Courageous Women: A Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer

6th Annual Courageous Women: Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer

Linda Sparrowe, Victoria Maizes and Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief

August 21–26, 2012

Tuition $375 + 5 nights

Acharya Judith Lief

Victoria Maizes

Linda Sparrowe

Grappling with cancer is one of life’s greatest challenges. This retreat will combine ancient wisdom practices and modern-day knowledge to create a healing environment for women touched by cancer.

Our extraordinary team of experts will share their wisdom in integrative medicine, yoga, mindfulness practice, Tibetan Buddhist healing meditations, art, ritual and more. In a supportive community, we will share experiences and explore practices to help us build a multi-dimensional roadmap for this transformative journey together.

When gently and skillfully embraced, illness can be a vehicle for profound healing and awakening. Integrating body, mind and spirit, we will discover ways to meet the totality of our experience directly and courageously.

Since living with cancer often involves considerable medical expense, Shambhala Mountain Center will offer as many partial


To learn more about financial aid and to submit an application, click here
. Early registration is encouraged.scholarships as possible to those in need who would like to attend this program.

NOTE: This is our standard financial aid application. For this program, the income criteria does not apply, so please disregard this part of the application. 

The 6th Annual Courageous Women Retreat is being generously supported by the Eileen Fisher Foundation and the Cancer League of Colorado, both of whom have awarded grants to fund program scholarships. If you would like to contribute this fund, please click here.

Linda Sparrowe

Linda Sparrowe is a writer, yoga instructor, mentor and practitioner with deep roots in the Vedas, Sanskrit and women’s health. She is editor-in-chief of Yoga International magazine and author of several books, including The Woman’s Book of Yoga & Health.

Victoria Maizes

Victoria Maizes, MD, is executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, founded by Dr. Andrew Weil and Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Arizona. She is an internationally recognized leader in integrative medicine.

Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief

Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief is a contemplative hospice pioneer, a senior meditation instructor, the former Dean of Naropa University and author of Making Friends With Death, among others.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.