RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR BREAST
An 8 hour intensive training program for yoga
teachers, oncology massage therapists,
specialists, and physical therapists
program is designed to provide professionals with additional
tools to meet the unique physical and emotional needs of
breast cancer patients and survivors using specialized
gentle restorative yoga poses and movement. Leading a
yoga class for cancer patients and survivors, especially
those with breast cancer, is much different than leading
your usual yoga class.
This program addresses issues
associated with treatment, such as stimulating the lymphatic
and cardiovascular systems affected by sitting for extended
periods of time during chemotherapy, improving range of
motion after surgery, and calming the anxiety that often
accompanies diagnosis and treatment. Modification of
poses will be covered for patients with ports, neuropathy,
weak muscles or fragile bones due to treatment, and skin
sensitivities that may occur during radiation or
As important as understanding the
physical limitations of those who will come to you for help,
is understanding the psychological effects.
Approaching each pose for each patient with humor,knowledge,
and a positive attitude will provide them with the
reassurance they need to reap the most benefit from yoga.
Topics covered include:
of Breast Cancer and Yoga
- Cancer Treatments and Side Effects
- Assessing Physical Limitations
Importance of Breathe Work
vs. Harmful Poses and Props
Adaptations for Comfort and Safety
Dealing with Emotions of Fear and Anxiety
This 8 hour
intensive program consists of hands-on training and lecture
time. It is co-taught by an oncology massage/ lymphedema
therapist and yoga instructor who is a breast cancer survivor.
An illustrated training manual and additional resource materials
will be provided.
completion of training participants will receive Restorative
Yoga For Breast Cancer Certification through PinkHippy.org.
Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) and others who are eligible may
use this certification for 8 hours of continuing education
Two Day Intensive
Friday - November 10, 2017 from
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday - November 11, 2017 from 12:00
YMCA of Central Massachusetts
Westborough, MA 01581
Class will be held in the Lower Studio inside the Wellness
Please bring a yoga mat, water, and snacks.
Registration Fee: $275
Bachand has been practicing and teaching hatha and
restorative yoga for more than 40 years. In addition
to her knowlege and experience as a yoga instructor she brings
her personal perspective as a breast cancer survivor to the
training program. Del provides one-on-one yoga sessions to
cancer patients and others with physical or emotional
limitations as well as group sessions in central MA. She
is a founding member and current President of the Board of
Directors of PinkHippy.org.
Piegorsch is a licensed massage therapist with specialized
training in oncology massage and manual lymph drainage.
She studied different therapeutic techniques in MA, Virginia and
Hawaii, and received advanced training for working with cancer
patients under the direction of Gayle McDonald and Tracy
Walton. Marie is also a certified Restorative Yoga
instructor and a member of ABMP and S4OM.org. In addition
to maintaining a private massage therapy practice, Marie is the
Director of the Oncology Massage Program for PinkHippy.org.
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will be emailed to you along with a receipt for payment.
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and we will forward a registration form to you.