Registration: Thursday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.
Welcoming anyone stable in cancer or chronic illness, during or post-treatment, and their support people.
Join us for the 19th annual Yoga Therapy for People with Cancer & Chronic Illness Training (YCat) Yoga Retreat—time out to slow down, take stock, relax and experience the profound benefits of Yoga Therapy practices adapted to your specific needs, all in the gorgeous natural surroundings of Yogaville.
The YCat Retreat is hosted by Jnani Chapman, founder of YCat Yoga Therapy for People with Cancer and Chronic Illness Training, with senior YCat intern teachers and faculty. Attendance is appropriate for anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis, whether recent or long ago, who is stable in treatment or having post-treatment recovery issues, and also for anyone who is dealing with stable, chronic illness. Friends and family are welcome, too.
During the program you will experience many aspects of yoga. The practices are gentle and therapeutically adapted to the needs of each participant and will include movement, breathing, meditation, chanting and guided imagery. The YCat practice truly honors the body, mind and spirit. A practice that is gentle and subtle can be the most profound for healing to take place—When the body and mind can let go deeply, true inner peace and joy can re-emerge.
To maintain and deepen the benefits you experience, the Breath of Spring Retreat will also help you develop and maintain a regular home practice, including guidance to promote self-motivation and self-care.
All aspects of the retreat are optional—YCat is committed to each individual and the group’s safety and comfort.
For further information, please contact Devi Fitzsimmons, the YCat Retreat coordinator by phone at 703-930-8321 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jnani Chapman, RN, BSN, CMT, E-RYT 500, founded and directs YCat Yoga Therapy. She is a Yoga therapist in integrative medicine at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco and also teaches for elder services. Jnani was a stress management specialist for Dean Ornish, M.D.’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease and currently teaches Yoga for his prostate cancer post-research group. She has been on staff for the Commonweal Cancer Help Program since 1986.