HEALING YOGA FOR CANCER HOME PRACTICE COURSE:
Healing Yoga for Cancer Home Practice Course is a gentle yoga program specifically designed to promote health and well-being for cancer patients and survivors. The course is divided into eleven chapters each containing short video practices for yoga techniques proven to ease cancer side-effects such as pain, anxiety, insomnia, lymphedema, constipation, and cancer-related fatigue. These practices can be combined to create customized home practices that meet your changing needs during and after treatment.
- Setting an intention to focus the mind toward a goal for healing and set the tone for the practice
- Chanting uses simple sound practices to enhance body and breath awareness
- Mudras to reduce anxiety and enhance immune function
- Breathing techniques to promote healing and relaxation
- Reclining and seated postures to reduce pain and constipation, and promote the movement of lymph through the body - they can be used as a warm-up or stand-alone practice on days when energy is low
- Kneeling and standing postures to build energy, strength and stamina
- Supported restorative postures to induce deep relaxation
- Body Scan to enhance body awareness and focus
- Final Relaxation and guided meditation to create ease in the body, mind and spirit and envision healing on all levels
PRIVATE YOGA THERAPY SESSIONS ON ZOOM:
You also receive one 90-minute private yoga therapy session on Zoom to supplement the practices in the course. I recommend scheduling your session before diving into the course; the information is in the first chapter.
Enjoy six additional practice sequences to help alleviate side effects from treatment, including pain, anxiety, insomnia, neuropathy, insomnia, and lymphedema. These articles originally appeared in the Yoga U Online Wellness Blog in 2019 and are fully referenced.
Kind words from my teaching mentor, Richard Rosen, about the DVD where this program was initially published.
“In Cheryl Fenner Brown’s Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivorship DVD we have a most useful contribution to the field of yoga therapy. Cheryl is a long-time teacher and yoga therapist whose healing approach includes not only a series of yoga postures (asanas), as is typical in general of DVDs of this type, but also a unique selection of more traditional practices, such as chanting, hand gestures (mudras), and conscious breathing (pranayama).”
Cheryl found yoga in 2001 as a way to ease chronic back pain and became instantly enchanted by the subtle connections between the breath, body, mind, and emotions. Students appreciate her deeply educational approach to yoga and her classes weave anatomy, philosophy, asana, mudra, chanting, pranayama, and yoga nidra together for a well-rounded experience delivered with compassion and humor. Cheryl encourages each student to honor where they are in their bodies every time they step onto the mat so deep healing and transformation takes place. She specializes in working with people over 50, cancer patients, and those with structural injuries and ailments.
Her training with master Hatha teachers from Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, California, and the Integrative Yoga Therapy school at Kripalu helps her to blend both traditional Hatha teachings and alignment principles with subtle energy work and intuitive healing. She is certified as an E-RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance and maintains their certification as a continuing education provider. In 2016, she was among the first group of teachers to be certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists as a C-IAYT. She has been a Reiki practitioner since 1997 and was certified as a Holy Fire® III Karuna® Reiki Master in 2019. She currently works at the Mindfulness Center as a Master Faculty Teacher.
Her training with master Hatha teachers from Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, California, and the Integrative Yoga Therapy school at Kripalu helps her to blend both traditional Hatha teachings and alignment principles with subtle energy work and intuitive healing. She is certified as an E-RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance and maintains their certification as a continuing education provider. In 2016, she was among the first group of teachers to be certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists as a C-IAYT. She has been a Reiki practitioner since 1997 and was certified as a Holy Fire® III Karuna® Reiki Master in 2019. She works as a Master Faculty Teacher for the Mindfulness Center and leads teacher trainings across the country.
As a yoga therapist with over 1,800 hours of individual client experience, Cheryl co-creates home practices that meet the lifestyle needs of her wide variety of clients. As a teacher, she has taught over 8,290 hours of public classes, workshops and retreats in studios and cancer centers nationwide, and serves on the faculty of several teacher training and yoga therapy schools across the country. As a mentor, she helps to develop both aspiring and seasoned yoga teachers. As a researcher, her Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivorship study on the benefits of yoga for reducing side-effects of cancer treatment has been presented at IAYT's Symposium on Yoga Research and the Society of Integrative Oncology's annual conferences in 2015 and highlighted in Yoga Journal. Cheryl and is a published author with three Yoga Nidra CDs and a companion DVD to the cancer research available from her discography.
Frequently Asked Questions
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