Adjunct Staff

  • Brenda Ohta – Gentle Yoga

    Brenda Ohta, PhD, LCSW, is a YogaWorks 200-hr certified yoga instructor.  Attending the Cancer Support Community as a participant, she found tremendous support and fellowship among fellow cancer warriors.  In gratitude, she now gives back to the Community through the service of yoga instruction.  Previously Brenda worked as a hospital administrator, academic researcher, and bioethics […]

  • Jeannie Rabin – Reiki

    After having struggled with a chronic debilitating condition known as Fibromyalgia for nearly 17 years, I’d discovered energy medicine when a spiritual healer miraculously healed me in 2011. This healing awakened me and started me on a spiritual journey and path to energy healing. I first found Reiki in 2013 and shortly after became certified […]

  • Phyllis Paul – Gentle Yoga

    I currently teach at the Goebel Adult Center as well as private and semi private classes. My training was done at the Westlake Yoga Center, the first yoga studio in Thousand Oaks.  I am a Certified Restorative Teacher, having trained with Judith Lassater in 2014.

  • Mary Jo Fortin – Personal Peace

    The personal peace workshops are sponsored by The Prem Rawat Foundation (https://www.tprf.org/programs/peace-education-program/) and are media based. Excerpts are taken from talks given by Prem Rawat. These workshops are facilitated by volunteers from the Prem Rawat Foundation.

  • Cece Lior – Zumba

    Cece Lior has taught Zumba Gold classes at the Westlake Cancer Support center since 2014.  Her goal for each class is to privode participants with an hour of fun and friendship, along with the fitness benefits of a Zumba Gold class.  In addition to Zumba Gold she teaches Basic Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Kids, and […]

  • Barbara Bietz – Journaling

    Barbara Bietz, M.Ed is an award-winning children’s book author, educator, and blogger. Her work appears in numerous magazines and online publications. She conducts writing workshops for children and adults. When Barbara isn’t reading, she’s probably typing away at her desk, surrounded by her three naughty (but nice) dogs. Learn more about Barbara at her web site […]

  • Stephanie Fielden – Watercolor Art

    Stephanie Fielden has been leading our watercolor classes since July of 2015. Initially her art background and interest in painting led her to our watercolor classes as a participant. Grateful for the services and benefits she received at the Cancer Support Community, she wanted to give back. The volunteer opportunity was an ideal fit. She […]

  • Eka Weitzberg – Gentle Yoga

    I have been practicing yoga for 20 years. As a Physical Therapist, I saw the immense benefits of consistent practice for body and mind. I took the 200 Hour yoga teacher’s course in 2012. I love to share my joy of yoga and guide my students through mindful and compassionate practice with the hope that […]

  • Geri Lee Dohs – Meditation

    Geri has been teaching Healing Meditation as a retired UCLA trained Certified Nurse, Care giver, Reiki Master, Ordained Minister, spiritual counselor, Hospice Care, Energy Healing Practice for 40 years. As a breast cancer survivor in 2016, she had both chemo and radiation. She was optimistic in her daily prayer and meditation, which brought her calmness, […]

  • Maria Nuesca – Zumba

    Born in Manila, Philippines.  Career wise, I already fulfilled my dreams successfully.  But, it’s not the end of it, I opened my door in the field of dancing which I have been teaching for almost three years now…love to share my knowledge and talent in all ages if life- young and old.

  • Jodi Halem – Walking

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             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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