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I’ve been teaching yoga to cancer patients and survivors for many years. In 2013, after losing two loved ones to cancer and learning that a number of friends had received a diagnosis, I launched the Pink Ribbon Yoga project. I had a BIG goal– to make yoga accessible to every woman living with cancer in Australia.


It started with a fundraiser– The World’s Longest Yoga Chain. We broke a world record, raised $25,000 for cancer research and started to build a community of people who were ready to step up and make a difference. 


Over the next three years I ran fundraising yoga classes, offered free Pink Ribbon classes to women with cancer and developed training programs for yoga teachers who want to work with cancer patients. I trawled the scientific literature looking for evidence of the benefits of yoga for people with cancer and discovered many studies demonstrating how the right kind of yoga can dramatically improve many of the symptoms associated with cancer treatment.  


This week saw a new breakthrough in reaching my goal of making yoga accessible to all women with cancer in Australia.  After running pilot programs earlier in the year, Cancer Council NSW has invited me to develop a yoga and meditation workshop to integrate into their Enrich program for cancer survivors.


It’s a significant step that will make the tools of yoga and meditation accessible to many more cancer survivors. It also means that more yoga teachers will have the opportunity to share their skills in meaningful ways that make a real difference to their community.


There’s still a little way to go before every woman in Australia can access yoga classes during the treatment of and recovery from yoga, but today I feel we’ve moved a little closer to fulfilling that dream Thank you to CCNSW and all the yogis who have supported the Pink Yoga Project so far.

Nikola Ellis is the founder of Adore Yoga, yoga therapist, counselor and teacher trainer. She conducts regular trainings that help people of all ages, shapes and abilities enjoy the benefits of yoga and meditation, including Meditation Facilitator Certificate TrainingsLevel 1 200hr Teacher Training;  150hr Post Graduate Yoga Teacher Training in Mental Health, Adaptive Asana and the Foundations of Yoga Therapy and a highly regarded professional 650hr Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy. Got a question about yoga or ayurveda? Ask Nikola here.  

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