Sandra Susheela Gilbert
Sandra Susheela Gilbert, BA, C-IAYT, E-RYT500 has been the director of YCat since December 2017 and has spent the last fourteen years as Senior Faculty of YCat and facilitating YCat programs alongside YCat founder, Jnani Chapman. She is a highly recognized Integral Yoga teacher holding advanced training certificates in Stress Management, Integrative and Mind/Body therapies, CancerGuides and Patient Navigation. She has taught for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Beth Israel/Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NYC and taught the YCat curriculum for the Mt. Sinai Breast Health Resource Center and in the Ruttenberg Oncology infusion center. Sandra Susheela has also taught at retreats and training’s for the Omega Institute, for the Center for Mind Body Medicine and for Chai Lifeline. In addition, she was one of the first Urban Zen integrative therapists in practice in NYC for their 2008 initiative and research. Sandra currently teaches in Yoga research and as a research assistant at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, TN. Sandra is appreciated for her patience, presence and dedication in service to those who are going through the experience of cancer and cancer treatment as well as the YCat teachers she trains and mentors. She shares her service through the lens of Yoga and says, “Wherever you are, Yoga is there for you
YCat Level One provides an evidence-informed, experiential framework for adapting the practices of Yoga safely for people with cancer and multiple medical issues. The curriculum is based in nursing process and uses a body, organs and systems orientation combined with the ancient teachings of Yoga. The program provides medical and scientific rationales for each aspect of the curriculum, along with Swami Satchidanada’s interpretation of the Yoga Sutras as they apply to dealing with pain and suffering, illness and disease, life and death, and daily challenges.