Helping Cancer Survivors via Yoga: Yoga Bear

Written by on March 20, 2009 in Health, North America, Videos, World - 5 Comments


If you have personally experienced the life changing effects of cancer or know someone who has, then you understand the importance of healing and you understand how difficult life beyond cancer may prove to be. Indeed, for many cancer survivors, the healing process is an uphill battle.

While there are numerous organizations around the world commissioned to support cancer survivors, we would like to highlight a very special one, Yoga Bear.


Yoga Bear is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide cancer survivors with additional opportunities for health and wellness through the practice of yoga. Yoga Bear is a network of over 120 yoga studios nationwide which donate memberships to survivors of cancer. Therefore, all yoga classes are absolutely FREE for participants. How cool is that? Survivors can apply online to receive free passes to a partner studio in their area.

To date, Yoga Bear has helped hundreds of cancer survivors reclaim their well being and livelihoods. Yoga has provided much needed peace of mind and has greatly assisted in managing symptoms of cancer such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, and pain. Listen to a testimonial below:

If you would like to support Yoga Bear in their mission of helping cancer survivors reclaim their lives, consider a donation.

Yoga Bear


  • National non-profit organization providing cancer survivors with additional opportunities for health and wellness through the practice of yoga.
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • Website:
  • Founder(s):Halle Tecco
  • Founded:2006
  • Location:San Francisco, California, United States
  • Complete company list here

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  • Jennifer Tseng

    This is a really cool idea! I know so many people who have had cancer, including my sister. It turns out that medical expenses prohibit survivors from doing many things that could be beneficial, like yoga. Glad to hear there are people out there who care and are addressing this issue!!

  • Alishia Quirin

    There are so many things connected to aerobics, it had become this big industry. The funny thing I heard is a walk for 30 minutes a day is great and does really good for the body.


    Your website is excellent I will have to read it all, thank you for the diversion from my studies!

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