Online Yoga for Cancer Course
A whole-person approach to yoga for people affected by cancer.
Book before MARCH 27th 2021 to receive your £30 discount.
Online Yoga for Cancer Course
Learn to teach yoga to groups and individuals on the cancer journey.
Related health professionals:
Enhance your knowledge base and incorporate yoga and mindfulness into your work. (Holistic practitioners, healthcare professionals, social or spiritual care provider and similar)
Students of yoga: Deepen your practice and share this powerful tool for transformation with loved ones.
Healing the Whole Person is a mindful, whole-person approach to yoga for people affected by cancer
If you’re looking for a way to evolve your skill set, develop a specialism or deepen your understanding of yoga, the Healing the Whole Person CPD course will provide you with experiential, in-depth knowledge of how you can help people to live better with cancer.
The course is also suitable for those looking to work with people with other long-term or life-threatening illnesses. The course is designed, written and led by Morven Hamilton, a YAP accredited Senior Yoga Teacher and breast cancer survivor.
The focus of this course is on experiential learning. Each week we will explore various practices that can be beneficial for certain people on the cancer journey. We will identify difficulties that people can face either physically, mentally or emotionally and explore the benefits of practices that can alleviate suffering and promote wellbeing, moving from surviving to thriving.
Each week you will be given self-study to do during the course of the week. Assignments will include creating specialised sequences, doing experiential work, personal reflection and journalling.
This yoga training course is structured to engage and nurture all learning styles, with a focus on experiential learning. You will assimilate the course content in a way that is meaningful and grounded in experience.
We’ll use props to recreate some of the physical movement restrictions that patients often suffer. Through this and other course elements, you’ll be encouraged in your own personal transformation towards an embodied understanding of the person with cancer.
Presentation (teacher to student and peer to peer)
Peer to peer teaching practice
Week 1: The basic anatomy and physiology of cancer and the principal cancer treatments. Exploring personal responses to cancer
Week 2: The physical effects of cancer and its treatment.
An in-depth look at our immune system and how yoga can affect our immunity
Week 3: Adapting yoga asana for people affected by cancer part 1. Modifications and adaptations
Week 4: Adapting yoga asana for people affected by cancer part 2. Creating holistic, specialised yoga sequences for people affected by cancer
Week 5: An introduction to Mindfulness for Health.
Key Mindfulness concepts and practices. How to tailor Mindfulness to those with life-threatening illness and pain
Week 6: Teaching practice - teach a short yoga for cancer practice to the group
Week 7: Relationship, identity and yoga.
Understanding the broader impact of cancer on the individual and their community. Connection to spirit
Week 8 : Holding space with compassion and loving awareness.
Dealing with loss.
This course does not qualify you to be an accredited yoga for cancer teacher or a yoga therapist. It is a course intended to equip you to integrate people with cancer into your yoga classes or to share yoga informally with others.
For the Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited training, please visit the 40 hour Healing the Whole Person Yoga for Cancer Training page here.
PAYMENT & EARLY BIRD OFFERS
Example daily schedule
08:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 10.00
10:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:45
16:45 - 17:00
YOGA TECHNIQUES & MINDFULNESS
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY
METHODOLOGY / LIFESTYLE / ETHICS
TECHNIQUE & PRACTICUM
Postural Hatha yoga, relaxation and meditation.
A group check-in to set the intention for the day ahead.
Asana, pranayama, kriya, bhanda, mantra, mudra, meditation.
Anatomy in action & applied philosophy, lifestyle and ethics.
A chance to nourish, relax and refresh together.
Yoga on and off the mat, sequencing, postural applications.
Teaching & practice with peers in small groups.
Space to share and meditate
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Policy & Procedure
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Code of Conduct
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"This course was one of the most powerful and empowering experiences of my life. I found the holistic approach enlightening and thought provoking and I felt very supported in exploring some big topics and ideas for myself. While I now feel confident to teach yoga, this course hasn’t just facilitated an ability to teach yoga; it has truly developed a bedrock for my whole life."
Jess - 200 hour training graduate