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TT Compassion When Working with Youth

iBme Teacher Training faculty member Enrique Collazo to share his wisdom on bringing compassion into teaching and working with youth. Enrique is a Buddhist meditation teacher and experienced public speaker. When he’s not teaching with iBme, he’s teaching emotional intelligence and social skills to thousands of young people through Challenge Day. ***** If you really […]

David Treleaven blog post

We asked David Trelevean, guest faculty with iBme’s Mindfulness Teacher Training, to share his expert wisdom on incorporating trauma-sensitive mindfulness into working with youth. A writer, educator, and trauma professional, David’s personal experience led him to create Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness. 3 Tips for Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness by David Treleaven In 2006, I ran into trouble on […]

Four teens sitting on the couch

It’s a fact: teens find love and acceptance at iBme. That’s one reason we hear from a lot of parents, something along the lines of, “The iBme retreat was the best decision I ever made for my teen”. “I’ve always kind of struggled with not belonging,” says Nikita M. after her third teen mindfulness retreat. […]

13 Benefits of iBme Retreat

In-person or online, why take a mindfulness retreat with iBme at all? What are the benefits? We talked to some teens to find out. We get it. Mindfulness and meditation can seem like “woo-woo, hippie-dippy stuff” — boring, uncomfortable, and irrelevant. Or something that you only do sitting on a cushion with your eyes closed. […]

14 Tips to Boost Confidence for Mindfulness Teachers

You’re standing in front of a class full of students and your hands are shaking. You love mindfulness practice.  You’ve been meditating for years.  But it’s so dang hard to get up there and teach!  Part of you wants to crawl back under your meditation blanket and hide – but the bigger part of you […]

Meet Tonya Jones iBme

iBme is proud to welcome Tonya Jones to the Collaborative Leadership team. We look forward to evolving forward with Tonya in meeting the needs of young people and communities through mindfulness and in deepening our personal and organizational commitment to equity in all forms.  Tonya Jones is a mindfulness meditator of many years, a teaching […]

iBme Mindful Parenting Bamboo Sky

Need support as a parent? Two moms and iBme mindfulness teachers share insights, stories, and practices on mindfulness in parenting. In this podcast, Charisse Minerva Spencer and Corinne Coppola clarify what mindfulness is and how they use it in their daily lives, for their own development and to make better choices as a parent— to […]

iBme Celebrations and Transitions

By Jessica Morey I’m writing today to share about big transitions for me and for iBme. At the end of July, I will be stepping out of a staff and central leadership role at iBme after 10 amazing years.  Even in the midst of the global upheaval we are all experiencing, iBme has never been […]