Oct. 24th, Educational Seminar Held in Geneva, NY on Complementary Therapies, Breast & Gynecologic Cancer


Complementary Therapies Presentation


Join us for an evening educational seminar!
Complementary Therapies, Breast & Gynecologic Cancer


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:30pm


Geneva Public Library
244 Main Street
Geneva, NY

You can download a flyer for this event by clicking here.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration for the event is not required. 

This event is closed to the press to protect the privacy of attendees; however, press inquiries are welcome and can be directed to the Coalition’s Tracy Brown at tracy@bccr.org.

Note: We Share the Air! The Breast Cancer Coalition is a Scent Free Environment. We ask that all individuals, including guests and consumers, refrain from wearing scented products at our office, program locations, and events we host in the community.

About This Presentation

Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation… what other tools can be used in conjunction with these traditional methods for treating breast and gynecologic cancers? Complementary therapies are those used along with conventional medicine. Many can relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.

Join us as speakers Rick Lynch, Margaret Newland, and Mary Conley Sarratori discuss the benefits of complementary therapies.

Questions about this educational seminar? Please call Tracy Brown, Regional Programs & Outreach Director for the Breast Cancer Coalition, at 585-473-8177  or email tracy@bccr.org.

Rick Lynch
Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher
Finger Lakes Yoga Center

Instructor Rick LynchRick Lynch, E-RYT 500 (Registered Yoga Teacher with over 500 hours of training) is a Yoga teacher’s teacher. He has studied, practiced, and experienced Yoga for over 30 years with a focus in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar since 1985. He has trained – and still continues his study – with Francois Raoult and other senior teachers around the world.

Since 1989, Rick has taught locally and internationally, leading many trips to Thailand and India for Yoga vacations and retreats. He has conducted classes at Open Sky Yoga in Rochester since 1989, at his studio Finger Lakes Yoga in Canandaigua since 1993, and at Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua since 2000. Since 2007, Rick has co-evolved Yoga programs for Wegman’s.

Rick received his Meditation Teaching Mindfulness Certification with David Nichtern in 2016. He also leads the Coalition’s Mindfulness & Meditation classes in Canandaigua.

Margaret Newland
Registered Yoga Teacher
Studio Renew Yoga

Margaret NewlandWith her background in teaching yoga and stress reduction coupled with the study of human development, Margaret Newland has helped hundreds reduce the level of stress in their lives and discover healthier ways to live more fully.

Margaret has been an adjunct faculty member at Finger Lakes Community College since 1994 teaching Stress Reduction, Yoga and Health. She owns and operates Studio Renew Yoga in Geneva, NY and completed Essential and Advanced Teacher Training with Francois Raoult at Open Sky Yoga. Her educational background includes a degree in Biology from Cornell University and a Masters degree in Human Development from the University of Rochester. Margaret leads the Coalition’s Gentle Yoga classes in Geneva.

Mary Conley Sarratori, MSAOM, L.Ac
Acupuncturist, The Springs Integrative Medicine & Spa
Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic

Mary Conley SarratoriMary Sarratori is a 2002 graduate of Lycoming College where she received her B.A. in psychology specializing in elementary education. She is a 2011 graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at NYCC with a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Mary incorporates modern advances in acupuncture with the traditional medicine aspect that is over 2,000 years old. She is an avid researcher and has traveled to China to gain experience in the development of acupuncture within hospitals. Mary’s practice is focused in Traditional Chinese Medicine and treats a wide variety of conditions including pediatric concerns, pain management, fertility, and gynecology. Mary is also interested in acupuncture sports therapy. She incorporates Tuina (therapeutic medical massage), cupping, and Chinese herbs into her practice.

Our Community Co-Sponsors for this Educational Seminar

Thank you for your support!

Senator Pamela Helming
New York State 54th Senate District (website)

Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb
New York State 131st Assembly District (website)



Clifton Springs Hospital