|Dates||5:00 PM on August 2nd – 1:00 PM on August 5th, 2018|
Doug Worthen is the Director of Mindfulness Programs at the Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts. Since 2010 he has been supporting and educating the Middlesex School community (students, faculty, staff, parents, and alums) in mindfulness. Doug began practicing mindfulness meditation in 1999 as a member of the UVA national championship lacrosse team and has been a dedicated practitioner ever since. Living through two bouts of lymphoma, including a bone marrow transplant in 2007, Doug has experienced firsthand the healing power of mindfulness. Doug has attended several 1-3 month-long mindfulness retreats, a variety of teacher trainings, and is dedicated to supporting other schools in creating full-time mindfulness faculty positions. He regularly staffs iBme retreats and served on the iBme board from 2010–16. You can read about his classes at Middlesex.
Cara Lai FitzGibbon
Cara Lai FitzGibbon discovered mindfulness during her years as an outdoor educator in New England. She has since attended numerous long-term meditation retreats which were powerfully transformative for her. Her mindfulness practice was the impetus for her move towards the mental health field, and now she works as a mindfulness-based psychotherapist in Burlington, Vermont. In 2016 she completed Facilitator II training with Against the Stream, and is currently enrolled in a 4 year teacher training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. She loves working with teens, and is a regular volunteer and retreat staff member with iBme. iBme combines all of her passions—meditation, youth, the outdoors, community, and kindness; into one beautiful package, and she is honored to be a part of it all.
Winnie has been has been a mindfulness practicioner for over thirty years and is a teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. She has a background in community organizing and human services leadership, and a special interest in how meditative practices can strengthen human capacity to address social, political and environmental issues. She is a graduate of the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program and completed a year long silent retreat in 2004.