THRIVE: Navigating Cancer the Body/Mind/Spirit Way
Organized by: Becky Conover
Cancer takes your breath away; yoga gives it back. We are three women who passionately believe that all cancer patients should have access to affordable therapeutic yoga for an extended period of time. Two of us have experienced firsthand the benefits of movement and present moment practices during cancer treatment. In 2014, we raised close to $5,000 to provide partial scholarships for 24 yoga teachers to receive specialized training in therapeutic yoga for cancer patients. Tara Prinster, a yoga for cancer expert, offered a 3-day Yoga4Cancer training at Yoga for Life in May 2015. These teachers returned to their communities, offering compassionate healing to myriads of individuals whose faces we may never see and names we may never know. Some are right here in Charlotte, NC bringing yoga to members of our community who are on the challenging cancer journey. Now that we have trained teachers, we want to offer free classes to cancer patients and their caregivers at Yoga for Life for an entire year. Supporting cancer patients through meditation, breath work and appropriate movement is the goal of the Yoga for Cancer classes we plan to offer. On October 24, 2015, we're hosting a full day special event at Centered Wellness and Yoga for Life, Charlotte, NC that will include free classes, fun activities, delicious food, cool vendors and a raffle. We've set the audacious goal of raising $7,500 to fund weekly classes. Please come to our event and/or donate to help individuals in cancer treatment receive the healing benefits of yoga!