Introduction to Yoga for Cancer – Tapping Into the Body’s Inherent Healing Wisdom


There are 14.3 million Americans living with cancer today. By 2024 there will be 19 million. Increasing evidence demonstrates that yoga provides physical and emotional support during and after cancer treatment. Survivors want and need yoga, but what kind?

It is most commonly believed that the best kind of yoga for cancer is gentle and restorative in nature. This idea is limiting and likely formed from a misunderstanding of what cancer survivors really need and want.

In this course with Tari Prinster, author of Yoga for Cancer, you will learn about the yoga4cancer (y4c) methodology developed from the questions asked over the past 10 years by yoga teachers and cancer patients.

What You Will Learn

  • Ways to Deal with Cancer: The role of treatments, the immune system, and yoga
  • Common issues experienced after cancer treatment and the role of yoga in healing
  • Teaching or Practicing Yoga for Cancer – Why gentle is not enough
  • How to maximize natural detoxification as part of your practice
  • The five basic principles of teaching or practicing yoga for cancer
  • How to motivate and engage when people don’t feel like moving
  • For Cancer Survivors: Addressing common side effects with the science of yoga

This Course Also Includes:

  • Yoga Practice Video: This course also includes a yoga practice with Tari for people with cancer or cancer survivors.
  • Recordings of Both Sessions: Yours to keep. It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get the recordings of both sessions (MP3 downloadable and MP4 streaming online), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.
  • Transcripts of Both Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.


What People Say About the Course
“Hi Tari, I just wanted to say a great big thank you for your course on Yoga U Online. I have been teaching Satyananda Yoga at our Cancer Society here in Auckland, New Zealand,for the past 2 years and although I have great faith the practice of yoga for cancer survivors and for those who have not survived; your lecture gave me a whole new level of insight and understanding. I also realized that although the Cancer Society are progressive enough to offer yoga as part of their service, they don’t actually have a full understanding of the benefits. So watch out – I’m on a mission now to educate them!! With much love and gratitude.” ~ Grateful in Auckland
“Regarding benefits and why yoga? When I tell friends that I’ve practiced yoga for 14 years, from many many different yoga philosophies — I always share the one common thing that cuts across all from Iyengar to Kripalu and everything in between. No matter what type of yoga: I’ve always felt better. So when I was going through the first year of my cancer journey,  I remembered that and continued practicing. Every day. Through surgery, radiation, a year of chemo, and since then – chemobrain that left me akin to having a stroke or Alzheimer’s. But I kept doing yoga. 4 years later, I’ve changed my life – transforming from a stressed out high tech exec to a yoga teacher. Everyone benefits from yoga. Everyone. People in the cancer journey just have a greater sense if urgency. Thank you Tari. This is just what I need now in my continuing adventure!  ~ Anonymous

This course qualifies for 3 CEs with Yoga Alliance.

Tari Prinster, a cancer survivor, yoga teacher, and author of Yoga for Cancer, developed the yoga4cancer (y4c) methodology using contemporary research on cancer and yoga. Since 2003 Tari has trained over 1,500 yoga teachers.

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