Teaching Yoga for Cancer - 6 Week Training Course
20 hours Further Training Course accredited for CPD
Dates: Thu 14, 21, 28 Jan, 4, 11, 18 Feb 2021
Time: 1530-1730 GMT (UK)
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
Are you concerned about your ability to teach people who are undergoing cancer treatment? Would you like to know who it is safe to teach in your general classes and who requires more specialist teaching? Would you like to teach yoga in a setting specifically created for people with cancer? If your answer is YES to any of these questions this course has been created for you.
This 6 week CPD training will give you practical skills you can take awe with you to confidently and safely work with people affected by cancer. There will be a good mix of theory, discussion Q&A and practical teaching experience so that by the end of the training you will be able to:
- Communicate effectively and sensitively with cancer patients
- Assess whether you are able to teach someone safely
- Have the knowledge to integrate someone living with cancer in your class
- Create lesson plans for one-to-one sessions, home practice & group classes
- Build a network and resources to support yourself and people living with cancer
Small group sessions to allow for personalised support.
Certification: on completion of this course you will receive a YTF Teaching Yoga for Cancer Certification.
In order to receive your certification you will be required to attend 80% of all sessions and complete all the home practice required.
How Does It Work
It is a 6 week online programme
6 weekly 2 hour online sessions via zoom on Thursdays
1530-1730 UK Time
All zoom calls are recorded
You will need to allocate time for home practice each week
You will be offered the option to work with a listening partner to support your progress
You will design your own teaching plan for Yoga for Cancer classes
What We Will Cover
- Week 1 - Understanding Cancer
- Week 2 - Communication Skills & Boundaries
- Week 3 - Lesson Planning: Asana Practice & Breathing
- Week 4 - Lesson Planning: Restorative Yoga
- Week 5 - Support Networks, Resources and Creating Your Own 6 Week Yoga for Cancer Course
- Week 6 - Integration, Q&A and ongoing support
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: