Regional Cancer Center ~ Erie, PA

The Benefits of CHOGA (Chair Yoga)

Jan 05, 2015 | Posted in News


About Wellness for Life

For many people, the transition to survivorship serves as strong motivation to make positive lifestyle changes. Although cultivating healthy habits is a good idea for anyone, it is especially important for cancer survivors. This is because survivors are often at higher risk for developing other health problems as a result of their cancer treatment. Healthy behaviors can help survivors regain or build strength, reduce the severity of side effects, reduce the risk of developing secondary cancers or other health issues, and enjoy life more.

Your journey at The Regional Cancer Center incorporates a focus on mind-body-spirit well-being from the day you walk through our doors. We are committed to integrating wellness components into your care and treatment. We want you to feel empowered and to regain a sense of control over your cancer.

The classes we offer at RCC provide the additional support and knowledge you need during and after your treatment. Classes are free for all patients and survivors, and most programs are open to caregivers and family members for a $5 drop-in fee.

Join us for CHOGA

Choga, or chair yoga, is the term generally used to describe a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair yoga is taught as a way to achieve physical and mental fitness by practicing yoga postures, breathing techniques and ways of relaxation all with the aid of a chair. This is a great class to help build strength in a very gentle way.

This is a 6 week class and is limited to 15 participants.

Instructor: Robin Adams, Certified Trainer, Glenwood YMCA
Thursdays, January 8 - February 12..........10 am to 11 am

Learn more about our Wellness for Life program and register for classes >

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