Educational Programs


Yoga: Uniting Body, Mind, Spirit

Our December networking event will focus on the emotional benefits of yoga

Speaker: Karen Gagnier, OM Women Cancer Survivors (WCS) certified yoga instructor

Register for this free networking meeting.

Join Living Beyond Breast Cancer for our next free networking meeting, Yoga: Uniting Body, Mind, Spirit, on Monday, December 14, 2009, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Philadelphia Marriott West in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

Karen Gagnier, an Om Women Cancer Survivors (WCS) certified yoga instructor, will discuss the emotional benefits of yoga, including:

  • How yoga can improve your quality of life by increasing strength and flexibility while decreasing stress
  • Where to find resources for locating qualified practitioners


During the evening, you’ll also have an opportunity to participate in a hands-on yoga demonstration. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel.

About Our Speaker

Ms. Gagnier is an Om Women Cancer Survivors (WCS) certified yoga and Kripalu instructor. A runner for 30 years, she was originally drawn to yoga because she wanted greater flexibility. After she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, Ms. Gagnier discovered the many other benefits of yoga. Since then, she has used yoga to strengthen her immune system, reduce stress and manage the side effects of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Ms. Gagnier teaches Repose Yoga classes at Focus Fitness in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, where women affected by breast cancer can come together to renew and restore the body, mind and spirit, both during and after cancer.

Location and Registration Information

The Philadelphia Marriott West is located at 111 Crawford Avenue in West Conshohocken. On-site parking is available for a $3 fee. For directions, visit the Web site of the Philadelphia Marriott West.

This event is free, but registration is requested. We encourage you to register online. If you have questions, please call us at (610) 645-4567.