WELLNESS AND MOVEMENT

There’s no way around it – living through cancer treatment, and it’s side effects, requires energy and strength. There are daily battles with fatigue, stress, and sleep. That’s where our wellness and exercise classes come in. By staying active, you will have more energy and less fatigue. These programs will also help you face the late-term and long-term side effects of cancer treatment. Our experts will guide you so the amount and type of activity you take part in feels good for you – body, mind, and spirit.

About Our Program

Wellness and Movement

The Erie Cancer Wellness Center’s exercise classes are open to individuals of all fitness levels. Yoga mats will be provided, or you may bring your own.

 

 

Renew the Body, Tame the Mind

  • Wednesdays, beginning January 17th
  • 4:00pm

Work on connecting to the breath and noticing with self-awareness and compassion in what we are feeling in the body, heart, and mind. You’ll learn techniques to ease a busy mind, and in turn, gain health benefits to carry you through your journey.

Registration is required.

Facilitated by Julia Hamilton, C-IAYT

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Restorative Yoga with Terry Henry

  • Wednesdays at 5:30

The class first begins with some movement and chair yoga focusing on breath awareness. The second part of the class will introduce the dynamics of meditation and then end with a 15-minute meditative session. The purpose is to relax and prepare the body for effective meditation.

Led by Terry Henry, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, YACEP 

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Gentle & Restorative Yoga

  • Restorative and Gentle Yoga
  • Thursdays – 10:00am except the second Thursday of each month when it will be held at 9:00 a.m.

Restorative yoga is a style of yoga that encourages physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Appropriate for all levels, restorative yoga is practiced at a slow pace, focusing on long holds, stillness, and deep breathing.

Facilitated by Karen Ducato, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, YACEP

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Chair Yoga

  • Every Tuesday – 11:30am

A gentle type of yoga performed while seated. This program is especially appropriate for those looking to increase flexibility and range of motion without performing complicated poses. Choose a sturdy seat for ease of movement.

Facilitated by Karen Ducato, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, YACEP

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Evening QiGong with Eileen

  • Every 1st and 3rd Thursday
  • 5:30

A mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating postures, movement, breathing technique, sound, and focused intent. Bring soft shoes and wear comfortable clothing.

Led by Eileen Talbot, RN, BSN, CAPA

Registration is required.

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Full Body Strength & Balance

  • Feb. 8th (note date change), Feb. 20th
  • March 5th, March 19th
  • 10:00 am

A class focusing on dynamic strength and balance exercises to restore the physical body and minimize some of the effects of cancer treatment. This will be held every first and third Tuesday.

Led by Physical Therapist, Vicki Leopold, PT

Registration is required.

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Qigong

  • Wednesdays 10:30am

A mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating postures, movement, breathing technique, sound, and focused intent. Bring soft shoes and wear comfortable clothing.

Led by David Jakubowski

 

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Resistance Physical Therapy

  • Wednesday, January 17th at 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 7th at 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 20th at 12:00 pm

Now 45-minute sessions

Did you know that performing resistance activities during cancer treatment can decrease cancer-related fatigue? Did you know that resistance training can help maintain the white blood cell levels while undergoing cancer treatment?

Join us for an introductory class on gentle resistance training that will leave you feeling energized, educated, and empowered.

Led by Elizabeth Darling, PT, OCS, CLT, ATC

Registration is required.

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Supporting Wellness

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Erie Cancer Wellness Center relies on our friends, donors, partners, and community supporters. The organization is 100% privately funded, not receiving government monies or insurance reimbursement. Funding for The Erie Cancer Wellness Center is provided by tax-deductible donations from a caring community of individuals, families, foundations, and businesses.

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