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12th Annual Courageous Women, Fearless Living:

A Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer

Cancer is one of life’s greatest challenges. In this retreat, we learn how to navigate this potentially confusing, treacherous, and heartbreaking terrain. Our extraordinary team of experts will share their wisdom in integrative medicine, Tibetan Buddhist healing, meditation, yoga, art, ritual, and community building, providing a multi-dimensional roadmap for a transformative journey. When gently and skillfully embraced, facing our mortality or that of someone we love can be a vehicle for profound healing and awakening—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Integrating body, mind, heart, and soul, we will discover ways to meet the totality of this experience directly and courageously. Whether you have a current or past diagnosis or are the caregiver or loved one of a woman on the cancer journey, join us September 6th and receive the tools you need to transform the way you relate to the challenges you face.

Early registration is encouraged.

For more information about this program please visit the Courageous Women Website.

Teachers

Jemi Steele began her meditation practice as a teenager in the 70’s; spent years doing solitary retreats and living in Nepal in the 80’s; and completed a traditional 3-year Buddhist retreat in the 90’s. Her overseas experience led her to get an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, which she taught in elementary schools for almost 20 years. She runs a small non-profit, Norbulingka Dog Hospice, to rescue and care for elderly/special needs dogs facing euthanasia in animal shelters. She is also a cancer survivor.

Ann Braden, CYT, E-RYT500, holds certifications in yoga therapy from Loyola Marymount University, Yoga of the Heart and the yoga4cancer program. Her light-hearted teaching style combines breath, movement and an invitation to root down, rise up and grow love as you learn to relax deeply, move well and connect with your inner healing resources. A 5-year cancer survivor herself, Ann created Lovetree Essentials, an apothecary line of organic skincare that supports inner and outer self-care.

Chasse Bailey-Dorton, MD, MSPH completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She has also completed training at the Benson-Henry Mind-Body Institute and the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. She is currently Chief of Integrative Oncology at the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC. She is the mother of 3 nearly grown children, married to the best guy in the world and is herself a 16-year cancer survivor.

Tuition

$375

To support your participation in this retreat, Shambhala Mountain Center offers a 25% discount option on Lodging and Meals. Please review some of our popular lodging options below or click register to see a complete lodging menu.

Scholarships are available for this program on a first-come basis. Please see the Courageous Women website: cwfl.org for information and an application specific to this retreat.

Sample Lodging Options

All lodging includes 3 meals each day.

More lodging options available on the registration page.

Lodge Dorm $117 per night
Lodge Double $158 per night
Lodge Single $219 per night
Subsidized Rate $65 per night

*Rates shown do not reflect 25% discount.

**Price for Lodge Double is per person.

About Shambhala Mountain Center

Nestled high in the Colorado Rockies 2 hours north of Denver, Shambhala Mountain Center is a six-hundred-acre mountain valley retreat surrounded by native forests, gentle meadows and rocky peaks. Tamed by decades of use as a contemplative refuge, we provide a safe and supportive container for exploring paths of deepened awareness, personal wellbeing and societal transformation. For more than 40 years, extraordinary people have gathered here to experience Shambhala teachings and partake in over 100 year-round offerings featuring indigenous wisdom traditions, body awareness practices, contemplative arts, mindful living or other paths of personal transformation.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation more than 14 days prior to arrival, you will receive a full refund less a credit card processing fee of 5% of payment. If you cancel between 2 to 14 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Mountain Center to be used within 2 years. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 48-hours prior to arrival.

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Children Policy

Shambhala Mountain Center welcomes children of parents/guardians who are participating in our scheduled programs, or who are simply engaging in a personal retreat. However, we do not provide childcare. Parents are encouraged to also bring a caretaker for their children, so that the parents can fully participate in their program.

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Arrival Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5:30 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations.  Further specifics regarding your program’s schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.