Mind, Body, and Soul Digital Series

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Join the young adult cancer communities of the Dear Jack Foundation, Elephants and Tea, and Lacuna Loft during our month-long wellness series in May for an opportunity to connect, grow, and stretch!

We will be offering weekly, 90-minute sessions to help enhance the mind, body, and spirit and provide a chance to break down some of the isolation we’ve all been experiencing over the last few weeks. Whether you are a seasoned yogi, meditator, or writer, or a newbie to the world of mind and body care, come and try something new in a safe, fun, and encouraging environment – your own home!


Schedule

Thursday, May 7th at 10 am MT
Mind, Body, and Soul Digital Series Intro Happy Hour Hangout

Thursday, May 14th at 10 am MT
Creative Writing with Lacuna Loft with Mallory Casperson

Thursday, May 21st at 10 am MT
Slow Flow Yoga with Tara Picklo

Thursday, May 28th at 10 am MT
Meditation with Angie Giallourakis

These classes will be free and hosted through Zoom.
All experience levels are welcome!


REGISTER HERE



Session Descriptions

5/7 Mind, Body, and Soul Digital Series Intro Happy Hour Hangout:
Join Dear Jack Foundation, Elephants and Tea, and Lacuna Loft for the kickoff to our Mind, Body, Soul Digital Series in a fun and informal Happy Hour Hangout! We’ll talk about the AYA cancer community, each of the great organizations bringing you the Mind, Body, Soul Series, what you can expect at each session, and more! Hangout with other people who understand what it’s like to go through young adult cancer.


5/14 Writing Workshop Description:
The Writing Workshop Session will take the group through some purposeful journaling! Many of us, while going through a crisis such as young adult cancer, find writing out our thoughts, fears, or emotions to be very helpful. Sometimes though, sitting down to write can seem overwhelming. Together, we’ll go through 2 short writes, responding to writing prompts in 5-minute intervals and then reading out loud if desired. Join a group of young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in a writing workshop!


5/21 Yoga/Body Day Description:
Let’s join together as an online commUNITY with a Slow Flow Yoga class. Yoga means union of the physical body through breath. That begins the journey inward where we can access the spirit, soul, and center of wisdom and bliss. We will take careful notice of the physical body and then connect intentionally with the breath that sustains and gives us a sense of ease. After settling in, the body will flow freely on the mat through a series of poses that will provide flexibility, strength, and connection to our true nature. We will end class with a short meditation to further develop mindfulness. This class is for everyone – all skill levels are welcome!


5/28 Meditation/Mind Day Description:
This Meditation Session will introduce the participant to breathe and body sensing in order to tune-in and relax the mind and body. The session will be approximately 30 – 40 minutes. Participants will learn about how meditation can help reduce stress. At the end of the session, participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions of the teacher. (Angie is a Level II iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Teacher.)



For more information please contact Dear Jack Foundation’s Director of Programs, Kayla Fulginiti, LCSW: kayla@dearjackfoundation.org