“Yoga For Cancer an instrumental aspect of healing, surviving and thriving after treatment.” - Elena Brower, Yoga Leader & Author, Art of Attention
“Yoga for Cancer aids the recovering cancer patient and survivor with experience, warmth, and good sense.” – Loren M. Fishman, M.D. and author.
“As a general oncologist, I wholeheartedly support Yoga for Cancer. Tari has successfully blended the ancient art of yoga with the contemporary art of oncology in a beautifully mindful but scientifically based manner.” – Julie J. Olin, M.D., Medical Oncology, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Vermont
“A wonderful aid for beginners like me.” – Susan Gubar, writer of the Living with Cancer blog for the New York Times
Released on November 24th! Pre-order your copy below!
In Yoga for Cancer, Tari Prinster shares her personal and professional experience in using yoga to manage the challenges of cancer and its treatment. For those faced with a cancer diagnosis and the journey of doctor-led surgery and treatments, yoga offers a way to regain control of your body and take an active part in your recovery and long-term health. In this easy-to-follow illustrated guide, yoga teacher and cancer survivor Tari Prinster presents 53 carefully selected yoga poses and sequences, adaptable for all levels of ability, which use movement and breathing to address specific conditions and cancer challenges.
Through her own story as well as those of cancer survivors and yoga teachers with whom she has worked, Prinster explores how yoga can be used to manage treatment side effects, strengthen the immune system, rebuild bone density, avoid and manage lymphedema, decrease anxiety, detoxify the body, reduce pain, and help the body repair damage caused by the cancer and conventional treatments. She reveals the research that supports the physical and psychological benefits of yoga as an aid to recovery and in reducing the risk of recurrence. Explaining how yoga must be tailored to each survivor, Prinster gives you the tools to create a safe home yoga practice, one that addresses your abilities, energy level, and overall health goals.
“As a general oncologist, who once had the pleasure of caring for the author as a patient, I wholeheartedly support Yoga for Cancer. Tari has successfully blended the ancient art of yoga with the contemporary art of oncology in a beautifully mindful but scientifically based manner. Along with her personal stories and easy to follow guide, this book will serve as a kind and reliable friend for anyone going through cancer treatments and recovery. I believe the healing concepts and motions presented in Yoga for Cancer may well serve as many a persons’ lifeline in the midst of their oncologic storm.” – Julie J Olin, MD Medical Oncology, Fletcher Allen Health Care
‘Yoga is an excellent tool for accessing the body’s amazing capacity to heal itself. Pranayama (breath practice) can help to relax the body, still the mind, and help people connect with Spirit, while asana practice (yoga poses) helps cancer patients and survivors to reconnect with their bodies. In, Yoga for Cancer, Prinster, a yoga instructor and cancer survivor herself, gives clear evidence as to the benefits of yoga for cancer patients and survivors, and presents a rationale approach to a safe and well-balanced asana practice. A ‘must read’ for those contemplating yoga as a means to take charge of their lives after a diagnosis of cancer.’ – Julie A. Rosenberg, MD, Pediatric Oncologist, Yoga Instructor (RYT-200)
Yoga for Cancer is a yoga prescription for healthy action for those touched by cancer. Having been through the cancer trenches herself, Tari offers support born of experience and tough love liberally sprinkled with compassion. Not one to coddle the countless survivors who have come to her classes and workshops, Tari prefers to empower them with strength, determination, comfort, and self-love. In this book she gives them the tools they need to shore up their immune system, strengthen their resolve, and fall back in love with themselves. As a writer and yoga teacher, I can say this book makes an important contribution to our collective knowledge of the healing powers of yoga.’ - Linda Sparrow, author and yoga teacher
Tari Prinster was my Yoda-in-a-tank-top when I was working through the residual physical and spiritual effects of recovery from breast cancer. I began taking her yoga classes simply to get back the range of motion in my arm and chest muscles, but her class taught me much more. It was a place where we all learned to shut up and listen to our bodies and be okay with whatever they were telling us. I left stronger, inside and out. She expresses the lessons of her classes now in this book, and I’m thrilled she’ll get to touch so many more people.’ - Shelley Lewis, Author, survivor and broadcast executive (“Five Lessons I didn’t learn from Breast Cancer (and the one big one I did)”)
‘I survived breast cancer treatment and was lucky enough to take some yoga classes in Manhattan with Tari at that time. She was full of strength, purpose and magnificence after having been through the same thing. This was inspiring for someone just starting out on that same path. You could see how much she cares about her students and about yoga. She provided a peaceful place to relax, to enter into your parasympathetic nervous system and to hear that still small voice, in the midst of the chronic stress of diagnosis and treatment. Hopefully her book will be a beacon to survivors who can’t make it to her class! I know it helped me!’ - Dr. Paulette Sherman, psychologist, survivor & author.
“Yoga for Cancer is a must read for all those living with cancer, providing the essential yoga tools with which you can construct your own wellness plan. If you are living with cancer and have tried yoga before or need an invitation to start, please read this book.” Kate McIntyre Clere, writer, director, filmmaker for Yogawoman
“Yoga for Cancer is a wonderful read and full of essential information for those living with breast cancer.” Linda and Bob Carey, founders of The Tutu Project
“Tari’s empathy and knowledge of how the body works is a tremendous benefit to all who read Yoga for Cancer.”- Mio Fredland, M.D., psychiatrist, New York Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell ￼
“A wonderful aid for beginners like me.” the Living with Cancer blog for the New York Times “Tari’s passion to assist cancer survivors is outstanding. Her practice is easy to follow and helps us get over the past and move more powerfully in the future. She provides mind and body empowerment.” Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Integrative Medicine Center
“Tari Prinster was my Yoda-in-a-tank-top. I began taking her yoga classes simply to get back the range of motion in my arm and chest muscles, but her class taught me much more. I left stronger, inside and out. She expresses the lessons of her classes now in this book, and I’m thrilled she’ll get to touch so many more people.” Shelley Lewis, cancer survivor and author of Five Lessons I Didn’t Learn from Breast Cancer (and One Big One I Did)
“Yoga for Cancer is a fact-based guide to healing. Tari explains in clear language what to do and why to unlock the healing potential of yoga.” Stephanie M. Shorter, Ph.D., RYT, neuroscientist and founder of Mind-Body Collective
“While I was going through cancer treatments a few years ago, Tari’s classes really helped me focus on something else besides being sick. The techniques and wisdom in Yoga for Cancer are almost as good as having Tari right there with you.” – Jake Burton, founder and chairman of Burton Snowboards
“This book is a terrific guide for survivors to do a daily practice. Its goal is to make this method of yoga for cancer a beacon for every survivor in the form of a book. Tari did a wonderful job creating this step-by-step method, and survivors everywhere will benefit.” – Paulette Sherman, Psy.D., psychologist, cancer survivor, and author of The Cancer Path
“As a cancer survivor myself, I found Tari’s information on how to detoxify our body to be invaluable to my recovery. Yoga for Cancer is a useful tool for helping cancer survivors to reclaim their lives.”- Kathleen McBeth, clinical psychologist and coordinator at the Cancer Patient Support Program