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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 1832515, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1832515
Research Article

Yoga Helps Put the Pieces Back Together: A Qualitative Exploration of a Community-Based Yoga Program for Cancer Survivors

1Department of Behavioral Health & Nutrition, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
2Department of Human Development & Family Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
3School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
4Graduate School of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
5Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
6Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
7Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB, Canada

Received 27 May 2016; Revised 29 September 2016; Accepted 5 October 2016

Academic Editor: Amie Steel

Copyright © 2016 Michael J. Mackenzie et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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