On Campus Program

The Cancer Adventureland Living in Relationship With Cancer


Journey into living and thriving with the uncertainty of cancer. The Cancer Adventureland is a unique workshop that offers you new possibilities—ones that can reshape you and open you to adventure and new ways of living.

Join osteopathic physician Bonnie Gintis, who has been living in relationship with metastatic breast cancer for 14 years, as she helps you navigate this new territory. Bonnie will guide you to:

  • Explore and develop your relationship to life, and cancer’s role in that relationship.
  • Consider the many expressions of and doorways to health and healing.
  • Learn about the lifestyle practices of people who live and thrive in the presence of cancer.
  • Movement, breath, meditation, and inspiration in the beauty of nature will be our guides to enriching your life.

We will cultivate curiosity, courage, resilience, and the ability to view our lives through the lens of possibility rather than catastrophe. We will also practice embodied connectedness as our time together reveals the answers to the question posed by the poet Mary Oliver: “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” 

NOTE This program is suitable for people who presently have a cancer diagnosis, or have had one in the past; people living with cancer as a chronic condition; people concerned about cancer in their future; loved ones of people with cancer; healthcare practitioners who work with people with cancer, and anyone willing to explore new ways of living with uncertainty. 

Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Self-Discovery


Bonnie Gintis, DO, has synthesized her self-care approach from her experience as an osteopathic physician, her fluid movement explorations with Continuum, and her meditation practice.

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