Retreats

Prices
  • Yurt ($550) & Teacher Fee ($330) – $880.00
  • Casita ($550) & Teacher Fee ($330) – $880.00
  • Tent Cabin ($440) & Teacher Fee ($330) – $770.00

Please note that outstanding balances will be automatically charged 30 days prior to your retreat. Please see our Registration Information to learn more.

Date & Time Details: Registration opens at 3:00 on the first day of the retreat. The retreat will close shortly after breakfast on the last day.

Price: The price for this retreat is $475 for tent cabins and $550 for casitas or yurts, plus a teacher fee of $330. This is not a dana based retreat. (Learn more)

Shuttle: Shuttle service is available for this retreat. (Learn more)

Fellowships: For participants interested in applying for a Hemera Fellowship for Educators, please note that we will start accepting fellowship applications at the end of January. (Learn more)

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Mindfulness in Education Residential Retreat

With Erin Treat and Kate Munding

July 21 - 26, 2017

Educators know that come springtime graduation, our reserves and abilities to be energized, generous, present and sincerely engaged and enjoying our day-to-day endeavors are often depleted and taxed. To do our vital work well, we need to give ourselves the time and support to reignite, recharge, and continue to develop the capacities of our hearts and minds to be caring and present with students, colleagues, parents, our families, ourselves, and our lives.

The rapidly growing body of research is striking and compelling: mindfulness meditation practices offer powerful antidotes to school-related stressors, and rich opportunities to grow markedly in our abilities to manage stress and to focus, engage, and relate compassionately with ourselves and with those whose lives we impact.

Please join us for this very special silent mindfulness meditation retreat for educators. Each day will include instructions for sitting and walking meditation as well as talks by the teachers. There will be time for discussion, questions and answers, and meetings with the teachers. In a spectacular wild environment, we will work with mindfulness and compassion practices to nurture presence both inside and outside of the classroom.

This is a silent mediation retreat. It is not a workshop. The last afternoon will be focused on skills used in the classroom to teach from a place of mindful presence.

Teachers

Erin Treat
Erin Treat lives in Durango, CO and serves as a Guiding Teacher of Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center.  She teaches retreats at Spirit Rock and the Insight Meditation Society and serves as a teacher and board member at the Durango Dharma Center. Erin offers talks, leads classes, and teaches meditation retreats in the southwest and nationwide.  Her approach to sharing the dharma is influenced by her experience as a student of the Diamond Approach by A.H. Almass and by her deep love of socially engaged practice, embodiment and wild nature. Erin was born and raised in the prairie of Fargo, ND…
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Kate Munding
Mindfulness practice has been at the core of Kate’s life since 2004. Her teaching style and techniques stem from traditional Buddhist meditation and philosophies, coupled with secular mindfulness methods and applications. Kate started teaching mindfulness in the Oakland schools in 2008 for Mindful Schools.  She soon after became the Director of Training and developed mindfulness training programs for educators, parents, psychologists, and health care providers. In 2012, Kate started Heart-Mind Education to continue developing her work in the classrooms as well as direct training to faculties. In her career, she has had the privilege of teaching mindful awareness and compassion to over 2000 K-12 students and…
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