Stretch. Breathe. Nourish. 
Gentle yoga for cancer. 

A complimentary cancer service uniquely offered at Haywood Regional Medical Center. 

Haywood Regional Medical Center’s Integrative Cancer Services seek to support emotional and physical relationships throughout cancer. Yoga for Cancer Survivorship is an innovative service found at many national cancer centers in which we proudly bring to our cancer community. 

Cancer is always a scary and un-welcome diagnosis. Cancer brings forth emotions and feelings of a lack of control over one’s own body. Often we are not comfortable or equipped to cope with and manage this experience. An important part of coping is finding body and mind coping skills. This helps to help promote insight into what contributes to our well-being and resiliency throughout cancer treatment and beyond. 


Choose Resiliency in Evidence-Based Programming

Many cancer patients are finding yoga can provide supportive emotional and physician care both during and after cancer treatments. There is evidence that people who practice yoga for cancer increase their body's natural defenses for healthy living, develop coping skills to balance emotions, and often have fuller relationships to themselves that transcend into other aspects of compassionate living. 

Classes are appropriate for all physical abilities and no prior yoga experience is needed or expected. In fact, it is not uncommon to have no prior experience.  

Yoga for Cancer benefits:

  • Provides an extra layer of emotional support
  • Discover insight as to what contributes to support healthy living
  • Improve your energy levels and ability to relax
  • Learn techniques to balance moods and emotions
  • Explore methods for coping with stress, fatigue, and pain
  • Provides a safe, authentic, supportive community experience. 

Yoga for Cancer invites active participation in your cancer care plan. 

Nourishing YOU
INTRODUCTORY CLASS
(vastly a chair-based class) 

Offered weekly on Fridays from 1:30 - 2:30 PM at the Haywood Breast Center (2nd Floor of the Outpatient Care Center). 

Nourishing You class provides a brief introduction to practical and accessible body based coping skills as cancer treatment begins. This class provides techniques you can do to help yourself through your cancer diagnosis and beyond.  

  • Yoga equipment is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. 
  • Yoga exercises are adapted to individuals needs and limitations. 
  • Class size is intentionally kept small. 
  • Wear comfortable clothing and plan to come a few minutes early to say hello!  
  • Caregivers and/or support persons are welcomed to also join the class. 
  • Participants may attend this class as often as they would like.  (REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED BELOW - PLEASE BRING YOUR COMPLETED FORMS TO CLASS OR COME 15 MINUTES EARLY TO COMPLETE)

Meet your Facilitator 

About Kim Mulholland, TCTSY-F 300, E-RYT 200, Mindful Yoga For Cancer, 50 hr. TT

Kim has lived and worked in Haywood County for over 20 years in healthcare services. Throughout her career she realized the need to understand how traumatic experiences affect one’s body and emotions and relationships. She has trained with renowned trauma centers and medical centers including The Trauma Center in Boston and Duke Integrative Medicine to bring evidence-based supportive body based interventions for psychological trauma and cancer care. She is passionate about her work and the people she shares life with. Kim cherishes time with family and her dogs Hope and Mara.