yoga4cancer Certificate Program (2024)



Pre-register for 2025 Program here. 


Oncology Yoga advanced training is required for any yoga professional who aims to provide safe and effective yoga interventions for cancer patients and survivors. Certification is often a required qualification in hospitals and cancer centers for both yoga teachers and therapists.

This renowned 75 Hour Oncology Yoga Certificate Program is delivered online & via distance learning with carefully constructed videos, assignments, webinars, homework, practice, quizzes, discussion, mentor support and more. The format is designed for busy worldwide professionals. The 2024 program is conducted over 6 months starting January 2024. 

The evidence-based approach developed by Tari Prinster has trained over 3,000 professionals who are working in hospitals, cancer centers, yoga studios, homes and online. 

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About the yoga4cancer Method and Program:

The yoga4cancer methodology is an evidence informed Oncology Yoga practice designed to support all cancer types, stages and needs. This unique method is based on an adapted vinyasa style that encourages movement coordinated with breath, accompanied by well-supported restorative poses and evidence informed meditation techniques.  It is adaptable to meet the needs of cancer patients and survivors at any stage of treatment and recovery, and it can be applied in various ways by professionals of many different yoga styles and backgrounds. The 75 hour training program includes:

  • The physics and physiology of yoga
  • Facts and research about cancer and cancer treatments
  • Short and long term side-effects and how yoga can mitigate or reduce them
  • Appropriate and inappropriate poses and meditations
  • Trauma informed methods on how to talk about cancer and be authentically supportive to individuals
  • Guidance on how to create an effective and safe class or individual practice
  • +12 hours of guided practice
  • Supervised practice teaching with 1 on 1 mentor support to ensure certification
75 hour program
  • The annual program will be offered starting in January 2024.
  • It is conducted over 6 months – ending on June 30th 2024.
  • Delivered online through live sessions, lectures, videos, reading, quizzes, assignments and mentorship.
  • Download Curriculum – 2024 
Self-paced, flexible schedule
  • 4 hours of study per week over the 6 months is recommended.
  • Each trainee determines their daily and weekly schedule to achieve deadlines.
  • A time-bound practicum and mentor session is required for certification.
Registration Registration will open in August 2023 and remain open until the program begins or when the maximum capacity is achieved (125 participants). Early Registration is recommended.
Live Interaction (with replays)
  • 20 hours or 17 live sessions are included to support the online training.
  • Live participation is strongly recommended but replays are available.
  • Includes classes, discussions, webinars and breakout sessions with mentors and fellow trainees.
yoga4cancer Manual
  • A 262 page manual includes the latest research, guidance on poses, teaching tools and more.
  • Additional required reading: Tari’s Yoga for Cancer book.
Mentorship Ongoing support by Tari Prinster, y4c Team and Mentors.
CEU credits 75 Hour of CEUs available for Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

$1,699 for the 75 hour program

  • Review financial aid options here.


For Yoga Professionals

This advanced training is recommended for experienced, certified yoga teachers or therapists with at least 200 hours of foundational training and 1 year of teaching experience. 

  • Yoga professionals from any style or lineage are welcome. The method borrows vinyasa principles matching breath to movement and utilizes many approaches that maximize the benefits of yoga for cancer survivors.
  • Worldwide professionals are encouraged to participate.
  • The program is offered in English but those without a ‘good’ handle of English have used translation services (e.g. Google Translate) successfully.  
  • A teaching practicum is a requirement for certification. Comfort with teaching and recording an online 20 minute video is required.
  • If you have questions about your qualification, please contact

Non-Yoga Professionals: We are developing an option for non-yoga teaching professionals. Do not register for this program if you do not achieve the qualifications. Please pre-register and provide input here.