Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs for Empowered Membership
What does the membership include?
How much does the membership cost?
When you purchase one of our programs, you have access to it for 12 full months.
Our Full Program includes everything we offer for $199.
Our Nutrition Program includes 160+ downloadable recipes and the informational booklet for $59.
The Meditation Program includes five guided meditations now and one new meditation each month for the 12-month program for $49.
Is it possible to get a refund if the membership isn’t right for me?
FAQs for Yoga
What is yoga?
What is Energy Medicine Yoga?
I have cancer. Can I still do yoga?
I have never tried yoga. Is it okay to start now after I’ve been diagnosed with cancer?
I’m not very flexible. Will that make doing yoga difficult?
What if I try a pose and I can’t do it?
I’m not very fit. Is yoga still right for me?
I was very active before my diagnosis. Will yoga be enough exercise for me?
Can I practice yoga if I am overweight or underweight?
How often should I practice yoga?
Should I eat before I practice yoga?
What should I wear when I do yoga?
Do I need any props to do yoga at home?
- Sticky yoga mat. You recommend one. If you don’t have one, a large beach towel may work if you are doing yoga on carpet.
- Yoga blocks. We recommend four. If you don’t have blocks, you can tape together old DVD cases. Six or seven cases taped together is the right size.
- Yoga bolster. We recommend one. These can be a little expensive. Good alternatives may include firm and long pillows or cushions, as well as folded, thick quilts or blankets.
- Yoga blanket. We recommend at least two. In most studios, these are generally the Mexican-style beach blanket, but any soft blanket will do.
- Yoga strap. We recommend one. If you don’t have one, a necktie, belt, or exercise band will work.
FAQs for Strength Training
Is strength training safe for me as a patient?
How much strength training should I do?
FAQs for Meditation
How can meditation help me?
How often and long do I need to meditate?
What is the best time of day to meditate?
FAQs for Nutrition
Why is nutrition so important, especially during cancer?
What if I don’t feel like eating?
I’m too tired to cook. What are some high nutrition foods I can easily prepare?
You can add protein powder, hempseeds, flaxseeds, spinach or other greens, frozen cauliflower, avocados or zucchini which all make smoothies creamy and do not add much taste but add to the nutrition density of the smoothie. Berries, bananas, apples, oranges, cherries and/or pineapples can all be added to sweeten the smoothie and make them delicious. With these additions you are consuming a full meal with protein, vegetables, healthy fats and fiber.
If you want something warm, bone broth cannot be emphasized enough. It can be made and frozen into individual mason jars so they can be removed from the freezer, warmed and enjoyed by themselves or with some rice or leftover protein. It can be a great option if nothing seems appealing and you want something simple to digest.
When you make your broth, make it with minimal spices. You can always add more spices to it depending on how you are feeling that day.
Premade soups that are made with a hearty bone or vegetable broth and include a protein sources along with vegetables can be a wonderful quick meal or snack. You can even send some of these recipes to friends or family to make for you so you can have them frozen and ready.
Premade energy balls, muffins and cookies are great snacks when they are loaded with nuts, seeds, eggs and/or nut butter (as tolerated). They contain fat, fiber and protein, which help balance blood sugar so you stay satiated longer. Combine with a fruit and/or coconut or Greek yogurt to stay full and satisfied for hours, while nourishing your body.