Our 2022 Annual Report is here: To Remember.

May 24, 2023

In 2022, our community celebrated the freedom of being and practicing together without the constraints of our pandemic years.

We joyfully returned to a full schedule of teen retreats. We expanded our lineup of free online events, many of them youth-led. We designed custom programs for schools and organizations. We graduated another cohort of internationally accredited mindfulness teachers. And we fulfilled our founding commitment to provide every teen with the scholarships they need to be on retreat.

All of this with so much thanks to our passionate and generous community. We’ve supported each other in countless ways over the past three years to arrive at this point of renewal, where we have the space to remember and to wonder again. Take a look at our 2022 Annual Report.

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Free events for Mental Health Awareness month!

May 10, 2023

Talking panel: Balance & Breakthrough – Navigating College with Mental Wellness and much more!

See all our events on our calendar.

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Join our upcoming Equity & Interdependence Community Conversation

April 27, 2023

Convo topic: Supporting Trans and Queer Youth in the Face of Political Attack, with guest, Flora White, queer artist and activist.

May 3rd, 2023 at 7pm ET

The queer and trans communities have seen countless legislative attacks in the past few years, with more and more bills each legislative session and trans youth being the most targeted population.

Find out more

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Tell us about your retreat experience!

April 19, 2023

As we bound into another wonderful summer of teen retreats, we’re gathering stories from you to share with other teens and parents. What was your retreat experience like? What was your favorite take-away? Or maybe you are attending your first retreat this summer. Tell us what you’re hoping to get out of retreat.

Submit a 30- to 60-second video for a chance to win a $75 gift card to!

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Summer Teen Retreats: Register today!

April 7, 2023

Our retreats are nature-based, mindfulness-focused, unplugged spaces for young people to make friends, have fun, deepen their self-awareness, share their hobbies and interests, and practice mindfulness with the leadership of diverse, renowned mindfulness teachers. See our retreat schedule.

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We’re gettin’ ready for a summer of mindfulness!

March 24, 2023

We are bound for a beautiful summer of teen mindfulness!

Every Spring, our Inward Bound Mindfulness Education community warms up for a summer of teen mindfulness retreats through two efforts – practicing together and fundraising for teen scholarships. Join us!

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Mindfulness Teacher Training Overview

March 9, 2023

Mindfulness Teacher Training is our year-long professional development program for youth-serving and other professionals to become certified* to teach mindfulness to teens & young adults.

Substantial scholarships and payment plan options are available for applicants. Scholarships may be requested based on self-reported need, and every request is considered. We also prioritize scholarships for BIPOC applicants and those who work within underserved communities.

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Summer 2023 Teen Mindfulness Retreats

February 7, 2023

All of our Summer 2023 teen retreats are now open for registration!

An iBme teen mindfulness retreat is more than a summer camp. Our retreats are nature-based, mindfulness-focused, unplugged spaces for young people to make friends, have fun, deepen their self-awareness, share their hobbies and interests, and practice mindfulness with the leadership of diverse, renowned mindfulness teachers.

See our retreat schedule →

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Last call for New Year’s Teen Retreats!

December 12, 2022

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education retreats provide young people with the rare opportunity to enjoy uninterrupted and genuine insight into their own life experience while connecting with their peers and mindfulness teachers in a welcoming and safe community.

Ring in the New Year with meditation, merriment, and meaningful conversations! Save your spot today – registration closes at midnight on Dec. 14th.

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Register for CA retreat →

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“This experience forever changed my life.” – Teen on retreat

November 10, 2022

“This experience forever changed my life. It restored my faith in humanity and gave me a sense of peace with myself and others that I’ve never had before.” — Teen on retreat

New Year’s Teen Retreats
Dec 28 – Jan 1
Northeast, NorCal

iBme retreats are fun & social opportunities for teens to unplug from the world, connect with their peers, explore the practice of mindfulness, and make life-long friends. Join us this New Year’s!

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Future: New Programs and iBme’s 3-Year Vision

September 12, 2022

Dear iBme Community,

We share with you our three-year vision and strategic plan. This plan is the culmination of two years’ worth of dedicated effort from staff, board, and committee members across our Collaborative Leadership Team. Community surveys, market research, and focus groups that have also helped shape the roadmap that follows.

When fulfilled, our vision will bring life-changing programs to thousands of teens across the country. It’s a future where:

  • Significantly more teens can access iBme immersive programs and affiliated programs offered by iBme-trained teachers
  • Every teen can identify with and feel a deep sense of belonging throughout the iBme community
  • Teens and adults alike see iBme as a bright beacon of how to foster meaningful change in the world

So, please dig in. We hope our vision sparks in you the same fire we have for its promise, and you graciously join us on the journey ahead. Thank you!

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