This is Life is a workshop series for survivors seeking renewal through education in practical matters and through arts and movement.


June 9-11 | Portland, OREGON

Collins Retreat Center 

In the beautiful Willamette Valley. In partnership with OHSU Knight Cancer Institute AYA Oncology Program.


OCT 20-22 | San Francisco, California

Point Bonita YMCA

In partnership with Stanford AYA Oncology Program.



2018 | Chicago, Illinois



  • In-nature, retreat-style workshop series

  • Free to survivors (excludes travel to/from retreat)

  • Ages 18-39

  • 3 day, 2 night weekend retreat

  • Open to new or Koru Alumni survivors

  • In partnership with local oncology programs

Experts in their respective fields and young adult cancer lead collaborative workshops meant to increase survivors' knowledge and skills in dealing with topics they want to learn more about, including:

New Normalacknowledging your identity as a survivor, how to cope and deal with fear of recurrence, parenting, managing late effects, and sex, dating, and relationships.

Lifestyle: alternative medicine and how can it help, becoming an advocate, mind body medicine connection.

Practical Matters: work and careers, starting or going back to school, tools for good financial health after cancer, and navigating insurance.

Movement: introduction to Qigong, hiking, and yoga.

Creativity: explore your cancer journey through photography, creative writing, or designing your own art project.