Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing professional development is a requirement for all registered practitioners.~
Due to the COVID situation we are still in the planning stage for next years program.
We hope to offer the following:​

Yoga Therapy for People Living with and Beyond Cancer

There are many different types of cancer, with a myriad of treatments and possible side effects that ensue. Yoga Therapy can be offered alongside these treatments, to empower and support individuals to negotiate the physical, emotional and mental aspects that this journey brings.

The weekend will be packed with information, practical tools and shared experience, to build your knowledge, skills and confidence to work therapeutically with people going through and beyond cancer treatments; in a clinical setting, individually or in groups.

Your tutors Jackie Hayfield and Sue Skelton draw on years of personal experience of working with people with cancer, to provide a unique training. Jackie is a Tutor for Real Yoga, CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist and cancer survivor. Sue has completed her Yoga Therapist training, and is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Oncology and Palliative Care with over 20 years’ experience.

  • Over the 2 days you will learn:
  • The physiology of cancers and their treatments
  • The whole person approach to working with cancer using the 5 kosha model, and evidence based research
  • Practical skills and confidence to talk to and work with people with cancer and their carers; building a heartcentred rapport
  • To adapt and individualise yoga practices in response to treatments, surgeries and medical implements, as well as contraindications
  • Establish the benefits of working individually and with groups within different settings including the NHS and cancer charities
  • Where to go for information and resources

2 day CPD Training £160

Weekend 1st & 2nd October 2022 9:30am-4:30pm

Venue to be confirmed

With Jackie Hayfield and Sue Skelton

Alternatively contact Helen or Jackie direct.

Jackie Hayfield
Telephone: 079555 87772

Sue Skelton
Telephone: 07766 164778

The Interface between Yoga and Healing

With Jean Danford: Principal of Real Yoga and senior tutor for the College of Healing

Many Yoga teachers and therapists find themselves interested in the healing aspects of yoga, often taking Reiki, or short healing courses, to explore further. It is natural as we progress in yoga, to notice a change in our natural energy reserves and to want do something with that. Pranic healing is the yogi’s way of using that extra energy for oneself or for others. This workshop explores the shared history and methodology of healing and Yoga, traditional pranic healing techniques and the shared understanding of subtle energy.

We will also look at the exchange of energy in the therapeutic relationship.

Coming Soon

With Jean Danford

Reflective Practice and Mentoring

The therapist is on a continuing journey in their own development, as they work with clients.
We feel it is important to reflect and integrate our experiences in therapy, and have support from a peer group. For this we offer facilitated Yoga Therapy support groups face to face or by Zoom.

Dates for these are being planned.

One to one mentoring is also available in hour or half hour sessions. These may be face to face, or by phone, Skype or Zoom. Please register your interest and we will be in touch to arrange an appointment. Alternatively just call or email.

CPD Event: TBA in 2022
With Jean Danford


CNHC Registration

Graduates of the Real Yoga Training School are trained to a standard which allows them to register with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
The British Council of Yoga Therapy

BCYT Accredited

Accredited with The British Council for Yoga Therapy and follows the National Occupational Standard for Yoga Therapy and the Core Curriculum set by BCYT.

Balens Specialist Insurance

Real Yoga has a special Block Scheme Insurance with Balens for both its yoga therapy and teacher training, covering teachers and therapists throughout their training.