Make a difference.
Our teacher training programme will allow you to use your knowledge, your skills and your passion to help people to live better.
Yoga teachers: become certified to teach yoga to groups and individuals on the cancer journey.
Related health professionals: can enhance your knowledge base and incorporate yoga and mindfulness into your work.
Students of yoga: deepen your practice and share this powerful tool for transformation with loved ones.
NEXT COURSE DATES AND INVESTMENT:
8th - 10th November 2019 Yogalinda, Barcelona (18 hours training)
£215 until 1st August then £230
1st - 5th April 2020 Yogafurie, Bristol, UK (Full 40 hrs teacher training)
£75 discount for full payment upon booking - £675
Payment plan - £750
"I found the course really informative. It helped me to let go of some of my pre-conceived ideas of how to approach and work with people who are affected by cancer." - course participant
"Thank you so much for your support through this workshop. It has not only been a lesson from a yoga point of view but from a personal view too. You have inspired me to strive forward and see I can help people." - course participant
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Contact Morven and request your free Skype consultation.
YOGA FOR CANCER
TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME
Healing the Whole Person is a mindful, whole-person approach to yoga for people affected by cancer
1st - 5th April 2020
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 teacher training will provide you with in-depth knowledge of how yoga and mindfulness can help people to live better.
Healing the Whole Person is a heart-led, mindful approach to yoga for cancer, which means that it's based on the concepts of compassion and empathy and integrates the Buddhist mindfulness worldview. Mindfulness can be practised alongside yoga, or integrated into the practice, providing the practitioner with an accessible resource for coping with the physical and mental effects of cancer, diagnosis and treatment. Therapeutic applications of yoga enable the practitioner to increase their body awareness befriend the body, manage pain and strengthen the immune system, to name just a few beneﬁts.
"Morven is a committed and compassionate educator with a wealth of knowledge and expertise which she shares with love and kindness...I would recommend this course to anyone who wishes to work with cancer patients and their families" - course participant
You will learn to:
create unique holistic Yoga practices for the individual on the cancer journey
integrate people with cancer into your regular classes
design courses for groups and individuals on the cancer journey
apply Mindfulness concepts and techniques to your Yoga teaching
This Yoga training course is structured to engage and nurture all learning styles, with a focus on experiential learning.
Teacher to student presentation
Choice of peer to peer teaching practice or case study to gain final certification
You will assimilate the course content in a way that is meaningful and grounded in experience.
"The course materials are really useful and will give us exactly what we need to take the work out into the world" - course participant
"I loved the approach of experience together. Splitting out to smaller groups for a first discussion and then the optional sharing in the bigger group meant that we could bond easier, and also that we weren’t simply listening to a presentation but very much participated in the lesson discussions ourselves." - course participant
Trainees are encouraged to explore their own responses to life threatening illness and end-of-life. We’ll use Yoga 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.
design your own Yoga sequences for conditions commonly caused by cancer and its treatment
practise teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to your peer group
talk to Yoga practitioners who are on the cancer journey
When you have completed the course, you will have the confidence to share Yoga and Mindfulness with anyone on the cancer journey
For a detailed description of the course please take a look at the prospectus online.
Morven Hamilton SYT will teach 100% of the course
An 8 module course
40 hours Vocational Teacher Training (35 hours contact time)
The Healing Journey - Alastair Cunningham
Being with Dying - Joan Halifax
Mindfulness for Health - Vidyamala Burch
The Body Keeps the Score - Bessel Van der Kolk
Yoga for Cancer- Tari Prinster
Accreditation and Certification
You will be awarded your certificate upon satisfactory completion of homework and attendance of 35 hours contact time.
The course is accredited as Vocational Yoga Teacher Training by Yoga Alliance Professionals and as Further Education CPD with Yoga Alliance.
Professionals in related fields will receive affiliate accreditation and will be able to register with Yoga Alliance Professionals as an affiliate member.
Yoga teachers who have completed a 200hr teacher training course already will be able to join YAP as a full member.
For those interested in yoga therapy, this course will not qualify you as a yoga therapist.
Insurance is obtainable through Balens.
Published research and articles on yoga, meditation mindfulness, complementary therapy and cancer