• Casita – $330.00
  • Yurt – $330.00
  • Tent Cabin – $285.00

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 $285 for tent cabins and $330 for casitas plus a teacher fee sliding scale from $250-400. This is not a dana based retreat. (Learn more)

Shuttle: Shuttle service is not available for this retreat.

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Mindfulness 101: Introduction to Fundamentals

With Grove Burnett and Erin Treat

October 5 - 8, 2017

How exactly does mindfulness work?  Does it do any good?  Do regular people do it?

In the last decade Mindfulness has exploded onto the American landscape.  Once regarded as a strange and exotic activity, reserved for saints and holy people, mindfulness is now practiced by more than 30 million Americans and is central to the lives of people of all ages, backgrounds, and professions.

Mindfulness instruction is now being offered in a wide array of professional settings, including: physicians and health care professionals, professional athletes and teams, major corporations, lawyers and judges, teachers and educators, and non-profit organizations and even the military.  The reason for this rapidly increasing popularity and application is simple: MINDFULNESS WORKS.

The newest brain research proves that mindfulness reduces stress and prevents burnout, improves cognitive functions, promotes health and a general sense of well being, improves performance and productivity and actually changes the structure and function of the brain!  Mindfulness develops core competencies and life skills that can be systematically and pragmatically applied in our personal lives and professional work.

Train Your Mind. 

Change Your Brain. 

Reclaim Your Life.  

Research Proves You Can Do It.  Why Not Start Now?

If you don’t change direction, you will continue in the direction you are going. 


Grove Burnett
Grove is a nationally known meditation teacher and trainer in the practice of mindfulness. He is founder and Guiding Teacher emeritus of the Vallecitos Mountain Ranch and has practiced meditation for over 25 years. He trained with internationally renowned meditation teacher Jack Kornfield at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He has taught mindfulness trainings for the Yale Law School, lawyers and judges, and many nonprofit organizations. Grove has had a distinguished career as an environmental lawyer and is co-founder of the Western Environmental Law Center, a nonprofit environmental law firm. He has been named six times to The Best Lawyers…
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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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