From Survivor to Thriver: A Healing Journey for Cancer Recovery
Yoga Therapy & Meditation Retreat with Robyn and Kathleen

Join us on this transformative retreat nestled in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Come home to your true self in 63 acres of beautiful forest with stunning mountain views. Find serenity in the lush meadows, ponds, waterfalls and meditation gardens.  

Be guided to wholeness through daily safe and effective yoga therapy and meditation practices specifically designed for cancer recovery. Meet yourself wherever you are by enjoying your practices from a mat or a chair. Experience a strong connection with nature through guided walks. Feel nourished with locally sourced organic healthy meals and snacks. Find meaningful relationships with the support of the community. Enjoy free time to relax and restore. Leave revived as an empowered cancer thriver!

Want to explore the nearby city of Asheville? Consider extending your stay in what Conde Nast and Travel & Leisure describe as one of the top cities to visit. Asheville is home to the spectacular Blue Ridge Parkway, vibrant art & music scene, fabulous restaurants, historic Biltmore Estate, Salt Cave & Spa, a multitude of shops and the well- known weekly Friday night drum circle. 

***This retreat was developed for individuals who have completed treatment and have been cleared by their medical professionals to attend. 

  • 5 nights accommodations 
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Daily yoga and meditation practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)

Accommodations

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains near downtown Asheville is a magical retreat center, tucked away on 63 acres. Lush gardens, extensive walking trails, benches, mountain views, a fire circle, secluded forest, Ivy River, and restorative hemlock trail awaits you.

Relax by the soothing koi pond, gazebo, deck area, and fire pit. The lush gardens, rockery pond, and waterfalls create a tranquil and meditative environment to ponder and relax.

Robyn Tiger

Robyn Tiger, MD, C-IAYT, RYT-500, is a physician, certified yoga therapist, and founder of Yoga Heals 4 Life serving those touched by cancer, anxiety, and stress-related disorders. She is faculty for Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy, the Medical Resource Director for Journey To Be Free (a nonprofit serving the cancer community), and serves on the Advisory Council for Yoga Therapy Today and yogatherapy.health. Robyn developed the yoga and meditation protocol for two research pilot studies evaluating CIPN (chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy). She holds several specialty certifications including those through Integrative Yoga Therapy, y4c Yoga for Cancer, Exclusive Yoga for Breast Cancer, Novato Institute for Somatic Research, and Integrative Restoration Institute. Her passion to help others more fully grew out of her many years in medical practice witnessing firsthand the need for more complete patient care.

www.yogaheals4life.com

Testimonials:

“Working with Robyn has been amazing and revelatory. During our sessions, she is committed to helping me focus on healing. It is therapeutic for my mind and body. Robyn has allowed me to regain my physical strength and emotional well-being. She has empowered me to shift my perspective from what I cannot do, to what I can do, always focusing on the positive. I am truly grateful for the lessons she teaches during each session, and I look forward to my time with Robyn.”
— Anne Neustadter — Co-founder of Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund

“The more I learn about living with cancer, the more I treasure Dr. Robyn’s yoga teaching. Her instruction in yoga has brought me peace in spirit and an understanding of how yoga can help me heal my aging body–without judgment. Having thought myself too uncoordinated to ever do yoga, imagine my surprise to discover that it could work for me. Robyn is my not-so-secret weapon to channel my energy in a healing and joyful path.” — Marge Smith

“The hardest part was taking that first step to join the class. Would I be able to participate in view of my age and physical limitations? The answer to that question was yes as Dr. Tiger was able to adapt yoga to my own personal needs within the class. Yoga seems to promote a level of well-being beyond traditional medicine and regular exercise. It is as if I have found that the final piece of the puzzle to my recovery of both body and mind.” — IJS

“This has been an awesome opportunity for cancer survivors like me to heal and be healthy.” –Shelly DuBois

Kathleen Ross-Allee

Kathleen Ross-Allee, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, YTRX 500-C, ACE-PERSONAL TRAINER
is a certified yoga therapist and fitness trainer with more than 25 years of experience as a health and wellness expert.

She is the Managing Director of Larry Payne’s Yoga Therapy Rx program at Loyola Marymount University Yoga, Los Angeles, and teaches in the program, specializing in Yoga and Cancer and Chronic Disease.

Kathleen has created and continues to develop yoga therapy and fitness rehabilitation programs to support cancer treatment for hospitals and clinics as well as non-profit foundations throughout Southern California since 2010 (Cedars-Sinai/Tower Hematology, Cedars-Sinai/Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cedars Sinai-Brandman Breast Center, UCLA/Sylmar, USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, USC/Keck Hospital, and Tower Cancer Research Foundation).
Additionally, in her spare time, Kathleen offers a regular, free “Yoga Therapy for Parkinson’s” class for patients and caregivers.

Kathleen started her company’s Leen Bodies in 1991 as a personal trainer in Los Angeles specializing in post-rehabilitation exercise programs and completed her initial yoga training at The Center for Yoga in L.A. in 2002. ​

www.leenbodies.com

Testimonials:

“We have been extremely fortunate to have Kathleen Ross-Allee as part of our Wellness, Resilience, and Survivorship program at Cedars-Sinai. She’s consistently offered kind, expert, gentle Yoga care for our cancer survivors with wonderful feedback from our patients.” –Arash Asher, MD | Director, Wellness, Resilience, and Survivorship | Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine Cedars-Sinai Health System | Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute | Patient and Family Support Program

“Working with Kathleen Ross-Allee has been pivotal to my healing process during and post-treatment for two cancers (Breast and Ovarian) and near-total Spinal Fusion. Her grace and compassion, along with her phenomenal knowledge of body mechanics made it possible- even in the worst, most painful times- for me to feel like I could practice some level of yoga; and thereby find the strength within myself. I’m so very grateful for the joy and humor and energy she brings each time I practice with her. And more than that, I’m profoundly grateful for the kindness she exudes as she teaches. She’s absolutely one of a kind.” — Michele Grant

“Kathleen Ross-Allee is the most amazing yoga instructor. So kind and caring. She makes every class feel like it’s one on one- all about you! Changed my life!” — Rae Lynn Cook

“Kathleen Ross-Allee is not only a knowledgeable yoga teacher, but she is also a very effective and compassionate communicator. Kathleen can take the vast and very nuanced world of yoga practice concepts, and distill them down into accessible, understandable and practical lessons for her students’ general health, and for their life as well. And, her open approach successfully reaches and inspires a very diverse audience with her teachings, of which I am gratefully one.”  Bruce Watkins

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Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.

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Getting There 

To get from the airport to the retreat location, you can get an Uber, Lift, or rent your own car. Asheville has its own airport, (AVL) which is 40 minutes driving. Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) is 1hr 30 min, and Charlotte (CLT) is 2hrs. The retreat location is in East Asheville. Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums.

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Save $300 on full-price (shared only) of $1995 USD until February 1, 2020!

Shared Accommodations – $1695 USD (Full Price $1995 USD )

Single Accommodations – $2095 USD

Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

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