Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness YCAT: Level 1
with Jnani Chapman, E-RYT 500, RN, BSN and with Senior YCat Intern Teachers
March 17 - 26, 2017
YCat Yoga Therapy, founded in 1990, is a three-level, professional certification training for health professionals and experienced Yoga teachers.
The training is designed to enable them to work safely with people facing:
- Cancer at any stage of illness
- Common chronic illnesses
- End of life
Many YCat Yoga therapists are working in medical settings around the country, including outpatient clinics and infusion centers and inpatient units like bone marrow transplant units. Other YCat therapists become valuable team members in wellness centers, in Yoga studios, and in private practice.
The intensive ten-day YCat Level 1 program provides 100 Yoga Alliance hours and includes some pre-program preparation and reading assignments. The program provides medical and scientific rationales for each aspect of the curriculum and is research and evidence based. Simultaneously, it is also rich in Swami Satchidananda’s interpretation of the Yoga Sutras with respect to how the teachings of the Sutras can help you and your clients gain control of the mind and the senses when dealing with pain and suffering, illness and disease, life and death, and daily moment-to-moment challenges.
Topics include aspects of biology, physiology and pathophysiology of cancer, common chronic illnesses, and aging—relevant information that will enable you to make informed choices regarding health supporting adaptations in movement, breathing, imagery, relaxation, meditation, chanting, and other valuable Yoga practices
Certificates of training are awarded upon completion of all three levels to Yoga teachers who already hold a 200-hour Yoga teacher training certificate. Health professionals will receive certificates of attendance until they complete a 200-hour Yoga teacher training program. Contact [email protected] to learn more about YCat Levels 2 and 3.
Any Licensed Health Professional (LHP) is welcome to attend all levels of the YCat training. LHPs will receive certificate of attendance. To receive certification of training, LHPs will need to obtain a basic 200-hour Yoga training certificate.
Continuing Education Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 90 Training Hours
- Healthcare and Related Disciplines: Although CMEs are not offered, a certificate documenting CE hours may be available for your discipline. Please contact [email protected] for details
I can’t thank you enough for how your healing energies empowered me through surgeries. — Past Participant
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