HEALING FROM OUTSIDE IN & INSIDE OUT
A WOMEN’S YOGA RETREAT FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
With Lorien Neargarder & Veronica Reis, PhD
Fri, Aug 26– Sun, Au 28, 2016
Fee is based on occupancy: $300 triple, $350 double, $450 single
Some scholarships available; indicate need at time of registration.
Learn evidence-based yoga tools that empower, bring peace of mind and support your organic defenses against cancer in a beautiful healing environment. Lean in to the support of your community to connect and reflect on your experience with cancer. A typical day may include meditation, asana (yoga postures), delicious meals, exploring the redwoods, time in the pool, sauna or spa, massage, discussion about cancer, chanting, reading, napping… Do as little or as much as you want – this weekend is designed to help you explore ways to balance your mind, body, emotions and spirit. You’ll leave with a feeling of relaxation, rejuvenation and the development of new life skills you can utilize to achieve a greater sense of healthy living and optimal wellness. All stages and types of cancer welcome. No previous experience with yoga is required. Women only, please.
ABOUT THE RETREAT LEADERS
Lorien Neargarder teaches yoga to cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers in several hospital and private settings in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been teaching yoga since 2004, holds a 500-hour certification from Breathe Los Gatos, as well as certificates from Therapeutic Yoga, Y4C (Yoga for Cancer) and is a Cancer Exercise Specialist. Lorien has also received training from the integrative oncology departments of both MD Anderson and Memorial-Sloan Kettering.
Veronica Reis works with veterans at the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA, teaches weekly yoga classes and has a private health psychology practice. She earned a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and her doctoral degree from USC. She has been working with people diagnosed with cancer for 15 years. She has training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, biopsychology, stress management, and behavioral medicine, helping people living with cancer, chronic pain, and adjustment to illness. She is also a graduate of the Stress Management Center of Marin’s Teacher Training program with an emphasis in Yoga Therapy. She holds a 200-hour certification and is pursuing her 500-hour certification through Breathe Los Gatos.