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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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This summer of teen retreats was AWESOME!

August 23, 2022

A much-needed return to retreats

Our summer of teen retreats was so restorative! Beyond the teens who attended and fully embraced their experience, iBme’s mindfulness teachers, staff, mentors, and extended community benefited, too. We all needed these spaces of retreat, connection, and renewed hope.

Take a look at teen testimonials, impact statistics, photos from each retreat, our top takeaways, and post-retreat resources for teens and parents.

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ONE WEEK until our summer of teen retreats begins!

June 22, 2022

Why attend an iBme retreat this summer? iBme retreats provide a safe space where teens and young adults are loved and accepted for who they are.

“On retreat, there’s no backlash, there’s no negativity. It’s a place where how you are different is celebrated,” shares one iBme teen.

Singer and mindfulness practitioner, Ofosu, describes the sense of relief he had at finding iBme for his children, one of whom is transgender:

“iBme is a space where they can be free to explore who they really are. And I know that people will just accept them and love them and support them exactly as they are. It’s a place where their pronouns will be respected, their cultural backgrounds will be respected.”

At iBme, teens don’t need to conform in order to feel loved. The result? A deep sense of belonging and acceptance in community.

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We have affinity space teen retreats this summer!

June 6, 2022

We’re so excited to host our first ever Queer Teen retreat, where all retreat goers and retreat staff identify as LGBTQIA+! Join us for 5 nights & 6 days of meditation, fun, workshops, and being in nature. Feel free to be yourself in safe company, as always with our retreats.

Details:
July 19-24, 2022
Seven Circles Retreat Center

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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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