Yoga for Cancer


Yoga offers gentle, restorative exercises and breathing techniques to help you overcome the distress and anxiety associated with cancer. Scientific studies show yoga also provides benefits for the effects of lymphedema and neuropathy, long-term effects of some cancer and cancer treatment.

Talk to your health care team before starting any fitness or exercise program. The benefits of therapeutic yoga and meditation are well documented, including:

• Improved sleep
• Increased immunity
• Decreased pain
• Can improve endocrine function
• Increased flexibility and strength
• Decreased blood pressure
• Improved balance
• Relaxed nervous system

• Improved self-acceptance
• Reduced anxiety and depression
• Increased sense of well-being
• Increased mindfulness
• Healthy coping strategies

Talk to your doctor if you are thinking about trying yoga. Most experts consider yoga to be safe when taught by a well-trained professional
with experience working with cancer survivors.
Like any physical activity, yoga can cause muscle fatigue and strain. Know your limits and adapt poses to work with your body’s needs. Talk to
your instructor before class to let him or her know of your limitations.

• Always call before you go to class to confirm the schedule and ask any questions you may have.
• Please do not wear perfumes, colognes, scented oils or lotions.
• Wear comfortable clothing you can easily move in.
• Tell the instructor of any conditions or restrictions in movement that you may have.
• Cold/flu/sick policies: Please do not attend class until you are at least 24 hours’ symptom or fever free. You may be asked to leave class
if the instructor suspects you are sick.

Gentle and Restorative Yoga
City of Hope, Duarte
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

This class is offered in English and Spanish. Course includes various yoga postures, development of daily home practice and relaxation techniques including guided meditation. Physician authorization is required for new
patients. Caregiver walk-ins are welcome.

*Pre-registration is required for patients. Please call 626-218-CARE (2273).
Find the Gentle and Restorative Yoga flyer at the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center in Duarte.


Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer
Yoga House

11 West State St.
Pasadena, CA 91105

Class is free to patients with cancer; call to confirm.
Call (626) 403-3961 for class times and registration.
Street parking is available.

This group is one block north of City of Hope | South Pasadena.

Stretch & Yoga
The Robert and Beverly Lewis

Family Cancer Care Center
Pomona Valley Hospital
Community Room
1910 Royalty Drive
Pomona, CA 91767
Call (909) 865-9907 to register and to confirm the group is meeting.

Yoga Therapeutics (for injury and cancer)
Mission Street Yoga and Pilates

1017 Mission St.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Cost is $16, discounts are available for package of classes.
Call (626) 441-1144 for class times and registration.

Gentle, Restorative and Kundalini Yoga
Circle of Hope

23033 Lyons Ave., Suite 3
Newhall, CA 91321
(661) 254-5218
Check events calendar for dates and times:

Yoga at Cancer Support Community
Orientation is the first step to accessing the Cancer Support Community’s many community-based services.
Visit or call (888) 793-9355.

Cancer Support Community
Benjamin Center

1990 S. Bundy Drive, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Yoga and Pilates
Call (310) 314-2555 for class times and registration.

Cancer Support Community

200 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 118
Pasadena, CA 91105
Call (626) 796-1083 for class times and registration.

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach
109 W. Torrance Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Call (310) 376-3550 for class times and registration.
Welcome to Wellness Meeting is required prior to attendance.

Cancer Support Community
San Fernando Valley

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
8520 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka, CA 91306
Call (818) 407-1695 for class times and registration.

Cancer Support Community
San Fernando Valley

The Granada Pavilion
11128 Balboa Blvd.
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Call (818) 468-8606 for class times and registration.

weSPARK Cancer Support Center
13520 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Call (818) 906-3202
Center offers gentle and restorative, kundalini, gentle somatic yoga, tai chi and yoga in español.

Restorative Yoga
Class focuses on gentle movement to keep muscles and joints supple, breath work to relax the central nervous system, and meditation to reduce stress and anxiety. You will carefully stretch and strengthen the body to soothe the side effects of treatment. Recommended for those newer to yoga, in-treatment and post-treatment looking for a gentle yoga experience.
Medical clearance to participate in the class may be required.
Class is free for cancer patients and survivors.

Magnolia House
8767 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 401
Beverly Hills CA 90211
Classes are also offered in crystal sound yoga and nidra meditation; please call for information.

Breastlink Tarzana
18133 Ventura Blvd., Suite 200
Tarzana, CA 91356
For more information on classes at both locations, please contact (310) 299-8473 or


Gentle Yoga at Michelle’s Place
41669 Winchester Road, #101
Temecula, CA 92590
Call (951) 699-5455 for class times and registration.
No experience is required. Bring your yoga mat
and water bottle. Yoga mats are provided if you
do not have your own.


Be Well: Yoga for Cancer Recovery
Yoga by Be Well Yoga* partners with North County Cancer Fitness (NCCF) to offer gentle therapeutic yoga classes in various studios in northern San Diego County.
Class is open to all cancer survivors

Class is donation based. Please contribute in class if you are financially able. Suggested donation amount is $5 to $10.

An NCCF consultation/intake process is required to attend an NCCF- sponsored class. Please call (760) 943-7685 to inquire.

Yoga by Be Well Yoga
Offered at studios:

Black Sheep Yoga Studio
1828 S. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
Call for schedule: (760) 889-9642.
Ask for therapeutic yoga.

1905 Calle Barcelona, Suite 238
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Call for schedule: (760) 889-9642.
Ask for therapeutic yoga.

Soul of Yoga — Encinitas
627 Encinitas Blvd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Call for schedule: (760) 889-9642
Ask for therapeutic yoga.


Cancer Support Community Westlake Village
530 Hampshire Road
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Orientation is the first step to accessing the Cancer Support Community’s many community-based services.
Call (805) 379-4777 for class times and registration.