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Kula for Karma Helps Cancer Patients Find Relief with Therapeutic Yoga

Kula for Karma is a nonprofit organization that offers therapeutic yoga, meditation instruction, and stress management support services—at no charge—to those who have been challenged by difficult circumstances, including illness, addiction, and abuse.  Many of the people it serves would not otherwise have access to these therapeutic interventions. The nonprofit organization willhold its next two-day Advanced Yoga Teacher Training for Cancer Patients course on Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9, from noon to 8pm, at Naturally Yoga in Glen Rock. Trainees learn skills to manage the secondary effects of cancer treatment and surgery in their students, as well as how to remain personally balanced in the face of terrible illness and even death. Taught by Nancy Candea, CYT, CPT, eRYT, who is Kula for Karma’s director of advanced teacher training, the course offers 16 Yoga Alliance certified continuing education credits to registered teachers. The tuition is $300.

Kula for Karma’s Kula Care is currently partnering with the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the largest and most comprehensive cancer centers in the country, to offer free yoga classes, prescribed by oncologists, to cancer patients. The hospital-based integrative approach to healing includes a weekly gentle beginner yoga class incorporating breathing techniques, guided relaxation, meditation to calm and focus the mind, and postures to facilitate flexibility and balance.

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