Empowering Lives: Yoga for Cancer Recovery & Chair Yoga Dance
Chair Yoga Dance for Cancer Recovery offers numerous benefits for both Yoga teachers and cancer survivors. For Yoga teachers, incorporating this practice into your repertoire provides several advantages. Firstly, it expands your teaching skills by adapting traditional Yoga practices to meet the specific needs of cancer survivors. This allows you to offer a more inclusive and specialized approach, attracting a wider range of individuals to your classes.
Incorporating Chair Yoga Dance for Cancer Recovery can also lead to increased clientele. By diversifying your offerings, you can reach a new demographic of individuals seeking Yoga as a means of rehabilitation and healing after cancer treatment. This helps make your classes more accessible to those with physical limitations.
Your Yoga Dancing videos certainly made a difference for me dealing with cancer, they are fun and lifted my spirits. I still do them now that I’m healed, it’s so uplifting. Thank you!
Why Teach Chair Yoga Dance for Cancer Recovery?
Catch a Falling Star by Perry Como
Enjoy this lighthearted Chair Yoga Dance that will help to remind you that there is always room for magic, hope and optimism in life.
1. Gentle and Safe Exercise
Chair Yoga Dance provides a safe and accessible form of exercise for individuals who may have limited mobility or physical restrictions due to cancer treatment. It allows them to engage in a physical activity that promotes strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health without putting excessive strain on the body.
2. Increased Range of Motion
Cancer treatments and surgeries can often result in reduced range of motion and stiffness in the body. Chair Yoga Dance incorporates gentle movements that help to improve flexibility, joint mobility, and overall range of motion. It can help individuals regain some of their lost physical abilities and enhance their daily functional movements.
Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
This Chair Yoga Dance is non-stop, moving FUN! The song is upbeat and the words remind us that we CAN feel good in our bodies if we focus on the energy that comes from moving!
3. Improved Circulation
The rhythmic movements involved in Chair Yoga Dance help to stimulate blood flow throughout the body. This can be particularly beneficial for cancer survivors who may have experienced lymphedema or other circulation-related issues. Improved circulation can also aid in reducing swelling, promoting healing, and boosting overall energy levels.
4. Stress Reduction
Dealing with cancer and its treatment can be emotionally and mentally challenging. Chair yoga Dance provides an opportunity for cancer survivors to engage in a mindful and meditative practice. The combination of movement, rhythmic breathing, and focused attention can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, promoting a sense of calm and well-being.
The River by Garth Brooks
This beautiful song by Garth Brooks reminds us to “go with the flow” of life and enjoy the journey. He equates our life to a vessel sailing down a River.
5. Enhanced Body Awareness
Chair Yoga Dance encourages individuals to connect with their bodies and become more aware of their physical sensations, limitations, and strengths. This increased body awareness can be empowering and help individuals regain confidence in their bodies after the challenges of cancer treatment. It also promotes self-care and encourages individuals to listen to their body’s needs.
6. Social Connection
Participating in Chair Yoga Dance classes provides an opportunity for cancer survivors to connect with others who have had similar experiences. The group setting can foster a sense of community and support, allowing individuals to share their journeys, exchange stories, and find encouragement from others who understand their struggles.
Everything Here is Alright by Linda Worster
This song tells us that “Everything here is alright” and that the world is full of heavenly light. It is a very touching song and may even bring up strong emotions.
Teaching Chair Yoga Dance to Cancer Survivors
Incorporating Chair Yoga Dances in your classes can bring personal satisfaction to Yoga teachers, fitness instructors and healthcare professionals. Witnessing the positive impact of your instruction on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of your students can be deeply fulfilling and purposeful.
Important note: Individuals recovering from cancer should always consult with their healthcare provider before starting any new exercise program, including Chair Yoga Dance. A qualified instructor who has experience working with cancer survivors can provide appropriate modifications and guidance tailored to individual needs and limitations.
Let Go and Dance!
All-Dancing Chair Yoga Class for Cancer Recovery
With Sherry & Be Well
Brighten your Day! Brighten your Spirits! This class was designed for people who are going through cancer treatment or who are in cancer recovery. But anyone can enjoy the fun vibe of dancing!
This all-seated, All-Dancing Chair Yoga Dance class contains two slow dances and two lively dances to get you moving and feeling better. Increase your life force by moving, swaying and singing! Pace yourself and let go of your burdens! This time is for YOU!
4 Chair Yoga Dances:
- Catch a Falling Star by Perry Como
- Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
- Take it Easy by the Eagles
- The River by Garth Brooks
Be Well Yoga for Cancer Recovery Teacher Training Program
Nurturing Resilience: How Our Cancer Recovery Yoga Teacher Training Makes a Difference
The Be Well Yoga for Cancer Recovery Teacher Training Program is a comprehensive program that prepares you to work with individuals living with cancer, from those in active treatment to those in remission dealing with long-term physical and mental side effects. Our Program equips you with specialized techniques, modifications, and considerations to adapt Yoga practices to accommodate diverse needs and limitations. You will learn to create a safe and supportive environment, foster emotional healing, and cultivate resilience in your students.
Chair Yoga Dance Online Teacher Training Program
Dancing Through Wellness: The Evolution of Chair Yoga Meets Rhythmic Movement
Designed for all ages and fitness levels, the Yoga Vista Academy Chair Yoga Dance Online Training Program offers an immersive experience that beautifully harmonizes the principles of Chair Yoga with the rhythmic fluidity of Dance. Crafted by seasoned Yoga and movement professionals, this Program is structured to cater to diverse individuals, including seniors, individuals with limited mobility, or those seeking a gentler yet invigorating fitness regimen.
Meet Your Teaching Staff
Dr. Sheila Patel
Medical Officer of Chopra Global
Heidi Borsch, E-RYT500
Co-Founder of Be Well
Mary Baker, E-RYT500
Co-Founder of Be Well
Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT500 & Certified Yoga Therapist
Founder of Yoga Vista