The important two words in the statement are ‘prescribed‘ and ‘available‘. Achievement of both those goals relies on our network of existing trained teachers and those that will be trained to create advocacy, awareness and ACCESS to oncology yoga interventions worldwide. Therefore, providing ongoing services and support to our trained teachers is paramount to us being able to achieving our vision and helping as many cancer survivors as possible. Hope you will join us!
yoga4cancer is prescribed and available for all those touched by cancer.
Creating a strong network
Creating connection and community is important to cancer survivors and those that hope to best serve them. We have various methods to connect out teachers, share ideas, opportunities, or challenges.
- Exclusive Facebook Forum
- Weekend Workshops (in development)
- Summits – Coming in 2021
Communication is key!
One of our motto’s is that ‘Together we are better‘. This is very important for marketing as consistent and loud advocacy will create credibility and standout. And ultimately enable more cancer patients and survivors to receive safe and effective support. We have developed tools to support this:
- Unique yoga4cancer Trained Teacher Logo
- Marketing templates for classes and workshops
- yoga4cancer Class Proposal for hospitals, healthcare centers and non-profits
- Marketing Webinars
- Social Media Guidelines and Sharing
- Opportunity to be listed on both y4c.com
Money make the world go around
Grants, funding and more
Until yoga4cancer is covered by healthcare (note.. this is our goal), funding oncology yoga programs is challenging. It’s a challenge for us and for our teachers. There are significant success stories within our community but often getting started is a challenge. Therefore we provide the following resources for our trained teachers:
- yoga4cancer Foundation Grants
- Give Back Yoga Foundation Grants
- Prop grants from partners
- Sharing resources and opportunities within yoga4cancer Community
Please note the opportunity fully relies on yoga4cancer Foundations ability to raise funds, apply for grants and encourage community outreach. So we ask our community to participate in fundraising so that we can continue to provide support and opportunity.Learn More and Donate.
I use the expression, “life-changing” very sparingly, but yoga4cancer was just that. Every bit of what I learned was critical information to teach yoga to students with cancer. This training provided me with practical and important tools and knowledge to teach safe and effective classes.
I loved my experience with yoga4cancer. I thought I was going for the asana and returned home with a deeper knowledge and a better understanding to cancer treatments, and how the human body responds to yoga. What a great experience with Y4C, such an eye opener. I will now teach yoga with a greater awareness.
This training exceeded my expectations in the techniques for teaching yoga to individuals with cancer and those in remission or survivors. The research behind the specific yoga asanas, the sequencing and the benefit to cancer patients or survivors was beyond what I had anticipated.
The y4c training was a very empowering experience. I feel much more confident in my abilities to teach yoga and relay all of its benefits to those touched by cancer. I would recommend y4c to anyone wanting to be able to safely teach yoga to cancer patients and survivors.
The y4c program is scientifically based and loaded with knowledge as well as a deep level of compassion. I am fortunate to have taken this training and hope to share my knowledge to those dealing with cancer, providing them with a sense of empowerment.
Wow! I am so pleased that I participated in this training! The learning received on what cancer is and how it affects the body alone is very valuable. Then add addressing fears and obtaining knowledge of how to teach and adapt yoga for the cancer community…priceless!
The training improved my knowledge in the science of both yoga and cancer, and my comfort level in teaching yoga to this unique population. The training focuses on meeting the needs of people living with cancer at all stages, from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond, and I feel totally prepared to work with people at each of these stages.
This training is not just another training to have in your tool box. This training is life changing in how you see cancer and how you can help others.
Yoga for Cancer training by Tara Prinster and her team is absolutely the best Yoga training I have ever experienced. The training captured my attention from the beginning by openly and candidly talking about the C word. It wasn’t just fluff talk but concrete, scientific information that you can use.
The Y4C methodology is a brilliant combination of science, experience and compassion. As a cancer survivor and yoga teacher, this training changed my life. I learned how yoga can benefit those touched by cancer, as well as the importance of community and knowledge in the healing of body and mind.
The Y4C methodology is practical for presenting yoga with modifications to the cancer community. This training gave me the tools and the confidence to teach yoga safely when the body has been compromised by the side effects of cancer treatment. The experience remains invaluable.
I was blown away by the knowledge and understanding I gained during this training. I feel totally prepared to teach classes in the cancer community and also to work with students one on one. Tari’s approach is accessible while being firmly ground in science in evidence.
Y4C training opened my eyes to a yoga practice that is invaluable to a patient in treatment for cancer and/or a survivor. It is empowering and educational to a patient undergoing such life changing events. If you are a yoga instructor looking to make a difference in someones life…this is it!
If you are a yoga teacher and have interest in teaching yoga for cancer, I so highly recommend the Y4C training. It is comprehensive, thorough and very informative. You’ll be well prepared.
Coming from no medical background, this training has giving me so much knowledge about cancer and health in general, critical thinking skills, hands-on teaching tools, confidence, and an open heart and mindfulness compassion to continue my journey as a yoga teacher for many years to come.