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Free Yoga Classes At Penn Medicine Valley Forge

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Penn Integrative Medicine invites patients and caregivers to try yoga at Penn Medicine Valley Forge as a way to support the mind, body and spirit during and after treatment.

This free class is open to people on all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners, and is a very gentle and therapeutic yoga practice.

The practice of yoga during cancer treatment can be helpful on many levels--managing side effects of cancer, including nausea and fatigue. Yoga can also promote better sleep and deep relaxation through the simple act of breathing.

Join us in Valley Forge for Yoga

Days: Thursdays
Time: 1 to 2:15 pm
Location: Penn Medicine Valley Forge, Main Lobby Conference Room, 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard, Berwyn, PA 19312

Participants will be asked to make a donation of their choice to Penn's Yoga Program for each class attended.

About Colleen Schoenhard

Yoga at Valley Forge is taught by Colleen Schoenhard, a nationally certified Yoga/Meditation Instructor with the Yoga Alliance, at the advanced level. Colleen has over twenty-five years of teaching experience. She is an inspiring and knowledgeable teacher whose personal yoga practice and meditation has led her to witness the powerful effects on herself and her students, some of whom suffer from MS, Crohn’s Disease, Gulf War syndrome, cancer, anxiety, depression, divorce, and loss. Yoga classes with Colleen are a nurturing, joyful integration of the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of ourselves.

She studied at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, and the Amrit Yoga Institute with highly qualified, well-known teachers. She currently teaches Classic Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, and Integrative Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) in group classes, private sessions, and workshops in the Philadelphia area. For the last sixteen years, Colleen has taught in Narbeth, PA. She has served on several panels and taught yoga workshops at the Integrative Medicine Conferences at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center.

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For more information, please call Fern Nibauer-Cohen at 215-662-3919 or email

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