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Facing Cancer with Courage

Tuition $409. See accommodation options and pricing on registration page.

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Maria Sirois, PsyD, is an inspirational speaker and clinical psychologist who lectures internationally on the study and application of Positive Psychology, mind-body medicine, and resilience. She weaves together inspirational stories and poetry with data and research to enable people to move forward toward the life they most want—one filled with vitality, health, and meaning. Maria teaches frequently with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, leading expert in the field of happiness. She is the author of Every Day Counts: Lessons in Love, Faith and Resilience, used as a teaching tool in wellness centers, hospices, and hospitals around the country.


Aruni Nan Futuronsky is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and the senior Life Coach and Program Advisor for Kripalu Healthy Living programs. She has been teaching in a variety of venues for more than 35 years, and has been on the Kripalu faculty for more than 20. Author of Recovering My Voice: A Memoir of Chaos, Spirituality, and Hope and Already Home: Stories of a Seeker, she developed the Kripalu coaching methodology based in presence and right action. Aruni’s experience is rooted in a long-term commitment to a Twelve-Step program and the practice of living yoga.

Healthy Living Faculty Each of Kripalu’s Healthy Living Programs is taught by an outstanding team of skilled health and wellness professionals who draw on many years of experience working with people to turn their health around through integrated approaches to healthy living.



The program continued to steadfastly focus not on our shared illness history and its accompanying terror and loss, but on creating healthier, more radiant futures.
– Valerie R.

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This transformational retreat is for men and women who are ready to dive in and create an amazing life full of healing and joy.

No matter when you were diagnosed or what treatment options you chose, facing cancer is life-changing. Find inspiration in this transformational retreat for men and women ready to dive in and create an amazing life full of healing and joy.

Learn the tools and practices that invigorate mind, body, and spirit—and refashion the dream of your life. Guided by an exceptional team of caring and creative Kripalu health and yoga professionals, you

  • Come to love your body more deeply through dance, yoga, walking, and healthy eating
  • Explore the latest research in mind-body medicine and all it has to offer to tame your stress, strengthen your resilience, and move you toward thriving
  • Learn the power of nutrition to heal and transform
  • Bring home a kit of healthy daily practices to nurture the body and revitalize the spirit
  • Craft and commit to a specific wellness plan for your unique and amazing life.

Recommendations (additional fees apply):

  • Add on a Life Coaching session to help you develop a realistic plan for when you return home
  • Pamper yourself with a Kripalu Meditative Massage or Dr. Hauschka Facial

Please reserve early as appointments are limited. Find out more about these sessions on Kripalu’s Healing Arts pages or call 888.738.1822 to make an appointment.

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