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Healing Yoga for Cancer: Weekend Training for Teachers and Caregivers

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Friday 9/24/2021 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 9/25/2021 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sunday 9/26/2021 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

$220.00 Healing Yoga for Cancer Full Weekend
$220.00 Healing Yoga for Cancer Full Weekend earlybird until 8/15
$125.00 Healing Yoga for Cancer Saturday only
$75.00 Healing Yoga for Cancer Sunday only
$50.00 Healing Yoga for Cancer Friday only

This weekend immersion for 200-hour yoga teachers, health care practitioners, and caregivers of current family members with cancer teaches the theory and practice of yoga therapy for cancer patients and survivors, and focuses on how both active and contemplative practices can help ease treatment side-effects.

Learn about the anatomy of cancer and how yoga helps strengthen the immune system, how to adapt common asanas for patients in active treatment, what is safe and what should be avoided. Also included are contemplative practices that bolster emotional and spiritual well-being including mudra (hand gestures), pranayama (breathing), mantra (chanting and sound), sankalpa (intention), and yoga nidra (guided relaxation).

Friday evening includes principles of yoga therapy for cancer, overview of cancer immunity, inflammation, stress, and cancer types and treatments, and a discussion of mudra and Yoga Nidra theory.

Saturday includes on-the-mat protocols for some of the most common side effects, including lymphedema, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, neuropathy, brain fog, and digestive distress.

Sunday offers insights via case studies, and a discussion of how teaching cancer patients is unique, and how to take this work into the community. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Cheryl will present this training virtually from her home in North Carolina, AND we will be broadcasting the Zoom meeting via projector on the studio wall in Arlington.  A Sun & Moon faculty member will be present for the entire training to assist and help facilitate the in-person experience of community and fellowship. Each session will be recorded and available for one month following the live presentation.

Full weekend cost: $220

Saturday only option: $125, Sunday only option $75, Friday only option $50

Cheryl Fenner Brown

Cheryl Fenner Brown, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a Master Faculty Instructor with the Mindfulness Center who works with cancer patients and people over 50 in central North Carolina. Her students appreciate her educational style and compassionate approach to practicing yoga as self-care. Her 700-hr Hatha training at Piedmont Yoga Studio and 1000-hr Integrative Yoga Therapy training inform her unique blend of alignment principles with subtle energy work. She teaches classes, privates, and offers online self-care courses and mentors teachers. Her Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivorship feasibility study was presented at IAYT's Symposium on Yoga Research and the Society of Integrative Oncology's annual conferences in 2015 and highlighted in Yoga Journal. From this work she developed a 50-hr Healing Yoga for Cancer teacher training and programs for survivors that are offered nationwide, find out more at www.yogacheryl.com.