Healing and Yoga
Soumise par :
Healing and Cancer Foundation
Halifax NS base but extending to communities throughout Canada
Idée créée le:
le 29 octobre, 2011
Petit budget (Jusqu'à 50 000 $)
The **”Healing and Yoga”** program will be piloted with cancer survivors in Halifax, NS Fall 2011. It will be a weekly yoga program to empower Cancer patients with the healing skills of yoga, relaxation and mindfulness meditation. This unique program will be webcast weekly to provide much needed access for cancer patients across Canada. The webcast will be broadcasting January to March 2012 to communities throughout Canada.
It is presented by "The Healing and Cancer Foundation" http://www.healingandcancer.org/ a registered Canadian Charity lead by Dr. Rob Rutledge, an oncologist and Associate Professor at Dalhousie University, and Dr. Timothy Walker, PhD and psychotherapist.
Yoga has been scientifically proven to improve emotional well-being, fitness levels, energy and overall quality of life for people with a cancer diagnosis. and the Healing and Cancer Foundation aims to expand this method of healing locally, and across the country.
To date, over 40 Yoga Teachers from across the country have signed up to facilitate groups in their communities! This program will be a combination of the University of Calgary’s Yoga Thrive program for cancer survivors and the Healing and Cancer Foundation’s weekend retreat training. By producing a high-quality webcast we can potentially serve the thousands of people in remote regions and facilitate a support group experience for the dozens of groups meeting across Canada. This is a much needed service for cancer survivors!