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Yoga for Cancer Support


  • Namaste Rockridge 5416 College Avenue Oakland, CA, 94618 United States (map)
 Cancer support

Cancer support

Do you or someone you know have cancer?

Yoga can help improve physical and emotional well-being during all stages of survivorship.

 

We will calm the nervous system and encourage the body to relax and heal. We will practice mindful breathing exercises, gentle movements, restorative postures and guided meditation. No prior yoga experience is needed.

This class is open to anyone living with cancer, in all stages of treatment, recovery and remission. Caregivers, loved ones and healthcare professionals are welcome.

Please join us if you are struggling with:

side effects from chemotherapy
distress from radiotherapy
fatigue
stress
nausea
lymphedema
restricted range of motion
depression
anxiety
chronic pain
sleeplessness
constipation

Check with your doctor that yoga is right for you.

Poh Teng is a recovering biochemist and a yoga teacher known for her curiosity, playfulness and nurturing style. She was first impacted by cancer at a young age, when Grandpa was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. It was the first time she saw Daddy weep.

With a UCLA PhD, Poh worked for 14 years in life sciences, including breast cancer research at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab. She has since given up her lab coat, and now finds fulfillment and joy in helping others through yoga. A practitioner since 2003 and a teacher since 2011, Poh has completed over 800 hours of training in yoga and meditation, including Cancer Yoga Therapy with Dr Ingrid Yang, Restorative Yoga with Vickie Russell Bell, Yoga Therapy with Niroga Institute, and Psychology & Somatic Experiencing with Mariana Caplan. She leaves the development of next-generation cancer therapies to her husband, Dan, who leads a team of researchers at UC Berkeley.

$108 for 4 Fridays.  BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE.

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