|Dates||June 11th - June 16th, 2018|
|Location||Blazing Mountain Retreat Center, Crestone, CO
|Tuition||Tuition is 1% of annual family income, up to $2000.
A nonrefundable application fee of $35 is required and applied toward your tuition.
We have never turned away a teen for lack of funds.
|Deadline||Registration is now closed.|
|Questions?||(978) 254-7082 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
Joe Klein, LPC, CSAC, is a founder of iBme. Joe holds a vision of a new paradigm in youth development and education where teens are supported in cultivating their birthright capacities for joy & love, wonder & curiosity, wisdom & inner genius. Joe brings playfulness, Earth connection and whole brain/whole body/whole-heartedness to his work with young people. He teaches graduate courses, retreats and workshops on mindfulness at Radford University and provides mindfulness-infused counseling for adolescents and young adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addictions in Southwest Virginia. In 2014, Joe helped to co-found Springhouse Community School, which fosters connection to self, community and Earth through mentoring and project-based learning for teens in grades 7-12.
Charisse Minerva Spencer
Charisse Minerva Spencer brings to the Mindfulness arena a background in Arts, Science, and Youth Development. She earned a B.S. Degree in Medical Technology from the Medical College of Virginia/VCU. However, her love of the Arts led her to divert her path in order to live her passion for dance and choreography. Later Charisse returned to school to get a Masters in Performance Studies with a concentration in Dance Anthropology from Tisch School of the Arts/New York University. Her eclectic professional experience coupled with more than 30 years of practice in the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist organization led to her interest in Mindfulness. Charisse brings a scientific and artistic approach to the field investigating the existence of contemplative practices, its individual and cultural significance, as well as how these practices can be introduced in ways that are broad-based. She has worked with Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP), Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme), is Mindfulness Coordinator at Friends School of Virginia Beach, and has done workshops in schools, festivals, corporate offices, detention & treatment centers.
Khalila Archer, iBme’s Program Director, worked for over a decade as an outdoor educator with extensive experience facilitating groups of teenagers and young adults on multi-day wilderness excursions. She holds a B.A. in Adventure-based Environmental Education from Prescott College and has worked for a variety of educational programs throughout the United States. Introduced to mindfulness meditation at a teen retreat when she was 16 years old, Khalila has cultivated a daily practice and endeavors to sit yearly retreats. Through blending her passions of community engagement, meditation, and exploration of the natural world, she has found supporting iBme’s transformative programs to be deeply satisfying.