Yoga For Cancer – A Workshop for Yoga Teachers


A Yoga Therapy Training for Yoga Teachers (200/500 hr) – Please contact us to register, 250-537-2326 or email

November 24 – 26, 2017

Yoga can be healing and transformative for people journeying through cancer. While it’s not a cure for cancer, yoga can enhance physical and emotional wellness—and reunite them with the peace many patients had thought they’d lost forever.

Please join Chetna Tracy Boyd as she guides you through this experiential workshop and provides you with an overview of Yoga for Cancer. This workshop will incorporate an educational overview and include some specific tools such as:

  • Breath work
  • Mudras
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Assessment tools for Kosha (subtle body) analysis
  • Intake forms
  • Langhana (cooling practice) vs Brahmana (energizing/heating practices)
  • Eight foundations of “healing and recovery”
  • Two – 90 minute examples of therapeutic asana classes for cancer patients and survivors

Enhance your sense of well-being by opting for one of the many Ayurveda and bodywork sessions available at our Wellness Centre.

Course Materials

All course materials will be provided and are included in the tuition. We ask that you please bring the following as they will be needed as part of the program:

  • A long sleeved shirt (older)
  • An extra pair of socks

Course Instructor

Chetna Tracy Boyd; E-RYT 500; C-1AYT

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Chetna has been studying and practicing yoga in its many aspects since 1999. She began teaching in 2003 and is a graduate of the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, where she was certified in classical ashtanga and hatha yoga systems and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She has completed the 1000 hours Yoga Therapy training through Integrative Yoga Therapy and achieved certification through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). Chetna joined the faculty of the SSCY Yoga Teacher Trainings in 2007. Chetna teaches private yoga therapy sessions for specific conditions and specializing in yoga for cancer. As well she teaches public and corporate classes in Victoria. Her compassionate approach to teaching promotes an environment that is relaxing and encouraging, empowering and fun..

Course Credentials

This workshop is approved for continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance and is approved for 17 elective credits towards Mount Madonna Center’s YTT 500hr training.

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