June 2010 Blog Posts (16)

Can Yoga Really Help?

Yes! Yoga can help with some side effects of cancer treatment? More specific studies have been done on yoga and breast cancer, however, a large study of 410 cancer patients shows that those who participated in restorative and gentle hatha classes reported double the improvements in sleep… Continue

Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on June 29, 2010 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

OM Yoga Teacher Training for Women Cancer Survivors

Aug 19-23, 2010

Essence of Yoga Studio, Holbrook, NY

Taught by Tari Prinster

Yoga for cancer survivors is not just another gentle yoga class.

This unique 45 hour training program offers certified yoga teachers the opportunity to learn about the limitations imposed by breast cancer surgeries, the many lifelong side-effects, the vulnerabilities of cancer treatments and reconstruction. You will learn which asanas help or harm, how to modify poses using props and how to… Continue

Added by Michelle on June 27, 2010 at 7:21am — 3 Comments

Healing asana

Hi everybody!

I have recently got my yoga certificate and got registerd at Yoga Alliance, started teaching and simply love everything about yoga. On and off the mat. The most fascinating is yoga therapy. Yoga is for everybody. With a little guidence all can find their own path and get lot of benefits. My favourite path is Sivananda. Then I get a mixture of challenging asanas, pranayama, mantra and relaxation in one session.

The most healing asana for me is Salamba sirsasana.… Continue

Added by Sue on June 27, 2010 at 3:08am — 3 Comments

Weekly Yoga Letter - June 24th

Hello Yoga Bears!

This week Yoga Bear was the feature story in Coping Magazine! Right alongside a story about Sharon Osbourne. Check it out here.

We received some great photos from the Yogapalooza event in San Diego! Thanks for everyone who participated!

Some items from… Continue

Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on June 24, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Brain Fog

along with brain fog , there is major fatigue. ending rad treatment soon. i have been considering yoga for quite some time. my son is willing to do this with me. i need to focus on something positive. too much negative energy around me. no one understands that i cannot do what i did even three months ago. i must say my son, my old soul, is very strong, kind and patient. he can "read" my moods and knows when to approach and when to just give me chocolate!

my daughter is angry. no more need… Continue

Added by janine m. harkins on June 22, 2010 at 11:02am — No Comments

New to Yoga

We talk about 'beginner's mind' and when new yogini 's come to class, it is a honor to be their first guide to yoga practice. It reminds me that one of my goals is to look at situations with a beginner's mind. To take my belly breaths and delight in the sensations! What if it were the first time you were breathing with awareness! Some students have remarked that they… Continue

Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on June 20, 2010 at 6:14am — 2 Comments

Weekly Yoga Letter: Change, Waiting Rooms, and Dancing Through Cancer

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills. - Chinese Proverb…


Added by Yoga Bear on June 18, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Losing Hair and Peripheral Neuropathy

I was diagnosed…


Added by Barbara on June 17, 2010 at 5:32pm — 1 Comment

The Waiting Room Yoga

Last week, going into NYC with my cousin to two of her five appointments that week, a waiting rooms full of patients and caregivers. I did want to pop up and say," 'Let's do some yoga stretches!' " But a bit of social shyness and years of conditioning kept my yoga enthusiasm in my head. I stretched and wiggled. Got lost in making up stories to go with all the people in the waiting room. My cousin fell asleep. We waited over an hour and half, when the specialist finally came out, she simply… Continue

Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on June 15, 2010 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Weekly Yoga Letter - June 10th

Hello Yoga Bears!

Yogapalooza was such a great success!

We wanted to thank everyone who participated in Yogapalooza and made it a HUGE success! We appreciate your support!

Here are some pictures from SF:

You can see more photos from Yogapalooza in other cities check our… Continue

Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on June 11, 2010 at 9:36am — No Comments

Yogapalooza 2010

This was my second year going to Yogaoalooza and I just wanted to say it was a big success. Next year maybe we can make it bigger!

Added by Brian Castellani on June 10, 2010 at 1:36am — 3 Comments

My Yoga Studio Fundraiser

During the month of May, at my home studio in Salt Lake, my students donated $200.00 to Yoga Bear. They felt blessed to have the opportunity to take yoga and donate money, knowing that those battling cancer would be able to experience the healing power of yoga.

Added by Susan Basmajian, B.A., RYT on June 8, 2010 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Posting from my home State: Jersey

Yeah, I'm a Jersey girl. Did you know it's the only State that can be called by half of its name and still be known. The little State with so much going on! It still is 'home' to me. Today, my cousin Debbie and I crossed over The Bridge (George Washington) for those west of the Mississippi. She is undergoing chemotherapy for an autoimmune disease called Wegener's, and has had some… Continue

Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on June 8, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Weekly Yoga Letter - June 3rd - Yogapalooza!

Hello Yoga Bears!

Our annual Yogapalooza is this Sunday! Help us raise funds to support our work online and in hospitals. Join us this Sunday as we celebrate healthy living and compassionate service. You still have a chance to forward the information to your friends and if you didn’t buy your ticket yet – please do! Tickets are $15 online through Friday, or $20 at the door. Tickets are… Continue

Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on June 3, 2010 at 5:50pm — No Comments

National Cancer Survivorship Day

The first Sunday in June is an annual, worldwide celebration of cancer survivorship. The National Cancer Survivorship website has links to local celebrations. Yogapalooza , Yoga Bear's celebration, will be held in a variety of cities, offering all day yoga, raffles and gifts! If you can't visit one of the cities, there is a virtual celebration. The first time I attended, I was going in support of my… Continue

Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on June 1, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

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