YCat Level One

YCat Level One is an intensive ten-day program that provides 90 Yoga Alliance hours and includes some pre-program preparation and reading assignments. The program provides medical and scientific rationales for each aspect of the curriculum, along with Swami Satchidanada’s interpretation of the Yoga Sutras as they apply to dealing with pain and suffering, illness and disease, life and death, and daily challenges. The entire program of 300-hours is included as part of the Integral Yoga Advanced Certification Program. www.iyta.org/Advanced-Certification

YCat Level One Training 2018 - Satchidanda Ashram-Yogaville, VA

YCat Level One Training 2018 - Satchidanda Ashram-Yogaville, VA


Curriculum & Lectures:

Cancer Treatments —e.g., surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapies, and targeted and hormonal therapies

Common side effects —e.g., lymphedema, fatigue, pain, nausea, neuropathy, menopause, osteoporosis, digestive and sleep disorders

Exploring adaptations in Yoga —e.g., postures and movement, breathing practices, meditation, Yoga Nidra, guided imagery as well as use of sound and ritual for healing for use in common chronic illnesses, aging and end of life, with specific adaptation suggestions, examining case studies and adaptions

Studying the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali —e.g., applications to illness and aging, examining one’s personal relationship with death, dying, and end of life.

Yoga & Cancer Research —e.g., reviewing and analyzing related Yoga and cancer research

Communcation Skills —e.g., creating Therapeutic Relationships, developing a professional voice for working with medical personnel