Building Body Awareness with Core Strength and Yoga



In this workshop, you will learn about the importance of core muscles and gentle yoga. An MSK fitness instructor and an MSK yoga therapist will introduce you to safe, effective core strengthening movements, gentle yoga, and breathwork. They will teach you ways to move your body mindfully. The exercises you will learn can increase your overall physical strength, flexibility, and relaxation.

You will have a deeper sense of body awareness, or how connected you feel to your body.

Developing body awareness is a helpful tool for coping with both physical changes and stress during and after your cancer treatment. Body awareness enables you to focus by building your mind-body connection. This workshop is open to people who are new to fitness and yoga, as well as to those who have a regular practice. It is accessible to all levels and abilities.


This class is open to people who have been treated for cancer and their caregivers.


  • Lauren Chiarello Mika, ACSM/ACS Cancer Exercise Trainer – MSK Fitness Instructor 
  • Tina Paul, MS, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, certified Yoga 4 Cancer ™ – MSK Yoga Therapist 

Start Date

Thursday, January 13, 2022


6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Date & Time(s)


This class is taught online through Zoom, a videoconference system.

You Will Need:

  • A yoga mat, exercise mat, or large towel
  • A chair 
  • Two yoga blocks, or thick books 
  • A yoga strap, very light resistance band, or a large beach towel you can roll up.  
  • Water to stay hydrated 
  • A computer with a high-speed Internet connection, or a tablet, such as an iPad, or a smartphone
  • A webcam, speaker, and microphone. If you do not have a microphone and speaker, you can participate in the class by phone. You will receive the phone number once you register
  • Google Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser

What to Wear:  

  • Comfortable clothing so you can move easily
  • Wear sneakers if you’d like extra foot and ankle support

You Must Be Able To:  

  • Move from standing to lying down on the ground safely

Registration Details

Registration for this workshop is required. Please complete the form below for one of the available dates: You will receive an email to confirm your registration and instructions to join the class.

  • General public rate: $25
  • Integrative Medicine at Home member rate: $20

Integrative Medicine at Home is a monthly membership program offering access to daily online fitness and mind-body classes. Learn more and become a member today by visiting our website

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