Cultivate Healthy Living and Personal Well-Being
September 29-October 1, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights
CE Credits available
Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.
Experience deep renewal and develop your potential to live with clarity and ease. Mindfulness meditation is scientifically proven to reduce stress, decrease chronic pain, and create a greater sense of well-being.
Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating present moment awareness, and mindfulness programs are now found in health care, education, business, and government in the United States and throughout the world. Why? Because it works.
In this weekend retreat, you will experience mindfulness meditation as a way to access powerful inner resources for health and vitality. You will have the unique opportunity to learn from Bob Stahl, a senior teacher at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, where the original Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program was developed.
In a highly experiential setting, you will learn:
The workshop will include presentations, practice, discussion, and inquiry in both small and large groups. MBSR practitioners report many lasting benefits, including decreases in chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as enhanced self-awareness, acceptance, concentration, and creativity. Come discover how your life will be changed.
Bob Stahl has founded seven Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently directs MBSR programs at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, California, and at El Camino Hospital at both the Mountain View and Los Gatos campuses.
A longtime practitioner of insight meditation, Dr. Stahl lived in a Theravada Buddhist forest monastery for more than eight years and is now the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz, as well as a visiting teacher at both Spirit Rock and the Insight Meditation Society (IMS). He conducts mindfulness-meditation retreats and workshops for health care professionals, corporations, and educational institutions, and has extensive experience working with individuals facing physical disabilities, chronic pain, life-threatening illnesses, and stress-related conditions.
Dr. Stahl serves as a senior teacher for the Oasis Institute, which offers mindfulness-based professional education and innovation at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
He is coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living with Your Heart Wide Open, Calming the Rush of Panic, and A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety.
Enhance your physical and mental well-being, creating the energy and vitality to thrive in your life.
Experience a lasting reduction in pain, stress, and other challenges to living the life you desire.
Master simple, practical, scientifically proven tools for healthy living that don’t require a whole new belief system.
Download a sample schedule.
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*
Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:
Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.
*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
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