Let’s Take the Spooky Out of What Scares Us

September 25, 2019

This month of ghosts and goblins BHC is starting a new class on Saturday afternoons that is FREE to all people with cancer and those who have survived cancer. Whether it is you, someone you love, or someone you know or work with, most of us have had some interaction with this disease, and we here at BHC want to provide a safe space for folks to process all the emotions that come with diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. 

You may recognize our instructor Katherine from subbing yoga classes; she is a yoga instructor and cancer survivor. She spent a week in  Santa Cruz, CA to be certified through yoga4cancer to teach this class. This class isn’t a cure, it is a safe space to let go and be in your body as you adjust to this temporary or new normal. There is no scientific evidence to prove that yoga can cure or prevent any type of cancer. But studies suggest that it might help people cope with symptoms and side effects, and that yoga could help to reduce related anxiety, depression, fatigue and stress. It also could improve the quality of sleep, mood and spiritual well-being for some people.

BHC is hoping we can soften some of the anxiety related to cancer as well as serve as a place to find community in this challenging time. We humans can be pretty resilient and given the right circumstances we can find the strength and wisdom within ourselves to cope with the darkest of realities. The mindfulness of yoga is a helpful tool in all situations. If cancer has affected your body and health, we understand you may need to step back from your life and press the reset button.  If this is you, you got this, and we want to help in our small way of offering yoga4cancer classes. And if this is someone you know, let them know about the class and send them our way. 

We have over 85 other classes for our members, cancer or no cancer, I’ll see you in class!

Karen Gamble
Class Director

Class FocusBallard Health Club