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Yoga for Cancer

18 - 19 September 2021 | 2 Day Online Workshop | From $450

There is a demand for Yoga teachers and therapists to gain specific training and understanding so you can safely and intelligently teach to people with a cancer history.

This workshop is now full. Please contact us to be put on the wait list and / or be informed about the next workshop.

There is a demand for Yoga teachers and therapists to gain specific training and understanding  so you can safely and intelligently teach yoga for cancer patients.

1 in 2 Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.(1)
Australia currently has over 1.1 million people affected by cancer. While survival rates have increased to 69% (across all cancers), many people living through this disease have lifelong side-effects from both the disease and its treatments, which reduce their quality of life and wellbeing.(2)

Yoga is gaining popularity with cancer patients and survivors as they seek to rebuild health.  Current research indicates that therapeutically-applied Yoga for cancer groups has demonstrated benefits for quality of life, sleep disturbance, and symptoms of anxiety, fatigue, and depression.(3)

You will

  • Understand the facts about cancer and its treatments
  • Discover how evidence-based yoga can deeply benefit those with cancer
  • Identify safe and appropriate practices to manage cancer side-effects including fatigue, anxiety and neuropathy
  • Empower your clients and students about self-care during yoga practice
  • Develop skills so you can adapt practices for client’s with complex health issues
  • Improve your skills so you communicate with clarity and compassion

Through exploration and hands-on practical work, you will build a foundation of knowledge upon which to base a safe, intelligent and personalised approach to Yoga for Cancer.

Who Should Attend?

  • Yoga therapists, yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainees 
  • Medical doctors, health professionals and complementary therapists who want to use evidence-based, Yoga practices in their work

Benefits of attending this workshop:

  • Learn from Lisa Blanch, specialist in Yoga and cancer
  • Learn practical tools and techniques that you can apply immediately with your students and clients
  • Educate yourself about the safest and most effective way to teach Yoga to your students with cancer and related conditions 
  • Connect with a network of yoga teachers and therapists working in this field
  • Deepen your knowledge of Yoga as a therapeutic practice
  • Yoga teachers are eligible for 14 Continuing Professional Development points

Date: 18 – 19 September 2021
Delivery: Online Via Live Interactive Zoom
Time: 9am to 5pm
Cost:  Early enrolment is $450 for the first 5 tickets sold. Then $500 for the next 5. Then $550 after that.

  1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019. Cancer in Australia: In brief 2019. Cancer series no. 122. Cat no. CAN 126. Canberra: AIHW
  2. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019. Cancer in Australia 2019. Cancer series no.119. (AIHW)
  3. Lopez,G. et al (2018) Group Yoga Effects on Cancer Patient and Caregiver Symptom Distress: Assessment of Self-reported Symptoms at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. (PUBMED)  PMCID:PMC6247544
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Lisa Blanch

Lisa Blanch is a Certified Yoga Therapist, Senior Yoga Teacher and yoga educator who has offered therapeutic yoga to public and corporate groups, private clients and Sydney hospitals for 15 years. Since 2013, Lisa has specialised in therapeutic yoga for cancer care and mental wellbeing, offering group and individual Yoga Therapy at CanAssist, Sydney Childrens' Hospital Westmead, and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

Lisa has delivered several workshops on therapeutic yoga and presented at national yoga conferences around Australia. She was a lead lecturer for the IYTA Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training from 2014 – 2017, managing curriculum development, teaching planning and implementation for the Asana component of the course. Lisa has also provided Yoga education sessions for medical staff in hospitals and is writing the YogaCPR eBook for cancer patients and survivors.

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