YOGA FOR CANCER TEACHER TRAINING (40 HRS)
19th - 23rd May 2021 Yogafurie, Bristol, UK
Accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals
Yoga teachers: become certified 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
Our teacher training programme will allow you to use your knowledge, your skills and your passion to help people affected by cancer to live better.
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YOGA FOR CANCER
TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME
Healing the Whole Person is a mindful, whole-person approach to yoga for people affected by cancer
19th - 23rd May 2021
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 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.
You will learn to:
create unique holistic yoga programmes 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
compassionately hold space for those who are potentially in physical, emotional, mental and spiritual difficulty
explore your own personal responses to life-threatening illness and end of life.
Each day begins with a yoga practice with Morven, taken from the Healing the Whole Person six-week course.
Day 1: Exploring personal responses to cancer and its implications. Basic cancer biology and treatment. The immune system and yoga.
Day 2: Treatment side-effects and yoga practices to cope with them. Modifications. Creating class plans for individuals and groups.
Day 3: The impact of cancer on the whole person (body, mind, spirit and relationships). Restorative yoga. Patient Q and A with yoga practitioners who have had a diagnosis. Exploring identity and the cancer journey.
Day 4: Mindfulness for Health. Holding a safe and compassionate space. The importance of finding meaning. The Healing the Whole Person Approach in depth.
Day 5: Using Yoga nidra, mantra, visualisation and poetry in your class. Cultivating compassion. Business, marketing and ethics.
Course Structure - 5 days face to face
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
14th October 9.00 - 13.00 14.00 - 17.00
15th October 9.00 - 13.00 14.00 - 17.00
16th October 9.00 - 13.00 14.00 - 17.00
17th October 9.00 - 13.00 14.00 - 17.00
18th October 9.00 - 13.00 14.00 - 17.00
plus a follow up assignment of either an essay or a case study
"I attended this 40 hour CPD course with Morven Hamilton in May 2019. I wanted to be able to support those coming to my classes that maybe in treatment or post surgery / treatment. I believe yoga to be a very powerful healing modality for those whose lives have been impacted. Well I couldn't have chosen a better facilitator. The depth of knowledge shared left me able to meet my students exactly where they needed and I know feel totally confident to help anyone who walks into my class. Having lost my dad to cancer I really wanted to support those going through the journey an their carers. I cannot recommend this course or Morven any more highly. A great investment in yourself an your community" - K.N. course participant
"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
"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
"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
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 assignment and attendance of 35 hours contact time. If you do not complete your assignment you can request an attendance certificate provided you have attended 100% of the course.
The course is accredited as Specialised Yoga Teacher Training by Yoga Alliance Professionals
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