Here are a selection of retreats in New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia that are specifically focused on people affected by cancer:
Casting for Recovery
Casting for Recovery provides retreats at no cost to participants, which allow people whose lives have been profoundly affected by breast cancer to gather in a beautiful, natural setting and learn to fly fish.
It offers participants an opportunity to experience the peace and solitude and the chance to be in the moment that fly fishing provides. The retreat also incorporates a range of other services to promote well-being. The 2.5 day retreat weekend is one of fun and support with the mission of our trained volunteers being that of empowerment and achievement to what ever level you are capable of.
Emotional Support Retreat for People Affected by Cancer
This retreat is facilitated by Jasmina Kovacev at the Mana Retreat Centre in the Coromandel. This is a one week retreat which includes learning the likely emotional reason behind the cancer, therapies to heal the shock of diagnosis and fears relating to cancer, as well as nurturing food within a healing environment. Each person will have individual sessions plus group work. The retreat is one week of transformational work mixed with fun in a nurturing environment providing healing to body, mind and soul. For more information, please contact Jasmina on her website Cancer Retreat.
Shocking Pink Mindfulness Retreat for Breast Cancer Survivors 45 years and under
Want to find a way to better navigate stressful times? Feeling the need for a sense of ease in your life? Want to learn how to be more gentle with yourself? Learn the art of mindfulness through 2 residential weekends and a commitment to home practice. As part of the Shocking Pink Sanctuary programme, they are hosting an annual Mindfulness Meditation Retreat with Clinical Psychologist Kirsty Freeman of Mindfulness NZ.
The residential retreat which covers two full weekends will be held this year on 5/6/7 April and 3/4/5 May in Christchurch. Attendance at both weekends is mandatory and the programme will be based upon the ’8 week Mindfulness Meditation Course’ work of Jon Kabat-Zinn. This course enables you to learn the basics of mindfulness and how to apply it to your life. Its been around for centuries in the East, but we are only just learning of its value in the West! . You can learn more on Shocking Pink Mindfulness Retreat. If you then wish to secure a place – you can email Shocking Pink at email@example.com.
The Gawler Foundation – Life and Living Healing Cancer Retreat
The Gawler Foundation provides a range of internationally renowned healing cancer retreats and programmes that embrace an integrated approach to health, healing and wellbeing that includes the body, emotions, mind and spirit.
In particular, they offer the Life and Living Cancer Retreat. The aim of the programme is to help you to develop full confidence in establishing a healthy, healing lifestyle.
The Quest for Life Foundation Founded by Petrea King
The diagnosis of cancer impacts profoundly into our lives. The Quest for Life program is a nourishing and uplifting program for men and women living with cancer or other serious illness. This residential program is designed for people seeking ways to actively contribute to their own healing and make meaning of this challenging experience. The program explores many avenues of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing and encourages participants to find their own best answers.
Bali Pink Ribbon Retreat
Bali has a long way to go in the Breast Cancer awareness challenge and SharpMoves and Sharing Bali are keen to help. They have teamed up with the Bali Pink Ribbon Foundation and have organised a very special Bali Pink Retreat. The 6 day pink retreat is a celebration of life. Healthy food and fun are on the agenda. There are lots of activities such as early morning fitness sessions, jungle treks, cycling tour, sunset yoga and pilates. You can also relax with traditional spa treatments and massages, learn how to cook some of the delicious meals you will be experiencing or just sit back on your balcony and watch the magical rice paddy fire flies. There will be a very special pink celebratory sunrise volcano climb for those who want to find their volcano warrior and the opportunity of participating in the Bali Pink Ribbon 5km fun run/walk at Nusa Dua. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. The next retreats are: 7 October, January (date to be confirmed) and 3 March.