Tari Prinster became a yoga teacher after her diagnosis of cancer. Since then she has used yoga as a powerful tool to manage the daily challenges of cancer treatments, as well as the side effects and lifelong vulnerabilities they create. She developed a unique, carefully constructed system of yoga poses and sequences based on the specific needs of cancer survivors.
In 2003, Tari began teaching yoga class for cancer survivors at OM Yoga Center in New York City and offering workshops and retreats. With that grew the need and interest in a yoga teacher certification utilizing her researched methodology. She has since trained over 450 yoga teachers from all over the world to meet the physiological and psychological needs of this special population. y4c©, Yoga 4 Cancer classes are designed to address the needs of cancer survivors and patients, provide safe healing yoga and the important opportunity to bond with others ‘touched by cancer’.
Tari was recently featured in the film YogaWoman, and is a regular presenter at Yoga Journal conferences. She lectures on yoga and cancer, teaches classes, trainings and retreats nationally. Tari launched The Retreat Project, a non-profit, funding annual retreats for low-income and under-served populations endeavoring to encourage and cultivate access to the transformative power of yoga.