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!
Inquire for information and to be notified about upcoming dates starting in 2021.
Check back in early February 2021 for access to the first series of classes. Below is a preview of what to expect.
Breath Work Basics *recorded classes
Yoga for Peace and Presence *live virtual classes
Introduction to Yoga *recorded classes
Yoga for Balance and Connection *live virtual classes
Meditation and Mindfulness *recorded classes
Yoga for Relaxation and Recovery *live virtual classes
Yoga for Targeted Side Effects *recorded classes
Yoga for Strength Building *live virtual classes
Yoga for Emotional Support *live virtual classes
Additionally we will be offering opportunities to learn more about nutrition and self-care.
Who can join?
Young adult cancer patients, survivors, and their partners between the ages of 18-39.
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. She sensed something special about yoga after the first vinyasa class she took in her hometown, Eagle, Colorado. 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.
Tara completed a 200hr Teacher Training with Julia Clarke through Colorado School of Yoga in 2016 and now teaches integrated vinyasa and yin yoga. She recently began a Yoga Therapy program through Inner Peace Yoga so she can continue to help others create a yoga practice that fosters healing in the body, mind and soul. It has become a passion for Tara to share her love for yoga with communities of yogis, helping others feel harmony and openings in their own body and practice. Tara likes to create fun flows that balance the body through strategic anatomic and energetic sequencing. She believes in feeling strong but soft both on the mat and in life, growing through what we go through.
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.