Raquel Jex Forsgren
Founder and CEO of Living Yoga Therapy and Yoga with Raquel
What We Do
We offer private and small group sessions personalized to the individual's stage of disease, treatments, physical, mental, and emotional needs.
We combine many philosophies and styles of yoga to create a gentle, deeply relaxing, and healing therapeutic yoga session.
Living Yoga Therapy's Mission - Teach the person living through cancer how to help themselves as they learn to live with their "new normal" and support the Teams that care for them - the Nurses, Care Partners, and Care Givers.
"I am almost 90 years old. My husband and I have been taking Chair Yoga to help
keep our minds and bodies active. It has helped us a great deal.
Raquel designs each session according to how we feel at that time. For example,
if my joints ache or my brain is foggy, our session will include things to help. The
exercises we do are gentle and don’t hurt.
I’ve learned how to control my breathing. My balance has improved and muscles
are getting stronger. We have word games we play to help our memory and they’re fun.
Yoga helps my emotional feelings. After the sessions I have more energy and my body
sort of tingles.
Best of all it’s fun and I look forward to each session."
"Yoga for Seniors has been quite a revelation. Prior to trying it, I thought
all yoga consisted of contortions, awkward poses, and strange noises.
The chair yoga, that we do with Raquel, is slow, deliberate movement, quiet meditation, and fun
exercises to improve balance, memory, and flexibility.
The breathing control training has been very helpful with occasional insomnia, and
balancing exercises have improved my balance. As we age, we need this type
of help to maintain our independent and active lives.
My wife and I are close to 90 years old, and the tailored sessions that we have are
well suited to our age and abilities."