This eight-week session will focus on simple gentle yoga techniques that reduce the severity of cancer treatment side-effects. Participants should be in treatment and will be expected to report on their levels of anxiety, fatigue, pain, sleep disturbance, digestive disturbance, and cognitive disturbance and other factors before the session. Weekly yoga instruction will include gentle movement, breathing, mudras, yoga nidra and other relaxation techniques. This project is sponsored by the Piedmont Yoga Community. Sessions were held at the Cancer Support Community, 3276 McNutt Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA in the fall of 2013. Online participation was also available.
The research team consisted of Cheryl Fenner Brown, PYT, E-RYT500; Charis Moore, RYT; Deborah Booth, RYT; Toni Bravo, RYT, RN; andAnita Joubel, RYT. The unpublished research findings are now available for download: