Today, more people are living with cancer than dying from it, and more will survive cancer while still facing a life-long relationship with the debilitating long-term side effects of treatment. There are 14.3 million Americans living with cancer today. By 2024 there will be 19 million. What this means for yoga teachers is that more survivors will be coming to your yoga classes with high expectations for what yoga can do for them to manage the long term side effectsof cancer and its treatments. Many yoga teachers are already seeing this happen. All yoga teachers need to prepare. This workshop will explore facts, tools and precautions every yoga teacher should know in order to address special needs and provide a safe, effective yoga class for cancer patients and survivors.Ongoing research demonstrates how yoga provides physical and emotional support during and after cancer treatment. Survivors want and need yoga. But what kind? The yoga4cancer (y4c) method is scientifically based and developed specifically for survivors and patients. Wise yoga teachers know that to bring the healing benefits of yoga to those touched by cancer requires more than compassion. It requires facts, training and experience. Presenting the practical science based y4c methodology, this workshop:
• starts with knowing what cancer patients and survivors really need and want,
• challenges misconceptions about yoga for cancer survivors,
• will analyze the benefits of an active yoga practice,
• demonstrates what poses to use and avoid,
• offers language that motivates and creates courage.
Come with curiosity and compassion; leave with clarity and confidence. Teachers and teachers in training only.
Includes: Discussion, asana and lots of demonstration.
Tari Prinster, a cancer survivor, yoga teacher, and author of Yoga for Cancer, developed the yoga4cancer (y4c) methodology using contemporary research on cancer and yoga. Since 2003, Tari has trained over 1,500 yoga teachers and worked with thousands of survivors through classes and retreats through her organizations. She was featured in the documentary, YogaWoman. In 2015, she was honored by winning the Yoga Journal’s Good Karma Award and the first ever Yoga Journal People’s