The Breathe Series

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The Breathe Series is a year-long virtual wellness program utilizing yoga, meditation, and breath work to engage and empower young adults and their partners throughout their cancer journey, from diagnosis through survivorship. This unique program combines live virtual yoga classes and pre-recorded courses on meditation breathing strategies and yoga therapy. Each month, The Breathe Series centers around a specific theme and supports participants as they engage with facilitators and others within the young adult cancer community. Join for the whole series or pick and choose courses that would be of interest to you!

Register today! All registrants will be notified and provided additional program details about upcoming on demand class availability and live class schedules.


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Who can join?

Young adult cancer patients, survivors, and their partners between the ages of 18-39.


Class Schedule and Access:

Access available on demand classes, view live class schedules and the 12 month curriculum below. Each month, The Breathe Series will release either on-demand or live classes. The on-demand classes are self paced and provide an opportunity to learn basic skills and strategies that can be used throughout the entire series. Alternate months will have live classes that will occur once a week. Upon registering for The Breathe Series, you will receive program details, schedules, and support each month to help navigate the program and connect to this community.


Modules:

Class schedule may change based on needs of DJF and the community.


Facilitators:


Tara Picklo
Yoga Instructor, Lov Yoga
Breathe Now Retreat & The Breathe Series Facilitator

Tara truly tapped into a consistent yoga practice in 2009 when she was in the midst of a challenging time caregiving for a loved one who was battling cancer. Cultivating a consistent yoga practice during a challenging time in life helped her stay more grounded and at peace through ups, downs, transitions and whirlwinds of emotion. Through the past decade her yoga practice has ebbed and flowed to compliment a busy schedule racing bikes and running a small business while also helping her heal mentally from stress and anxiety, physically from injuries and emotionally from tragic grief when her husband passed away from cancer in 2016. Processing emotion through yoga combined with Yoga Therapy training led to the creation of Lov Yoga.

Tara completed a 200hr Teacher Training through Colorado School of Yoga and a 500hr Teacher Training through Inner Peace Yoga Therapy. Tara works with clients individually to help them integrate transformational routines and practices intentionally into their lives. She is also the yoga teacher for the Dear Jack Foundation’s Breathe Now Retreats. This collection of yoga, breathwork, meditations, cancer specific functional therapy and self reflective practices is one of her favorite projects and she is excited to meet you virtually on the mat. Tara hopes that her classes help others feeling strong but soft both on the mat and in life.


Kayla Fulginiti, LCSW
Dear Jack Foundation
Director of Programs

Kayla is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has devoted her time to working with oncology patients and their families. She comes to Dear Jack with 9+ years of in hospital oncology social work experience and nonprofit program development and evaluation. She has always pursued her passion to improve the quality of life of AYA patients through her clinical role in pediatric oncology, as well as her experience as Co-Chair of an AYA Task Force responsible for assessing and raising awareness about AYA needs through community engagement and increasing funding for AYA-targeted programming through grant preparation. More recently she was the Program Director for a Colorado nonprofit with a focus on youth suicide prevention and support.

Kayla lives in the Denver Metro area with her husband, their 5-year-old son, and too many pandemic purchased houseplants.



Questions? Please email Director of Programs, Kayla Fulginiti:
kayla@dearjackfoundation.org