Noted speaker sets free retreat in Baton Rouge for cancer survivors _lowres

Pasha Hogan

A noted motivational speaker and cancer survivor will present a free retreat for Baton Rouge-area cancer survivors this week in conjunction with Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and The Red Shoes, a spiritual and personal growth nonprofit.

Pasha Hogan, a psychotherapist and yoga and meditation instructor, is a three-time breast cancer survivor.

She has written a book, “Third Time Lucky,” and for more than a decade has led her Creative Recovery workshops for people going through a crisis and need support.

“Cancer was the catalyst for change in my life,” Hogan wrote on her website. “I didn’t understand that or ‘get it’ the first time, when I was only 26 years old, or even the second time when I when I was 29. If the first two diagnoses were gentle nudges, trying to wake me up to my soul’s purpose, then the third time was a bulldozer announcing that shocking transformation was on the way!”

On Friday, Hogan will present a free session at Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, 4950 Essen Lane, on “Getting Intimate with the Unknown.”

From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, Hogan will lead a retreat titled “Summoning the Sacred” at The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. The retreat is free for cancer survivors, but costs $165 for all others.

For more information, contact The Red Shoes at (225) 338-1170 or visit