“At a time when the need for teen leadership development has never been greater, I cannot think of a better training for teens interested in learning the internal arts of listening deeply, managing strong emotions, and being authentic. In my 40 years in education, I’ve never seen a more well-organized curriculum or skillful faculty.”

John Braman
Past President, Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
President, Braman Group International
Staff and Inward Bound Mindfulness Advisory Board Member

“Being on staff at Inward Bound’s teen mindfulness retreat in Crestone, Colorado last summer was a joyful experience. We practiced meditation, yoga, creative writing, and hiking with a wonderful group of teens and teachers. The community-building and heart-opening that unfolded over the week was profound.”

Grace Ortman
Chair, Religious Studies Department
English teacher, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Austin, TX
Staff, Inward Bound

“It’s hard to imagine a more healing and enriching experience than what Inward Bound offers to teens during their residential retreats. The combo of meditation, group sharing, outdoor fun- all in a safe, loving container- is the recipe for transformational magic.”

Tara Brach
PhD and Founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington