hi halle,you'r my first friend on yoga bear!lolI was just in mass. at kripalu this july taking a course for kid's yoga.I have 2 boy's odin is6 and jonathan is 13 ,they have been good sport's while I practice on them. i hope to go into the community and get more programs going.It's been exciting.
I am a yoga instructor here in Brazil, in my town there is 1 Foundation McDonald's maintains that 1 home for children with cancer ... I would like to participate as a volunteer, teaching rooms, putting the studio where I teach available. My biggest concern would represent Yoga bear, as I realize this org as reliable and competent.
Hi Halle -
I am a Kundalini Yoga teacher in Syracuse, NY. I recently opened a new yoga, dance and martial arts studio on the Syracuse Univ - Marshall Street area. In honor of my dear mother, who lost her battle to ovarian cancer, I am offering free yoga classes to all cancer patients as a way to cope with stress, focus on the importance of breathing and to reconnect with themselves. Thank you for starting YogaBear. I appears to be an excellent resource. I would appreciate any guidance you may offer to assist in this initiative to provide free classes. I am already in contact with Laurie Boitano from Georgetown University. She has a study going on with Breast Cancer patients and the benefits of yoga. If anyone needs more information let me know. In the meantime, if you have any ideas as to how to obtain corporate sponsorship, please advise.
I am a survivor and work for the Connecticut Challenge, a non-profit providing funds and resources to build programs for cancer survivors in CT. Currently, we have four survivorship programs in the state, including Yale Cancer Center, Stamford Hospital, CT Children's Medical Center and UConn Medical Center. Our fifth, St. Vincent's Medical Center is due to open in January. We've raised over $2 million in 5 years for survivorship in the state. We are launching a new website listing resources for survivors and am wondering if you would be interested in providing some content, and if you have a listing of yogis and studios in our state that we can post as resources? Currently, our website is about our annual bike fundraiser, but until the new site launches, you can check us out at www.ctchallenge.org.
Thanks so much. You're providing a wonderful service.
What a wonderful way to empower people! Love the work you are doing. You are making a difference and inspiring others to continue their fight against cancer. You've inspired me to collaborate with our local children's hospital to offer yoga to patients. Thankyou!
My profile is complete on YogaBear.org. Let me know if you can't find it.
Looking forward to being on the Team, in the YogaBear 'sangah' and a regular participant on the YogaBear Blog. Thanks. Tari
I was wondering whether I could leave a 2-3 page write up on "Psychic Breathing" which may help some patients of insomnia, high blood pressure, constipation, throat conditions etc. If so, please advise how to do that so that I can share my knowledge with others and get their feed back. Thanks, Om Juneja
Hi Halle, I am new to yoga bear, I joined thinking that it will help me work through my physical chains, but I just realized that it is so much more. See I have been feeling so lonley behind this dark walls of pain. Though I don't have any friends yet, I feel a sense of belonging, a light in the dark. thank you.
I'm interested in communicating with you more. I also plan on attending and October weekend at the rising sun. I would really like it if the font on this site weren't so big, it makes me naseous!
Congratulations for building this community and sustaining it on a daily basis. I browsed through some of the blogs. They are useful and interesting.
However, there is one area in which very little seems to be happening and that is that of Pranayama, the science of yogic breathing that has created a kind of revolution in finding solutions to many heath problems in India. A lot of scientific work is being done at a Yoga University run by Divya Yoga Trust in Hardwar at the foothills of the Himlayas under the able leadership of Swami Ramdev who has been conducting yoga camps through the length and breath of India for the last five years or so. Last year he visited LA, SFO and many other places in North America also.
I wonder whether the yoga health professionals are aware of these new researches in the US? As you seem to be particularly interested in curing cancer through yoga, Ramdev's work may interest you. I would welcome comments from you or your community.
Once again I congratulate for this great work that you are doing in promoting yoga for healing.
Thank you for the warm welcome. I love to bake cookies, read, spend too much time on the computer, meet with my girlfriends. I love dogs and stuffed bears and have quite the collections....Beany, Build-a-Bear among others.