Cancer Immersions (12-hrs)
Training & Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers
Join Cheryl Fenner Brown, C-IAYT and cancer specialist for an intensive training where you will learn how to bring the life-affirming practices of yoga to cancer patients and survivors. This weekend immersion for 200-hr yoga teachers includes a well-rounded look at restorative and gently active asana (poses), mudra (hand gestures), pranayama (breathing), mantra (chanting and sound), sankalpa (intention), and yoga nidra (guided relaxation). You will learn:
- The anatomy of cancer and how yoga helps strengthen the immune system
- The effect of stress on the immunity along with physical and contemplative practices that reduce stress
- What types of practices are safe for patients in treatment and what should be avoided
- On-the-mat protocols for some of the most common cancer treatment side effects, including lymphedema, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, neuropathy, brain fog, and digestive distress.
- Evidence-informed yoga protocol from the Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivorship (HYCS) feasibility study
- The basics of Yoga Nidra and a sample script for those receiving treatment
- Case study group work with real life examples
- A discussion on how to take this work into your community
Hybrid Zoom or In-Person Training (10 hrs):
SUN & MOON STUDIO, Arlington VA
Friday, September 24, 2021 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sunday, September, 26, 2021 from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Yoga for Cancer Immersion
Weekend training for teachers and caregivers
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 focuses on how both active and contemplative practices can help ease treatment side-effects.
Learn about the anatomy of cancer and how yoga helps strengthen the immune system, how to adapt common asanas for patients in active treatment, what is safe and what should be avoided. Also included are contemplative practices that bolster emotional and spiritual well-being including mudra (hand gestures), pranayama (breathing), mantra (chanting and sound), sankalpa (intention), and yoga nidra (guided relaxation).
* Recordings will be made available after the training in case you need to miss some Zoom sessions.
What Teachers Have to Say
As a teacher, I have studied under Cheryl and I can't recommend her highly enough. I wish we'd had someone like Cheryl in our lives when my husband was in treatment for cancer, she is so knowledgeable and compassionate. If you are in treatment, recovery or have any kind of limitation and think you can't do yoga, she is the teacher for you! - Tiffany Cole Candiotti, Apex, NC, 2020.
Cheryl is a teacher's teacher as well as for new students. Her knowledge and experience in working with cancer patients is presented with such expertise and I might add warmth, I felt so much gratitude. Her work leaves you with a wealth of practices presented in a organized and thoughtful manner. I have taken other nationally well known courses but preferred Cheryl's philosophy more. I have worked with a few private students who had developed breast cancer during the course of our time together I used many of the techniques, practices,and philosophies I have learned thru Cheryl's work. She is a gem with the energy of a lioness. - Lynne Dreyer, Arlington, VA, 2020
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
The Subtle Practices weekend was full of valuable information, all of which I was able to immediately incorporate into my classes and with private students. This training definitely up-leveled my understanding and offerings as a teacher. - Tiffany C, Raleigh, 2018
I completed a weekend of training for yoga teachers with Cheryl. I've been teaching yoga for many years but one is never too old to learn. Cheryl is an exceptional teacher. She has changed some of the ways I teach. Regardless of which class a student takes, anyone would benefit from her instruction. -Alan Ennis, Durham, NC, 2020
The Course Cancer & Physical Practices as written and presented by Cheryl offers current viable, mindful and caring approach to instructors helping cancer patients. Cheryl’s educational course offers an understanding for the anatomy of cancer, how to boost the immune system, how to approach inflammation in the body with research protocol, stress reducing techniques and much, much more. As a cancer survivor and yoga instructor I learned exponentially... and now having a deeper understanding and appreciation for the dynamics of mindfully helping students and practitioners benefiting in the resultant joys of such practice applications for all. Thank you, kindly! - Brett Mehringer., Walnut Creek, CA, 2019
I truly appreciated your course and you personally as a trainer. You “know your stuff!” My students loved learning new poses and the tidbits I sprinkled through the class, as I find science based teaching effective and so did they! - Dawn Rudluff, Walnut Creek, CA 2019
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 Jenness, Walnut Creek, CA, 2017