All members including people living with cancer, family members and significant caregivers.
Yoga is an ancient and well-known practice encompassing a wide variety of poses and postures that promote flexibility, strength, and balance, while bringing awareness to breath and mindful presence. There are many different types of yoga practices but all share the common goal of enhancing mental and physical well-being by cultivating self-awareness and inner connectedness.
“This program is therapeutic, healing, calming – highly recommended for healing.”
What to Expect at a Session
For all Wellspring yoga programs, participants can expect to be expertly guided through a number of poses and postures, in some instances using supports and props. While there are varying levels to choose from, in all instances there is no pressure to perform. Each session is a designated time for participants to honour their body in its present state, without negativity or judgement. All programs are focussed on establishing mindful presence, replenishing energy stores, and helping the body return to its natural state of wholeness and harmony.
The following selection of Yoga programs are offered at Wellspring:
- Yoga: For Harmony
- Yoga: For Cancer Recover and Well-Being
- Yoga: For Well-Being
- Yoga: Functional
- Yoga: Restorative
- Yoga: In Chairs
- Yoga: Restorative
- Yoga: Gentle
- Yoga: Slow Flow
- Yoga: Evening Yoga for Stress Reduction
Benefits and Impacts
Yoga has been widely suggested to have a potential role in the health of people living with cancer; many studies report that yoga can improve health-related outcomes such as quality of life, fatigue, cognition, stress, and sleep quality in cancer survivors (Danhauer et al., 2019; O’Neill et al., 2020; Zetzl et al., 2021). One study on the effects of a breathwork-focused yoga program also observed improvements in fatigue, stress, and quality of life (Dhruva et al., 2012). Even yoga online can be beneficial: a recent publication observed reductions in stress in people living with cancer that participated in yoga programs delivered online (Trevino et al., 2020).