We are always recruiting qualified yoga teachers to join our mission around Oncology Yoga. We will review qualifications, coach teachers through the admission and certification process, and after graduation assist in locating appropriate volunteer placement. It is our goal to serve the cancer community. Some teachers only teach the required six months and others have been volunteering over 10 years. We have many requests for our teachers each year. We have trained over 200 teachers to date.
The CPF training for yoga teachers is an advanced training with multiple objectives. Doctors provide up to date medical information/research to yoga teachers about cancer and working with cancer patients in their yoga teaching. CPF training is conducted over one and a half days. The program of speakers includes physicians, nurses, physical therapists, social workers and other healthcare and yoga professionals. All the doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and other medical faculty involved in our training certification are volunteers.
We do not say goodbye to our graduates after the training is over. We immediately work together with our graduates to place them in yoga teaching positions where they can teach what they have learned in training, advance their knowledge in a real world setting and gain new skills working with cancer survivors. Some facilities go on to hire our graduates and many people around the community call us for referrals when they are hiring yoga teachers. The foundation provides this service to the community free of charge.