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Renew, Reclaim, and Relax with us!

Date: Monday, August 7th
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Check-in: 9:00 am
Opening Session: 9:30 am

About The Rejuvenate Retreat

Join us for our Rejuvenate Retreat and take time away from the stresses of everyday life. This intimate and inspirational experience will focus on empowering you with coping skills to help you renew your energy, reclaim your spirit, and relax your mind.

The Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium in Centerport, NY, will set the serene tone for our wellness journey. Enjoy the solace of nature and beautifully stunning views of Northport Harbor, or take a stroll through the magnificent Rose Garden.  Together with fellow survivors, you will participate in wellness and complementary therapies.

Our Rejuvenate Retreat is designed for 25 survivors to create meaningful connections and focus on much-needed “me time”  in this peaceful atmosphere.

Our Rejuvenate Retreat is a complementary program. Space is limited.  If we exceed 25 participants, we will have a waiting list.  All participants must confirm their spot by Thursday, July 27th, to allow adequate time for another survivor to make arrangements to attend.


Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium

180 Little Neck Road
Centerport, NY 11721

Retreat Features:

Art Therapy

Breath Work & Positional Therapy


Music Therapy


Healthy Luncheon

Featured Guest Speakers

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Stefanie Maura, MFA, MLS, E-RYT

Managing Director, Lumi4Life, LLC
Founder, Writing Yoga® Workshops

Stefanie Maura, MFA, MLS, E-RYT is the founder of the Writing Yoga® method which has helped people live calm, compassionate, and creative lives since 2007. She is a published poet, school librarian, and holds 7-12 ELA certification in New York State.

She is a nationally recognized Yoga Alliance Instructor (500-RYT) and YACEP. Her extensive studies in yoga and mindfulness include completion of the MBSR program and yoga teacher trainings in New York, Los Angeles, and Bali, Indonesia and at the Himalayan Yoga Institute.

Debbie Hughes became a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist after her friend and mentor lost her battle with breast cancer; this led her to become a Co-Founder of Strength for Life.

Strength for Life is a non-profit organization that provides complimentary community exercise programs in which persons with a cancer diagnosis participate in group classes designed to enhance their recovery process.

It has become Debbie’s personal mission to promote the amazing benefits of exercise, nutrition, and complementary care for those diagnosed with cancer as she honors the memory of her dear friend.

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Debbie Hughes

Co-Founder, Strength for Life
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Laura Cerrano

CEO and Founder of Feng Shui Manhattan

Laura Cerrano is a Certified Feng Shui-Reiki Master based out of New York & California.  Her company, Feng Shui Manhattan provides a diversity of holistic healing services that range from therapeutic art experiences to environmental healing, and social music improvisation gatherings.

Retreat at a Glance

Monday, August 7, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Welcome Breakfast
9:30 a.m.
Setting Intentions - Journal Writing
Stefanie Maura, Managing Director - Lumi4Life, LLC
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Wellness Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Breath Work & Positional Movement
Patti Oswald, Licensed Oncology Massage Therapist
Maryellen Winter, Yoga Program Director/Infusion Support Team
Mondays at Racine
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Reflections in Nature
Debbie Hughes - Strength for Life
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
"Butterfly Transformations"
Laura Cerrano - Feng Shui New York
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sangba Soul Drum Circle
Rev. Tracy Hamilton, Val Domfort, and Sharon Pataky
Courtesy of Gabriel's Angels

Register Today

Registration for our event is complimentary, and we kindly suggest a $20 donation to support our mission. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.


Every attempt will be made to accommodate special requests, however, not all requests may be able to be fulfilled.


Contact Stefanie Taylor,
(631) 938-2020

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