Awake and Alive: Mindful Living with Cancer Retreat

April 20-24 at the Whidbey Institute

You are warmly invited to the Awake and Alive — Mindful Living with Cancer Retreat: a mindfulness and healing retreat for cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers. Join us for this unique transformative opportunity and discover how to navigate the emotional, psychological and spiritual challenges of illness with more ease and joy — and leave refreshed, inspired and renewed.

  • Imagine practicing the healing arts of mindfulness, meditation and self-compassion that help you find deeper peace, calm fear and anxiety, boost immunity, build resilience and cope better with stress and uncertainty.
  • Imagine the gift of a warm and nurturing community of kindred spirits, also impacted by cancer, sharing stories and insights in a safe, supportive circle that honors and supports your unique journey with cancer.
  • Imagine slowing down and experiencing deep relaxation through various healing modalities – and having time for yourself for journaling and self-reflection.
  • Imagine nurturing body and soul with creativity, laughter, delicious, organic food and the serenity and peacefulness of 100 acres of protected forest, labyrinth, trails, and gardens.

Past participants have found it a powerful, transformative experience — they’ll tell you about it below….

Helped me find the emotional healing my doctor couldn’t help with.” (video)

It was transformative – highly recommend this retreat!” (video)

I learned so much about living as well as we can with the time we have.(video)

I found three incredible gems in this program.(video)

April 20-24 at the Whidbey Institute

Information & Registration at the Whidbey Institute website.

Space is limited — register now!

Please contact for questions about accommodation, directions, registration etc.

Please email Erica with any questions about the program. Limited scholarship funds available — please apply to make a scholarship request.

We hope to see you in April — so you too can be rejuvenated, refreshed and renewed!

Warm wishes,

Erica Rayner-Horn, MA, LMHC 
Mindful Therapy
Awake & Alive: Mindful Living with Cancer Retreats

Erica Rayner-Horn is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist and an instructor of the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program.  She leads workshops and retreats on mindfulness, meditation and stress reduction, and has taught for CancerLifeline and local hospitals and presented at Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington.