YOUR EXPERIENCE OF CANCER… REDEFINED

There’s nothing quite like our signature 3-day Cancer Retreats. We offer individuals, and their support person, affected by cancer time to reflect and explore the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of a diagnosis. Thanks to generous donors, lodging, meals, and curriculum are available at no charge to anyone who needs it.

Notice: Full Vaccination against the COVID-19 virus is required for all attendees. If you are unable to be vaccinated, please submit an interest form to be notified when a retreat is being offered that does not require vaccination.

IS A 3-DAY CANCER RETREAT FOR YOU? 

We believe that there is definitely a time when it’s right for people to come, some of the most common reasons people want to come are:

  • Cancer is hard, and we all need a community that understands what we are going through.
  • You want to learn ways to live more fully in the life that you have.
  • You long to just pause, take stock, and breathe.
  • Because, if you have a caregiver, they need support too.

What to expect at a retreat?

Harmony Hill retreats offer individuals a respite from the stresses of daily life with a cancer diagnosis in a nurturing environment for the mind, body, and spirit. Through small group sharing sessions and other activities such as gentle yoga, meditation, poetry and art, our compassionate faculty, staff, and volunteers provide tools, activities and practical resources to help facilitate healing and well-being. Harmony Hill promotes healthy self-care but does not advocate or promote any model of medical treatment. Spiritua&lity is often a strong thread of conversation throughout a retreat and is approached in a non-sectarian manner.

Accomodations & Meals:

  • Shared rooms (double occupancy) and baths are the standard accommodation. Some of the rooms have an attached bathroom and some have a bathroom in an adjacent hallway. Participants with a support person will be roomed together.
  • You will enjoy primarily vegetarian meals. Dietary requirements and allergies can be accommodated, but food preferences cannot.

Disclaimer: Harmony Hill is a non-medical retreat center. No medical assessment or treatment is provided by Harmony Hill staff, faculty or volunteers during any of our retreats or programs.

TO APPLY FOR A 3-DAY CANCER RETREAT

The application process for each person – participant or support person:

  • Complete the registration form via the link above. (This will trigger a welcome email with links for the full questionnaire.)
  • Complete the full questionnaire. (This is where you’ll indicate your preferred dates.)
  • Available dates are:
    FULL – September 28-30 (Tue-Thu)
    FULL – October 26-28 (Tue-Thu)
    FULL – November 19-21 (Fri-Sun)
    December 14-16 (Tue-Thu)
    January 21-23, 2022 (Fri-Sun)
    February 25-27, 2022 (Fri-Sun)

    March 22-24, 2022 (Tue-Thu)
  • There is a non-refundable $25 application fee to apply. This fee can be waived if needed, please request the coupon code from our Program Team by emailing us at programs@harmonyhill.org.

Participant Eligibility Requirements:

  • You have been diagnosed with cancer and you are under the care of a health professional.
  • You are able to attend all three days of the retreat. Partial attendance is not permitted. Retreats start at 11:00 am on the first day and completes at 3:00 pm on the third day.
  • You are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • You are able to walk short distances (or pivot transfer to a golf cart without assistance).
  • You are able to complete all Activities of Daily Living yourself or with the assistance of your support person.
  • You can provide your own transportation to Harmony Hill – in Union, WA, approximately 2 hours from Seattle and SeaTac airport.
  • You have not attended an in-person Harmony Hill 3-Day Cancer Retreat previously.

Agreements you make in deciding to apply to attend a retreat:

  • Participants and support persons should participate as fully as their health allows in the various retreat offerings.
  • Recognize that each person’s choices around treatment, wellness, spirituality, and healing are unique and diverse.
  • Everyone attends with a respectful acceptance for the spiritual beliefs of others, without any attempt to proselytize others.
  • Everyone attends with a heart and mind that is supportive, but not trying to fix others or promote a particular treatment modality.
3-Day Cancer Retreat Application