New Year, New Life 12-Day Retreat

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Launch Your New Year

January 24-February 4, 2018

Join Dr. Dean Ornish for a transformative, all-inclusive retreat. Revitalize your lifestyle and empower your daily well-being. Join the millions of people who have reversed and prevented a variety of chronic diseases with the world’s most effective and evidence-based health & wellness program for over 40 years.

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  • To provide the latest scientific information on the power of comprehensive lifestyle changes so you can make informed and intelligent choices about your lifestyle
  • To give you direct experience of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine’s 4-pillars and demonstrate how quickly and significantly implementing these changes will improve how you feel.
  • When you make comprehensive changes in diet and lifestyle, you often feel so much better, so quickly, that these choices become clearer and often worth making– not just to live longer, but also to live better.


  • Feel more energy.
  • Improve your quality of life.
  • Lower your chances of needing surgery.
  • Reduce your risk of a heart-related event.
  • Significantly reduce heart-disease-related angina, both in the frequency and severity of your symptoms — many become essentially pain-free.
  • Learn to anticipate and manage stress more effectively.
  • With your doctor’s guidance, reduce or discontinue many and sometimes all medications.

Ornish Lifestyle Medicine is the first program scientifically proven to reverse heart disease and other chronic conditions by dealing with the root causes and not just its effects. The combined effect of all four lifestyle elements makes the transformative difference.


Enjoy nourishingly delicious meals and discover friendly ways to prepare them at home.


Learn a range of techniques to relax, release stress and react in healthier ways.


Experience the vitality that comes from daily moderate activity.


Give and receive emotional support to help unlock the healing power of community.

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Who Should Attend?

These retreats are designed to support people in healthy weight loss, as well as reversing the progression of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, obesity, and early-stage prostate cancer without drugs or surgery — anyone with an active interest in making lasting lifestyle changes. We encourage spouses, significant others, family or companions to also attend.  **After only a few weeks on this program, almost 90% of participants are still following it a year later.

Does insurance cover this?

Yes: it’s covered by Medicare, along with many private insurers such as Highmark, Inc., Anthem, Aetna, HMSA, and United. In fact, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine is the first integrative lifestyle program for reversing heart disease that is covered by Medicare and these large private insurers.  Some of these private insurers are also reimbursing for patients who have risk factors for coronary heart disease, and other conditions such as diabetes.

Committed and Knowledgeable Staff

To maximize the personal attention provided to each participant, our staff includes senior Ornish clinical faculty:

  • Physicians
  • Registered Nurses
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Stress Management Specialists
  • Group Support Specialists

During the retreat, a 6-person team of health care professionals will be help you personalize a daily routine of lifestyle practices to seamlessly integrate upon returning home.  Your personal physician will continue to manage all therapeutic decisions regarding your care.

Location: JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square

Find luxury in San Francisco’s Union Square

Reap the benefits of a superb downtown location, luxury accommodations and amenities at the JW Marriott, situated in San Francisco’s thriving Union Square neighborhood. We offer travelers easy access from San Francisco Airport (SFO) & Oakland International Airport (OAK).

Launch Your New Year

Join Dr. Dean Ornish for a transformative, all-inclusive retreat.

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