Cancer Care Program
YogaSource + Stanford CSCP movement & Meditation Program
We want patients to feel safe, cared for, and confident that we are here for them no matter what they may need. The Cancer Supportive Care Program follows the Stanford Hospital standard of providing not only state-of-the-art medical care but also the highest quality of patient care, and that means healing the mind, the body and the spirit.
Our mission is to complement cancer therapy by integrating all aspects of healing: strengthening the body, educating the mind, and nurturing hope and courage while remaining accessible to patients regardless of economic level.
We provide education, information and emotional support during the difficult decision-making period and throughout the treatment process and survivorship: One Patient at a Time.
Yogasource + CscpThe YogaSource Cancer Care Movement & Meditation Program will begin in January of 2014 with (5) classes. All classes will be taught by our specially trained yoga, pilates and Nia teachers. Classes will be offered complimentary to all cancer patients, survivors, their families and support. It is our sincere wish to provide a warm and safe environment for patients to enjoy, find community, and receive support to ease the side effects of cancer and its treatment, and to improve the quality of their lives. Classes and events are open to anyone with cancer, their caregivers in community regardless of where they receive care ~ free of charge.
Monday 2- 3:15pm Gentle Yoga & Meditation
Wednesday 2- 3:15pm Restorative
See our live schedule for any updates during holidays and/or and to reserve your space in a class.
YogaSource + Stanford CSCP Movement & Meditation
Description of Classes
Yoga Basics for Cancer Survivorship for Stanford CSCP ~ this basic yoga class will rebuild strength, stamina and physical fitness through easy to learn yoga poses and sequences. Focus will be on recovery, decreasing stress and fatigue, finding joy in the body and movement, and exploring a loving community of support with others.
Restorative Yoga for Stanford CSCP ~ this deeply relaxing and restful class will use therapeutic yoga poses done primarily on the floor with the support of bolsters, blankets, blocks, therapy balls, straps and eye pillows. Designed to nuture, nourish and renew the body, mind and spirit, this class will be accompanied by lovely music, inspirational reading, and therapeutic touch.
Gentle Pilates for Stanford CSCP ~ this gentle pilates class is a series of exercises that will help to build flexibility, regain muscle strength, endurance and overall posture. These mat-based classes will put emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, deep breathing, and developing core strength- essential for improving coordination and balance.
** All Classes are complimentary for patients, survivors, their families and caregivers regardless of where they receive their care. No prior experience required. All levels of health welcome.
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