Online Koru Weekend Retreat

Weekend Koru Mindfulness Retreat

Starts: November 11, 2022 @ 6:00pm EST/3:00pm PST
Ends: November 13, 2022 @ 8:30pm EST/5:30pm PST
Online via Zoom • Open to Koru Instructors

Tending to Our Inner World, Cultivating Genuine Connection


Spend a weekend focused on deepening your own practice, in your own space, with this immersive online retreat.

This retreat will flow between periods of silence and periods of sharing and connection. Each day will be an opportunity for deep practice, mindful movement, nature connection, and small group meetings.

Fall Weekend Retreat For Koru Instructors

A weekend immersion into mindfulness, self-love, and deep human connection.

What will I experience on retreat?

Slow down and spend time dedicated to practice

Connect with with fellow Koru instructors

Experience skillful, trauma-informed teaching

Learn tools and skills to bring back to your own communities

Teen expressing during group

Restorative. Affirming. Comforting. Allowed me to experience a quiet mind. Helped me to connect with others in a unique, more spiritual, holistic way. Allowed me to be introspective without all the thinking.

iBme young adult

Wanna join us?

What’s a typical day like?

Each day runs from around 9:30am to 10:00pm, online via Zoom with portions both on and off screen.

The day flows between guided meditation practices, workshops, mindful movement + yoga, small group conversations, wisdom talks + free time.

Explore topics like . . .

  • Seated meditation
  • Yoga + movement practices
  • Mindful walking
  • How to navigate difficult emotions
  • Mindful communication
  • Mindful eating
  • Use of technology + social media
  • Practices for kindness, compassion + self-awareness
  • Applying mindfulness to daily life

Parts of the day are silent; other parts of the day are interactive where talking is allowed.

You’ll have the chance to turn your video camera off and just listen with headphones for parts of the retreat. Other times, you’ll have the video on so you can see and connect with your peers.

I made a lot of close bonds with people, even though I met them online, and I’ve yet to meet them in person.

iBme online retreat participant

View Detailed 11/11-11/13 Retreat Schedule

Participant meditating on rock in wilderness

Learn how to . . .

  • Be less stressed
  • Find spaciousness and become less reactive
  • Be present with people you love
  • Listen to yourself
  • Trust your intuition and feel confident in your path
  • Cope with uncertainty
  • Recenter yourself when the going gets rocky

I now know that I have this built-in ability to cope whenever I need to, of just sitting down and closing my eyes and taking a few breaths. And giving myself permission to do that.

Sarah W.

You’re not alone. We’ve got you.

Be part of an awesome online community where . . .

  • You can be real about what you’re going through.
  • It’s ok to be uncomfortable and express yourself
  • You can be deeply heard and seen by others
  • You’re held in love.

iBme allows me to explore and express myself in a community where I feel accepted for who I am.

iBme teen

Wanna join us?

Is this retreat for me?

iBme is for you if you…

  • Are open-minded + willing to try something new
  • Wanna connect deeply with other self-aware people
  • Are curious to try mindfulness + meditation practice, or want to deepen your existing practice

It’s NOT for you if you…

  • You don’t wanna be here! This is 100% voluntary.
  • You’re struggling with serious mental health issues
  • You’re doing this instead of going to therapy (Hint: it’s not a replacement).

How can I prepare?

Create a quiet, designated practice space for yourself where you can be uninterrupted during the retreat.

Turn off distractions, close other tabs on your computer, and do your best to just focus on the retreat experience while you’re with us.

Let your roommates, family and friends know that you’ll be on retreat and won’t be available! This retreat doesn’t require complete isolation, but we encourage you to separate yourself as much as possible from technology and other distractions.

 

Meet the Retreat Staff

Our team of faculty + mentors are a community of trained professionals, dedicated to empowering teens and young adults in a supportive environment.

iBme teachers and mentors are professionals in the areas of mindfulness, health, and education and bring years of personal mindfulness practice to their roles, modeling authenticity, compassion, and respect. Find out more about the teachers and mentors on this retreat below.

Retreat Staff

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Anthony Maes

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Devon Cresci

Tuition & Payment Information

Tuition is $250 for this 2-night, 3 day online retreat

iBme retreats feature a low ratio of adult staff per participant, providing high-quality care, expertise, instruction, and mentoring (this is our secret sauce!)

Deposit & Balance & Refunds

Retreat payment of $250 is required to reserve a space on a retreat and includes a $35 nonrefundable application fee. If you sign up and are unable to attend, please cancel more than 7 days before retreat. A full refund will be offered, less a $35 application fee. For cancellations made within 7 days of retreat start, we are not able to offer a refund.

Diversity

iBme welcomes and celebrates human diversity in all forms regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ability, personal appearance, or religious/spiritual affiliation.

Accessibility

iBme is committed to accessibility. This retreat welcomes Koru Instructors from all racial/ethnic groups, sex and gender identities, abilities, and religions. Mindfulness creates a foundation for conversations that support understanding and deepen our connection to one another.

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What other people are saying about iBme retreats. . .

I greatly appreciate this retreat: the simplicity, peacefulness, non-prescriptiveness, and kindness of the warm atmosphere created openness to questions.

iBme young adult

I learned love, connection, softness. How to look deep inside me, and find the authentic self.

Zijun

There was such an overwhelming sense of community on this retreat. I have been on one other retreat in which my practice may have been more intensive; however this time around, the support from the instructors and my fellow meditators was absolutely palpable, making the experience undeniably joyful.

Camden

I learned to not lose the present by focusing on the future.

Christine

There was a deep sense of warmth and community.

Owen H.

FAQs

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My mind is always racing. I think I have too many thoughts to meditate. Is this for me?

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