Pickard Contemplative Fellowship and Retreat for McIntire Students



Pickard Contemplative Fellowship and Retreat for McIntire Students


Fri., Oct 8 2021 - 4:30 PM to Sun., Oct 10 2021 - 12:30 PM


Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen VA


The 2021 Pickard Contemplative Fellowship application process is now open to all 3rd and 4th year McIntire Students. (Graduate students are welcome to apply but will be automatically waitlisted until registration is complete).
For a retreat description including experiences from students who attended in previous years, see the UVA Today article: "McIntire Mindfulness Retreat Weekend Prepares Students with the Tools to Succeed."
Fellows will attend an all-expenses paid retreat Friday, Oct.8 - Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 at the Wintergreen Resort in Wintergreen, VA (including food, lodging, transportation, and retreat workshops and classes).
This fully immersive weekend retreat will focus on developing skills to foster resilience as a student and a leader in your future career. Emphasis will be on mental discipline, enhancing stress resilience, optimizing performance, and enabling balance.  
  • Retreat facilitators include promominate UVA McIntire alumni including Jason Pickard, Jason Beverage, Brian Bost, and Scott Steuber along with faculty and staff from McIntire and Contemplative Sciences Center. 
  • Activities include a variety of contemplative practices such as mindfulness, meditation, and mind/body fitness, as well as reflective writing exercises, case studies, and group work. 
  • Fellows will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the weekend.    
  • Lodging will be in shared rooms in the beautiful retreat facilities of Wintergreen Resort just one hour from Grounds.  
  • Fellows will have opportunities throughout the year to join group coaching calls with UVA McIntire alums as well as one-on-one mindfulness coaching with Contemplative Sciences Center faculty and staff.
You may also view or print the poster below.