SVHC Offers Yoga Classes for Cancer Survivors

October 05, 2016

BENNINGTON, VT—October 5, 2016—After a summer break, Southwestern Vermont Health Care has resumed a free weekly ongoing gentle yoga class for cancer survivors and members of their support teams.

Yoga classes are 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday in Conference Room C of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, which is located at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington. Participants will learn basic balancing postures, breathing, and visualization techniques for relaxation, stress reduction, flexibility, and strength. The class is presented by Ali Wassick and Jane Schaeffer of the Yoga Place in Bennington.

Classes are free for cancer survivors and members of their support teams, through generous support from the Cancer Center Community Crusaders. For more information and to register to attend, contact Rebecca Hewson-Steller, RN, patient navigator, at 802-440-4244 or

About SVHC:

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC’s providers are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a 99-bed community hospital and the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and managed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is one of 31 in the world to have been recognized four consecutive times as Magnet Center for Nursing Excellence. To learn more, visit