How can Young Survivors in Action help me?
Young Survivors in Action aims to focus on our survivors holistically. We provide education, support, and networking events that focus on the whole person- physically, mentally, and emotionally. These interactive meet-ups are aimed at improving side effects from breast cancer treatments, enhancing the quality of life, and providing the space to cultivate and grow into a “new normal”. We know a breast cancer diagnosis can turn a world upside down, so we are here to help navigate the twists and turns ahead.
Who is a Young Survivor?
The term “young” can be fluid and we take that same approach here. A young survivor can be a breast cancer survivor in her 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. A young survivor can also be a survivor who was diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age and has continued to thrive in life, inspiring new survivors and providing each survivor with hope. A young survivor can also be a breast cancer survivor who feels young at heart and is living life to the fullest.
What is Holistic Wellness?
Holistic wellness is an approach to being healthy that looks at the person’s health as a whole. This support considers not just the person’s physical health but includes their emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. The events and workshops provided through Young Survivors in Action are cultivated with this component in mind- focusing on you!
Upcoming Program Events
What is Healing Meditation? Healing Meditation can help you with the following:
- De-stress and lift a low mood
- Let go and focus
- Improve your intuition
- Keep your life in balance
Research into the effects of regular meditation has found a wide range of benefits:
- Drop in anxiety and tension
- Relief of physical problems caused by stress and anxiety (not a replacement for medical care)
- An increase in calm feelings and optimistic views
- The feeling of self-worth and enhanced creativity
What is FUNctional Fitness?
FUNctional Fitness is a monthly exercise class that is hosted on a virtual platform. This class requires no equipment and is suitable for all fitness levels. Functional fitness is an exercise that involves strengthening and stabilizing the body for activities that are performed in everyday life. This fun, ½ hour class allows each participant to focus on their health right at lunchtime.
This class combines Flow Yoga and Pilates and is perfect for cancer survivors. The flow is more mindful than fast-paced, incorporating poses that are held for 5 breaths each. Pilates focuses on total body conditioning and core muscles, improving posture, flexibility, and strength. All levels are welcomed and modifications will be provided, along with the option to use mats, blocks, pillows, and blankets for added comfort.