Healing the Whole Person is a holistic, whole-person approach to yoga and mindfulness for cancer
Our Yoga for Cancer CPD and Teacher Training courses will give you a grounding in the diverse aspects of working with those on the cancer journey.
You will understand the psychological, emotional and physical reality of cancer, so that you can share yoga therapy in a way that is physically and emotionally safe for the attendees.
You will also learn specialised therapeutic movement for common physical limitations caused by the illness or by the treatment. This includes pain management techniques and therapeutic applications of other facets of yoga practice. Our aim is to serve the whole person - body, mind, spirit and relationships.
This course is applicable to working with cancer and other life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses.
On completing the course, you will be competent at sharing yoga safely and compassionately with anyone affected by cancer.
Is this for me?
The Healing the Whole Person Yoga for Cancer CPD and Training courses are available to:
qualified yoga teachers
professionals in related fields such as nursing, hospice care, psychotherapy and physiotherapy
serious students of yoga
What We Offer
Course leader Morven Hamilton
The Healing the Whole Person Yoga for Cancer course is designed, written and led by YAP accredited senior yoga teacher and breast cancer survivor Morven Hamilton.
Morven has been teaching yoga since 2008, specialising in yoga therapy. She is also a trained Mindfulness teacher.
She developed the Healing the Whole Person approach to Yoga for Cancer between 2010 and 2016 while working as yoga teacher and course facilitator at Penny Brohn Cancer Care, the UK's leading complimentary cancer care centre.
In 2019, Morven was diagnosed with breast cancer and received treatment in 2020.
A Whole Person Approach
A whole-person approach to yoga is a way of honouring personhood as body, mind, spirit and relationships, as opposed to a body-based approach. Diagnosis affects all areas of life, from mental and physical health to financial and relationship health. The whole-person approach draws on the deepest teachings of yoga and its scientifically proven techniques which promote healing on all levels of being.
The programme is based on a modified version of Hatha yoga, with therapeutic application in mind. Please note that our courses do not qualify you as a a yoga therapist.
Mindfulness for Health is incorporated into this programme to help cultivate a healthy mindset and develop pain management skills.
The course is created and delivered by Morven Hamilton, course leader, founder of Yoga by Nature and breast cancer survivor.
ready-made six-week Yoga for Cancer course
comprehensive training manual
Mindfulness for Health
Ongoing support and mentoring
Attend an open course to develop your individual skills or arrange an in-house training. In-house training courses can be tailored to your needs.
Benefits of Yoga for Cancer
Better quality of life
Improved sleep and mood
Improved mobility and physical ease
A positive relationship with your body
Coping strategies for difficult times
3 to 5 days face to face or online
Courses run weekdays 9am - 5pm with lunch breaks.