RENEW: Gentle Movement

Fitness and Gentle Movement Classes for Cancer Patients

The Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center is offering fitness and gentle movement classes for adults (18 and up) in the community who are currently in treatment for any type of cancer.

These classes are:
• Ongoing at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center
• 45 minutes long
• Designed to accommodate people at various stages of treatment
• Taught by certified instructors experienced in working with cancer patients

What do I need to do to take a class?

Participants may be self-referred or referred by their doctors; however, a physician clearance is required before beginning the exercise program. One family member, friend or caregiver is welcome to attend with the patient.


Classes are free to cancer patients in treatment

Classes are free of charge to patients in treatment and for a period of 12 weeks after treatment. At that time, participants can purchase a punch card for $64 for eight classes or pay a drop-in fee of $10 per class.


Ai Chi-Gentle Aqua

Mondays at 3:15 p.m.
Dayani Therapy Pool

This mind/body class combines the movements of the ancient art of Tai Chi and the soothing effects of water to help improve balance and promote relaxation and flexibility. It uses 16 postures to move the body thorough its full range of motion, as well as breathing exercises to encourage relaxation.


QiGong/Tai Chi

Thursdays at 4:15 p.m.
Dayani Group Fitness Room

This class involves slow, gentle, range-of-motion movement designed to improve balance, increase muscle endurance and reduce stress.


Restorative Yoga

Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Dayani Group Fitness Room

This class will support the body with props, alternating gentle stimulation with deep relaxation to help move toward balance. Poses are designed to reduce the effects of stress, stimulate immune response and heighten a sense of well being.


To register or for more information:
(615) 322-4751

Classes are held at:
Vanderbilt Dayani Center
1500 Medical Center Dr.
Nashville, TN 37232

Register or Learn More about RENEW (615) 322-4751