San Miguel de Allende, Mexico photo: Scott Umstattd Photography
This is a really unique experience. There's absolutely NOTHING else like it in the world.
Imagine going on vacation to one of the most charming and beautiful cities in the world - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico - and coming back home renewed, filled with optimism, clear direction and new incentives to stay on track with your health!
Who can come?
This special retreat is great for anyone who has been touched by cancer, directly or indirectly. If you:
have been recently diagnosed, feel scared or confused and need clear direction, BEFORE starting treatment (if your cancer is slow growing and you have time to make decisions.)
have already gone through treatments and want to celebrate your success, yet continue to do your best to avoid a recurrence.
are a caregiver and want to learn best practices to support and care for a loved one, while taking care of yourself in the process.
are healthy and want to reduce your chances of getting cancer.
You're welcome to bring a significant other or caregiver with you for support (at a discounted rate, depending on their level of participation.)
What will we do?
This holistic program is designed to create a balance between mind-body classes (cooking, yoga, gentle exercise), personal sessions (cancer wellness coaching, hypnotherapy, massage) and professional consultations (naturopath, acupuncture, counseling) with enough leisure time to rest, read, and enjoy the beauty and charm of San Miguel.
There are foundational aspects of the program we'll share with you, with additional options you can add if you'd like.
Basically, you will explore various modalities so you can feel what's right for you:
learn practical ways to cook delicious, healing anti-cancer meals
eat healthy meals lovingly prepared for you during your stay (and learn to choose best options while eating out.)
have several cancer wellness coaching sessions
experience the power of a hypnotherapy session to minimize anxiety or worry
explore new ways to feel more grounded, clear-headed and centered
learn to incorporate life-affirming strategies to achieve optimum health
let go of fear and replace it with a positive, cancer-thriver mindset (this is huge!)
get back on the right track with confidence.
What's the best time to schedule it?
This 7-day retreat is perfect whenever it feels right to you, year round, depending on where you are on your Cancer Journey (assuming we have an opening in our schedule!)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Keep in mind that this is not a medical facility, so you need to be independent and well enough to travel and to participate in your classes and sessions.
How much does it cost?
The price depends on your length of stay, the aspects of the program you want to include, whether or not you're bringing somebody with you, etc. Typically this is a private retreat designed for YOU and your caregiver. However, there are group retreats available periodically if that interests you.
We feel that this healing retreat experience is VERY fairly priced, for what you'll receive and what you will gain, and it is all explained to you in a packet we will send you when you REQUEST program information.
What you will gain from this time away is truly priceless. It's a HUGE act of self-love and self-care you can do for yourself.
Who runs the show?
Eli Hans, cancer thriver and certified holistic cancer coach, along with his gifted husband and business partner, Joseph Bennett - who is a certified hypnotherapist, certified life-coach, and spiritual counselor.
Plus a team of kind, competent and professional healing practitioners, including a naturopathic doctor and a psychotherapist, who are committed to supporting your healing process while you're here.
We also have a wonderful dedicated support staff onsite to assist you with basic requests during your stay.
Your hosts and program facilitators: Eli Hans and Joseph Bennett
SOME SWEET WORDS
Our beautiful property Casa de la Paz (House of Peace) is located in a wonderful, safe neighborhood in San Miguel. It's on a hill, so we are graced with spectacular views and sunsets.
There's an organic garden with pomegranate, lime, and orange trees as well as a veggie garden.
We have two charming master suites available for our guests, The Suite and The Casita, each with its own en-suite private bathroom. One king bed or two twins. Both have all the amenities you could possibly need, with internet, a writing desk, plenty of areas to rest, take naps, read and relax. We have purposely omitted TVs.
There are two terraces with hammocks and stupendous views of the city, mountains and reservoir, lush vegetation throughout, and an outdoor shower/bath.
This is our wonderful Mexican-style kitchen where lots of delicious healing magic takes place.
There's also a dedicated massage space where we can book massages for you onsite offered by a variety of talented practitioners.
We have three beautiful and loving dogs on the property.
If you're a dog person, they love to cuddle and give hugs and love. If not, it's easy for us to keep them separate from your space.
The property is about a 15-minute walk from centro. And if you'd rather, there are lots of safe taxis to pick you up and bring you back.
About 20 minutes out of town, via taxi, you'll find incredible hot springs to spend a few hours lounging and relaxing.
This week is designed to pamper yourself (especially if that's something that doesn't come naturally to you, until now) enjoy the wonderful town, and mainly and purposefully get on the right track with your Healing Adventure so you can feel confident about moving forward.
THE SUITE has a private entrance, king bed, writing desk, mini-fridge, coffee-maker, micro, a large terrace with hammock and 2 chaise lounges (shared with others), en suite bathroom with sunken tub & shower, a garden, organic fruit trees, vegetable garden adjacent to the terrace, bistro chairs and table for outdoor dining or contemplating, and spectacular views!
THE CASITA is detached from the main house, with a private entrance, king bed, small writing desk, mini-fridge, coffee-maker, micro, a private patio with hammock, an outdoor built-in eating area (great for writing, too!) en suite bathroom with shower, lush vegetation, a window with spectacular views from bed!
Give yourself this gift. You won't regret it.
I wish there had been something like this for us when we needed it most. And that's precisely why we created it!
Now you can benefit from our experience, and you'll feel the heart and soul that goes into everything we do, focused on your well-being.
Your program will cover several basics (explained in detail when you request the info) with lots of flexibility for you to add other services that might be of interest to you.
The whole idea is to not stress. Come and TRUST in yourself, that you will find the right answers for your journey back to health.
We're here for YOU.
We're here to facilitate this process for you. To share as much as we can, being mindful not to overwhelm you, and encourage you to discover what you need for yourself.
If this sounds like the PERFECT thing for you, please contact us and we'll send you the details and pricing, and we can then chat about the right timing for you.
We're happy to answer any questions via a phone conversation. Just send us an email and we'll get back to you via phone.
One thing we're sure of... this experience will be LIFE-CHANGING.
Thank you for considering it, and for doing something wonderful for yourself.
Eli and Joseph
P.S. If you'd like to book a FREE 1/2 HOUR DISCOVERY SESSION to chat about what cancer wellness coaching is all about, please fill out this FORM.