Bridging the gap between science and spirituality



Renew hosts retreats to help people who are healing from a breakup and want to gain their personal power back. Our approach bridges the gap between science and spirituality to create a positive momentum for moving forward. Whether you are someone who has recently had a breakup or you’ve experienced past heartache that hasn’t fully healed, Renew can help you rewire the heart so you can move forward in a healthy way, making space for new beginnings and new love.

When you arrive, we ask that you fully commit to your journey by digitally unplugging. You will then be immersed into a multi-day program that includes therapy, various exercises (from mental, spiritual and physical), meditation, and healthy meals cooked by an on-site chef. Each retreat has under ten people so that we can keep an intimate atmosphere that feels safe, calm and supportive. You will meet others who are also going through the same feelings and stages of mourning and detaching, and a psychologist will lead both group and individual discussions on how we can detach and let go of the past that no longer serves us. Once we’ve worked on processing the emotions that arise from detaching, we will focus on rebuilding, starting fresh and stepping into our personal power.

Renew was founded by Amy Chan, a relationship columnist and editor of relationship magazine,


“A relationship expert whose work is like that of a scientific Carrie Bradshaw.”

— The Observer

About Amy Chan

Amy has been writing and researching relationships for almost a decade. She’s the editor of – an online magazine that explores the psychology behind love, lust and desire. The Observer calls Amy “a scientific version of Carrie Bradshaw”.

Amy has written and been interviewed in various publications from The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Yahoo, DuJour, The Observer, xoJane, Elite Daily and has had a dating column in the 24 Hours Newspaper for the last seven years.