Breast Cancer Yoga Project
Sangha Yoga / Becky Morrissey is happy to support your physical and cognitive recovery. Research studies of yoga in support of breast cancer recovery are providing evidenced-based data guiding the why of yoga's beneficial qualities of recovery, but also discovering the HOW; what movements, postures, cueing from the teacher, meditations, and breath practices are most conducive to supporting the practitioner.
Becky is dedicated to helping each practitioner discover their individual, self-directed, body-oriented practice for home, and provide guided informing to make great yoga community class choices supportive to your personal healing.
Becky Morrissey, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, eRYT500, C-IAYT provides low-cost individual sessions and small group recovery yoga classes, applying yoga approaches specific to breast cancer recovery in all aspects of wellbeing. Creating a home practice with a resourceful community for supportive growth and education (a sangha (song-gah) is the goal and vision of this offering for each breast cancer survivor/yoga practitioner.
Your recovery is unique to you, and a yoga practice which supports your specific healing is one of the best practices and gifts for self-directed recovery enrichment. An individual session can help you co-create with your wise healing body and mind for your dimensional, individual recovery.
Becky can help you tap into this wisdom and design a yoga sequence of movements and breath practices to nourish your specific needs in a 30-45 minute session, even with no previous yoga experience.
To find out more, email her:
Becky Morrissey, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, eRYT500, C-IAYT
Initial Breast Cancer Individual Session: $10-15 (30-45 min)
Subsequent Enrichment Individual Sessions (45 mins): $15
HSA payments are accepted! For questions, email Becky using the link above. Welcome!
Coming home to ourselves is the best healing.
Yoga can lower fatigue, inflammation in
Breast Cancer Survivors
Practicing yoga for as little as three months can reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer survivors, according to new research from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). The more the women in the study practiced yoga, the better their results.
Link to the Journal of Clinical Oncology's publication:
Yoga's Impact on Inflammation, Mood, and Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser, Jeanette M. Bennett, Rebecca Andridge, Juan Peng, Charles L. Shapiro, William B. Malarkey, Charles F. Emery, Rachel Layman, Ewa E. Mrozek, and Ronald Glaser. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2014 32:10, 1040-1049
As a mental health clinician, yoga therapist, and educational researcher, Becky is dedicated to providing reliable, patient-based, yoga resources for recovering women.
Website, an enriching source of information regarding yoga and recovery:
Appropriate Yoga Practices (generalized)
Here are current research articles guiding Becky's current work:
A Self-Directed Home Yoga Program for Women with Breast Cancer during chemotherapy: A Feasibility Study
Yoga & Cancer Interventions: A Review of Clinical Significance
Great reading for recovery, healing, and growth:
Hidden Blessings: Crisis as Spiritual Awakening by Jett Psaris, Ph.D.
*secular, open-hearted perspective
Yoga & Breast Cancer: A Journey to Health
& Healing by Ingrid Kollack, Ph.D., RN and
Isabell Utz-Billing, MD