Yoga for All

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I'm happy to post this article because it can get buried in our newer content yet is one of a kind and such a good resource. Raquel's youtube channel is filled with yoga routines. I found a method I still use to loosen my neck by massaging my ears and hands. There's something for everyone patient and caregiver alike.


Raquel Jex Forsgren, Yoga Therapist C-IAYT, GRACE Faculty Living Yoga Therapy Chicago IL Specialties Certified Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT, and Resiliency Coach, Cancer and Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs, Chair Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Veterans with PTSD, and is a member of the International Yoga Therapist Association, Oncology Nursing Society, and Society for Integrative Oncology. Bachelor of Science in Biology and Microbiology, Graduate Work in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and over 25 years of experience in drug development and marketing in oncology, hematology, pain, and serious liver diseases. Raquel’s journey into yoga began in 2005 while living in New York. As a leader of teams in Oncology Pharmaceuticals, Raquel wanted to be better at interacting, supporting, and developing people and knew that one way to make serious change in her life would be to embrace yoga and all its philosophies.  After over a decade of personal yoga practice, teaching, and building resiliency, she evolved her career and began an intensive two-year yoga therapy training to interweave her Western Medicine expertise with Therapeutic Yoga to work in Integrative Medicine, as a Yoga Therapist. 

I joined GRACE as a caregiver for my husband who had a Pancoast tumor, NSCLC stage III in 2009. He had curative chemo/rads then it was believed he had a recurrence in the spine/oligometastasis that was radiated. He's 10 years out from treatment.