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    Inward Bound Mindfulness Education – BIPOC Teen Retreat (Big Bear, CA)

    Inward Bound Mindfulness Education – BIPOC Teen Retreat (Big Bear, CA)


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Mental Health & Well-Being
    • Sub-Categories: Health and Well Being, Meditation, Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: <$500
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Be loved + accepted for who you are 

    Mindfulness retreats provide young people with the rare opportunity to experience uninterrupted and genuine insight into their own life experience while connecting with their peers and mindfulness teachers in a welcoming and safe community. Come for the fun & friends. Stay for the calm & community.

    Make Happiness Easier - Learn how to release tension, pain, and self-judgment through the practice of mindfulness.

    Share Who You Are - Authentically share who you are with your peers in small groups, workshops, creative/art shows, during walks in the woods, and more.

    Forge Meaningful Relationships - You always have a friend at iBme! Connect with people in a safe, welcoming space where you don’t have to “fit in” to be loved, to make friends, to be yourself.

    Find Your Center - Gain tools to deepen understanding of your inner life, and apply skills for navigating your thoughts and emotions.

    What happens on retreat?

    Meditation - Learn mindfulness practices such as breath + body awareness + mindful walking. Beginners welcome!

    Workshops - Explore activities like painting, improv, and writing poetry. Pick + choose what interests you, or lead a workshop yourself!

    Dance Party - Dance + get weird without worrying about what other people think of you at our online dance party.

    Small Groups - Laugh, get vulnerable and play games like “sweet seat” to connect more deeply with a small group of teens.

    Wisdom Talks - Cuddle up with a blanket! Listen to talks about relationships, emotions + applying mindfulness to daily life.

    Yoga - Move + release through guided daily yoga practice.

    Cost and Session Information

    Tuition is 1% of annual family income, up to $2,500.

    We offer this sliding scale approach to retreat tuition in order to accommodate a wide range of family incomes.

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

    Please note: A nonrefundable application fee of $35 is required and applied toward your tuition.

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