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Lilac Yoga Group


The Lilac Yoga Group provides gentle yoga sessions for patients and Carers affected by cancer, helping to reconnect body, mind and spirit.

Yoga encourages the development of the inner resources that help in dealing with a life-changing illness, the unfolding of the qualities of self-awareness, resilience, stability and trust that enables us to meet all of life’s challenges and to use them as opportunities for growth and change. The therapy was developed by Shirley Doolan specifically for cancer patients and their Carers at the Lilac Centre (St Helens Hospital). The yoga sessions consist of breathing exercises, gentle physical exercises and relaxation techniques that can help to overcome come of the overwhelming emotions that come with the diagnosis of a life-changing illness.

How to Access the Service:

The group takes place every Tuesday afternoon between 1pm and 2.30pm at St Johns Community Centre.


Lilac Yoga Group, c/o St John’s Community Centre, Crossley Road, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 3ND


01744 736611

Type of Organisation:

voluntary group
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