Donna Terrell’s Yoga Warriors Fighting Colon Cancer and CARTI are teaming up to offer a series of free yoga classes to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, according to a news release.

Certified yoga instructors from Arkansas Yoga Collective will teach the twice-monthly classes, which will begin Sept. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock.

Although the classes are free, registration is recommended. To reserve your spot, call 501-660-7610 or email cgarrett@carti.com.

CARTI medical oncologist Dr. Diane Wilder says that cancer can take a toll on “the emotional and mental well-being of patients and caregivers as a result of the heightened stress that often accompanies diagnosis and treatment.”

Yoga can help alleviate some of that stress.

“Common yoga principles such as meditation, relaxation and concentration not only help improve the overall mood, health and well-being of patients, but can also assist in alleviating cancer-related depression, anxiety and insomnia,” Wilder says.

Terrell, a local news anchor, started Yoga Warriors, a nonprofit organization, after she lost her daughter to colon cancer.

“My daughter benefited from yoga during her battle with colon cancer, so being able to provide free yoga classes to cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers is what Yoga Warriors was meant to do,” says Terrell. “We are grateful to CARTI for recognizing the benefits yoga can bring to people battling all types of cancers.”


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