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.
- 4 nights
- Facilitated by Paul and Maia Bedson
- Learn the fundamentals of mind-body medicine
- Connect with like-minded people
- Feel empowered for the next chapter of your life
This cancer retreat emphasises the importance of reducing stress and removing physical, emotional and mental blocks to help the body heal itself. It is a type of natural therapy designed to complement your existing cancer treatments or complementary therapies.
Bring your carer and focus on healing away from the pressures of everyday life.
- Learn practical things you can do right now to improve your situation like the medicinal use of nutrition to create a wholefood, cancer-unfriendly diet.
- Experience the basics of meditation and its ability to have a positive impact on your immune system.
- Share your thoughts, fears and experiences with a group of people who are all going through a similar journey.
- Learn how to relax deeply, reduce stress and activate your healing potential.
- Be empowered to make informed effective choices to manage your own healing journey.
“Cancer is a huge wake-up call, and the retreat gave me what I needed to take control of my life again and the confidence to know that the steps I’m taking now are scientifically-based and will give me the best opportunity for recovery. I came to the retreat hoping to learn how to meditate and be a healthy vegan. I got so much more. I got the fundamental tools and the confidence I needed to take my recovery journey seriously. In my situation that could be the difference between life and death. I’m very grateful to the TGCF Team for your dedication – thanks.”
– Danielle, Cancer Fundamentals Retreat, Jan 2018.
The Gawler Cancer Foundation and Yarra Valley Living Centre is a not for profit, non-denominational organisation based in Australia, that promotes a whole-person (holistic) and integrative approach to health, healing and wellbeing.
Reflected in our cancer retreats is our belief that health and wellbeing are greatly influenced by our lifestyle (including diet and exercise) and our outlook on life.
For over 30 years our Foundation has been helping thousands of people improve their quality of life through the delivery of expert lifestyle education, guidance and support at our retreat programs.
We can teach you how to incorporate healthy lifestyle practices which will restore your natural state of balance, support your body’s healing processes and reconnect you with a deep sense of inner peace.
“Thank you Paul and Maia – an absolutely amazing program, the planning structure and presentation was exemplary and the energy and effort that you impart is a reflection of your inner beauty… I can only hope to continue learning from my experiences here.”
– Tess, Cancer Fundamentals participant, Oct/Nov 2017
Pricing starts from $845* per person (including GST), depending on your choice of accommodation, and covers all elements of the program, including delicious plant-based wholefood meals, snacks, freshly squeezed juices, teas and dandelion coffee.
*The full rate of our 4-night Cancer Fundamentals Retreat program starts at $1,690 per person, 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, please call 1300 651 211 or email us using the enquiry form below, to register your interest for this program.
Please note: members receive 5% discount on second and subsequent retreat bookings.
Optional extras include transport, massage therapies, counselling and purchases from our resource centre.
Cancer Retreat Enquiry
To find out more or to register for our next 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 24 hours.