iBme Summer Retreats

Teen Retreats

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

iBme Wilderness Retreat Photo

Wilderness Retreats:
Combining the practice of
meditation with awareness
of the natural world.
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Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) is a national nonprofit that offers in-depth mindfulness programming for young adults and the parents and professionals who support them. Our programming guides young adults in developing self-awareness, compassion, and ethical decision making, and empowers them to apply these skills in improving their lives and communities. iBme is committed to caring for the natural world and addressing issues of social justice in all that we do.


We lead mindfulness retreats for young adults across the country at retreat centers and in wilderness settings. We also provide mindfulness retreats for high schools and universities. Learn more about what we do.

Upcoming Events

1-day Workshop: Befriending the Body, with Jessica MoreySeptember 24, 2016Insight Meditation Center
Newburyport, MA
Sit & Share (with Beatrice Anderson)September 27, 2016
(8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific)
Online Video Session
Sit & Share (with Enrique Collazo)October 4, 2016
(8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific)
Online Video Session
Harvard Student Weekend Retreat
HU Students only
October 7–10, 2016Prindle Pond Retreat Center Charlton, MA
Northeast New Year's Teen RetreatDec 28, 2016–Jan 1, 2017Rolling Ridge Retreat Center
North Andover, MA
Virginia New Year's Teen RetreatDec 28, 2016–Jan 1, 2017Seven Oaks Retreat Center
Madison, VA
Harvard Winter Session Retreat
HU Students only
January 16–21, 2017Rolling Ridge Retreat Center
North Andover, MA
Jessica Morey: Teaching Meditation to AdolescentsApril 3, 2017 The Arlington Center
Arlington, MA
Big Sur Wilderness Retreat for AdultsApril 15–22, 2017Silver Peak Wilderness
Big Sur, CA
Mindfulness Teacher TrainingJune 2017–June 2018Online and in the Boston Area
Northern California Teen RetreatJune 18–24, 2017Black Mountain Retreat Center
Cazadero, CA
Virginia Teen RetreatJune 30–July 5, 2017Seven Oaks Retreat Center
Madison, VA
Colorado Teen RetreatJuly 2–8, 2017Blazing Mountain Retreat Center
Crestone, CO
Pacific Northwest Teen RetreatJuly 17–23, 2017Ocean Park Retreat Center
Ocean Park, WA
For a list of all upcoming Teen and Adult Retreats, please visit our retreats calendar page →

iBme Press

Our Executive Director, Jessica Morey, has just published a new article online about the results of Prof. Galla’s research on the positive effects of iBme retreats. “How Self-Compassion Can Help Teens De-stress” originally appeared on the website of the Greater Good Science Center, and can also be found online at

New research from Prof. Brian M. Galla at the University of Pittsburgh has just been published that documents the positive changes that attending an iBme retreat can make possible for teenagers! The research found that improvements in “self-compassion” that can happen during a retreat can play a big role in enhancing overall “emotional well-being” among adolescents. The full academic article is available for free until this June: Within-person changes in mindfulness and self-compassion predict enhanced emotional well-being in healthy, but stressed adolescents

Jon Kabat-Zinn: From Doing to Being, an iBme event presentation. Enjoy an evening with Jon as he reflects on living a more fully authentic life, or as he says “a way of being”. Explore what relationality means and how it connects us to everything. Jon shares his insights about mindfulness, iBme, education and much more. Come share in his reflections.

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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Concord, MA 01742

(978) 254-7082

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iBme is a 501c3 Registered Non-Profit Organization