Our Next Certification Program is Coming up in February!

Level 1: Yoga in Cancer Treatment and Recovery with Jnani Chapman
Part 1: February 4-6, 2016, 9-6 pm
Part 2: February 7-9, 2016, 9-6 pm
TriYoga Boston
Waltham, MA

This course presents a research-based, conceptual framework for adapting Yoga practices to the varied and specific needs of people at any stage of cancer including recovery and end of life.
It covers the pathophysiology of cancer, the different types of cancer, cancer staging, grading, and metastases. The different types of cancer treatments are covered, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, and targeted and hormonal therapy. Participants will gain a good understanding of the common side effects those in treatment and recovery may experience, including lymphedema, fatigue, pain, nausea, neuropathy, menopause, osteoporosis, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, and grief. This understanding will help guide the creation of a safe and enjoyable practice for those in cancer treatment and recovery.

You will learn: 

  • The pathophysiology of cancer, the different types of cancer, cancer staging and grading, metastases
  • The common presenting psychosocial issues
  • Cancer treatments – e.g., surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, and targeted and hormonal therapy
  • Common side effects – e.g. lymphedema, fatigue, pain, nausea, neuropathy, menopause, osteoporosis, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, and grief
  • Adaptations in Yoga postures and movement, breathing practices, relaxation techniques, and imagery for people with cancer
  • How the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali apply to illness and disease, while simultaneously examining death, dying, and end-of-life issues

Yoga Therapy practices you will experience:

  • Moving, stretching & holding postures: ASANA
  • Yoga breathing practices: PRANAYAMA & KRIYA
  • Relaxation techniques: YOGA NIDRA
  • Conscious guided imagery: PRATAHARA/ PRATIPAKSHA BHAVANA
  • Yoga meditation techniques: DHYANA
  • Chanting & vocalizing: JAPA
  • And an overview of yoga philosophy: RAJA

Who should attend: Yoga therapists, yoga teachers studying or interested in yoga therapy, health care providers.

This course counts towards 24 contact hours in IAYT competency 2.1.3 Common Pathologies

Fee:  Part 1: $430
          Part 2: $360
          Parts 1 and 2:  $720

> For more about this event, please contact us at (718) 490-7125 or drop us an email.
To register for this event, visit triyogaboston.org.

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.

Read the wonderful Q&A with Jnani in Yoga City magazine:
http://www.yogacitynyc.com

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


April 8-10, 2016

Meet YCAT teachers from medical settings around the country who provide underlying clinical evidence for Yoga in wellness and healing.
Roslyn Retreat Center
Richmond, Virginia

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Yoga Therapy

A 6-week course for people in cancer treatment and post-treatment, by certified Integral Yoga and YCat Yoga Therapy Teachers. This course is designed to reduce stress and improve coping during and after cancer treatment. They are based in Yoga and cancer research and clinical evidence.
> More about YCat Yoga Therapy

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 Trainings

February 4–9, 2016
Level 1: Yoga in Cancer Treatment and Recovery with Jnani Chapman
TriYoga Boston
Waltham, MA

> For more information about this event, please contact us at (718) 490-7125, drop us an email or visit triyogaboston.org.

yogaville
March 11-20, 2016

Level 1: Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness

Yogaville Satchidananda Ashram
Buckingham, VA
> To apply to attend this training, download the application at yogaville.org.


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About the Instructors:

 Yoga-Therapy-in-Cancer-2-210x252Sandra Gilbert, BA, RYT 500, E-RYT 200 is the most senior YCat Yoga Therapy faculty member and is the senior trainer and qualifier for the full 300 hour YCat all levels training.  She is a highly recognized Integral Yoga teacher, with advanced training certificates in Stress Management, Integrative and Mind/body therapies, and Patient Navigation.

Sandra has offered Yoga therapy and like programs at many centers, including Romemu, Omega Institute, and the Center for Mind Body Medicine in WDC. She has also taught YCAT for the Mount Sinai Breast Health Resource Center and the NYC Ruttenberg Oncology infusion center.

Sandra currently teaches in Yoga research at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, in employee health for HCA (Hospital Corporation of America), at St. Mary’s Retreat Center in Sewanee, TN. She has a passion for educating and empowering students and other teachers, and for creating a safe, compassionate space to explore healing through Yoga.

 Stella SnyderStella Snyder is a YCat Yoga therapist with an oncology focus. She has staffed YCat Yoga Therapy since earning her YCat 300-hour certificate in 2015.

She received her master’s degree in biology in 2014, and presents the cellular biology and pathophysiology units for the YCat level one trainings. She unpacks the physiology of systems in the body and the ways that Yoga supports healing in a memorable, accessible way.

Stella received her 500-hour Yoga teaching certificate from Dani McQuire at Pranayoga Institute of Yoga and Holistic Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She practices Yoga therapy for the infusion centers of IU Simon and Eskenazi Hospitals in Indianapolis and teaches weekly classes for the Little Red Door cancer agency.

Vimala Nora PozziVimala Nora Pozzi, E-RYT 500, PRYT, is Director of the Integral Yoga Center of Richmond, VA. A senior YCat faculty member, Vimala teaches Raja Yoga at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville.

She is also a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist and Certified Group Facilitator, as well as a Reiki Master. Vimala has been an invited speaker and presenter at many yoga conferences and events. She teaches and lectures nationally and internationally in English and Spanish.

> To apply to attend this training, download the application at yogaville.org.