Yoga (meaning union or to join) is an ancient practice used by Hindus and Buddhists for thousands of years for maintaining good health as well as a spiritual practice (union of the individual self with the universal self).   Yoga, in its various forms is now practiced worldwide by millions of people irrespective of their age, gender, race, religion, and nationality to support physical and mental health and well-being. 

Integration of yoga with conventional cancer care can support and nurture the physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of cancer patients.   A recent systematic review explored the evidence-based research on the effects of yoga in cancer care when used as an adjuvant with conventional therapy showed that Yoga therapy was beneficial and provided positive results without any adverse outcomes. 

The yoga classes provided at Bloomhill are gentle and our teachers are experienced in working with people with cancer.  Different styles of Yoga are provided, with Vinyasa, or ‘flow yoga which connects one posture to the next using the breath.  Yin Yoga is a restorative form of yoga which provides a series of slow, long holds and mat-based postures that stretch out the connective tissues and facia in the body.

Some of the potential benefits of a yoga practice for people with cancer include:

  • Increased freedom of movement (particularly important for lymphoedema)
  • Increased physical strength
  • Improvement in fatigue and energy levels
  • Enhanced well-being and stress reduction
  • Improvement in mental health and reduction in depression and anxiety
  • A sense of calm or relaxation

Bloomhill Yoga Schedule

Tuesday

9.15am - 10.15am


Thursday

9.15am - 10.15am