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Paramedical Body Art / Tattooing Services


We are excited to announce that Holly Feneht from Gilded Lily Tattoo in California, known for her specialization in paramedical body art for those who have had cancer treatment, is coming to Austin! She is offering her tattoo services here at CRIM on September 21st and 22nd. Her focus is on 3D Nipple tattooing, scar cover-up art and art over skin that has had radiation or surgery. You can reach her for a phone consult and to schedule a tattoo session when she is here in Austin by calling (661) 523-8623.
http://gildedlilydesign.com/

Offering Tattoo Services here at CRIM in Austin September 21st and 22nd.

Offering Tattoo Services here at CRIM in Austin September 21st and 22nd.

 

Emotional Wellness: An Integrative Approach to Essential Oils


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Free Weekly Classes


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Yoga for Thrivers, Survivors, & Caregivers

Every Tuesday 12:00-1:00 at   Cancer Rehab & Integrative Medicine  In this Gentle Hatha based practice, expect gentle movement linked with breath, deep held stretches, restoratives, and deep guided relaxation. Open to all levels and limitations. Take time for yourself to quiet your mind and turn on your bodies natural healing and relaxation response. This class is intended for anyone impacted by cancer.  About the Instructor Kimberly Wharton: Kimberly began her teaching journey in 2002, after her 200hr training in NYC in ISHTA Yoga (Integrated Science of Hatha,Tantra and Ayurveda) with Alan Finger. After relocating to Los Angeles, Kimberly was named in Backstage Magazine's "Best of L.A." under favorite yoga class. She has gone through additional trainings with Kia Miller (Yoga Works techniques), Jillian Pransky (Restoratives), Judith Lasater (Restoratives), and Jasmine Lieb (Therapeutics), where she discovered the amazing healing abilities of yoga. She is continually expanding her knowledge, having the opportunity to learn from Leslie Kaminoff, Max Strom, Gary Kraftsow, Shari Goodhartz (Anusara based), and Dr. Richard Miller. While in Los Angeles, Kimberly had the opportunity to teach for Team Survivor, a non-profit organization providing free healing modules for women living with cancer, and continues similar work here with Cancer Rehab Austin.  She holds a lighthearted space, focusing on breath, alignment, and self inquiry. Kimberly has taught over 3,000 classes for local studios as well as Teacher Trainings. Kimberly holds a BFA in Musical Theater and a Modern Dance Minor from the Boston Conservatory. She has advanced yoga therapy training: RYT500.

Every Tuesday 12:00-1:00 at Cancer Rehab & Integrative Medicine

In this Gentle Hatha based practice, expect gentle movement linked with breath, deep held stretches, restoratives, and deep guided relaxation. Open to all levels and limitations. Take time for yourself to quiet your mind and turn on your bodies natural healing and relaxation response. This class is intended for anyone impacted by cancer.

About the Instructor Kimberly Wharton: Kimberly began her teaching journey in 2002, after her 200hr training in NYC in ISHTA Yoga (Integrated Science of Hatha,Tantra and Ayurveda) with Alan Finger. After relocating to Los Angeles, Kimberly was named in Backstage Magazine's "Best of L.A." under favorite yoga class. She has gone through additional trainings with Kia Miller (Yoga Works techniques), Jillian Pransky (Restoratives), Judith Lasater (Restoratives), and Jasmine Lieb (Therapeutics), where she discovered the amazing healing abilities of yoga. She is continually expanding her knowledge, having the opportunity to learn from Leslie Kaminoff, Max Strom, Gary Kraftsow, Shari Goodhartz (Anusara based), and Dr. Richard Miller. While in Los Angeles, Kimberly had the opportunity to teach for Team Survivor, a non-profit organization providing free healing modules for women living with cancer, and continues similar work here with Cancer Rehab Austin.

She holds a lighthearted space, focusing on breath, alignment, and self inquiry. Kimberly has taught over 3,000 classes for local studios as well as Teacher Trainings. Kimberly holds a BFA in Musical Theater and a Modern Dance Minor from the Boston Conservatory. She has advanced yoga therapy training: RYT500.

Pilates for Thrivers, Survivors, & Caregivers

Every Saturday 10:00-11:00 at   Cancer Rehab & Integrative Medicine  This class is designed for those dealing with cancer treatment, recovering from treatment, or impacted by a loved one's cancer journey. Pilates is an innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment. These exercises evolved from principles of Joseph Pilates and can transform the way your body feels, looks and performs. Our Modified Pilates Mat Class is low impact which will help you build strength, flexibility and overall body awareness.  Through proper breathing, correct body alignment and concentration we will teach you how to move efficiently. Our goal is to educate you, motivate you to regain control of your bodies, lives and assist with your pain management. Through our mat class we will teach you how to assist your lymphatic system, strengthen your muscular system, improving your balance and overall confidence. This class is intended for anyone impacted by cancer.  About the Instructor Gladys Nicholls: Gladys received her Bachelors in Physical Therapy in 1981 from the University of Puerto Rico and set out to further specialize in Orthopedics and Manual Therapy while traveling the world as a military wife. She took her first Pilates class 17 years ago at Pilates Center of Austin while she was opening a new Rehab Facility for Seton at Seton Southwest. She was hooked. She completed her Pilates Certification Program in 2001 and incorporates the principles in her patient care. She believe in mind-body exercise as a tool to assist with conventional medical treatment.

Every Saturday 10:00-11:00 at Cancer Rehab & Integrative Medicine

This class is designed for those dealing with cancer treatment, recovering from treatment, or impacted by a loved one's cancer journey. Pilates is an innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment. These exercises evolved from principles of Joseph Pilates and can transform the way your body feels, looks and performs. Our Modified Pilates Mat Class is low impact which will help you build strength, flexibility and overall body awareness.

Through proper breathing, correct body alignment and concentration we will teach you how to move efficiently. Our goal is to educate you, motivate you to regain control of your bodies, lives and assist with your pain management. Through our mat class we will teach you how to assist your lymphatic system, strengthen your muscular system, improving your balance and overall confidence. This class is intended for anyone impacted by cancer.

About the Instructor Gladys Nicholls: Gladys received her Bachelors in Physical Therapy in 1981 from the University of Puerto Rico and set out to further specialize in Orthopedics and Manual Therapy while traveling the world as a military wife. She took her first Pilates class 17 years ago at Pilates Center of Austin while she was opening a new Rehab Facility for Seton at Seton Southwest. She was hooked. She completed her Pilates Certification Program in 2001 and incorporates the principles in her patient care. She believe in mind-body exercise as a tool to assist with conventional medical treatment.

 

Yoga Nidra (Yogic Meditation)

RSVP Required

Integrative Mind-Body-Energy Practice

Weekly from September 8th - October 27th

Join us for this powerful ancient Yogic “sleep meditation” practice where you’ll lay or sit comfortably while the instructor guides you into a deep relaxation state. Nidra means “sleep” but this is no ordinary nap or meditation practice. During the practice of Yoga Nidra, the brain enters wave states associated with restoration in the body, mind, and spirit.   RSVP IS REQUIRED AS SPACE IS LIMITED:  This donation-based session is open to patients, survivors, caretakers, friends, family, and loved ones.  Wear comfortable clothes and we’ll take care of the rest!   About the Instructor: Dr. Vanessa Huffman, DACM, is a Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a Registered Yoga Teacher who practices evidence-based Integrative Medicine with a focus on helping patients achieve better health through deep relaxation.


Join us for this powerful ancient Yogic “sleep meditation” practice where you’ll lay or sit comfortably while the instructor guides you into a deep relaxation state. Nidra means “sleep” but this is no ordinary nap or meditation practice. During the practice of Yoga Nidra, the brain enters wave states associated with restoration in the body, mind, and spirit.

RSVP IS REQUIRED AS SPACE IS LIMITED:

This donation-based session is open to patients, survivors, caretakers, friends, family, and loved ones.

Wear comfortable clothes and we’ll take care of the rest!


About the Instructor:
Dr. Vanessa Huffman, DACM, is a Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a Registered Yoga Teacher who practices evidence-based Integrative Medicine with a focus on helping patients achieve better health through deep relaxation.

This weekly free integrative mind-body-energy practice focuses on helping to release stress, build resilience, and gain serenity.  Each session will include mindfulness-based practices such as meditation and conscious breathing, as well as strengthening postures, restorative flowing movements, body-energy sensing, and inspirational sounds and rhythms that help to energize the body while releasing tension. Using conscious breathing during the meditation improves the flow of oxygen; thus, enhancing its benefits. Also, using proper body posture and alignment during the meditation can help us feel more grounded and elevated; therefore, positively affecting the way we see ourselves.  Most practices will be performed sitting on a chair or standing, focusing on those that can be easily and safely performed during short breaks from our daily routines, and even while at work or waiting for a doctor’s appointment or medical procedure. A few of the practices will be performed sitting on a bolster or lying on the floor, but the participants may sit on a chair if they prefer.  The rationale for each practice will be explained and modified versions will be discussed to help meet individual needs and/or preferences.

This weekly free integrative mind-body-energy practice focuses on helping to release stress, build resilience, and gain serenity.

Each session will include mindfulness-based practices such as meditation and conscious breathing, as well as strengthening postures, restorative flowing movements, body-energy sensing, and inspirational sounds and rhythms that help to energize the body while releasing tension. Using conscious breathing during the meditation improves the flow of oxygen; thus, enhancing its benefits. Also, using proper body posture and alignment during the meditation can help us feel more grounded and elevated; therefore, positively affecting the way we see ourselves.

Most practices will be performed sitting on a chair or standing, focusing on those that can be easily and safely performed during short breaks from our daily routines, and even while at work or waiting for a doctor’s appointment or medical procedure. A few of the practices will be performed sitting on a bolster or lying on the floor, but the participants may sit on a chair if they prefer.

The rationale for each practice will be explained and modified versions will be discussed to help meet individual needs and/or preferences.

 

Yin Restorative Yoga

collaboration with The Rooted Self

This is a gentle Yin practice for clients who are managing, or have managed, life with cancer. Yin yoga is a gentle practice that supports clients in a variety of floor poses designed to be practiced passively without muscle tension. Yin is a practice of declaring power over our feminine energy. It is passive, reflective and introspective. It teaches us to connect and support Self through difficult situations. Yin focuses on energy centers of the body to release blockages and increase energy flow.  Shannon Prescher is a RYT-TIYT (Registered Yoga Teacher-Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher) and Holistic Integrative Mental Health Counselor with over seven years of mental health counseling experience for individuals whose lives are currently, or have been, affected by illness. Shannon is also the developer and owner of The Rooted Self, a mind-body practice that supports individuals affected by illness or disease. Her passion for supporting individuals managing illness and disease comes from her personal experience and belief that all humans have an inherent right to be free from suffering   https://www.therootedself.com/

This is a gentle Yin practice for clients who are managing, or have managed, life with cancer. Yin yoga is a gentle practice that supports clients in a variety of floor poses designed to be practiced passively without muscle tension. Yin is a practice of declaring power over our feminine energy. It is passive, reflective and introspective. It teaches us to connect and support Self through difficult situations. Yin focuses on energy centers of the body to release blockages and increase energy flow.

Shannon Prescher is a RYT-TIYT (Registered Yoga Teacher-Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher) and Holistic Integrative Mental Health Counselor with over seven years of mental health counseling experience for individuals whose lives are currently, or have been, affected by illness. Shannon is also the developer and owner of The Rooted Self, a mind-body practice that supports individuals affected by illness or disease. Her passion for supporting individuals managing illness and disease comes from her personal experience and belief that all humans have an inherent right to be free from suffering

https://www.therootedself.com/


*** Please get cleared by your medical doctor to perform physical activity prior to attending this class. This class will assist in modifications appropriate for all levels and stages of treatment or recovery. ***

 

Moving Beyond Cancer Fund

Your donations help support The Moving Beyond Cancer Project's offerings so that the classes remain free of charge to anyone impacted by cancer, even loved ones that are supporting someone going through cancer treatment.

All proceeds go towards compensating instructors and presenters, program development and growth, class supplies and the usage of the space at Cancer Rehab and Integrative Medicine.

Thanks to your contribution, Cancer Rehab and Integrative Medicine can continue to offer their space for free wellness and exercise classes to the cancer community. Thrivers, survivors, caregivers and anyone impacted by cancer are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Moving Beyond Cancer Project and Cancer Rehab and Integrative Medicine greatly appreciate your contribution and support.

 

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