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Yorktown Support Connection Offers Yoga Program For Cancer Patients

People dealing with certain cancers are invited to free yoga sessions at Club Fit, in conjunction with Support Connection.
People dealing with certain cancers are invited to free yoga sessions at Club Fit, in conjunction with Support Connection. Photo Credit: Support Connection

JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. -- Support Connection, in Yorktown Heights, has announced a free weekly program, "Yoga: A Path Toward Wellness," for people living with breast, ovarian and gynecological cancers.

The sessions will be on Saturdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Club Fit, in Jefferson Valley. The March dates are the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th. "Experience the benefits of yoga: a stronger healthier body and a calmer, more focused mind," a press release notes. There's an emphasis on "movement with breath awareness to achieve a tranquil feeling."

These classes are appropriate for both beginners and advance students. Folks are invited to come weekly or for a single session. But the program advises people to seek their doctor's approval before participating in any wellness program.

Mia Azcue is the instructor. She's been a yoga student and teacher for over 20 years, and has taught classes for Support Connection for more than 10 years. She is certified by the American Viniyoga Institute as a yoga teacher and a yoga therapist. She is also state-licensed physical therapist.

You must preregister. To learn more or preregister, call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Support Connection is a nonprofit that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. It was founded in 1996 and is based in Yorktown Heights -- but serves people throughout the county, through its toll-free hotline and website.

Services the organization provides also include one-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; ongoing wellness classes; holistic health workshops; public educational programs; information and referral services; and a toll-free cancer information and support hotline.

All its services are free of charge. To learn more, view upcoming events or donate, visit Support Connection's website or call 914-962-6402.

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