October has become the month to raise awareness for breast cancer. And yoga studios are getting involved.
It is said approximately 300,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and it is the most common cancer among women worldwide. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. So whether it’s raising funds to propel research or collecting money to fund treatments, there are various fundraisers and organizations you can be a part of. But more than that, you can honor and support those who have fought the breast cancer battle.
Here are what yoga studios around the U.S. are doing to participate in raising breast cancer awareness this month and throughout the year:
Reach & Raise Donation Class
Studio Bamboo in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is hosting a donation-based yoga class in partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC). All levels are welcomed to the class and all donations will go to LBBC.
LBBC is an organization driven by four words: Support. Information. Advice. Hope. They look to offer services and programs to those affected by breast cancer, shedding light on various resources and information people can use.
Thoughts on a Tank
Balance Yoga and Fitness in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, is hosting a free, 75-minute yoga class on October 16. It’s open to anyone who has been impacted by breast cancer and looks to honor those who have fought. A neat aspect of the event is the studio encourages participants to create tanks or T-shirts stating who they are practicing for that day. The studio gives several ideas — “I flow for my mom” or “I OM for my friend” — to participants. It’s just another way to honor those who have fought the breast cancer battle.
Breast Cancer Yoga Teacher Training Program
A Jewel in the Lotus Yoga Studio in Babylon, New York, hosts a teacher training program for Breast Cancer Yoga. They note it to be a unique flowing restorative yoga experience that’s aimed toward men and women in cancer recovery. The program goes over breast cancer anatomy, physiology, specific asanas and nutrition, among other things.