cancer immersions & intensives
training & continuing education for yoga teachers
Join Cheryl Fenner Brown, C-IAYT and cancer specialist for this 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).
Intro to Healing Yoga for Cancer Training
Sunday, December 3, 2023
PART ONE FOR TEACHERS: 1:00-3:00 pm EST, $40
PART TWO FOR PATIENTS & SURVIVORS: 4:00-6:00 pm EST, FREE
Join integrative yoga therapist Cheryl Fenner Brown, C-IAYT, an expert teacher trainer in yoga therapy for cancer. This workshop introduces how yoga therapy improves well-being and mitigates side effects for patients and survivors.
TEACHERS ATTEND BOTH PARTS (1:00-3:00 pm EST): We invite yoga teachers interested in working with this population to learn a brief anatomy of cancer and how yoga helps strengthen the immune system. Also, why certain yoga practices are safe for patients and others should be avoided. Then, enjoy a Q&A session with Cheryl about working with cancer patients and the 60-hour Healing Yoga for Cancer Certification Training scheduled for 2024.
PATIENTS & SURVIVORS ATTEND PART TWO (4:00-6:00 pm EST): We invite cancer patients and survivors to join us and practice an evidence-informed yoga protocol from Cheryl's Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivorship (HYCS) feasibility study taught by a yoga therapist with 18 years of experience in the field. You will learn poses (asana), hand gestures (mudra), and breathing (pranayama) that mitigate common treatment side effects such as lymphedema, cancer-related fatigue, digestive distress, anxiety, and insomnia. You will also receive a recorded guided meditation (yoga nidra) to listen to later.