March 2019

15Mar(Mar 15)1:30 PM17(Mar 17)1:00 PMChanges & Transitions in Your 40s & 50sFinding Clarity and Well-being in Times of Change1:30 PM - 1:00 PM (17) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Alison Teal, LMFT No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: March 15 – 17, 2019. Times: Friday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm; Saturday: 9:30am – 5:00pm; Sunday: 9:30am – 1:00pm.
Sliding Scale: $395 – 795. Code PM1M19.

The one constant in our lives is change. How well you navigate change has a direct impact on the degree of well-being, purpose, and satisfaction you experience on a day-to-day basis. If you are considering a big change, or are in one now, or are still feeling the effects of a past change, this workshop will give you the personal understanding and tools to set a well-considered course for the next phase of your life.

During this weekend workshop, we will share principles about the nature of change in human lives and time-tested mindfulness practices that can help you move through times of change with more balance. Throughout the workshop, you will complete a series of self-assessments that are designed to give you clarity about your current situation and a sense of next steps. We will focus on the specific challenges and opportunities that arise in your 40s and 50s.

Change naturally brings up concerns, fears, and questions that can lead to confusion, lack of motivation, or poor decisions. In this workshop, you will learn skills and strategies to effectively respond to the challenges of change such as:

  • Discover which areas of your life need attention, gain insights about your strengths and challenges in dealing with change, and begin to strategize about next steps.
  • Recognize habits of mind that undermine you and learn practices to disengage from their influence.
  • Identify your values and intentions so you have a basis for making wise decisions.

Expect a weekend full of dynamic inquiry and the opportunity to learn essential life skills for meeting your changes and transitions with authenticity, confidence, and clarity. A maximum of 30 participants may register, so this is an opportunity to learn from Phillip in a small group setting.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.


Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.


Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at


Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.


  • Alison Teal, MFT

    Alison Teal, MFT

    Alison is a licensed Psychotherapist since 1986 and an Internationally Certified EMDR Consultant and Therapist. She is skilled in a variety of modalities including expressive arts, dream work, play therapy, psychodrama and somatic psychology. She taught graduate school psychology for 17 years and has led numerous workshops and conference presentations. As a Certified Life Balance Change Strategist, Alison guides individuals and groups through personal and professional transitions. She believes in the indomitability of the human spirit; we are all capable of transforming old patterns and self-limiting beliefs in order to live with authenticity and purpose and to more fully embody the life we wish for ourselves. Currently, Alison is a student in Phillip Moffitt’s and Dana DePalma’s teacher training program for Awakening Through the Nine Bodies of Consciousness. She offers classes in this lineage teaching as well as individual consultation in which personal concerns and challenges are explored through the lens of the Nine Bodies. As a long-term Vipassana meditator, her work is informed by Dharma and mindfulness practices. She is an accomplished artist and approaches her life and work creatively.

  • Phillip Moffitt

    Phillip Moffitt

    View Phillip's profile.

On-land Programs and COVID Safety Protocols. Learn More