contact 1300 844 693  | member area | invite friend | AdoreYoga AdoreYoga

adore yoga blog


I’ve been teaching yoga to cancer patients and survivors for many years. In 2013, after losing two loved ones to cancer and learning that a number of friends had received a diagnosis, I launched the Pink Ribbon Yoga project. I had a BIG goal– to make yoga accessible to every woman living with cancer in Australia.

 

It started with a fundraiser– The World’s Longest Yoga Chain. We broke a world record, raised $25,000 for cancer research and started to build a community of people who were ready to step up and make a difference. 

 

Over the next three years I ran fundraising yoga classes, offered free Pink Ribbon classes to women with cancer and developed training programs for yoga teachers who want to work with cancer patients. I trawled the scientific literature looking for evidence of the benefits of yoga for people with cancer and discovered many studies demonstrating how the right kind of yoga can dramatically improve many of the symptoms associated with cancer treatment.  

 

This week saw a new breakthrough in reaching my goal of making yoga accessible to all women with cancer in Australia.  After running pilot programs earlier in the year, Cancer Council NSW has invited me to develop a yoga and meditation workshop to integrate into their Enrich program for cancer survivors.

 

It’s a significant step that will make the tools of yoga and meditation accessible to many more cancer survivors. It also means that more yoga teachers will have the opportunity to share their skills in meaningful ways that make a real difference to their community.

 

There’s still a little way to go before every woman in Australia can access yoga classes during the treatment of and recovery from yoga, but today I feel we’ve moved a little closer to fulfilling that dream Thank you to CCNSW and all the yogis who have supported the Pink Yoga Project so far.


Nikola Ellis is the founder of Adore Yoga, yoga therapist, counselor and teacher trainer. She conducts regular trainings that help people of all ages, shapes and abilities enjoy the benefits of yoga and meditation, including Meditation Facilitator Certificate TrainingsLevel 1 200hr Teacher Training;  150hr Post Graduate Yoga Teacher Training in Mental Health, Adaptive Asana and the Foundations of Yoga Therapy and a highly regarded professional 650hr Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy. Got a question about yoga or ayurveda? Ask Nikola here.  


Comments through Facebook

Trackback Link
http://www.adoreyoga.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=2848&PostID=690904&A=Trackback
Trackbacks
Post has no trackbacks.

Subscribe


Add to Flipboard Magazine.

Subscribe by email

Like us on Facebook

categories

cancer survivor yoga healthy eating yoga teacher Yoga day retreat Pizhichil Yoga teacher training yoga for eating disorders how to become a yoga therapist Anorexia making yoga accessible contentment anti ageing yoga yoga for mums Dr. NC Photography autumn recipes day retreat Yoga journal neti men's yoga relaxation for children Niyama Yoga Reach yoga for women Bali Paradise Retreat pink ribbon yoga kids meditation Lauren Tober cardiovascular disease Lucy Proud new to yoga allergies Ahimsa happiness shitali yoga therapy training July yoga bali counselling recipes detox yoga alliance guidelines Yoga for anorexia Yin Yoga Compassion meditation become a yoga teacher Sarah Corbett yoga 4 cancer Adore Yoga yoga philosophy yoga cardiovascular detox yoga Head massage Angelina Jolie people Koshas Yang yoga patanjali detox retreat Yoga for Spring Tropical yoga retreat Yoga relaxation yoga manifesto yoga styles yoga christmas beginners yoga October yoga retreat private yoga class yoga blog yoga detox Ali Dear community yoga try yoga yoga for winter yoga competition daintree Asthma learn to teach yoga yoga and alcohol Villa Boreh CCNSW curvy yoga yoga for asthma Weekend yoga retreat yoga, sleep, insomnia yoga commodification women's cancers body image Yoga retreat sydney Level 1 yoga teacher training yoga modifications Maurice Eberlein yoga student profile Off The Mat hayfever Seane Corn Insight Yoga Reiki life change Teacher Training intermediate yoga chanting yoga in Bali back pain, yoga for back pain yoga therapists anxiety creativity savoring Yoga in Paradise Balance KYM Rachel Zinman unyogic pancha kosha yoga e-book anti ageing yoga for bigger bodies Belinda Gurd Queensland yoga retreat 2014 Pink Yoga Bhakti Yoga Yoga inspiration yoga injuries ageing yogi Mindfulness yoga therapy daintree rainforest yoga and body image Relaxation Capturing Gratitude Love yoga for sleep yoga for cancer yoga for over 50 Yama yoga for over 40 beauty meditation teacher Autumn yoga Seva Spring Yoga Intensive yoga therapy australia AG Mohan Trikonasana cooling yoga sitali January yoga retreat Sarah Powers adore yoga in mosman meditation for children psychology Start yoga Fresh Start Retreat Sukha yoga practice yoga cleansing KHYF new yoga teacher santosha Festival of Mosman Warrior 2 Loving kindness meditation teaching meditation Edo and Jo yoga for older students detox yoga retreat Marianne Elliot yoga therapy accreditation cleansing yoga holiday yoga classes Bali yoga Frittata adore yoga retreat savouring ayurvedic massage yoga for heart advanced yoga teacher training stress yoga guided relaxation 500 hour yoga teacher training mature age yoga Yoga routine kausthub desikachar yoga instructor teaching yoga Yoga retreat NSW niyamas Transform your life yoga in nepal cancer yoga Adore Yoga Teachers Dharma Level 2 Yoga Eve Grzybowski cancer council Mentoring Metta Meditation mosman blog spring yoga learn yoga chakras negative body image massage in india New years resolution A Sound Life yoga alliance yoga lifestyle Ayurveda Generosity Gratitude Valentines yoga Therapeutic yoga consumer capitalism feminism meditation made easy Sydney yoga retreat Mastectomy Feminist teaching Yoga poses city yoga retreat samtosa emotions 200 hour yoga teacher training insomnia yoga teachers India yoga retreat kids relaxation meditation for beginners Philosophy mosman yoga yoga cleanse breast cancer Yoga of the mind Pranayama Guinness World Record anger asana yoga guide shatkarma Elizabeth Armstrong World's Longest Yoga Chain yoga in mosman Yoga and Money soup Summer Yoga yoga asana bali yoga retreat one on one yoga Meditation Teacher Training Yoga workshop yoga classes Yoga Nidra yoga for trekking Brook McCarthy learning meditation Self Acceptance yoga chain yoga retreat india heart health yoga alliance yoga therapy Jala neti Nikola Ellis India yoga and body image coalition yoga detox retreat yoga for men Manipura chakra yoga teacher training sydney yoga retreat easy meditation Yoga Gives Back Feminist yoga guided meditation Yoga for bulimia birthday yoga Sthira Eating disorders Student yoga teacher yoga body image

archive