Collaboration is much appreciated! If you would like to send me the letter directly you can use my firstname.lastname@example.org email. Also, do you then have access to the yogabear sites page? Did you attend the meeting last month? If so you'll recall as mentioned, the database if fully amendable by all people who have access to the handbook- there you can create your own page or edit a page and upload your recommended letter and share with all! Yay! Ok, let me know if I explained it well, if not I can email you the link directly.
That's great to hear! If you have those studios sign up, they'll be added to the database as soon as their information has been submitted.
Do you work with the LA Chapter at all? Yes, we have letters made for all forms of communication. I'm not sure if you were implying that you would like to work more closely with a chapter?? or if you would like to submit your letter for use, as like a donation/ suggestion?
Let me know your intention and I can try my best to point you in the right direction.
The is one director (thats me!) and about 5 collaborators on the national chapter who intensively work to seek out studios in these new areas to create partnership so we can offer yoga-seekers in need!
Let me know if this answers your question, or if I can address any others further-
Hi, Jean! In trying to find the list, I went to the lists at ACOR.org and found one that says "colon list." Kate's name does not show up on the page, neither is there anything that says "fightcolorectalcancer.org." Is this the group she moderates? Or is her list/group under another name? Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Margaret
Thank you for the information, Jean. And I'm a little confused... I went to ACOR.org, but I'm not sure what steps you were recommending since the referral to a mailing list is actually someone's email address. Could you clarify? Many thanks.
I plan to research the info you sent me today, so I can be in the "ready position" when my Dr. give me the OK to proceed with Yoga and exercise.
Living in Atlanta affords me numerous opportunities, and I can't imagine I won't be able to find a great Yogi teacher in the area.
I'll be sure to let you know of my progress/recovery.
Once again, heartful thanks for your coaching and advise.
terrific. thanks for this info. I am a disabled vet from the first Gulf War so I am familiar with a few meditation techniques (guided imagery, visualization) that I have been using for my chronic pain from nerve damage. I knew they would help at least some so I have been trying to adapt them to the cancer situation. And, Jean, thanks for taking the adversity that came into your life and turning it around and using it as a catalyst for you to help others. Not only is it such a selfless thing to do, but you inadvertently helped your healing. I am sure you are already aware of this. I just wanted to say thanks in case you haven't heard it lately. Darla
Wow...what a wonderful web site this is, and your advise it well placed. I have long had a tendency to overdo, and so your suggestion to go slow is a good reminder.
Do you have suggestions/ideas how to go about finding a great Yoga instructor in the Atlanta area ( I live adjacent city of Decatur)
I work out regularly at the N. DeKalb Medical Center, ( .5 miles from my home)and they have a program for setting up individualized exercise programs for cancer survivors, I intend to take advantage of that as well.
thanks for the nice welcome. I am currently at the VA receiving my chemo treatment in Pittsburgh, PA. Once my treatment is done, in approximately 10 more weeks, I will be moving down to Tampa, FL to stay with my cousin. I am hoping to find a participating yoga center near where she lives in New Port Richey. I have to stay hospital bound until my chemo is finished because of problems with magnesium and potassium. This leaves me unable to try the wonderful benefits of yoga at this present time. Do you know of any studios near New Port Richey, FL?
Hello Jean! Thank you for the warm welcome. I received my training and certification in Hatha Yoga from Cloud Nine Yoga School & Studio. I just started teaching this past summer, and the first classes i taught were for Team Survivor. For a few weeks i subbed one of the gentle chair yoga classes they offer at County + USC Hospital in East LA. It was an awesome expererience. Presently, I teach a few small in-home classes for small groups: one group is made up of ladies in their late 60's-early 70's who have various health concerns, and another class for some younger ladies. I like to focus on breath, heart & hip opening and release/letting go. I try to asses what i feel the student needs at that particular moment, and tailor the class to meet that. My goal is to share yoga with people who might not necessarily be exposed to it, but who would greatly benefit from it!
No problem. I can wait. I do have a VHS tape of Rodney Yee's beginners yoga which I have never even opened. Someone gave it to me while I was undergoing treatment. I put it away as I didn't have the energy at that time to work out. I just found it so I will try to look at it and try some of the poses. In the meantime, I found some yoga places in Manhattan. I will check the facilities beforehand.
Very informative, thank you. I believe cc should be seen in the same light as bc. Hopefully someday it will. With people like you out there fighting for their rights it will be. Keep going strong, you make a difference!