Yoga for Cancer Teacher Training
Tari Prinster, a cancer survivor, master yoga teacher, and author, developed Yoga4Cancer (y4c) using contemporary research on cancer and yoga. She is the founder and president of The Retreat Project, a nonprofit whose mission is…
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This program has informed how I select, sequence, and teach my cancer and non-cancer classes. As a survivor, it has opened my eyes and heart about my personal practice and lifestyle. Thank you, Tari.
—Donna W., program participant
I absolutely loved this training and recommend it to all teachers interested in teaching to cancer survivors. Tari is funny, compassionate, and real.
—Pamela M., Glastonbury, Connecticut
For 200-hour yoga teachers, health-care professionals, and others with relevant background and training.
Become a yoga teacher equipped to understand the unique needs and challenges of cancer patients and survivors. Learn the y4c methodology created by Tari Prinster, an approach to teaching yoga that addresses specific physical conditions, invites curiosity, and gives emotional support to those touched by cancer.
In this training designed for experienced yoga teachers, Tari includes lectures, demonstrations, discussions, practice-teaching sessions, individualized feedback, and tips on starting a cancer survivor program. Through her specialized 45-hour curriculum, you will learn
- The science behind yoga
- Basics of cancer treatments and side effects
- How and why yoga strengthens the immune system
- Appropriate and inappropriate poses.
Tari has offered this training for more than 10 years and trained more than 1,000 yoga teachers and health-care practitioners. This workshop sends you home inspired to expand your teaching and ready to offer smart, safe, and caring yoga classes in private or group settings.
Required reading This program has eight hours of required reading and assignments in addition to the scheduled classroom hours in order to meet the total 45 hours needed to satisfy curriculum requirements. This includes two hours of pre-training reading and assignments, which will be emailed two weeks prior to the workshop start date.
- 34.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
- 34.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More