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Wellness Beyond Walls

Wellness. It’s a buzzword, but an important one. Wellness activities boost your immunity and can help you live longer.

Wellness is multidimensional and consists of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental health. We believe in building wellness through a focus on emotional and social support, gentle activities to strengthen the body, empowerment through education and connecting with people and the world around us.

 

Meet Our Amazing Instructors:

Yoga and Tai Chi

Our goal is to help you be well and developing new healthy lifestyle activities can help. Join us as we stretch, breathe and bring gentle balance to our bodies through yoga, tai chi and our other wellness activities. And it’s all free of charge.

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Movement and Motivation

Our goal is to provide different types of opportunities to keep you connected with peers going through similar journeys, and what better way to do that than through a little sweat and movement! Movement and Motivation is 15-20 minutes of physical activity using common items found within your home (currently held virtually) followed by discussion and socialization. Mark your calendars: you don’t want to miss out!

Meet Harley Martin, our energetic instructor:

Hi, I am Harley! I am 28 years old, born and raised in southern Indiana, jeep lover, graduate of Miami University, wife to a wonderful man named Danny, owner of the most adorable coonhound named Gus and have made fitness my full time job since 2016. I am continuously learning what are bodies are capable of at any age and I get the privilege to share my knowledge and skills with people of all ages and levels. I love what I do and will always do my best to provide THE BEST service to my clients.

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Survivors Share their Stories: Yoga Testimonials

Yoga for Cancer Survivors sponsored by Deaconess has been a huge blessing to me in my cancer journey. I have been attending yoga for over a year. Yoga has helped me increase my flexibility and improve my balance, something I desperately needed because I had both fibulas in my legs surgically removed to be used in reconstructing my jaw. Yoga has also given me something to look forward to each week, to connect with others who understand what it’s like to live with a cancer diagnosis, and it has helped me relax and relieve my stress from the week. It brings me joy to be able to go to yoga each week. Thank you, Gilda’s Club, for offering Yoga!

Brian  Survivor

Fifteen years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The treatment was a mastectomy. While recovering, I was told multiple times about a yoga class for survivors. Finally I attended my first class. I laughed because at the time I couldn’t use my left arm. However, I saw women older than I who were doing amazing moves. I decided right then that I wanted to be able to move like they were moving. So I continued to take yoga classes.

Six years ago I was diagnosed with lymphoma. While in chemo treatment, I was told to use a wheel chair. I lost so much muscle and strength. After treatment, yoga helped me to get back my strength, energy and balance. This year, another breast cancer and another mastectomy. My nurses were astonished that at my age I was able to move as well as I did. They wanted to know how that was possible. My simple answer was yoga.

Yoga helps calm the mind through guided breathing. Yoga trains your mind and body to maintain balance. Yoga helps with strength. Also, with yoga, you move parts of your body that you don’t use. And we all know the old saying: if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. So true. Another wonderful side effect of yoga is the amazing friends you make before and after yoga classes. Do you want to do yourself a favor? Want to improve your balance? Want to calm your mind? For me, it is yoga and I hope that others will find it as much of a blessing and I have.

Nancy  Survivor

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