Yoga for Cancer Care

Yoga for Cancer Care

Yoga Alliance-Approved Advanced Yoga Studies and
Continuing-Education Yoga Teacher Training

Dates: 2020 dates coming soon!
CEC: 18 Hours (16 Contact, 2 Non-Contact)
Location: Lakeville

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According to The National Cancer Institute, more than ten million Americans alive today have experienced and battled cancer. More than a million people are diagnosed each year. Several years ago, Green Lotus initiated a class specifically designed to address the special needs of people undergoing treatment for cancer and survivors - as well as for their caregivers. This training integrated special meditations, pranayama, and asanas that address the physical challenges resulting from the disease and its treatment, especially lymph distribution and the immune system, as well as offering relief for the mental and spiritual ones.   

Now, Green Lotus is offering, with the contribution of Carrie Macoskey, OTR/L, of the Fairview Rehabilitation Center, a 18-hour continuing education training for yoga teachers, nurses and other medical workers, and fitness trainers, among others. These credits meet the requirements of Yoga Alliance.  Attendees will study anatomy, special meditation and breathing techniques, and visualization methods that address the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of cancer patients and survivors. We will learn and practice which poses address edema and lymph distribution, the impaired immune system, detoxify and improve blood circulation, stretch and relax surgical scars and radiated muscles, and joints that have stiffened as a result of treatment. We learn how to work with in-patient, out-patient, and studio setting to serve cancer patients on every step of their journdy. The coursework also explores the psychological impact experienced by patients and survivors - despair, fear, mood swings, and isolation. The system of yoga has proved to provide relief and restoration in documented research.   


This training is designed for:

  • Medical professionals

  • Cancer patients and survivors

  • Friends and family of those affected by cancer

  • Fitness trainers

  • Yoga teachers

Maureen trained with Ziya Tarapore, teacher of Yoga for Cancer Care at Green Lotus for many years. Maureen also completed Yoga for the Cancer Patient training with Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center of New York. Maureen created and teaches this training and Carrie will deliver information about the lymph system and how it is affected by cancer. 

Yoga for Cancer Care Training Faculty

Required Books 

  • Yogic Management of Cancer by Dr. Swami Nirmalanada

  • Please bring a notebook or journal to capture notes, questions, and observations

Recommended Books That Support This Training

  • Warrior Pose: How Yoga (Literally) Saved My Life by Bhava Ram

  • Lymphedema: A Breast Cancer Patient's Guide to Prevention and Healing by Jeannie Burt and Gwen White

  • Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds by Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D.


This training is being held at our Lakeville Center.  Hours are as follows:

  • Saturday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Sunday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

*No make-up sessions will be available. If students cannot attend for the entire weekend schedule, they will be able to complete the requirements the next time the training is held.


Fee $360

Green Lotus alumni receive a 10% discount.

Because our trainings tend to develop a wait list, refunds will be made to your personal Green Lotus account with less than two weeks notice.  Cancellations made with less than 48 hour notice will not receive a refund.