Check Yo’Self - A Yoga & Self-Exam Workshop for Women
Led by Larkin Silverman & Dr. Dana Shanis
Date: Thursday, October 25th
Time: 6:45 - 8:15 PM
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
60 Minute Slow Yoga Flow led by Larkin Silverman, followed by an Info Session led by Dr. Dana Shanis
Donation Based - all proceeds go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Suggested donation $15.
Join us on Saturday, October 6th for “Check Yo’Self” Workshop, featuring a slow and empowering vinyasa flow class led by Lumos Co-Founder Larkin Silverman, followed by a guided breast self-examination and info session led by Board Certified Gynecologist Dr. Dana Shanis.
"Check Yo’Self" began as a fundraiser for a close friend of Larkin’s who was diagnosed with breast cancer just over a year ago. She found her own lump during a routine self-exam, and her treatment team credits her for saving her own life. They say it was the smallest lump any patient had ever self-discovered from manual palpitation, rather than a routine mammogram screening. She handled everything with so much grace and determination, and made it her mission to empower women to check themselves, so this workshop is a continuation of her mission.
This year’s edition will continue spreading the importance of routine and empowered self-examinations, but allocate any generated funds to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. The info session will teach the group how to perform examinations, what to look for, and go over the importance of the practice.
About Dr. Dana Shanis
Dana Shanis M.D. is a Board Certified Ob/gyn at Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center and a researcher at the National Institutes of Health. She was previously at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she honed her procedural skills, and was active in medical student and resident education.
Dr. Shanis received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She attended fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, where she studied the gynecologic care of cancer survivors and other medically-complicated women. Since fellowship, Dr. Shanis has remained involved in her research, publishing articles and presenting at meetings and conferences across the country. In 2011, she was honored with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Cervical Cancer Prevention Award for her work with cancer survivors. She has also received the Vitals' Patient Choice Award in 2015, 2017 and 2018 and Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 2017 and 2018.
Dr. Shanis feels lucky to be able to provide individualized care to women through all stages of life and strives to educate and empower each patient to be active in her healthcare decisions.