Supporting People with Cancer into Class
with Ruth Henderson-Cash

Better serve your students fighting with this all too prevalent disease.
For teachers and trainees.

Sat 17th Apr 2021 ~ 2pm to 5pm (3hrs)

Cost £30.

Roughly one in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime, with the risk increasing with age. Each person’s experience of it will be unique. Yoga offers an adaptable practice to support the whole person at a challenging time.

During this workshop, we will cover the most common cancers amongst men and women, typical treatment protocols, and how this may impact how they practice their yoga during various treatment stages and beyond.

We will cover advice on discussing the student’s cancer with them, so that you as a teacher are better able to direct their practice. We will myth bust some of the fears you or your student may have about their yoga practice. And spend some time role playing and offering relevant adaptions for students, with time for Q&A and sharing.

This workshop is currently lined up to be in-person at the yoga studio in Rodney Road (covid restrictions allowing).

Please bring your own yoga mat, any props you might need, warm layers and your own water bottle (we are not allowed to share anything with you to be covid secure).

About Ruth :

Hello, I’m Ruth Henderson-Cash, a native New Yorker (my accent still gives me away). Having completed a degree in economics and working as a chartered accountant, my heart told me that corporate life was no longer for me. Being a long term practitioner of yoga, the opportunity to retrain as a yoga teacher presented itself, and I jumped at the chance.

I’m now a registered yoga therapist, Yoga Alliance professional, and CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) registered, and have taught yoga since 2013.

​Why I do what I do:

Bringing balance, harmony and well being to the lives of my students is what gets me out of bed each day. Having had breast cancer myself back in 2017 – and knowing how much yoga supported me during this time – I particularly enjoy helping people with health challenges in my yoga therapy classes.

I love empowering people with the tools they need to make positive changes in their lives – whether that’s physical improvements to their strength or fitness levels, or changes in mindset or attitude.