Cancer Classes and Groups

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Legacy Cancer Institute provides a range of groups and classes to support you and your family through the diagnosis, treatment and recovery of cancer. These support groups and classes provide ongoing education, activities and emotional support for individuals whose lives are touched by cancer. Our holistic approach sets us apart, because we understand that you have a life, not just a diagnosis.

Our current class and group schedule

The Legacy Cancer Healing Center offers mostly online VIRTUAL meetings.  IN-PERSON groups and classes held at our medical centers require masking and proof of COVID vaccinaton (at least initial dose). Click the individual links below for details.  Sign-up on our e-mail list at the bottom of the page to be notified of changes to our programming. 

Special events

  • Sexual Health and Intimacy Issues Affecting Couples After Cancer - recording coming soon! 

Movement and exercise

Before attending a virtual or in-person movement class, you must have your doctor fill out a Physician Release Form. You will review the completed form with the instructor before your first class, during a short orientation. Click the links below for more info and to register.

 Gentle Yoga with Addie (Salmon Creek)
  • Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Last Sundays, 4:00 - 5:15 pm
                         Yoga with Patti (Mount Hood)
  • Mondays, 11:00 am−12:30 pm and
  • Fridays, 1:00−2:30 pm
 Qigong & T’ai Chi with Wendy
  • Tuesdays, 11:30 am−12:30 pm and
  • Thursdays, 10:00 −11:00 am
   Yoga with Patti (Good Samaritan)
  • Mondays, 1:00−2:30 pm and
  • Fridays, 10:45 am−12:15 pm
 Pilates with Martha
  • Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Art therapy and writing

Virtual Open Art Studio

  • Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 pm
  • January 12 - April 27

 Words for Healing: Writing Workshops

  • First and Third Fridays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • ongoing monthly

Finding Center: Fridays with Margaret

  • Fridays, 1:30-2:30 pm
  • January 13 - April 28

In-Person Finding Center with Blair at Mount Hood

  • Monday, 1:30-3:30 pm
  • January 16, 30, March 13, April 3

In-Person Finding Center with Blair at Good Samaritan

  • Tuesday, 1:30-3:30 pm
  • February 14, 28, April 11, 25

Return to Self: Exploring Grief and Resilience Through the Creative Process

  • Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
  • April 5 - 26 

Mind-body events

Gong Meditation at Meridian Park

  • Saturday, 9:00-10:30 am
  • April 1

Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation

  • Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 pm
  • April 19
  • June 21

Forest Bathing or Shinrin-Yoku (Registration coming soon!)

  • various weekend days, 9:30-11:30 am
  • April 30 at Leach Botanical Gardens
  • May 13 at Hoyt Arboretum
  • June 24 at Mary S. Young Park

Cultivating Courage: An Empowering Series for Cancer Survivors

  • Fridays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • May 5-26

Cancer support groups

Support Groups offer peer-to-peer support and education for adults coping with diagnosis, treatment and recovery from various cancers. Virtual groups are held on-going monthly, in a drop-in format. Contact staff below with questions and for virtual meeting link.

 Breast Cancer Support Group                    Prostate Cancer Support Group 
Woman’s Advanced & Metastatic Group

Gynecological Cancer Support Group

  • Second Thursday of every month, 5:00−6:30 pm
  • Kate Leonard, 503-292-9873
Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
  • First Thursday of every month, 4:00−5:30 pm
  • Julia Robinson, 503-413-2841
  Brain Tumor Support Group
  • First Wednesday of every month, 4:00−5:30 pm
  • Sara Butler, 503-413-7932

For more information

  • Our classes and groups are offered for free to those affected by cancer, thanks to generous donations to the Cancer Funds of the Legacy Health Foundations. Thank you for supporting our work!