Thursday, September 22, 2011

Yoga and Meditation Classes

Dear Friends in Yoga,
As we move into the fall season, what better time to begin a process of self-renewal, self-reflection and self-discovery.  Shands yoga and meditation classes provide an excellent opportunity to support your health and lift your spirits.  For more information about any of these offerings, feel free to contact me. 

Also, please note that the Yoga of Awareness for Cancer Program, scheduled to begin next Tuesday, September 27th, still has openings if you or someone you know is interested in attending.

Warmest regards,

Chair Yoga for Wellness
Mondays 4:00pm - 4:45pm (Begins Oct 3)
in the Criser Cancer Resource Center, South Tower, 1st floor
While appropriate for all, this restorative chair yoga class is dedicated to those living with health conditions who desire restorative movement, breathing exercises and guided relaxation.  Free.

Community Yoga
Mondays 5:15pm - 6:30pm
in the Criser Cancer Resource Center, South Tower, 1st floor
This is a longer community class that includes meditative flow, toning postures, breathing exercises and guided relaxation. Cost is $5.

8-Week Yoga of Awareness for Cancer Program
Tuesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm  (Sept 27 - Nov 15, must pre-register)
in the Criser Cancer Resource Center, South Tower, 1st floor
Appropriate for anyone desiring to live with greater skill & ease.  Cost is $75.

Beginning Meditation
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30pm - 4:00pm
in the Sanctuaries of Silence and Peace, South Tower 2nd floor
Guided meditation to support your peace of mind and happiness.  Free.

Lunchtime Yoga for Staff
Thursdays 12:00pm - 1:00pm
in the Serenity Room, North Tower, 7th floor, rm #7502
Flow in and out of this class as time permits, and enjoy an opportunity to relax your mind, restore your body and renew your well-being. Offered to all hospital staff.

Yoga for All
Thursdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm 
in the Criser Cancer Resource Center, South Tower, 1st floor
Join us for an hour of gentle stretching, adaptive postures and breathing exercises designed to tone the body and lift the spirits. This class is suitable for patients, family, staff and members of the community.  Free.

Tammy L. Bernard, M.Ed., RYT
Shands Arts in Medicine
Yoga and Meditation Instructor352-733-0880

Monday, September 19, 2011

Need Space for Kids Kicking Cancer Classes

We are looking for a space to have our out-patient Kids Kicking Cancer classes, which is a free program for kids in pain in the Gainesville area.  The program should get substantial media/PSA exposure, so we thought a local business might like to offer space after hours as an in-kind donation.

We are looking for a carpeted space of at least 500 sq ft, preferably with easy RTS access, once per week, around the 6-7 p.m. time.  Thus, most meeting spaces with easily moveable chairs/tables would work.

If anyone knows of some good options, please contact me.

Here are some links for more info on Kids Kicking Cancer.


Be peace,

matthew tenney
Executive Director
True Freedom Foundation, Inc.