"Cancer Steals Your Breath. Yoga Gives It Back."
- Tari Prinster, author of Yoga for Cancer
About Y4C Classes
The y4C method is a class for cancer patients and thrivers who wish to manage the effects from their treatment, help their immune system become stronger, and improve overall feeling of wellness and control. Classes are formatted as follows: Centering and breathing, warming up the body through focused movements, building strength and balance through large muscle movement, and finally supported relaxation. All y4C classes use props such as blocks, bolsters, blankets, and anything else that supports your body in poses.
Body flexibility is NOT a requirement to attend class!
Most people who attend class have never stepped on a Yoga mat before. The feeling of apprehension or "am I doing this right?" is perfectly normal. I assist, and give suggestions to enhance your class experience.
Classes are open to cancer patients, thrivers, and their care-givers. Current y4C classes are held at Raleigh Yoga Center, 619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, 27605.
Please register for class, using the Register for Class button below, prior to attending.
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. No shoes allowed on the studio floor, and bare feet are best when practicing.
To ensure you benefit from the class, please let me know if you have any physical limitations, if you are not feeling well, or having treatment side-effects. I will do my best to provide you with alternatives for class situations.
I look forward to meeting you in my class!
About Laura Woodall, M.S., E-RYT 200
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 (y4C.com) 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.
"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."
619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, 27605