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Renewing the Spirit Retreat for women with cancer to be held at The Cupola in Killington

Forest Moon: Celebrating Cancer Survivorship is hosting a Renewing the Spirit Retreat for Women with Cancer. The free retreat will take place at The Cupola, a studio in Killington, on Saturday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to women who have received a cancer diagnosis and an accompanying female family member or friend. Women may come by themselves or bring a female loved one with them.

Renewing the Spirit provides a special time and place for self-exploration, connection, and healing. In the company of other women, participants learn tools to bring balance to their lives.  Some of the activities include: relaxation techniques, creative arts, and adaptive yoga. Additionally a free nutritious lunch will be prepared and served for participants to enjoy.

The retreat will be facilitated by Ellen Fein. Fein is a licensed clinical social worker, registered yoga teacher and cancer survivor. Combining mind/body techniques, counseling, coaching, and yoga, Fein works as a Cancer Coach in central Vermont supporting individuals whose lives are touched by cancer.

Taylor Glaze, owner of The Cupola and former restaurant owner and chef, will prepare a healthy lunch for all.

The retreat is sponsored in part by a grant from The Vermont/New Hampshire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Forest Moon, a Brattleboro-based nonprofit organization founded by a Vermont cancer survivor, provides support programs to the cancer community, and has served over 900 individuals since beginning offerings in January 2006.

To register for the Renewing the Spirit retreat at The Cupola, please contact Pam Roberts at 413-625-2402 or The deadline for registration is Monday, October 1. More information about Forest Moon can be found at