World Cancer Day: Meet our class hosts, Sophie Trew and Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel – Blog


This month for World Cancer Day, we invite two women who are working in the yoga for cancer space for a special session focused on breathwork and yoga, alongside Yoga for Cancer author and yoga teacher, Vicky Fox.

Find out more about the session and sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/expand-and-let-go-an-exploration-of-breath-and-yoga-for-world-cancer-day-tickets-799384278897?aff=oddtdtcreator

Keep reading to find out more about Sophie and Dr Nina…

Sophie Trew

Sophie Trew works as a Breathwork Coach and Holistic Cancer Guide. In 2016 she co-created Trew Fields Festival- the world’s first cancer awareness & holistic health festival. Sophie works to empower people beyond a diagnosis to take an active role in their health, realise their self-healing capacities and to achieve their unique health intentions. She runs monthly online Breathwork for cancer groups and works with clients globally on a 1:1 basis.

“After being diagnosed with blood cancer in 2014 when I was 23, I became my own guide spending years researching and training in holistic health. I now have almost 10 years of study and experience in the field of holistic cancer health. I work with 1-on-1 clients in a personalised, trauma-informed way using breathwork, nervous system tools, energy healing, mindset coaching, meditations and visualisations.”

This experiential workshop uses the simplest, yet one of the most supportive tools available to you – your breath. You will be guided and supported in this session to come home to yourself with tools and techniques, such as self-massage, breath, gentle movement and visualisation, we will open up the respiratory system — sometimes for the first time — bringing in energy and vitality.

This guided breathwork can release tension, stress & anxiety, improve mental clarity and give you the space to breathe. 

The way you breathe affects every system and function in your body. We’ll end with a deep relaxation and a chance for you to rest.

Find out more about Sophie’s work at:

https://www.sophietrew.com/

https://www.instagram.com/sophietrewbreath

Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel

Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel is an award-winning Oxbridge-trained integrative medicine doctor, scientist, and educator with over a decade’s experience in integrative healthcare. Dr Fuller-Shavel is a Fellow of the College of Medicine, the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel was the Co-Chair of BSIO (British Society for Integrative Oncology) over 2021-2023 and now co-chairs the BSIO Education Committee. Dr Fuller-Shavel has obtained three Oxbridge degrees as a part of her scientific and medical training. Alongside this, Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel holds multiple qualifications in nutrition, integrative medicine, functional medicine, health coaching, herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), yoga, mindfulness, and other therapeutic approaches. Dr Fuller-Shavel is a co-author of ‘Integrative Oncology in Breast Cancer Care’ with Dr Penny Kechagioglou, a book for healthcare professionals due to be published in 2024.

Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel is the founder and Director of Synthesis Clinic, an award-winning multidisciplinary practice in the UK, specialising in women’s health and integrative cancer care. Alongside her clinical work, Dr Fuller-Shavel delivers educational programmes, participates in research in integrative medicine and precision health and contributes to scientific journal editorial boards and guideline development panels nationally and internationally. Finally, Dr Fuller-Shavel is the Co-Founder and Director of Oncio CIC, an innovative non-profit aimed at providing high quality app-based resources for people affected by cancer.

Find out more about Dr Nina’s work at:

https://www.oncio.org/

https://www.synthesisclinic.co.uk/

https://www.drninafullershavel.com/






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