Getting through cancer treatments can be like going into a wind tunnel. On the other side you hope to look and feel like you did when you started. But you don’t. The only guarantee after diagnosis and treatments is that life is not the same. Cancer is a transformative experience.
As a yoga teacher, you know a yoga practice is also transformative. If properly used, it can be a way to reclaim life during and after cancer treatments. If taught with knowledge and compassion, it can modify the life-long side effects of cancer and cancer treatments.
As a responsible yoga teacher you ask:
What are the needs and concerns of a cancer patient/survivor? What do I need to be caution of in my teaching? What poses are most important? Are there poses to avoid? What are the specific benefits of yoga to cancer survivors? To create safe healing yoga experience, a teacher needs to know:
Life-long side effects of cancer treatments Limitations caused by surgeries Common fears held by cancer survivors about doing yoga.
The y4c Cancer Survivor Teacher Training will give you a better understanding of the physical and emotional needs of cancer survivors. And some knowledge of the science behind the yoga benefits to cancer survivors.
y4c for Cancer Survivors is not yoga for one-size-fits-all. Nor is it just a gentle yoga class. It is a specialized training for experienced teachers seeking to learn how to design a healing class for survivors that addresses specific physical conditions, inspires hope, invites curiosity and gives emotional support by creating a fun and nurturing community.
y4c for Cancer Survivors Teacher Training is a 45 hour CEU with Yoga Alliance and applicable to most 500 advanced teacher trainings. Yoga teacher certified at the 200 hour level from any lineage are eligible.
If you are inspired to extend your teaching practice and want to offer safe, caring yoga classes, private or group, to cancer survivors, find a training workshop convenient for you and apply now.