Cancer Therapy Yoga Training


Cancer Yoga Therapy Training

April 6-8, 2017

We invite certified Yoga teachers to join us in learning how to design and teach a Yoga Therapy class to cancer patients and survivors in a safe and therapeutic environment.


Cancer Therapy Yoga

Curriculum includes:

  • Yoga postures appropriate for survivors of all types of cancer and their therapeutic advantages, contraindications, and modifications
  • The science and physiology of cancer, its treatments and side effects, and how yoga can help to reduce pain, build muscle mass and bone, and foster a healthy lifestyle while undergoing chemotherapy, surgeries and/or radiation
  • Develop and lead classes compassionately and competently to improve balance, flexibility, and strength and to relieve stress, anxiety and pain that is often associated with cancer

Training Hours
Thursday, April 6: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Friday, April 7:  9am-5pm
Saturday, April 8:  9am-5pm

Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate of completion that may be applied toward Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 20 total CEUs, including 15-contact CEUs.

Pre-requisite: 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training


$499 early registration by March 6, 2017
$549 Full Tuition
$449 PYTT Alumni Rate

Questions? Contact a teacher training advisor.

Click here to fill out an application and also register online with a non-refundable deposit of $150.

Note: To receive early bird registration, tuition must be paid in full by discount deadline.

Applicants must complete an application.  Accepted applications will be notified via email.

Ingrid Yang, M.D., J.D., E-RYT-500, co-author of Hatha Yoga Asanas, has been teaching yoga since 1999 and cancer therapy yoga since 2006. She has been leading this training since 2009 and has specifically designed this training for certified yoga teachers to learn how to teach cancer yoga therapy with skill and confidence. She is a physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, with a particular emphasis on spinal cord injury, sports medicine and cancer rehab. Dr. Yang is also the founder and past director of Blue Point Yoga, a yoga center in Durham, NC, where she developed this training while she was employed as a research associate at Duke Medical Center's breast oncology department. At Duke, she focused her research on breast cancer and genetic and protein signatures demonstrated in chemotherapy treatment. Having worked closely with cancer patients in both clinical and yoga settings, Ingrid is uniquely qualified to inform and inspire teachers to lead cancer patients though the healing process of Yoga.