[Live Streamed] Yoga for Cancer Series with Cheryl Fenner Brown
One event on Sep 20, 2021 at 12:00 am
Yoga is an amazing self-care tool for cancer patients and survivors, but a different approach is needed than what you may find in most public classes. In this series take a deep dive into gentle active asana, chair yoga, restorative yoga, and somatic movement therapies that strengthen the immune system and help counteract treatment side-effects. Learn how to adapt common yoga poses, what should be avoided and what can help ease pain, insomnia, neuropathy, lymphedema, cancer-related fatigue, anxiety, and digestive distress.
Open to all levels of yoga experience.
Note: This series is also part of a Yoga for Cancer Teacher Training. Click here for more information.
Suggested Props: yoga mat, 2-3 blankets, 2 bolsters or couch cushions, 2 blocks, chair, and a buckled strap. Lots of props around your home can work: https://www.yogacheryl.com/props.html
Recordings will be available to participants until June 11, 2021 (spring session).
✓ Spring Session: Fridays, May 7-28, 1:00-3:00pm
✓Fall Session: Mondays, September 20-October 11, 3:00-5:00pm
Note: Our series require a minimum of five registered participants, by five days before the start date; if you are considering joining please register early.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to start of series. No refunds allowable after that time.
Yoga for Cancer Teacher Training
This series can be taken as part of a Yoga for Cancer Teacher Training. For more info on this and the 8 Limbs 300/500-hour Teacher Training Program click here. Enrollees in the 300/500 training register here.
About the instructor: Cheryl Fenner Brown
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.
As a yoga therapist with over 1,600 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 7,700 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 is a published author with three Yoga Nidra CDs and a companion DVD to the cancer research available from her discography.
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