Oncology Yoga improves the lives of cancer survivors.

Our Mission

To help cancer patients and survivors manage treatment side effects and cancer recovery through evidence based Oncology Yoga.

Expert Approved

Oncologists recommend yoga.

Yoga seems an obvious path for cancer patients and survivors coping with difficult treatments and their ongoing side effects. In fact, oncologist and cancer organizations are recommending yoga and exercise as part of a cancer survivors recovery and management plan. Both the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends between to 150 – 320 minutes of yoga per week to speed recovery or defend against cancer occurrence and reoccurrence. The 2018 guidelines highlighted that an active yoga practice (mentioning Vinyasa) was necessary. But, not all yoga is the same and for cancer survivors the needs are different.
    • True compassion flows from knowledge and facts.
    • Without specific training, a yoga professional is not equipped to understand the unique physical and emotional needs and challenges of those touched by cancer.
    • Over the past decade, the volume of research to support yoga as a safe and effective way to manage cancer side-effects has grown.
Our evidence informed Oncology Yoga method and training programs provide the education, support and advocacy so that cancer patients and survivors achieve the exercise guidelines in safe and effective ways.


Cancer in Our World

    • 40% of the world’s population will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.

    • 17 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed worldwide each year.

    • 68% of people will survive.

The cancer survivor population is large and growing due to the advancements in treatments. However, cancer treatment cause short and long term side effects that require management to improve long term health and survival.


What is Oncology Yoga?

Oncology Yoga is an evidence informed yoga method tailored to address the specific physical and emotional needs left by the cancer and cancer treatments. It is a comprehensive yoga practice designed to mitigate the short and long term side-effects and achieve long term health. Adaptable to all stages and cancer types.

yoga4cancer is Oncology Yoga.  

yoga4cancer is designed to help cancer survivors achieve the oncology and healthcare organization recommendation to speed recovery or defend against cancer reoccurrence. Each session will:

    • build strength and flexibility

    • strengthen the immune system and the lymphatic function

    • reduce cancer related fatigue

    • improve sleep and reduce anxiety

    • increase bone density

    • help manage common side effects like lymphedema, constipation and neuropathy

    • and encourage survivors to participate in their wellness plan


Yoga for Cancer – The Book

Tari Prinster literally wrote the book on Oncology Yoga.

As published in 2014, ‘Yoga for Cancer: A Guide to Managing Side Effects, Boosting Immunity, and Improving Recovery for Cancer Survivors’ is the leading book to support cancer patients and survivors to manage their recovery. With all 5-Star reviews, its a perfect complement to any daily practice.


Yoga Interventions for Cancer Patients and Survivors

A robust review of existing research on the impact of yoga on cancer survivors and patients and the short- and long-term side effects cancer survivors face. Plus an initial guide to healthcare professionals on how to include a yoga intervention in their institution.


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