7th October 2020 - 11th October 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Therapeutic yoga is increasingly recognised for its value for individuals with cancer whether they are undergoing treatment or in remission. Research and a multitude of clinical reports find that therapeutic yoga reduces fatigue, improves mood, reduces pain, improves quality of life, and provides necessary skills for improving well-being for those who are in remission. As a gentle, adaptable practice that provides group support and enhances the mind-body connection yoga is now offered in various hospitals that specialise in cancer care, most notably, the world-renowned MD Anderson.
In the UK alone over 2.5 million people in the UK are living with cancer with figures predicted to rise to 4 million by 2030. Yoga teachers and yoga therapists with proper training can play an important role in integrative care for cancer patients.
Join Julie Robinson, an experienced teacher in the field of therapeutic yoga for cancer for highly compassionate, evidence-based, and holistic approach to employing yoga for those with cancer.
What will you learn:
- An overview of cancer including: how it is defined, causes, risk factors, prevalence, and common treatments.
- How cancer influences the whole person and how yoga therapy can in turn offer a whole person approach to healing.
- Side effects of cancer and cancer treatments; and how yoga may offer value in mitigating these.
- Practical cancer appropriate yoga sessions developed by Julie for the 4 most common cancers in the uk, breast, lung, prostate and colo-rectal
- Risks and precautions associated when teaching yoga asana and pranayama for cancer at all stages of the disease
- Appropriate practices during treatment for maintaining wellbeing
- Appropriate practices for rebuilding strength after cancer
- Using Yoga Nidra, restorative practices and relaxation tools to support during cancer
- Ethics and challenges for teachers and therapists working with cancer
- Self-care for yoga teachers and yoga therapists working with cancer. importance of self-care and supervision for the teacher/ therapist
- Useful resources and research references to support further knowledge