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Flagstaff Local: Garden Walks & Yoga Classes For Cancer Patients

What's Happening In the Local Scene:
A walk in the Garden

Flower_GardenThe Arboretum at Flagstaff is offering visitors, a special Wildflower Walk through the meadow and around the nature trail on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 9:30 a.m. The event will be limited to 20 participants at a time and the fee is $7 adults, $6 seniors, and $3 for children. The walk is from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Arboretum at Flagstaff is close to our hotel in Flagstaff and is a 200-acre botanical garden, research station, and environmental education center whose mission is to help visitors understand the plants and animal habitats of the Colorado Plateau. The Arboretum started the walk a few years ago to help promote the garden and educate the people on the vast array of plants and wildlife that inhabit the area. This is a great day getaway for children and adults alike.

sport-yoga-warrior3-poseYoga Classes Offered to Help Cancer Patients
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are proud to sponsor YogaTHRIVE! classes.Yoga Thrive is a research-based, therapeutic yoga program for cancer survivors and their support persons. This gentle, 7-week yoga program is based on "hatha" yoga, but has been modified for cancer survivors- especially those who are experiencing stiffness, pain, stress or fatigue. Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed has been researching the benefits of this program since 2002. Past participants have found significant benefits in overall mood, stress levels, physical strength, and quality of life. These classes are slow and gentle one-hour sessions that begin at 4 p.m. every Tuesday at Harmony Yoga, 611 N. Leroux St., in Flagstaff. Experienced instructor Jessica Lorey teaches postures and techniques that are suitable for individuals of all abilities, including people currently undergoing cancer treatment. The class is free for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.Yoga Thrive is open to all cancer survivors (on or off treatment) and their support persons.

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