Online Koru Weekend Retreat

Koru Mindfulness Retreat

Starts: Friday, Mar. 17, 2023 @ 6pm EDT/3pm PDT
Ends: Sunday, Mar. 19, 2023 @ 7:30pm EDT/4:30pm PDT
on Zoom 

Online Retreat Tailored and Designed for Koru Instructors

Join us for a weekend of experiential learning, focused on re-energizing your own practice and connecting with other Koru instructors from around the country. Make your practice, and your teaching, stronger!

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.

Spring Weekend Retreat For Koru Instructors

A weekend immersion into trauma-informed practices for self-love, mindfulness, and deep human connection.

What will I get out of this experiential learning retreat?

Spend time practicing mindfulness modalities: seated practice with guidance and silence, movement practices like yoga and Qi gong, and relational practice in dyads and small groups

Connect with with fellow Koru instructors, learn about their experiences on campus and in life through small group facilitated sharing sessions

Experience skillful, trauma-informed teaching

Learn tools and skills to bring back to your own communities

Teen expressing during group

“I loved it all, but especially the small groups (Devon was an AMAZING facilitator). They were incredible. I loved the wide variety of meditation – I loved learning the music meditation (I had never done that), I had forgotten how much I liked walking meditation and yoga, and Devon’s sky meditation was a top moment for me (I have a difficult time not judging my emotions).”

Koru Instructor Julianne

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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 and yoga, small group conversations, wisdom talks and free time.

Explore topics like . . .

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

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.

“[The retreat was] a good “reset”; a reminder of what matters; reassurance that there are people who care deeply about making this kind of difference.”

Koru Instructor, Nov. 2022

View 3/17-3/19 Retreat Schedule

Participant meditating on rock in wilderness


“This enhanced my knowledge of all things contemplative”

–Koru Instructor Robert

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Is this retreat for me?

This retreat is for you if you…

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

It’s NOT for you if you…

  • You don’t want to 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 and mentors are a community of trained professionals, dedicated to empowering teens and young adults in a supportive environment.

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (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 Sangster Rath

Tuition & Payment Information

Tuition is $250-$400 sliding scale for this 2-night, 3 day online retreat

Deposit & Balance & Refunds

Retreat payment 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.


We welcome and celebrate 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.


We are 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 our retreats. . .

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

 young adult

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


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.


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


There was a deep sense of warmth and community.

Owen H.


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