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"Cancer Steals Your Breath. Yoga Gives It Back."

 - Tari Prinster, author of Yoga for Cancer

About Oncology Yoga Classes

Hello and thank you for finding this website!

Oncology yoga classes are focused on helping cancer patients improve their treatment and post-treatment outcomes.  This class is open to current patients, those in recovery and beyond, to participate in how to manage their side effects, improve recovery, and help cope with stress.

Patients and their care-givers are welcome to participate, and no prior knowledge of yoga is required.  The studio has mats and props for class, but if one wants to bring their own mat they are welcome to do so.

Classes are held at Raleigh Yoga Center (619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh) on Wednesdays from 11:30 - 12:30pm beginning Oct.11, 2023.

If a patient has specific issues other than treatment side effects (medications, joint issues, etc.), please inform the instructor so accommodations can be made.

Before coming to class, please complete the Registration link below.  If you have further questions, please fill out the Contact Us link.

A $10 donation for class is deeply appreciated.

We have not been able to come together since the pandemic began, and I look forward to creating a safe and supportive community once again.

Sending Love and Prayers,

Laura Woodall


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About Laura Woodall, M.S., E-RYT 200

Yoga Instructor 


I completed my 200-hour training in 2003.  I approach teaching with awareness and compassion, drawing upon knowledge of anatomy and physical limitations. 

My  teaching is strongly influenced by Iyengar teachers Roger Cole, Julie Gudmestad, Bobbi Goldin, and Matthew Sanford.  I have taught yoga as an adjunct professor at Meredith College, worked as an exercise physiologist for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and as a yoga instructor for Rex Hospital.  I currently teach at Raleigh Yoga Center, and am available for private sessions as well.

 I am certified to teach Yoga for Cancer through the y4C program ( since 2017, and am a cancer veteran myself.  Also I offer other classes in Gentle, Restorative and Levels 1 and 3 of alignment based yoga.

My intention is that we practice yoga with a sense of compassion and humor towards ourselves, and that our yoga practice deepens our sense of gratitude for all that we have in our lives.

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Olgha Qadish

"Yoga has been a divine gift in my recovery, from dry brushing to strengthening. Laura is an amazing instructor and I highly recommend her class."


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619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, 27605

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