Schedule & Course Content

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Our training consists of two main components:

Pre-Training

We offer one self-directed learning module that includes reading assignments and an audio recording prior to our on-site training.

On-Site Training

Participants gather at the retreat facility, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, for 5 days of sessions in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere conducive to learning. Kripalu is located in the Berkshires in Stockbridge, MA, approximately one hour from Albany, NY, and 90 minutes from Hartford, CT. Surrounded by 300 beautiful acres, Kripalu sits on a hilltop, with exquisite views of surrounding woodlands, hills, valleys, and the serene Lake Mahkeenac. In addition to the training, you will have access to daily yoga and Kripalu YogaDance® and use of the facility during your stay—sauna, fitness room, lakefront beach, hiking trails, and more.

Each day of the training offers an exploration of various healing modalities through discussion and practice, time for questions, and individual assistance.

Program Topics Include:

Morning Yoga at Patient Navigation Training

  • Client Assessment
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Survivorship Issues
  • The Art of Healing
  • Spiritual Support
  • Nutrition
  • Application of Complementary Modalities
  • Building Trust
  • Planning Your Integrative Practice

Certificate of Completion:

All participants will be awarded a certificate of Completion for Training in Integrative Cancer Care Navigation provided they successfully complete all Pre-Conference Self-Directed Learning Modules, attend the entire on-site training, and turn in completed evaluations.

Continuing Education:

In 2016, professionals were eligible to receive the following Continuing Education Credits (2017 Credits pending):

  • Social Workers – 40.5 credits
  • Nurses – 35.5 credits
  • Psychologists – 23 credits
  • Yoga Teachers – 5.75 credits

Post-Training

Post-training support is offered to students through educational teleconferences, continued access to faculty, and our IION Alumni Facebook group.

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