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.
Due to overwhelming response, all 2022 Breathe Now retreats are currently full.
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 for 2022.
Old Edwards Inn: September 9-13, 2022
Inn at Rancho Sante Fe: October 7-11, 2022
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.
We will announce 2022 retreat dates and locations in late fall 2021. Please complete the interest form to be notified of future retreat opportunities.
Locations for our Breathe Now retreats change from year-to-year. Typically we focus on Colorado, Arizona and California. 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).
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 on-demand 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.
The Breathe Series is taking a short break! We’ll be back in early 2022 with revised and exciting plans for the program!
Until our return, you can view and rewatch past courses 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 community.
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