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Community Meetings The Benefits of Yoga

When:   Monday, May 13, 2013
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where:   Philadelphia Marriott West
1111 Crawford Avenue
West Conshohocken , PA 19428

Register for this free community meeting on the benefits of yoga.

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Whether you’ve taken a class before or have an interest in trying yoga for the first time, our May community meeting will help you understand the benefits of yoga after a breast cancer diagnosis. Participate in this yoga class specifically for women affected by breast cancer and learn how this ancient practice can help improve your mental and physical health.

During the class, Karen Gagnier, RYT, will teach you safe poses and help you understand how yoga

  • helps reduce fatigue.
  • improves quality of sleep.
  • increases overall vitality after a breast cancer diagnosis.

About Our Instructor

Karen Gagnier, RYT,is a yoga instructor at the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia affiliate, Focus Fitness, where she teaches a RePose yoga class. She is certified through the Duke Integrative Medicine Yoga of Awareness program and OM Yoga Women Cancer Survivors program. She is also a certified Kripalu yoga instructor. Ms. Gagnier carried out a pilot yoga program for women affected by lymphedema at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

A runner for 30 years, Ms. Gagnier began practicing yoga for greater flexibility but experienced many other benefits after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. Yoga has helped her to increase her energy, reduce stress, strengthen her immune system and rejuvenate her mind, body and spirit.

Location and Registration Information

For directions, visit the Philadelphia Marriott West website.

This is a pick up location for our signature education and fundraising event, Yoga on the Steps: Philadelphia. A member of LBBC’s development team will attend to give out participant bags for attendees who are already registered for Yoga on the Steps.

The program is free, but we ask that you register by May 6. Comfortable attire and a towel are recommended for class practice. Walk-ins are welcome,space permitting. Light dinner and refreshments will be provided.

Register online or by calling our office at (610) 645-4567.