By: Myann Marks-Aitken, BA, ELLICSR Survivorship Program Coordinator,
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
The hustle and the bustle from the Holiday season can leave you
feeling drained and eager to get back to your regular schedule.
January is a great time to relax and rejuvenate by attending
wellness classes that focus on the mind and body. ELLICSR & Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto are now offering new classes to help you get back to your post-holiday
schedule. Here are some new classes to help with the post-holiday blues.
- Write for Your Life (4 weekly sessions): You have a story to tell! Telling your
story can be a useful tool to cope with cancer. Join to see how writing exercises
and sharing with others can help you tell your story. This class is for people
who have a cancer diagnosis.
- Tai Chi: Tai Chi uses fluid-like body movements and can improve balance and
the ability to move. This class includes gentle movement, breathing exercises and
meditation. Presented by Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto and the Toronto
Tai Chi Society of Canada.
- Mindfulness Meditation: Mindfulness is about paying attention to the present
moment and how we think and feel. It can help you with feelings of anxiety, stress
and not being certain about the future. This class includes techniques such as
breathing and body relaxation. Presented by Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto.
- Yoga: Yoga can help improve fitness, relaxation and stress levels.
This class includes a gentle flow linking breathing with movement
and guided meditation. Presented by Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto.
All of these classes are held at ELLICSR. See the calendar for dates and times.
To register for these workshops contact: ELLICSR Reception at 416-581-8620.