To Life! strives to offer meaningful wellness programs to support the overall emotional and physical well-being of breast cancer patients and survivors. Classes are held virtually and/or in person (as noted) and are free for breast cancer survivors and thrivers, family & caregivers.
2024 Wellness Offerings
Starting January, 2024, in person and virtual yoga classes are offered in two locations: Delmar and Saratoga. Instructor Cheryl Barrell (RYT-200) will lead the class for participants of all yoga experience and levels. Cheryl believes in a sustainable yoga practice and leads anatomy informed asana practices that include breath work and meditation. As always check with your healthcare provider before starting a new exercise program.
Bethlehem YMCA - 900 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Sundays at 5:30 pm - March 10 and 24.
Yoga Mandali - 454 Broadway, 2nd Floor.
Sundays at 5:30 pm - February 25, March 3 and 17.
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org. A virtual link is available please inquire with registration.
3 Part Nutrition Series
Join us for a 3-part nutrition education workshop presented by Russell Sage College dietetic interns. This workshop series will dive into the basics of nutrition, discuss the importance of a healthy diet, and provide tips and strategies to elevate your eating habits. Be sure to bring your questions for an interactive Q&A following each presentation.
Final date - Tuesday - February 27 (virtual).
Email to register: email@example.com.
To Life! Book Club
Read with us! Book discussions held every 6 weeks from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the gallery at 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs.
We will read 'Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir' by Jenny Lawson.
Virtual option available. To join email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk with Intention, Walking Club
To Life! Is walking with intention! Walk with us as we head to the beaches of Miami, Florida! We will add up the total miles and hours that we each walk and make our way to Miami. Miami is 1473 miles from Albany. Together we will get there!
Walking will take place on your own time and we will connect weekly to check in. We will host monthly walks in person around the capital region at various times, to be sure all are included. For more info or to join, email email@example.com. You can join this program continuously through the year.
Wednesday, February 7 - 9:30 am - walking meet up at Leah's Cakery - 3 Curry Avenue, Round Lake. We will walk approximately 2 miles on a paved nature path and work towards our goal of walking to Florida!
Love Yourself Heart Health with Dr. Heather Stahura of Capital Cardiology Associates
Monday, February 26 - 6 pm - in person at To Life! 410 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. Join us for an evening of learning about your heart health because you need to love YOU first.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Wreath Making Program
Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 am to noon.
Welcome a season of bloom and vitality!
Hangr Coworks - 800 Route 146, Suite 385, Clifton Park
Free; RSVP required by March 16. Email email@example.com to register.
Complementary Wellness Therapies
There is also a myriad of free wellness classes and videos for breast cancer survivors online: both live Zoom and recorded classes. These offer an opportunity for survivors to continue on the path of restorative health. Some of the live Zoom classes require registration (most free or some with a small fee) while other recorded classes are posted to YouTube so individuals can participate at their own convenience.
Melissa Hurt offers - 3 Part Meditation Series (click pink links below):
Reiki Energy Sessions with Judy Rosch
Certified Reiki practitioner Judy Rosch is offering complimentary virtual Reiki Energy sessions. Reiki can help promote relaxation and healing and can have a rejuvenating and refreshing effect. Judy has a BS in Nursing and worked in the health field since 1970. Judy also earned certificates as a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner and a Chopra Center Ayurvedic Lifestyle instructor. Judy has been a long time supporter and friend of To Life! For appointments, please contact Judy directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YANA Yoga offers complimentary yoga classes to survivors and thrivers. YANA Yoga is located in Malta at 100 Saratoga Village Blvd., Suite 26. Email Ellen at email@example.com for more information and to sign up.
Helpful Wellness Links
Exercise, Mindfulness and Nutrition Programs
- Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester - gentle yoga and more
- Breast Cancer Freebies
- Breast Cancer in Women of Color - NYU Langone Medical Center
- Breast Cancer Network of Western NY
- Breast Cancer and Nutrition - Dana Farber Cancer Institute
- Cancer Dietitian - Life Style Tips for Prevention and Survivorship - Julie Lanford MPH, RD, CSO, LDN - Live and Recorded Cooking Videos via YouTube
- Exercises for Breast Cancer Survivors - YouTube
- Plant Based Cooking Talk and Demonstration with Patty Wukitsch, MS, RD, CDN of Hannaford Supermarkets
- Lymphedema Exercises
- Mindful Meditation for Breast Cancer Survivors - YouTube
- Moving for Life
- Nature Walks and Programs hosted by Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Properties
- QiGong for Breast Cancer Survivors - YouTube
- QiGong Gentle Practice - YouTube
- Surviving Breast Cancer Wellness Programs
- The Hope Club - Latham, NY - Facebook Page
- YWCA of White Plains & Central Westchester - Tai Chi & Gentle Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors - Email & Access Calendar
- Insight Timer
- Smiling Mind
- Tarah Brach Guided Meditation
- Ten Percent Happier
- Tibetan Healing Sound Experience