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Yoga for Cancer Teacher Training

For 200-hour yoga teachers, health-care professionals, and others with relevant background and training.

Become a yoga teacher equipped to understand the specific needs and challenges of cancer patients and survivors. Tari Prinster’s y4c method is a unique evidence-based approach to teaching yoga that addresses specific physical conditions, invites curiosity, and gives emotional support to those touched by cancer. Through lectures, demonstrations, discussions, practice-teaching sessions, and individualized feedback, you learn

  • The science behind yoga
  • Basics of cancer treatments and side effects
  • How and why yoga strengthens the immune system
  • Tips on starting a cancer survivor program
  • Appropriate and inappropriate poses for cancer survivors
  • How and why yoga could reduce the risk of cancer for everyone.

Tari has offered this training for more than 10 years and has trained more than 1,000 yoga teachers and health-care practitioners. Go home inspired to confidently teach those touched by cancer and ready to offer smart, safe, and caring yoga classes in private or group settings.

Note In addition to the 37 contact hours completed during this program, 11 non-contact hours of reading and writing assignments are also required to meet the 45 hours needed for CE credits through Yoga Alliance. This includes pre- and post-training assignments that will be emailed to you before and after the program, respectively.

This program may be taken as part of Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training or as a standalone program.

“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

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Therapeutic Yoga

Introducing y4c Teacher Training Program


Tari Prinster, a cancer survivor, yoga teacher, and regular presenter at Yoga Journal conferences, was featured in the documentary Yogawoman.

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