Yoga – Living with Cancer
Weekly classes starting from Thursday 12th May, 11.30 – 1pm.
£5.25 per class or £30 for a block of 6 classes which is valid for 6 months. Advance booking is essential.
**At least 25p of each class payment will go towards St Nicholas Hospice.**
Whether you have been recently diagnosed, are in treatment or post surgery, yoga offers simple techniques that can help you feel more comfortable physically as well as emotionally. Benefits of yoga include:
• Reduced stress and blood pressure
• Improved pain management
• Better sleep patterns
• Eased scar tissue and better range of movement
• Improved lymphatic function to cleanse the system
• Strengthened immune function
• Enhanced energy and strength
• More efficient circulation and digestion
• Simple techniques to help manage emotional upheaval
These classes are small classes tailored toward you and your current needs. You are welcome to bring a carer (£5.25 also for carer).
About your teacher - Bindi Edwards
Whilst classes for those living with cancer are carefully tailored to specific students, Bindi's general classes are largely asana (posture) based, with strong elements of pranayama and meditation included. Bindi focuses on joint integrity and correct alignment, with the primary objective being to keep people as mobile as possible for as long as possible.
Bindi has been practicing yoga for nearly 35 years and trained as a teacher with Simon Low at The Yoga Academy, which is endorsed and approved by the British Wheel of Yoga and by The Yoga Alliance (international). She now assists Simon Low on the Yoga Academy teacher training courses as part of the faculty.
Bindi continues to study with world renowned teachers on anatomy and various specialisms and has completed courses in yoga for those living with cancer, yoga for eating disorders and yoga for recovering addicts.
Please make sure you have a confidential chat with Bindi before joining the class so she can have a full picture of any treatment you might be receiving.
Telegraph Article - Regular yoga can help cancer survivors