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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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, 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 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 […]
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 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, […]
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.
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 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 […]
“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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]