We offer weekly Yoga for Cancer Survivorship classes in partnership with the Cancer CAREpoint, a local nonprofit that provides non-medical services to anyone in the Silicon Valley who is dealing with cancer – no matter what type or where they are being treated. The classes use evidence-based yoga practices to improve circulation, strength and relaxation. Our weekly classes focus on gentle movements and supported resting postures, while emphasizing the unique needs of the cancer patient, survivor, and caregiver. No prior experience is required, and all levels of health are welcome.
Using yoga to find relief from cancer treatment side effects was the connection that brought together our owners, and the studio has offered a yoga for cancer survivorship program since its opening day four years ago. We now partner with Cancer CAREpoint and have grown the program since then: two classes here, and two classes offered at the Cancer CAREpoint resource center, and more classes on the way.
We offer weekly Yoga for Cancer Survivorship classes that use evidence-based yoga practices to improve circulation, strength and relaxation. The weekly classes here focus on gentle movements and supported resting postures, while emphasizing the unique needs of the cancer patient, survivor, and caregiver. No prior experience is required, and all levels of health are welcome. These classes meet:
Mondays 1:30-2:45pm Yoga for Cancer Survivorship I at Breathe Together
Tuesdays 1:30-2:45pm Yoga for Cancer Survivorship I at Breathe Together
The weekly classes at the Cancer CAREpoint Resource Center offer practices to strengthen and reclaim balance and stamina. For more information about these classes, please see cancercarepoint.org. These classes currently meet offsite:
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm Yoga for Cancer Survivorship II at Cancer CAREpoint Resource Center
Thursdays 9:00-10:00am Yoga for Cancer Survivorship II at Cancer CAREpoint Resource Center
In addition, we offer regular workshops, mentorships and yoga teacher training for those who want to work with cancer. Please see our workshops, teacher trainings and weekly schedule for current information.
I was struck by how sensitive and tuned in Lorien is to the diverse needs among her students, while respecting the privacy and dignity of each person. She sets such a positive tone of safety, peacefulness, and good health.
In Lorien’s class, I am completely focused on what is happening at each moment, the ultimate in mindfulness. This allows me to turn my attention and energy toward healing. To me, yoga is as important as any treatment.
Practicing yoga with Lorien gave me a feeling of calmness and optimism, allowing me to accept the situation.
Lorien was a crucial teacher at crucial time in helping me to better know, love, and care for my own individual body.
Lorien’s deep knowledge of therapeutic movements, breathing and meditation techniques ensures each class is impactful and varied. I also appreciate how she mixes physical exercises with a dash of yoga philosophy, adding a spiritual element so important for the healing process.
My breast cancer recovery really began when I discovered Yoga for Cancer Survivorship. Thanks to instructor Lorien for creating a class environment of acceptance, caring, and support. I feel part of a special caring community. My physical and emotional health have improved dramatically. Physically, I can move more easily; free of pain! Emotionally, I feel much stronger, healthier, and positive. I wish every cancer survivor could experience a yoga class with Lorien.
I owe a huge thank you to Lorien - her words of wisdom and support are with me at all times, both in and out of her class; it turns out it was not just a yoga class, but a place where I learned that I am truly not alone; an environment in which I saw the immense value of community, met new friends and mentors, and - most importantly, where I learned that it is okay to ask for help. It may not sound like much, but this was a huge breakthrough for me - I am not exaggerating when I say that it has changed and saved my life.
Lorien is by far the best instructor in this field that I have encountered. Her explanations and instructions are always very clear and easy to understand, and her exercises and poses can be modified to suit people at all stages of fitness, and accommodate special problems. She is warm, caring, and approachable, as well as being a real expert in her field.