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 cancer-specific programs in both face-to-face retreat and online program formats.
Our Outsmart Cancer (Fundamentals) program runs monthly as a face-to-face retreat program at our Yarra Valley Living Centre in Victoria (currently not running due to COVID-19 restrictions) and also as an online program. 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.
Our Outsmart Cancer – The Next Step program is a follow-up face-to-face retreat program, specifically tailored to past program participants and 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.
About the Online Program
ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN!
Monthly Intakes OR Flexi Start – you choose!
September/October Special: $599 for one-month access (normally $799)
Additional discounts available for those experiencing financial hardship – contact us to learn more
Enrol today and receive over 10 hours of evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine content including video streaming, downloadable meditation audios, downloadable handouts, interactive discussion boards, live Q&A sessions with our expert therapists, intra-program support from our dedicated team and access to our private Facebook Cancer Support Community.
Our regular monthly intakes allow for groups of participants to progress through the program at the same time, enabling Live Q&A’s to be scheduled into the program and greater collaboration and support. However, we also offer a flexi start solution for those who have demands on their time or would prefer to start the program immediately.
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
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.
2020 Cancer Fundamentals Retreat dates:
Mon 19 – Fri 23 Oct 2020
Mon 23 – Fri 27 Nov 2020
Mon 7 – Fri 11 Dec 2020
2020 The Next Step Retreat:
Mon 9 – Fri 13 Nov
RESERVE YOUR PLACE TO GO INTO THE DRAW TO WIN A FREE FOLLOW-UP RETREAT IN 2021. Winner will be drawn on December 18, 2020 and notified via phone and email. Terms and conditions apply
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|
|$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 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). By paying your deposit, you acknowledge your acceptance of our Cancellation & Transfer Policy. Alternatively, you can submit the enquiry form below 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 Programs Enquiry Form
To learn more or register for our next Outsmart Cancer programs, please call 1300 651 211 or email email@example.com. 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.