Pru Life UK supports yoga for breast cancer care

Pru Life UK, the country’s pioneer and market-leader in investment-linked life insurance products, has teamed up with Ortigas Center–based Core Yoga to promote yoga for breast cancer care recovery.

Breast cancer is now the most common cancer – overtaking lung cancer – in the Philippines. Statistics show that 3 out of every 100 Filipina are likely to develop breast cancer. While standard breast cancer treatments – surgery, chemotherapy and radiation – are improving in efficacy, they tend to leave patients extremely tired and unable to sleep thus affecting their quality of life.

“Yoga helps breast cancer patients in various ways – it increases strength, lifts moods, and lessens stress. Pru Life UK wants to support greater awareness for this kind of care,” said Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Belle Tiongco.

Camille Kittrell, a United States-based pioneer and advocate of using yoga to help survivors return to leading vibrant, healthy lives, will be conducting her Yoga for Breast Cancer Recovery & Beyond® Teacher Training at the Core Yoga studio on October 20– 22, 2012. This unique program will certify individuals to work with breast cancer survivors in a holistic way. Kittrell is widely recognized across the Boston medical community for her work. Graduates of her training have gone on to establish programs at hospitals in both the US and Canada.

The program is designed for yoga teachers, physical therapists, rehabilitation professionals and hospitals who want to create their own programs for breast cancer survivors.

Core Yoga Studio Director Rosemarie Ordinario said, “Yoga is a powerful tool for bringing people back to health. At Core Yoga, we are amazed at the variety of people we are able to help: athletes, breast cancer survivors, teens, people dealing with knee replacements, high blood pressure, obesity or poor flexibility. They all end up seeing the benefits of practicing in just a short time”.

To join classes at Core Yoga or find out about their KidzYoga or breast cancer certification programs, visit them at 1504 AIC Burgundy Tower (right across from Robinson’s Galleria), ADB Avenue corner Garnet Road, Ortigas Center. They can be reached at 576-3756 and 576-3857. You can also visit www.coreyogaasia.com for more details.

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Established in 1996, Pru Life UK is a subsidiary of British financial services giant Prudential plc. Pru Life UK is the pioneer and current market leader of unit-linked or investment-linked life insurance products, and is one of the first life insurance companies approved to market US dollar-denominated unit-linked policies in the country. Pru Life UK is a life insurance company and is not engaged in the business of selling pre-need plans.

Prudential plc has an extensive network of life insurance and mutual funds operations around the world, active in the United Kingdom (UK), Europe, the United States (US) and 13 markets in Asia. It has 26 million customers worldwide and manages £351 billion of assets as of 31 December 2011.

Prudential plc is a United Kingdom-registered company. Pru Life UK and Prudential plc are not affiliated with Prudential Financial, Inc. (a US-registered company), Philippine Prudential Life Insurance Company, Prudentialife Plans, Inc. or Prudential Guarantee and Assurance, Inc. (all Philippine-registered companies).

 

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