“Yoga, Cancer and Healing” explores the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of cancer from a yogic perspective. By not applying the principles of yoga daily, both spiritually and emotionally, we bring about changes in our bodies on a physiological level that can set the stage for the development of cancer & chronic disease.
Yoga, Cancer and Healing introduces the participants to a new way of viewing cancer – the cause, development, treatment, and the language used by doctors and patients alike, by examining the principles and practice of yoga to achieve a new path to healing this disease. We explore, in detail, the language surrounding a diagnosis of cancer, comparing the conventional medical philosophy of treatment which focuses on forceful, combative language, with how all of us can reframe this philosophy, using the basic principles of yoga to embrace the healing power within each and every one of us.
We practice yoga not only as a form of exercise that strengthens our bodies, but also as a spiritual practice that brings us to a true awareness of ourselves. Participants will learn about the Yoga Sutras, 196 succinct lessons written by Patanjali between 500 & 200 B.C., which outline a basic plan for living. We will learn about the 8-limb path of yoga, specifically the Yamas (control in relation to yourself and others), Asanas (physical postures) and Pranayama (conscious control of our breath), and how by not following these 3 limbs in our daily lives, we set the stage for the development of cancer and chronic disease.
We will examine the definition and physiological causes of cancer and how this relates specifically to the practice of Pranayama and the concept of Prana (life force) on a cellular level. We will discuss angiogenesis as a part of normal wound healing and explore the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual “wounds” suffered during our lives, and how yoga teaches us to resolve them to ultimately bring about healing. The Radical Forgiveness Ceremony will give participants a chance to reframe and heal these “wounds.”
Naturopathic Medical Doctor, Author, International Speaker and CYT200, Dr. Christina M. Tondora, and CYT and Renaissance Woman, Ms. Susan B. Smith (posthumously) call upon their expert knowledge, personal experience and spiritual practice to present both medical and patient perspectives on dealing with cancer.
This powerful workshop combines yoga movement, interactive lecture and healing ceremonies to reframe our awareness and attitude towards cancer, helping us heal our lives.
Sunday, April 24, 2016 – 8:00 – 5:00 pm
10309 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, Bldg B
Register by calling (602) 971-0621 or go online to www.drtondora.com
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