Reach & Raise

Reach & Raise: Yoga for a Reason

May 16, 2021 10:00am EDT
2021-05-16 10:00:00 2021-05-16 10:00:00 America/New_York Reach & Raise: Yoga for a Reason  

Join us for the 20th anniversary of Reach & Raise on Sunday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

The day will feature inspiring stories from our breast cancer community, an empowering all-levels yoga practice, music, and much more. At the center of Reach & Raise is a powerful yoga practice that unites our community in support of those diagnosed with breast cancer. We honor and celebrate their resilience and raise funds to provide knowledge and connection.

New! This year’s event will now be a hybrid event! We have been approved by the City of Philadelphia Health Department to have a limited number of people join us in person. We will also broadcast live from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Visit our tickets page to learn how you can enter our lottery for a chance to join us. We can award up to 250 tickets for the in-person event. Virtual participation is unlimited. 

To view event details and learn more, visit

Reach out, raise up

Reach out to your friends and family and form a virtual yoga team or join us on your own for an empowering and inspiring yoga practice and community celebration. Help us raise $400,000 so that anyone diagnosed with breast cancer has access to trusted information and community of support. No one should face breast cancer alone. 


Reach & Raise co-founder Jennifer Schelter has led this inspiring all-levels yoga practice for the past 20 years. In 2005, Yvette Pecoraro, a celebrated songwriter, chant artist, and vocal/mantra coach joined to perform during the practice and she has continued for the last 16 years. 

Jennifer Schelter
Yoga instructor

Jennifer Schelter’s mission is to support your personal and professional goals through focusing on self-acceptance, creativity, and peace. Jennifer has over 25 years of experience as a creative leader, has been named “Best of Philly” multiple times by Philadelphia Magazine, and is the co-founder of Reach & Raise. She is honored to help others tap into their creativity, courage, and self-acceptance to reach their goals and dreams. Read more.


Yvette Pecoraro

Yvette Pecoraro is a celebrated songwriter, chant artist, and vocal/mantra coach. Her music and chanting open the gates within the heart, allowing for the divine within to shine. Yvette has a unique way of blending traditional eastern music with western popular melody, peaking energetic waves of mantra with spontaneous vocal harmony, spiraling sound, and song.  Read more.

How to participate

Registration for Reach & Raise is $35 for each participant, which serves as your first donation towards your fundraising goal. The event will be virtual to ensure the safety of our community. Instructions on how to join, set-up your yoga space and ideas for safely gathering with family and friends will be shared in the coming weeks. 

20th Anniversary Team Challenge

In honor of our 20th anniversary, challenge your team to raise $5,000 and you will be entered to win a special surprise. 

If you have questions about Reach & Raise, contact Colleen Gill, Associate Director, Individual Giving & Events at or 484-708-1807.

All money raised benefits Living Beyond Breast Cancer, one of the highest ranked breast cancer charities in the United States. For 16 straight years, Living Beyond Breast Cancer has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest possible ranking for financial health and accountability.

Event Sponsors
National Presenting Sponsor
TechGuides Inc.
Wealth Advisory Group

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