No-Cost UVA Spring Break Mindfulness Retreat with CSC and iBme



No-Cost UVA Spring Break Mindfulness Retreat with CSC and iBme


Fri., Mar 4 2016 - 4:00 PM to Wed., Mar 9 2016 - 1:30 PM


Serenity Ridge Retreat Center

An Inward-Bound Journey of the Mind
CSC and iBme (Inward Bound Mindfulness Education) are collaborating to offer UVA students the incredible opportunity to spend five exploratory days of self-insight in the Virginia countryside, all expenses paid. 
iBme is part of a 20-year lineage of mindfulness retreats that began in Barre, MA. Jessica Morey, iBme’s current Executive Director, attended her first teen retreat at the age of 14. This experience transformed her life and she continued to return to teen retreats throughout her high school years. After graduating from college, Jessica continued to practice mindfulness meditation and stay involved in retreats.
On the retreat, we will explore mindfulness through formal meditation and relational mindfulness activities. Together, we will develop our skills of focused concentration, introspection, compassion, and insight. The emerging science of mindfulness suggests that mindfulness can help build emotional resilience, inner strength and well-being. Retreat practice helps us develop the flexibility to be present, kind, and skillful whether we are alone or interacting with others. Each day will primarily be held in silence and will include sitting and walking meditation, small group activities, movement and free time. Please come prepared to participate in all aspects of the retreat with curiosity and a willingness to engage with challenge.

Thanks to generous donor support, this event is free and open to UVA students. Please note that the event registration deadline is February 19th, 2016, and by registering you are committing to attend the full retreat. Cancellations received after February 19th, 2016 at 5pm will incur a $100 fee.

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