Jnani Chapman, RN, BSN, and CYT, is founder and director of YCat Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness, a three-level certification training for medical and mental health professionals, yoga teachers, and caregivers. Jnani is a senior staff member of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program and a former executive director of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. A founding clinician at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, she was a nurse case manager and cardiac rehab/stress management specialist for Dean Ornish, MD,'s heart-disease reversal program, and she now teaches for his prostate cancer research group. Currently teaching for St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco, Jnani also teaches and consults nationally and internationally. Learn more at jnanichapman.com.
The Nonphysical Practices of Yoga Therapy for Healing in Medical Settings
- Course ID: AMCHAP
Monday, January 21 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday All-Day Intensives
Continue Your Education / Therapeutic / Mixed Levels
Discover the nonphysical practices of yoga that assist people in mobilizing their inner resources for healing when faced with chronic or life-threatening conditions, including cancer, heart, and autoimmune diseases. We'll discuss bringing these practices into medical settings from a body organs and systems perspective. Topics include the physiology of breath and movement, common symptoms and side effects, yoga texts, pratyahara, imagery, meditation and pranayama.
For health professionals and health care administrators, yoga teachers, caregivers, and people who have been diagnosed with cancer or stable chronic conditions. Lecture & discussion interspersed with easy asana, pranayama, imagery, and meditation.