The Mind, Body, and Soul Series

by Nick GiallourakisBrother and AdvocateApril 30, 2020View more posts from Nick Giallourakis

Join the young adult 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!

Each weekly session will happen on Thursday at 9 am PT / 10 am MT / 11 am CT / noon ET and will go for 90 minutes!

To register, fill out the form at the bottom of the page or click here to be taken to our Google sign up form! Any questions, email nick@elephantsandtea.com.

Session Descriptions

5/7 Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness 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.

To register, fill out this form or click here to be taken to our Google sign up form! Any questions, email nick@elephantsandtea.com.