Yoga for Cancer Workshop
19-20 September, 2020 Sydney
1 in 2 Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer
by the age of 85.(1) and 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.
YogaCPR is delighted to team with Enlightened Events to deliver this workshop as an introduction to this important and much-needed yoga work for our communities. Lisa will provide a foundation for understanding cancer and how the needs of cancer patients and survivors are safely and intelligently met in the yoga class.
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
The YogaCPR Cancer Care eBook will be released in 2020. This guide will be offer easy and effective Therapeutic Yoga practices to help manage living with cancer.