Adjunct Staff

  • Beth Cook – Gentle Yoga

    Beth Cook is a certified therapeutic yoga instructor whose goal is to give participants an hour of peace through yoga.  Originally attending as a participant herself, she now enjoys teaching at the Cancer Support Center as well as leading retreats at the Center for Spiritual Renewal in Santa Barbara three times a year. Gentle Yoga […]

  • Henny Hendra – Gentle Yoga

    Henny has been practicing Hatha Yoga since 2004.  She fell in love with the practice and decided to complete her 500-hour teacher training through YogaWorks in 2015. As a certified YogaWorks instructor, her teaching style is alignment-based vinyasa flow. Recently, she has immersed herself with Ashtanga yoga in her daily practice. In her previous life, […]

  • Rachel Toll – Gentle Yoga

    Rachel Toll is a yoga instructor with 500 hours training. She has been teaching group and private classes throughout Ventura County for the past 6 years. Her priority as a teacher is to create a welcoming environment for students of all levels to feel comfortable in their own bodies! With clear instruction and a nurturing […]

  • Kathy Gliebe – Gentle Yoga

    Kathy started practicing Hatha Yoga in 1999 while undergoing cancer treatment. She completed Yogaworks’ 500 hour teacher training in 2016.  As a Yogaworks’ certified instructor Kathy’s teaching is alignment based with a focus on linking breath with movement.  She aspires to offer an empathetic, compassionate and safe environment for students to learn in and to […]

  • Tami Lauren – Gentle Yoga

    “The glow on each person’s face is the goal of yoga.  Not some kind of nirvana, not profound enlightenment, not even heightened awareness.  We find simple contentment in the bliss of anandamya kosha, the most spiritual level of the body that yoga aids in healing.”  Tari Prinster, author “Yoga for Cancer”  Anandamya kosha, the emotional […]

  • Beth Hazelton – Gentle Yoga

    “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” Rabindranath Tagore“   Beth started her yoga journey out of a desire to simply become more flexible. She started regularly attending classes and practiced for many years. Yoga eventually transformed into her […]

  • Jill Kennedy – Meditation

    Jill Kennedy, E-RYT 200 (Completing E-RYT 500), teaches Yoga & Meditation in Westlake Village and surrounding LA and Ventura Counties. Her small group and individual sessions extend to all ages–children through senior.  Jill draws from several Hatha Yoga lineages to teach Meditation Circles and Yoga (Gentle Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Power, Yin Yoga).

  • Edward Hu – Qigong

    Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice of meditation and exercise. It involves flowing movement, rhythmic breathing, and meditative state of mind. Qigong is practiced in China and worldwide for relaxation, self-cultivation, preventive medicine and self-healing. Edward Hu learned Qigong over thirty year ago and he practices it regularly. Currently he is also teaching a Qigong […]

  • Ziona Friedlander – Mindful Meditation

    “Having cancer was one of the greatest gifts I was given, after marrying my husband and having our children.” People who haven’t been touched by cancer think I’m nuts when I say that. And while I wouldn’t wish cancer on anyone, I’m grateful to the disease that prompted me to take a long, hard look […]

  • Paula Getty-Shearer – Relaxation and Guided Imagery

    Paula Getty-Shearer is a former Cancer Support Community participant who has been facilitating guided imagery programs since 2006. As a certified hypnotherapist since 2004 Paula combines her extensive hypnotherapy and guided imagery training along with her personal experience to assist numerous cancer patients, their families and caregivers. She aids patients in reducing anxiety, facilitates healing, […]

  • Veronica Smith – Gentle Yoga

    Veronica began her yoga journey as a means toward physical therapy. Like so many before, she quickly learned the multitude of additional benefits a regular yoga practice offers, like the powerful healing power breath work has on both the body and the mind. After getting so much out of yoga herself, she became eager to […]

  • Maku Cuizon – Tai Chi & Qigong instructor

  • Jason Love – Comedy Night

    One of the most sought-after comics in the business, Jason Love has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, America’s Got Talent, and over 20 national TV broadcasts. Jason works clean and incorporates music, making him a favorite for companies like Google, Chevron, Pandora, True Religion, and Farmers Insurance. Says L.A. Weekly: “Jason Love is comedy that […]

  • Shulamit Sendowski – The Alexander Technique

    The Alexander Technique is a gentle body movement technique developed in England over 100 years ago by F.M. Alexander. Workshop leader, Shulamit Sendowski, will demonstrate how to transform physical stress and tension into ease, balance, and coordination. Awareness of tension habits in simple daily movements like sitting, standing, walking & bending will be explored. This […]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara provides professional programs of emotional support, education and hope for people affected by cancer at no charge so that no one faces cancer alone. We serve West San Fernando Valley and Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Our main office is in Westlake Village with a satellite in Winnetka and offsite programs in Sylmar, at Olive New UCLA Medical Center, and in Ventura, at Ventura County Medical Center. We are proud of our hospital partnerships with the Cancer Resource Center at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura and at the Cancer Center at St John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and St John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Our programs provide a full-range of support and education for adults and children with cancer, their loved ones, and caregivers. Programs are provided in English and Spanish and include in orientation, groups for cancer survivors, family groups, groups for people beyond the day-to-day fight, cancer specific groups such as brain tumors, gynecological cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, Leukemia/lymphoma and melanoma. We also offer Kids and Teen Circle for children and teens affected by cancer, bereavement groups, and a buddy program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We service over 40 Southern California cities including: Agoura Hills, Oxnard, Calabasas, Santa Barbara, Camarillo, Canoga Park, Simi Valley, Carpenteria, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Sylmar, Tarzana, Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks, Malibu, Valencia, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Van Nuys, Ventura, Newhall, Westlake Village, Winnetka, and Woodland Hills. CPI Solutions IT Consulting in Ventura, Los Angeles and San Bernadino
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