22A Oak Street | Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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Yoga for 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.
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:

  • Thu Sep 21 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Sep 28 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Oct 12 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Oct 19 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Oct 26 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Nov 02 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Nov 09 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Nov 16 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Nov 23 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Nov 30 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Dec 07 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Dec 14 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Dec 21 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Dec 28 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Jan 04 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Jan 11 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand
  • Thu Jan 18 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Lynda Garrand