Teaching Yoga for Breast Cancer
Date: Thu 20 May
Time: 1300-1430 GMT+1 (UK Time)
Venue: Online via Zoom
“This was.. thought-provoking, challenging and very informative... I would recommend it for all yoga teaching professionals. Jenni has a wealth of experience in this area and delivered a very well-structured event that kept the group engaged the whole time.” Jackie Childs
This 90min online specialist workshop is for yoga teachers who are working with people who have breast cancer, or would like to build up knowledge to be able to welcome people with breast cancer into class or for those experiencing breast cancer themselves.
Over 80% of breast cancer patients have some kind of surgery. This workshop will give an overview of the different types of surgery and the impact of treatment on the individual. We will look in detail at post surgery rehabilitation in the short, medium and long term with a focus on suitable asana practise. There will also be guidance on other useful yoga practises such as pranayama, meditation and relaxation.
There will be time for your questions to be addressed.
This session will be recorded for future reference to those attending the workshop.
“Thank you Jenny, the yoga for cancer workshop was a really helpful introduction on being able to provide a safe and nurturing space for people with cancer. A good combination of theory and practice. Your follow up notes and course details were also of high quality and very useful.” - Karen Noon
About the facilitator:
I am a professional yoga teacher reflexologist, qualifying with the Central London School of reflexology in 2001 with Michael and Louise Keet and with British Wheel of Yoga in 2007. In the years since I have continued to gain additional training including an oncology diploma with the Middlesex School of Complementary Medicine. I spent 2 years working in the North London Hospice and then several years at Cancerkin offering reflexology for cancer patients. I have been teaching yoga for cancer at Maggie's Royal Free for the last 8 years and have a private practise where I offer both reflexology and one to one yoga with people with cancer.
I started my yoga journey way back in the 90’s after a trip to India. Upon my return I sought out a local yoga class in London and ever since then, yoga has been the constant thread that runs through my life. Yoga is something that I return to to maintain my physical, mental and emotional health. It has helped me through all life’s challenges, birth, death, love and loss. Yoga is such a powerful tool. I have subsequently trained with many other teachers including Peter Blackaby, John Stirk and Uma-Dinsmore Tuli all of whom have informed the way I teach yoga to those with cancer.
My other big passion is women’s health and empowerment and I bring this knowledge to my work with women who have cancer.
You can find out more about me on www.jennitherapy.com
Here Jenni shares her blog about how to support someone who is living with cancer: