Integral Yoga Therapy Elective
Founded in 1990, YCat is a three-level course designed to work safely with people facing: cancer at any stage, common chronic illnesses, aging, and end of life. Many YCat Yoga therapists are working in medical settings around the country, including outpatient clinics and infusion centers and inpatient units like bone marrow transplant units. The course provides medical and scientific rationales for each aspect of the curriculum and is research and evidence based. Simultaneously, it is also rich in Swami Satchidananda’s interpretation of the Yoga Sutras with respect to how the teachings of the Sutras can help instructor and client gain control of the mind and the senses when dealing with pain and suffering, illness and disease, life and death, and daily moment-to-moment challenges. Topics of study include aspects of biology, physiology and pathophysiology of cancer, common chronic illnesses, and aging—relevant information to make informed choices regarding health supporting adaptations in movement, breathing, imagery, relaxation, meditation, chanting, and other valuable Yoga practices.