The Minded Institute is a world-leader in providing yoga therapy education to yoga and health professionals to work with mental and physical health conditions. The Institute is known for working at the interface between yoga therapy, mindfulness, neurophysiology, psychotherapy principles, and evidence based practice.
Based in the UK, Minded provides:
World-leading professional yoga therapy training
Evidence-based training and professional development for yoga teachers, therapists, and healthcare professionals
Workshops and lectures on yoga and mental health
High-level research informing our training programs
Lobbying for the inclusion of yoga and yoga therapy in the NHS
CPD Training Scholarships
We are partnered with The Minded Institute to challenge inequities and expand access to health promoting practices, especially in communities that have faced systemic oppression.
Fierce Calm and The Minded Institute are committed to cultivating a diversity of voices and life experiences in our trainings, while making them accessible to people of all income levels, identities and backgrounds through a range of scholarship opportunities.
We are committed to cultivating diversity in our community, trainings teaching community and to diversify representation amongst the yoga and yoga therapy teaching community.
If you are from, or belong to, a community that is often under-represented in the yoga community at-large and or have genuine financial need then please email email@example.com for details and latest scholarship opportunities
Fierce Calm Scholarship
Introduction to Therapeutic
Yoga in Cancer Care
In the UK alone, over 2.5 million people are living with cancer with this figure predicted to rise to 4 million by 2030. Multiple studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of yoga therapy in managing the effects of cancer and cancer treatments. Yoga therapy has the potential to decrease fatigue and pain, help reduce anxiety, depression and insomnia, support immunity, build bone strength and improve quality of life for the person with cancer. Interest in the use of yoga therapy interventions is increasing among health professionals. As survival rates for many cancers are rising, people affected by cancer are seeking alternative ways to empower and care for themselves during treatments and their onward. To offer safe and useful yoga to a person with cancer, teachers and therapists need to be creative, well informed and compassionate, in order to support clients holistically and safely at all stages of cancer.
We will look at the following:
What cancer is, including incidence, prevalence, common causes and terminology
Key treatments available and their common side effects
How yoga can positively impact the immune system
How yoga can support cancer related fatigue, nausea, lymphoedema and osteoporosis
A framework for considering the complexities of cancer and how these affect a
person’s whole being
Some of the key risks associated with teaching yoga and pranayama to a person with
The development of critical thinking when planning modifications in yoga for cancer
How the therapist might support students in their onward journey after cancer
Consideration of the ethics and challenges for teachers and therapists working in this
Useful resources to support your work
A further in depth 5-day CPD will be offered over 2 weekends, 24th – 26th September and 9th – 10th October 2020.
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