Get Well

Multiple Sclerosis
Chronic Illness

Learn practical ways you can have a
positive impact on your own healing

Nutrition | Meditation | Activity | Support

Discover hope

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Live Well

Live Better
Feel Healthier
Prevent Illness

Join us for a relaxing retreat and
learn practical ways to improve your health

Nutrition | Meditation | Activity | Support

Discover your best life

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For health professionals

Doctors & Nurses
Complementary Care Practitioners

Explore new options for your patients

Latest Research | Conference | Resources

Evidence-based lifestyle medicine for
prevention and management of illness

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2015 Tax Appeal

Click here to read our Appeal Letter

‘I was dying!… now with all honesty I am living. Living every moment.’ – Sally

Remember your donation doesn’t just help a person this month or this year to attend a program; you are helping to change their lives forever. There are so many more things we want to add to make our healing retreats better for the 400 participants who will turn to us in the coming year. 100% of your donation will go towards your choice of:

Bursary Fund a funding service to people experiencing financial hardship, to attend our cancer programs at a reduced fee or even for free
Work on the gardens and grounds at our Yarra Valley retreat centre
Room Upgrades to add airconditioners/heaters etc for all year round comfort

Choose how your donation will be used by selecting one of the options above.  Together we can support people with cancer to live well, be well.

Thank you!


Our Guide Book

Our guide book is a comprehensive directory for all our health, healing and wellbeing retreats. You can download your copy here or request a copy to be mailed to you by calling 1300 651 211 or emailing

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2015 Retreat Program Calendar

We’ve got a great line up of retreats to restore your body, mind and spirit this year.
You can browse our calendar here or call us on 1300 651 211 to enquire/book.

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Ready to get well, live well and feel better?

We offer Get Well health retreats and support services for people with Cancer, MS and other serious illnesses. Our highly experienced therapists will teach you natural healing techniques which compliment medical treatments. We will show you which foods help fight cancer and boost your immune system. Our staff are trained to help you cope with stress and fear. We have resources are available to help your family understand your issues.

We’ve been helping people make positive changes to their lifestyle for more than 30 years, particularly those with cancer.

Changing your life is not always easy, though research shows that a healthier lifestyle including meditation, gentle exercise and eating nutritious cancer fighting foods, can make a significant impact on healing, energy and avoiding illness. Click here to read about our 7 Essential Health Principles.

Our Live Well retreats are designed for people who want to avoid illness, feel happier and live their best life. Join us on a Live Well retreat to take time out, relax and learn to meditate, eat better, and make practical, achievable plans for a healthier, more fulfilled life.

In essence, we encourage and support all people as they seek out ways to get well, live well and feel better whatever their circumstances.

What others are saying:

Soula 2

The retreat enabled me to move forward with positive thinking and a plan for the future – my family saw a great change in me for the better.

Soula diagnosed with stage 3C Ovarian Cancer in 2005