Abbey Retreat Centre
A Centre of Excellence in Whole Person Care & Integrative Cancer Programs
A SUITE OF WELLNESS RETREAT PROGRAMS
Businesses and community groups are invited to use the ARC facility as a gathering space or as a customized retreat experience for a moderate price. All funds generated through fundraising events, facility rentals, and generous donations help to keep our facility beautiful and increase the programs that we offer. Most importantly, these funds help us to continue to offer our cancer retreats to participants free of charge.
We understand the financial burden that can often accompany a cancer diagnosis and we strive to provide a place of healing that does not add to that burden.
ARC retreats are for people at any stage in the cancer journey and their primary support person. They include discussion groups, yoga and meditation, nutritional learning, creative expression, connection with nature, and rest time – all in a supportive, caring community atmosphere.
Time at retreat provides the opportunity to explore the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual areas of healing with cancer. Our retreats are 4-day experiences with eight participants. Often, the resulting sense of enhanced well-being and knowledge from being at retreat allows those with a cancer diagnosis to continue and complete traditional treatment programs.
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About Abbey Retreat Centre
Integrative Cancer Care * Rest & Renewal * Healing Power of Community
Abbey Retreat CentreARC was born of a vision to advance the work of integrative cancer care in Canada. The Retreat Centre offers several program areas, a commercial-grade kitchen, office space, and sleeping accommodations for 8.
ARC is located at Abbey Gardens Community Trust, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
ARC is the newest member of the Abbey Gardens family. Abbey Gardens is a charitable organization whose big dream is to transform a spent gravel pit (300 acres) into a green space that provides economic and recreational opportunities for our community.
The Abbey Gardens property enhances the retreat experience for ARC guests as they are immersed in a peaceful setting in nature. Gardens, hiking trails, Local Food Hub, educational displays and local business partners (including a craft brewery) are all located on site in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands, Ontario. Retreat participants can tour the gardens, visit heritage breed ponies and chickens, shop for local food at the Food Hub, enjoy lunch on the restaurant patio or participate in one of the programs offered throughout the year.
News & Events
Welcome to the 2019 Spring Community Wellness Speaker Series at ARC. We have a great line-up of local speakers that we are very excited to present. The goal of this series is to promote Wellness in our Community. Each of our speakers have volunteered their time to be...read more
Saturday, May 4th from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Abbey Retreat Centre Healthy for you, your family and the environment: foaming hand soap, counter disinfectant spray, all-purpose cleaner, window cleaner, air freshener, fabric/mattress refresher etc. Learn the...read more
10am to 12pm Yoga and Meditation Class with Andrea & Todd Allen. Join us in a gentle Hatha-Yoga practice as we calm the body and mind and spirit through the conscious connection of our movement, thoughts and breath. Our yoga practice will prepare us for a short,...read more
The Board of the Abbey Retreat Centre (ARC) is pleased to announce a new Executive Director (ED). We have chosen Doug Norris to lead our organization beginning March 2019. In order to ensure a smooth transition, he will also be working with our present ED Donna...
My Haliburton Now recently published an article about the funding that some local businesses have received as a result of the Ontario "open for business" funding. Abbey Retreat Centre, Minden Hills Community Improvement Plan and Haliburton Chamber of Commerce all...
Anglea McGreevy’s Health Rising Interview with Joy Davey and Norma Stannard about Abbey Retreat Centre
Earlier this month, Anglea McGreevy met with Joy Davey, President of ARC and Norma Stannard, a past Cancer Support Retreat participant to talk about Abbey Retreat Centre. You can access the interview from the Canoe 100.9 FM website at this link: Monday, October 15,...
News & Events
Latest news and events from ARC
ARC 2018 Fall Wellness Speaker Series – Begins September 11th
Sangha Meditation Group – October 17, November 21 & December 19th
Therapeutic Yoga and Gentle Breathing with Dianne Levine – Saturday October 27 – 10am
Women’s Wisdom Circle with Nancy Gosse – 3rd Thursday of each month – Begins September 20th
Hatha Yoga with Amanda Rico – Monday nights – 5:30-6:30 Sept 10th to December 17th
Lions give to Abbey Retreat Centre
Haliburton Echo – Retreat resonates with gong maker
Haliburton Echo – Retreat Centre offering tranquility in a time of need
Haliburton Echo – Abbey Retreat Centre Readies For Grand Opening
The Highlander – New Centre for Cancer Patients And Their Supporters
Haliburton Echo – Abbey Retreat Centre Welcomes First Visitors
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