Yoga for Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

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Description

After receiving lifesaving neurotoxic chemotherapy, many people develop a painful condition called chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN. Research conducted at MSK has demonstrated yoga is a movement activity that can help reduce the tingling, numbness, and pain that is common with a CIPN diagnosis.

In this workshop, you will hear from Dr. Ting Bao, the Director of Integrative Breast Oncology at MSK and lead investigator on these studies. Two MSK yoga instructors will teach a series of gentle yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to help reduce CIPN symptoms, increase range of motion, and improve balance.

Audience

This workshop is open to people who have been treated for cancer and their caregivers. It is designed for people who have been diagnosed with CIPN and people receiving chemotherapy that may cause CIPN.

Instructors

  • Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS; MSK Director of Integrative Breast Oncology
  • Clare Patterson, E-RYT, certified Yoga 4 Cancer™ instructor; MSK yoga instructor
  • Tina Paul, MS, C-IAYT, E-RYT; MSK yoga instructor

Date & Time(s)

Location

This workshop is taught online through Zoom, a videoconference system

You Will Need:

  • A computer with a high-speed Internet connection, or a tablet, or 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 browser
  • A yoga mat or exercise mat
  • A blanket or large towel
  • Two yoga blocks. You can substitute with hardcover books, lunchboxes, or firm pillow
  • A chair
  • A yoga or Pilates strap. You can substitute a belt, scarf, or large resistance band.

What to Wear:

  • Comfortable clothing that you can move in and is non-restrictive

You Should Be Able To:

  • Move from sitting in a chair to standing with ease.
  • Stand and walk on your own.

The instructors will be provide modifications so you can follow and perform the exercises while sitting in a chair.

Registration Details

Registration for this workshop is required. Please complete the form below. 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

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