Yoga for Cancer – A Workshop for Yoga Teachers

A Yoga Therapy Training for Yoga Teachers (200/500 hr)

September 6 – 8, 2019

Yoga can be healing and transformative for people journeying through cancer. While it’s not a cure for cancer, yoga can enhance physical and emotional wellness—and reunite them with the peace many patients had thought they’d lost forever.

Please join Chetna Tracy Boyd as she guides you through this experiential workshop and provides you with an overview of Yoga for Cancer. This workshop will incorporate an educational overview and include some specific tools such as:

  • Breath work
  • Mudras
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Assessment tools for Kosha (subtle body) analysis
  • Intake forms
  • Langhana (cooling practice) vs Brahmana (energizing/heating practices)
  • Eight foundations of “healing and recovery”
  • Two 90-minute examples of therapeutic asana classes for cancer patients and survivors

Enhance your sense of well-being by opting for one of the many Ayurveda and bodywork sessions available at our Wellness Centre.

View our Cancellation Policies

Course Materials

All course materials will be provided and are included in the tuition. We ask that you please bring the following as they will be needed as part of the program:

  • A long sleeved shirt (older)
  • An extra pair of socks

Course Instructor

Chetna Tracy Boyd – E-RYT 500

Chetna Tracy Boyd

Chetna has been studying and practicing yoga in its many aspects since 1999. She began teaching in 2003 and is a graduate of the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, where she was certified in classical ashtanga and hatha yoga systems and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She is a certified yoga therapist (1000 hours) through Integrated Yoga Therapy and joined the faculty of the SSCY Yoga Teacher Training in 2007. Chetna teaches private yoga therapy sessions for specific conditions and specializing in yoga for cancer. As well she teaches public and corporate classes in Victoria. Her compassionate approach to teaching promotes an environment that is relaxing and encouraging, empowering and fun.(E-RYT500 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher).

Course Credentials

This workshop is approved for continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance and is approved for 17 elective credits towards Mount Madonna Center’s YTT500 hr training.


The total cost for the Yoga for Cancer – A Workshop for Yoga Teachers will vary according to the accommodation type chosen.

Accommodation Type Total Including Tuition
(plus Taxes)
Commuter* $360
Shared** w/ Shared Bath $485
Shared** w/ Ensuite $520
Private w/ Shared Bath $530
Private w/ Ensuite $556

*Commuter rate includes meals
**Shared rooms have 2-3 twin beds per room.

Please contact us if you have a preference or questions about shared accommodations.

Fee Details

The fees listed above include tuition for classes and course materials as well as the accommodations, vegetarian meals, tea bar and facility use, from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Taxes will be added to these fees.

Wellness Centre Treatments (additional cost)

Begin your weekend with a nurturing Ayurveda treatment or massage on Friday afternoon and start your weekend feeling renewing and relaxed. Due to the limited time frame for treatments (Friday from 2:00-6:00pm), we recommend booking now to ensure that your preferred times are available. For those staying an extra night, a Sunday afternoon or Monday morning treatment time may also be available.

Kindly note, all reservation requests submitted via e-mail, online registration form or telephone are not confirmed until all fees are paid in full. Please ensure confirmation before making travel arrangements.

View our Cancellation Policies.


Here is a detailed schedule of the training weekend.

2:00 – 6:00 pm Check-in
2:00 – 6:00 pm Wellness treatments available (optional)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:15 pm Welcome Circle & Orientation
8:30 pm Sauna (optional)
7:15 – 8:30 am Sadhana/Asana Class
8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 – 12:00 pm Theory Class
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 6:00 pm Theory Class (with 30 minute tea break)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:15 – 8:30 am Sadhana/Asana Class
8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 – 12:00 pm Theory Class
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 pm Theory Class
3:00 – 3:30 pm Closing Circle

Schedule for Bodywork Treatments

For those who would like to book a treatment with Chikitsa Shala Wellness Centre, possible free times for a treatment are on Friday from 2 – 6 pm. We recommend you book treatments as soon as possible due to availability. Reservations can be made by calling us at 250-537-2326.


View our Cancellation Policies


“I feel like I was really uninformed and naive about cancer and cancer treatment before the workshop. Now I feel like I have a tiny bit of knowledge – and it’s not so scary to think about teaching to folks on a journey with cancer. There is NO WAY that I would have been comfortable teaching at Inspire Health without the workshop. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your wisdom Chetna! I feel very fortunate to have been able to study with you. You are an inspiring teacher and mentor.”

~ Tanya Gita Roberts

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