Free Yoga Classes

Below is a map and list of our partner yoga studios that offer free or donation-based classes to cancer fighters and survivors. Please read the descriptions to learn more about the classes offered and consult with your doctor to make sure a class is right for you.

Does your studio offer free classes for people with cancer? Please fill out this form to be included in this list.

Anjali Yoga & Wellness
908 Niagara Falls Blvd, Suite 237 North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Description: Free restorative and gentle beginners yoga for cancer patients in treatment.
When: Gentle/Restorative class on Thursday evenings at 6pm, as well as Yoga 1-2 on Thursdays at 7:30pm.
Contact: Please email in advance

Avalon Art & Yoga (via Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program)
Description: Two free weekly classes are offered to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Both of these classes are offered free of charge through the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program. You do not need to be affiliated in any way with Stanford to
When: Restorative Yoga on Mondays 1:15-2:30 PM and Gentle Yoga for Recovery on Thursdays 2:00-3:30 PM
Contact: 650-324-2517

14107 H Winchester Blvd. Los Gatos, CA 95032
Description: Restorative yoga class for people living with or beyond cancer, and their caregivers. Drop-ins welcome. Donation suggested.
When: Tuesday afternoons 1:00-2:30pm
Contact: 408-370-YOGA (9642)

Breathing Mountain Yoga
501 Mial Street, Raleigh, NC 27608
Description: Yoga class for People with Cancer, combines group support, gentle yoga postures, breathing practices and guided imagery. $10 per class.
When: Thursday evenings, 5:30-7pm
Contact: Call or email in advance, 919-413-8468,

Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center
1990 S. Bundy Dr.Suite 100Los Angeles, CA  90025
Description: Gentle Yoga, Level One with Sara Zuboff. Free for cancer survivors.
When: Mondays at 10:00 a.m. (just drop in!)
Contact: 310-867-4891/

Carolina Kundalini Yoga
305 Glenwood Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Description: Weekly classes in Chapel Hill. Cancer patients from Yoga Bear can attend 10 classes for free. Monthly workshops throughout the Research Triangle area of NC are also offered, and Yoga Bear participants can receive a discount on these weekend afternoon classes.
When: Wednesdays from 6:15 - 7:45 pm, followed by free yogic healing until 8:30.
Contact: HarDarshan Khalsa

Charlotte Family Yoga Center
10211 Prosperity Church Rd Suite 4 Charlotte,NC 28269
Description:Free Yoga For Cancer Class specifically designed for those that are recovering or in treatment. Poses help students focus on stretching certain muscles after surgery and breathing techniques to help balance the nervous system. For people in treatment or post-treatment for cancer, as well as their caregivers.
When: Friday evenings at 5:30pm
Contact: 704-910-7745

Elements Healing Space, Inc
Pepper Geddings Recreation Center
3205 Oak St, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
Description: A series of supportive poses to nurture and nourish the body during active treatment of Cancer and for the Warriors who survived. Please bring a notebook or journal to write in. Plus a medical note from your doctor. Class is free and you will be entered in to a lottery for a complimentary Dr. Hauschka Facial treatment by Amanda.
When: Every Monday 6:30 pm –7:30 pm (just show up!)
Contact: Amanda(843)839-2762

Focus Fitness
1111 Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Description:We offer a free yoga class designed specifically for cancer survivors, during and after treatments. The class, RePose yoga includes breathing exercises, stretching, strength building, and restorative yoga.
When: Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 1:30pm
Contact: Just show up! 610-525-5515

Gilda's Club
901 W. Wellington, Chicago, IL 60614
Description: Led by yoga instructor Mary Klonowski, this class is designed for beginners and those with physical challenges, or for those who just want a gentle stretching class.
When: Tuesdays 10 - 11 AM
Contact: (312) 464-9900,

Granville Fitness
937 River Road Granville, Ohio 43023
Description: Free community yoga class in Granville, Ohio for those affected by cancer. The class is open to anyone impacted by cancer, including cancer survivors, cancer patients, caregivers and family members. One hour class will include gentle vinyasa flow yoga, restorative postures, mindful breathing and  relaxation. All levels of experience and fitness are welcome.  Classes begin February 6 and will run weekly throughout 2011.
When: Every Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (just show up!)
Contact: Leigh Brennan,RYT,  (740) 404-9190

The Healing Chest
1393 S York Street Denver Colorado, 80210
Description: A restorative and therapeutic Yoga program designed specifically for women recovering from either prophylactic or therapeutic surgeries related to breast cancer. The Healing Chest offers modified Yoga to address these specific health issues rather than offering a traditional Yoga class. Traditional Yoga postures are offered in modified forms to accommodate the physical condition of recovering breast surgery patients. Each class is created to enhance the mind-body connection with the intent to augment healing both physically and emotionally. Every group is limited to 5 ladies for individual attention. Class is free or $10.
When: Ongoing
Contact: call or email in advance 303.921.0418,

Healing Yoga Foundation
3620 Buchanan Street, San Francisco
Description: We offer a weekly class to give people the experience of the various tools in Yoga. This program is meant to support individuals living with cancer to nourish, reenergize, sooth and support the system. Each class will have specific focus to give participants a specific experience of either relaxation, revitalization, etc. and at the same time giving them tools/resources to use in their daily lives. $15 (financial assistance available)
When: Wednesdays Dates: Start date is January 12th, 2011 Time: 5:30-6:45pm
Contact: 415-931-9642,

innerlight yoga center
Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, RI
Description: A restorative class open to all  women cancer survivors post treatment. mixing hatha and yin yoga.this class is offered free of charge on  and taught by alicia barry 200-hour RYT and two time cancer survivor.
When: Tuesdays at 4 p.m.

Inner Strength Yoga & Healing Center
2124 El Camino Real, Suite 200 Oceanside, CA 92056
Description: Free (donation based)
When: Restorative (Thursday at 12 PM and Sunday at 11 AM) and Meditation and Healing Classes (Tuesday at 7 PM and Saturday at 11 AM)
Contact: (760) 822-1348 /

IRB Yoga
1201 Gulf Blvd. Suite 105 Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Description: Free classes for cancer survivors, their immediate family and caregivers.  Must indicate Yoga Bear prior to class. Donation is appreciated but not necessary.
When: IRB Yoga is pleased to offer over 36 classes and a workshop every Saturday each week
Contact: call or email in advance 727-871-1127,

Journy Yoga
111 South Magnolia Drive, Suite 34 Tallahassee, FL  32311
Description: A free, gentle yoga class involving movement, guided meditation and journaling.
When: Tuesday from 12:00 - 1:00 PM (please call in advance)

La Paz Rincon
Carr. 115, Rincon, Puerto Rico 00677
Description: One free class to all cancer survivors and caregivers. Sampoorna Yoga integrates Yogi Hari’s teachings from his gurus; Swami Sivananda, Swami Vishnu-Devananda, and Swami Nada-Brahmananda, to bring the branches of Hatha, Raja, Karma, Bhakti, Jnana and Nada Yoga together to purify and harmonize all aspects of the human personality. This class will be given bilingually Spanish/English and open to all physical and health levels.
Contact: 787-315-9697, to learn more

Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Description: LaughingRx laughter yoga is a fun, uplifting, laughter exercise class. It's a great experience in letting yourself go and just being silly! Laughter is scientifically proven to be healing physically and emotionally. Classes are suitable for all ages and activity levels. No prior experience, jokes or traditional yoga poses are used. Classes are led by laughter expert, Nira Berry, a Certified Laughter Yoga teacher and leader, and DVd author: Laugh Off Stress laughter Yoga DVD. Free to cancer patients during treatment.
When: Sundays 5 - 6 pm (winter) and Tuesdays 11 am- 12 (fall).
Contact:, 240-888-6555 for details and location

Living Now Yoga
Astoria, NY and its surrounding, Western Queens neighborhoods.
Description: All levels Yin/Restorative Classes and Candlelight Flow (Light flow and restorative). One class a week free. For all others we can offer discount or donation.
When: Email for details

Livingroom Yoga
15671 West Roosevelt Parkway, Ste 104, Goodyear, AZ 85338
Description: Living Now Yoga, under the direction of Juliana Mitchell, offers 'pay what you can/by donation only', one-on-one Restorative Yoga & Yin Yoga classes to those who are currently undergoing treatment for cancer and/or for their primary caregivers. Depending on your unique scenario, Juliana will pair you with a skilled Restorative Yoga teacher or Yin Yoga teacher and your classes may either occur in a conveniently located studio space or even possibly in your own home. Restorative Yoga & Yin Yoga are extremely gentle forms of Yoga, which are profoundly conducive to healing and rejuvenating.
When: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Contact: 623-932-0054

lotus frog yoga
6170 SR 70 East Bradenton Florida 34203
Description: Weekly, ongoing classes of gentle hatha & restorative yoga for people living with cancer. Please call or email in advance.  Donation suggested.
When: Monday Nights 7:30 – 9 PM and Saturday Noon – 1 PM

Lotus House of Yoga
1445 Eagle Run Drive #250 Omaha NE 68116
Description: Gentle Yin Yoga
When: Monday Nights 7:30 – 9 PM and Saturday Noon – 1 PM
Contact: Drop in (just show up!)

Mindful Body
2876 California St. San Francisco, CA 94115
Description: This gentle yoga class focuses on breathing exercises for relaxation, meditative and restorative stretches, and postures that aid in lymphatic flow and detoxification.
Renee Heidtman has been serving as a yoga teacher, massage therapist, and wellness coach since 2000.  She is living with Stage 4 Breast Cancer and has experienced many different treatment modalities. She has a compassionate heart and strives to help others find what makes them feel most at peace. This class is free of charge and is made possible by The Mindful Body, Shanti’s Breast Cancer Program, and Center for Peaceful Healing.  Drop-ins and all ages welcome. No experience necessary. Mats are provided.
Contact: 415-681-HEAL 

New York Yoga
1629 York Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Description: Donation-based restorative, gentle, and vinyasa classes 5 days a week
When: Monday 8:25, Tuesday 3:05, Wednesday 8:25, Friday 3:05, Saturday 2:50
Contact: Drop in (just show up!) or call 212-717-9642 with questions

Outside In Workout Studio
8905 NY Hwy 66, Averill Park, NY 12018
Description: Free ashtanga based yoga class with Lois Whitmann on Wednesday evening 7:30pm.  Also Tai Chi every Thurs 5:30 and Saturdays at 9am.
Contact: (518) 728-9079;

Peninsula Jewish Community Center
800 Foster City Blvd. Foster City, CA  94404
Description: Yoga for Warriors and Survivors.  A gentle yoga class for cancer survivors and current patients.  The class also incorporates guided meditation and breath work in a supportive and nurturing environment.  Free to the entire community.  Please bring a yoga mat.
When: Fridays 1:30-2:45 pm
Contact: For more information, please contact the PJCC Group Exercise and Pilates Manager, Michele Mandell at 650.378.27771

Piedmont Yoga
3966 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611
Description: Join therapeutic yoga instructor Cheryl Fenner Brown for two weekly classes that incorporate gentle postures, mindful breathing, and relaxation to bring balance to the body, mind and emotions. These classes are appropriate for anyone who is living with any type of cancer; whether you have just been diagnosed, are receiving treatments, or are in remission. No prior experience with yoga is required and the classes include gentle restorative asana (yoga poses), mudras (hand gestures) for healing and relaxation, stress-relieving pranayama (breathing). Both classes are offered on a sliding scale to meet the needs of the community and donations are greatly appreciated. The regular class price is $15 for a drop-in, or $50 for a series of four classes. No one will be turned away for lack of funds and please come as you are. Partial funding is provided by the Yoga Dana Foundation.
When: Tuesdays, 1:00-2:15 pm @ 4th Street Yoga; Thursdays, 12:00-1:15 pm @ Piedmont Yoga Studio
Contact: (510) 290-2641 or email

Pilates Westwood
1309 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Description: Free ongoing gentle yoga class with Sara Zuboff
When: Sunday afternoons from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Contact: Just show up! For questions call 310-867-4891.

Presbyterian Cancer Center Rehab and Wellness
125 Baldwin Ave Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28204
Description: Intro to Yoga gives an overview of what to expect when attending Yoga classes at Cancer Rehab & Wellness.  Attendees will learn the centering practice that is the basis for all other classes.  Classes are offered twice a month, free of charge.
Contact: Call 704-384-6953 or email to register

Providence Cancer Care Partnership
1717 13th St. Everett, WA 98204
Description: Free class for cancer patients.
When: Thursdays at 12:30
Contact: Shannon Middleton

Purusha Yoga
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Description: Explore moving with the Earth while doing yoga in nature (open to the community)
When: Saturdays at 11 AM, meet at entrance to Botanical Gardens near 9th Ave and Lincoln
Contact: Meet at entrance to Botanical Gardens near 9th Ave and Lincoln

Shine! Center for Awareness
14 East Park Avenue Columbiana, OH 44408
Description: Gentle, ashtanga & hatha energized yoga for cancer patients and survivors at all levels.
Contact: 330-482-2500 (Please always call the studio to find out class times as they are subject to change on a monthly basis).
St. Joseph's Hospital
3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tampa, FL 33607
Description: Free classes available to any cancer patient or survivor
Contact: call (813) 443-2046

Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga
2861 Lynnhaven Drive, Suite 108 Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Description: Gentle, restorative, and serenity classes for people with cancer.
When: Mondays 11:30 am; Wednesdays 6:30 pm; Thursday 11 AM
Contact: 757-496-7444

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance room 3100
Description: Group and individual yoga classes. The gentle group class is especially for patients and their caregivers.
When: Thursday from 12:30-1:30pm
Contact: Laura Yon-Brooks (206) 365-1997

Shakti Yoga Sutdio
118 N. 7th St., Ste. A-11 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
Description: Breathe, Stretch, Relax, Restore. On-going class on Saturdays and/or private classes by appointment Led by Trish Martin, RYT (20+ year yoga teacher & breast cancer survivor). All levels. Free for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.
When: Saturdays 10 AM
Contact: Call or email in advance 208-691-8697 /

Sterling Yoga
2889 Glenmore Avenue, Dormont, PA 15216
Description: We offer a variety of classes including: Restorative Yoga: Will help release and deepen the connective tissues in your joints by using props to support the body. Postures will be held for 10 or 15 minutes; Morning Chair Stretch & Gentle Floor Stretch: A gentle, yet energizing program of yoga exercises and breathing designed for seniors, recovering from injury or illness or those who just want a Gentler Practice, we will work on increasing strength, flexibility, and balance; Beginning Yoga: A perfect class for the new student, or for the experienced student who wishes to take time to re-investigate their own practice. This class will focus on the fundamental yoga postures, breathing techniques, and alignment; Therapeutic Yoga: Every week we will approach a different topic in yoga depending on the needs of the group; & Karma Yoga: Start the week or weekend off right with this donation-based class. Relax, prepare for the week or after a hard week’s work, and energize yourself for the fun weekend ahead. $5 suggested donation.
When: Visit our website for the current schedule
Contact: Sterling Painton,, 412-260-0533

Total Body Yoga
210 Terrace DR. Mundelein, IL. 60060
Description: 6 months unlimited, free yoga for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.
When: Any regular scheduled class (we recommend the restorative class on first Mondays of every month at 10:45 AM & 7:30 PM or gentle basics every Sunday at 11 AM)
Contact:, 847.266.9642

UCSF: Osher Cancer Center
1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150 at Sutter St. SF, CA
Description: This class is designed specifically for cancer patients and combines gentle movements, postures, slow deep-breathing, meditation and relaxation.
When: Restorative yoga classes the first Monday of every month at 10:45 AM with Mary & 7:30 PM with Samantha. We also have Gentle Basics yoga every Sunday with Samantha at 11 AM. 60 classes each week, all levels.
Contact: Tamara Rhodes,, 847.266.9642.

Wayne Orthopedic Physical Therapy
450 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470
Description: Free gentle yoga on Thursday evenings with Hilary Bispham ERYT.
When: Thursdays at 7 PM.
Contact: 973-706-7620,

The Wellness Center, Santa Monica
2716 Ocean Park Blvd. #1040 Santa Monica CA 90405
Description: Gentle, easy yoga on Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM, tailored to people with cancer. Free for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.
Contact: 310-314-2555,

YOGA: Your Own Guided Awareness
Wells, Maine 04090
Description: This class is a gentle Hatha Flow class, using props as necessary, offered at Sacred Oaks Sanctuary, Tatnic Road Wells Maine.  Janine offers a educational series called Your Own Guided Awareness.  This is a guided yoga practice that combines discussion and yoga...providing guidance in the journey towards healing your body, mind and spirit.
When: Tuesday nights at 5:45pm (Please call / email in advance)
Contact: Janine Chase 207-251-9577

Yoga Center of Steamboat
701 Yampa Street Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Description: Free (donation suggested) weekly 60 minute class offers a safe place to compassionately explore the body, breathe into areas of tension, and strengthen areas of weakness. Very gentle, therapeutic movements will assuage symptoms and balance energy, build bone density, and stimulate the lymphatic system. Learn about the power and practice of breathing techniques, restorative postures, and guided meditation to induce relaxation and elevate the mood. This class is offered privately or in small groups.
When: Wednesdays 3:45- 4:45 Contact: PLEASE CONTACT INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO ATTENDING,, 970-870-1522

Yoga Loka
34 Bridge Street Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Description: 3 free private healing yoga sessions for anyone currently living with cancer or the side effects of cancer treatment. Appropriate for any level of experience, as a foundation, or to enhance an existing yoga practice, include gentle and tailored yoga postures (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation. These practices can help you re-connect to your body and experience self-empowerment. "
When: by appointment or (908) 268-7430 to request an appointment with Carole, Karuna, Kelly, or Lori

Mayfield Village Civic Center 6622 Wilson Mills Rd. Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143
Description: Gentle, meditation, and individualized classes for Cancer Survivors (post-treatment) and Caregivers
Contact: Char Grossman,

Yoga Restores
58 Pezzack Street Cambridge, Ontario N3C 3R8
Description: Restorative yoga class and meditation for cancer patients and survivors. Bring your own mat. Donation suggested.
When: Tuesdays at 11:15 AM
Contact: Call in advance, 1-519-220-1965

The Yoga Shala
927 North Pennsylvania Avenue Winter Park Florida 32789
Description: Donation-based classes for all levels. The Yoga Shala offers classes in the traditional Ashtanga Mysore Method; the most effective and enjoyable way to learn Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. This unique program is suitable for beginners as well as longtime practitioners because every student is taught individually.
When: Seven days a week. View schedule.
Contact: 407-506-4626 -

2211 N. Elston Ave. Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60614 AND 1745 West Division Chicago, IL 60622
Description: yogaview offers a wide variety of classes for students at all levels. On Fridays from 11:45 - 12:15 joins us for free meditation, and Saturdays at 2, join us for a free community class at the Elston studio. On Sunday, drop by the Division location for the free community class at 1:30. Check the schedule for additional information. If you need help paying for classes, contact the studio about work/study opportunities.
When: Our schedule is available here and we're happy to answer questions about specific classes.
Contact: 773.342.9642

Yogadurango1140-A Main AveDurango, CO 81301
Description: Living Well Yoga with Michele Lawrence, ERTY-500 is specifically designed for people in treatment or post-treatmentfor cancer, as well as their caregivers. The class includes gentle,therapeutic poses to allow individuals to explore their bodies, breatheinto areas of tension, strengthen areas of weakness, promote healingand relaxation, balance energy, build bone density, and stimulate thelymphatic system. Free, donation suggested.
When: Wednesdays 4-5:15pm
Contact: 970-946-8961 

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