yoga and mindfulness for cancer teacher and teacher trainer
A YA accredited Senior Yoga Teacher, Morven Hamilton has been practising yoga since 1995 and teaching it since 2008. She has been teaching and mentoring on yoga teacher training programmes since 2012. Her previous experience as a language and music teacher and university lecturer has given her almost two decades of teaching and group facilitation experience. During her time working as a teacher, teacher trainer and group facilitator she has seen yoga radically transform people's lives.
Motivated by a fascination with yoga's power to heal, Morven specialised in restorative yoga after doing initial training. This interest led her to yoga therapy and her training in 2010 with Susie Hately, founder of the yogaThrive programme for people on the cancer journey.
She has worked extensively with people seeking the therapeutic benefits of yoga, including those suffering from anxiety, stress, insomnia and depression, CFS, COPD, cancer and those recovering from injury.
In 2011 Morven began her work at Penny Brohn Cancer Care in Bristol, the flagship centre for the UK's leading complementary cancer care organisation. From 2011 to 2016 she worked closely with Penny Brohn clients, running yoga courses for people with cancer and their loved ones.
Over the years her approach has evolved into Healing the Whole Person, a mindful, whole-person approach to yoga for cancer. Mindfulness has played an increasingly important role in her own practice and daily life, and is integral to her teaching style. She has trained on the Breathworks Mindfulness for Health teacher training programme, directed by Vidyamala Burch.
Morven worked as a course facilitator at Penny Brohn Cancer Care for several years, delivering the Living Well course, a two-day intensive course for people coping with the impact of cancer.
She works on a group and one to one basis with cancer patients and has run retreats and workshops for people with a diagnosis and their loved ones. She is an associate on the Bristol City Yoga and Yogafurie teacher training and education programmes, where she teaches on the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, integrated yoga and mindfulness, mindfulness and meditation and restorative yoga.
Visit Morven's main site Yoga by Nature for information about classes, courses and workshops in the South West of England.