Adaptive Yoga Therapy for Cancer and Chronic Illness

Since 2009, I have worked with cancer patients as well as those with chronic illness. Sessions are designed to adapt traditional Yoga practices to meet the physiological and psychological needs of clients.

I have completed the Level 1 YCat Yoga Therapy Traning with Jnani Chapman and the Shanti Peer Support Volunteer Training. I have also volunteered for Yoga Bear and the Shanti Project.

I have been blessed to get to know Maria through her volunteer work at the non-profit where I work. Maria provided weekly one-one private instruction to our clients who are all living with breast cancer, as well as other life threatening illnesses. Maria thoughtfully tailors each of her private sessions to the specific needs of our clients, many of whom are actively in treatment for breast cancer, have mobility issues, and do not speak English as their first language. Maria’s compassionate, dependable and grounding presence has not only deeply impacted the clients who have received her instruction, but has also created a more vibrant and healing energy in our office space. My clients who have practiced yoga with Maria report feeling less stress and anxiety toward their health condition, decreased pain, and having a better sense of well-being and community. Not only is Maria a talented yoga instructor, but she is also a delightful and loving person who truly cares about her students. Maria’s ability to connect and respond to the individual needs of her students is a true gift
— Whitney M. Wellness Coordinator at the Shanti Project