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YCat: Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness is a professional, three-level certification designed to train health professionals and experienced Yoga teachers to work safely with cancer patients at any stage of illness as well as people with stable chronic illness. YCat students learn to adapt traditional Yoga practices to meet the physiological and psychological needs of that population and to communicate effectively as professionals at medical and community sites. Participants receive certificates of attendance for each level completed, and at the completion of all three levels graduates receive training certification in this specialty.
YCat Level 1: A ten-day program at Integral Yoga Institute of New York, provides a research-based, conceptual framework for adapting Yoga practices to the varied and specific needs of people at any level with cancer and stable chronic illness.
• Explore adaptations in Yoga postures and movement, breathing practices, meditation, Yoga Nidra, and guided imagery for people with cancer and chronic illness
• Study the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as they apply to illness and disease, while simultaneously examining one’s personal relationship with death, dying, and end-of-life issues
• Develop a professional voice and communication skills for working with medical personnel
Taught by Sandra Susheela Gilbert, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, BA