YCat Level Two Supervised Internship

YCat Level Three Yoga Retreat for People with Cancer


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YCat Level One Teacher Training Curriculum Includes:

• Learning about cancer by studying the pathophysiology of cancer, the different types of cancer, cancer staging and grading, metastases, and accompanying psychosocial issues like anxiety, depression and grief

• Learning about cancer treatments—e.g., surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapies, and targeted and hormonal therapies

• Learning about common side effects—e.g., lymphedema, fatigue, pain, nausea, neuropathy, menopause, osteoporosis, digestive and sleep disorders

• Reviewing cell biology and the organs and systems of the body for conceptual understanding

• Discussing other common chronic illnesses, aging and end of life, with specific adaptation suggestions

• Exploring adaptations in Yoga postures and movement, breathing practices, meditation, Yoga Nidra, guided imagery as well as use of sound and ritual for healing

• Studying the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as they apply to illness and aging, while simultaneously examining one’s personal relationship with death, dying, and end of life.

• Reviewing and analyzing related Yoga and cancer research

• Developing communication skills and a professional voice for working with medical personnel

• Developing professional presentation skills in research and in giving and receiving evaluation and feedback.

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