Yoga for Cancer Survivorship 
Living with, through, and beyond. 

A complimentary cancer service uniquely offered at Haywood Regional Health & Fitness 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

Whether you are a newly diagnosed cancer patient or in treatment healing, yoga can support active physical and mental health self-care. Yoga for Cancer Survivorship classes offer a supportive environment for safe gentle stretching, strength building, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques specifically for cancer-related symptoms and side effects.

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 Survivorship benefits:

  • Invites YOUR BODY to be an active participant in your cancer care plan
  • Explores insight as to what contributes to your well-being and positive body image
  • Can help with weight gain, increase energy levels, and relaxation
  • Offers techniques to regulate moods and emotion
  • Explores body-based methods for coping with stress, fatigue, and pain
  • Provides a safe, authentic, supportive community experience 

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

Nourishing YOU
INTRODUCTORY CLASS

Riding the Waves of Cancer
FOUR-WEEK SERIES CLASS

Offered weekly on Thursdays
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 
at Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center 

Coming in January 2019. 

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)

In this four-week series together we explore skillfully ride the ever-changing waves of cancer. Each week is tailored to skillfully address difficult symptoms of cancer including emotions, pain and fatigue. Class applications and yoga skill development offer effective and clear ways to understand and reduce stress. The intention is to invite feeling the best you can in the midst of daily life. 

  • 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 and this is a closed group for the 4 weeks. 
  • Wear comfortable clothing and plan to come a few minutes early to say hello!  
  • Home practice opportunities and handouts provided.
  • Referral from your cancer doctor or Oncologist is required to register. (SEE REFERRAL FORM BELOW) 

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.