The Haven helps people affected by breast cancer to have a better quality of life. The charity provides free of charge, a wide range of therapies which help people deal with the physical and emotional side effects of breast cancer. Specialist nurses and experts in nutrition, exercise and emotional support provide tailor-made programmes for each visitor. Half are referred by their doctor or breast cancer nurse but no referral is necessary.
Yoga is one of several therapies that The Haven offers its visitors. As all yoga enthusiasts know this ancient form of exercise helps relax and energise the body and the mind. Although we don’t recommend yoga for six to eight weeks after surgery, it can help regain arm movement after that and can be done at any other time during breast cancer treatment.
There are so many positive benefits that yoga brings to cancer patients. It can improve sleep, stimulate the immune function and relieve anxiety. Most importantly it gives our visitors the opportunity to participate in their own healing processes.
The Haven is planning a national yoga event to take place in the spring of 2012 to fundraise and tell more people about our work. You can join one of our events across the country or hold your own. Maybe put on a yoga session in your local park or simply choose to ask for donations at your regular yoga class. Details are on our website.
We also have special support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October from Ananda-In the Himalayas, represented by Mason Rose in the UK, which is offering a special promotion to recognise and support The Haven’s invaluable work. For every 5 night Wellness Bliss package booking made during October and November 2011, Ananda will donate 5% of the total booking value to The Haven.
To support The Haven, find out more about this special offer or sign up for our national yoga event