The Revadim Project
Revadim in Hebrew refers to the layers of our being and encompasses the entire mind body spirit connection. This concept underlies all the work that we do. The project offers integrative healing programs for women with cancer-based on the Commonweal model, which has been successfully implemented in the United States for the past 40 years. These include both Healing Retreats and Healing Circles. The Commonweal model integrates tools adapted from yoga and psychotherapy as well as nutrition and complementary medicine.
DIFFERENT LAYERS OF OUR BEING
Movement and Breath
Yoga philosophy describes several interlacing layers of human existence: the physical body, breath, emotion and cognition. Through contemplative observation and enhanced precision of posture and breathing, we try to slow down, increase elasticity, relax and calm the mind. The nervous system begins to operate differently. When the mind is calm our understanding of it deepens, and our mode of experiencing ourselves and the world is transformed. A sense of harmony among the layers of our being sets in. An inner space of tranquility is formed.
Our body is made up of the food we consume. What we eat, the type of food and its quality, directly impacts our health, especially when our immune system is battling a serious illness. A healthy diet can nourish the body back to health; it can slow down the progression of illness and reduce the risk of recurrence. We offer three days of feasting on food that is healthful, nutritious, aesthetically presented and delicious! An afternoon is devoted to preparing food together, and discussing ways of integrating a suitable diet into our lives.
A list of healing resources and initiatives on the path to recovery