Yoga for Cancer Weekend Intensives (12 hrs)
This weekend immersion for 200-hour yoga teachers and health care practitioners teaches the theory and practice of yoga therapy for cancer patients and survivors and how both active and contemplative practices can help ease treatment side-effects. Learn about the anatomy of cancer and how yoga helps the strengthen the immune system. How to adapt common asanas for patients in active treatment, what is safe and what should be avoided. As well as contemplative practices that bolster emotional and spiritual wells-being including mudra (hand gestures), pranayama (breathing), mantra (chanting and sound), sankalpa (intention), and yoga nidra (guided relaxation).
Healing Yoga for Cancer Training (24 hrs)
This two weekend training is for 200-hour yoga teachers and health care practitioners who wish to learn the theory and practice of yoga therapy for cancer patients and survivors. In this two part 24-hour training, you will learn how to guide your students through this life-changing healing journey. Training will include evidence-informed yoga protocol from the Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivorship (HYCS) research study (sponsored by the Cancer Support Community and Piedmont Yoga Community in 2014) The training is split into two weekend modules (Friday-Sunday). Become a certified HYCS Teacher and bring this compassionate, adaptive training into your community.
Cancer & Physical Practices
October 4-6, 2019
Friday & Saturday, 2:00-6:00 pm and Sunday, 1:00-5:00 pm
Cancer Support Community, 3276 McNutt Avenue, Walnut Creek CA
Fee: $325 by 8/1, $350 after
Learn how to adapt common asana for patients in active treatment, what is safe and what should be avoided. The anatomy of cancer and the immune system and the effect of stress on the immune system and how yoga helps. Gentle active and restorative asana that strengthen the immune system and counteract the side effects from cancer treatment to improve patients’ and survivors’ quality of life. How to best incorporate these practices into your own classes and customize the protocol for working with private clients.
Cancer & Subtle Practices
2020 Dates TBD
Learn how to incorporate subtle practices in to your teaching and client work. How cancer affects the subtle body, including the impact it has on the koshas and chakras. Emphasis on the subtle practices, mudra (hand gestures), pranayama (breathing), mantra (chanting and sound), sankslpa (intention), and yoga nidra (guided relaxation), that strengthen the immune system and counteract treatment side-effects from cancer treatment to improve patients’ and survivors’ quality of life. How to support emotional processing when it arises in your students. How to best incorporate these practices into your own classes and customize the protocol for working with private clients.
12 hours with Cheryl is almost equivalent to a 200 teacher training, with Cheryl wearing all the hats! She is endlessly knowledgeable and experienced with all of the information she is presenting. She is an engaging, credible, professional and fun presenter/person. Her talents are endless! This course was thorough, brimming with information and the handouts were extremely comprehensive. Thank you Cheryl!!! - Sallie Moran, Walnut Creek CA, 2018
We are so fortunate to have Cheryl’s deep wisdom and many years of experience offered as a practical course to be shared. I received so much out of this training- practices and information I share directly with the students at the Cancer Support Community in Santa Rosa. They’ve responded with so much positive feedback about how the yoga is helping them cope with their illness. This is my second training and I look forward to what Cheryl and PYC will offer in the future. - Sarah Jeness, Walnut Creek CA, 2017