Lay Description

We will assess physical functioning, daily physical activity with wearable activity monitors, biological markers (serum and salivary cortisol), diet, program adherence, as well as psycho-social measures of physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. In addition, BCS will be asked to describe their best day possible and their typical day. We will conduct a qualitative analysis from their responses to identify endorsement of themes.


  • Cancers and Other Neoplasms
  • Breast - Female
IRB Number
NCT Number registration not required
Open to Enrollment


Eligible Ages
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

1. Adults, age greater than 18 years

2. Have been given a diagnosis of breast cancer in their lifetime:

• Must be post diagnosis

• May be on active treatment or post treatment

3. Have access to a “SMART” device (mobile phone) with internet access to download the BlueJay application to complete questionnaires, respond to app messaging, and watch recorded intervention videos and/or livestream sessions.

4. Be able to speak and understand English or Spanish at the 8th grade level or higher.

5. Able to travel to the UT Health campus at least twice over the 6 months.

6. Oriented to time and place

7. COVID-19 vaccination

Exclusion Criteria

1. They present with any cognitive impairment that limits their ability to understand and provide informed consent, or to comply with the protocol procedures.

2. Are currently enrolled in a competing biobehavioral intervention protocol.

3. Currently in an active yoga program (>weekly classes/practice) for the past 3 months

4. Currently in an active meditation practice, any type > weekly, for the past 3 months

5. Present with any absolute contraindication to exercise testing as detailed by the

American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines on Exercise Testing and

Exercise Prescription. Specifically:

 Known significant change in the resting ECG, suggesting significant ischemia.

 Recent myocardial infarction (within 2 days).

 Unstable angina.

 Uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmias causing symptoms or hemodynamic compromise.

 Severe symptomatic aortic stenosis.

 Uncontrolled symptomatic heart failure.

 Acute pulmonary embolus or pulmonary infarction.

 Acute myocarditis or pericarditis.

 Suspected or known dissecting aneurysm.

Study Design

Arm Groups

Study Contact

Frances Crawford
(210) 450-5037

Sonia Creighton
(210) 450-1366

Daniel Hughes
(210) 562-6506

Myrna Montenegro
(210) 450-5954

Courtney Nichols
(210) 450-1794

Amelie Ramirez
(210) 562-6500

Mailbox Ctrc Regulatory Affairs

Kathleen Rodriguez
(210) 450-1365

Benjamin Schleif
(210) 450-1366

Morgan Seekatz
(210) 450-1133

Daniel Hughes
(210) 562-6506

Amelie Ramirez
(210) 562-6500

Principal Investigator
Amelie Ramirez