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Mindfulness & Education Retreat


  • Vallecitos Mountain Ranch (map)

Teachers: JoAnna Hardy and Erin Treat

Cost: The price for this retreat is $1,110 for tent cabins or $1,210 for casitas and yurts. This price includes lodging and meals and a teacher fee.

Educators know that come springtime graduation, our reserves and abilities to be energized, generous, present and sincerely engaged and enjoying our day-to-day endeavors are often depleted and taxed. To do our vital work well, we need to give ourselves the time and support to reignite, recharge, and continue to develop the capacities of our hearts and minds to be caring and present with students, colleagues, parents, our families, ourselves, and our lives. To do so is to respond not only to ourselves, but to the larger suffering of our communities and world.  

The rapidly growing body of research is striking and compelling: mindfulness meditation practices offer powerful antidotes to school-related stressors, and rich opportunities to grow markedly in our abilities to manage stress and to focus, engage, and relate compassionately with ourselves and with those whose lives we impact.

Please join us for this very special silent mindfulness meditation retreat for educators. Each day will include instructions for sitting and walking meditation as well as talks by the teachers. There will be time for discussion, questions and answers, and meetings with the teachers. In a spectacular wild environment, we will work with mindfulness and compassion practices to nurture presence both inside and outside of the classroom.

This is a silent mediation retreat. It is not a workshop. The last afternoon will be focused on skills used in the classroom to teach from a place of mindful presence.