Dr. Brian Galla

Pacific Northwest Retreat

A recent study entitled “‘Safe in My Own Mind’: Supporting Healthy Adolescent Development Through Meditation Retreats” was published in The Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology by Dr. Brian Galla, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh. It explores the relationship between intensive, week long, residential meditation retreats and teen’s emotional regulation, self awareness, and cognitive […]

Group photo of Harvard winter iBme Retreat

By Eric Michael B. In January 2018, more than 50 students from across Harvard University gathered in North Andover, Massachusetts for three days of silent retreat, community building, and mindfulness meditation. The retreat was led by iBme teachers Kaira Jewel, Rod Owens, and Cara Lai FitzGibbon and was supported by several dedicated iBme mentors. The […]