Yoga Classes to be Offered for Free to Breast Cancer SurvivorsThe Breast Cancer Site
Women recovering from breast cancer must rebuild their physical strength and peace of mind, and yoga is a great way to do that. The exercise is gentle, and participants can put as much or as little energy into it as they desire – some yoga poses are simple, requiring little strength, while others are more challenging. For this reason, many breast cancer patients and survivors take yoga classes. However, joining a studio isn't always cheap. The Yoga by Design Foundation and the Angel Pillow Project have teamed up to change that. Together, the organizations will provide free yoga classes for breast cancer patients and survivors, which will take place Monday nights in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
The Yoga by Design Foundation funds free yoga programs for underserved groups. In the past, it has provided free classes for people with Autism, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and physical and mental disabilities. Additionally, the nonprofit has given lessons to people who are homeless or going through rehabilitation.
The Angel Pillow Project donates small heart-shaped pillows to women going through breast cancer treatment or those who are recovering. The pillow is meant to give comfort to these women, who use them in the car (to prevent the seatbelt from hurting incision sites) or between their knees in bed.
Thanks to the efforts of these two groups, survivors will have access to affordable fitness.