Oncology Yoga: How You Can Provide a Safe and Effective Yoga Practice for Cancer Patients and Survivors

5 Hour Workshop with Give Back Yoga Foundation

Starting July 24, 2023


Cancer will affect 40% of the world’s population. If you are teaching yoga anywhere in the world today, chances are you have cancer patients and survivors in your classes. Yoga has been shown to safely and effectively reduce side effects of cancer and its treatments, and support long-term survivorship. But most yoga professionals lack the knowledge and understanding to know how and why it can help. 

Oncology Yoga is an evidence informed yoga method developed to address the specific physical and emotional needs left by the cancer and cancer treatments. It has been shown to mitigate short and long term side effects of cancer and its treatments; including bone loss, lymphedema, scar tissue, constipation, neuropathy, fatigue, anxiety and many more. 

In this course, you will learn about the fundamentals of this life-changing yoga intervention and how these principles can inform your classes and work with students. Discover how yoga can help cancer patients and survivors alleviate side effects, cope with cancer-related trauma, and increase their overall quality of life. Come away with the clarity, empathy, and confidence to provide safe and effective support to the cancer patients and survivors you serve. 

You will learn: 

  • The impact of cancer treatments and their side effects on a cancer survivor well-being and long-term survival
  • How to identify ways that yoga – specifically Oncology Yoga – can be used to manage side effects and improve quality of life
  • Why Oncology Yoga is recommended and how to achieve this higher standard of care 
  • How to be aware of appropriate and inappropriate yoga practices, asanas and language for cancer patients and survivors 

We are proud to offer this course as part of the Give Back Yoga Diploma, a new designation for yoga teachers and therapists with the skills and knowledge to make an impact, established by the world’s leading yoga nonprofit organization. Check out the entire course catalog and learn more about the diploma here