Accredited with Yoga Alliance Professionals

Healing the Whole Person is a mindful, whole-person approach to yoga for people affected by cancer

If you’re looking for a way to evolve your skill set, develop a specialism or deepen your understanding of yoga, the Healing the Whole Person teacher training will provide you with in-depth knowledge of how yoga and mindfulness can help people to live better.

Next course dates: 1st-5th April 2020 @Yogafurie, Bristol, UK (Full 40 hrs teacher training).

If you’re interested in further information then get in touch – you’ll be offered a free Skype consultation so that you can take the next step with confidence.

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More about Yoga for cancer teacher training

Healing the Whole Person is a heart-led, mindful approach to yoga for cancer, which means that it’s based on the concepts of compassion and empathy and  integrates the Buddhist mindfulness worldview. Mindfulness can be practised alongside yoga, or integrated into the practice, providing the practitioner with an accessible resource for coping with the physical and mental effects of cancer, diagnosis and treatment. Therapeutic applications of yoga enable the practitioner to increase their body awareness befriend the body, manage pain and strengthen the immune system, to name just a few benefits.

You will learn to:

  • Create unique holistic Yoga practices for the individual on the cancer journey
  • Integrate people with cancer into your regular classes
  • Design courses for groups and individuals on the cancer journey
  • Apply Mindfulness concepts and techniques to your Yoga teaching

This Yoga training course is structured to engage and nurture all learning styles, with a focus on experiential learning.

  •  Teacher to student presentation
  • Led practice,
  • Discussion,
  • Enactment
  • Peer to peer teaching practice
  • Choice of essay or case study to gain final certification

You will assimilate the  course content in a way that is meaningful and grounded in experience.

Trainees are encouraged to explore their own responses to life threatening illness and end-of-life. We’ll use Yoga props to recreate some of the physical movement restrictions that patients often suffer. Through this and other course elements, you’ll be encouraged in your own personal transformation towards an embodied understanding of the person with cancer.

Course features:

  • Design your own Yoga sequences for conditions commonly caused by cancer and its treatment
  • Practise teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to your peer group
  • Talk to Yoga practitioners who are on the cancer journey

When you have completed the course, you will have the confidence to share Yoga and Mindfulness with anyone on the cancer journey

For a detailed description of the course please take a look at the prospectus online.

Prospectus PDF

Course leader: Morven Hamilton SYT will teach 100% of the course

An 8-module course, 40 hours Vocational Teacher Training (35 hours contact time)

The cost is £660. You get a discount of £60 if you pay in full when you book the course. There are also payment plans available – email us or call us to find out more.

Recommended Reading:

The Healing Journey – Alastair Cunningham

Being with Dying – Joan Halifax

Mindfulness for Health – Vidyamala Burch

The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel Van der Kolk

Yoga for Cancer- Tari Prinster

View course policy documents

View Trainee Code of Conduct

Please check out what to expect and Yoga for cancer articles on Yoga Alliance.

Accreditation and Certification

You will be awarded your certificate upon satisfactory completion of homework and attendance of 35 hours contact time.

The course is accredited as Vocational Yoga Teacher Training by Yoga Alliance Professionals and as Further Education CPD with Yoga Alliance.

Professionals in related fields will receive affiliate accreditation and will be able to register with Yoga Alliance Professionals as an affiliate member.

Yoga teachers who have completed a 200hr teacher training course already will be able to join YAP as a full member. 

For those interested in yoga therapy, this course will not qualify you as a yoga therapist.

Insurance is obtainable through Balens.

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