Event Information
Nature Embodiment as a Pathway Through Healing: A Workshop for the Young Adult Cancer Community Location: ZOOM

Wednesday, September 30th @ 6:30pm - 7:45pm CDT via Zoom


Adolescents and Young Adults experience a number of unique quality of life issues during and after cancer treatments. Reduction in or absence of a sense of empowerment, and challenges in developing a clear sense of autonomy and identity, can be common as a result of rapid life changes. This workshop welcomes members of the young adult cancer community to develop a deeper understanding of how the connection between nature and embodiment can support personal healing. Explore how spending time in nature and using accessible practices like mindfulness and breathing can offer possibilities for restoring a sense of wholeness by reconnecting with a sense of self, cultivating daily well-being, and making empowered choices in health and healing. Participants will have an opportunity for experiential learning and engagement both on and offline.

This workshop will be facilitated by Amelia Coffaro, C-IAYT, Yoga Therapist and young adult cancer survivor.

Registration required & spots are limited! Open to young adults that have been diagnosed with cancer before age 40 and are currently between the ages of 18-45.

Workshop Details and What to Expect:

  • A pre-workshop, offline experiential practice to spend time in nature (Prompt will be emailed before workshop begins)
  • Time for group reflection, sharing and connecting virtually
  • Live guided practice virtually
  • Take home tools and practices to support daily well-being

About Amelia Coffaro:

Amelia Coffaro, C-IAYT, is a Certified Yoga Therapist in the infusion center at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Cancer Center, a member of the Yoga Committee for the Society for Integrative Oncology, and the Project Manager for the Bounce Back Study Stakeholder Group, a stress management program for adolescents and young adults cancer survivors at Harvard University. After experiencing a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer at age 27, she dedicated her work to meeting the unique needs of people with cancer as ways to manage, prevent and heal from disease or illness. She is passionate about creating accessible, inclusive and holistic healing communities for young adults with cancer and chronic illness, and using mind body medicine to empower young people in their health and healing. To learn more about Amelia, visit her website.

Zoom access is provided by our Technology Sponsor, the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative.