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#003 – Restorative Yoga Part 2 – Tips for Your First Oncology Yoga Class & Recovery – Kathleen Ross-Allee

About This Episode

In this “Part 2” episode of an extended interview with Kathleen Ross-Allee (see bio below), we discuss various tips when attending your first Oncology Yoga Class. We also share deeper discussions about the types of barriers people experience when they attend group therapy classes in their new “post-cancer-treatment bodies and selves.”

Key Discussion Points and Takeaways from this Our Cancer Journey Podcast Episode

  • How Western Medical Practitioners and Certified Yoga Therapists collaborate on patient care
  • How to overcome apprehension and typical challenges with group dynamics when attending therapy sessions
  • How to avoid the “Come-to-Class Only” mindset
  • Highlight the importance of students and certified yoga trainers working together to develop a sustainable in-home personal yoga practice 
  • How to overcome the barrier of the concept of “Practice” within the Yoga world
  • Replace the pressure of “Goals” with the freedom of “Intentions”
  • Adopt the “body self-exploration” mindset throughout your cancer recovery
  • Review types of barriers people experience when their “post cancer treatment self” shows-up to these and other therapy classes
  • And, beyond the subject of this episode, we gain some value insights from a surprise discussion with Kathleen about her Parents choice to hide her Mother’s Cancer diagnosis and treatment from Kathleen when she was a teenager, including:
  • How parents’ decisions about communicating the arrival of Cancer can affect children, even later in life
  • A personal comment from Bruce about supporting and “holding space” for others

References and Resources mentioned in this Episode

Episode Guest(s): Kathleen Ross-Allee

Kathleen Ross-Allee is currently the Managing Director of the Loyola Marymount University Yoga Therapy Rx programs (the first university accredited program in the United States), and a Certified Yoga Therapist and Clinical Health Educator for Thrive Yoga Therapy at Kaiser Permanente where she helps patients address a variety of health issues. She participated in developing and enhancing integrative post-rehabilitation and yoga therapy programs and exercise programs at world-leading hospitals such as Cedars Sinai-Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Center and others. Kathleen continues to teach yoga therapy as well as speak at Patient Support centers, schools, and conferences throughout the Country. 

Episode Host: Bruce Watkins

A Father, Cancer survivor, podcaster, writer & content creator, speaker, voice-over artist, facilitator/moderator, traveler, cultural explorer, humanitarian, giving-back & minimalist evangelist, music enthusiast, former Corporate people leader, and curious soul who transformed into an unapologetically optimistic and unpretentious advocate of Life-Optimization for all. 

After surviving Cancer and other life-changing experiences in 2017, Bruce gave away most of his possessions, left his home behind and began traveling, writing, volunteering, and giving-back. Learn more:




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