Yoga for Better Balance


Yoga is a safe, low-impact fitness practice that strengthens leg and core muscles, builds bone density, and promotes pelvic stability. Some cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, hormonal therapies, and radiotherapy, can weaken bones or cause peripheral neuropathy, a painful numbness or tingling in your hands and feet. Research studies at MSK have shown yoga can ease neuropathy pain and improve your balance when walking by developing body awareness.

Guided by an MSK yoga instructor, Yoga for Better Balance is a great option for people interested in trying yoga who need a gentle activity as they recover from surgery and treatment. This class will include standing and seated positions.


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

Start Date

Tuesday, June 21st



Class Schedule

  • Tuesday, June 21st
  • Tuesday June 28th
  • Tuesday, July 5th
  • Tuesday, July 12th
  • Tuesday, July 19th
  • Tuesday, July 26th


Clare Patterson, E-RYT, certified Yoga 4 Cancer™ instructor - MSK Yoga Instructor

Date & Time(s)


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

You Will Need:

  • A chair for balance and seated exercises
  • Two yoga blocks, or thick hardcover books
  • A blanket
  • A yoga strap or long scarf
  • 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 loose clothing, such as a tank top, tee shirt, leggings or sweatpants, or workout clothing

You Must Be Able To:

  • Safely move from seated to standing
  • Stand upright with or without the aid of a chair

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: $125
  • Integrative Medicine at Home member rate: $100

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

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