret, Yoga for Cancer Wellbeing