Who can attend?

Any woman who has experienced breast cancer at any stage of her life.

ywca encore welcomes anyone who has experienced breast cancer or related surgery.

Whether your breast cancer surgery and/or treatment is recent or was many years ago, you can still benefit from our ywca encore exercise program. Women of all ages and fitness levels take part.

You will need to wait at least eight weeks after surgery before starting the ywca encore program. If you are between 6 and 8 weeks post surgery you may be able to participate with approval from your breast surgeon.

All participants require medical approval from either your treating specialist or GP if treatment is completed.


Yoga For Women After Breast Cancer DVD

An integrated yoga practice hs been shown to be beneficial to women who have had treatment for Breast Cancer. This DVD produced by Annete Louden consists of two 1 hour lessons incorporating breathing techniques, postures and relaxation and concludes with a candle meditation. Variations of postures are incldued to cater for women with alltypes of health issues including lymphoedema. 

Cost: $25

To purchase please email your request to info@ywcansw.com.au 

News

In the past 30 years approximately 10,000 women around Australia have completed the ywca encore program.

History of YWCA Encore

 

ywca encore was originally developed in the USA in the 1970s by a ballet teacher who had experienced breast cancer and saw the need to help other women with similar experiences to rebuild their physical and emotional strength. The program was set up and expanded through YWCA USA.

ywca encore came to Australia in 1983 and 2013 sees ywca encore celebrate 30 years in Australia. The ywca encore program also operates in New Zealand, Canada and Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

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