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Curious about what happens on retreat?

May 18, 2022

Curious about our retreats? Want to meet retreat teachers & teen alumni? Questions about scholarships?

Join us at a free info session to get all your questions answered, and meet some of the wonderful people who make up our iBme community.

You’ll meet retreat staff as well as teens who’ve attended an iBme retreat. They will share with you and/or your teen their own experiences and life-changing takeaways.

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RE-TREAT YO SELF!

April 1, 2022

Re-Treat Yo Self is iBme’s 21-Day Practice Challenge, with each day’s meditation practice led by an iBme Teacher with a designated theme.

Day 1: We OPEN with GHYLIAN BELL today, live at 6:30pm ET via Zoom.

Through this experience, you get a feel for why teens love our iBme retreats – where compassionate teachers, a plethora of meditations + styles, authentic friendships, playfulness + fun, and self-acceptance abound. Get summer bound with us!

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Why attend a mindfulness retreat?

March 24, 2022

iBme retreats are designed just for teens, with a special blend of mindfulness practices, community, friendship, and fun.

Led by awesome adults with longstanding mindfulness practices and years of experience working with teens, our retreats are a perfect refuge for teens looking to reconnect with their authentic selves.

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Commit to Sit is now… Summer Bound! 🌊🧘🏽‍♀️

March 16, 2022

Our beloved Commit to Sit challenge has a new name and practice theme.

Welcome to Summer Bound 2022!

This is our annual fundraising event and 21-day community practice, with this year’s youth-approved practice theme… Re-Treat Yo Self. We’re gettin’ ready for our awesome summer of in-person teen retreats by immersing into mindfulness practice together and gathering support for teen scholarships.

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⭐️ Registration now open ⭐️ for summer teen retreats!

February 22, 2022

Registration now open for summer retreats!

The time we’ve all been waiting for is here! 🤩 This summer’s in-person teen mindfulness retreats are now open for registration. Have a look at retreat staff, sample schedules, teen testimonials, and more — and apply today.

As always, everyone is welcome regardless of financial situation. We operate on a sliding scale based on income, work with every family to make sure their scholarship need is met, and no one is turned away for lack of funds. Learn more + apply today →

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A peek 👀 at our 2022 retreat schedule!

January 26, 2022

We’re so ready for 2022!

Thank you for your recent generosity and support! 🤩 We exceeded our end-of-year fundraising goal of $90,000 and raised $95,313 🥳, ensuring that every teen is welcome to attend our retreats regardless of their financial situation. Your support truly creates resonant impact – thank you.

Check out our rad 2022 retreat schedule!

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Last chance – 🥳 give the gift of mindfulness.

December 28, 2021

Give the gift of personal freedom.

In honor of our iBme Teens – past, present, and future – please consider making a one-time gift to Opening Doors to Personal Freedom, our year-end fundraising campaign.

What your gift means:

1. Teens find a deeper compassion for themselves.
2. Teens strengthen their presence of mind to meet every moment.
3. Teens build a stronghold of diverse community.

Open doors to personal freedom for teens >>

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New Year’s Eve Retreats – last call!

December 13, 2021

An endless love for our retreats.

We all know these past couple of years have been trying. On every level – individual, communal, social, global – we’ve been through it. One thing we return to during these times is our love for iBme retreats, where we share, connect, meditate, and create community together.

We invite teens in Massachusetts and California to join us one more time this year at our New Year’s Eve retreats! 📣 Enter 2022 with a greater sense of yourself and with deepened compassion to meet every moment. This is our last call – registration closes this Wednesday with only a few spots left!

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Wrap up 2021 with us at our Community Gathering!

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!

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Join us in opening doors to personal freedom for teens!

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.

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Busy autumn? Take a mindfulness break.

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!

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