Radical Remission Cancer Retreat
In this three-day retreat, participants will learn how lifestyle choices such as diet change, stress reduction, exercise, and meditation can boost the immune system in scientifically proven ways. This workshop follows a unique interactive format that encourages sharing and social support. For many, a Radical Remission Retreat is their first step in finding a like-minded, uplifting, healing community.
This retreat is based on the groundbreaking research in the book Radical Remission and Radical Hope by Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D., on the Healing Factors cancer patients utilize to overcome cancer against the odds. With the experienced guidance of Health Coaches Liz Curran & Karla Mans Giroux, you will learn how to apply these factors to your own life. During the retreat, you will create a personalized game plan to assist you in implementing the healing factors into your daily life when you return home.
The 10 Healing Factors are lifestyle changes that can be used safely in conjunction with any treatment plan to improve immune function so the body can heal itself.
The amazing culinary team of Harmony Hill will craft delicious meals that are plant-strong to allow for a physical reset and the opportunity to experience healthy eating.
Retreat Costs – All inclusive of Program, Meals, Accommodations:
$700 Per Person for Shared Room (Close friends and family only)
$800 Single Room Package
You will be asked, on the registration page to indicate who you are attending with. If you are purchasing the Single Room Package, please indicate NA (not applicable) in the required field.
Liz Curran, Co-Founder, The Health Navigators
Liz is deeply inspired to empower others to find their voice and play an active role in their health and recovery without feeling alone, because she lost her sister to aggressive breast cancer in 2014. While in treatment, Liz watched her struggle with feeling powerless to aid her own healing.
Liz is now a Holistic Cancer Health Coach, Certified Radical Remission™ Workshop Facilitator, and Speaker. Her program offers a roadmap to lifestyle change as a powerful tool for people living with cancer, autoimmune disease, and those seeking emotional wellness and their caregivers. Liz benefits her clients with her knowledge in nutrition through her certifications from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and the Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Cooking School. Her experience with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programming and as a graduate of the Healing Circles Global training program, she guides her clients to break free of everyday anxieties that arise as they live with chronic illness. Liz is proudly certified by the National Board of Health & Wellness Coaches (NBHWC).
Karla Mans Giroux, Co-Founder, The Health Navigators
Karla is a cancer thriver living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Karla was originally diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2003 and underwent a mastectomy, chemo, and radiation. Eleven years later, in late 2014, a metastatic cancer challenge arose. With a goal to live to be 100+ this did not align, and so she began to manage the heck out of this challenge.
Karla embarked on a healing and learning journey to help herself regain optimal health and longevity. She is blessed to report stable scans / “no evidence of disease” since 2016. Karla became passionate about sharing what she learned so that everyone has a better chance of overcoming the odds. She received her training as a holistic health coach through Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy and is certified through the National Board of Health & Wellness Coaches (NBHWC). She is also a Certified Radical Remission™ Workshop Facilitator, and an inspirational speaker. Karla is passionate about inspiring and teaching those on a cancer journey, as well as those seeking prevention, general health, and longevity.
Your Retreat Facilitators
I am a retired oncology nurse and integrative nurse coach. Currently, I am a licensed East Asian Medical Practitioner (acupuncturist).
I am an ayurvedic practitioner and yoga instructor. I actively participate on our leadership team for Healing Circles. My passion is self-healing through vulnerability in community.
As a caregiver, it is easy to let your well run dry. I have worked as a physical therapist for over 40 years always taking care of others. I initially attended an Ayurvedic retreat when my husband was diagnosed with cancer, which added another layer of caregiving. The retreat gave me the support and opportunity to not feel guilty about my feelings even though I wasn’t the one with cancer. I learned the importance of self-care that I needed to keep my well full. I then became a practitioner with the retreats and continued to learn and benefit from the teachings. Understanding the importance of ME. These valued lessons have helped me avoid the downward spirals that can happen with life’s unexpected challenges
I was introduced to Balanced Life Retreats approximately one year after completing cancer treatment.
Prior to cancer, I was overwhelmed, feeling I was expected to be everything to everyone. Demands were put on me until I would explode into tears. This was my life both personal and professional. After my cancer diagnosis, six months of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation, I knew I didn’t want my life to continue on this road but had no idea how to make the changes necessary to better my life. One day I arrived at an acupuncture appointment with Patti. I was especially stressed over some work event and Patti, hearing the stress in my voice, said “Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, you need to go to my retreat!” I attended her retreat. I meditated and did yoga for the first time ever. Throughout the weekend, we each made a collage. We had access to the facilitators and were able to talk about whatever was on our mind. Somewhere along the way, my life changed. I had value. I deserved happiness. And throughout the weekend, I was given tools to begin making the changes to my life I so desperately wanted.
After that, I attended numerous retreats and with each retreat, I came away with more life tools. As time went on, I began to help facilitate the retreats. What I saw with each and every retreat was that lives were changed.
When I became a part of the Balance Life Retreats I had no idea how much I would learn about myself. (Who wants to look at themselves, I sure as hell didn’t. I’m not brave)
I have been abused, loved and had great loss, I was fine….
At the retreat I soon realized I could hold on to that life or embrace what was being offered and accept that life can be better, and it’s not just about putting on a smile to get through another day.
I ‘m still learning how to take care of myself, when it’s time to take a deep breath. STOP slow down, listen and enjoy what’s around me, who’s around me, what space am I in…
I can still take care of the people and things in my life, and take care of me too.
It’s ok to say no, and not feel ashamed or guilty because I did.
The people in my life want what’s best for me and want me to be happy.
I keep reminding myself, Life is a life journey.
And I’m excited to keep moving forward on mine.
“Be the reason someone smiles, Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”
Harmony Hill Cancelation Policy – Effective 4/1/2023
Cancellations 30 days or more prior to the event can receive a 100% refund. Cancellations 14-29 days prior to the event can receive a 50% refund. Cancellations less than two weeks prior to the event can receive a 50% credit towards a future retreat. The program registration can be transferred to another person at any time.
The balance of the tuition will be converted to a program scholarship fund.
Harmony Hill Retreat Center
Karla Mans Giroux, Liz Curran