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Befriending Cancer with Yoga and Nutrition

June 6 @ 10:00 AM - June 7 @ 5:00 PM


Join us for a weekend to learn how to utilize the wisdom of Yoga and nutrition in the journey with cancer. Open to yoga teachers/therapists, dietitians and other healthcare professionals, individuals on the journey with cancer and care-givers. This is an APD course through IAYT, Yoga Therapists will receive 14 CEUs.

June 6, 2020: 10am-5pm
June 7, 2020: 10am-5pm

$220 full Weekend
$100 Saturday Pass

Anu Kaur and Maryam Ovissi will share evidence-based information on practices to support the journey with cancer. We will address the various stages in the journey and how paying thoughtful attention to your nourishment and self-care practices is essential.

After years of working with individuals on the journey with cancer, we have found that the secret lies in befriending the trauma of cancer and inviting the transformational power of the journey within. The tool for befriending is in creating compassion-based habits.

Learning Objectives are:

How Yoga can support a person through the cancer continuum

Accessing nutrition care for the cancer continuum

Exposure to the Malnutrition Assessment tool

Body Composition Assessment to evaluate skeletal muscle and fat tissue depletion

Learn about evidence-based nutritional recommendations for cancer prevention

Professionalism – developing a referral network, partnerships to integrate yoga into cancer care

Understanding the impact of cancer on the body

Learn the multi-dimensional or Pancha Maya-based self-care plan model

Tenderness and compassion are the key principles of our teachings. Anu will lead us through a talk on healthy nourishment and offer a blueprint for lifestyle changes from simple ways to retrain the palette to a focus on the idea of “attunement towards contentment.” Nourishment will be seen through the lens of digesting your food and your life to create space for healing. Anu’s signature Ginger tea will be served.

To obtain 14 CEUs, one must attend the full weekend.

To obtain the certification, one must complete the full weekend and the following requirements:

One-on-one mentoring meeting with Anu and Maryam

Paper on three main takeaways from the weekend

Demonstrate application within one’s professional setting


June 6 @ 10:00 AM
June 7 @ 5:00 PM
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reston, VA 20194 United States
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