Help Dear Jack fully fund 2023 programs for young adult cancer patients and survivors.
Open to young adult survivors (age 21-39 years old) and their partners who are one to three years removed from their last day of treatment, Dear Jack Foundation’s Breathe Now Wellness Retreats harness the transformational powers of yoga, meditation, and psychosocial breakout sessions to help couples renew, learn, and grow as they live their lives together post cancer.
These four-day retreats are professionally guided and thoughtfully designed to foster community and connection, both individually and as a group, through daily yoga and mindfulness practices, psychosocial sessions, and nutritional support, with an emphasis on healing the mind and body.
Applications for the last two Breathe Now Retreats of 2023 will open in April!
Please contact us if you are interested in learning more or becoming notified of future retreat dates and locations.
The following is our upcoming Breathe Now Wellness Retreat schedule.
Old Edwards Inn: April 21-25, 2023 | Retreat Full
L'Auberge de Sedona: June 1-5, 2023 | Retreat Full
L'Auberge de Sedona: August 24-28, 2023
Old Edwards Inn: September 29 - October 3, 2023
To qualify to attend a Breathe Now retreat, we require:
Below is a sample schedule of what a typical day may look like at a Breathe Now retreat:
*This is a sample schedule only and is subject to change.
Applications open periodically throughout the year. Please complete the interest form to be notified of future retreat opportunities.
Locations for our Breathe Now retreats change from year-to-year. We are always working to identify additional locations.
During the retreat, couples will participate in group sessions facilitated by our skilled clinicians to support them as they grow through survivorship together. Our Breathe Now Retreats utilize perspectives and theories supported by acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, group therapy techniques, and targeted couples-based interventions. Couples are encouraged to acknowledge the challenges they’ve encountered, their values as a couple, and the strength they have shown during their cancer journey.
No, absolutely not. We just ask that each participant is physically able (and willing) to participate in yoga as well as the other activities, like moderate hiking.
Dear Jack will work with the retreat venue to meet each participant’s dietary requirement to the best of our ability. If accepted to attend a retreat, you will have the opportunity to submit your menu selections prior to arriving at the retreat.
Dear Jack Foundation covers all costs for the retreat with the exception of travel to and from the resort destination, rental cars, and hotel incidentals (snacks and drinks that are not part of the provided breakfast, lunch and dinner each day). Travel grants are available. Please inquire upon the acceptance of your application.
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