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June 20, 2023

Movement Matters in Muskoka

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Muskoka, ON

Watch the video to see how Enliven Cancer Care has enriched Brenda’s life and the lives of other cancer patients and survivors through its meaningful programming.

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Enliven Cancer Care, an Energizing Life Community Fund recipient, is taking a holistic approach to supporting cancer patients’ physical and mental well-being.

Following her initial diagnosis of stage 3 breast cancer in 2007 and the treatment’s long-term side effects, Brenda, a new resident to Muskoka in 2020, discovered Enliven Cancer Care as a place where she could receive support and give back to her new community. She was immediately met with a strong sense of connection with peers, caregivers and health care providers.

"The peer support provided by Enliven's Soup for the Soul, Nia dance, fitness support, writing for wellness, and art classes have served to anchor me, provide joy and a strong connection to others in this lifelong journey."
Brenda W.,
Cancer Survivor & Thriver, Enliven Cancer Care

Enliven Cancer Care is an organization helping Muskoka residents affected by cancer to live well during and beyond a diagnosis, enhancing their quality of life and ensuring they know they are not battling cancer alone.

With support from the Energizing Life Community Fund, Enliven Cancer Care has launched the Movement Matters program. The program uplifts patients by providing holistic approaches to healing through activities like yoga, dance and exercise classes. Activities like yoga are beneficial to the body, mind and soul, enabling patients to experience a greater sense of fulfillment while moving their bodies.

"The Enliven program is special. Creating space for people to come together, move their bodies and finding connection to their breath all while opening space for support and community is truly a gift."
Tasha Bryant,
Yoga Instructor, Enliven Cancer Care

The Benefits of Practising Yoga:

  • Helps to improve strength, flexibility and balance.
  • Provides a safe, calm and quiet environment to relax and reflect.
  • Helps to unite awareness of breath, mind and body, allowing for a deeper understanding of one’s self.
  • Allows people of all ages and abilities to participate, as it’s not limited to physical movement.
  • Helps to develop confidence and connection to one’s body, promoting self-love and more physical and mental awareness.
Watch the video to see how Enliven Cancer Care has enriched the lives of cancer patients and survivors.

For more information on Enliven Cancer Care, visit

Enliven Cancer Care: (705) 787-5459

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