You Can Thrive! provides access to healthy resources Meditation and exercise are key to recovery and long term health in breast cancer.
*Research shows that physical activity can protect against breast cancer. also Mindfull Meditation reduces stress for breast cancer. *Just 3 hours of physical exercise each week can cut the risk of breast cancer recurrence by up to 50%

Join us! Every Thursday! 5:30-6:30 PM

Gong Yoga

"Therapeutic Sound, Movement & Meditation"

incorporating gentle postures into a natural flow, paired with ancient healing sounds of the live gong, tuning forks and other instruments will create deep meditative brainwave states. This hour long Thursday series will leave you feeling relaxed and empowered through movement like Yoga, while leaving your vibrational energy charged and aligned.

Place: Reflections Center
227 East 24th Street
(Between 2nd & 3rd Avenue) New York City MAP IT

Time: 5:30-6:30PM
Dates: Thursdays

Cost: Free to anyone with cancer, but please register @YouCanThrive Call 917.463.4267

Active clients are also able to attend recommended classes at Reflections for free anytime!! Call for details.

*Please be advised that there are stairs. Depending on the studio, there may not be wheelchair access to the building, please call Reflections in advance at 212.974.2288

Featured Practitioners

Paula Tursi, Founder & Director of Reflections Yoga
Also founded the internationally renowned Reflections Yoga Teacher Training Program. She has been working with alternative healing practices in New York City and internationally for over twenty years. Paula developed Reflections Yoga as a way to integrate what she found most inspiring in other practices with her own personal truth. She began her training at Integral Yoga, where she studied Hatha and restorative Yoga. She went on to work with esteemed teachers such as Angela Farmer and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in the art of asana and movement, breath work and meditation. Paula has been voted one of the top ten meditation teachers in NYC.

Lisa Nachtigall, R.Y.T., is a Certified Prana Yoga instructor and a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. Lisa trained with Jeff Midgow, MD., and Priti Robyn Ross at the Open Center in NYC, and assists in Jeff’s Prana Yoga Teacher Training program . Lisa served for several years as a facilitator for SHARE’s support group for young women with breast cancer. Lisa shared her experience as a breast cancer patient in a 2003 Healthy Body, Healthy Mind television documentary.

MJ, Gong Practitioner Michael Jay has trained extensively in the healing arts. He is dedicated to helping others thrive through both his private wellness practice and volunteer work. Recently he has reinvigorated his commitment to using sound for its immense healing power and has been studying with and assisting the Grand GongMaster Don Conreaux, in his N.Y. workshops. He has studied shiatsu with Ohashi, tuning forks in the Acutonics system and other healing modalities including EFT and Reiki. He studied health coaching at IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) and completed their program in 2012

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Other Healthy Resources

It is essential for Breast Cancer survivors to exercise 3 hours per week.

Per our partnership with Y4C please attend these free classes. See our events page for more ExerThrive! Events.
Yoga for Cancer

FREE Community Class:

Register for classes on Wednesdays

  • When: every Tuesday at 4:15pm
  • Where: Virayoga, 580 Broadway, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10012
  • Who: a community class is open to all cancer survivors and patients.

Advanced registration for the class is required. The class will be capped at 15 people so early registration is recommended.
To register, please see below:

  • Existing Y4C participants – Please click here. (Your registration process will be identical to other classes; you simply will not need to apply any payment.)
  • New students – Please see here to register.

Open to anyone diagnosed with breast cancer and clients of You Can Thrive!
Donations gratefully accepted.

MORE Free classes for cancer survivors:

JCC Manhattan Has a large schedule of classes. Join now!


An increasing body of research literature has shown that psychological states have clear impact on recovery and quality of life in women with breast cancer. Psychosocial variables such as emotional expression, coping styles, and factors related to social support appear to have the most promise for improving quality of life and increasing the probability of prolonged survival.

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