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)
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.
- 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
Venue: The Centre, Randwick NSW
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.
IMPORTANT: If govt restrictions in Sydney prevent this workshop from being held in person, we will offer it online on the same dates via live interactive zoom,.
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019. Cancer in Australia: In brief 2019. Cancer series no. 122. Cat no. CAN 126. Canberra: AIHW
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019. Cancer in Australia 2019. Cancer series no.119. (AIHW)
- 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