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Yoga for Cancer Survivors: Sibley Memorial Hospital

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Sibley Memorial Hospital hosts yoga for cancer survivors

Weekley restorative yoga classes are designed for men and women with a history of cancer. Join us to practice meditative, gentle and restorative yoga using mindful movement, balance and breathing techniques to help reduce anxiety, increase bodily awareness and regain strength and mobility. All classes are offered at no cost.

About the instructors:

Erika Newell is a cancer survivor, registered yoga instructor and trained 4YC (yoga for cancer) instructor. She is also a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Marsha D. Banks-Harold, BSEE, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, RYCT, RPYT, is a certified yoga therapist with a specialization in yoga therapy for clients with special conditions such as cancer and special needs, and lifestyle coaching for self-care and work-life balance.

Class times:

Mondays | 7 to 8:15 p.m. | Mat class

This mat class is geared for those who are able to get down to and up from the floor without difficulty.

Wednesdays | 10 to 11 a.m. | Chair class

This gentle chair yoga class is for those with balance issues or have difficulty getting down to and up from the floor.

Fridays | 1 to 2 p.m. | Chair/mat combo class

This class is designed for those wishing to work on increasing strength and balance, and benefit from the support of a chair.

Saturdays | 10 to 11 a.m. | Yin/Yang Yoga for Young Cancer Survivors (Ages 18-40)

This class is a balanced practice for relaxing the nervous system and restoring strength.

For more information or to register, please contact Pam Goetz at or 202-243-2320.



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