Yoga for Cancer Care

Yoga for Cancer Care

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

Dates: October 6 - 7, 2018
CEC: 20-Hours (16 Contact, 4 Non-Contact)
Location: Lakeville


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. Created by Green Lotus and two of its teachers, Ziya Tarapore, a survivor herself, and Patricia Lowinske, yoga teacher and Green Lotus's spiritual guide, the class 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 20-hour continuing education training for yoga teachers, nurses and other medical workers, and fitness trainers, among others. These credits meet the requirements of both Yoga Alliance and NETA.  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. They 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. 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

Ziya, who has also taught at the Hope Lodge in Rochester, Minnesota, run by the American Cancer Society and part of the Mayo Clinic, will lead this remarkable training, and Carrie will deliver information about the lymph system and how it is affected by cancer. Marcia Appel, E-RYT 500, will assist Ziya and Carrie.

Yoga for Cancer Care Training Faculty

Recommended Books For This Training

  • Yogic Management of Cancer by Dr. Swami Nirmalanada
  • Creative Visualization by Shakthi Gawain
  • Lymphedema: A Breast Cancer Patient's Guide to Prevention and Healing by Jeannie Burt and Gwen White
  • Please bring a notebook or journal to capture notes, questions, and observations


Green Lotus's Yoga for CancerCare training is 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 $400

Register by September 17 and get early bird pricing of $360.
Green Lotus Alumni receive a 10% discount; Registered 300-Hour students receive a 15% 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.