Awake & Alive:

Mindful Living with Cancer

Non-Residential Retreat

20th- 21st May 2017


At: Jamyang Buddhist Centre
SE11 4NA

Facilitated by Erica Rayner-Horn 



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Welcome to this relaxing retreat and discover the art of mindful living and its potential to significantly improve emotional health and well-being. Gift yourself with this unique opportunity for reflection, healing and transformation. You will leave with practical tools and practices that empower you to live well in the midst of change and uncertainty.

This is a unique opportunity to explore the practices of mindfulness and mindful living with experienced and dedicated mindfulness practitioner, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and psychotherapist Erica Rayner–Horn. Erica gently guides this retreat drawing on her own direct experience of cancer and that of others cancer patients and survivors she has worked with for many years.

This 2 day non-residential retreat is designed for anyone living with cancer; cancer patients and survivors, as well as loved ones, caregivers or anyone whose life has touched by cancer. 

 You will be introduced to the healing practices of mindfulness through guided meditations, deep relaxation sessions, mindful walking, gentle movement practices and mindful eating. There will be time for self-reflection and personal sharing within a safe and supportive circle that respects each person's own unique way of living with cancer and its challenges.


Scientific studies have shown that mindfulness can help transform fear and anxiety, relieve depression, reduce stress and improve coping skills as well as promoting health and boosting your immune system.

Suitable for beginners as well as those experienced in mindfulness practice.

 Although mindfulness has its roots in ancient Buddhist wisdom teachings this is a secular retreat open to anyone of any spiritual orientation or faith.



"This retreat really helps one deal with the pain and uncertainty of living with cancer. Helps one live a “healed” life, regardless of diagnosis and prognosis.” —Betsy D.


"Erica is very experienced, gifted, skilful, knowledgeable, very gentle and I've learned so much about mindfulness and living as well as we can– in the time that we have." —Jacquie J.


"I’ve come to understand my cancer better, and have renewed hope, encouragement and inspiration."  —Barbara R.


“This is my first time in a group with other people living with cancer, it has been so healing. I feel heard and understood at such a deeper level. Folks were able to share without judgment and without trying to fix each other." —Robin B. 


"I highly recommend this program for anyone with cancer. I found a different relationship with my cancer and tools to find my own healing within me”—Wendy H.


Video Testimonials from previous retreats with Erica…. 


















2 Day Non- Residential Retreat 


*Includes all tuition, delicious vegetarian lunch, tea, coffee and healthy snacks.

Bursary Fund

If you are experiencing financial difficulty we may be able to offer bursary funds once the retreat is partially full. Please inquire by contacting us.




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Please note: this is a full two day nonresidential retreat with no part-time attendance. 

We will begin each day at 9:30 a.m. and end by 5 p.m.


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