Survivor Retreats

Yoga Retreat March 2014
Breath of Spring Yoga Retreat  |  Thursday 20 –  Sunday 23 March 2014

Has your life been disrupted by cancer?  The Breath of Spring Retreat is a great opportunity to learn and practice gentle Yoga techniques to support healing for people recovering and in cancer treatment.

Experienced Yoga instructors will guide you in an integrated and personal Yoga approach that may reduce side effects and secondary issues like insomnia, anxiety and pain.  All Yoga teachers are highly trained and enrolled in advanced Yoga therapy studies.  They will work individually with you to personalize the experience for your maximum benefit.  In a small group of participants, you will learn:

  • Yoga postures and movements adapted to all abilities
  • Breathing practices and deep relaxation techniques
  • Meditation and guided imagery
  • Sound vibrations, mantra, and chanting
  • Fundamentals of Yoga philosophy

Renowned yoga teacher and nurse, Jnani Chapman, RN, BSN, E-RYT-500, is a leader in Yoga therapy, with over twenty-five years of experience.  Chapman specializes in training Yoga teachers and other health professionals to work with people with cancer and chronic illness with Yoga therapy.  Chapman also works with Dean Ornish, MD, Commonweal and the Smith Center and she has led national Yoga organizations.  She is on faculty for many Yoga therapy trainings and is a co-principal investigator on several research projects using the YCat curriculum that she developed.

For the first time since cancer treatment I felt as if I owned my body again, and that I could be happy living in it, and that it could take care of me. At the YCat Retreat I re-learned how to feel happy, relaxed and safe. My body came to be a warm and happy thing and no longer somebody else’s science project.” – Breast Cancer Survivor


Retreat fee of $545 includes:

  • Tuition
  • Shared room and board (ask about private rooms)
  • All meals
  • Scholarships may be available (please ask)

 Questions?  Please contact:

Pat (Devi) Fitzsimmons,RN,RYT
YCat “Breath of Spring” 2014 Retreat Coordinator
Telephone: 703-930-8321