December 1, 2021
Creating a community circle on retreats is a cherished act.
While we have lamented the loss of this space during the pandemic, we are eager to center and celebrate together the opportunities that await us in 2022! Join us in a special virtual circle, our Community Gathering, on December 9th. In this 75-minute gathering, you’ll have the opportunity to:
- Connect, share, and witness
- Participate in a guided practice with iBme Teacher, Zac Ispa-Landa
- Meet and chat with our newly-formed Youth Advisory Committee
- Learn about our 2021 impact + plan for 2022
- Plus one special surprise!
November 17, 2021
“A moment of life-changing insight” … “A new friend who speaks right to your heart” … “A circle of of people that can hold your struggles” … “A dance party like no other”
These are the memories teens cherish from iBme retreats.
The self-awareness, resilience, deep bonds, and compassion that take root within teens on retreat open doors to a precious space — a personal freedom to know and be who they are and to celebrate who they are in a loving community.
With your support, our community of 120+ teachers and mentors with their decades of experience and diverse lineages will continue to beam a bright light onto our core values of equity and interdependence, and share the power of personal and relational mindfulness practices.
November 2, 2021
One of the things we teach teens is that mindfulness isn’t something only achieved by meditating on a mat for an hour or so. Mindfulness can also happen when you pause whatever you are doing and think of someone you love and send them good vibes. Or when you stand still to observe your surroundings and take one enjoyable breath. Mindfulness can take place through many approaches.
Of course, life is not always easy or beautiful, but what we know at iBme is that gathering together with others in a space of practice and compassion is always a great way to travel down the path of life, when it’s flowing and when it’s challenging. As we close out this year, join us at one of our upcoming retreats or online gatherings!
October 7, 2021
We are, at heart, a community of practitioners. It is the people — the teens and young adults, the teachers and parents, the staff and Collaborative Leadership Team — that make up and sustain iBme. And what we do best is create opportunities to sit together, in silence or authentic exchange, we connect to the best in ourselves and each other.
In other words, we’re better together. In this eNews: join us for free weekly community meditation sessions; explore a new iBme Collaborative Leadership opportunity; PLUS, it’s time to register for New Year Retreats!
September 29, 2021
Over the past 18 months, we’ve proven through our 151 online programs serving 2,445 participants that this personal and collective magic can transcend physical limitations and flourish in a virtual space. And yet, we can’t disregard that timeless yearning to share real space – to have the opportunity to look each other in the eyes, to share a hug, to breathe together.
In addition to the MA Summer Retreat, we also held three online retreats, including our first LGBTQIA+ Retreat and our fourth Teens of Color Retreat. Looking ahead, along with our drop-in online programs, we have three teen retreats planned for this fall and winter in CA, MA, and MI. Our planning with regards to COVID-19 safety continues to be adaptive as we monitor case trends and public health recommendations.
September 1, 2021
Stay connected in this month’s online gatherings — invitations to practice and be real in a supportive community.
Are you looking to grow your meditation practice? Would you like a community to sit with? Have you ever just wanted to be in the room feeling a vibe with other folx?
Say “YES!” to our free gatherings & attend when you can.
August 8, 2021
July was an active month for iBme, with five retreats (four online, one in-person) and 100+ teens and young adults discovering themselves through meditation and relational mindfulness.
Stay connected with your mindfulness practice! We invite you to take part in an online program and explore our resources for ongoing inspiration and practice.
Wishing you a wonderful summer, wherever you are and whatever you are up to.
July 20, 2021
We’ve heard YOU!
While iBme retreats and community have been a tremendous resource during these challenging times, the amount of screen time during this past year has been overwhelming for teens and young adults.
In an effort to find a sweet spot, we have decided to transition the following online summer retreats to a single-day format. And thanks to generous donor support, we are offering them FREE of charge.
Now it’s even easier to say yes to nurturing practice and community time!
July 6, 2021
We have THREE online retreats happening in July — now’s the time to register!
Our retreats are spaces for teens and young adults to discover and explore their most authentically awesome selves through mindfulness and community. It’s about being real, getting vulnerable, sometimes getting silly, feeling some emotions – and definitely having fun along the way.
We’d love to meet your teen! (If you are a teen, we’d love to meet YOU!)
June 25, 2021
Summer is here and iBme has an incredible lineup of offerings available for our community to come together. If you or your loved one is still deciding on summer plans and are unsure if you’ll be able to attend a retreat this season, we are pleased to invite you a few additional drop-in opportunities to get to know iBme more and practice among your peers.
And as always iBme’s Shop is officially open! Our shop features new designs such as our limited edition Commit to Sit 2021 socks, Equity and Interdependence shirts, and Spring Retreat mugs.
Use code LOVEALWAYSWINS by July 4, 2021 to receive 10% off! Rep iBme all Summer whether you’re still at home caring for loved ones or out renewing connections with beloved friends and family members. See a preview of our shop items below.
June 8, 2021
We are SO grateful to be moving into our summer retreat season — and look forward to welcoming a lot of new teens and young adults along with many returnees! Here are some reasons to attend a summer retreat:
– Learn new things about yourself.
– Feel comfortable in your skin.
– Find out how awesome mindfulness really is.
– Meet other humans with a heart like yours.
– Be surprised!
Have questions? Attend our info session on June 9th at 7pm ET / 5pm PT. This is the single best way to get all of your questions answered and find out more about the people and intention behind our retreats. See below.