About YCat

Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness (YCat) is a professional, three-level certification program designed to train health professionals and experienced Yoga teachers to work safely with cancer patients at any stage of illness as well as people with stable chronic illness.

The goal of this program is to enable Yoga teachers to adapt traditional Yoga practices to meet the physiological and psychological needs of this population and to communicate effectively with medical personnel. At the completion of the program, Yoga teachers will be qualified to design and implement in and out patient wellness/stress management-based programs for people with cancer and chronic illness.

Participants receive certificates of attendance for each level completed and at the completion of all three levels graduates receive training certification in this specialty.

Wellness Retreats

The YCat Wellness Retreat provides comprehensive instruction and education: Learn and experience each aspect of YCat Yoga Therapy including: Movement exploration, Breathing practice, Guided Imagery, Relaxation, Meditation, Prayer and Sound in healing. This retreat can be a transforming process for people with cancer and chronic illness; with an all-inclusive program of physical healing-movement exploration and breathing practice, emotional healing-relaxation and sound, and spiritual healing-meditation and prayer.
More about the Wellness Retreats

Upcoming Retreats

RoslynApril 9-12, 2015
Come & meet YCat teachers from medical settings around the country who provide underlying clinical evidence for Yoga in wellness & healing.
Roslyn Retreat Center
Richmond, Virginia

st-marys-3May 20-24, 2015
Experience the benefits of Yoga Therapy adapted to each participant’s individual needs.
St. Mary’s Retreat Center
Nashville/Sewanee, Tennessee

 

Teacher Certification Program

YCat: Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness is a professional, three-level certification program designed to train health professionals and experienced Yoga teachers to work safely with cancer patients at any stage of illness as well as people with stable chronic illness.
More about the Teacher Certification Program

Upcoming Training
yogavilleLevel 1:
May 7-17, 2015
Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville
Buckingham, VA
> For more about this event, please contact us at (800) 858-9642 or drop us an email.

st-marysLevel 3:
May 20-24, 2015
St. Mary’s Retreat Center
Nashville/Sewanee, TN
> For more about this event, please contact us at (718) 490-7125 or drop us an email.