Complimentary yoga for people undergoing cancer treatment kicks off Monday at Drew Patrick Spa in Bay Shore, in partnership with the Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation.

The launch of the weekly “Mondays at Drew Patrick” program will be marked by a special ribbon-cutting ceremony from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, May 1, at the West Main Street spa and wellness center. The event is free and open to the public.

The night will also feature a special screening of the Academy Award-nominated HBO short documentary, Mondays at Racine (trailer below).

The founders of the Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation, Cynthia Sansone and Rachel DeMolfetto, will be on-hand for a short Q&A session after the screening.

“With Mondays at Racine, women are able to go to the [spa] on Mondays, when the store is closed; they’re just among one other and they can feel comfortable,” explained Corinne O’Hara, Drew Patrick’s marketing manager. “It’s such a nurturing environment.”

The yoga is an extension of that concept, explained O’Hara and Drew Patrick’s president, Drew Patrick Allt.

“We’ve been a supporter of Mondays at Racine for years,” Allt said. “We had learned they were doing yoga, specifically. And later Cynthia reached out and asked if we would be interested and we just jumped at the offer.”

Complimentary yoga for people undergoing cancer treatment will also be offered on Wednesdays at Drew Patrick, located at 128 West Main Street.

The first official Mondays at Drew Patrick yoga class starts on Monday, May 8, at 3 p.m.

Just like at the Racine Salon & Spa in Islip, the building will be closed Mondays, and those doing yoga will have the place to themselves.

And they can stay as long as they like.

The classes are instructed by Maryellen Winter, will will also be on hand at Monday’s kickoff event.

“The services provided by Racine benefit so many people whose lives have been disrupted by cancer,” Allt said. “We are thankful to be able to share in their vision and provide yoga to people on their healing journey.”

For more information about the Mondays at Drew Patrick program please contact Maryellen Winter at Drew Patrick Spa at (631) 806-6225.

Mondays at Racine—Official Trailer from Cynthia Wade on Vimeo.