Enlightened Events

Yoga for Cancer Workshop with Lisa Blanch

Presented by: Enlightened Events

1 in 2 Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.(1)
 Australia currently has over 1.1 million people affected by cancer. While survival rates have increased to 69% (across all cancers), many people living through this disease have lifelong side-effects from both the disease and its treatments, which reduce their quality of life and wellbeing.(2)

Yoga is gaining popularity with cancer patients and survivors as they seek to rebuild health.  Current research indicates that therapeutically-applied Yoga for cancer groups has demonstrated benefits for quality of life, sleep disturbance, and symptoms of anxiety, fatigue, and depression.(3)

There is a demand for Yoga teachers and therapists to gain specific training and understanding  so you can safely and intelligently teach to people with a cancer history. 

You will:
Understand the facts about cancer and its treatments
Discover how evidence-based yoga can deeply benefit those with cancer
Identify safe and appropriate practices to manage cancer side-effects including fatigue, anxiety and neuropathy
Empower your clients and students about self-care during yoga practice
Develop skills so you can adapt practices for client’s with complex health issues
Improve your skills so you communicate with clarity and compassion

Through exploration and hands-on practical work, you will build a foundation of knowledge upon which to base a safe, intelligent and personalised approach to Yoga for Cancer.

Lisa Blanch
Lisa Blanch is a Certified Yoga Therapist, Senior Yoga Teacher and yoga educator who has offered therapeutic yoga to public and corporate groups, private clients and Sydney hospitals for 15 years. Since 2013, Lisa has specialised in therapeutic yoga for cancer care. She is currently a practitioner at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in Sydney where she provides group Yoga Therapy in The LivingRoom, Supportive Care and Integrative Medicine department.
 
Lisa has delivered several workshops on therapeutic yoga and presented at national yoga conferences around Australia. She headed the Asana Team for the IYTA Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training from 2014 – 2017. She was responsible for curriculum development, teaching planning and implementation for this component of the course. Lisa has also provided education sessions for medical staff in hospitals, participates on the Advisory Board of Yoga for Pain Care Australia, and is an Accessible Yoga Ambassador.  Lisa is writing the YogaCPR book for cancer patients and survivors.

Who Should Attend?
• Yoga therapists, yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainees 
• Medical doctors, health professionals and complementary therapists who want to use evidence-based, Yoga practices in their work

Benefits of attending this workshop:
• Learn from Lisa Blanch, specialist in Yoga and cancer
• Learn practical tools and techniques that you can apply immediately with your students and clients
• Educate yourself about the safest and most effective way to teach Yoga to your students with cancer and related conditions 
• Connect with a network of yoga teachers and therapists working in this field
• Deepen your knowledge of Yoga as a therapeutic practice
• Yoga teachers are eligible for 14 Continuing Professional Development points

This workshop will only be offered once in 2020 in Sydney through Enlightened Events

Date: 19-20 Sept 2020, 9am - 5pm
Venue: The Centre, Randwick, NSW
Cost: $450 for the first 10 bookings and then $550 thereafter. Book now to save $100.


1 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019. Cancer in Australia: In brief 2019. Cancer series no. 122. Cat no. CAN 126. Canberra: AIHW
2 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019. Cancer in Australia 2019. Cancer series no.119. (AIHW)
3 Lopez,G. et al (2018) Group Yoga Effects on Cancer Patient and Caregiver Symptom Distress: Assessment of Self-reported Symptoms at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. (PUBMED)  PMCID:PMC6247544