ywca encore supporters

ywca encore is supported by a number of partners. 


National partners

ywca encore has a long-standing relationship with Avon Australia.                                 

We are open to developing relationships with additional partners.

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State and territory partnerships

New South Wales

ywca encore programs in NSW are funded by NSW Government, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.


Western Australia

ywca encore programs in WA are funded by Government of Western Australia, Department of Health.



ywca encore programs in the Victoria are funded by A Pink Affair and local fundraising.


Northern Territory  

ywca encore programs in the Northern Territory are funded by Dragons Abreast.


Prostrate and Breast Cancer Foundation funds individual ywca encore programs at locations in Australia.



Some of the local ywca encore programs are supported by committed volunteers who devote their time and energy so that more women can benefit from the program. YWCA Australia would like to acknowledge and thank those volunteers for their work.

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 info@ywcansw.com.au 


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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