2023/2024 Renewal Retreats
A breast cancer diagnosis is life-altering. Anxiety, self-image, sense of purpose, and strained relationships are common symptoms that often go unaddressed by medical teams during treatment.
Image Reborn retreats are designed to bring awareness to the emotional side of healing and wellbeing. Over a weekend retreat, women find comfort in connection and empowerment in learning the practice of self-care.
Whether you are in the midst of treatment or 20+ years out, you are invited to join us!
First, take a deep breath. Then another. Take as many as you need to stop and listen to your body, and then choose the type of Retreat that feels right for YOU:
- Rest & Renew Ideal for those more recently recovering from surgery and for those looking to let go and relax. All activities and yoga movements are gentle and restorative.
- Active Renewal This relaxing retreat includes activities and yoga that are slightly more rigorous than the Rest & Restore, designed for those who want to incorporate a little more movement into their healing.
- Adventure For those looking to push their limits with the camaraderie and support of peers and leaders while immersed in nature. Adventures may include ropes courses, canyoneering, and river rafting. Accommodations may include cots in shared yurts, dorms, and/or tents.
2023/2024 Retreat Registration
Rest & Renew Retreat Schedule
Here is a glance of the retreat schedule separated by level of activity. Use the buttons above to register for any retreat.
Rest & Renew Ideal for those more recently recovering from surgery and for those looking to let go and relax. All activities and yoga movements are gentle and restorative.
December 1-3 Rest & Renew Retreat
February 9-11 Rest & Renew Retreat
March 8-10 Rest & Renew Retreat
March 22-24 Rest & Renew Retreat
April 19-21 Stage IV Rest & Renew Retreat
April 26-28 Young Survivors Rest & Renew Retreat
May 3-5 Rest & Renew Retreat
May 17-19 Stage IV Rest & Renew Retreat
June 7-9 Rest & Renew Retreat
June 21-23 Rest & Renew Retreat
Active Renewal Retreats
Active Renewal This relaxing retreat includes activities and yoga that are slightly more rigorous than the Rest & Restore, designed for those who want to incorporate a little more movement into their healing.
Dates will be announced shortly.
Adventure For those looking to push their limits with the camaraderie and support of peers and leaders. Adventures may include ropes courses, canyoneering, and river rafting.
Dates will be announced shortly.
May 31-June 2
Dates will be announced shortly.
What is a Renewal Retreat?
A 2-night stay in a luxurious mountain home* in the nurturing company of 6-7 other women who are or have experienced breast cancer. Throughout the retreat, you will enjoy gourmet food, restorative movement, and massage. As we get to know each other, you can expect to cry, to laugh, to grieve, and to rejoice - together.
The renewal retreat will afford you the time and space to...
Stop, Rest, Acknowledge, And Honor Life Changes.
It is an opportunity to share your story, to be seen, heard, and to listen and provide comfort to others. Every woman has her place in our circle.
Come join us, for free - for YOU.
*Because we rely heavily on donated accommodations, we cannot guarantee guests will not have to share a bedroom. Every guest will have her own bed.
Who can attend - who you will meet...
Renewal Retreats are offered for any woman diagnosed with breast cancer at any age and any stage. The majority of our 2024 retreats are intended for first-time guests.
Most women tell us they come to a retreat to connect to other women who have a deeper understanding for what they are experiencing. Image Reborn further supports the specific needs of these groups (please see calendar/registration for current openings):
- Young Survivors
- Stage IV
- Latinx (Spanish-speaking)
Can I come again? Currently, retreats prioritize opportunities for first-time attendees.
How to Register?
Registration is available on a first come, first served basis through the Image Reborn website and is available to any woman that has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Please refer to the Events page for all events and dates, or click the buttons above which will link you directly to the retreat registration. Be sure to review our FAQs (see below) for more info.
How do I register for a retreat?
Retreat registration is available on a first come, first served basis through the Image Reborn website and is available to any woman that has been diagnosed with breast cancer at any time. Space is limited, so a completely refundable deposit is required to hold your space and secure meals, spa treatments, etc. To register, please click on the date of the retreat you wish to attend, fill out and submit the registration form. You should immediately receive a confirmation email from us. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder and add us to your contacts to ensure you continue to receive all email updates.
What if the retreat is full?
You may opt to join the retreat waiting list by selecting the "waitlist" option during registration. Each retreat has several waitlist openings and you will be notified if a registration spot opens. Alternatively, we ask that you cancel your waitlist position if you determine that the retreat will no longer work for you so that others may join the limited waitlist for that retreat.
Can I register for a retreat if I am on the waitlist for another retreat?
Yes. You can register for a retreat AND be on the waitlist for another retreat. We will contact you if a spot becomes available in the retreat in which you are waitlisted. Should you accept the open spot, you will be asked to cancel your spot in the confirmed retreat.
What time does the retreat start and when does it end?
Most of our Utah retreats begin at 5:00 pm on Friday evening and conclude at 12:30 pm Sunday afternoon. Specific start and end times as well as the address and other important information will be emailed to you beginning one month prior to your retreat.
If you are traveling in from out of state, please plan your flight into Salt Lake City airport to arrive before 3:00 pm on the Friday of your retreat, if possible. An airport volunteer will pick guests up at 4:00 pm and have them to the retreat by 5:00. Out of town guests will be returned to the airport around 1:30 pm on Sunday. Please schedule your outgoing flight accordingly (we suggest a flight that leaves after 4:00 pm).
Where do these retreats take place?
Usually in Park City, but we have been known to spice it up from time to time in one of the other beautiful mountainous regions in the Wasatch. Short answer: usually in the mountains within an hour drive from Salt Lake City.
Adventure retreats tend to take place in more remote locations (past examples include Moab and St. George, UT). We are not be able to offer travel grants for adventure retreats, so please keep this in mind as you make your travel arrangements.
We also host retreats in Dillon and Breckenridge, CO. While these retreats are open for anyone, we created them with the intent of inspiring local participation. Be aware there are no travel grants or airport services provided for Dillon retreats.
Our Texas retreats are also intended for Texas residents in the hopes of building long-lasting communities, relationships, and friendships in other states.
How many women come to each retreat?
Typically, 6-8 guests can be accommodated at one time. However, we do occasionally have access to accommodations that allow for more guests in which case we limit registration to 12.
Who is eligible to attend?
Any woman who has ever been diagnosed with breast cancer.
2024 retreat registration is intended for first-time guests.
What kinds of activities are provided?
It varies from retreat to retreat, but your retreat might include any of these activities: yoga, acupuncture, facials, massage, meditation, art activities, medical Q&A, and more. We also try to include free time in the agenda to allow for personal conversations, hot tub time (if available), nature walks, rest, etc. Check the agenda on your retreat homepage frequently for updates and additional details.
What do I need to bring with me?
Our weekends are very informal. We recommend bringing comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing. Refer to the agenda on your retreat homepage to see if dining out at a restaurant is on the itinerary so you can choose to dress up if you'd like. All food, snacks, and beverages are provided - check the menu on your homepage for details. Additionally, a detailed packing list is posted on your retreat homepage.
I want to attend, but don't have the financial means to travel from out of state. What are my resources?
We can help! Visit our travel grant application page on our website, apply for a travel grant and we will do our best to help you with airfare costs. We are only able to award airfare to one recipient per retreat.
I am traveling from out of state. What do I need to know about booking my flight?
Please plan your flight into Salt Lake City airport to arrive before 3:00 pm on the Friday of your retreat, if possible. An airport volunteer will pick guests up at 4:00 pm and have them to the retreat by 5:00. Out of town guests will be returned to the airport around 1:30 pm on Sunday. Please schedule your outgoing flight accordingly (we suggest a flight that leaves after 4:00 pm).
If you are attending a retreat outside of Park City, check your emails for airport information or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for specific details.
When is a good time in my treatment to attend?
That is a decision best made with guidance from your doctor to see if he/she recommends travel and also to coordinate with your treatment schedule. We want you to be able to enjoy all of the activities available to you, so it is best to plan to come on a weekend when you anticipate you will be feeling well - not in pain from recent surgery or trying to manage treatment side effects. We find that most women are ready for a retreat weekend about a year after diagnosis.
Why do you charge for a deposit and when will I get it refunded?
Retreat space is very limited so a $100 deposit is required to hold your space and secure meals, spa treatments, etc. Full refund of your deposit will be issued immediately following your retreat.
What is the cancellation policy?
Due to the high demand for our no-cost renewal retreats, we require a $100 deposit to hold your spot. This deposit is eligible to be fully refunded following your retreat.
Although we sincerely hope that you'll be able to attend the retreat you've registered for, we do understand that schedules and situations may change. If you must cancel, we respectfully ask you to give us a minimum of 30 days notice. This will allow us time to try to fill your spot. To receive your full deposit back, you must contact us and cancel a minimum of 30 days before your retreat begins. Cancellations made less than 30 days before the retreat start date will no longer be eligible to be refunded. Exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Who do I contact if I still have questions?
Please email us at email@example.com