In-Person Retreat

Our Return to a Full Summer of Teen Retreats

→ Retreat Stats → Testimonials → Photos! → Our Takeaways → Resources We all know the reality of how disruptive the past few years have been. And though we have collectively endured disruption and uncertainty, our iBme staff & community managed to excitedly, safely, expertly, and compassionately host a full season of teen summer retreats! […]

Mindfulness as a shared and sharing practice.

Mindfulness as a shared practice. In the fall of 2021, iBme manifested a long-time goal of incorporating youth voices into our daily work with the inauguration of our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Comprised of esteemed, awesome young people – mindfulness practitioners and iBme retreat alum – the YAC helps guide and influence iBme’s mission, vision, […]

Teens on retreat

Life School: The Solace of Teen Mindfulness Retreats A Q&A with Jess Berkun In the fall of 2021, iBme manifested a long-time goal of incorporating youth voices into our daily work with the inauguration of our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Comprised of esteemed, awesome young people – mindfulness practitioners and iBme retreat alum – the […]

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. […]