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Grateful it’s summer? So are we!

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.

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What are you up to this summer?

May 21, 2021

Why experience an iBme retreat?

Summer is almost here! We can’t wait to see you and the rest of the iBme community – in person and online! See what’s coming up below.

Learn new things.
Feel comfortable being yourself.
Take a chance on happiness.
Experience yourself in new ways.
Meet other humans with a heart like yours.

Let’s share some good quality authenticity and have fun together this summer —rooted in mindfulness practices.

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Mid-Year Report and Committee Applications Open

May 21, 2021

Dear Friend of iBme,

As we pen this note, we invite you to join us in one single breath.

Together, we take this moment to honor the countless stories of resilience occurring in our communities amidst ongoing systemic injustice and fear.

Reimagining and co-creating a just and liberated world includes:

1. Understanding the history of racism and the system of white supremacy in order to address past harms and institutionalize accountability in our community for collective change.

2. Implementing interventions that use an intersectional analysis, impact multiple systems, center Blackness, and build the collective cultural, economic, and political power of Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC).

3. Applying the practice of love, along with disruption and resistance, to the status quo when necessary, particularly when that path is most difficult.

We invite you to explore with us several key Equity and Interdependence updates as well as opportunities to contribute to these goals at iBme.

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Changing the world — and ourselves.

April 22, 2021

As we continue to hold all that’s alive in the world with you, there’s much to share in upcoming opportunities to learn, practice, and grow in community.

In addition to ongoing sits and gatherings, our summer retreats for teens and young adults (including one residential retreat in Massachusetts) are now open for registration!

Our annual Commit to Sit meditation challenge and fundraiser begins April 30th — as does our final spring retreat. And, our yearlong Mindfulness Teacher Training starts in June.

Explore the Retreats and Events Calendar to learn more. We’ll see you soon!

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Let’s make this crazy world a little better.

March 31, 2021

Happy Spring to You,

One playful way to think about meditation practice is through the lens of Green Eggs and Ham – you know “would you, could you in a boat or with a goat? …in the rain or on a train? …in a car or in a tree? …it’s so good, so good, you see!”

When we’re healthy and in a groove, our answer to these questions can be an emphatic, “Of course!” Other times, like during a global pandemic, our answer can be a hard no. That’s when it’s good to lean on our community for support.

We all could probably use a little more playfulness and meditation in our lives right now, and that’s what we hope to do together during Commit to Sit this May.

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We ❤ You! Let’s Spring together.

March 18, 2021

It’s officially spring on Saturday, March 20! There is optimism in the air about many things, including our ability to begin to feel safe again together. It will take a little more time, and we are on our way.

There’s lots going on at iBme. We’ve got a new retreat at the end of April to kickoff Commit to Sit, ongoing community sessions, and the Mindfulness Teacher Training starts in June. Get inspired below!

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Happy (almost) Spring Weekend Retreat!

February 26, 2021

You’re stuck at home, and ready for winter to be over. Life feels confusing, untethered + uncertain.

You want to get out in the world + keep moving forward – but it feels hard to do that right now.

You want to stop worrying about the future + connect with like-minded people.

Hit the pause button with us March 5–7!

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Warm up with us!

February 18, 2021

Are you stuck inside and feeling stir crazy? With COVID safety restrictions and severe winter weather across much of the country, these are not normal times.

Hang in there. We’re here for you.

As a medicine for the cold and COVID safety restrictions, we bring you a new mindfulness playlist of talks, ideas, and guided meditations. You’ll also find our calendar of all of our ongoing and upcoming programs – please join us!

Stay warm, stay connected!

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Let’s practice together!

January 28, 2021

We hope this is a good time for you to say “Yes!” to a mindfulness practice — supported by community. Please explore the upcoming retreats, intensives, practice communities, and trainings in this email and see if something catches your eye…or tugs at your heart.

Come practice, learn, and discover with us. The future is ours to create, together.

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We’re here with you

January 13, 2021

Dear Friend,

We hope this finds you and your family and community safe and well. Before sharing the resources and programs below, we want acknowledge the impact that the events at the Capitol and the current reality of our world are having on all of us.

As a team we’ve been processing this together and thinking about how mindfulness education fits in. We’re not naive to believe that mindfulness is the single solution to the struggle alive in our society; however we do see the tremendous value that both internal and relational practices can bring in processing this chasm of disconnect we’re all in and moving us towards some sort of restorative resolution. It brings us hope to know that the young people in our community are intent on witnessing and acting with self-awareness, compassion, and ethical decision-making as they move through the rites of passage into adulthood.

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Final reminder for New Year Retreats!

December 28, 2020

New year retreats. Clear your mind and have some fun.

Wednesday, Dec 30 – Friday, Jan 1: Teen and Young Adult Retreats

An online immersion into mindfulness, community, and being yourself. Small groups. Meditation. Workshops. Online dance party!

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