Mindful Yoga in Supportive and Palliative Care and into Bereavement

With an aging population and an emphasis in policy on rehabilitation and person-centred care, yoga has practical utility for those facing life-limiting illness. This day is for all interested in learning about working within supportive and palliative care and for yoga therapy students currently on the course.

Course Information

Dates

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018

9.30am to 5.00pm with a one hour lunch break.

  • Cost £170
  • Booking Full Details

    Mindful Yoga in Supportive and Palliative Care and into Bereavement

    Click BOOK NOW to confirm your place. You will be taken to our booking partner’s site to complete the booking. Please look out for your confirmation email. If the course is fully booked click on WAITING LIST to join the wait list.

  • Venue The Light Centre (Moorgate)
  • Location London
  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    This course is for all interested in learning about working within supportive and palliative care in healthcare settings. This may include yoga teachers, yoga therapists and supervisors interested in working with chronic and life limiting illness within healthcare as well as those on the yoga therapy diploma.

  • Other Information Full Details

    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 27

    Number of hours: 14

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This weekend workshop is aimed at yoga teachers and therapists interested in working with common life-limiting conditions. The training will also be of use to those working with bereavement, plus mental health and social care professionals and complementary therapists who wish to add Mindful Yoga skills to their toolkit.

During the training we will be looking at:

  • Overview of common conditions; COPD, cancer, neurological illness, heart failure and dementia – why is there room for non-pharmacological interventions? What is the evidence for their use?
  • Common symptoms; pain, breathlessness, issues with movement, fatigue, anxiety and depression – how can mindful yoga help?
  • The importance of the breath: “If you can breathe you can practice”. Mindful breathing is the core of this way of working – learn about psycho-physical integration through breath awareness, and effects on self-regulation
  • Where there is illness and death there is grief and loss – how can we use mindful yoga for patients dealing with their own losses and facing death, plus support those who are or will be bereaved?
  • How to adapt a practice safely – learn practical skills and specific sequences developed in the hospice
  • Exploring setting up groups in community, charity and healthcare settings – making a “pitch” to funders and commissioners.
  • Self-care is important when working with loss, death and dying – mindful yoga is the perfect “resilience toolkit”. Looking after yourself and using yoga in the workplace for healthcare professionals.

Kate Binnie is an HPC registered music psychotherapist and mindful yoga therapist with an Msc in Palliative Care. She is an associate researcher at Bristol University working on the Wellcome funded Life of Breath project (www.lifeofbreath.co.uk) towards her Phd which is on the uses of body-mind therapies in advanced disease.

For more information please read Kate’s article on Mindful Yoga on the Hospice UK website. Kate is also involved with Life of Breath, a Wellcome Trust research project on breathlessness. You can read her blogs for LOB here.

Please note that this training can count towards the elective hours required for the Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma.

What our students say

Absolutely brilliant. Passionate, experienced, informative and honest. Going away with actual tools to take yoga into the palliative care community. Victoria Michaels on Introduction to Mindful Yoga in Supportive and Palliative Care, April 2017

Course Information

Dates

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018

9.30am to 5.00pm with a one hour lunch break.

  • Cost £170
  • Booking Full Details

    Mindful Yoga in Supportive and Palliative Care and into Bereavement

    Click BOOK NOW to confirm your place. You will be taken to our booking partner’s site to complete the booking. Please look out for your confirmation email. If the course is fully booked click on WAITING LIST to join the wait list.

  • Venue The Light Centre (Moorgate)
  • Location London
  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    This course is for all interested in learning about working within supportive and palliative care in healthcare settings. This may include yoga teachers, yoga therapists and supervisors interested in working with chronic and life limiting illness within healthcare as well as those on the yoga therapy diploma.

  • Other Information Full Details

    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 27

    Number of hours: 14

Book Now