Therapeutic Yoga for Stronger Bones

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Cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormonal therapy, and other prescription medicines can lead to weakened bones. Losing bone density can increase a person’s risk of fractures, falls, and broken bones. 

Therapeutic Yoga for Stronger Bones is a six-week class designed for people who may have bone loss or struggle with balance issues. Yoga is a mind-body therapy you can do to improve balance and coordination, both important for preventing falls.  When done safely and actively, yoga can support compression forces in the muscles to build strong bone. With guidance from of our certified yoga therapist,  you will learn yoga exercises that increase your range of motion, flexibility, relaxation, and strength. We will also practice simple breathing techniques and meditations that support relaxation.

Audience

This class is open to people who have been treated for cancer and their caregivers. This class is recommended for anyone who has known osteopenia, osteoporosis, or have an increased risk of bone fractures

Instructor

Tina Paul, MS, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist

Date & Time(s)

Location

This class is taught online through Zoom, a videoconference system. You will need to use:

  • 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 browser

You Will Need:

  • A chair
  • A yoga mat or large towel
  • Two yoga blocks or thick hardcover books
  • Water to stay hydrated

What to Wear:

  • We recommend comfortable loose clothing, such as a tank top, tee shirt, or workout clothing

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

Integrative Medicine at Home is a monthly membership program offering access to 17 different online fitness and mind-body classes. Learn more and become a member today by visiting our website