Yoga for Survivors

The Yoga for Survivors® program evolved from Laura’s own cancer diagnosis in 2003. Its mission is to share the healing path of yoga with cancer survivors worldwide by providing safe, accessible classes to survivors of any type of cancer, at any stage of recovery.  Yoga was one of the cornerstones of Laura’s healing and since 2005 she has established and taught Yoga for Survivors® classes in clinics, hospitals, cancer centers, and yoga studios in Colorado.

Laura trains other yoga instructors who want to teach cancer survivors, and presents at conferences and workshops.  You can view the schedule for upcoming events here.  If you are interested in reading what others have to say about Yoga for Survivors® please visit the press page.  If you are interested in hosting Laura for an event at your facility contact her business manager Noelle.

Benefits of Yoga for Cancer Survivors

  • Decreased stress and pain, and increased well-being
  • Improved quality and quantity of sleep
  • Restored strength and range of motion, improved lymphatic flow
  • Enhanced energy, digestion, joint health, circulation, respiration, and endocrine function
  • Camaraderie with other (wonderful) yogi-survivors
  • Soothe anxiety, increased sense of groundedness
  • Be more comfortable in your body, mind, and spirit when you have been diagnosed with cance

Classes in Other Locations

These teachers have completed their Yoga for Survivors training with Laura and offer classes or privates in the communities listed below (alphabetically by state, then city).  Please contact them directly for more information.

Additionally there are many teachers in the process of completing their certification, so feel free to contact Laura if you are looking for classes in other locations as there may be someone she can recommend.

Name Year Certified Location Website Phone
Heather O’Brien 2012 Arvada, CO www.indigoelephantyoga.com 785.760.2963
Ashley Weitzel 2014 Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, CO www.yogaash.com 303.229.2378
Shari Turney 2013 Arvada, CO
Christa Brown 2013 Boulder, CO www.yogawithchrista.com
Jean Leonard 2014 Boulder, CO www.jeanleonardphd.com 303.868.5881
Steph Willner 2013 Boulder, CO 303.859.1392
Heidi Beachley 201 Boulder, Broomfield, Lafayette CO 720.988.7817
Sarah Teddy 2013 Boulder/Denver, CO www.sarahteddyyoga.com 585.613.1981
Maureen Sagan Cortes  2012 Colorado Springs, CO 719.229.9357
Denise Widner 2013 Colorado Springs, CO www.denisewidner.com 719.271.0944
Erika Banuelos
(Bilingual-Eng/Span)
2011 Denver, CO 303.668.1515
Kathy Baum 2013 Denver, CO www.kathybaumyoga.com 303.854.8454
Michelle Colarelli  2013 Denver, CO www.cancercareyoga.com 303.917.3406
Keri O’Connell  2011 Denver, CO www.omoftherockies.com 303.549.7526
Tiffany Gossett  2012 Golden, CO 303.947.5857
Molly Armour, RYT 2011 Lafayette, CO 307.413.8313
Karen Kirby 2013 Lakewood, CO 303.827.8434
Elena Haykin  2012 Longmont & Aurora, CO www.haykinyoga.com 303.810.2204
Lisa Sanchez 2013 Longmont, CO 720.422.4423
Lynn Andrews 2011 Ridgeway, CO www.renewedyoga.wix.com/renewedyoga 414.507.1904
Nina Darlington  2012 Steamboat Springs, CO www.yogacenterofsteamboat.com 970.879.3208
Nancy Stannard  2012 Woodland Park, CO www.gentleyoga4healing.com 719.237.6547
Karen Plumley 2013 Chicago, IL 773.307.8408
Sheila O’Grady 2013 Chicago, IL www.strongrootsyoga.com 773.745.9343
Shauna Babcock 2013 Evanston, IL 773.750.9848
Louanne Cho 2013 New Orleans, LA www.louannecho.com 504.862.6861
Monica Martin 2014 Taos, NM www.omhatha.com 575.770.6339
Julia Horn 2011 Philadelphia, PA www.formayoga.com 484.535.1251
Nina Cabrales
(Bilingual-Span/Eng)
2013 San Salvador, El Salvador
Stephanie Francois
(Bilingual-Fren/Eng)
2013 Paris, France www.yogacontrelecancer.fr 33 (0)6 85 35 75 28
Alexandra Pereira (Multilingual-Eng/Span/Pt) 2014 Porto, Portugal www.vidya-academiadeyoga-porto.com +351226003788
Olle Bengtström (Bilingual-Swed/Eng) 2013 Göteborg, Sweden www.ashtanga.se +4631128210
Lisa Ammann Birthistle (Multilingual-Fren/Eng/Ger) 2014 Neuchâtel, Switzerland www.yoga-sukha.ch +41 78 819 46 17
Luci Phipps 2014 Guildford and Surrey, UK www.guildfordyoga.co.uk 0044 7932 712644
Melanie Wrinch 2014 Hale, Cheshire/Manchester, UK 0044 7973 127454
Kirsten Steffensen 2014 Leeds, UK www.kirstensteffensenyoga.com 0044(0)7966 168676
Rachel Frazer 2014 Leeds, UK 0044(0)7966 168676
Vicky Fox 2014 London, UK www.vickyfox-yoga.com 447730 986 958
Barbara Gallani (Bilingual- Ital/Eng) 2013 London, UK www.thelifecentre.com 0044(0)7739 877803