22A Oak Street | Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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Yoga 4 Cancer

This class is taught by:

Lynda Garrand

E-RYT 500, Y4C Certified Teacher, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
Lynda has been studying and practicing yoga for more than 16 years. Her journey started with a daily hatha yoga practice, until she found Kundalini Yoga.  She has been a dedicated practitioner of Kundalini Yoga ever since. When life turned her in a different direction in 2009, she decided it was time to pursue her passion and become a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. For two years Lynda traveled from Plattsburgh, NY to Memphis, TN one weekend per month, and graduated summa cum laude from Ravi Singh and Ana Brett's 500 Hour Teacher Training Program.  Ravi Singh studied with Yoga Bhajan, who first taught Kundalini Yoga in the U.S., and is an internationally recognized master of Kundalini Yoga.
Additionally, Lynda is certified to teach yoga for cancer classes, having completed a 45 hour training program with Tari Prinster, creator of the Y4C program.  She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Vermont.
Lynda also has participated in a seminar with the Veterans Yoga Project and is trauma informed to offer mindful resilience yoga classes to those that suffer from PTSD and related challenges.
Lynda is a gifted, knowledgeable, and a very creative teacher.  Her unique gift is to present these ancient and powerful teachings in a way that is relevant to our lives today, in a way that keeps them accessible and enjoyable, yet still profound and transformative.
Lynda tailors her classes to suit all types of individuals, regardless of age, ability, body type, flexibility, or physical health.  She enjoys applying her science background and knowledge of the human body to the ancient teachings of yoga.

Deborah Chandler-Vanherp

Deb’s love of yoga is based on the amazing gifts that a regular yoga practice offers. Her belief is that yoga uniquely prepares us for anything life throws at us. Making the connection between your mind, body, and soul is essential for maintaining personal balance. Starting a yoga routine early in life can have life changing benefits.

Deb has an extensive background working with children and her credentials are many. Deb holds a Master of Science Degree in Special Education, working as a Cognition Specialist for children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and a Masters degree in Elementary Education. In addition to her clinical background, she also is a certified ChildLight Yoga instructor and completed her 200 hour Kundalini Yoga teacher training this February at Trinity Yoga.

Noelle Tedford

RYT 200
Noelle has been practicing yoga for about eight years. Yoga helped her through a particularly trying time in her life where she was told she would not regain her full mobility. After struggling with occupational therapy, a series of fortunate events brought yoga back into her life. With practice and patience, she not only regained her full mobility, but she noticed a change in my ideals and values. A light-heartedness and steadiness came with her practice and a feeling of love and healing she wished to share with others, in hopes she could help someone the way yoga and her instructor had helped her.

Noelle travelled to the mountains of Rollinsville, CO and sought out an ashram called Shoshoni. Shoshoni is one of three sister ashrams the others in Eldorado Canyon, CO and Konalani, HI. It is here where she got her 200 RYT in Shambhava yoga.
Shambhava Yoga is a blend of yogic philosophy, meditation, life skills and asana (physical poses). Asana is looked at in regards to anatomy and harm-reduction by utilizing safe alignment and utilization of props and modifications in postures.  
Since her 200-hr 21-day emersion she has gone back for two other trainings in Level 2 and Level 3 intermediate classes. She holds her trainings at the ashram sacred to her heart. She drank deep from the well and is eager to help others find their light.

As a holistic healer, it is in her nature to spread love and kindness. She truly believes that everyone, any shape or form, can benefit greatly from daily practice in yoga and meditation. To find peace in a world of chaos, yoga might just calm the masses. The true self is ready and waiting to be awakened.
A diagnosis of cancer brings many challenges.  Western medicine does a great job treating cancer, and more advances are made everyday.  However, often the missing link for cancer survivors is a long term wellness plan for survival.  Cancer treatments can often be the most debilitating physically and emotionally.  Yoga can help!
This class is designed specifically to meet the unique needs of cancer survivors.  Class includes a combination of movement, relaxation, and breath techniques.  All are modified to be accessible through the various stages of cancer and cancer treatment.  Some of the benefits of yoga for cancer are:  reduced anxiety and depression, increased lymphatic flow, increased strength, flexibility and bone density, relaxation, and a community of others sharing the same needs and concerns.
This class is open to cancer survivors currently undergoing treatment or post treatment, relatives/friends/caregivers, and cancer survivors who are currently in remission or cancer free.  No yoga experience is required.
*If you have had recent surgery, it's recommended that you wait until incisions have healed and drains have been removed before attending class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Nov 21 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Tue Nov 28 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Deborah Chandler-Vanherp
  • Sun Dec 03 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Noelle Tedford
  • Thu Dec 07 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Sun Dec 10 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Noelle Tedford
  • Thu Dec 14 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Sun Dec 17 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Dec 21 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Sun Dec 24 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Noelle Tedford
  • Thu Dec 28 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Sun Dec 31 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Noelle Tedford
  • Thu Jan 04 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Sun Jan 07 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Noelle Tedford
  • Thu Jan 11 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Sun Jan 14 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Noelle Tedford
  • Thu Jan 18 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Sun Jan 21 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Noelle Tedford
  • Thu Jan 25 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand