iBme teen retreat experience

Benefits of an IBME retreat blog post infographic

We are often asked what benefits of an iBme retreat are: What are the skills that teens learn? We worked with illustrator Tanmay Vora to create a visual image of the benefits of an iBme retreat. We love the results! The overall result of going on retreat is less stress, more ease, with confidence in […]

The Three Cs of an iBme Retreat

One of the iBme team members shared this wonderful overview in answer to the question, “What are one or two words describe what you hope a teen receives from going an iBme retreat this summer?” Concentration — Teens learn the skills to settle their minds and ground their bodies, so they experience greater clarity and […]

iBme Amazing People Blog Post

Ari Andersen, co-founder of the podcast Millennials Don’t Suck, is a producer who works with people who have interesting ideas to help execute them. He recently launched a podcast network, Curious Audio, which houses a collection of podcasts “for the curious, by the curious.” Ari has also traveled to 50+ countries, lived with a devout […]

Retreat group stretching outside

For over nine years, we have made sure that every teen who wanted to attend an iBme retreat, regardless of their ability to pay tuition, knew they would be able to come. In 2018 we offered over $410,000 in scholarship funds, allowing 290 teens to receive reduced or full tuition support. Find out more. The […]

Home Is Everywhere: Thoughts from an iBme Teen Retreatant

Teens report important changes in their lives as a result of participation in an iBme retreat. In this piece, Olivia (Ollie) Stults shares how a shift in personal perspective helped her re-create the best of her retreat experience when she got back home. Ollie participated in iBme’s Northern California Teen Retreat in the summer of […]

Teen speaking to group durring Northeast New Year's Teen Retreat

Retreatants, teachers, and volunteer staff all get to experience the magic of our teen mindfulness retreats first hand.   The opportunity to take a break from the hustle of everyday lives in order to rest, engage in self-care, and get a clearer picture of what’s going on inside ourselves is a real privilege.  What’s more, when […]

Retreat participatns walking in silent meditation

Emmye Vernet, 21 Emmye attended her first iBme retreat during her senior year of high school. “I was experiencing a lot of changes in my life, and was feeling unsteady about all the transitions that were happening as I prepared to leave behind my friends, family, and hometown to attend college,” she recalls. “I knew […]