Yoga Bear established the Healing Yoga Project to expand yoga programs in hospitals. Research increasingly demonstrates the beneficial effects of yoga as a complementary therapy to cancer, and we wanted to increase access to restorative yoga for people fighting cancer. A restorative practice generally consists of poses, breathing and meditation and include gentle, therapeutic adjustments.
In 2007, we launched the Healing Yoga program, Yoga at Maimonidies Cancer Center in New York City. And in 2010, Gentle Yoga at UCSD Moores Cancer Center in San Diego. Today, these programs are run by the centers and the teachers.
We are proud to have made those connections and brought the healing benefits of yoga to those two communities.