YOGA THERAPY

HEALING BREATH


Tower Cancer Research Foundation
Magnolia House  - Beverly Hills, CA


Mission Statement: Magnolia House, the patient support division of Tower Cancer Research Foundation, is an integrative wellness program offering mind and body classes at no cost to cancer patients and survivors. It empowers those with a cancer diagnosis to develop a physical and emotional toolkit to overcome the challenges of the disease by turning survivors into thrivers.

FREE ONLINE classes for cancer patients and survivors no matter where treatment was received.


Wednesdays
Nidra Meditation 

4:00-5:00pm (PDT)
(Typically 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month)

Check calendar for updates

(https://www.towercancer.org/magnolia-house-2/)

Come and unwind, relax and restore as we help you disconnect from the thinking mind by guiding you through a series of body, breath, and awareness techniques that support the body in releasing physical, mental and/or emotional tension. This class allows the body to enter the space between waking and sleeping unlocking it’s healing potential. This ancient yogic technique effortlessly takes you to a state of deep relaxation where you may change your relationship to pain, habits, and stressful situations.

Thursdays
Release & Restore Yoga  
5:00-6:00pm
(PDT)
(Weekly Class)  

This class will focus on breathing techniques combined with gentle yoga poses and movements (asana) to release tension, tightness, and stress in the body and mind, while helping restore the nervous system back to a state of balance thereby supporting the immune system.


                                                        Wednesday March 17th  

SPECIAL WORKSHOP THIS MONTH ONLY
Osteopenia & Osteoporosis Workshop
5:30-6:30pm (PDT)

Part presentation, part movement class, this Educational Lecture will explore Osteopenia and Osteoporosis, as they relate to cancer treatments. Physical Therapist and Magnolia House Pilates Instructor Mae Murakami will discuss safe and effective exercises that can be helpful in preventing osteoporosis. This will be followed by a short movement portion, where Magnolia House’s Certified Yoga Instructor Sharon Holly will lead participants in some helpful exercises for supporting muscle strength and bone health.


Friday March 26th 
MONTHLY CLASS
Yoga for Bone Strength
2:00-3:30pm (PDT)


This all levels yoga class will provide education around Osteopenia and Osteoporosis as well as lifestyle tips which will be weaved into a practice supporting increased muscle strength and bone health. Students will be met where they are in their healing process so movements will be taught in a progressive style allowing everyone to build strength at their own pace over time.
***Optional props: blocks or books, 1-2 lb. weights or filled water bottles or soup cans, blanket and pillow


Wednesday March 25th
Breathing and Mindful Toolkit for BETTER SLEEP
4:00-5:30pm (PDT)

If you have trouble falling asleep or wake up in the middle of the night and have trouble going back to sleep this workshop is for you. We will discuss habits to promote better sleep and then practice various breathing and mindfulness techniques that you will be able to do on your own when the need arises. Handouts will be provided and no prior experience with mindfulness is needed.


Wednesday April 28th
Breathing and Mindful Toolkit for Pain RELIEF
4:00-5:30pm (PDT)

We all know that pain can affect us physically, mentally and emotionally. We will explore the differences between acute and chronic pain and then practice various breathing and mindfulness techniques that can help change our relationship to it and potentially relieving or reducing the pain. Handouts will be provided for home practice and no prior experience with mindfulness is needed.




Sign-up Required BELOW:
www.towercancer.org/magnolia-house
 For more info: (310)299-8473 or
E-mail: Magnoliahouse@towercancer.org