yoga4cancer Foundation

“Cancer takes the breath away. Yoga gives it back.”

Stowe, VT   |  https://y4c.com/y4cfoundation/

Mission

yoga4cancer Foundation's mission is to improve the lives of low income and under-served cancer survivors through specialized yoga retreats, classes and scholarships. Today, we help hundreds of survivors build strength, hope and community, tomorrow we will help millions. yoga4cancer Foundation (previously The Retreat Project) launched in 2012 and is a Vermont State non-profit and is tax exempt as a 501(c)3. The current organization is entirely volunteer. These volunteers – like the mission statement – are dedicated to improving the lives of low income or underserved cancer survivors through yoga and other modalities. Some of the team are survivors, some are yogis, some are business people but all are believers that yoga can help cancer survivors live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Ruling year info

2013

President - Founder

Tari Prinster

Managing Director

Josi Kytle

Main address

PO Box 1235

Stowe, VT 05672 USA

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Formerly known as

The Retreat Project

EIN

46-0811455

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

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Oncology Yoga Studio

Oncology Yoga has been proven to be a safe and effective way to manage side effects from cancer and its treatments. Cancer patients and survivors are recommended to get a minimum of 150 minutes of active yoga per week. Our Oncology Yoga studio provides FREE classes - both live and on demand - to help cancer survivors worldwide get the physical and emotional support to achieve that goal.

These classes have been on offer for the past 20 years and we are proud of the large community of cancer survivors. Our classes are open to all survivors regardless of stage, type, gender, race or sexual orientation.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

We provide a series of scholarships for yoga professionals and healthcare professionals to obtain advanced degrees in yoga for cancer survivors. This enables them to better serve their community.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

We support intensive yoga retreats for survivors to gain the support during their recovery. Our focus today is to provide yoga professional support - including Tari Prinster - to lead these retreats but leave the management to other groups that are well structured for that type of work.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Our foundation of everything we do is the strong evidence that demonstrates the benefits of yoga for cancer patients and survivors. Our goal would be that yoga4cancer is 'prescribed' and available to anyone touched by cancer. To achieve this goal, we must continue to provide robust reserach and evidence to healthcare providers and medical institution.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

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yoga4cancer Foundation

Board of directors
as of 09/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Tari Prinster

Yoga 4 Cancer and the Retreat Project

Term: 2012 -


Board co-chair

Josi Kytle

Jeannine Bishop

Lindsey Pearson

Sheilagh Falcigno

Dale O'Reilly

Tari Prinster

Josi Kytle