An important aspect of teaching Mindfulness-Based Programs is the requirement to have a personal mindfulness practice, our intention for this retreat is to support your personal practice. This 5-night silent retreat will consist of sustained periods of silence, alternating sitting and walking meditation, with periods of Mindful Movement; (All vital for deepening a personal practice […]
Take your next step in developing as a MBCT teacher at this 5-day Advanced Teacher Training Intensive. This intensive interactive training is designed to support the ongoing development of guiding mindfulness meditation practices and cultivating an embodied mindful presence to better practice mindful inquiry. This is done through a mix of didactic, experiential, and small […]
Read the full course description and register. Navigating Life’s Challenges is a 5-Day residential adaptation of the empirically-supported 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. In this program you will experience the key components of the 8-Week MBSR program as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Participating in Navigating Life’s Challenges is an ideal experience for anyone who does […]
An advanced MBSR teacher training, qualifying on the UCSD Certification Pathway, and open to all MBSR teachers with all levels of experience for personal enrichment, and community building.While MBSR is emphasized, this training is also open to MBCT teachers and will count towards certification as well. The experience of teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is unlike […]
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an empirically-supported 8-week psycho-educational group intervention that teaches mindfulness meditation as a health intervention. Created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, MBSR offers participants the possibility to develop a different relationship to stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological illnesses. Research outcomes have demonstrated positive improvements in physical and psychological symptoms, […]
“At long last, a self-compassion training for teens! This delightful, innovative program captures the essence of self-compassion for an age group that needs it the most. Wholeheartedly recommended!” – Christopher Germer, Ph.D. The MFY Teacher Training is an intensive, 7-day program facilitated by the creators of the program offering. Lorraine Hobbs, MA and Karen Bluth, PhD. […]
As a person who has practiced silent teacher-led meditation retreats for decades and led them for about 14 years, I’ve been reflecting on this question a lot, trying to see it through “fresh eyes” and with a “beginner’s mind”. With my own experience and great mentors to draw from, I thought I would share some of my evolving thoughts and feelings about what a retreat should or could look like, in the hope that these things might interest or inspire people to participate in a retreat.