Hearing the words ‘you’ve got cancer’ will undoubtedly change your life forever. It’s what you do next that makes a difference.
For over 30 years, our compassionate and expert retreat facilitators have helped cancer patients in Australia find a better quality of life following diagnosis. We’ve seen prognoses challenged and lives transformed.
Our Outsmart Cancer (Fundamentals) program runs monthly as a face-to-face retreat program at our Yarra Valley Living Centre in Victoria . In our Outsmart Cancer Program, participants are immersed in evidence-based lifestyle strategies, also known as our 7 Essential Elements to promote healing, boost immunity, reduce stress and create clarity of mind at a time when it’s needed most.
The evidence-based lifestyle interventions and mind-body practices taught in our cancer programs, will safely support any medical treatment or complementary therapies you choose as part of your treatment plan. Attending a retreat with a partner/support person is recommended where possible.
About the Retreat Program
22-26 February 2021
15-19 March 2021
Please note from Friday 2nd April onwards, our Yarra Valley Living Centre face-to-face retreats will no longer be operating. For more information about our retreat centre closure, please click here.
Over 5 life-changing days, you will:
- Learn the fundamentals of mind-body medicine, and the practical things you can do in your everyday life to maximise your body’s own healing potential, reduce stress and help you cope better with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.
- Share your thoughts, feelings and experiences, and feel the support of like-minded people who are also navigating life after diagnosis.
- Develop a lifestyle action plan for realistic physical, mental and emotional results.
- Feel deeply nourished and revitalised with anti-inflammatory plant-based wholefoods.
- Explore your own emotional wellbeing, your deeper purpose and meaning in life, your support networks and your relationships.
- Return home ready to move forward with optimism, empowerment and a deep sense of inner peace.
The price of our 4-night cancer retreats start from $1,025* per person, and covers all elements of the program, including educational sessions and materials, accommodation, delicious plant-based wholefood meals, snacks, freshly squeezed juices, teas and dandilion coffee. Optional extras include transport, massage therapies, counselling and purchases from our resource centre. Click here for transport options and information
*The full rate/s of our 4-night cancer retreat are listed below, however, due to kind donations, we are currently able to offer additional bursary funding to make our life-changing cancer programs more accessible. Certain criteria must be met to be eligible for our bursary assistance program, click here for more information.
|$1,775 pp||Multi-Share room (same-sex dorm)|
|$2,185 pp||Twin/Double room|
|$3,398 pp||Single room – subject to availability|
A $220 holding deposit per person is required at the time of booking to reserve your place, and the remaining balance may be paid in instalments.
*Financial members receive significant discounts on retreat bookings. To review full member benefits and to sign up today please click here.
Outsmart Cancer Programs - Bookings & Enquiries
To learn more or register in our Outsmart Cancer programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below to submit your booking request/enquiry and a member of our client services team will be in touch shortly.
At our cancer retreats in the Yarra Valley (just 1 hour and 20 mins drive from Melbourne, Victoria) you will be immersed in tailored mind-body practices, also known as our 7 Essential Elements to promote healing, boost immunity, reduce stress and create clarity of mind at a time when it’s needed most.
Click the element wheel below for a detailed explanation of these evidence-based mind-body practices.