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Mindfulness in Cancer Recovery – Retreat Style!

Gift yourself the time and opportunity to spend time in a lush, tropical paradise and create lasting friendships with other survivors. Build connections and make new memories while exploring the beautiful nature and accommodations of Puerto Vallarta (PV)!

Slow down, rest, and retreat from life's chaos by nourishing our bodies and minds!

April 4 – 9, 2024

Is this you?

  • You are a person diagnosed with cancer of any kind, in any stage, in any phase of treatment.

  • You are a survivor of any type of cancer.

  • You feel stressed, anxious, exhausted, or overwhelmed.

  • You want to learn proven techniques to help you find peace, ease, and confidence.

  • You want to develop clarity and feel empowered. 

  • You want to find an off switch to your racing thoughts.

  • You want to let go of the sense that cancer defines you.

  • You want to feel rejuvenated, inspired, and vibrant.

  • You want to be in a community of women that are ready to take back their well-being.

  • You are ready to live life every day to the fullest.



If you answered yes to at least one question, then this retreat is designed for you!

Enjoy a transformational experience with friend, fellow thriver and overall amazing human, Leona, from Yoga with Leona. We'll share the benefits of mindfulness, yoga, breathing, meditations, and body awareness with our inaugural retreat from the sunny beaches in Puerto Vallarta (PV). Learn how simple mindfulness practices can help us feel better and thrive

What You'll Experience

  • Practice yoga twice a day, learn and practice various meditation and breathing techniques.

  • Learn to overcome the stories we tell ourselves that create confusion and limit our intrinsic greatness.

  • Develop your unique mindful practice that will serve you long after the retreat concludes.

  • Explore a new environment, swim in the sea, and feel the sun on your skin and the sand on your feet.

  • Build friendships with other cancer survivors focused on health and well-being.

  • Find an inner strength and reenergize.

  • Empower yourself to provide self-compassion, re-connect with your joy, and flourish.


The Venue

​This retreat is booked for April 4 – 9, 2024 at the Hyatt Ziva all inclusive resort.


  • 24 Hour In-Suite Dining

  • 5 Infinity Pools

  • Fitness Center

  • Oversized infinity hot tub

  • Beach cabanas for shade

  • 5 Bars & Lounges

  • 4 Specialty Restaurants and a Buffet

  • Free Wi-Fi


  • A non – refundable deposit of $500.00 / per person is required to reserve your spot and is applied towards the full price.

  • The per person price for a double (shared) room is $1,750.00 USD. King or 2 double beds (based on availability). 

  • The price for a private room is $2,635.00 USD. King bed (based on availability).

  • The remainder of the cost is due by February 4, 2024. We certainly accept and welcome full payment anytime. Payments can be made through Zelle, PayPal (applicable fees are at the expense of the guest) or old fashioned check!

  • Spouses, partners, or other support persons are welcome to join, subject to the same rates. 

Price includes: yoga two times daily, Mindfulness in Cancer Recovery education/practice, breakfast, lunch, dinner, alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks, mini-bar drinks, unlimited filtered bottled water, wifi, gratuities, Mexico airport transfers and snacks. Mindfulness support is offered via recordings for the following 7 weeks after the retreat and a private FB group.


*An optional boat tour of the bay is available for an additional $100.00. Airfare is not included in the price.

 Client M.F.

"After my cancer diagnosis I was completely lost with no direction and no idea where/what to do. This feeling did not disappear when I went into remission, instead, it amplified. So many things had changed on every level (mental, physical, emotional) that I was floundering on how to regain control.
MBCR was a true game changer, helping me to find solid footing while at the same time finding myself. Through a series of discussions, activities and brainstorming, each week built upon the week before to open a new way to experience, appreciate and accept the post cancer me. It has helped take away the feeling of helplessness and fear of recurrence, I have gained strength in the wisdom that I am far stronger then I ever imagined and am ready to face the future, whatever it may hold.
In addition to the mental/emotional aspects of the class, the physical component (yoga/meditation) of the program was stellar. Initially I entered this part of the program with a skeptical approach as I never imagined myself doing such things. I was quite surprised to find that not only was I able to participate but actually enjoyed and looked forward to it.
MBCR is highly recommended for it's open, accepting, gentle transformational skills. It truly saved me from the dark rabbit hole of negativity, looking at things with doom to a fresh approach with skills to greet each new day and face whatever the world throws my way. I hope my cancer never recurs but if it does I know I can face it with new found strength and skills taught to me by MBCR and for that I am eternally grateful."

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