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Stay Active - During and After Treatment

Join us for yoga! Fairfield Medical Center’s Cancer Services offer a yoga class for cancer patients and cancer survivors, plus one support person of their choice. No matter how long ago you completed treatment, you are welcome to join us. Enjoy head-to-toe stretching, tension release techniques and mindfulness practice.

Yoga Flow

Every Thursday, 10-11 a.m.

Location: FMC River Valley Campus

      1st Floor, Group 2 Exercise Room

      2384 N. Memorial Drive, Lancaster

Enter through the Memorial Drive entrance and walk through the gym to the classrooms. The front desk will be available to provide directions.

This class features gentle yoga flow designed to reduce stress, improve mobility and add a little joy to your day. You will flow through poses focused on lengthening the body, adding some warmth to the muscles and relaxing the mind. 

The class is appropriate for all skill levels with modifications included. Equipment will be provided. 

Registration is not required. Classes are free to all cancer patients, survivors and their support person – donations accepted, but not required. Questions? Call 740-687-6900.

About the Instructor

Melinda Smith

Melinda is a certified Tai Chi for Health instructor and Registered Yoga Teacher (200 RYT) with Yoga Alliance. She has been practicing yoga for 15 years, and her classes promote self-wellness and healing by focusing on the connection between mind, body and spirit. 

Gentle Yoga

This unique class combines strength, balance, flowing movement and dynamic breathing to work the body and calm the mind. Exercises will include head-to-toe stretching, as well as techniques to release tension and address muscle imbalances. Modifications are provided to ensure the class is appropriate for all levels. Emphasis is on muscle toning and strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance.

Prepare for this class by finding a quiet space – maybe even turning down the lights or lighting a candle. Gather a yoga mat or blanket, towel, water and any items you may want to use for support – like a chair or bolster.