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Teaching Yoga for Cancer

Learn how to adapt your teaching to help students with cancer.


38c Macpherson Street, Bronte NSW, AU 2024

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles



Feb 7
07:30 amto11:00 am

Learn how to adapt yoga for students with cancer

2.30pm - 6.00pm Saturday 7th February
Sukha Mukha Yoga, 38c McPherson St, Bronte NSW 2024



This workshop is by donation, with all profits to Cancer Council NSW to fund women's cancer research

Full Description

How do you adapt your teaching to help students with cancer?

With over a third of your local community experiencing, or at risk of experiencing cancer, learning how to adapt yoga techniques to help cancer patients is a critical skill.

One in three women and a half of all men in Australia are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85 (Cancer Council Australia 2012 figures). Studies have shown that yoga can improve quality of life for cancer patients, but as Dr. Karen Mustain, an oncologist who conducted a 2010 study into yoga for cancer, points out, “not all yoga programs may necessarily have the same effect as those that the study discovered.” So what is the best way to teach yoga to students with cancer?

In this compelling workshop where you will learn vital practical skills to help you improve the quality of life for cancer patients in your community, including:

How yoga can support students during cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery
Asana and breathing practices for students at all stages of cancer
Meditation for healing
Fundamental communication skills for working with cancer patients
Creating a home practice for students with cancer

Yoga is an important and effective support for students with cancer. Here's what Rose, a young breast cancer survivor, has to day about how yoga helped her through her journey with cancer:

"I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39 with a 1 year old and a 3 year old it was a real shock. I contacted Adore yoga after reading about their pink yoga program. I started a private yoga program which was tailored to my needs before surgery, during chemo and radiotherapy. I really appreciated the understanding that Nikola had of cancer treatment which allowed my yoga to be adjusted to suit my energy levels and overall feelings at different stages. Yoga was a significant contributor (and continues to be) to my recovery. I credit yoga and Adore with arming me with techniques to manage the stress of diagnosis and ongoing fear of recurrence, as well as continuing to build up my energy levels and feel physically stronger each day. I cannot speak highly enough of the amazing contribution that Nikola and Adore has made to my life and the many women who have benefited from pink yoga. I now continue to enjoy a regular yoga class with Adore and look forward to it each week."

Qualified yoga teachers attending this workshop will receive a certificate that can be used to earn CPD points from Yoga Australia.

This professional workshop is offered by donation, with profits going to Cancer Council NSW. Adore Yoga raised over $30,000 for Cancer Council NSW last year, including a fundraising community event that broke the World Record for the World's Biggest Laughter Yoga Class.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will take place at Sukha Mukha Yoga, 38c McPherson St, Bronte NSW 2024. Special thanks to Idit Hefer Tamir for donating her wonderful yoga space.