How do I join?

Joining ywca encore is easy

How to enrol

For medical reasons, you will need to be enrolled to participate in ywca encore.

To enrol please please email, freecall 1800 305 150 (a free call from most fixed lines in Australia) or text 0449 904 011

We will contact you to proganise enrolment so please indicate your preferred method of contact when registering your interest.

Medical consent

You will need consent from your medical practitioner (GP, surgeon or treating specialist) to enrol in ywca encore.

The ywca encore enrolment pack will give you information about getting your medical practitioner's consent.

Yoga For Women After Breast Cancer DVD

An integrated yoga practice hs been shown to be beneficial to women who have had treatment for Breast Cancer. This DVD produced by Annete Louden consists of two 1 hour lessons incorporating breathing techniques, postures and relaxation and concludes with a candle meditation. Variations of postures are incldued to cater for women with alltypes of health issues including lymphoedema. 

Cost: $25

To purchase please email your request to 


In the past 30 years approximately 10,000 women around Australia have completed the ywca encore program.

History of YWCA Encore


ywca encore was originally developed in the USA in the 1970s by a ballet teacher who had experienced breast cancer and saw the need to help other women with similar experiences to rebuild their physical and emotional strength. The program was set up and expanded through YWCA USA.

ywca encore came to Australia in 1983 and 2013 sees ywca encore celebrate 30 years in Australia. The ywca encore program also operates in New Zealand, Canada and Japan.






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