To Life! strives to offer meaningful wellness programs to support the overall emotional and physical well-being of breast cancer patients and survivors. To Life! classes are ongoing, held virtually or in person (as noted) and are designed for breast cancer thrivers and survivors.
Yoga ~ In Person and Virtual
In person classes are held at Jai Yoga School and Wellness Studio - 5 Vista Boulevard, Slingerlands. Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete registration paperwork. For virtual participants, upon registration a link will be sent.
Registration is required by emailing email@example.com or calling 518-439-5975. All breast cancer survivors and all yoga levels are welcome. Classes are one hour. Certified instructor: Cheryl Barrell.
Classes are offered most Tuesday evenings. Schedules will be posted to our Facebook page.
People are also encouraged to visit our YouTube page where we have yoga, strengthening and stretching videos specific to survivors and thrivers many tailored to working upper body post mastectomy surgery.
Click here to view recorded classes.
Additional 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, Program Manager of To Life! offers - 3 Part Meditation Series (click pink links below):
Part 1 - Meditation 101 Part 2 - Breath-Focused Guided Meditation Part 3 - Meditation with Mantra
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.
Sangha Yoga Classes
In addition to the Tuesday evening yoga classes above, Jai Yoga offers classes on a sliding fee scale. Jai's mission is to build a community bound together by wellness, body and spirit. Jai Yoga is located at 5 Vista Boulevard, Slingerlands/
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