Befriending Cancer with Yoga and Nutrition certification

 

Befriending Cancer with Yoga and Nutrition certification

with Maryam Ovissi, Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapist & Anu Kaur, RDN

4 week series / 20 hours (14 hours of contact/6 non-contact) ~

Date: TBD

Online

 

Price: TBD

- We will offer a free webinar in Oct 2020- Stay Tuned!


Join us for a 4-week on-line course where Anu Kaur and Maryam Ovissi will share evidence-based information on practices to support the journey with cancer. We will address the various stages in the journey and how paying thoughtful attention to your nourishment and self-care practices are essential. 

 

After years of working with individuals on the journey with cancer, we have found that the secret lies in befriending the trauma of cancer and inviting the transformational power of the journey within. The tool for befriending is in creating compassion-based habits.  As health professionals, come and learn the science behind this “befriending approach” and how you can help cancer patients, survivors and caregivers improve their quality of life through yoga and nutrition.   

 

Learning Objectives are:

 

(Week 1)

1.    Learn how Yoga can support a person through the cancer continuum

2.    Understand the impact of cancer on the body and the metabolic alterations in cancer and what is included high-quality nutrition care in healthcare


(Week 2)

          3.   Recognize the stress response and and yoga’s role in quality of life for cancer patients

4.    Exposure to the Malnutrition Assessment tool, the role of weight change and importance of body composition for appropriate treatment for cancer patients

 

(Week 3)

5.    Learn about evidence-based nutritional recommendations for cancer prevention and the current cancer research on special diets and metabolic therapies such as fasting

6.    Understand the role of the nervous system and polyvagal theory in connecting physiology, emotion and lifestyle behavior


(Week 4)

7.    Learn the multi-dimensional/pancha-maya based self-care plan model

8.    Develop Multi-Disciplinary Connections via integrative healthcare referral network, partnerships to integrate yoga into cancer care, and guide cancer patients how to access nutrition care along the cancer continuum

 

Tenderness and compassion are the key principles of our teachings.  In addition to providing the science on nutrition and cancer Anu will lead us through key ideas for healthy nourishment and offer a blueprint for lifestyle changes from simple ways to retrain the palette to a focus on the idea of "attunement towards contentment."  Mind-body nourishment will be seen through the lens of digesting your food and your life to create space for healing. Maryam will offer simple and profound techniques to access the nervous system and create connection.  Come and be part of our community. 

 

Yoga teachers, yoga therapists, registered dietitian nutritionists:  to obtain CEUs, one must attend the full course. 

 

Learn More about Anu Kaur!


Learn More about Maryam Ovissi!


To obtain the certification, one must complete the full weekend and the following requirements:

  • One on one mentoring meeting with Anu and Maryam 

  • Paper on three main takeaways from the weekend 

  • Demonstrate application within one’s professional setting