Cancer Care Program
YogaSource + Stanford CSCP Movement & Meditation Program
We are honored to collaborate with The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program (CSCP) to create our new YogaSource Cancer Care Movement & Meditation Program.
A Special Thank You
This has been a project in the works for some time by one of our senior teachers, Cindy Walker, B.A. RYT who has been passionately working with people who have life threatening diseases for many years and in fact, Cindy created the 1st Yoga for Cancer Program for Stanford in Palo Alto over 12 years ago.
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 + CSCP
The 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. Patient at a Time.
The Practice of Yoga and Cancer Survivorship
Cancer Support Class Schedule
CSCP class descriptions
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.
"... I am super grateful of the opportunity to practice teaching. That made a great difference in my progression. By far that was the key to your program – giving us all the opportunity to teach and get used to speaking, yoging, putting together sequences, etc. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for not just filling our brains! You let our brains activate our bodies."
"Even just being in the studio in child's pose on my mat waiting for class to start, I can feel the calm start to seep in. I look forward to it as much as vacation or maybe even chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting."
"I think it was good for me even though I am already teaching (and the training was probably less stressful for me than most because of that) but I feel it gave me another way of looking at sequences and taught me how to develop balanced classes. I also just liked hanging out with everyone and laughing and learning more about yoga and its history, influences and where it's going."
"If you have gone to other yoga studios, or yoga at the gym, you know that yoga instructors run the range of mediocre to excellent just like any other teacher. That's not true at YogaSource -- the instructors are consistently good, and frequently outstanding."
"Love YogaSource because after I go I feel like I have had exercise, massage, and therapy all rolled into one. It is a break from the stress of daily life that clears my head and lets me return to work/home/kids more joyful and more present."
"What amazes me most is the transformation that occurred with each individual student within a short period of time. It was a whirlwind of fascinating information, techniques and concentrated physical practice and intense focus. It amazes me how far we have come and what growth lies ahead… This training was one of the best things I've done and I will be forever grateful for it. It was fun, but challenging, and certainly placed me outside of my comfort zone a few times – I loved every minute of it, absolutely! My own practice has grown more than I could have imagined."
"YogaSource is welcoming to beginners and advanced students alike -- even if (like me) one continues to be a beginner for ten years."
"You have the best teachers! I found it very helpful to be able to always get good answers, and seeing promising results. Your teachers seem to really care about how well the students are doing, and what kind of help they need. I also like the laid back attitude at the studio in terms of getting money. You're never pushy about trying to sell the sessions to students. I really think your studio is great, or I won't be driving so far every time to go to class there"