A 60 minute, gentle, yoga class for cancer patients and survivors. Exploring a combination of mind-body practices to bring greater health and wellness into all levels of being. We will begin each practice in chairs and progress to standing and deep relaxation poses. Maximum of ten participants per class.


Jessie Lu Galbraith is an RYT 200 (registered yoga teacher) with a lifetime of practicing yoga and meditation. She has been focusing her continuing education on yoga for cancer, completing many hours of cancer specific pranayama, asana, mudra and yoga nidra training.

After advocating for her father during his journey with cancer, she realized how beneficial gentle yoga practices can be to the cancer experience and welcomes the opportunity to help patients and survivors find places of comfort, control and community in a non-clinical environment.


  • Ongoing with a monthly commitment 
  • Available to anyone six weeks out of surgery and approved for gentle movement by their doctor
  • Need signed medical consent
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Supplies:
    • Yoga mat
    • Yoga blanket
    • Two blocks
    • Strap
    • Face masks are OPTIONAL for all individuals. Please be respectful of everyone’s choices. We are all in this together.

Class is ongoing monthly


11am-12pm in Studio 2

This program made possible by a grant from Hempler's Foods

For more information, contact Jessie Lu, jgalbraith@whatcomymca.org

Please complete the Yoga for Cancer Intake Form: ONLINE INTAKE FORM

If you prefer a printable version of the Yoga for Cancer Intake form, please:  CLICK HERE 

To register please call 360-733-8630 or visit our Welcome Desk at the Bellingham YMCA. Space is limited.