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Supportive
Cancer Care
Retreats


Immersive
Healing
Community

    Empower.  Living well. 

20 -  24 March 2024
Tauhara Retreat Centre
Lake Taupō

20 - 24 participants

 

WE HAVE RECEIVED FUNDING
THESE FEES ARE NOW 
SUBSIDISED!

Retreat Fees for Tauhara, Taupō

4 days/4 nights

Wed 20 - Sun 24 Mar 2024


$1,900   $950pp
for a room in a shared self-contained cottage
 for two people

$1,600  $800pp
for a bunk room ON YOUR OWN with shared bathrooms
suitable for two people as well if bringing a support person

$1,400  $700pp
for a caravan site

$1,200  $600pp
make your own arrangements for accommodation off-site


 

We invite you to journey with us on a unique retreat designed for anyone in our community facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.

Supportive friends and carers are encouraged to come as well.

These retreats are an experience to immerse yourself in an educational and experiential process learning about:

 

  • What you can do for yourself to reduce stress

  •  Strengthen your immune system,

  • Calm your mind,

  • Experience peace in your body,

  • Survive traditional cancer treatments

  • Thrive at any stage of your cancer journey. 

 

You will participate in a series of workshops about subjects like:

  • Holistic Health

  • Nutrition

  • Meditation

  • Integrative Medicine

  • Cancer Stress Management

  • Emotional Healing

  • Gratitude

  • Transforming Grief

  • Pyscho-Social Support + Connection

  • Open conversation on death and dying

Together with a group of up to 12 others in Rotorua and 24 others in Taupō, you will be immersed in the sanctuary of well-being and empowerment. Our of Team 4 - 8 provide support and education. This includes our Facilitators, Counsellors, Trustee's and Volunteers.

Each day begins with meditation, healing food and drinks, and the company of others also on a path of recovery and healing. 

Evenings will include movies, small group conversations, free time and opportunity for personal contemplation. 

All meals are vegetarian and mainly plant-based and moderate dietary needs are provided for. 

Accommodation Options

We hold the retreat at the beautiful, tranquil Tauhara Centre. Located in the picturesque Acacia Bay,  Lake Taupo.

We offer a range of accommodation options

  • There are four cute self-contained cottages available, each can sleep 2 people, either in a double bed or 2 beds. These are best for couples, families or 2 friends. 

  • The bunkrooms you have on your own unless you choose to share with a support person are fresh and clean. Some have single and/or double bunk beds. They come complete with linen/towels and the use of nearby shared bathrooms. 

  • There are two powered sites available for caravans or campervans. 

  • You can also make your own accomodation arrangements near-by in Acacia Bay or Taupō and join us for all meals and the full programme.

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The retreat fee for each accommodation option is below. 

Aratika retreats offer

Whakawhanaungatanga

a sense of family connection and building relationships

Manaakitanga

a warm welcome for each person with generous hospitality

Karakia

spiritual prayer and blessings to strengthen wellbeing

Aroha

loving one another through empathy and compassion

We look forward to seeing you.

Retreat Fees

Retreat Fees for Tauhara, Taupō
4 days/4 nights

Wed 20 - Sun 24 Mar 2024


$950pp
for a room in a shared self-contained cottage
 for two people

$800pp
for a bunk room ON YOUR OWN with shared bathrooms
suitable for two people as well if bringing a support person

$700pp
for a caravan site

$600pp
make your own arrangements for accommodation off-site




 

Additional financial support.

 

* We emphasise that cost should not feel like a barrier for you to access this event.

* Aratika Trust receives some funding to off-set the production costs for this retreat.

* The fees we charge for attendance help us to achieve our mission to serve all those who are impacted by cancer in our community, but do not cover the full cost of the retreat. 

 

* We recognize that a cancer diagnosis may impact upon your financial wellbeing as much as your physical wellbeing.  Please contact us if you need any financial assistance to attend or if you would prefer to make a koha.  
 

* Pay it forward donations are also welcomed.  If you can make a donation to assist others to attend our retreat, 100% of your donation will apply directly to that cause. 

 

* In the past some of our attendees have also received support from their friends, whānau and community to attend.  We can assist you with information to share about the benefits of supportive cancer care retreats for your wellbeing. 

Other helpful Information

Please be mindful Tauhara Centre is in Acacia Bay, Taupō, North Island. If booking flights we recommend flying into Taupō Airport. This is about 20 mins from the Tauhara Retreat. You can book a shuttle with Taupō Shuttle Service  - Some people choose to arrive the night before arranging their own accommodation or we can book you for an extra night at the Tauhara Centre - Please contact us directly around this.

To ensure a personalised, intimate and safe group experience we limit numbers to 24 attendees (including support people) at Taupō and 12 attendees in Rotorua.

You'll need to be able to manage your own daily health including pain relief and bring any medications you require. We are 20 minutes from a doctor/hospital.

Contact Claire for further information ph/text 022 429 5063, register or email us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cancellations and Transfer Policy

  • We require a $150 deposit to secure your booking. This includes a $100 non-refundable booking fee that is not refunded unless your retreat is cancelled by us.

  • If you attend a retreat and decide to leave during the retreat of your own volition, there will be no refund.

  • Less than 7 days prior to the retreat commencement date – 50% of your total payment will be refunded.

  • More than 7 days prior to the retreat commencement date – your total payment, less $100 non-refundable deposit will be refunded.

  • If you are unable to attend, you may be able to transfer to another Aratika Cancer Trust Retreat within 12 months.

Covid Information 

 

  • We look forward to being together at the Tauhara Centre, Taupō following the Health and Safety Guidelines from the Ministry of Health Website.

  • Your health and wellbeing come first and are of the highest importance to us. 

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