When you bring your body out into the landscape, you’re bringing your body home to where it belongs. Because human bodies weren’t really made for offices, for streets and corners and tight places.
John O’Donohue
Photo by Ellen Tynan

New Year’s Teen Retreat, Seven Oaks Retreat Center, Madison, VA


Come unplug and tune in! Participants on our retreats learn self-awareness, mindful communication, and techniques to calm and focus the mind – the foundations for success in all areas of life. We spend time each day learning mindfulness meditation — a scientifically proven practice that builds emotional resilience, inner strength and well being.

Teens also participate in small group discussions, yoga and creative workshops – including arts, nature, and mindful sports activities. And there’s lots of free time to connect with new friends in a safe and accepting space. Many hesitant teens walk away saying it was one of the best experiences of their lives.

This retreat welcomes teens from all racial/ethnic groups, sex and gender identities, abilities, and religions. Mindfulness creates a foundation for conversations that support understanding and deepen our connection to one another.

Please be aware that space for most of our retreats is limited. Applications will be processed according to the date they are received. For any questions regarding the retreat or application, please email contact@ibme.info or call 978-254-7082.

Register here!


December 28, 2014 4:00 PM - January 2, 2015 1:00 PM