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Oncology Yoga

Through evidence-based Oncology Yoga, our mission is:

  • To be a partner in cancer recovery

  • To provide low-cost help to cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers

  • To aid in the management of treatment side effects

  • To support emotional well-being with the management of stress and anxiety

Oncology Yoga Classes

A comprehensive yoga practice designed to mitigate the short and long-term side effects and achieve long-term health.

 

Classes Times and Locations

  • Medical Fitness Center, Group Fitness Studio in Lake Placid: Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

  • Adirondack Health Medical Center, Redfield Room in Saranac Lake: Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

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Private Oncology Yoga

Work one-on-one with Marci Wenn in a private setting. You will schedule a time that is convenient for you. Sessions can be held virtually.

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Oncology Yoga improves the lives of cancer patients caregivers, and survivors.

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Meet the instructor

Marci Wenn is an advanced oncology yoga certified instructor and is also trained in Yoga for depression and Anxiety, and Qigong-infused yoga. She also has her Blue Belt in Nia Fitness.

 

Marci is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialty in the Creative Arts. Her love of people and movement shines through in each of her classes. She hopes to spark in others their delight and joy in movement. Creating a community of like-minded people moving together for fun and health is what Marci strives to achieve in every class.

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Did you know?

 

Oncologist and cancer organizations are recommending yoga and exercise as part of a cancer survivors' recovery and management plan.

Both the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends between to 150 – 320 minutes of yoga per week to speed recovery or defend against cancer occurrence and reoccurrence. 

 

Over the past decade, the volume of research to support yoga as a safe and effective way to manage cancer side-effects has grown.

Increasingly, Yoga has been shown to be effective for cancer patients and survivors coping with difficult treatments, their ongoing side effects as well as the associated stress and anxiety. 

Cancer in Our World

  • 40% of the world’s population will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.

  • 17 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed worldwide each year.

  • 68% of people will survive.

 

The cancer survivor population is large and growing due to the advancements in treatments. However, cancer treatments cause short and long term side effects that require management to improve long term health and survival.

Oncology Yoga evidence informed yoga tailored to address the specific physical and emotional needs left by the cancer and cancer treatments. 

Not all yoga is the same and for cancer survivors the needs are different.

The needs of for cancer patients and survivors are unique. Oncology Yoga is developed around these needs to provide the best support for patients, survivors and caregivers.

True compassion flows from knowledge and facts. Without specific training, a yoga professional is not equipped to understand the unique physical and emotional needs and challenges of those touched by cancer.

Our evidence informed Oncology Yoga provides the education, support and advocacy so that cancer patients and survivors receive appropriate exercise guidelines in safe and effective ways.

Oncology Yoga is an active practice that matches breath and movement to mitigate the short and long term side effects that cancer patients and survivors face. Designed to help cancer patients and survivors achieve the oncology and healthcare organization recommendations to speed recovery or defend against cancer reoccurrence.

 

Each session will:

  • build strength, flexibility and decrease scar tissue.

  • strengthen the immune system and the lymphatic function

  • reduce cancer related fatigue

  • improve sleep and reduce anxiety

  • increase bone density

  • help manage common side effects like lymphedema, constipation and neuropathy

  • and encourage survivors to participate in their wellness plan

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Safe & Effective.

Information on this page sourced from yoga4cancer 

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