An Integration of Holistic and Medical Wisdom

A Needed Approach: Be Well Yoga for Cancer Recovery Online Teacher Training Program

Yoga is a practice that extends far beyond physical postures; it’s a journey of healing, renewal, and empowerment. At Be Well and the Yoga Vista Academy, we believe in the profound potential of Yoga to support individuals on their cancer recovery journey. What sets our Yoga for Cancer Recovery Teacher Training Program apart is the unique blend of holistic approaches and expert medical guidance.

1. Modified Traditional Yoga Poses

In our program, we go beyond standard yoga poses. We delve into the art of adapting traditional poses to accommodate the unique needs of individuals in cancer treatment and recovery. These modifications ensure not only safety but also comfort, allowing your students to experience the full benefits of yoga, gently and effectively.

Gentle Yoga Lunge Pose for Cancer Recovery

Modified Lunge Pose

Enhances balance, stability, and gentle stretching, offering relief from muscle tension and promoting physical comfort during cancer treatment and recovery.


2. Specific Yoga Sequences

Gain access to specialized Yoga sequences with scripted flows, developed through proven methodologies. These sequences are designed to offer safe, effective, and therapeutic classes to individuals in various stages of cancer treatment and recovery. You’ll have the tools to create classes that are not only healing but also deeply supportive.

3. Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a powerful tool for calming the nervous system, reducing anxiety, and fostering deep relaxation. You’ll learn how to guide your students through restorative poses that promote physical and emotional healing. By incorporating restorative practices, you’ll create a sanctuary of tranquility and renewal.

Gentle Yoga supported Svasana Pose for Cancer Recovery

Gentle Yoga supported Svasana Pose for Cancer Recovery

Provides deep relaxation and stress relief, promoting a sense of calm and well-being that can be particularly beneficial during the challenging journey of cancer treatment and recovery.

4. The Power of Visualization

Guided visualization practices are a cornerstone of our program. These practices provide emotional support, promote relaxation, and enhance overall well-being, especially during chemotherapy sessions. By incorporating visualization techniques, you’ll empower your students to find inner strength and resilience.


5. Guided Deep Meditation

Our program includes guided meditation techniques specifically crafted for cancer patients. These meditations reduce stress, anxiety, and promote mental clarity. By sharing these practices, you’ll equip your students with valuable tools to find peace and emotional balance during their recovery journey.

Gentle Yoga Lunge Pose for Cancer Recovery

Visualization and Guides Deep Meditations

Aids in reducing stress, potentially enhancing the immune system’s response to cancer treatments, and fostering a sense of well-being by helping individuals envision their bodies healing and their immune systems actively targeting cancer cells.


6. Creative Arts Therapy – Chair Yoga Dance

There is not much Joy in the cancer journey. In fact, there is alot of anxiety and depression. When you offer Chair Yoga Dances to individuals in cancer recovery, it can significantly enhance their prognosis. This specialized form of Yoga, adapted to accommodate those with physical limitations, offers a multitude of benefits that can aid in the healing process. Chair Yoga Dances promote gentle physical activity, which can boost circulation, reduce muscle stiffness, and improve overall flexibility without overexerting the body.

Additionally, these movements facilitate stress reduction and relaxation, promoting a positive mental state and a stronger immune system. By engaging in a supportive and community-oriented environment, individuals can also find emotional and psychological support, reducing feelings of isolation and anxiety. Overall, Chair Yoga Dances provide a holistic approach to recovery, addressing both the physical and emotional aspects of healing, ultimately contributing to a more positive prognosis for those on their cancer recovery journey.

Gentle Yoga supported Svasana Pose for Cancer Recovery

Let Go and Dance! All-Dancing Chair Yoga Class for Cancer Recovery – with Sherry Zak Morris, C-IAYT

Sherry Zak Morris is a prominent figure in the world of Chair Yoga Dance, known for her pioneering work in adapting yoga practices to promote health and well-being, especially among individuals with physical limitations or those in various stages of recovery.

7. Medical Terminology and Sensitivity

Our program ensures you acquire a comprehensive understanding of medical terminology, treatment protocols, and the sensitive language required when teaching yoga to this special population. You’ll learn the do’s and don’ts of creating a safe and nurturing yoga space for cancer survivors, ensuring your teaching is informed, respectful, and compassionate.

Gentle Yoga supported Svasana Pose for Cancer Recovery

Dr. Sheila Patel, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing

Renowned expert in integrative healthcare combining modern medical knowledge with ancient healing practices to empower individuals on their path to holistic well-being.

A Unique Blend of Holistic and Medical Expertise

What truly sets our program apart is the blend of holistic approaches and expert medical guidance. The program features Yoga and holistic expertise from Mary Baker, Heidi Borsch, and Sherry Zak Morris, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to create a comprehensive approach to wellness and healing. Dr. Sheila Patel’s medical expertise and Melanie Kriete, RN’s extensive experience in healthcare enhance our program’s credibility and effectiveness.

This combination ensures that your teaching is not only deeply rooted in holistic healing but also informed by the latest medical insights. Together, this team ensures a unique blend of medical and holistic insights that deeply enrich the lives of individuals seeking balance and vitality.

Be a Catalyst for Transformation

By joining our Yoga for Cancer Recovery Teacher Training Program, you’ll become a catalyst for transformation. You’ll be equipped to offer a unique blend of Yoga’s holistic healing and the medical knowledge necessary to support individuals on their cancer recovery journey.

Join us in this transformative journey of healing, growth, and service. Learn More About the Program.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss how this program aligns with your goals, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to assist you in every way we can.

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“Yoga for Cancer Recovery Pose Modifications”

In our Yoga Guidebook, we’ve carefully-selected modified Yoga poses tailored to the unique needs of a person going through cancer recovery. These modifications make Yoga accessible and effective for enhancing the recovery journey.

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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.

Dr. Sheila Patel

Dr. Sheila Patel

Medical Officer of Chopra Global

Heidi Borsch, E-RYT500

Heidi Borsch, E-RYT500

Co-Founder of Be Well

Mary Baker, E-RYT500

Mary Baker, E-RYT500

Co-Founder of Be Well

Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT500 & Certified Yoga Therapist

Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT500 & Certified Yoga Therapist

Founder of Yoga Vista

What Cancer Recovery patients say about Yoga…

Even my oncologist is telling me that exercise is the best thing – to keep moving. Particularly walking and Yoga are things that come up as being beneficial to your mental well-being, physical well-being…. And maybe really overcoming cancer.

Anne – Be Well Cancer Recovery Student

When I come here, I’m also learning self-love. Before the class, they always give us a little quote. A friendly reminder…. Self-love is a journey, not a destination.

Serenity – Be Well Cancer Recovery Student

I know that my cancer had been developing over a period of time and I am sure it was stress-related. So when someone comes to your class, chances are they have been dealing with stress for a long time.

June – Be Well Cancer Recovery Student

I work my appointments around Yoga just because I know that it made me feel so good and to feel good when I am there. The motion, the movement, the stretches and I think it really helped bring back the positivity.

Malissa – Be Well Cancer Recovery Student

Yoga and Cancer Recovery Resources

Anyone who has heard the three dreaded words, “You have cancer,” knows what a devastating blow this is to their entire being. A Cancer Diagnosis can result in major impacts to the physical body. However, it is also incredibly stressful to the mind and emotional state of the cancer patient and everyone in their lives.

The practice of Yoga has been proven to positively impact the body, mind, and emotions. Thankfully, many studies are showing that practicing Yoga during and after Cancer Treatment can have dramatic and long-lasting positive results.

Check out our Cancer Recovery Resources on YogaVista.TV that include Yoga video classes, articles and self-care strategies.