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Teen Retreats

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Residential Retreats:
Cultivating mindfulness,
interpersonal skills, creativity
and body awareness.
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Wilderness Retreats

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Wilderness Retreats:
Combining the practice of
meditation with awareness
of the natural world.
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Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of teens, parents, and professionals. Through mindfulness retreats, iBme helps participants cultivate awareness, compassion, and kindness for themselves, others, and the natural world.


We lead mindfulness retreats for teenagers across the country at retreat centers and in wilderness settings. We also provide mindfulness retreats for individual schools and in partnership with other non-profits that work with teens. Learn more about our story and what we do.

Upcoming Events

Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth ConferenceFeb 26th - 28th, 2016 · iBme Program Director Khalila Archer will be tabling at the conference.San Diego, CA
UVA Spring Break Mindfulness Retreat
For UVA students only
March 4th - 9th, 2016Shipman, VA
Big Sur Wilderness Retreat for AdultsApril 2nd - 9th, 2016Big Sur, CA
Garrison iBme/Dharma Punx Adult RetreatMay 12th - 15th, 2016Garrison, NY
Middlesex School Adult RetreatJune 16th - 19th, 2016Middlesex School, Concord, MA
Northern California Teen RetreatJune 20th - 26th, 2016Cazadero, CA
Colorado Teen RetreatJuly 3rd - July 9th, 2016Crestone, CO
Virginia Teen RetreatJuly 5th - 10th, 2016Madison, VA
Southern California Teen RetreatJuly 10th - 16th, 2016Wrightwood, CA
Northeast Teen RetreatJuly 24th - 29th, 2016Old Chatham, NY
Pacific Northwest Teen RetreatAugust 2nd - 7th, 2016Ocean Park, WA
Emigrant Wilderness Teen/Young Adult RetreatAugust 2nd - 11th, 2016Stanislaus National Forest, CA
Toronto Teen RetreatAugust 6th - 11th, 2016Mono, Ontario
For a list of all upcoming Teen and Adult Retreats, please visit our retreats calendar page →

iBme Press

If you’ve ever wondered what mindfulness is, how we develop a practice, or how it can benefit you and your teen, this is the podcast for you! Jessica Morey (iBme’s Executive Director) was interviewed in May of 2015 on “Unfiltered with Joan Holiday”, a radio show on WHMP in Northampton, MA. Listen as she eloquently explains what can happen for teens when they slow down, unplug, and tune into what is happening in their bodies and minds. She describes the process of transformation that often occurs for teens while on iBme retreats and lays out the step-by-step process of how teens can come to a place where they feel safe enough to explore their emotions and practice accepting themselves and others in a compassionate way. She also talks about the other programs that iBme offers. Sit back and enjoy! Click here to listen.

Listen to iBme’s Executive Director Jessica Morey on episode 35 of the Present Moment Podcast. Jessica talks about the history of iBme, the key to working with teenagers, and what both teens and adults find surprising on teen retreat.  Click here to listen.

iBme teen retreat alumni Nathan Worthen, Ben Painter, and Casey Oparowski are featured in the June issue of Mindful magazine! Their personal testimonies to the power of mindfulness (plus beautiful photos) appear in an article about Dr. Dan Siegel’s new bestselling book, Brainstorm. Read “The Amazing Tumultuous Wild Wonderful Teenage Brain.”

Watch this wonderful video of Joseph Goldstein’s talk at our iBme benefit event on November 9th, 2014.
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