Newsletters

Sitting on the Edge, Together

December 30, 2019

Every participant who joins one of our retreats sits at an edge – a personal threshold of transformation.

  • A high school sophomore in Oregon deeply examines the internal and social pressures they hold.
  • A high school senior in Michigan contemplates graduation, and what feels like the biggest decisions they have ever had to make.
  • A first-year college student in California explores their new level of independence.
  • A parent in Virginia redefines their relationship with their child who is quickly becoming a young adult.
  • A teacher in Massachusetts renews a passion for their profession.

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Happy Holidays from iBme!

December 23, 2019

A reflection on gratitude and transitions from Executive Director Jessica Morey.

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A Time to be Grateful

December 9, 2019

December is a great month to draw on mindfulness practice as tools for navigating exam stress, gift buying, social gatherings, and everything else. It provides a touchstone in daily life for moving in the world centered from within. It may not solve all your problems, but it sure can help!

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Do Something Different

November 26, 2019

#NewYears2019

Take part in your life in a new way. Turn the page, try out new things, meet great people, be you and be accepted. Oh, and have some fun! You’ll go home with practical meditation and relationship tools that can help with school, friends, family, and life — AND a whole lot of love and vision for the year ahead. #turnthepage #newyearsyes #whynot #2020myway #lessstressmorehappiness

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What are the Benefits of an iBme Retreat?

November 7, 2019

#NewYears2019
Do Something Different

Take part in your life in a new way. Turn the page, try out new things, meet great people, be you and be accepted. Oh, and have some fun! You’ll go home with practical meditation and relationship tools that can help with school, friends, family, and life — AND a whole lot of love and vision for the year ahead. #turnthepage #newyearsyes #whynot #2020myway #lessstressmorehappiness

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Great New iBme Video!

October 22, 2019

We are very happy to share a wonderful new video about our Teen Retreats — watch it, like it, share it. We want everyone to know about iBme retreats!

Also … now’s the time to sign up for our New Year’s retreats in Virginia and Massachusetts; information and links below.

It’s a beautiful fall in the Northeast. We hope that you and yours are well.

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How do we address the challenges teens face?

October 4, 2019

Happy Fall!

The work we do at iBme is magic. We get to see teens turn into their most natural and beautiful colors right in front of our eyes. The recipe? Mindfulness practices and principles and a welcoming, loving, and respectful community.

The world needs the work we do. Teens need the work we do. The statistics included in this email come from the Yoga Digest article featured below. This is why we do the work we do: because real kids face real challenges. And mindfulness can help.

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Check out our New Year’s Retreats!

September 20, 2019

Meditation and mindfulness don’t make our problems go away. Life will always have challenges. But they can provide us with tools that lead to perspective, compassion, insight, and a ground to return to. They can also remind us of the magic within each moment.

All we need to do is practice.

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Resources for Getting Back to Your Practice

September 4, 2019

September is back-to-school month for millions of students, teachers, staff, and administrators — not to mention parents.

This month, we bring you practical resources for keeping up a meditation and mindfulness practice; an interview with a leading doctor on the interplay of mindfulness, ADHD, and resilience; and info on a few upcoming mindfulness events — as well as some pure inspiration.

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Summer Highlights & a Blog Full of Wisdom!

August 19, 2019

We come to the end of our teen retreat season with deep gratitude for everything we learned from our young people, for their courage and honesty, their tears and their wisdom.

What happened on retreat this summer?

Meditation happened. Relationships happened. Fun happened. Nature happened. Hugs happened. Conversations happened. Music happened. And so much more. A lot of what happened really can’t be put into words — but that won’t stop us from trying.

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Want Some Great Advice on Parenting and Beginning a Practice?

August 5, 2019

Ahhhh, Summer

June and July have been incredible, with iBme retreats taking place throughout North America, hundreds of teens coming together, opening up, getting comfortable in their skins, and learning real-life skills. We still have four more retreats in August!

On behalf of all of the amazing people who staff, facilitate, and organize these experiences for teens, we wish everyone a wonderful rest of the summer.

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Hope you are enjoying the summer!

July 15, 2019

Having fun in the sun…

There is always a lot of fun happening at our teen retreats – of course! In the midst of the turmoil and challenges of life, it’s good to make space for just goofing around, being “unproductive,” or getting physical.

Hoping your summer is off to a fun, interesting, (and maybe even a little silly) start!

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