Harvard/Koru Partnership Retreat

Fall Harvard/Koru Partnership Retreat

November 5 – 7, 2021 • Online via Zoom
Open to Koru instructors and college students from Harvard and other Koru Mindfulness schools

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You’re in the groove of the fall semester, you’re overwhelmed with work, school, family and friends, and a pandemic that just won’t quit…

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.

In partnership with:

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Hit the reset button this November.

Harvard/Koru Partnership Retreat

A three-day immersion into mindfulness, self-love + deep human connection.

What will I experience on retreat?

Slow down + quiet your mind

Gain clarity around who you are, what you want + where you’re going

Connect with other warm, kind-hearted people

Learn tools to navigate stress + uncertainty

Deepen or begin a mindfulness / meditation practice

Have fun + DANCE at our online party

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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.

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What’s a typical day like?

Each day runs from around 9:30am to 10pm, 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 + 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.

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Learn how to . . .

  • Be less stressed
  • Find spaciousness + become less reactive
  • Be present with people you love
  • Listen to yourself
  • Trust your intuition + 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 + express yourself
  • You can be deeply heard + 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.

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Is this some weird hippy stuff?

Nope! No flower crowns, no dogma, no weird cult-ish stuff. We’re not trying to convert you.

We teach tools for compassion + self-awareness so you can be free, love yourself + choose how you show up in the world.

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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 + 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 + won’t be available! This retreat doesn’t require complete isolation, but we encourage you to separate yourself as much as possible from technology + other distractions.


$50 for Harvard Students • $100-$250 sliding scale for Koru Students & Instructors.

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


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.


iBme is committed to accessibility. This retreat welcomes teens 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. We have developed our tuition structure to accommodate a wide range of family income.

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What other folks 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.


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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