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Status Available
Schedule January 31, 08:00 AM EDT
Registration Open
Fee $1499
Duration 75 hrs
Type Program
Venue Online
Speaker Tari Prinster

Advanced Oncology Yoga certification for yoga professionals starting January 30, 2023. Registration now open!


Yoga seems an obvious path for cancer patients and survivors coping with difficult treatments and their ongoing side effects. In fact, oncologists and cancer organizations are recommending yoga and exercise as part of a cancer survivor’s recovery and management plan. Research has proven that yoga is a safe and effective way to manage the side-effects of treatment.

The American Cancer Society and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend between to 150 – 320 minutes of yoga per week for cancer patients and survivors.

But, not all yoga is the same and for cancer survivors the needs and risks are different.  True compassion flows from knowledge and facts. Without an Oncology Yoga training, professionals are not equipped to understand the unique physical and emotional needs and challenges of those touched by cancer.

The yoga4cancer evidence-informed Oncology Yoga program provides the knowledge, facts and solutions to address the specific needs of the cancer community. Over 3,000 professionals are using the training today to improve the quality of care for cancer patients and survivors globally.

Certificate Program Fast Facts:


75 hour program Achieved over 6 months from January 30, 2023 to July 31, 2023.
Delivered online through live sessions, lectures, videos, reading, quizzes, assignments and mentorship.
Self-paced, flexible schedule Each participant determines their daily and weekly schedule to achieve deadlines.
It is recommended to complete at least 4 hours per week over 28 weeks.
Enrollment Enrollment starts October 2022.
Live Interaction (Replay Provided) 15 live sessions including webinars, exclusive classes and workshops with mentors.
Events are held on Tuesdays at 3pm Eastern Standard Time. Dates are provided below.

Live participation is recommended but replays are available.
yoga4cancer Manual New 260 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 Available for Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Other CEUs are pending.
Tuition SPECIAL OFFER: $1,399 – Register before December 9th 2022 and save $100.

  • Full Price: $1,499 for the 75 hour program.
  • Review Financial Aid options below.

In the 75 hour Oncology Yoga training, you will learn…

  • facts about cancer and cancer treatments
  • the physics and physiology of yoga
  • healthcare guidelines and research on the role of yoga for the cancer community 
  • the common short and long-term side-effects of treatments
  • how Oncology Yoga can mitigate side effects, improve daily functioning and long-term health
  • trauma informed language and approach
  • appropriate and inappropriate poses
  • critical thinking to apply skills to all cancer patients and survivors
  • practice on how to credibly and authentically talk to cancer survivors, caregivers and healthcare providers
  • experience in delivering a safe and effective Oncology Yoga session
  • and ample supervised teaching and mentorship.

Program Curriculum

The 75 hour program is designed to be self-paced and flexible for various schedules, locations and learning styles. How and when you study, practice and learn each week is up to you. The program is structured across 28 weeks with various assignments to keep you on track. Specific live events are scheduled – see below – and all are recorded and available on replay.

Key 2023 Dates & Deadlines

  • Program Orientation begins – January 15, 2023
  • Program Starts – January 30th
  • Practicum Deadline -May 24th
  • Closing Webinar – July 24th
  • Program Access Closes – December 31, 2023

Live Events

  • There are 15 live events scheduled throughout the 28 week Program.
  • All events are held on Tuesdays at 3pm Eastern Daylight Time.
  • Each event is unique and designed to support your learning curriculum, create community, and answer questions. Some events are optional and some are required.
  • Live participation is always recommended but replays are available.

Achieving Deadlines

Despite the program’s flexibility, there are strategic deadlines to support completion of the program and to prevent cramming material. Our goal is to ensure comprehension and the safe and effective delivery of Oncology Yoga. These deadlines are specified throughout the curriculum, the program orientation and all program details.

Download Curriculum and Live Event Schedule

Please note some dates and times are subject to change but advanced notification will be provided for any registered individuals.

Designed for Yoga Professionals

  • This training is recommended for experienced yoga teachers or therapists with a minimum of a +200 hour teacher training certificate.
  • Yoga professionals from any style or lineage are welcome.
  • Professionals should have more than 1 year of teaching experience to maximize benefits of the advanced program.
  • The practicum is challenging for non-experienced yoga professionals and is a requirement for certification.

Non-Yoga Professionals

We are developing a non-yoga professional program for non-yoga teaching professionals. This option will deliver valuable elements of the training but will not require the submission of a teaching practicum, nor any evaluation of the teaching skills required for teaching Oncology Yoga classes, sessions or programs. For this reason, this audit program option does not grant certification in the yoga4cancer method, nor the ability to teach Oncology Yoga. However, it has been a popular option for healthcare practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social works, and more who want to integrate Oncology Yoga into their primary field of practice, OR to support integrative Oncology Yoga programs at institutions.  More details to come. 


Technical Requirements

The program is conducted fully online and requires experience, understanding and interest in a training conducted via computers and the internet. The program is easy and intuitive, but if you are a novice at technology, it will require learning new skills. Technical requirements should not be a barrier for participation for individuals who are motivated to learn and follow instructions.

  • Use of a computer with high speed internet access is required to complete this program.
  • Program access from tablets and smart phones is possible but not recommended for certain assignments.
  • Up-to-date web browsers or any associated computer software is required. We recommend using Google Chrome to access the program.
  • Basic understanding of technology and online learning is required. A willingness to embrace technology will ensure an enjoyable and effective program.
  • Video recording is required by all participants. A 20 minute teaching practicum must be recorded and uploaded. We provide ample support and instructions.
  • Technical guidance and support is offered for students, but we require all participants to follow instructions and tools when seeking technical support.
  • Participants who may need additional technical support based on poor technological experience may be charged a fee.
  • We provide Closed Caption and Transcripts for lecture based videos and more to support all learners and language needs.


The Tuition for the 75 hour advanced Oncology Yoga program is $1,499.

Register before December 9th 2022 and save $100.

Despite our commitment to manage costs, we understand that affording continuing education can be daunting. We understand that many in our community are faced with financial constraints from cancer and the unregulated profession of yoga. We face similar financial constraints. We work hard to offset costs and provide financial support through fundraising and grants. Review the Financial Aid Options.

Payment Plan

We have provided a three part payment plan for those participants that need more time in between payments.  Please note that there are specific deadlines and requirements to achieve this plan and all payments must be received PRIOR to the start of the program. Review Payment Plan.

Limited Scholarships – Application closed. 

We are able to offer 5 scholarships each for $800 for participation in the 2023 Certificate Program. Application deadline is now closed. Review criteria and requirements.


SAMPLE the Program!

The short sample program is designed to be a sneak peak into the yoga4cancer Certificate Program, our teaching approach, core elements of the method and, importantly, to provide a brief experience with the online learning system.


  • A collection of topics from various modules within the 75 hour Certificate Program
  • SAMPLE of the Manual.
  • An overview of our teaching approach
  • Examples of various learning activities
  • Review of post certification resources

Please note that any assignments, activities or quizzes will not be reviewed or saved in this sample program.  You will need to repeat some assignments in the full program to count towards certification.

Take the Sample Program