Pink Ribbon Yoga is a group of women breast cancer survivors who are striving for optimal health. Within yoga, we find support, camaraderie, healing, joy, and peace. We come in all shapes and sizes, and all ages. Some are more newly diagnosed and others have been thriving for decades. Some of us are very active in yoga, and others are beginners. Many are local to North Carolina, but we've had women join us from other states as well. Everyone is welcome!
Though Pink Ribbon Yoga raises all the funds each year through donations to help keep costs affordable for participants, we are also affiliated with and administratively supported by the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, or DCPSP. You do not have to be a Duke cancer patient to attend Pink Ribbon Yoga events.
Check out information about our previous Beach retreat!
Each year there is a beach retreat and most years there is also a day retreat; both are centered around yoga, both on and "off the mat" (a simple art activity or craft is also included). Most of us love the beach, but some who aren't beach fans come anyway for the camaraderie and fun! There is a Planning Committee that meets from January through August to plan the retreat events for the year. Every year is a little different, but every year is special in it's own way.
Our founder is Jean Costa and you can see her message below.
A message from the Pink Ribbon Yoga founder:
My name is Jean Costa (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). I finished breast cancer treatment at Duke in 1999. Because of the kindness and support I received during my treatment from the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, I joined their Advisory Board in 2000. I have practiced yoga for over 25 years and became a certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor in 2006.
Yoga is one of the many disciplines I use to center myself. It helps me practice staying in the moment and it has helped me stay in touch with my body while making me feel strong, physically and emotionally. With this in mind I felt it would be the perfect vehicle for other breast cancer survivors. In 2005, along with several dedicated volunteers, we created our first beach yoga retreat for breast cancer survivors. It was in April, 2005 and 21 survivors attended. Since then, we've had over 100 survivors attend.
Learn about our events this year on the Beach retreat & Day retreat page.
2014 Beach Retreat:
Dates: The beach retreat will be August 7-10, 2014 at the Trinity Center in Pine Knoll Shores, NC. Registration is now open for everybody.
A $50.00 deposit holds your spot!
The planning meetings are scheduled on the second Saturday of each month, 2:00 PM, at Whole Foods, off Wade Avenue in Raleigh. The next meetings are April 12, May 10, and June 14.
Facebook: If you "like" the Pink Ribbon Yoga Facebook page (see below in this column) you will receive updates in your Facebook feed throughout the year.
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