Free 60-Minute Online Class

FREE and available 24/7 to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, yoga professionals and the curious.

EVIDENCE-BASED CANCER SUPPORT

Why choose yoga as your exercise intervention?

The American Cancer Society recommends that a cancer patient or survivor gets a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week to manage health and reduce the chances of a recurrence. Active yoga practice is safe, adaptable, and can be cheaper than other types of exercise interventions.

Getting Started Videos: We recommend that any new student to yoga or new to yoga4cancer watch all ‘Getting Started’ videos. These provide the necessary foundation and support to ensure your practice is safe and effective. Doctor approval: All participants should discuss exercise with their doctors before practice. Participation in the video confirms prior acceptance of liability. Click here to watch the videos

The yoga4cancer method is an evidence and research-based methodology designed specifically for cancer patients and survivors to manage the side effects left by cancer and its treatments and to support long term health. Developed by a cancer survivor, Tari Prinster, this unique approach matches breath and movement to stimulate the immune system, improve flexibility & strength, reduce anxiety, and boost overall well-being.  Over 2,600 teachers worldwide have been trained in the method and currently working in hospitals, cancer centers, community centers, and yoga studios.  This video is designed to encourage home practice and introduce more cancer survivors to this valid resources.

‘Getting Started’ Videos

How to Sit

Three options to sit in a chair, on a bolster or on the floor.

Getting up and down

For safe transition between floor and standing poses.

Chill out option

A resting pose alternative to Childs Pose

Set up for Cat & Cow

Supporting wrists and bone weakness

Block Test

For safe and effective use of yoga blocks.

Restorative Poses

Propping recommendations

How to Sit

Propping for comfort and relaxation

PROPS ADVICE

Yoga props are designed to make a yoga practice safe and effective.

The yoga4cancer practice heavily utilizes props to ensure participants – no matter their prior experience – has the physical support and ensures the alignment of the body to maximize yoga’s benefits.  We strongly recommend that every participant uses props as outlined here.

Props Required:

  • 1 Yoga Mat
  • 2-4 Yoga Blocks (large)
  • 1 Bolster
  • 1 Blanket

We need your help!

With your help, we’ll improve the lives of low income and under-served cancer survivors through specialized yoga classes, scholarships, and tools.

WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT THEM

Thanks to our generous sponsors!

We are honored and grateful for the generous support provided by the donors and sponsors of this project.

Also, we are grateful for the ZenBarn Studio in Waterbury, Vermont for providing the gorgeous studio space free of charge for the production.