Yoga therapy offered to Cancer survivors in Calgary


It is so encouraging to see this! Canadian cancer survivors will soon have access to a therapeutic yoga program known as "The Yoga Thrive project" which originated from Calgary. Since the project started in 2002, hundreds of cancer survivors have attended. The classes are specially designed to help with mental and physical needs.

Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre said she's thrilled the program she founded is growing.

"We know physical activity is important for people with cancer and said we need to get this to rural Alberta," said Culos-Reed, who is also a researcher at the university of Calgary's faculty of kinesiology, "It just started snowballing."

There are plans for this program to begin accepting registration in eight other cities and towns in and around Alberta. Some of them include Canmore, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Grande Prairie.

Centres in B.C., Saskatchewan and Ontario are also set to open soon.



Post a Comment