YCat Yoga Therapy is now accepting applications for the upcoming Level One Training from January 19-March 11, 2023. This will be a live Virtual Level One Training with Sandra Susheela Gilbert, BA, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, director of YCat.

YCat: Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness began as a workshop and later developed into a three level training program with the option of a 90 hr certificate of attendance or a 300 hour YCat certification. YCat is open to Yoga teachers who have completed their 200-hour training and have one year of Yoga teaching experience as well as health care professionals.

The program was created by the late Jnani Chapman who said, “I created YCat Yoga Therapy programs in 1997 after seeing the many challenges that cancer patients face during treatments, hospitalizations and recovery at home. By introducing appropriately adapted Yoga therapy like YCat, people can reduce the severity of distressing side effects from cancer and treatment. We consistently hear, “I feel so much better.” YCat teachers are trained to understand underlying concepts and physiological rationales of Yoga and cancer in order to meet their students where they are and individualize their sessions and classes safely and authentically.

YCat Yoga Therapy is based in the Integral Yoga tradition and the teachings of Swami Satchidananda. A pioneer in Yoga as a complement to medical care, Swami Satchidananda’s students have created integrative and life style change programs. “For decades, Integral Yoga has been introduced into medical and therapeutic settings through programs such as Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease.” Other Integral Yoga teachers include, YCat founder Jnani Chapman,Nischala Joy Devi who created Yoga of the Heart, Michael Lerner, President and co-founder of Commonweal Cancer Help Programs and Dr. Amrita Sandra McLanahan, Integrative Medicine physician and author and many others.

The curriculum includes Swami Satchidananda’s interpretation of the Yoga Sutras as they apply to dealing with pain and suffering, illness and disease, life and death, and daily challenges. More info and registration here.