YOU CAN THRIVE! EVENTS ARCHIVE

Here are just some of our successful community events, parties, fundraisers, retreats and healing sessions from days past. Sign up for our newsletter to be in the know, and click here to see what's going on NOW!



Join us for an Extraordinary Sonic Reiki Slumber Event...

A high-value gift bag with eyeshades, skincare & herbal sleep aids will be provided. Gift bags provided by ABC Carpet & Home, with Eyeshades by Nidra, skincare by Origins, Raw Chocolate by Brooklyn Dark & Caracao Confections and more more more!! Sponsorship and Supplements by Vitahealth Apothecary additional Sponsorship by Mazen Kamen, MD.

Friends of Mitchell Gaynor come together on an event that will be dedicated to author, doctor, and visionary Mitchell Gaynor, MD *All proceeds benefit the Mitchell Gaynor Therapeutic Sound Fund at You Can Thrive! to provide free therapeutic sound for people with cancer weekly and at bedside. Participants must bring warm bedding to create a nest and receive healing sound all night.

The Inspiration:
Silvia Nakkach is a Grammy Award nominated singer and provides participants with “Yoga of the Voice” important work on finding your voice.The founder of You Can Thrive!, Luana DeAngelis, worked closely with Mitchell Gaynor during the last years of his life to design and support programs utilizing sound and other modalities for people with cancer. During their work together they spoke extensively about someday hosting an all-night soundscape event.

The Benefits:
The purpose of this event is to allow participants to receive the abundant benefits of vibrating the body’s structure all night with the beneficial harmonics and overtones of sacred sound. In doing so, participants may find therapeutic changes that last long after the event’s conclusion.

The Experience:
If you’ve never experienced this type of event; trust us, the sound & energy will lull you into a dreamlike cocoon. All you’ll need is a soft place to rest and comfy clothes. Participants may experience an alpha/theta brainwave state for much of the experience (half asleep/half awake). This is the state where the body & subconscious can be reprogrammed and revitalized. Adults, unlike children, rarely experience this state. Therapeutic sound can produce many positive epigenetic cellular changes. Our goal is to provide you maximum benefit & healing states for your overall health.

 

 

Get SpOILed at the Rooftop Spa Eatery with You Can Thrive!

Awaken your highest self through all your senses at this ultra-fab highline rooftop event. Receive relief and relaxation while looking over the beautiful Hudson River. Bathe in the smells, sounds, taste and touch with our Divine Bad-Ass community! Gather, Thrivers and volunteers! Rain or shine, it will be a Carnival for the Senses. Come join us to get spOILed with caring hands, food and drink combined with Young Living essential oils! Win raffle items too, ranging from gift baskets to spa gift certificates to improvisational acting classes!

Prepare to enjoy delicious dishes like Brussels slaw, kale mango fig salad, roasted seafood, raw cocoa superfood truffles, carrot cupcakes and much more!

You will:


Learn all about using essential oils, from our founder Luana DeAngelis in this very hands-on learning event. Hand pick your favorite oils and experience them in mini therapeutic sessions of reiki, acupuncture and massage therapy while overlooking the Manhattan skyline!

Smell, taste, see and feel the essences in:


Healthy grilled dishes, vegan desserts, and homemade Kombucha 'mocktails'
Food demonstrations where you are the chef! Feel free to bring potluck dishes & recipes of your own!


This event is limited to 25 attendees so be sure to secure your $25 ticket today!

Place: Tate Sun Rooftop
535 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011
Time: 3:00-7:00pm
Date: Sunday June 19 2016
Cost: 25$ per person

 

 

Spring Into Sound Health: Wellness Sunday

DATE: Sunday May 1st 2016
TIME: 12-4pm
PLACE: Centre for Social Innovation, 601 West 26th Street Suite 325
DETAILS: YCT Thrivers are invited for an afternoon of health and wellness with the community! Join us for FREE services all afternoon including qigong, acupuncture, massage therapy, reiki and a group therapeutic sound bath. Pet therapy, aromatherapy, and healthy snacks will be provided throughout the day. Together we can SPRING into sound health!

 

 

Learn To Make Your Own Hooch (Actually Kombucha)

DATE: November 28th 2015 our founder, Luana DeAngelis and acupuncturist Leah Kim are giving a Kombucha Making Class!
TIME: 1-3PM
PLACE: You Can Thrive! 535 W 23rd St. Entertainment Lounge MAP IT!
DETAILS: Limited to 12 participants. Stop paying $5 a bottle and get lessons and equipment from two brewmasters. We'll teach you to create even better probiotic fizzy fermented yumminess for just pennies a glass. In this special long-awaited three hour class, you'll receive a starter, a vessel and all the instruction you'll need to amaze your friends.

*call our office or click this link to RSVP in google docs (pay separately)

Cost: $25 minimum donation to You Can Thrive! on behalf of women with cancer.

Read about the health benefits of this delicious fermented tea here.

 

 

Every Year we have SO MUCH FUN! Cheering on the walkers at the Avon Walk!

Wear your wackiest pink garb and Join us:

Date: Sunday October 18th
Time: 11:30-2:30PM
Place: Chelsea Waterside Park (Mile 12.07), West 23rd Street & 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Peak viewing times: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Directions: Cheering Station is located inside the park on the path at the intersection of West 23rd Street and 11th Avenue. By Subway- C, E Train to 23rd Street station.

Click here to register and view more information about this event


 

 

Join us! This Thursday Evening September 24th on the Equinox 5:30-6:30

Special Therapeutic Sound Event to Honor Mitchell Gaynor, MDBoard Member At You Can Thrive!

You Can Thrive! invites you to join us for a sound celebration of the contributions of our board member Dr. Mitchell Gaynor. On this very special day we celebrate his memory by sharing this modality with the general public by donation. Every single dollar will benefit people with cancer through direct relief services and programs @ You Can Thrive!

"Therapeutic Sound for the Soul"

The method of using ancient healing and sacred sounds of the live gong, tuning forks, bowls and other instruments to create deep meditative brainwave states was pioneered by Mitch Gaynor we dedicate this Thursday as a special event. Join us for an hour to honor the methods of Dr. Mitchell Gaynor and his contributions to cancer survivors though the work of You Can Thrive! Come and have your vibrational energy charged and aligned.

Place: Reflections Center
227 East 24th Street
(Between 2nd & 3rd Avenue) New York City MAP IT
Time: 5:30-6:30
Date: Thursdays September 24th, 2015

Cost: By donation: please register @YouCanThrive Call 917.463.4267
*ACTIVE YCT CLIENTS GAIN ACCESS TO ALL OUR OFFERINGS

Active clients are also able to attend recommended classes at Reflections for free anytime!! Call for details.

*Please be advised that there are stairs. Depending on the studio, there may not be wheelchair access to the building, please call Reflections in advance at 212.974.2288

Featured Sound Artists:

MJ, Gong Practitioner
Michael Jay has trained extensively in the healing arts. He is dedicated to helping others thrive through both his private wellness practice and volunteer work. Recently he has reinvigorated his commitment to using sound for its immense healing power and has been studying with and assisting the Grand GongMaster Don Conreaux, in his N.Y. workshops. He has studied shiatsu with Ohashi, tuning forks in the Acutonics system and other healing modalities including EFT and Reiki. He studied health coaching at IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) and completed their program in 2012

Basia Blonska, Sound Illustrator Practitioner, Composer-Musician
A talented performer, musician and soundscape builder Basia brings a very special energy to every instrument she plays, including the flute, gong, singing bowls and tuning forks to help shake up the cells, rejuvenate the body and ease the mind.


 

The Annie Appleseed Project

Complementary and Alternative Cancer Therapies

Saturday, September 19, 2015
St. Bart's Church, 325 Park Avenue (51 Street), New York, NY

We are proud to be partnered with The Annie Appleseed Project, for this one day event on Complementary and Alternative Cancer Therapies. 8 speakers will be on hand presenting topics on acupuncture, stem cells, naturopathic strategies, patient advocacy, exercise and nutrition. Lunch will also be served at this event

Register for this event by phone:
Call (561) 749-0084 with questions
Scholarships are still available as well as some sliding scale scholarships.

Register through PayPal through The Annie Appleseed project:
Send Money to annieappleseedpr@aol.com via PayPal.

Registration by mail:
Mail a $30 check made to Annie Appleseed Project
Annie Appleseed Project
7319 Serrano Terrace
Delray Beach, FL 33446-2215


 

Journey To Self Retreat

Retreat to Nature - Reclaim Your Spirit

Restorative Healing Retreat for Breast Cancer Survivors
Tuesday, Sept 15th - Friday, Sept 18th, 2015

Join us for a three-night retreat on the beautiful beach and sacred grounds of Mercy by the Sea Retreat Center in Madison, Connecticut. This retreat will offer women who have recently undergone cancer treatments, to retreat from the stressors of life, restore the body and mind with yoga and meditation and make connections with other women for support. The retreat will include:

  • Daily gentle yoga
  • Daily guided meditation
  • Support group discussions, creating new possibilities for healing
  • Silent nature walks, expressive art therapy, inner guidance journaling
  • Healthy organic meals and nutritional consultation

The retreat will be facilitated by Fayina Cohen, LCSW, NYS licensed psychotherapist and hypnotherapist and by Linda Fuller, RYT certified yoga therapist, both of whom are dedicated to supporting women in reclaiming their emotional, psychological and spiritual well being during and post cancer treatments.

Cost of Three Night Stay: $750 (Full room and board double occupancy)
Full and Partial Scholarships Available!

With inquires, to register or to request scholarships, email us at journeytoselfretreat@gmail.com or call:

Fayina Cohen, LCSW 646-780-9955
Linda Fuller, RYT 516-384-9718


 

EcoThrive! Outing; Saturday, August 15, 2015 (Click to add to your calendar)
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm

What's for Lunch? YCT Greenmarket Tour MAP IT
Location: 14 St-Union Sqare- Across from Whole Foods
Meet @ Subway Rotunda
New York NY 10003

Look for Debbie in her YCT TeeShirt! (Cell: 631 742 3583)

Instead of trudging off to the supermarket, bring a tote and join Debbie and other Thrivers outdoors at the Union Square Green Market. Surrounded by a rainbow of local produce and the aroma of lavender and flowers, Debbie will show you around, you will meet the farmers and get tips on all sorts of things! How to keep produce fresh, the best cooking and how to eat for optimal nutrition— especially after cancer. Learn more about prevention and ask questions to enhance your own personal prevention plan.

Stock up on fresh, earth-friendly, nutrient dense foods. Afterwards, lets have lunch together! Bring a friend.

debbie

Debbie Pirrone, CHHC, AADP

Debbie is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and a long standing volunteer for You Can Thrive! Through her passionate and consistent work at our center and through her remote sessions Debbie gracefully empowers others to take control of their health through sustainable diet and lifestyle changes.

 

Gong & Reiki Decompression Chamber EventSound Bath Breast Cancer Support

July 18th 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
You Can Thrive!
535 W 23rd St.
Entertainment Room
New York, New York 10011
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Phone Number: 917.463.4267
Cost: $25+ donation *survivor price
$50 for general tickets ($25@door after reserving via paypal button)
Space is limited to 15 PLEASE
Purchase an Advance Ticket:

Raise your frequency! Come get washed in sound and realigned with Reiki at You Can Thrive! Bliss awaits you! Join us for TWO HOURS of Reiki and Live Sound. Compassionate practitioners in our area have joined forces with YCT to provide a very special experience. Float and drift on a bed of Reiki, and gong vibrations.

If you haven't experienced this before you will be amazed at the feelings. If you have then you've already jumped to get in on it!!

*Please (BYOYMB&P) bring Your Own Yoga Mat, Blankets, Pillows and whatever you need to be comfortable. *Slots are given first to survivors and caretakers of any type of cancer, but general tickets may be available to all *Can't come? Donate anyway! All proceeds benefit our free and low cost holistic palliative survivor programming.

Featuring VERY special Energy and Sound Therapists:


Luana DeAngelis, Reiki Master / Founder



Eloise DeLeon, Reiki Master


 

Saturday June 27th, 2-4pm

Integrative Nutrition:
Nurturing our lives goes beyond just what we eat!

Health Wheel @ You Can Thrive! Entertainment Room
RSVP right now by clicking this link!
535 W 23rd St. MAP IT!
New York
Click to add to your calendar!

Eating well, exercising, and avoiding worrisome toxins is important for the healing process. However let's make sure we are also nurturing our lives in other essential arenas to stay balanced! The concept of integrative nutrition involves feeding our minds, bodies, and spirits, by the focusing on supplying primary "foods." This includes nurturing our family life, work life, and spiritual life. Come learn the essentials components of the "plate" of integrative nutrition to help enrich your own healing process!

Join our experienced nutritional team and other THRIVERS for this informative event!

Nishi Talati MD, Integrative Health Coach
As a 29 year old survivor, thriving is the name of the game! While conventional treatment saved her life, it was the non-medical realm that helped Nishi re-center and get back on her feet. Nishi's involvement with You Can Thrive! is not as a physician, but as a peer who understands the unique challenges that accompany breast cancer survivorship. She helps survivors restart their happy, healthy, thriving lives!

debbie

Debbie Pirrone, CHHC, AADP

Debbie is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and a long standing volunteer for You Can Thrive! Through her passionate and consistent work at our center and through her remote sessions Debbie gracefully empowers others to take control of their health through sustainable diet and lifestyle changes.

 

Please contact our offices and register for cancer nutrition coaching with Debbie, Nishi or another nutritional coach.


 

greenmarket tourEcoThrive! Outing

Saturday May 2nd, 1:45-4pm
Natures Pharmacy YCT Greenmarket Tour MAP IT
Location: 14 St-Union Sq Meet @ Subway Rotunda
69 E 17th St
New York NY 10003

Join us at the Greenmarket! Spring is finally here, and the Union Square Greenmarket is blooming with an abundance of locally grown produce and nutritional foods from local farmers and bees!

This is your chance to explore all that the Greenmarket has to offer with the You Can Thrive! Nutritional team and other thrivers. Learn and share information and ideas on how to incorporate or support healthier choices. Get your questions answered and learn how fresh local foods are an important part of your personal prevention plan. Lets spend some together learning and strolling in the sunshine! Bring a friend.

debbie

Debbie Pirrone, CHHC, AADP

Debbie is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and a long standing volunteer for You Can Thrive! Through her passionate and consistent work at our center and through her remote sessions Debbie gracefully empowers others to take control of their health through sustainable diet and lifestyle changes.


 

NishiNishi Talati MD, Integrative Health Coach

As a 29 year old survivor, thriving is the name of the game! While conventional treatment saved her life, it was the non-medical realm that helped Nishi re-center and get back on her feet. Nishi's involvement with You Can Thrive! is not as a physician, but as a peer who understands the unique challenges that accompany breast cancer survivorship. She helps survivors restart their happy, healthy, thriving lives!

Please contact us for a session with Debbie, Nishi or another nutritional coach.


 

 

Last Sunday's Gong/Reiki/Sound Decompression Chamber!!

WHEN: April 26th, and every Last Sunday of the month 3:30-6:30pm *be on time!
Where: 244 W 14th Street Near 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011
Who: You! All people hungry for recoup and energy amp
How: Bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillows to get launched
Cost: $45 & $65 *with added Hands On Reiki

Join us as we utilize harmonics, overtones, Reiki & aroma to realign energy and sonically attune your senses!

LIVE MUSICIANS & SACRED INSTRUMENTS, Transforming Club Into Temple!

This month featuring:
Michael Jay: Gong/Reiki
Luana DeAngelis: Gong + Reiki Master
Eloise DeLeon: Reiki Master
Katie Down, MM, MMT, MT-BC, LCAT: Sound Therapist, Reiki Practitioner

Limited Space: Reserve your slot with advance tickets.

Choose Ticket:

 

March Thriver Event!

Saturday March 21st 2-4pm
@ You Can Thrive! Entertainment Room
535 W 23rd St. MAP IT!
New York
CLICK HERE TO ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR!

"Spice Up Your Life! -- how to make healthy food taste great!"

As breast cancer thrivers, and as women in general, cutting down on meat, ingestible toxins, and fat intake can have a positive impact on our health. But eating healthy should not be at the expense of flavor and fun!

At this workshop, two nutrition counsellors (and certified foodies!) will teach you how to create flavorful, satisfying meals by using healthy alternatives to our usual vices. We'll provide free tastings and recipes for you to try at home!


 

The Science of Sound and Self-Healing

Saturday February 21, 2015 2-4pm


by Donation

In this special workshop participants will both experience and learn about sacred sound and how it works within the body to create states that reflect deeper states of healing. Participants get bathed in sound by professionals, they will also get a chance to learn from them, tone with their own voices, try some instruments and get self-care techniques for using this powerful modality at home. Don't miss this one!

Come ready to languish in the sound and float to new frequencies.

*Please bring Yoga Mat, Blankets, Pillows and whatever you need to be comfortable.
*Slots are limited and given only to thrivers and caretakers RSVP using the contact form on your left
*Can't come? Donate anyway!

All proceeds benefit our free and low cost holistic palliative survivor programming.

Featuring:


Luana DeAngelis, Reiki Master / Founder

Katie Down, MM, MMT, MT-BC, LCAT , Sound Therapist

 
ExerThrive!™

Join us! Alternating Sundays

Gong YogaAnnouncing a new partnership:

You Can Thrive! has enthusiastically partnered with Reflections to create a elevating yoga class exclusively for cancer survivors. "Vibrational Gong Yoga" incorporates gentle restorative and chair yoga postures into a dynamic flow, paired with the ancient healing and sacred sounds of the live gong to create deep meditative brainwave states. This hour long Sunday series will leave you feeling relaxed and empowered through movement, while leaving your vibrational energy charged and aligned.

Place: Reflections Center
227 East 24th Street
(Between 2nd & 3rd Avenue) New York City MAP IT

Time: 1:45pm-2:45pm
Dates: CLICK HERE TO ADD GONG YOGA SERIES TO YOUR CALENDARSupport Breast Cancer Dancing
January 25th, 2015
February 8th, 2015
February 22nd, 2015
March 8th, 2015
March 22nd, 2015 and second Sundays thereafter.

Cost: Free, but please register @YouCanThrive Call 917.463.4267
*ACTIVE YCT CLIENTS GAIN ACCESS TO ALL OUR OFFERINGS

Active clients are also able to attend recommended classes at Reflections for free anytime!! Call for details.

*Please be advised that there are stairs. Depending on the studio, there may not be wheelchair access to the building, please call Reflections in advance at 212.974.2288


 

Sound Bath & Reiki ShowerSound Bath Breast Cancer Support

January 17th 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
You Can Thrive!
535 W 23rd St.
Entertainment Room
New York, New York 10011
Map it
Phone Number: 917.463.4267
Cost: $25+ donation *survivor price
$50 for general tickets ($25@door after reserving via paypal button)
Space is limited to 15 PLEASE
Purchase an Advance Ticket:

Raise your frequency! Get showered with Reiki and Bathed in Sound at this very special event. Bliss awaits you! Join us for TWO HOURS of Reiki and Live Sound. Compassionate sound therapists in our area have joined forces with prominent Reiki givers from to provide a very special experience. Float and drift on a bed of healing sound, singing bowls and gong vibrations.

If you haven't experienced this before you will be amazed at the feelings. If you have then you've already jumped to get in on it!! Come ready to languish in the sound and float to new frequencies.

*Please bring Yoga Mat, Blankets, Pillows and whatever you need to be comfortable. *Slots are given first to survivors and caretakers of any type of cancer, but general tickets may be available to all *Can't come? Donate anyway! All proceeds benefit our free and low cost holistic palliative survivor programming.

Featuring VERY special Energy and Sound Therapists:


Luana DeAngelis, Reiki Master / Founder

Katie Down, MM, MMT, MT-BC, LCAT , Sound Therapist
Superstar Reiki Master here



Eloise DeLeon, Reiki Master

Darius Wigfall, Reiki Master Teacher


Katie Kozlowski, Rising Star Teacher and Practitioner, Reiki Therapist, NLP Practioner

 

YouCanThrive SoulCycle!

Wednesday, December 17, 4:00pm
SoulCycle
63rd St.
New York, New York 10011
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We are looking to raise $15,000 for You Can Thrive! Here is how you can help:

  1. If you would like to participate in the ride, please let me know by Monday, December 8th and we will reserve a bike on your behalf. Bikes costs $50 each and there are only 61 bikes and will be reserved on a first come first serve basis. SoulCycle asks that all riders arrive by 3:45pm, so please do not reserve a bike if you are unable to make it on time. Once you are confirmed as one of the 61 riders, please pay your $50 bike fee and make any additional donations to You Can Thrive! here: https://www.crowdrise.com/YouCanThriveSoulCycle/fundraiser/rideforthrive.

    To sign up for a bike, please call our offices at 917.463.4267
  2. If you are unable to participate in the ride, you can still help by sponsoring a rider or making a donation here: https://www.crowdrise.com/YouCanThriveSoulCycle/fundraiser/rideforthrive

Every dollar donated will make a huge difference. Please pass this along to your friends and family to help us in meeting our goal of raising $15,000!


 

Sound Bath & Reiki Shower

Date & Time: December 6th 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Click to Download to Calendar
Place: You Can Thrive! 535 W 23rd St. Entertainment Room New York, New York 10011Map it
Phone Number: 917.463.4267
Cost: $25+ donation *survivor price $50. for general admission
Space is limited to 15 PLEASE RSVP or Purchase an Advance Ticket:
Raise your frequency! Get showered with Reiki and Bathed in Sound at this very special event. Bliss awaits you! Join us for TWO HOURS of Reiki and Live Sound. The most brilliant sound therapists in our area have joined forces with prominent Reiki givers from to provide a very special experience. Float and drift on a bed of healing sound. If you haven't experienced this before you will be amazed at the feelings. If you have then you've already jumped to get in on it!! Come ready to languish in the sound and float to new frequencies. *Please bring Yoga Mat, Blankets, Pillows and whatever you need to be comfortable. *Slots are given first to survivors and caretakers of any type of cancer, but general tickets may be available to all *Can't come? Donate anyway! All proceeds benefit our free and low cost holistic palliative survivor programming.
Including but not limited to:
Featuring VERY special Energy and Sound Therapists:

Brothers of the Gong: Sunseed & Michael J




Luana DeAngelis, Reiki Master / Founder


Eloise DeLeon, Reiki Master


Darius Wigfall, Reiki Master Teacher

 

Holiday Beauty and Lifestyle Bazaar

December 8th 2014, 6:00-8:30pm
PRATIMA Spa
110 Greene St, Ste 701
New York, New York 10011
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Pratima and friends are hosting a Holiday Beauty and Lifestyle Bazaar. All your favorite eco-friendly brands together for one night with exclusive promotions and complimentary gifts.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the YOU CAN THRIVE! Foundation!

Shop and Receive 10% off all purchases!


 

LIVING WELL WITH & BEYOND BREAST CANCER

Date: Sunday, October 26
Time: 1PM-5PM EST (with Sound Bath/Reiki Shower at 3:30)
Location: The Center, 208 W 13 St, New York, NY

An afternoon of learning, sharing and building community for lesbians, bisexual women, transgender people, caregivers, friends and loved ones living with and beyond breast cancer.

This event features topics including "The Mind/Body Connection and it's Impact on Your Breast and Chest Health" by Luana DeAngelis; "Breast Cancer and Our Environment" by Janet Grey of the Breast Center Fund; and "Risk Reduction from the Medical Perspective" by Shail Maingi, MD at Montefiore Medical Center!

There will be a South Bath, Reiki Shower, Community Networking and more. **Please bring a yoga mat, blanket warm socks and pillow for your comfor in recieving.

RSVP by contacting the Lesbian Cancer Initiative at (646) 556-9294


*Can't come? Donate on behalf of someone with cancer. All proceeds benefit our free and low cost holistic palliative survivor programming.


Featuring VERY special Energy and Sound Therapists:

Brothers of the Gong: Sunseed & Michael J


AlySun Panachi, MA, MT-BC, LCAT, Board Certified Music Therapist, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Integrative Sound and Music Practitioner


Luana DeAngelis, Reiki Master / Founder


Eloise DeLeon, Reiki Master


Darius Wigfall, Reiki Master Teacher


Katie Kozlowski, Rising Star Teacher and Practitioner, Reiki Therapist, NLP Practioner

 

Sunday October 19th! 11:30-2:30PM

Join us to cheer at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!

We will see you there bright and pretty with all of the YCT crew!
Chelsea Waterside Park (MAP)
From: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm @ West 23rd Street & 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Directions: Cheering Station is located inside the park on the path at the intersection of West 23rd Street and 11th Avenue. Join Friends of YCT and help us encourage and support the amazing walkers.

By Subway: C, E Train to 23rd Street station. M/23 Bus to 10th Ave from other 23rd St Subway Stations


 

FORAGING INTO FALL

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 1PM-3PM EST
Location: Union Square, New York, NY (Meet in front of the Subway Rotunda at 1PM)

(click to add to calendar)

Join the YCT Nutritional team and other Thrivers! For a very special field trip. Illustrating the best way to transition into fall and learn all about eating right for your own personal prevention plan! This event is free but donations are welcome!

Spend an afternoon in produce Nirvana at the Union Square Farmer's Market with our Nutritional Counselors. Discover New Yorks long harvest of cool weather crops and which foods are local for every season throughout the year.

This is your chance to explore new fruits, vegetables, honeys and get your questions answered.

Looking forward to foraging with you!!


Sound Bath & Reiki Shower
Sound Bath Breast Cancer Support

Date & Time:   August 23 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Download to Calendar
You Can Thrive!
535 W 23rd St.
Entertainment Room
New York, New York 10011 Map it
Phone Number: 917.463.4267
Cost: $20+ donation *survivor price Space is limited so RSVP or BUY AN ADVANCE TICKET:

Raise your frequency! Get showered with Reiki and Bathed in Sound at this very special event. Bliss awaits you! Join us for TWO HOURS of Reiki and Live Sound. The most brilliant sound therapists in our area have joined forces with prominent Reiki givers from to provide a very special experience. Float and drift on a bed of healing sound. If you haven't experienced this before you will be amazed at the feelings. If you have then you've already jumped to get in on it!!

Come ready to languish in the sound and float to new frequencies.

*Please bring Yoga Mat, Blankets, Pillows and whatever you need to be comfortable.
*Slots are given first to survivors and caretakers of any type of cancer, but general tickets may be available to all
*Can't come? Donate anyway! All proceeds benefit our free and low cost holistic palliative survivor programming.

Featuring very special guest Reiki and music therapists from around the area:


Luana DeAngelis, Reiki Master / Founder


Eloise DeLeon, Reiki Master


Darius Wigfall, Reiki Master Teacher


Katie Kozlowski, Rising Star Teacher and Practitioner, Reiki Therapist, NLP Practioner

Saturday, July 19th 1pm - 3pm

Meditation for Difficult Times

Join us!:
Mediation Breast Cancer July 19th, 1-3PM
535 W 23RD ST. ENTERTAINMENT ROOM,
NY, NY 10011 (between 10th and 11th Aves)

Phone: 917-463-4267

Daily meditation is a must do for anyone seeking to overcome obstacles and negative thought patterns of the mind. Learn a powerful technique to help you maintain equanimity and find grace to be 'skillful' during even the most explosive or disheartening situations. Join us for this event which will be followed by a Thriver! circle sisterhood group. Feel free to bring a cushion or mat or snack to share with you!

Please bring a friend to introduce to this technique and help support you in your practice!

Suggested donation: $10


June 21rd - Special Thrivers Circle Event - Skincare Detox
With Kaylee Schanda & Luana DeAngelis

RESERVE YOUR SLOT:
(Suggested donation: $10 includes supplies)
June 21, 1-3PM
535 W 23RD ST. S8R,
NY, NY 10011 (between 10th and 11th Aves)
Space is limited so RSVP required.

Phone: 917-463-4267
Mark Your Calendar

The average woman uses 12 products containing 168 different ingredients daily. Many cosmetic chemicals are designed to penetrate into the skin's inner layers, and they do. Consequently, some common cosmetic ingredients turn up in people's bodies. Among them: industrial plasticizers called phthalates; parabens, which are preservatives; and persistent fragrance components like musk xylene.

Are levels found in our bodies causing biological damage?

This special event will focus on the importance of using products that contain only good, healthy ingredients and educate you on on why parabens and other chemicals ingredients are so detrimental to your health. We will also illustrate the importance of SPF, AND CRAFT OUR OWN HEALTHY SUNSCREEN!! Simple facials await, while afterwards we debunk the myths of "oil-free" products.

Learn how to improve any skin with the oil cleansing method (OCM). The OCM is the process of cleansing your face naturally with noncomedogenic and chemical-free carrier and essential oils in replace of face washes, toners, and astringents. We will also be teaching how to make homemade sunscreen and let you sample yummy products for all your skin care needs.

 

About Kaylee Schanda
Born and raised in California, inspired and transformed in New York City, Kaylee Tegan Schanda is a holistic health and wellness enthusiast who seeks to use her positivity and creativity to generate a sense of fulfillment and beauty in the world. As a lifelong athlete, fitness and nutrition are of second nature; mental focus and meditation are primitive. She is a graduate of New York University and holds her Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing. She currently lives and works in New York City.

About Luana DeAngelis
As a pioneer in the field of integrative healthcare and prevention, Luana DeAngelis created You Can Thrive! to transform the way cancer survivorship is approached, through a cutting-edge volunteer run, multi-disciplinary program designed to change the aftercare paradigm for cancer.


May 3rd - Qi Gong for Breast Cancer

RESERVE YOUR SLOT:
May 3, 3PM
535 W 23RD ST. S8R,
NY, NY 10011 (between 10th and 11th Aves)
Space is limited so RSVP required.

Phone: 917-463-4267
Mark Your Calendar

The May 3rd Qi Gong class will focus on internal, energetic and meditative self care. Using focused breathing, visualization, color and some self massage, we will explore simple yet highly effective techniques of Qi Gong self healing.

Utilizing the theoretical perspective of "upper, middle, lower and interior, exterior" levels of qi energy in the body, we will remove toxic qi and build with nourishing qi. We will connect our body qi with heaven qi and earth qi, integrating and using Universal Healing Energy that is available for us.

Tim Chambers is a certified Qi Gong Healing Practitioner by Robert Peng, a world renoun Chinese Qi Gong master. Tim is also certified in level II Wan's 3E acupuncture method by Giorgio Repeti.

Strategic Healing - Tim Chambers

Spring is here time to CLEAN and GROW!

April 19th - "Spring Reiki Shower and Sound Bath"
Spring Shower & Bath Tickets

$50 donation Gives TWO HOURS of Reiki and Live Sound and supports a great cause. You will be amazed at the feelings. Come ready to languish in the sound and float to new frequencies. Please bring Yoga Mat, Blankets, Pillows and whatever you need to be comfortable.

Saturday, April 19 3-5pm
@You Can Thrive!
535 W 23rd. St. Entertainment Center

Featuring Katie Down, MM, MMT, MT-BC, LCAT Music Therapy & Luana DeAngelis, Reiki Master / Founder along with the special guest Reiki therapists from around the area:

Eloise De Leon
Manna Lu
Christine Taylor
Yelena Grutman

Get showered with Reiki and Bathed in Sound at this very special event. Bliss awaits you!

RESERVE YOUR SLOT:
Space is limited so RSVP required.
Phone: 917-463-4267
Mark Your Calendar

Can't come? Consider making a donation anyway! This event will pay for rental space for our survivor programming until the Fall.

(Thriver Circle event to happen from 5-6 for survivors only)

This is a fundraiser event open to ticketed persons 25 max. All proceeds fund our Thrivers events through the fall!


March 22nd - "Kitchen Rehab & 12 Step Food Tasting"
With Donna Vestuti, Debbie Pirrone and Pamela Warren
Saturday, March 22nd 3-5pm
@You Can Thrive!
535 W 23rd. St. Entertainment Center

It's Spring cleaning...for your kitchen! Time to detox the kitchen and clean out the cabinets of toxic foods, condiments, storage containers and cleaning products. Learn about Green Cleaning with e-cloths and how to prepare healthy foods and alternatives using the new replacement products. Among our creations will be creative quinoa dishes, healing live juices and recipes for hair and nail health.

RESERVE YOUR SLOT:
All events are held at $8+ donation.
We ask for a $20.00 donation for non-survivors.
Space is limited so RSVP required.

Phone: 917-463-4267
Mark your Calendar


Saturday March 1st 3:00-5:00pm

Thrivers Circle Event! You Can Thrive! "Sound Bath"

Change your frequency!!


RESERVE YOUR SLOT:
All events are held at $8+ donation.
We ask for a $20.00 donation for non-survivors.
Space is limited so RSVP required.

Phone: 917-463-4267
Calendar: Mark your calendar (click to add)!

In March @You Can Thrive! Besides our peer supportive time, we share sound healing!! Come bathe in the sound of large, resonant crystal bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, Biosonic tuning forks, Indian shruti box and voice. Sound Baths promote relief from stress and anxiety, help to alleviate pain, reduce emotional pressure and help to balance the nervous system. Each sound bath starts with aromatherapy, breath work and a 10-minute guided meditation. Through deep, mindful listening comes connection. Young Living essential oils offered to enliven and awaken the senses.


Katie Down is a board certified, licensed music psychotherapist with a private practice in Brooklyn and Manhattan. She incorporates improvisation, sound healing, mindfulness meditation and talk therapy, providing her clients opportunities to express and release emotions through a creative and holistic approach to well-being.


Friday February 21st 6:30-10:00pm

Free Holistic Bazaar @ Reflections Yoga Studio

Sponsored by FreeWorkshopsNYC.com and MatchMySpirit.com Thanks to Naini Nakagawa for her donation.

Join You Can Thrive! for a great fun event. See us in action. Get a taste of our programs and enjoy raw food, tea, organic chocolates, massages, reiki, jewelry, and a great health minded group of world changers! Community health at it's finest.

See YCT in Action

Reflections Center for Conscious Living
250 W. 49th Street Floor 2
(between 8th & Broadway)
New York, NY 10019
See it in maps


A Thrivers Circle Event:

"Balance Body, Mind and Spirit Anywhere!
Reflexology and Yoga in a Chair" By our beloved Birgit Nagele

Saturday, February 8th! 4-6pm

Join us for a workshop with reflexologist, Birgit Nagele, ARCB, LVCYT. Birgit will be giving a presentation that teaches you how to use yoga and reflexology for self-care.

Implementing self care is essential to a survivorship plan for the best possible outcome after a cancer diagnosis. You Can Thrive! is thrilled to bring you experts in many fields to teach our self-care in a supportive, community-centered atmosphere.


@You Can Thrive!
535 W 23rd. St. Entertainment Center
CALL THE OFFICE FOR DETAILS
917.463.4267
$8 minimum donation. Healthy food for sharing is welcome.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR FUTURE EVENTS:

All Thrivers Circle events will be Saturdays from 3-5pm in our Chelsea offices unless otherwise stated: (click to add to calendar)

March 1 "Sound as Therapy" Special featured guest
March 22 Upcoming Details
April 19th Upcoming Details
May 3rd Upcoming Details

Various Dates "Spa Day for Thrivers!" at Aryomist Spa! Survivors will be treated to complimentary eyelash extensions or massage, facials, eyebrows, and other services. Please contact YCT to register so we may book your service space is limited.


"Food as Medicine"

Image courtesy of Praisaeng / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
A YCT Thrivers Circle Event

Saturday, January 11th!


See you There!!

4-6pm


Image courtesy of Praisaeng / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Renowned chef and nutrition counselor Donna Vestuti joins our brilliant long-standing nutritional coach Debbie Pirrone for an powerful afternoon of education and kinship. You Can Thrive! is offering yummy recipes to sample, and knowledge workshops on how to use food as a powerful tool to keep you healthy in 2014 and beyond. *We ask participants to request a medicinal recipe from info@youcanthrive.org -- prepare and bring it to share!!
This is a community of caring and learning hands on is the best way.
Our Survivor Circle meets once a month and will now take place on Saturdays! 
Visit our NEW blog for an amazing original recipe for Healthy Shepards Pie!  and more sample recipes from this very special event!

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS SURVIVOR CIRCLE MEETS ON A SATURDAY
MARK YOUR CALENDAR !
*

Saturday January 11th 4-6:PM

@You Can Thrive! 
535 W 23rd. St. Entertainment Center
CALL THE OFFICE FOR RECIPES AND DETAILS

917.463.4267

 $8 donation.


Don't Miss Our Next "UBER Special"

Holiday Survivor Circle

Sunday, December 8th, 2013, 4-6PM

 Special Potluck Pre-Holiday Mood Boost Session!!
See you There!!

This is NOT your average support group! Our Survivor Circle offers peer support and holistic self-care tools for moving forward after a diagnosis of breast cancer.  This December we're having a special event at the circle so don't miss it!! PSST!! It may include a talk on 'oils for issues' and an aromatherapy gift.  Bring a dish to share with 10 and lets move forward, mend and make new friends. 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
The date and times for the next Survivorship Circle is Sunday:

December 8th, 2013 4pm-6pm

535 West 23rd Street (Between 10th and 11th Ave.)
New York, NY 10011

CALL THE OFFICE FOR DETAILS
917.463.4267

$8 donation



 

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, 7-9pm

Venerable Bhikkhu Varapañño - Join us as we gather Sangha under a full moon.

A dhamma talk to share Buddha's wisdom. Suitable for anyone interested in adding more peace and balance to their busy New York lives, followed by a group full moon meditation.
Led by: Ven. Bhikkhu Varapañño a Buddhist monk and master acupuncturist. Formally known as Giorgio Repeti, L.Ac. He has practiced and taught acupuncture and massage for over sixteen years and is a direct disciple of Grandmaster Wan's 3E method. He is the author of Wan's Clinical Application of Chinese Medicine.


@ The Tate
535 West 23rd Street (10th & 11th Aves)
Entertainment Lounge

To register call 917.463.4267 or email
*space is limited to 25, please register & bring a cushion!
Suggested donation $20 at door. Please, donate what you can afford. Proceeds benefit You Can Thrive! to provide integrative care and advocacy for women with breast cancer.

This event will also include:
Meaning Amidst Chaos:
Finding fulfillment, balance and the ability to give service in the midst of this environment is a true journey. In this conversation Luana DeAngelis, founder of You Can Thrive! speaks from the Buddhist perspective, and listens as we try to hash out some clarity on how to maintain, build, and use our merit for the good of others-- despite the strains of everyday urban life and the responsibilities of a householder.

Kirtan by:
Kyoko Jasper. After two decades of a career as an actress Kyoko experienced the devastation of 9-11-2001. This led to an undeniable calling in her heart to dedicate herself to spread peace and healing all over the world through Yoga and other healing methods. She now runs her own RYT Yoga teacher training program in NYC and is an international Kirtan performer.

 

Feb 28-March 2, 2013 You Can Thrive! Founder Luana to speak on "Essential Oils in Cancer Care for the Whole Person" Annie Appleseed Conference

7th Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies Conference

- 20 speakers, Patient Panel, Exhibits, Giveaways, 5 Organic meals and great Florida winter weather. People who have attended say the contacts are so worth it.
But this year if you cannot be there in person -

Tune in for Live Video Streaming over the Internet

LIVE STREAM is open for Registration - $99 allows UNLIMITED access for up to ONE MONTH! MUST register ASAP.
Watch as a GROUP!
Find us Annie Appleseed Conference on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@annieappleseed)

Registration is now open.
We hope you can join us via the internet if you can't attend in person for
this inspiring and information-filled conference.