Patients get mindful

Mindfullness teacher Michael Sandford with Kylie Johnson of Mt Pleasant. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d441957
Mindfullness teacher Michael Sandford with Kylie Johnson of Mt Pleasant. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d441957

Cancer Council Western Australia�s Life Now program has six weeks of yoga, 12 of exercise and an eight-week mindfulness course available for both those living with cancer and their carers.

Life Now project officer Seng Sengsourinho said research showed people benefited from exercise and therapies like yoga before, during and after their treatment.

�We provide people with access to learning new skills to cope with a diagnosis through our programs, both physically, mentally and emotionally,� she said.

�There are many health benefits to participating in both exercise and yoga such as improved muscle strength, fitness, improved sleep patterns and overall quality of life.

�Our classes are provided in a safe and supportive environment, and are a great way to access exercise, yoga and mindfulness with people who are in a similar situation.�

Courses will be held in North Coogee, Hilton and East Fremantle.

Course Information

Yoga: Wednesday, 3pm from August 19 in North Coogee

Exercise: Tuesday and Thursday, 11.30am from September 22 in Hilton

Mindfulness: Tuesday, 9.30am from September 22 in East Fremantle

Visit www.cancerwa.asn.au for more information.