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 centre offers two cancer-specific retreat programs – our Outsmart Cancer – Fundamentals program, which runs regularly throughout the year, and an annual Outsmart Cancer – The Next Step follow-up program.
In our Outsmart Cancer – Fundamentals program, you will be immersed in evidence-based lifestyle 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.
Our annual Outsmart Cancer – The Next Step program offers an excellent opportunity to connect and share your progress and experiences with like-minded people, and to participate in instructional sessions that will help you consolidate and build on what you have learned in the past. Topics covered are tailored to the unique needs of participants.
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 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.
2019 Cancer Fundamentals Retreats:
Mon 25 – Fri 29 Nov 2019
Mon 9 – Fri 13 Dec 2019
Due to an increase in customer enquiries, we have increased the number of cancer retreat programs being offered in 2020.
2020 Cancer Fundamentals Retreat dates:
Mon 20 – Sun 26 Jan 2020 (7 days)
Mon 17 – Fri 21 Feb 2020
Mon 23 – Fri 27 Mar 2020
Mon 20 – Fri 24 Apr 2020
Mon 18 – Sun 24 May 2020 (7 days)
Mon 22 – Fri 26 Jun 2020
Mon 20 – Fri 24 Jul 2020
Mon 17 – Fri 21 Aug 2020
Mon 21 – Sun 27 Sep 2020 (7 days)
Mon 19 – Fri 23 Oct 2020
Mon 23 – Sun 29 Nov 2020 (7 days)
Mon 7 – Fri 11 Dec 2020
2020 The Next Step Retreat:
Mon 9 – Fri 13 Nov
The price of our 4-night cancer retreats start from $940* 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 further information on transport and other information including terms and conditions
*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.
2019 Dates (5 days)
|$1,690 pp||Multi-Share room (same-sex dorm)|
|$2,080 pp||Twin/Double room|
|$2,450 pp||Single room – subject to availability|
2020 Dates (5 days)
|$1,775 pp||Multi-Share room (same-sex dorm)|
|$2,185 pp||Twin/Double room|
|$3,398 pp||Single room – subject to availability|
2020 Prices (7 days);
|$2,550 pp||Multi-Share room (same-sex dorm)|
|$3,275 pp **||Twin/Double room|
|$4,999 pp **||Single room – subject to availability|
A $220 ($550 for 2020) 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.
To secure your place in this transformative retreat program, you can CLICK HERE to pay your deposit online, or CALL 1300 651 211 to finalise your booking with one of our friendly team members (credit card or direct deposit accepted). Alternatively, you can reply to this email with your preferred call back time, and one of our team members will be in touch.
Please note: If paying your deposit online, we will be in touch by phone to finalise your room allocation. Until this room allocation has occurred, your booking is not considered finalised and your deposit is subject to our full refund policy.
Cancer Retreats Enquiry Form
To learn more, or to register for our next Outsmart Cancer – Fundamentals retreat, call 1300 651 211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can submit your booking request/enquiry using the form below and one of our friendly client services team members will be in touch within 2 business hours.
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.