|Dates||March 11th - 16th, 2018 (attendance at the whole retreat is required)|
|Location||Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, North Andover, MA|
|Transportation||Provided from Cambridge Campus|
|Tuition||$100. Financial assistance is available.|
Jessica Morey began practicing meditation at age 14 in the Insight Meditation Society teen retreats. She returned every year for 6 years and then participated for 10 years in an IMS young adult mentoring group. Jessica has attended longer (1-3 month) retreats in Asia and the US and is a founding board member and lead teacher for iBme teen retreats. Before joining iBme, Jessica worked in clean energy and climate policy and finance. She holds a BA in Environmental Engineering from Dartmouth and Masters degrees in Sustainable Development and International Affairs. She wrote an article in the February 2014 Mindful Magazine, "Finding My Way," about her experience learning and benefiting from mindfulness throughout her young adult years. She is an avid yoga practitioner and skier and loves dancing in any form.
Marvin G. Belzer
Marvin G. Belzer, PhD, has taught mindfulness meditation for over fifteen years and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. For many years he taught a semester-long meditation course in the Department of Philosophy at Bowling Green St. University, where he was a Professor of philosophy. He and Diana Winston were instrumental in developing week-long mindfulness retreats for teens in the mid-1990s.
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.