Morven is a registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance Professionals.

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Morven Hamilton: 07938 889028

14 Kensington Road, BS23 3QS

 "I feel so much more prepared to teach cancer students than I was prior to the course. Thank you for that gift... "


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.


8th - 10th November 2019 Yogalinda, Barcelona (18 hours training)

£215 until 1st August then £230

Learn more about the 18 hrs course

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

Want to know more about our teacher training? Take the next step with confidence...





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

  • Led practice,

  • Discussion,

  • Enactment,

  • 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.

Course features:

  • 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.  

Prospectus PDF


Course leader:

Morven Hamilton SYT will teach 100% of the course

An 8 module course

40 hours Vocational Teacher Training (35 hours contact time)

Recommended Reading:

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

​View course policy documents

View Trainee Code of Conduct

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.